Bend A Capella Festival
February 8, 2018 - February 11, 2018
The annual A Cappella Festival returns to the Tower Theatre on February 9-11, 2018! A Cappella groups from throughout the Northwest will perform, learn and collaborate. Headlined by the incredible House Jacks, this festival will also feature a competition by over a dozen groups from throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Friday Night Performance
On Friday night audiences will thrill to the exciting sound of The House Jacks. Founded in 1991, the House Jacks are the original “rock band without instruments.” Audience members will be electrified by the songs performed by these five talented musicians using only their voices.
Saturday Night Singing
Groups from throughout Oregon as well as California are signed up to perform on Saturday, singing in our friendly competition to see who wins cash prizes! We have two divisions, Junior and Senior High School, and College & Beyond, with a variety of great sounds. The House Jacks will be judging, and Deke Sharon will be our exciting MC!!
Free Street Performances
Watch the website at bendacappellafestival.com to find the time and location of exciting street performances by the visiting groups. Free street performances “Aca-Pops” are happening Saturday afternoon at 4pm in the Old Mill District and look for another performance in downtown Bend. These are free to attend, so get ready to enjoy a cappella music from the talented groups in town.
Exciting Classes for Pass Holders
On Saturday, All-Access pass holders will be treated to classes by The House Jacks as well as Oregon A Cappella and YouTube sensation Peter Hollens! And, the Father of Modern A Cappella, Deke Sharon, will be offering individual coaching sessions to groups!
Sunday Morning Singing Summit
All groups and pass holders are invited to the Sunday Morning Singing Summit, where we’ll mingle with The House Jacks and Peter Hollens, get answers to our most pressing a cappella questions, and sing all together! All performances except Street Singing take place starting at 7:30 PM in the Tower Theatre in downtown Bend. The festival themes are learning, singing and fun in an atmosphere of team-building, cooperation, and musical collaboration. There’s nothing else like our special weekend of learning and singing!
For a full schedule, tickets and more information visit the official website.