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Line-Up Set For "The Open" - First Worldwide, All-Access A Cappella Contest




2017 will be a milestone year for a cappella.

Back in November of last year, Varsity Vocals, the organization behind the biggest competition in competitive a cappella (ICCA) announced a brand new contest where the best of the best would compete against each other, with no restrictions. Yes, we're talking about "The Open."

For the first time ever, high school, collegiate, semi-pro and amateur groups from around the world have the opportunity to go head-to-head in hopes of being crowned the best a cappella group in the world. Oh yeah, and there's a small prize of $25,000!

News of the official competitors has just been announced (see below). Tickets for each of the six semifinal events will be available June 1st. You can also begin purchasing tickets to the The Open Finals, which will be held at Carnegie Hall on Sept.
23rd, starting July 11th.

For more details on competitors for "The Open" visit Varsity Vocals here.

New England Region 
7/29/2017 - Boston, MA

6Mix
Birdland Avenue
CONNECT
Fermata Town
Martini Glass A cappella
Pitch Slapped
Similar Jones
The Cycle
The Funx
Women of the World

Northeast Region
8/5/2017 - New York City, NY

Backtrack
Downbeat
Echo A Cappella
RANGE a cappella
Reverb New York
Stiletta
The Lost Keys
TONEWALL
Vocalosity

Mid-Atlantic Region
8/5/2017 - College Park, MD


Broad Street Beat
CHoosE (Christian ‘Hoos Exalt)
Euphonism
King’s Post
Rutgers RAAG
Spectrum
Spectrum Vocals
Traces
Transit Vocal Band
VXN

Midwest Region
8/5/2017 - DeKalb, IL

Black’d Out
Enharmonic Fusion
Impromptu A Cappella
Inside Voices
Lyra
Michigan State Spartones
Revel
The Originals
Vintage Mix
Vocalight

Northwest (and Texas) Region
7/8/2017 - Tacoma, WA

Cosmic Voices
HardChord
JANE
Revival
SeaNote
Straighter Road
Stumptown Fellas
Vocal Unrest
VorTEX
Wings Vocal Collective

Southwest Region
TBD (7/15/2017 or 7/29/2017) - California

A Choired Taste
Business Casual
Clio
Dynamic
Funderstruck
Legacy
Mulholland Drive
Premiere
Side Note
The Gentleman Project

International Region

A.K.A. Crescendo
Drums of War
NoVI
The Quintessence

2017 ICHSA Champion

Vocal Rush

2017 ICCA Champion

The Nor’easters

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