Saturday Night Spectacular
5:30 – 6:30 pm, Bridgestone Arena
Presented by the Barbershop Harmony Society & Harmony Foundation International
Purchase tickets (free for Nashville residents) here
Or visit the Marketplace/Registration area in the Music City Center on the 4th floor in the Grand Ballroom.
Multiple Grammy Award-winning ensemble
Levert Allison, Larrice Byrd Sr., Bobbye Sherrell, and Joe Thompson
The Fairfield Four began 95 years ago at Nashville’s Fairfield Baptist Church, and are recipients of the National Endowment for the Arts’ National Heritage Award. They also have won multiple Grammys, including 2016 Gospel Album of the Year. This is in addition to one for Album of the Year as part of the soundtrack for the 2000 film O Brother, Where Art Thou? Visit them online at www.thefairfieldfour.com.
2009 International Quartet Champion
Fred Farrell, Mike Slamka, Brandon Guyton, and Jim Henry
The 2009 champs are all two-time quartet champs, all grew up in barbershop families, and were honored last month with the Stand for Music Award by the National Association for Music Education. Visit them online at www.crossroadsquartet.com.
What this collaboration means…
Crossroads and The Fairfield Four have appeared together at many education events, exploring the heritage that barbershop and gospel share in the African-American music of the late 19th century. Tonight, they explore musical history, trade riffs, and share the rich vein of friendship built through vocal harmony.
The Saturday Night Spectacular will also feature…
Great Northern Union
Directed by Douglas Carnes
Land O’ Lakes District
Hailing from the Twin Cities, this silver-medalist chorus came to Nashville this week with a new mission: to spread harmony throughout the community as part of service through song, in free concerts across the region. Expect a groundbreaking new musical premiere tonight, too! (Barbershop hint: Giallombardo. ‘Nuff said!). Visit them online at gnusings.com.
The expansive range of barbershop has been distilled into a single ensemble from Germany! Men. Women. International flair. Quartet singers. A rocking chorus. Everything you thought you knew about barbershop is just the beginning here! Find them on Facebook.