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The Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Festival is the premier American showcase for vocal harmony music. The annual national competition draws from hundreds of vocal groups from around the country with regional competitions in eight cities. The winning group from each festival is flown to perform in front of celebrity judges and a sold out house of enthusiastic a cappella fans at the National Finals.


Saturday, May 19th, 2018 - 8pm


10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, CA 94901

Box Office: Tickets on sale Monday April 2, 10am 415-473-6800

Hosted by

2017 National Champions

The Sound Exchange

Meet your 2017 Harmony Sweepstakes National Champions! From soulful ballads, to blistering rock anthems, from jazz standards to chart-topping singles, The Sound Exchange does it all. Based out of the Twin Cities, this group brings dazzling harmonies and wisecracking audience interaction to every show and do it with it with joy and humor. Get ready for the hijinks and harmony of…The Sound Exchange.

2018 Schedule of Events

Los Angeles

El Segundo High Auditorium

Saturday, April 14th, 2018 - 7.30pm

640 Main St, El Segundo, CA 90245

Box Office:

Hosted by Top Shelf Vocal


Somerville Theater

Saturday, April 14th, 2018 -

55 Davis Square, Somerville, MA

Box Office: 617-625-4088

Hosted by Fireside Quartet

20/20 is a collection of former college friends who have formed a lifelong bond through sharing their love of music. With their skills from music school at hand, the group combined already has decades of performing experience including leading opera roles, national festival performances, and professional choral recording sessions. Since graduating from Central Washington University they have all taken different career paths but still find time to come together in order to pursue musical excellence and share their passion for performing as 20/20.

Members: Emelia Blunt, Theo Olson, Ben Rice , Isaiah Ragland, Jacob Cecil, Matt Mayrhofer

Feedback is an NYC based a cappella group specializing in Top 40, RnB, & Jazz.

Members: Mike Gullo, Sam Nulton, Doug Larsen, , ,

Up All Night is a barbershop quartet associated with the Vienna-Falls Chorus, Sweet Adelines International, & are the current regional champions of Heart of the Blue Ridge of Region 14!

Members: Sara Duffy, Allison Lynskey, Kristen Lebryk, Heidi Wilson

Bay Area

The Palace of Fine Arts

Saturday, March 31st, 2018 - 8pm

3301 Lyon Street
San Francisco, CA 94123

Box Office: 415-392-4400

Hosted by Business Casual


Wentz Concert Hall

Saturday, March 24th, 2018 - 7.30pm

171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville IL 60540

Box Office: 630-637-7469

Hosted by Sound Exchange

Interested in Competing?

We are always seeking groups who would like to compete in our events.

Groups of any style are welcome, but you must have between 3 and 12 members. We have a rule book which explains many of the details of the event, which you can see by clicking here. All groups must audition in order to compete. Generally this is done by sending a current tape and photo, although live auditions are sometimes arranged. The purpose of the audition is to make sure the group is appropriate for the Festival and to help the Director determine the performance order. If a group has competed previously, the audition process may be waived.

How to enter

Our Hall of Fame - The Harmony Sweepstakes National Champions

Regional Champions: Boston | Chicago | Denver | Los Angeles | Mid-Atlantic | New York | Pacific NW | SF Bay Area

Previous Year's Results - 2017 - 2016 - 2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009 - 2008 - 2007 - 2006 - 2005
2004 - 2003 - 2002 - 2001 - 2000 - 1999 - 1998 - 1997 - 1996 - 1995 - 1994 - 1993 - 1992 - 1991 - 1990

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2018 Schedule:

Bay Area - Saturday, March 31st Boston - Saturday, April 14th
Chicago - Saturday, March 24th Los Angeles - Saturday, April 14th
Mid-Atlantic - Saturday, February 24th New York - Saturday, March 17th
Pacific Northwest - Saturday, March 10th

National Finals - Saturday, May 19th, 2018

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