From Black Forest To The World

This week, Acaville goes fully international with live streams from the first ever Black Forest Voices Festival.

Led by some of the top vocalists in Germany, under the artistic direction of Tobias Hug (Bass, The Swingles, 2001-2012) this brand new vocal festival brings us to the enchanted town of Kirchzarten in the Black Forest region of Germany.

With performances by more than a dozen groups, including The Swingles, Unduzo, Elephant Claps, and Anna-Maria Hefele, don’t miss out on this very special a cappella experience – no matter where you are!

Acaville will be sending you audio (free) and video (for members), starting on Thursday, June 27!

New Programming Schedule Starts July 1

Starting July 1st, we are rolling out a TON of new content on Acaville! With all of these exciting updates, we’ve decided to update our broadcast calendar as well.

Here’s what’s new:

Barbershop 7th Hour
Host: Jeremy K. Gover of the Barbershop Harmony Society
Thursdays at 5 PM Pacific, Sundays at 11 AM & 11 PM Pacific

Jeremy spends his days inside the walls of Harmony Halls and you can find him in “mission control” during BHS International. In this hour each week, he will bring you some of the best performances in barbershop, hidden gems, interviews, and all the barbershop information you want and need!

Counterpoint
Hosts: Deke Sharon and Rob Dietz
Mondays at 5 PM Pacific, Sundays at 7 AM & 7 PM Pacific

You know them, you love them and they love you, too! Why else would they bring you A-List guests, hot topics to ponder, and a lifetime of a cappella knowledge? Our broadcasts start on July 1 with Season 1!

The Pulse
Host: Rachael Schoenbaum
Tuesdays at 6 PM Pacific, Sundays at 10 AM & 10 PM Pacific\

Here at Acaville we do a LOT of traveling and we meet some incredible groups. Rachael sits down with high school, collegiate, adult, and pro groups – some of whom aren’t that well known – yet. Get to know your community-at-large and listen in to hear what groups just like you have to say!

Vocal HERspective
Hosts: Amanda Cornaglia and Rachael Shoenbaum
Tuesdays at 6:30 PM Pacific, Sundays at 10:30 AM & 10:30 PM Pacific

Let’s face it – women are doing amazing things everywhere – and everywhere includes a cappella. And yet, when push comes to shove, community members, news outlets, and media still often default to the male perspective for advice. Each week, Amanda and Rachael will introduce you to a woman or female-identifying member of the a cappella community that you should know more about – and they have plenty of great advice for all singers!

And we’ll still be airing all of your favorites – just a few will air at new times, including:

Competition Countdown
Host: Rachael Schoenbaum
Mondays at 5 PM Pacific, Sundays at 7 AM & 7 PM Pacific

Here at Acaville we love to catch up with all of the competitors – ICHSA, ICCA, and AcaOpen – anywhere there is a prize on the line. Dive deep with us in 30 minute interviews that include live singing! This show will return in the fall and winter once competition season kicks up again.

Rebroadcast Sundays
All Day Sundays

Yep, you read that right – our Rebroadcast Saturdays are moving to Sundays! Since we now have so many live streams on Friday and Saturday nights, we wanted to make sure you could catch the shows you missed during the week while still enjoying live music from around the globe. Check each show to see the rebroadcast time!

Requests and Dedications
Host: Aaron Director
Thursdays at 6 PM Pacific, Sundays at 2 AM & 2 PM Pacific

Is there a special song you want to hear? Maybe a special song you want to play for someone special? Founder of Acaville, Aaron Director, wants to make sure its heard. Submit your requests and dedications and hear them on air!

ShopTalk
Hosts: Mark Holdeman and Ed Howard
*NEW TIME* Wednesdays at 6 PM Pacific, Sundays at 12 AM & 12 PM Pacific

Need more barbershop in your life? How about two straight hours of it? Mark and Ed pull out of the goodies from our ever-expanding collection with barbershop from all generations.

The Spotlight
Hosts: Aaron Director and Rachael Schoenbaum
Wednesdays at 5 PM Pacific, Sundays at 3 AM & 3 PM Pacific

Each week, our hosts bring you two groups that we’ve met during our travels and the listeners get to hear extensive interviews and live singing. We’ve met with so many great groups, so don’t miss your chance to hear them and learn more about their journey.

