Rockapella has become one of the world’s most sophisticated, lasting, and imitated vocal groups in existence. They were at the forefront in progenitors of the astonishing full-band sound of “contemporary” a cappella. You’d be hard pressed to find a more influential vocal ensemble out there in this new era of movies like “Pitch Perfect,” network television a cappella shows, and innumerable college vocal groups that own the corner of cool on campuses everywhere. Rockapella is the pinnacle of a cappella and they will be performing in Yankton tonight (Friday, Nov. 1) at 7 p.m. at the Yankton High School Theater.

This promises to be a highlight of the 2019-2020 season. If you are already a member of YACA, you are in for a concert event that will stay in your memory banks. With hit songs that come from a wide array of genres and styles, concert goers to Rockapella will be treated to awesome versions of classics like “Jailhouse Rock,” “Chain Gang,” “You Send Me,” “Uptown Funk,” “My Cherie Amour,” “Moon River,” “Just My Imagination” and many more.

A few memberships are still available and can be purchased by calling Vi Ranney at 605-665-3596 or at the concert on Friday.

Rockapella has shown every audience the raw power of pure vocal talent and originality. “There’s nothing in the way between us and the audience: it’s a very human music,” says Jeff Thacher, one of Rockapella’s vocalists. No instruments, no tracks, no smoke and mirrors … pure a cappella voices.

Since the early 1990s when Rockapella first achieved national television fame on PBS’s “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?” they have toured the globe and provided a funky powerful soundtrack to several generations of vocal music fans while keeping it all fresh along the way. With buckets of catchy original pop songs and complete contemporary revisions of sparkling Motown, pop and soul classics, Rockapella has always been the one to watch. “Often imitated, never duplicated.”  

Don’t miss this opportunity to see one of the greatest vocal ensembles ever!

YACA is a membership based organization that provides Yankton and its surrounding area the opportunity to attend first-class performances. The YACA Board of Directors work hard to bring outstanding entertainment to the stage. This season, for a low price of $60, members are able to enjoy six concerts ($10 each). Go to www.yanktonareaconcertassociation for concert details.

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