Established in 1999, Ladies First has been entertaining audiences with its renditions of classic and popular music.
Shortly after the group began, they advanced to the 2000 Midwest Semifinals of the National Championships of Collegiate a Cappella and toured California with the IU Alumni Association. Since then, the group has been awarded 3rd in the ICCA District Competition and hosted the 2015 ICCA Quarterfinals at Indiana University where they placed in the top 10. In 2012, the group had the honor of performing with Madonna and Cee Lo Green at Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis.
Since the debut of their self-titled album in April 2000, the group has released six additional albums with the latest, “In Full Bloom,” in the spring of 2021. Their second album, “Down for the Ride,” was nominated for best female a cappella album and best female soloist in the 2006 Cara Competition.
Ladies First is extremely active in the Bloomington and Indianapolis communities, having been showcased for events such as Indiana University's Dance Marathon, the Indiana Governor’s Conference for Women, Miss Indiana University, Indiana University Arts and Humanities “First Thursday” Festival and numerous Greek and alumni events around campus.
Although the love for making music brings the group together, it is the lifelong friendships that keeps the legacy of Ladies First strong throughout the years. GOLF!