73rd Annual International Convention and Competition

Sweet Adelines 2019 Convention New Orleans

Travel with us to New Orleans for our 73rd Annual International Convention and Competition! We invite you to join us September 16-21, 2019 for a week of harmony, education and competition at the Smoothie King Center. Gather with barbershop fans from all over the world to listen to the best quartets and choruses in a city steeped in music history. Let's go barbershoppin' the big easy!


Let us entertain you! Experience a week of ringing chords, sparkling crowns and friendship at Sweet Adelines International Convention and Competition.

Convention Information

Come on in! Check out the registration options, information about the education classes from our stellar faculty and get your Coronet Club Show tickets. Scroll down for even more information.

Hotel and Travel

Need to find a map, reserve a room at one of our two amazing Co-HQ hotels or find out what all there is to do in New Orleans when you aren't taking in the barbershop harmony coming from the Smoothie King Center? We’ve got you covered!

Past International Champions and Results

Here are the champions, my friends...Watch videos of champions and check out results of past competitions.

Be all dressed up and ready to go, on time and on key! Check out the links to find information about order of appearance, riser rehearsals and results for both the International Chorus competition and the Harmony Classic Chorus competition.

International Chorus Competition Resources
Harmony Classic Chorus Competition Resources

We provide the when and where. You provide the why! Here you’ll find order of appearance and other quartet competition information.

International Quartet Competition Resources
Area Map
New Orleans, La.

“Let the good times roll!” It’s a phrase you’ll hear—and experience—a lot in the Crescent City. At the 73rd Annual Sweet Adelines International Convention and Competition in New Orleans, you’ll also hear the ringing chords of barbershop join with the sound of jazz, blues, rock ‘n’roll, gospel and the many other types of music emanating from that most musical of cities!


Get ready for the "French Connection" with two amazing Co-HQ hotels in New Orleans.


Find information regarding competitor transportation, general attendee transportation, parking, New Orleans streetcars and mass transit.


Need help making your travel arrangements? Journey House Travel has been helping Sweet Adelines members for years.

ADA Needs & Scooter Rental

Learn about ADA offerings and how to rent a scooter during your stay in New Orleans.

Harmony Bazaar

Learn more about Harmony Bazaar exhibitor opportunities in 2019.

The Coronet Club Show

Let Sweet Adelines Queens of Harmony and special guests entertain you with the spectacular Coronet Club show.

Education Classes

Sweet Adelines International is committed to advancing the musical art form of barbershop harmony through educational opportunities. Be sure to make time while you are in New Orleans to attend!

Harmony Parade

The first-ever Sweet Adelines International Harmony Parade kicks off in New Orleans on Monday, Sept. 16, 2019. A scaled-down version of the popular Harmony Brigade events, Harmony Parade is an afternoon of ever-changing pick-up quartets made up of singers from all over the Sweet Adelines world!

Family Chorus

Family chorus performance led by powerhouse mother/daughter duo Queen Debbie Cleveland and two-time Rising Star Champion Jenny Allen.

Ain't We Got Fun YWIH Youth Festival

This year, Young Women in Harmony (YWIH) will host Ain’t We Got Fun YWIH Youth Festival, a barbershop singing workshop for young women aged 25 and under. The workshop culminates with a performance on the International stage (immediately preceding the Harmony Classic chorus competition) and all attendees will receive complimentary admission to Harmony Classic!

Convention Photography

Preserve your memories of convention week with beautiful photography from Jon Read Photography.

Licensed Event Apparel

Sweet Adelines licensed event apparel is now available for pre-order from Gold Medal Ideas! For the best selection, pre-order online by August 4.

Convention Advertising

Want to get your message or product in front of thousands of Sweet Adelines members? Advertise in the convention program or purchase a jumbotron.

VIP Seating

VIP section seating invitations were sent out in the beginning of April. If you did not receive an invitation but believe you should have, please email events@sweetadelines.com.


Questions? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information.