What an amazing festival in Bend last weekend! Our warmest thanks to our outstanding participating groups: High Schools Sherwood Mixolydians, Oregon City Sound Check, West Linn Fresh Pitch, Lincoln High (Portland) Vivace, South Albany Rebelation!, Whittier Christian, Echo; and College & Beyond Bella A Cappella 10 of Hearts from Bend, Restless Vocal Band from Seattle, ReSistas from Bend, SWOCTET from Southwest Oregon Community College, Furmata A Cappella from University of Washington, and University of Oregon's Mind the Gap!
Warm congratulations to our winners: Mixolydians for High School, Mind the Gap for College & Beyond, and Furmata A Cappella for Audience Favorites!
Deep thanks to the House Jacks, Deke Sharon, and Peter Hollens for sharing so much talent and expertise with our groups!
And warm gratitude to our sponsors who help make our event possible: The Bend Cultural Tourism Fund, Old Mill District, The Oxford Hotel, 1859 Magazine, Enviroshuttle, and Barrio Restaurant. We could not have done this without you all!
We hope to see you next year in beautiful Bend for some more outstanding vocal music!!!
We are ONE DAY AWAY from the start of our amazing 2018 Bend A Cappella Festival, and we are SO EXCITED and SO GRATEFUL to be welcoming so many fun groups to Bend this year! We have folks from Oregon City, Sherwood, Portland, West Linn, Brookings, Gresham, Albany and Whittier California in the High School Division, and two teams from Seattle, two from Bend, Eugene and Coos Bay in the College & Beyond. It's going to be a KNOCKOUT!!
THANK YOU to all the folks who have purchased tickets or passes to the Festival! We hope you have a wonderful time!! And thanks to a cappella luminaries the House Jacks, Deke Sharon, and Peter Hollens who will make our weekend SO SPECIAL!
We could not be doing this without our WONDERFUL partners: The Bend Cultural Tourism Fund, Old Mill District, Hampton Inn, Oxford Hotel, Enviro-Shuttle, Barrio Restaurant, Acaville, and 1859 Magazine. You all ROCK!!!
MANY MANY thanks to everyone participating and contributing! LET'S ALL HAVE AN AMAZING WEEKEND!!!
We start 2018 humbly grateful that so many marvelous musicians have decided to share time with us the weekend of February 9-11, 2018! We sincerely hope you will all enjoy our program, with the amazing House Jacks, the awesome Deke Sharon, and the astonishing Peter Hollens as well as fourteen a cappella groups from throughout the PNW. And if you had wanted to attend but could not, we are very sorry! We're hoping to expand next year. Please keep us on your calendars for 2019. And a happy and very musical New Year to all!!
We are so very thrilled to announce that our Sing-Off is stocked with amazing groups! Most are from Oregon, but we have folks also coming in from California and Washington. Our Sing-Offs are going to be epic concerts with constructive feedback and TONS OF FUN! Buy your tickets today before they sell out! And you won't want to miss Friday evening's concert with The House Jacks, one of the most talented groups in a cappella history! Let's warm up February in Bend by sharing some great music together!!
The Bend A Cappella Festival is filling up fast! As of this writing we have 11 competition groups signed up and over 150 passes sold!! Please act fast if you want to join us - we are excited to welcome you and if you buy your passes by October 13 you will be entered into a drawing for the final slot for your group to work with Deke Sharon individually!
We are so thrilled to bring a sense of community and collegiality to this year's festival! The House Jacks are some of the most talented and nicest folks in a cappella, Peter Hollens could not be more exciting and inclusive, and to have the FATHER of modern day a cappella, Deke Sharon, spending all of Saturday with us is a huge treat!
So buy your passes today and plan to join us in February! Tickets are also now on sale for the Friday night House Jacks blow-out performance and the Saturday night Sing-Off!! Go to the Tickets and Passes link to purchase.
We are so excited about our Festival, we can hardly contain ourselves! And many groups share our excitement - we are selling passes quickly and have now put tickets on sale for the two concerts: The House Jacks Friday night and The Sing-Off! on Saturday! Please don't delay and miss out - we hope to be able to welcome you to Bend Oregon for the weekend of February 9 - 11 for the Pacific Northwest's most AMAZING A Cappella Festival EVER!
We are SO EXCITED to be coming back for our third year with the most exciting festival YET! This year, the Bend A Cappella Festival will rock to the talents of The House Jacks as our headliners! And we'll be enjoying the prodigious talents of Deke Sharon on Saturday, as well!
And as if that's not enough, the amazing Peter Hollens, star of YouTube and a cappella professor at U of O, will be joining us too!
Passes go on sale on TODAY!!!, and tickets for both our headliner concert Friday night and our Sing Off on Saturday night go on sale September 22. Don't delay - buy your passes today! This year, we are sure to sell out!!!
Just want to extend a huge THANK YOU to everyone who attended and a huge CONGRATULATIONS to our winners: Encore from Oakland School of the Arts, who won our High School Sing-Off; Sound Check from Oregon City High who won the chance to advance to #NACC this April, and our defending champions Mind the Gap who took home the prize in our College & Beyond division. And beyond that, Naturally 7 who could not have been nicer or rocked our world more. Thank you to all, and PLEASE come back next year!!! <3
We are so excited to welcome our participants, competitors, judges and clinicians, headliner group, and audiences to what we hope will be an INSANELY special weekend! Our thanks to everyone who has helped us pull this together! We look forward to seeing you on FRIDAY!!
Bend A Cappella Festival staff