* Upgrades available for an additional fee.
** Admission to the Live CARAs not included in an All Access Pass.
Saturday, April 9, 2016
5:15 PM – Somerville Theatre
$35 Admission / $55 CARAs + Pro Showcase Bundle
This year marks the 5th annual live celebration and announcement of the Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards, and we’re gearing up for a ceremony worthy of your best! Dust off that tuxedo, pick out a stunner of a gown and your glitziest accessories, and walk the red carpet to honor all of the superb work our incredible, dynamic community has contributed to recorded music this year.
Our ceremony will take place at the beautiful Somerville Theatre on Saturday, April 9th beginning at 5:15 pm with a red carpet entrance where you can pose for our photographer to capture your sharpest look! Then, we’ll kick off the live awards presentation. Throughout the event, we’ll have special performances from CARA nominees, and you’ll see those nominees acknowledged and winners celebrated as we announce the results.
Finally, we’re excited to announce that The Swingles will be making a special appearance at the live CARAs event to share their incredible music and help us celebrate this year’s winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award. Who will that be? It’s a surprise for now, but keep your eyes peeled!
Your admission includes a light dinner, a drink ticket (good for alcohol or non!), and tons of insidery fun. Tickets are $35, with a $10 discount available for nominees. Ticket bundles (with the Saturday night concert in the same space) are available for $55.
Join us for the 5th Annual Live CARAs, and help us celebrate our community’s best!
Nominees – if you are interested in participating in some musical performances, please contact Sara at firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominated groups may also contact email@example.com for their discount code.
Their first album, Cement (2007), secured Italy’s first ever triple nomination in the Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards (CARAs). It later reached the top of the Italian iTunes download chart and kept the first position for over a week, surpassing artists like Madonna and Coldplay. Their rise to the top continued with their breakout appearance on the first season of Italy’s X Factor, winning over their mentor Morgan and millions of fans.
Cluster’s subsequent albums, Steps (2009) and Christmas Present (2010), received a total of 12 nominations and 5 awards in the CARAs, including Best Original Song and Best Holiday Album, establishing Cluster as the most award-winning Italian vocal group in history. Cluster’s first album in Italian will be released in 2015.
As Seen on Season 4 of NBC’s “The Sing-Off”.
Original. Imaginative. Ridiculous. Origimagidiculous.
Based in Orlando, FL, VoicePlay performs their own incredible brand of entertainment across the country and around the world. What began quite literally as a street corner barbershop act has now evolved into an internationally acclaimed touring sensation.
VoicePlay is unlike any theatrical experience available today, recreating the orchestrated sound of an entire musical production with nothing but the the human voice.
The cast of VoicePlay has taken the timeless sound of vocal music and turned it completely on it’s head. Re-imagined as a full stage show, amazing, humorous, and vertigo-inducing harmonies pepper VoicePlay’s music-without-music sound as it ping-pongs between eras and styles, channeling the breadth of the musical landscape and lacing it with inventive and often hilarious on-stage theatrics.
Fit for all ages, VoicePlay’s recordings and concerts are an impossible to miss hit which have to be heard to be believed.
Formed in 2013, Sound Off is an award-winning semi-professional a cappella group based in Boston, MA and proud member of the Contemporary A cappella League (CAL). We are young men and women from all different career fields brought together by an unabashed love for a cappella music and performance. While we perform regularly around the Greater Boston area, Sound Off continues to develop a diverse repertoire of modern pop with a soulful twist.
The Amalgamates are the oldest co-ed a cappella group at Tufts University. Founded in 1984, The ‘Mates have had a long history of performing in the Greater Boston area, as well as locales from Austin, Texas to Dublin, Ireland, running workshops at local high schools, and performing for charity events and upscale gigs alike. Their latest album, Pendulum, follows their track record of award winning albums, with nominations for Best Mixed Collegiate Album, Song, Arrangement, and Soloist, as well as a selection on the Voices Only 2015 compilation.
Friday, April 8, 2016
Somerville Theatre, Somerville, MA
Questions? Concerns? Feelings? Contact Emily at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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55 Davis Square
Somerville, MA 02144
Location of Competition and Professional Concert
Exact classrooms TBA
Location of Workshops & Masterclasses
116 Riverside Avenue
Medford, Massachusetts, USA, 02155
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There’s a lot going on in Boston during this year’s BOSS… but below are some places to look for reasonably priced lodging. For those without cars, we recommend staying along the T (MBTA).
Please visit one of our sponsors in Davis Square:
55 Chester St, Somerville, MA
45 Day St, Somerville, MA
If you should receive passes to BOSS 2015 as part of a 2014 or 2015 sponsorship package, please confirm with Shane Ardell that you will be attending and we will hold these passes for you at registration / will call.