This summer, Atlanta’s most enthusiastic singers are invited to converge at Venkman’s for a chance to prove their skills in the city’s first competitive, organized karaoke league. Sponsored by Monday Night Brewing and Venkman’s, the popular restaurant and music venue in the Old Fourth Ward, the league will begin on Thursday, May 5 and run through June 23. Registration is open now at venkmans.leagueapps.com.
Starting May 5 and running for eight weeks, eight teams of six to eight members each will meet at the restaurant every Thursday at 9:00 p.m. for the competition hosted by DJ Robbie Rob. The evening’s contest will be divided into three rounds: a solo by a single performer, a challenge round with one to three performers and a final group round featuring three to six performers. All league teams will compete in each round, with scores determined by ballots distributed to the crowd at Venkman’s that night, including a rotating coterie of expert celebrity judges and guests. Scores will be weighted so that votes by league competitors, non-competitors and judges count for one, two and five points, respectively. No song may last for more than five minutes, so each round will last approximately 40 to 50 minutes. There will be prizes awarded to teams each week based on popular vote.
Additional rules can be viewed at the ATL Karaoke League website. Registration costs $400 per team, and all registered team members must be 21 years of age or older. During the competition, Venkman’s will be offering menu specials and a special price on Slap Fight, Monday Night Brewing’s new West Coast IPA. Additional sponsors include Pickers Vodka, Constantine Entertainment, Crown Royal and Captain Morgan. Interested parties are encouraged to register as soon as possible as league spots are expected to fill up extremely quickly; registration can be found at venkmans.leagueapps.com.