When is the festival?
The festival runs February 20-22, 2020. We kick off the weekend on Thursday afternoon with registration at the Tower Theatre beginning at 4:00 pm. Attendees will sign in, pick up festival information and mingle with other attendees around town before package pass holders are treated to a fabulous private meet & greet with NOMADIC followed by an incredible headliner performance at 7:00 pm!
Registration will continue on Friday morning at the Tower Theatre starting at 9:00am. On Friday during the day experience a class on Blending 101: Making your group sound out with NOMADIC, the coolest movement workshop ever-The Emoting Body-instructed by Danielle (Ellie) Osterman, take some time to explore Bend or have walk-on sound checks if performing, then come back that evening for a rousing Sing-Off where the winners will receive a $500 audience choice award. Enjoy the after performance mixer in the Tower Theater.
Saturday will start off with all 10 competing groups having the chance of a lifetime - individual group coaching sessions with "The Father of Contemporary A Cappella" Mr. Deke Sharon himself! Also that morning and afternoon, groups will rotate through individual "walk throughs and mini sound checks" plus have another amazing masterclass opportunity; choreography tips and tricks offered by Danielle (Ellie) Osterman, a true artist in body movement, choreography and a singer themselves. During all of this other participants/contestants will be participating in the classes offered by Nomadic. There will a lunch break with participating vendors offering a "Flash your Pass" discount on food or you are welcome to bring your own lunch. Groups will then have free time to go back to their hotels to change and have a bite to eat before coming back to sing in the competition.
On Saturday evening, we will hold our fifth annual Sing-Off. Winners will take home cash prize of $1000 based on judges scoring and the whole evening will be MC'd by Deke Sharon! The judges will retire to quickly deliberate, Deke will give a presentation during ballot counting and then prizes awarded to the winning chorus!
Where is the Tower Theatre located?
The Tower Theatre is right in the heart of downtown Bend, at 835 NW Wall Street, Bend, OR 97701.
How is the "Sing Off" judged?
The Sing-Off will be administered using specific, objective, consistent and constructive standards judged by members of Nomadic
How can my group sign up?
Please keep an eye on the website, Tickets go on sale September 18th and last year they sold out quickly
How many songs can our group perform?
Please prepare two songs for the panel for a total of no more than eight minutes including break.
Where are the masters classes located?
St. Helens Hall, Fireside Room and Brooks Hall. All part of Trinity Episcopal 469 NW Wall about two blocks from the Tower Theater
Questions? Send an email to Festival Director Nancy Phillips to firstname.lastname@example.org and your questions will be answered!