Compete for prizes or simply utilise the karaoke machine as a relaxing and entertaining way for members to get together and have a laugh and raise some money at the same time. Karaoke nights are always popular and a low stress event to setup and run.
Promote the event utilising social media and club resources such as the website and newsletter. Have some club volunteers create flyers to be left at strategic places like the canteen and dressing rooms. All the above can be achieved at no cost.
Upfront entrance fees help build up your margins. Further charges to enter the competition could also be factored in. If your club is lucky enough to have bar and food facilities then you can expect an increase in sales. Raffles auctions and betting on outcomes are all further ways to raise revenue from the night.
Licenses and Permits
If food and alcohol are to be served then all licences and permits need to be in place. If you are unsure then please check with your local council by explaining your event and asking for guidance. The authorities are there to help, not to avoid.
Factors to Consider
ThemeThe main aim of Karaoke is to have fun so change things up a little with some twists like a theme. You can theme your Karaoke night many ways - either like one of the popular TV shows or as a dress up and songs only from a certain era.
OrganisationIt is essential to be organised. Think about the flow of the night, how many shots each entrant will get, how long each person gets to perform, order of performers etc. Prepare a running sheet so everyone knows what's happening when. And make sure there are enough song books to go round.
Appropriate MCA solid MC is required to ensure everyone enjoys that night, but most importantly so that the evening runs smoothly. The MC should have significant people management skills so they can encourage participation and deal with the infamous "Karaoke Hog" who has a few lagers and then thinks the stage is theirs for the rest of the night.
Technology ConsiderationsObviously the big technical consideration that is also the most important, is the actual Karaoke machine with audio and microphones and speakers. Lighting and stage settings also need to be included into the set up for the evening.
This procedure should be treated as a guide only. Your club should seek advice specific to the needs of your club and event. Seek further details from authorities and service providers; especially in regards to insurance, licences, permits, spectator and participant safety.