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.

April 6 & 7, 2018
Walton Arts Center, Northwest Arkansas

Welcome to the fourth annual VoiceJam, a festival produced by Walton Arts Center, featuring regional and international contemporary a cappella ensembles. Hosted by Deke Sharon, dubbed by Entertainment Weekly as "the father of contemporary a cappella," the festival will light up Northwest Arkansas with the tight harmonies and sick beats of contemporary a cappella. Taking place in Northwest Arkansas, VoiceJam features an array of events from a competition, full day of workshops, a professional showcase concert, unexpected aca-concerts around the community, concerts for NWA schools, plus other aca-surprises.

Click here for competition info!

VoiceJam Dates for Competitors

  • November 30– January 31: Submit your audition video!
  • February 3: Groups selected for competition are announced.
  • April 6: Voice Play Concert and Competitor Masterclasses.
  • April 7: Festival Workshops and Competition.

VoiceJam Headliner Concert
featuring VoicePlay

Friday, April 6 at 7:30pm

Original. Imaginative. Ridiculous. Origimagidiculous.
Based in Orlando, FL, VoicePlay performs their own incredible brand of entertainment across the country and around the world. What began quite literally as a street corner barbershop act has now evolved into an internationally acclaimed touring sensation.
VoicePlay is unlike any theatrical experience available today, recreating the orchestrated sound of an entire musical production with nothing but the the human voice.
The cast of VoicePlay has taken the timeless sound of vocal music and turned it completely on it’s head. Re-imagined as a full stage show, amazing, humorous, and vertigo-inducing harmonies pepper VoicePlay’s music-without-music sound as it ping-pongs between eras and styles, channeling the breadth of the musical landscape and lacing it with inventive and often hilarious on-stage theatrics.
Fit for all ages, VoicePlay’s recordings and concerts are an impossible to miss hit which have to be heard to be believed.

 
    

VoiceJam Workshops

Saturday, April 7, 9am-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 to arranging, our workshop instructors will share their knowledge and talents to expand your musical knowhow.

 
Registration coming soon!

VoiceJam Competition

Saturday, April 7 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!

 
    

SPONSORS

Additional support provided by Kelly & Marti Sudduth