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Ball in the House, Blue Jupiter, Cartoon Johnny and DoubleShot! will perform in inaugural event

For the past eight years, a sold-out crowd of over 500 has gathered each spring at the historic Birchmere Music Hall in the Washington, DC suburb of Alexandria, Virginia.  People drive hours to the Birchmere to see the annual Mid-Atlantic Harmony Sweepstakes, and which regional group will advance to the National Finals.  Audiences enjoy performances from area groups as well as dinner and drinks at the historic music hall.

From Ted Donat, Executive Producer of the Mid-Atlantic Sweepstakes, comes another great DC area a cappella event sure to be a sellout event in no time.  The Birchmere will open its doors at the end of this month for another great area a cappella event.  THE HARMONY INVITATIONAL will debut at the Birchmere on Friday, September 25, 2009 at 7:30 p.m.

For its debut, the Harmony Invitational will feature performances from great vocal bands from four cities.  Boston's Ball in the House, most recently featured on NBC's The Today Show, are a Boston Sweeps Champion and Audience Favorite.  New York's Blue Jupiter is a two-time Harmony Sweepstakes audience favorite and has produced and hosted many great events in the DC area such as SingStrong and the East Coast A Cappella Summit.  Cartoon Johnny is Washington, DC's most award-winning vocal band, and a two-time Sweepstakes champion, audience favorite, and National Finalist, most recently the defending New York Sweepstakes champion.  The newest band on the card, Pittsburgh's DoubleShot!, has garnered five awards in two appearances at the Mid-Atlantic Sweepstakes, including an appearance in the National Finals as the '07 champion and audience favorite and two awards for Best Arrangement.

These four groups will take the stage for one night only, bringing a second great annual night of a cappella to the Birchmere and a fall show that is sure to satisfy fans of the Sweeps as well as DC area a cappella and live music fans of all ages.

To get tickets while available, use Ticketmaster online or by phone or visit the Birchmere box office at 3701 Mt. Vernon Avenue in Alexandria

For more information, visit the Harmony Invitational's website, www.theDCinvite.com, or join the event page on Facebook.