VoiceJam A Cappella Festival 2017

VoiceJam A Cappella Festival 

March 31-April 1, 2017
Walton Arts Center, Northwest Arkansas

The VoiceJam Festival was a huge success thanks to the rousing support of Northwest Arkansas and vocal music fans from far and wide. Year three will be even better! Join us for two nights of unbeatable entertainment and roof-raising competition.

◎The Host

Deke Sharon – Founder, director and arranger for the a cappella group House Jacks, producer of NBC’s "The Sing-Off" and the "Pitch Perfect" films, and according to Entertainment Weekly, "the father of contemporary a cappella"

◎VoiceJam Weekend Pass

This pass grants you access to the Naturally 7 concert, the VoiceJam competition, all the workshops and masterclasses at Walton Arts Center as well as a goodie bag!

On the order page, you will select price zones for Naturally 7 ($20-50) and VoiceJam Competition ($15-25), and fill in the drop down boxes with your total number of passes. If you have any questions, contact us at 479.443.5600.

◎VoiceJam Headliner Concert featuring Naturally 7

Friday, March 31 at 8pm

In a music world rife with technological tricks of the trade, Naturally Seven is here to celebrate the beauty of the human voice. This seven-man crew is more than just your average singing group. Its members have perfected an intriguing a cappella style they've branded as "Vocal Play" – in other words, singing as instruments. Tapping into various genres from pop to traditional gospel and rock to 17th century baroque, this top a cappella group is known for their mash-ups (or what they call “hybrids”) that take the essence of a well-known song and meld it with their own melodies and lyrics, letting their voices shine. The 3rd annual VoiceJam A Cappella Festival will soar to new heights with its most aca-famous headliner.

◎VoiceJam Competition

Saturday, April 1 at 7:30pm
Hosted by aca-amazing a cappella producer Deke Sharon

This is your chance to witness the hottest vocal bands from around the country competing for the title of VoiceJam Champion. Hosted by aca-amazing a cappella producer Deke Sharon, the competition portion of the VoiceJam festival is full of audience participation and fun for all ages. Come cheer on these vocal masters and cast your vote for aca-fan favorite!

The Judges:

Shalisa Sloan James
Troy Dolendo
Nick Girard
Rene Ruiz

The Competitors:

Beauties & The Beat - University of Texas at Austin
The Texas Songhorns - University of Texas at Austin
WOW Voice Group - South China University of Technology
Lark - University of Colorado Denver
UC Vocaholics - University of Cincinnati
JHS Vocal Jazz - Jacksonville High School (Jacksonville, AR)

◎FREE VoiceJam Bonus Concert!

Thursday, March 30 at 8pm

Join us for a free VoiceJam Bonus Concert with Taiwanese group Gili and Korean ensemble Do-Wop Sound in Walker Atrium. These stars from the 2016 Vocal Asia Festival, a competition showcase for a cappella in Asia, will perform contemporary and traditional music in multiple languages including English during this 60-minute, FREE public performance!



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