Washington Evening Journal
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A cappella group Ball in the House comes to town next week, the first of several shows coordinated by the Washington Area Performing Arts and Events Center and the Washington Concert Association over the next year.
The group will perform at the Washington Performing Arts and Events Center Monday at 7:30 p.m., located at 1111 South Ave. B.
Based in Boston and boasting an over 20-year career as a group, Ball in the House is a highly sought-after vocal band that performs over 200 concerts per year.
Their special brand of music combines R&B, soul and pop in a show appealing to all ages.
Taking a cappella to the next level, Ball in the House makes “music that’ll move ya,” with beatbox and vocal bass under their cool harmonies to create a sound that’s hard to believe.
They have opened for such luminaries as the Beach Boys, the Jonas Brothers, the Temptations, Gladys Knight and Lionel Richie.
In 2016, they won the Boston Harmony Sweepstakes and were voted APCA Band of the Year and Best of Boston for Outstanding Musical Performers.
They have also appeared on America’s Got Talent, the Today Show and the Daily Buzz.
The group has a broad vocal range, with some of their highlights including The Stevie Wonders’ “Signed, Sealed, Delivered,” Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space,” The Bee Gees’ “Stayin’ Alive,” and even some gospel music.
Those interested can go online to WashingtonAuditorium.org for more information and to purchase tickets. Single and season tickets will also be sold at the door the night of concert.
Season tickets cost $50. Single adult tickets are $18, with lower prices for college students ($10) and K-12 students ($5.) Alternatively, K-12 students may enter for free if they accompany a season-ticket holder.
The ticket to Ball in the House also admits audience members to a special reception with light refreshments provided free of charge by Café Dodici from 5-6:30 p.m. at 122 S. Iowa Ave.
Tickets for Ball in the House may be purchased at Café Dodici during the reception, online at washingtonauditorium.org or at the auditorium before the performance.
There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7 p.m. at the Washington Performing Arts and Events Center prior to the performance. The show will begin shortly after, at 7:30 p.m.
These events celebrate the new collaboration of the Washington Area Performing Arts and Events Center and the Washington Concert Association.
They also recognize the 5-year anniversary of the auditorium’s opening, 54 years of the Washington Concert Association and the opening of a new season of entertainment.
Masks and social distancing in the auditorium are recommended.