Enjoy local and regional talent at A Cappella & Unplugged at the Capitol Theatre for Round 1 on June 4th at 7 PM.
The Franklin County Visitors Bureau (FCVB) is celebrating talent in Franklin County at A Cappella & Unplugged 2022.
After a two-year COVID hiatus, the talent of A Cappella & Unplugged returns to the stage of the Capitol Theatre on June 4th, 7 PM.
From January through May, the Franklin County Visitors Bureau held open mics at the Franklin County 11/30 Visitors Center in Chambersburg, 633 Brewing in Waynesboro, TBC at the Barrel House in Chambersburg, and One North Coffee in Mercersburg.
In all, twenty-three acts passed on from the open mic portion of A Cappella & Unplugged to Round 1 at the Capitol Theatre.
Participants are vying for a top prize of $500 and a chance to perform in front of thousands at 1864 Ransoming, Burning & Rebirth of Chambersburg on July 16th.
At the June 4th A Cappella & Unplugged Round 1, a panel of judges will select the top six performers to move onto the Finals.
The audience at Round 1 will select the People’s Choice and receives $100.
From the six acts that perform on Saturday, July 16, 7 PM, the audience will select the winner of $500.
A Cappella & Unplugged 2022 is the eighth musical competition.
The event began to add a musical celebration to 1864–the annual event that remembers the historic burning of Chambersburg and the amazing rebirth of the community from the ashes of war.
This Grammy®-nominated band is led by classically trained string players Wil B. (viola) and Kev Marcus (violin).
Joining them onstage are DJ SPS and drummer Nat Stokes.
The band uses their unique blend of classical and hip-hop music to overcome stereotypes while encouraging people of all ages, races, and economic backgrounds to join together to break down cultural barriers.
Black Violin has recently joined with Turnaround Arts, alongside artists such as Yo-Yo Ma and Elton John to bring arts education to struggling schools in underserved communities.
Turnaround Arts is a program of the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts founded by President Obama’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.
The group has collaborated creatively with artists such as Kanye West, Aerosmith, Tom Petty, Wu-Tang Clan, Wyclef Jean and Alicia Keys.
In addition, Black Violin has composed for Pitch, a major FOX Television original, and has been featured by ESPN as the official artist of the 2017 US Open (tennis) and 2016 & 2017 Heisman Trophy Award ceremonies.
Black Violin has been featured on The Tonight Show, Ellen, The Wendy William’s Show, NPR, and many other national programs.