Nine Upstate New York collegiate a cappella groups are hoping to hit a high note during Turning Stone Resort Casino’s A Cappella Showdown at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 17, in the resort’s showroom.
The performing groups are:
• Colgate Dischords — Colgate University
• Groovestand — Syracuse University
• Duelly Noted — Hamilton College
• Touchtones — Cornell University
• IC Voicestream — Ithaca College
• Eight Beat Measure — Rochester Institute of Technology
• Vocal Accent — Rochester Institute of Technology
• Drastic Measures — Skidmore College
• Binghampton Crosbys — SUNY Binghampton
The event will be hosted by American Idol season 10 competitor Jovany Javier, who will also perform two songs. Three judges will also lend a musically inclined ear to rank the performers: Mike Chin, co-founder and author of “A Cappella Blog”, top-ten finisher on NBC’s The Sing Off Johanna Vinson; and a judge who has yet to be announced.
Tickets are on sale now for $15, and may be purchased by calling the Turning Stone box office at 361-7469 or by visiting ticketmaster.com.