Spread out a picnic blanket on the bayside lawn and enjoy an evening of barbershop harmony by the Miamians. Gates open at 6 pm.
Cost: $10 General Admission. $8 Members of The Barnacle Society. $3 ages 6–9. Under 6 free.
Barbershop harmony music is arranged for four voice parts and is sung a cappella, that is, without any instrumental accompaniment.
Building on the impromptu and “woodshedding” barbershop quartets that preceded our society, this music was first sung in an organized way back in 1938 in Tulsa, Oklahoma by just a handful of men and quickly grew and spread from there. Today, choruses spanning the U.S., Canada, Australia, many parts of Europe and beyond enjoy performing music in this American-born style.
Barbershop style arrangements have been written for all types of music, from traditional gospel, regional folk melodies, Vaudeville era tunes, Jazz Age melodies, songs of the “great American Songbook” era, all the way up to some of the best popular music penned to this day.
Whether performed by a classic “Barbershop Quartet” or a hundred-man chorus, the harmonious and pleasing chords and the showcasing of the human voice are the hallmarks of the beloved “Barbershop Style”.
The Barnacle Historic State Park is administered by the Florida Department of Environmental
Protection and events are sponsored by The Barnacle Society, Inc., a non-profit organization created for the preservation and financial support of this historic site. For more information please visit www.floridastateparks.org and www.TheBarnacle.org. For information on accessibility and inclusion for visitors with disabilities, please call 305-442-6866.