2016 Saturday Night Spectacular

2016 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.


Fairfield Four

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.


Heavy Medal Chorus

Directed by Norbert Hammes

and supported by the Goethe Institute

From our Barbershop in Germany (BinG!) Affiliate

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.


Wildcat Harmonizers

Directed by John Wernega

Williamstown, New Jersey

 A middle school teacher with a vision. Kids from all backgrounds discovering new depths within themselves. An unforgettable charm that shows what happens when music takes center stage in youngsters’ lives.

Your Spectacular Hosts


Deke Sharon

Aca-Godfather, arranger, vocal producer of The Sing-Off, Pitch Perfect 1, 2 and 3, star of Pitch Slapped, has brought vocal harmony to the forefront of popular music today.


Dr. Tim Sharp

Executive Director, American Choral Directors Association is an accomplished musician, and leader of the critical effort to maintain and expand vocal music education at all levels.


Marty Monson

The CEO of the Barbershop Harmony Society has infused new energy and focus into our mission to make music a part of every person’s life and and community.