Sunday Sunrise
Host: Amanda Cornaglia
Sundays at 6 AM & 6 PM Pacific

A Cappella is Italian for “in the style of the chapel” and has deep roots in religious music. On Sundays, we’re playing everything from early music, to traditional, to modern Christian music. Hear some great inspirational music from  Take 6, Chris Rupp, Acappella, Crossroads, Testimony, CHoosE, Vocal Spectrum, and more!

Talkappella
Hosts: John Lampus and Brian Alexander
Tuesdays at 5 PM Pacific, Sundays at 4 AM & 4 PM Pacific

Every a cappella nerd’s dream! John and Brian sit down with people from all corners of the a cappella world and talk nothing but a cappella for a whole hour. It’s informative, fun, and a not-to-missed show!

Theme Hour
Host: Amanda Cornaglia
*NEW TIME* Mondays at 6 PM Pacific, Sundays at 5 AM & 5 PM Pacific

Each week we choose a new theme, but here’s the catch: we don’t tell you what it is! Listen each week, figure out the theme, and send your guess to onair@acaville.org.

And we’ve also launched a Podcast Network so you can catch all of our shows on-demand. See all of the latest shows all in one place!

We’ve got a lot more big changes ahead – make sure you stay tuned to Acaville and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to keep up with all of the good news!

 

Six Appeal Momentum Grows With More To Come

Six Appeal Vocal Band recently returned to the States from a whirlwind tour of Europe, where they captured their second consecutive Grand Prize win at the 2019 Moscow Spring A Cappella Festival. While in Russia, Six Appeal filmed three music videos as part of a soon to be released five-song visual EP, aptly titled Euro EP. The new EP tells the story of the band’s first European tour through both audio and video, shot throughout Moscow and Catalonia.

Since first taking the spotlight after winning the National Harmony Sweepstakes in 2012, this world-class vocal ensemble from Minneapolis  combines musical prowess and sharp comedic timing with the energy and vitality of a rock band. Six Appeal have performed with artists such as Thundercat, Andy Grammer, Michael McDonald, and Kenny Loggins. They’ve also twice performed for the stars at the Vanity Fair Oscars Party in Hollywood to exuberant response.

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What’s coming up next for this cheeky vocal band? An upcoming tour to promote Euro EP!

Catch them on tour this summer:

June 13 – Plymouth, MN – Hilde Amphitheater
June 28 – Lakeside, OH – Hoover Auditorium
August 7 – Eagan, MN – Eagan Market Fest
August 12 – Maple Grove, MN – Town Green Park
August 14 & 15 – Alexandria, MN – Theatre L’Homme Dieu

Acaville Partners with BHS to Bring You MORE Barbershop

Here at Acaville, we love all styles of a cappella. Throughout each day we play a mix of contemporary, jazz, comedy, classical, and barbershop to make sure our all-vocal music fans get a great mix of a cappella.

This year, we’ve made a commitment to expand our library – especially in barbershop – so, it’s with great pleasure and excitement that we announce that we are working with Barbershop Harmony Society to bring you some of the best barbershop music EVER.

With the help of the staff at BHS Headquarters, we’ll be playing the audio from past international contests and showcases, recent and not so recent, so that fans can hear the best of barbershop from all generations.

We’ll kick things off this week with a recording of the 1965 Medalist Showcase, airing on Friday Night Live starting at 6 pm PDT/9 pm EDT. The 1965 Contest took place in Boston and The Four Renegades earned the gold. Also performing at this showcase are The Four Rascals (2nd Place), The Impostors (3rd Place,) The Auto Towners (4th Place & 1966 Champions), The Four Statesmen (5th Place & 1967 Champions), plus a swan song set from the 1964 Champions, The Sidewinders.

Tune in for FREE right here on Acaville.org (or on the Acaville (Apple) and TuneIn (Android) apps). If you can’t tune in on Friday night, the show will re-air during our Saturday Rebroadcasts at 8 am & 8 pm PDT (11 am & 11 pm EDT).

For even more barbershop, don’t forget to listen to our weekly special “ShopTalk” hosted by Mark Holdeman Thursdays at 4 pm PDT/7 pm EDT. It re-airs Saturdays at midnight & noon PDT (3 am & 3 pm EDT).

Want to hear even more? Here’s what you can do:

Submit YOUR favorite albums for us to play.

Submit a request or dedication for our weekly Requests & Dedications Show.

Reach out to BHS to support their ongoing initiative to digitize recordings from the pre-digital age!