By Janet Pollard, Tourism Director, Franklin County Visitors Bureau
Franklin County Visitors Bureau invites the public to view the semi-finalists of A Cappella & Unplugged 2019 on Facebook.com/FCVBen.
Take a minute to view and like the most appealing performance. The three videos with the most likes are invited to perform in the 2019 A Cappella & Unplugged Finals on July 20 at 7 PM as part of the 1864 Weekend.
1864 Weekend, July 19 and July 20, remembers the Civil War history of Chambersburg, PA—which was ransomed by Confederate General John McCausland for $100,000 in gold or $500,000 in Yankee greenbacks.
When the town could not pay the ransom, Chambersburg was burned. More than eleven blocks, a total of 550 structures, burned. Over 2000 residents were left homeless.
Yet, the residents did not give up. They gathered themselves and rebuilt the town. Today, Chambersburg remains a prosperous community. Without such spirit and perseverance, Chambersburg would have passed into obscurity. A Cappella & Unplugged commemorates the spirit of these past residents.
A Cappella & Unplugged 2019 celebrates five years of amazing talent. Past winners of A Cappella & Unplugged are:
- 2015: “A World Apart” with Taylor Piper and Kristopher Potter of Mercersburg
- 2016: Kate & Isaac, a duo from Waynesboro
- 2017: Elly Cooke of Gettysburg
- 2018: Alexus Lawson of Chambersburg
Join the Franklin County Visitors Bureau at 7 PM on July 20 in downtown Chambersburg to see who will be the 2019 A Cappella & Unplugged winner.