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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 16th, 2020 - 8pm


10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, CA 94901

Hosted by

2019 National Champions


RESOLVE is a vocal jazz quartet based out of Central Florida. Inspired by legendary vocal groups such as the Manhattan Transfer and the New York Voices, these four young vocalists bring a flair and musicality to the stage that is all their own!

When they're not creating music as RESOLVE, they spend their time performing for the Walt Disney Company. Collectively, they can be seen performing at various stages throughout Walt Disney World, including: The Dapper Dans, Finding Nemo - The Musical, and The Voices of Liberty!

2020 Schedule of Events

Bay Area

The Palace of Fine Arts

Saturday, March 28th, 2020 - 8

3301 Lyon Street
San Francisco, CA 94123

Box Office: 415-392-4400

Hosted by Halfway to Midnight


Wentz Concert Hall

Saturday, February 29th, 2020 - 7.30pm

171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville IL 60540

Box Office: 630-637-7469

Hosted by Polarity

New York

Miller Theater, Columbia University

March 28th, 2020 - 7pm

2960 Broadway at 116th, New York, NY 10027

Box Office:

Hosted by RESOLVE


Somerville Theater

Saturday, March 14th, 2020 - 8pm

Davis Square, Somerville, MA

Box Office:

Hosted by Drive

Los Angeles

El Segundo Performing Arts Center

March 27th, 2020 - 7.30

640 Main St, El Segundo, CA 90245

Box Office:

Hosted by Gotta Sing!

Pacific Northwest

Washington Center for the Performing Arts

Saturday, March 14th, 2020 - 7.30pm

512 Washington St. NW, Olympia, WA 98501

Box Office:

Hosted by Baudboys


The Birchmere

Saturday February 22, 2020 - 7.30pm

3701 Mt. Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22305

Box Office:

Hosted by Forecast

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

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

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

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2020 Schedule:

Bay Area - Saturday, March 28th Boston - Saturday, March 14th
Chicago - Saturday, February 29th Los Angeles - March 27th
Mid-Atlantic - Saturday February 22 New York - March 28th
Pacific Northwest - Saturday, March 14th

National Finals - Saturday, May 16th, 2020

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