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
LDJ 2022 Performers
Signature – 2019 BHS International Quartet Champion
Midtown – 2022 BHS Second Place Silver Medalist
Throwback – 2022 BHS Third Place Bronze Medalist
GQ – 2022 BHS Fourth Place Bronze Medalist
First Take – 2022 BHS Fifth Place Bronze Medalist
Nightlife – 1996 BHS International Quartet Champion
Main Street – 2017 BHS International Quartet Champion
Bourbon Brothers – 2019 Sunshine District Quartet Champion
AND MORE TO COME!
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.
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.
Friday, September 2nd
Check-In – Omni Hotel
Registration – Championsgate Room
Welcome Reception – TBD
Saturday, September 3rd
9:00AM – 9:45AM
10:00AM – 11:00AM
4:00PM – 6:00PM
Enjoy Time at the Pools
Early Registration – Championsgate
Novice Quartet Contest – Championsgate
Registration – Championsgate
Saturday Jamboree Show – International Ballroom
Afterglow – TBD
Sunday, September 4th
5:00PM – 6:00PM
Enjoy Time at the Pools
Registration (note later start time) – Championsgate
Sunday Supershop Show – International Ballroom
Afterglow – TBD
Monday, September 5th
Check-Out – Omni Hotel
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.