VoiceJam A Cappella Festival

A cappella: a cap·pel·la [ kə'pelə ] voices only.
… But this is not your grandmother’s a cappella. This is current music and old music made current by extreme vocal range and control, tight harmonies, sick beats and vocal percussion… Whether you want to compete, learn or listen, VoiceJam has something for everyone.

March 31-April 1, 2017
Walton Arts Center, Northwest Arkansas

The Host:
Deke Sharon – Founder, director and arranger for the a cappella group House Jacks, producer of NBC’s "The Sing-Off" and the "Pitch Perfect" films, and according to Entertainment Weekly, "the father of contemporary a cappella"

The Competitors
Beauties & The Beat - University of Texas at Austin
The Texas Songhorns - University of Texas at Austin
WOW Voice Group - South China University of Technology
Lark - University of Colorado Denver
UC Vocaholics - University of Cincinnati
JHS Vocal Jazz - Jacksonville High School (Jacksonville, AR)

Click here for info about The Judges!
JUST ANNOUNCED: Workshop schedule!

FREE VoiceJam Bonus Concert!

Thursday, March 30 at 8pm
in Walton Arts Center’s Walker Atrium

Join us for a FREE VoiceJam Bonus Concert with Taiwanese group Gili and Korean ensemble Do-Wop Sound in Walker Atrium. These stars from the 2016 Vocal Asia Festival, a competition showcase for a cappella in Asia, will perform contemporary and traditional music in multiple languages including English during this 60-minute public performance!

 Call 479.443.5600 for more information.

 

 
 

VoiceJam Weekend Pass

This pass grants you access to the Naturally 7 concert, the VoiceJam competition, all the workshops and masterclasses at Walton Arts Center as well as a goodie bag!

On the order page, you will select price zones for Naturally 7 ($20-50) and VoiceJam Competition ($15-25), and fill in the drop down boxes with your total number of passes. If you have any questions, contact us at 479.443.5600.

 

 

 

VoiceJam Headliner Concert
featuring Naturally 7

Friday, March 31 at 8pm

In a music world rife with technological tricks of the trade, Naturally Seven is here to celebrate the beauty of the human voice. This seven-man crew is more than just your average singing group. Its members have perfected an intriguing a cappella style they've branded as "Vocal Play" – in other words, singing as instruments. Tapping into various genres from pop to traditional gospel and rock to 17th century baroque, this top a cappella group is known for their mash-ups (or what they call “hybrids”) that take the essence of a well-known song and meld it with their own melodies and lyrics, letting their voices shine. The 3rd annual VoiceJam A Cappella Festival will soar to new heights with its most aca-famous headliner.

 
    

VoiceJam Masterclass Pass

Saturday, April 1, 8:30am-5pm

VoiceJam workshops have something for everyone! Led by our guest judges, each one hour workshop is open to the public and designed to educate you on the art form and industry of contemporary a cappella. From Vocal Percussion for Beginners to Arranging 101, our workshop instructors will share their knowledge and talents to expand your musical know-how.

 
 

VoiceJam Competition

Saturday, April 1 at 7:30pm
Hosted by aca-amazing a cappella producer Deke Sharon

This is your chance to witness the hottest vocal bands from around the country competing for the title of VoiceJam Champion. Hosted by aca-amazing a cappella producer Deke Sharon, the competition portion of the VoiceJam festival is full of audience participation and fun for all ages. Come cheer on these vocal masters and cast your vote for aca-fan favorite!

 

 
    

Competitor info here!

The Wanted were crowned champions of VoiceJam 2016!

Click here to learn more about The Wanted as well as VoiceJam runner-up VirtuOSO.

SPONSORS

   

Additional support provided by Kelly & Marti Sudduth and Cheyenne Products