They thought it was a fad. They thought it would die off. They thought wrong. Karaoke is here to stay, and that means that you might want to look into hosting a karaoke night at your bar. Even if you don’t happen to be a fan, there are plenty of people out there that love karaoke. You want to keep your customers happy, and you want to gain more customers, right? This can be a great way to do it.
You will find many different types of karaoke machines that you can buy for your bar, from simple little machines to large machines with PA systems. The one you choose will depend on the size of your bar and how often you think you might be using it. Make sure that you have a huge song selection for the machine. You want to be able to appeal to as many people as possible and the more songs available the better.
Rather than just buying a machine and placing it in the corner of your bar to gather dust, you need to make sure that you advertise your special karaoke night. Start your ads several weeks in advance. Make sure that you announce it on your website and blog and all of the different social networks. Tell everyone on your bar’s fan page to let their friends know. Perhaps you can coincide the night with an extended happy hour that goes until closing time, just to boost interest.
You should only start with one karaoke night per month, just to see how it works for you. You will probably get a decent response as long as you have done your advertising properly. As more and more people learn about it, more will show up on that special night, and you might decide that you want to add another night per month. You can even add as many as one per week if there is a demand for it. While you might be tempted to have karaoke every night, you should set a limit. If people don’t see it as a special event any more, they won’t be as excited to come.
Once you’ve hosted a few of these events and seen just how much business they can bring into the bar, you will be singing the praises of karaoke form the rooftops!