The finalists were announced last week for the annual VoiceJam a cappella festival at the Walton Arts Center.
Eight groups from across the country were selected for the event, which is scheduled for Saturday, April 9.
The groups include: VIBE from Dallas, Texas; Fifth Measure from Houston High School in Germantown, Tenn.; Essence Vocal Band from Jacksonville, Ark.; The Ozarks from Springfield, Mo.; KeyHarmony from the University of Central Florida in Orlando; A-Side from A & M Consolidated High School in College Station, Texas; Grains of Time from North Carolina State University in Raleigh; and Green Tones from the University of North Texas in Denton.
In total, the groups will feature 100 singers, said Sara Broome Jones, learning programs and festivals specialist.
“The aca-passion and incredible voices these groups bring to the stage will absolutely draw you in, and have you cheering out loud for your favorite,” Broome Jones said.
The event will also include a cappella workshops during the day for the general public and the competitors taught by a cappella professionals. The VoiceJam competition begins at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets range from $19-$39 plus fees and can be purchased at waltonartscenter.org or by calling 479-443-5600.
Tickets purchased in February include special offers at participating businesses, according to a news release. See the list of those businesses at www.waltonartscenter.org/valentinesdaydeals.