From a press release:
“What: D.C. City-Wide Karaoke Championship
When: Monday, August 1, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: Penn Social, 801 E Street N.W.
Who: 8 competitive teams, celebrity judges, hundreds of entertained viewers
The DMV’s most creative and talented performers compete for karaoke league supremacy at the District Karaoke City-Wide Finals on Monday, August 1st, at Penn Social.
This isn’t American Idol or karaoke at your favorite watering hole, this is a spectacle of epic proportions. Don’t take our word for it, see what the Wall Street Journal had to say about our entertaining league (“These Karaoke Leagues Find Satisfaction in Crazy Costumes,” 12/2/2015).
Eight teams earned their spots through five divisions of weekly competition at our partner venues – Mackey’s Public House, Policy Restaurant & Lounge, Mad Rose Tavern, and Acre 121. Performers pull out all the stops – costumes, comedy, props, and more – to elevate their performances above the average drunken party outing. You’ll see tried and true themes like Broadway, sex, and personal relationships, while other performances hit on current events like the 2016 election, PokemonGO, and more – all set to music you know and love.
The event is expected to draw more than 350 enthusiastic viewers to the basement of Penn Social who then vote for the performances with DK’s mobile voting site. Popular vote counts for half of the points in each matchup while celebrity judges comprise the other half of the vote.
The judges for the event are:
Jenn Gustetic, Small Business Innovation Research Program Executive at NASA
Mike Piotnek, District Manager at Boston Beer Company
Dan Milano, Managing Editor, Social Media at Circa
Dan Zak, Reporter at the Washington Post”