The 25th anniversary of Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Festival took place in 2009 alongside the Miracle on the Hudson, Barack Obama’s inauguration, and, familiarly enough, the swine flu pandemic.
But it was a night of great music, especially barbershop, in San Rafael. MAXX Factor took home top honors, with LoveNotes Quartet taking 2nd place and audience favorite. The audience was also treated to Cartoon Johnny, 3 Men & A Melody, Evolution, MouthBeats, Our Town, and 3rd Place finisher, Rezonate.
Hear it tonight on Friday Night Live at 6 pm Pacific, or Sunday at 8 am & pm Pacific – only on Acaville!
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The year is 2005. Doctor Who is revived on BBC. Pope John Paul II dies. YouTube launches. Hurricane Katrina slams the US Gulf Coast. Saddam Hussein goes to trial. Angela Merkel becomes the first female Chancellor of Germany.
And the a cappella world saw Groove For Thought topping a STACKED field at the National Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Festival Finals. Hear them and all of the finalists – Face Vocal Band, Fiveplay, Cartoon Johnny, Mood Swing, Traces, Undivided, and Firedrill! tonight at 6 pm or Sunday at 8 am/pm Pacific free on acaville.org
Facebook launches on Harvard’s campus. The Olympics return to Athens. W is reelected. Armed robbers make off with “The Scream” and other priceless art. Spirit and Opportunity landed on Mars and an unmanned spacecraft makes it to Saturn.
And Chapter 6 won the Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Festival National Finals.
Listen tonight to hear Chapter 6 and finalists Clockwork, Mosaic, Inpulse, Alpha, The Heebee-jeebees, Road Show, and Vox Bop starting at 6 pm Pacific (9 pm Eastern) – only on Acaville!
Clinton is acquitted. “Shakespeare in Love” wins Best Picture. Napster starts killing the music industry. Y2K panic ensues.
It’s the year that everyone wants to party like.
Welcome to 1999 and the Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Festival National Finals with winners Naturally 7 and chicago voice exchange, Euphorics, Minimum Wage, Pickup 6, Ja’a, The Standards, and Octane.
Listen in tonight at 6 pm PST or Sunday at 8 am/pm PST!