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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 18th, 2019 - 8pm


10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, CA 94901

Hosted by

Hosted by 2018 National Champions

Business Casual

Business Casual is an a cappella band based out of the San Francisco Bay Area. Combining elements of pop, jazz, and other genres, this young all-vocal group puts a fresh spin on vintage chart toppers and today's hits. Winners of the National Harmony Sweepstakes a cappella competition in 2018, Business Casual has performed at weddings, corporate events, and live public shows throughout the Bay Area since 2012.

2019 Schedule of Events


Somerville Theater

Saturday, March 9th, 2019 - 8pm

Davis Square, Somerville, MA

Box Office: 617-625-4088

Hosted by Sound Off

Pacific Northwest

Washington Center for the Performing Arts

Saturday, March 9th, 2019 - 7.30pm

512 Washington St. NW, Olympia, WA 98501

Box Office: 360-753-8586

Hosted by 20/20

Bay Area

The Palace of Fine Arts

Saturday March 30th, 2019 - 8pm

3301 Lyon Street
San Francisco, CA 94123

Box Office: 415-392-4400

Hosted by Ro Sham Bo

New York

Miller Theater, Columbia University

Saturday March 30th, 2019 - 7pm

2960 Broadway at 116th, New York, NY 10027

Box Office:

Hosted by Feedback


Wentz Concert Hall

Saturday March 30th, 2019 - 7.30pm

171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville IL 60540

Box Office: 630-637-7469

Hosted by Due North


The Birchmere

Saturday March 30th, 2019 - 7.30pm

3701 Mt. Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22305

Box Office: 703-549-7500

Hosted by Up All Night Quartet

Los Angeles

El Segundo Performing Arts Center

Saturday April 13th, 2019 - 7.30pm

640 Main St, El Segundo, CA 90245

Box Office:

Hosted by Business Casual

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

The Harmony Sweepstakes National Audience Favorites

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Best Original Arrangement Winners | National Winners | San Francisco | New York | Boston | Chicago | Los Angeles | Pacific North West | Mid-Atlantic

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The Frank Lloyd Wright designed Marin County Civic Center is a national-and state-designated historic landmark. Wright's 770th commission, the Civic Center is the last and one of the most important works by this internationally acclaimed architect who has been described as "one of the most creative architectural geniuses of all time" and "the most original architect the United States has ever produced." The Marin Center is an outstanding venue for entertainment, meetings, and special events. The 55-acre campus includes a park and a 14-acre lagoon.Directions -Yelp reviews -Photos

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2019 Schedule:

Bay Area - Saturday March 30th Boston - Saturday, March 9th
Chicago - Saturday March 30th Los Angeles - Saturday April 13th
Mid-Atlantic - Saturday March 30th New York - Saturday March 30th
Pacific Northwest - Saturday, March 9th

National Finals - Saturday May 18th, 2019

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