Barbershop Music Appreciation Day | July 13
Thu Jul 13th

National Barbershop Music Appreciation Day

Can you hear the sweet music? National Barbershop Music Appreciation Day celebrates a cappella style of music and honors one of the country's musical societies on July 13th.


Barbershop music's roots lie in African American history and their traditional improvisational music from the 1800s. Folk songs and hymns performed in four parts contributed to the four-part harmony of barbershop music.

Although many of us may associate a cappella music with a quartet, entire choirs also sing barbershop. People of all ages and from every ethnicity are also included in barbershop clubs. Their performances can be heard at local events or national championships. The music is often upbeat, spiritual, or simply amusing, and it includes songs with clear lyrics and easily singable melodies.

Women of all ages are united across the country, with organizations like the Sweet Adelines, which were established on July 13, 1945, bringing women of all ages together. Crows are swooning to fun tunes thanks to the blending of their voices. The women also compete, much like the men's clubs. They tune their voices and rehearse while also performing locally.

How to celebrate barbershop music appreciation day?

We can't stop celebrating National Barbershop Music Day because we are able or inability to sing. One thing is certain, you'll certainly start your day off right if you listen to some four-part harmony. We also have several other ways to celebrate!

  • Attend a barbershop performance
  • Share your organization's online success
  • A barbershop's success is a result of a group effort. Take your quartet or entire choir to the streets or even in a park
  • With a sweet serenade, surprise people on the street
  • Sweet Adelines International is a barbershop group that includes members of Sweet Adelines International
  • Local organizations that support local organizations that rehearse and function together
  • Learn to sing a cappella
  • Encourage others to share their talents
  • Learn about barbershop music's past

Use #BarbershopMusicAppreciationDay on social media to share your celebration.

The national barbershop music appreciation day is the centennial barbershop music appreciation day in the United States

In 2005, Sweet Adelines International established National Barbershop Music Appreciation Day to celebrate the organization's 60th anniversary. Edna Mae Anderson founded the Tulsa, Oklahoma, company on July 13, 1945. It has nearly 21,000 members around the world today, with nearly 21,000 worldwide.