Fourth Avenue is a professional a cappella group based in Dayton, Ohio that has been sharing their high-energy show with audiences since 1993.


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JULY 13, 2023 | 8:00 p.m. | Summer Arts Festival (Veterans Park Amphitheater) | Springfield, OH

Fourth Avenue celebrates our 30th Anniversary in 2023! We are performing a 90 minute set as part of the Summer Arts Festival at Veterans Park Amphitheater in Springfield, OH (250 Cliff Park Rd, Springfield, OH 45504). Admission is FREE. Bring a lawn chair. The concert is facilitated by the Springfield Arts Council. For more information, go to Fourth Avenue’s Event Listing on Facebook or the Springfield Arts Council’s Summer Arts Festival Web Page


Fourth Avenue is a legend in
the a cappella universe.

Deke Sharon (NBC’s The Sing-Off and Music Director of the Pitch Perfect Movies)


Since 1993, this professional a cappella quartet has been entertaining audiences with concerts that feature a variety of familiar pop, rock, soul, R&B, gospel, and doo-wop favorites from different eras, as well as catchy original music performed with their unique high energy approach. Incredible harmony, audience participation, outrageous humor, and a fully choreographed stage show are all part of the musical extravaganza. They have shared the stage with such national acts as The Beach Boys, The Temptations, Styx, and Three Dog Night.

For an extended bio, click HERE.

  • 1st place and audience favorite at the 1996 Harmony Sweepstake Competition in Chicago.

  • 1998 Contemporary A Cappella Recording Award for Best Doo-Wop/R&B Song of the Year for their rendition of “In the Midnight Hour” on the CD entitled Fourth Avenue.

  • Invited to Ohio Governor’s mansion to perform for Jobs for Ohio Graduates ceremony.

  • Nominated for the 1999 International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions Variety Entertainer of the Year Award.

  • Chosen for Muse Machine Touring Roster and Greater Columbus Arts Council Artists-in-Schools Roster. Both highly selective programs bring professional artists into schools.

  • Selected as touring artist for Ohio Arts Council’s Fee Support Roster, a program providing federal funding to preferred Ohio touring artists.

  • 2004 Contemporary A Cappella Recording Award Nomination for Best Pop/Rock Cover Song of the Year for their rendition of “Fade to Grey” on their CD entitled Scrapbook.

  • Performed in the Netherlands for Holland America Cruise Line’s 130th Anniversary.

  • Featured in a regional television ad campaign for Safe Auto Insurance in 2003, 2004, and 2006.

  • Their CD, high energy harmony, was picked as one of the TOP 25 LOCAL CDs of 2007 by the Dayton Daily News.

  • Performed for Michigan’s Governor in 2008 and 2009.

  • Listed as a must see a cappella group by
  • Performed for West Virginia Governor’s School of the Arts in 2019.
  • Celebrated their 30th Anniversary of entertaining audiences nationally and internationally in 2023.
Jim Brown | Bass

Jim Brown | Bass

Richard Bresenhan | Tenor

Richard Bresenhan | Tenor

Scott Dawson | Baritone

Scott Dawson | Baritone

Ryan Holway | Tenor

Ryan Holway | Tenor



Scrapbook, 100%, and high energy harmony are available at our shows and on Amazon. Why2K? is only available at our shows. Please click on an image below to go to the Amazon page for that album. 

Scrapbook CD Cover Art
100% CD cover art
high energy harmony CD cover art


Undercover is a compilation of studio and live cover songs from our previous releases, Scrapbook and high energy harmony along with four live covers not previously released (“Proud Mary,” “Send Me,” “Stand By Me,” and “Something That We Do”).

Undercover Cover Art

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The Originals is a digital collection of a cappella original songs that appear on our 100%, Scrapbook, and high energy harmony CDs. You will think you hear instruments on the tracks, but all of the sounds including the drums are made by the human voice.

Cover art for The Originals, a digital album by Fourth Avenue

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Scott, our Artistic Director, composes many of the arrangements and originals we perform in Fourth Avenue. Lydia’s Lullabies is a heartfelt album of a Dad sharing his faith with his daughter that features two tracks sung by Fourth Avenue. Half of the proceeds benefit the Dayton Gospel Mission.

Lydia's Lullabies cover art

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Maybe Fourth Avenue is out of your budget, but you still want to book an exceptional a cappella group. The three original members of Fourth Avenue also sing in a professional a cappella power trio called NexDetour. Click on the video for a sample of NexDetour and the button below to go to the NexDetour website.