753Sat Feb 23: Harmony Sweeps A Cappella Contest, Birchmere, Alexandria
- Feb 11, 2013*** Mark You Calendars - Sat. Feb 23 ***29th Mid-Atlantic Regional Harmony Sweeps A Cappella Festival & CompetitionWhen: Saturday February 23, Doors open at 5, show starts at 7:30Where: The Birchmere, Alexandria, Va. www.birchmere.com Tickets available from Ticketmasters and the Birchmere Box Office - get your tickets early - the Sweeps normally sells out.It's time for a great evening of a cappella. Come see seven premier a cappella groups compete at the region's finest cross-genre a cappella event - The Mid-Atlantic Regional Harmony Sweeps, held at the Birchmere, Alexandria, VA, Saturday, Feb. 23. (Note - get your tickets early, it normally sells out).Seven high caliber and award winning groups will be competing this year,(To learn more about each group, go to www.harmony-sweepstakes.com/dc.html )- Avante Vocal Jazz (NC),- Bling! (FL)- BlueLine (DC)- Breath of Soul (TN)- The Lake Effect (NY)- Lustre (MD)- Sfourzando (MD)This is a rare chance to see so many premier groups and styles at one event.The contest will be hosted by last year’s regional champions, GQ – a young women's quartet from the Baltimore area that has taken the a cappella world by storm. Not only did they win the Mid-Atlantic Regional, they went on to win SingStrong's A Cappella Idol competition and the Sweet Adelines' Young Women in Harmony competition - with rave reviews at each venue they perform. GQ will introduce the competing groups and treat the audience to one of their stunning performances while the judges determine the final results.This is the 29th year for the Harmony Sweepstakes, a national a cappella festival and competition that was the inspiration for NBCs "The Sing-off." The winners will be sent to California in May to compete in the national finals. Over the last five years, the Birchmere stage has produced three national champions. Previous winners from area have included Maxx Factor (women's quartet which also competed on The Sing-Off), Da Capo (a local award winning men's quartet) and much loved DC area comedy group Da Vinci's Notebook.FURTHER INFORMATION:The Mid-Atlantic Regional Harmony Sweeps “A Cappella” competitionThe Birchmere, Alexandria, VA, 3701 Mt. Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22305.Saturday, Feb 23,7:30, doors open at 5pm. Plenty of free parking.Tickets available from Ticketmaster and at the Birchmere box office.