Sunshine District Labor Day Jamboree (Friday Aug 31 - Monday Sept 3)
- Sunshine District's Labor Day Jamboree is hurtling toward you at warp speed!
That annual event where Barbershoppers from around the world congregate in one
spot without any competition or pressure to enjoy each other's company and sing
all your favorite songs and tags far into the night is practically here.
What's that? You've never heard of Labor Day Jamboree? Well, let me tell you a
thing or two about the most fabulous weekend on the Barbershop planet. First,
we've booked a great venue at the Orlando Airport Marriott close to all sorts of
attractions, as if you'd ever want to leave the poolside or halls where the
singing is happening. Second, there's the Dave LaBar Memorial Almost Classic
Classic Golf Tournament on Sunday for those of you so inclined. Third, it's a
family thing all weekend long. You decide how much or how little participation
you want to enjoy. Fourth, there's the Grapefruit League Novice Quartet Contest
[GLNQC] open to any guys from anywhere who sing and featuring the Rik Ogden
Memorial Trophy to the winners along with an appearance on the Saturday show
which leads me to the shows. Last, but certainly not least, we've got two
Barbershop shows to beat all Barbershop shows!
The Saturday night Jamboree features headliners - 2102 Sweet Adeline
International Champs Martini and barbershop semi-finalists and masters of
comedy, Lunch Break along with local faves Shootin The Breeze, Rising Star
hopefuls Ballistic!, Flashback, Spanglish, surprise cameo performances, and the
GLNQC winners from Saturday afternoons contest.
The Sunday night SuperShop Show featuring headliners - 2012 BHS International
3rd place medalists A Mighty Wind and 5th place medalists Main Street! We'll
also and feature Region 9 Champs and SAI finalists BLING!, Region 9 finalists
Live Out Loud, and surprise cameo performances all seamlessly woven together by
Sunshine's own masterful emcee, Keith Hopkins.
Where else are you going to see this kind of concentrated Barbershop power? No
place, that's where. Show tickets are only $25 for either show or buy the
two-show package for $45 and save. Here's where you get your show tickets:
and don't dawdle. Both shows are open seating and prepaid tickets will be
available at the Will Call desk at 7 p.m. each evening. Doors open at 7:30 and
the shows start promptly at 8 p.m.
And then there's the Afterglow on Saturday and Sunday night after the shows in
the Capri Room. Who could ask for anything more?
Now, let's talk about your hotel room. We have 300 rooms reserved at$102 a night
plus tax and with free parking for guests. They are bound to go fast. They
always do. You can go here to make your reservation:
just adjust the dates. The Group Code is already in that link. [If Yahoo
destroys the link wrap above, just go to the LDJ site and click on the
Reservation link there.]
For those of you interested in the Grapefruit League Novice Quartet Contest, you
can register online here:
and get all the details on the qualifications and contest rules.
So, blowout that pitchpipe, pack your bags, and head on down to the Sunshine
District for a Barbershop weekend for the whole family. Labor Day Jamboree 2012
is waiting for YOU!
Don't Miss It!