Karaoke is an ancient Japanese tradition dating back to the 1960s. A portmanteau of "empty" and "orchestra" in Japanese, karaoke is a form of interactive entertainment in which amateur singers sing along with recorded music without the lead vocal track. Lyrics are usually displayed on a video screen, along with a moving symbol, changing color, or music video images, to guide the singer.
Independence Karaoke is a social, team-based karaoke league. This means that teams will be competing against each other to battle for the title of "City-Wide Karaoke Champions."
Anyone 21 years of age and over. No actual talent required.
The registration fee for Independence Karaoke is $55.00 per person.
Each evening of Independence Karaoke consists of three (3) rounds. In the first and second rounds, a member of each team sings a solo. In the third round, at least two (2) performers must sing as a "group." At the beginning of the evening, Team Managers submit a list of the performers and their song selections to Independence Karaoke representatives. To learn more, read the complete rules at independencekaraoke.com/rules.
A season lasts ten (10) weeks, with the last two (2) weeks reserved for the Semifinals and Finals. A City-Wide Finals Competition is then held after the regular season ends. There may be special parties and events held before or after the season.
We know not everyone has friends who enjoy karaoke as much as you do. That's OK! If you have friends who want to join with you, start a team. You and your friends will be kept together. But you can also register as a "free agent" and be placed on an awesome team!
When registration is open, you will be able to register at independencekaraoke.com/registration.
Of course! However, keep in mind that team names are supposed to be fun, witty and full of innuendo. Team names may not contain reference or implication to political agenda, issue, candidates, elected officials, religion, or overt alcohol, drug, or sexual reference. Teams in the same metropolitan region may not have the exact same name unless otherwise approved by league representatives.
Independence Karaoke has one (1) division Charlotte. You can see our current divisions under the Standings link. If you have a suggestion for a venue in the Charlotte metropolitan area, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Email email@example.com with your name and organization and a representative will be in touch to discuss the opportunities we have available.
Email us here firstname.lastname@example.org or use the contact page on our website.
Independence Karaoke performers receive an official t-shirt, as well as enjoy alcohol specials, exclusive parties, theme nights, contests, prizes and special events throughout the season.
There is a minimum of four (4) people per team, with at least 2 male performers and 2 female performers. The maximum number of players is eight (8) performers. If your team has less than eight (8) performers, additional "free agents" may be added to your team.
All registration fees are collected at the time of registration.
Independence Karaoke will not refund registration fees for any reason. However, registration may be deferred to a future season for extenuating circumstances.
Email us here email@example.com with your name, phone number and a clear description of the problem and someone will be in touch to address your question or concern.
As sad as it is to see you go, you can unsubscribe yourself by clicking on the "unsubscribe" link found in every email we send.
That's awesome! Email firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us a little bit about yourself and where you live. We will be in touch with you to discuss how you can establish a karaoke league in your area.
Please drink responsibly. Nobody wants to hear another slurred Billy Joel song.
If the information above doesn't help, just shot us an email and we'll answer your questions as best we can. Thanks!
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