Cleveland 2021: the barbershop convention, reimagined
With a new schedule, new events, and flexible pricing, our 2021 International Convention in Cleveland will be one for the books. Join us June 28 - July 4, 2021 as we reunite and celebrate the joy of fellowship, song, and harmony!
The 2021 convention will be an exciting mix of brand new types of events alongside convention week traditions that you know and love.
Our week together in Cleveland will look and feel different, but these new offerings and events will allow more people to participate than ever before… and may become one of your new favorite barbershop activities!
What’s new for 2021?
New pricing - more affordable and more flexible
This year, we’re offering expanded, fully-refundable pricing options, along with some special offers!
- Purchase your Cleveland 2021 registration before October 15 and get a FREE January 2021 virtual Midwinter Convention registration
- Full week starting at just $199— lowest price since 2013!
- NEW! Make a 50% deposit before October 15, pay the rest by April
- NEW! Not staying the whole week? Choose only the days you want!
- NEW! Children 12 and under are free
NEW Chorus Festival
Hosting up to 90 groups - every chorus is welcome!
Bring your chorus to International as a part of our very first International Chorus Festival. The festival is open to ALL choruses and ensembles regardless of organizational affiliation or ensemble type (men's, women's, and mixed harmony).
BONUS: BHS choruses scoring an 81% or higher have the option of your festival performance qualifying you into the chorus finals round! The festival entry deadline is December 1, 2020.
NEW Quartet Festival
Hosting up to 130 groups - Every quartet is welcome!
Now your quartet can sing for an International audience in a more relaxed festival atmosphere - and have the opportunity for evaluations from certified BHS judges.
This brand new festival is open to ALL quartets regardless of organizational affiliation or ensemble type (men's, women's, and mixed harmony). The festival entry deadline is April 30, 2021. Space is limited, and this event may reach capacity before the entry deadline (complete your entry early to assure a spot).
More ways to qualify - expanded opportunity for choruses and quartets
As announced earlier this year, all 2020 chorus and quartet qualifiers have been invited to compete in Cleveland. Quartets can also participate in video qualifications, starting Spring 2021 or qualify in-person at any Spring Prelims contest.
Choruses have more options, too - invitations will be sent based on 2019 qualifying scores, or choruses can qualify on site by scoring above 81% in our International Chorus Festival.
More of the things you love
There are a LOT of new experiences coming your way, in addition to the events you already know and love.
Sing at our Tag Zones with friends old and new, join hundreds of voices at the MEGAsing, talk over your favorite performances in hospitality rooms, take advantage of world class education offerings, attend thrilling shows, and reconnect with your barbershop family - it will all be there waiting for you!