Sunshine District

Labor Day Jamboree

September 2-5, 2022, Orlando, FL

LABOR DAY JAMBOREE

About

The Sunshine District’s Labor Day Jamboree is a fun-filled event where your family and closest friends can enjoy a long weekend together full of music. Not just any music though, but the sweet sounds of Barbershop Harmony! Over the weekend you choose to participate as much or as little as you’d like. A weekend that you and your family will enjoy floating on a lazy river, playing in the wave pool together, taking some time to visit one of the many nearby attractions, tags, tags, and more tags, and of course – live shows featuring your favorite quartets!
The Sunshine District and LDJ team are committed to the health and safety of our attendees and performers. We’re staying up to date on CDC Guidelines and monitoring the results from other singing events. COVID is not going away, and singing is one of the easiest ways to spread it. While we can’t control what happens at the Omni resort outside of official LDJ events, our safety protocols will likely include audience masking during shows and the novice contest. The final plan will be based on circumstances at the time. More information will be shared as it becomes available.

The Labor Day Jamboree has been a Barbershop tradition in Florida (also known as the Sunshine District to us Barbershoppers) for over 50 years now. LDJ is an amazing weekend and those of us that make the annual pilgrimage thoroughly enjoy adding our shared experiences to that legacy.

Please plan on joining us. You’ll be glad you did.

LDJ 2022 has been made possible in part by gifts from Don & Lynn Lambert, the Association of International Champions, and donors to Harmony Foundation. For those of you who were planning to join us last year, we appreciate your understanding. We were heartbroken to have to make the decision to cancel and it could have been truly devastating if not for the generosity of others. Thank you.

REGISTRATION & SHOWS

Registration & Shows

LDJ 2022 is smaller by design. Seating is limited, and registrations will most likely sell out. As of 8/8, over 75% of the available seats have been claimed. 

 

LDJ 2022 Performers

Signature2019 BHS International Quartet Champion

Midtown2022 BHS Second Place Silver Medalist

Throwback2022 BHS Third Place Bronze Medalist

GQ2022 BHS Fourth Place Bronze Medalist

First Take2022 BHS Fifth Place Bronze Medalist

Nightlife1996 BHS International Quartet Champion

Main Street2017 BHS International Quartet Champion

Bourbon Brothers – 2019 Sunshine District Quartet Champion

AND MORE TO COME!

HEADQUARTERS HOTEL

OMNI ORLANDO RESORT AT CHAMPIONSGATE

1500 Masters Boulevard
Championsgate, Florida 33896

Surrounded by 36 holes of championship golf and 15 acres of recreation, the Omni resort is one of the nation’s premier golf, meeting and leisure destinations. In addition to world-class golf, the resort offers a signature full-service spa, sparkling pools and a lazy river, making it the perfect getaway hotel for adults and children alike.

The Omni LDJ room block is closed as of August 10. We do not expect any more rooms to become available at LDJ preferred rates, so prevailing rates will apply for future bookings. Remember, unless you booked in the block you will not be able to take advantage of perks like complimentary self-parking and waived resort fees.

For those staying offsite, Omni pool and cabana Day Passes appear to be sold out. You can still check ResortPass and use the code GROUP10% during checkout to see if anything is available.

As of August 8th, there are still some affordable housing options nearby via AirBnB or VRBO. Parking at the Omni is $5 per day for registered LDJ attendees.

TRANSPORTATION

Omni Driving Directions

FROM ORLANDO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT – 25 MINUTES/32 MILES
Take the South exit to 417 South. Take 417 South and follow the signs to I-4 West. Take I-4 West 3 miles past the Walt Disney World® Resort exits to Exit 58. Take Exit 58 and bear right to the ChampionsGate main entrance.
DIRECTIONS FROM THE SOUTH – VIA FLORIDA TURNPIKE NORTH
Follow the Florida Turnpike North to Exit 249, Osceola Parkway, and turn left. Follow Osceola Parkway to the Greenway (417). Take 417 South and follow the signs to I-4 West. Take I-4 West to Exit 58. Once you exit, make a right onto ChampionsGate Boulevard. At the second stop light, turn right onto Masters Boulevard. The hotel is on the left.
DIRECTIONS FROM THE NORTH – VIA FLORIDA TURNPIKE SOUTH
Follow the Turnpike South from Ocala – Take Turnpike South to exit 259 to I-4. Take I-4 West to exit 58. Once you exit, make a right onto ChampionsGate Blvd., and the resort will be two traffic lights down on your right.
DIRECTIONS FROM THE EAST – VIA I-4 WEST
Follow I-4 West. Take Exit 58. Bear right off the ramp. Pass through the gates of ChampionsGate. At the second stop light, turn right onto Masters Boulevard. The hotel is on the left.
DIRECTIONS FROM THE WEST – VIA I-4 EAST
Follow I-4 East to Exit 58. Turn left off the ramp. Enter ChampionsGate gates. At the second stop light, turn right onto Masters Boulevard. The hotel is on the left.

Schedule

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Friday, September 2nd

4:00PM

4PM -6PM

8:00PM

Check-In – Omni Hotel

Registration – Championsgate Room

Welcome Reception – TBD

Saturday, September 3rd

ALL DAY

9:00AM – 9:45AM

10:00AM – 11:00AM

4:00PM – 6:00PM

7:00PM

9:30PM

 

Enjoy Time at the Pools

Early Registration – Championsgate

Novice Quartet Contest – Championsgate

Registration – Championsgate

Saturday Jamboree Show – International Ballroom

Afterglow – TBD

 

Sunday, September 4th

ALL DAY

5:00PM – 6:00PM

7:00PM

9:30PM

 

Enjoy Time at the Pools

Registration (note later start time) – Championsgate

Sunday Supershop Show – International Ballroom

Afterglow – TBD

 

Monday, September 5th

11:00AM

 

Check-Out – Omni Hotel

 

livestream

Live Stream Information

We’re not sure now whether a livestream will be available this year. The safest bet is to purchase your registration before they’re all gone.

NOVICE qUARTET CONTEST

GRAPEFRUIT LEAGUE NOVICE QUARTET CONTEST

ARE YOU IN A NOVICE QUARTET? Do you want a shot at winning a trophy and gold medals?
Then the Grapefruit League Novice Quartet Contest at Labor Day Jamboree is for you! We’re happy to announce the foursome serving as mic tester and judges – your 2022 5th place International Bronze Medalist, First Take! The winner will have the opportunity to open the Saturday Night Jamboree Show. Quartets will sing two songs in the Barbershop Style. The winning quartet’s name will be placed on the Rik Ogden traveling trophy. This is a great chance to put a quartet together and become the stars of Labor Day Jamboree!

Enter the Novice Contest HERE.

 

  • The quartet cannot contain more than two members who have been a finalist in any District/Regional Contest or have competed in International Competition (including BHS NextGen or Seniors, SAI, HI, or MBHA) within the past 10 years.
  • No more than one member who has been a District/Regional Champion, or International Finalist (including BHS NextGen or Seniors, SAI, HI, or MBHA) within the past 10 years.
  • Last year’s champs are not eligible unless they change two members and the quartet name
  • Registrations are not required to participate as a competitor in the novice contest. However, registrations ARE required for all those attending LDJ events, including the shows and novice contest. So – for those only planning to compete and that’s it, no registration is needed.

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DAVE LABAR MEMORIAL ALMOST CLASSIC CLASSIC

The official tournament has been postponed until 2023, but you can get a leg up on next year by playing a round or two during the weekend. You can get a great rate on your greens fees as an add-on when you make your hotel reservation.