In 2015, working with the Capitol Theatre, Franklin County Visitors Bureau (FCVB) started A Cappella & Unplugged, so 2019 celebrates five years of amazing talent. In 2019, FCVB is working with Leadership Franklin County to expand the talent search by adding four open mic performances. The winner of each open mic is guaranteed a slot in the Round One performance, onstage at the Capitol Theatre in June 2019!
It is ROUND TWO! Starting Wednesday, June 26 – July 17, “like” your favorite at Facebook.com/FCVBen to narrow down the TOP 3. The top 3 “likes” move onto the finals to compete for the $500 grand prize and perform before thousands before the 1864 Burning & Rebirth of Chambersburg on July 20, 2019 on the 11/30 Visitors Center steps!
Past winners of A Cappella & Unplugged: 2015: “A World Apart” with Taylor Piper and Kristopher Potter of Mercersburg; 2016: Kate & Isaac, a duo from Waynesboro; 2017: Elly Cooke of Gettysburg; 2018: Alexus Lawson of Chambersburg.
Are you next?
Many Ways to Participate!
Open mic performances are just one way to participate in A Cappella & Unplugged. Auditions are also held in May. Up to 20 acts are invited to Round One at the Capitol Theatre in June. A panel of judges selects the top six acts to move into the Semi-Finals. Then, the public is invited to view videos of the six performers on Facebook.com/FCVBen and “like” the favorite performance. The three acts with the most “likes” move onto the Final Round at 1864 Burning of Chambersburg on July 20, 2019, where one act wins the $500 grand prize.