Karaoke in a post-pandemic world

What a crazy year-plus we’ve all had. First, we hope you and your family have been healthy and safe throughout the pandemic. Our 2020 was off to a great start, with the usual mix of public live band karaoke shows and big private events in San Diego. Of course, we all know what happened in March: everything came to a screeching halt.

As we emerge from the cocoon of not playing, we’re busy dusting off our guitars and preparing for some late summer and fall events. We’re starting to get more inquiries and bookings as “normal” life resumes.

For those of you wondering how things will work going forward, we’re still working on the details ourselves. Much of what we do will be determined by public health guidelines, local restrictions / guidance, and plain ol’ common sense. We plan to do some of the easy things (like wiping down the microphone between singers), and will be working with venues and event planners to ensure we keep you safe as you rock out with us on stage.

So stay tuned. We are eager to add some public events in the coming months so our local friends can sing some live band karaoke with us! We hope to see you very soon.

Rocking Out with Kia Motors

When Kia invited us to rock some live band karaoke for their San Diego event showcasing the 2018 line of cars, our answer was a resounding YES!

For the third time in two years, we joined an enthusiastic and talented crowd made up of bloggers, journalists, and online influencers who were chosen to test drive some of the new Kia models around town and party with us at the Hard Rock Hotel afterward.

Many thanks to Kia Motors USA for bringing us back for one of our favorite corporate gigs! Take a look at the photos below for proof!

Summer Break

Harvard, Yale, Cal State San Marcos. Every great institution takes a summer break now and then. The time has come for Rock Out Karaoke to take a little summer break of our own.

We’ll rock the 710 Beach Club for the first two weeks in June before taking a brief hiatus, only to return recharged and refreshed and ready to rock the late summer and fall months with you.

We understand that this ‘announcement’ may raise a few questions. Here’s a little FAQ:

Are you really taking a break for the summer?
Yes.

Why?
Between summer travel schedules, new jobs, and changes for some of the band members; it was necessary at this point to take a bona fide break. Coming off a 2014 that included 104 shows (in only 52 weeks, mind you), it’s time we slowed the pace a bit.

Are you coming back for regular shows at some point?
You can count on it.

Is the band breaking up?
Not a chance.

Are you sure?
Absolutely.

Are you still available for private parties?
Yes, depending on our travel schedules, we could be available for private gigs this summer – and definitely beyond.

So there you have it. Let’s rock the snot out of these next couple of weeks at 710 Beach Club, say farewell to the Skipper, and get ready for a relaxing summer.

ShamROCK Pre-Party

mcfaddensNew show just announced! This Saturday, March 14, as part of the ShamROCK celebration in downtown San Diego, Rock Out Karaoke will take the stage with you at McFadden’s Irish Pub. We’ll be melting faces at the official VIP pre-party from 3-6pm. Come early for kegs & eggs, more live entertainment with our friend Pat Hilton, DJ’s, drink specials, and more.

Find out all the details here.

Free Things to Do in San Diego

Rock Out Karaoke was recently named one of the top free things to do in San Diego in an article on the website Thrillist.com. We are honored to be sharing the spotlight with other San Diego powerhouses like the Hotel del Coronado, Sunset Cliffs, Taylor Guitars, Balboa Park, and um, the beach.

But we really love sharing the spotlight with YOU each and every week. Thanks for helping us make the list of top San Diego activities – we couldn’t do it without you!

Hotel Del Coronado

Photo Credit: Hotel Del Coronado (Flickr)

See the full article here (and then get out there and do some of these free things!).