For the uninitiated, it can be difficult to understand why people love a cappella. Heck, even for those of us who do actively enjoy it, it can be difficult to put into words why we enjoy this art form so. While we’ll never have a truly comprehensive list of everything cool about a cappella, 200 Reasons to Love A Cappella is our best attempt at assembling a list of what makes it great.
Reason #60: Festivals
Seeing just one a cappella group perform can make for an entertaining evening. Seeing multiple groups perform over a period of hours can both make for a fun show and give a fan a diverse enough array of acts to get them thinking, questioning, forming preferences, and coming up with their own creative spins on the a cappella perform.
Whether it’s an event like SoJam, Acappellafest, or The Los Angeles A Cappella Festival that bring a region of performers and fans together, a gathering like SingStrong that raises money for Alzheimer’s research, or The Harmoy Sweepstakes that prides itself in bringing the nation’s best to one place, festivals build community and provide a bit of something for everyone to the audience.
I love it!