Just as there are jazz, blues, country, gospel and other musical festivals around the country we believe it's time to have more A Cappella Festivals. Whether adding an evening of a cappella to a existing Performing Arts Series or presenting an individual concert we would like to help make your show a success.
"Over the last 18 years, I have had the great fortune of presenting some wonderful a cappella performances within the framework of our music festivals; Persuasions, Bobs, Vocolot, Sovoso, VIDA, Mighty Prince Singers, Fairfield Four, Edlos, House Jacks, Kitka, among others. The quality of pure voice, in harmony, has always been one of the festival highlights. An additional plus with a cappella groups is the possibility for wonderful vocal workshops, giving the festival attendee an opportunity to take home a tune with them. I will continue to make a cappella an important part of our festivals." Dan DeWayne Artistic Director--California World Music Festival
"Ken Malucelli produces the artists for our annual a cappella showcase programs, which are always a popular draw. I recommend other presenters consider this sort of family entertainment. As well as a showcase, it is also a financially successful event, expanding in its third year from one to two days." Bruce Labadie, Montavolo Center For The Arts, CA
Why You Should Present an A Cappella Concert
The quality of the top groups is world class and is backed by positive reviews from major newspapers.
A cappella has seen a resurgance of interest in recent years and the fan base has grown exponentially.
An evening of a cappella is unique and a refreshing change from the usual fare.
A cappella has a broad appeal which means a large cross section of audience members will be entertained.
Artist fees are reasonable and the nature of the event itself is a draw rather than depending on that of the individual artist.
Increased promotional opportunities. With no need for any equipment except microphones, a cappella acts are easily able to perform on radio or television. Offering to do a quick station ID jingle appeals to many radio stations and morning TV magazine shows often book a cappella acts.
You can tie in with other organizations such as the Barbershop Society, Sweet Adelines, American Choral Directors Association, Doo Wop societies, community choruses, church choirs, collegiate a cappella groups along with school choirs, madrigal and vocal jazz groups. These organizations are full of singers who have supported other a cappella events and are a great way to find new audience members!
One of the keys to success for other a cappella events has been the diversity of acts presented. There are jazz, pop, gospel, barbershop, folk, world, doo wop and choral groups who perform a cappella and audiences are always entertained by hearing the variety of styles.
Involve the community - A good promotional idea is to include a local high school, community or collegiate choir, vocal jazz group etc as the opening act or even better to have the headliner group send the charts of a couple of their songs in advance and have the community group learn the songs and accompany the group for a few songs on stage. This ensures the support of friends, fans and family of that group and the teacher is always pleased for their group to be sharing the stage with a professional group.The King's Singers have been doing this for years to great success.
Proven successes! The Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Festival, with events around the country, is now in its 17th year and consistently sells out. The A Cappella Summit has become immensely popular and has grown every year.
also teach daytime workshops and seminars which are a popular addition to
How We Can Help
To assist you with planning and promoting your event we offer the following free services:
Recommendations and referrals for performing artists.
Advice on presenting the event.
Getting the word out to the a cappella fans by e-mail lists, newsgroups and other internet resourses.
Our sponsor Primarily A Cappella has kindly agreed to let presenters use their extensive (50,000 plus) mail list which can be sorted by region.
Provide a template press release and other promotional materials.
There are groups for every taste and budget!
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