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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 20th, 2017 - 8pm


10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, CA 94901

Tickets on sale Monday March 20th

Hosted by

2016 National Champions


Stiletta is a NYC-based, all-female sextet combining pop leads, dance beats and hip-hop choreography. Winners of the 2015 Mid-Atlantic Harmony Sweepstakes, Stiletta also took Audience Favorite and Best Arrangement. Stiletta members boast multiple Off-Broadway and voice-over credits, WAMMY and CARA awards, original cast recordings for “Memphis” and “Dora the Explorer,” a top rank at the Beatbox World Championships and a half-decade directing the Single Singers at SingStrong A Cappella Festival. These ladies have the moves, the grooves and even the shoes. So get pumped!

2017 Schedule of Events

New York

Miller Theater, Columbia University School of Arts

Saturday, March 18th, 2017 - 7pm

Box Office: 212-854-7799

Hosted by Stiletta

Los Angeles

Hermosa Beach Theater

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 7.30pm

710 Pier Ave (At Pacific Coast Highway), Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

Box Office: 1-800-838-3006

Hosted by Ms Cellaneous

Pacific Northwest

Washington Center for the Performing Arts

Saturday, March 18th, 2017 - 7.30pm

512 Washington St. NW, Olympia, WA 98501

Box Office: 360-753-8586

Hosted by Restless Vocal Band

Bay Area

The Palace of Fine Arts

Saturday, March 18th, 2017 - 8pm

3301 Lyon Street
San Francisco, CA 94123

Box Office: 415-392-4400

Hosted by Halfway to Midnight


Somerville Theater

Saturday, April 1st, 2017 - 8pm

55 Davis Square, Somerville, MA

Box Office:

Hosted by Ball in the House


Northshore Center For The Performing Arts

Saturday March 18th, 2017 - 7.30

9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL 60077

Box Office: 847-673-6300

Hosted by Xtension Chords


The Birchmere

Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 7.30pm

3701 Mt. Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22305

Box Office: 703-549-7500

Hosted by West Side 5

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 8 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.

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2017 Schedule:

Bay Area - Saturday, March 18th Boston - Saturday, April 1st
Chicago - Saturday March 18th Los Angeles - Saturday, April 1
Mid-Atlantic - Saturday, February 25 New York - Saturday, March 18th
Pacific Northwest - Saturday, March 18th

National Finals - Saturday, May 20th, 2017

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