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International Barbershop Contests

Welcome to the 2019 International Barbershop Contests


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Bring the whole family!

The Barbershop Harmony Society welcomes you, your family, and friends to the 81st annual International Barbershop Contests and Convention in beautiful Salt Lake City. You’ll be joined by thousands of Barbershoppers from around the world participating in their annual convention, enjoying high-energy performances and cheering on the competitors.

Four Events

There are four men's quartet and chorus contests to choose from; attend one or attend them all!

Next Generation Varsity Quartet Contest and Chorus Invitational

Wednesday, July 3 | 5:00-10:00pm | LDS Conference Center

For singers 18-25 years old, these quartets and choruses perform for an audience of thousands of enthusiastic fans in an electric environment.

Come and hear the future of barbershop music live and in person!

Learn how to order your free ticket, then click on the button below to access your Next Generation Varsity Quartet Contest and Chorus Invitational ticket.

Quartet Semifinals

Thursday, July 4 | 10:45am-3:30pm | LDS Conference Center

The top 20 quartets all chasing the remaining 10 spots for the Finals.

Each quartet will sing two songs -- usually the most inventive and exciting round of the entire contest!

Learn how to order your free ticket, then click on the button below to access your Quartet Semifinals ticket.

Chorus Sessions 1 and 2

Friday, July 5 | 10:00am-2:30pm, 4:00-9:00pm | LDS Conference Center

The costumes, the dancing, the music - the possibilities are endless at the Chorus Contest. Our lineups feature some of the best barbershop choruses in the world, ranging in size from a few dozen to more than one hundred singers.

You’ll hear heart-wrenching ballads, light-hearted comedy, and overtones galore.

Note: it’s a long day of contests -- arrive whenever you can, stay as long as you want, and leave at any time.

Learn how to order your free ticket, then click on the button below to access your Chorus Session tickets.

Saturday Night Spectacular and Quartet Finals

Saturday, July 6 | 5:00-10:00pm | LDS Conference Center

The Saturday Night Spectacular features stories of friendship and family, along with the power of community impact. From the combined voices of the Everyone In Harmony Chorus to performances from some of today's hottest barbershop quartets representing multiple organizations, these incredible singers are coming together tonight for one reason - Harmony.

Immediately following is the Quartet Finals, where the remaining 10 quartets vie for gold medals!

Learn how to order your free ticket, then click on the button below to access your Saturday Night Spectacular and Quartet Finals ticket.

Order your free tickets

Utah Residents: enter code UTAH45RES for FREE tickets!

You must order tickets in order to attend, as these are ticketed events with assigned seating.

You will need to bring your printed or electronic ticket(s) to the event to be scanned on-site.

Complete a separate transaction for each event you’d like to attend. The FREE code will work multiple times.

Follow these steps to access your free tickets:

  1. Click on the desired Event above; this will direct you to the Eventbrite ticket website
  2. Click on the green ‘Tickets’ button
  3. Click on ‘Enter promo code’ and enter code UTAH45RES then click ‘Apply’
  4. Select your tickets, and then click ‘Get Tickets’
  5. Confirm that the ‘Total’ at right shows ‘$0.00’
  6. Click ‘Checkout’
  7. Enter the attendee name and email address for each ticket, and click ‘Register’
  8. Bring your printed ticket or show your electronic device to have your ticket scanned at the event!

Thank you for ordering your free tickets, we look forward to seeing you!

NOTE: These free tickets are only valid for the four events listed above, and do not apply to the ‘Association of International Champions Show: Family Harmony,' nor any events held at other venues (besides the LDS Conference Center).

What to know before you go

These events are professionally run Contests, and not simply shows for entertainment.

Quartets and choruses from around the world are competing in front of judging panels to determine the best-of-the-best and declare winning champions in each category.

With that in mind, here are some guidelines for all those in attendance to limit distractions during the contest:

  • You are not required to attend a contest in its entirety, and are welcome to arrive whenever you can, stay as long as you want, and leave at any time.
  • Hall doors will be closed during each contestant performance, and will re-open again as contestants enter/exit the stage, roughly every 9-12 minutes. Please honor the ushers’ instructions, and observe ‘quiet please’ signs.
  • No audio or video recordings of any kind are permitted in the performance hall.
  • We know it's hard, but please refrain from singing along or talking during the performance, so that the contestants can do their best without distractions.
  • Toddler Room: If your young kids get restless, you can head to our ‘Barbertots’ room, located in the LDS Conference Center Media room (rear of the hall, main level). You must watch your own kids. Contest performances will be streamed into the room.

Thank you for helping make this an enjoyable event for the competitors and audience alike!

Parking Information

Parking is available at the Conference Center parking facility. The entrance is on West Temple by the Conference Center. Enter in the center of the street. This parking lot fills quickly, and parking is not guaranteed.

Guests should give the name of Barbershop Convention Kick-Off Event or present their admittance ticket/convention badge to the parking attendant to be let out free.

We recommend that guests use the UTA TRAX and bus systems wherever possible.