Celebrating the Future of a Cappella at the South Milwaukee PAC


One reason I love the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center is that it’s about more than the performances themselves. Often, in bringing terrific acts to our city, they also give an opportunity to grow the next generation of talent.

This time, the SMPAC is partnering with the Rotary Club of Mitchell Field to make that happen on Saturday, Jan. 21. From the press release …

What happens when you combine Milwaukee and one of the hottest vocal trends in contemporary music? You get Milwaukappella!

Milwaukappella is a day-long a cappella workshop for high school and college students followed by an evening concert featuring students from the dayside classes plus a show-stopping performance by the 2017 festival’s headline act, the sensational Vocalight.

Vocalight has been called “the next generation of a cappella.” A tight and talented group of award-winning vocalists and performers, Vocalight is inventing the future of contemporary vocal music. Combining elements from pop, jazz, rock and electronic dance music, Vocalight creates a unique blend of groove and soul for a cappella fans.

Milwaukappella 2017 offers a unique opportunity for aspiring a cappella students to attend sessions on vocal percussion, arranging, vocal technique, presentation, choreography and taking the next step in a music career – getting into college a cappella and even going pro!

At the end of the day, students apply their skills by opening the evening performance. Seminar tickets are $40/student in advance, $50/student the day of the event. The price includes classes, lunch, dinner and a great seat for the evening show. …

Advance tickets for the evening performance start at $15 for student and seniors, $19 for adults. Family-savings packages are available. Children 4 and under are free but still need a ticket. Go to South Milwaukee PAC website. Follow “BUY” links. Workshop tickets will be offered on the same page as show tickets. …

Proceeds from the performance will be used to support charitable efforts of The Rotary Club of Mitchell Field. … A portion of Milwaukappella proceeds also go to South Milwaukee Music and South Milwaukee Music Parents Association to support the district’s music programs.

More details on the SMPAC website.

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