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Frequently Asked Questions

What is karaoke?

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.

What is District Karaoke?

District 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."

How do I join District Karaoke?

Join our mailing list at DistrictKaraoke.com to learn about upcoming registration opportunities. You can register at DistrictKaraoke.com/registration during specified registration periods.

Who is eligible to join District Karaoke?

Anyone 21 years of age and over. No actual talent required.

How much does it cost to join District Karaoke?

The registration fee for District Karaoke is $55.00 per person.

What happens at District Karaoke?

Each evening of District 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 District Karaoke representatives. To learn more, read the complete rules at DistrictKaraoke.com/rules.

How long is a season?

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.

Can I register by myself? Can I register with friends?

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!

How do I start a team?

When registration is open, you will be able to register at DistrictKaraoke.com/registration.

Can I name my own team?

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.

How many divisions does District Karaoke have in the District of Columbia?

District Karaoke has five (5) divisions in DC and Arlington. You can see our current divisions under the Standings link. If you have a suggestion for a venue in the District of Columbia metropolitan area, please email us at singit@districtkaraoke.com.

I am interested in advertising with District Karaoke. Who do I speak to?

Email singit@districtkaraoke.com with your name and organization and a representative will be in touch to discuss the opportunities we have available.

How do I contact the organizers of District Karaoke?

Email us here singit@districtkaraoke.com or use the contact page on our website.

What benefits do I get for joining District Karaoke?

District 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.

What is the minimum/maximum number of people on a team?

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.

What is District Karaoke's billing policy?

All registration fees are collected at the time of registration.

What is District Karaoke's refund policy?

District Karaoke will not refund registration fees for any reason. However, registration may be deferred to a future season for extenuating circumstances.

Who do I contact with a question/concern about billing?

Email us here singit@districtkaraoke.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.

How do I subscribe/unsubscribe from District Karaoke's email list?

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.

I want to start a karaoke league in my city. How can I start a karaoke league near me?

That's awesome! Email christopher@untiedkaraoke.com 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.

What is District Karaoke's drinking policy?

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!

Our Partners

District Karaoke would like to thank all of our supporters, sponsors, and partners!

  • Lyft
  • Mad Rose Tavern
  • Acre 121
  • Policy
  • Fillmore Silver Spring
  • Samuel Adams
  • ZipCar
  • Samuel Adams
  • We are just into performance and we love to win... and now we have an outlet in to express ourselves.

    Clinton,
    The More We Drink, the Better You Sound

  • I should tell you our unofficial motto: Anyone can kick a ball, but only ballers can belt a ballad.

    Jesse,
    The Commissioner

  • We compete. It's not really about the winning; it's about having fun. But the competition is the fun.

    Mary-Alice,
    Naughty by Nurture

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