Hosting a Young Adult Party

Voicebox Karaoke Young Adult Party

Perfect for Teens, Kids and Families

Chaperones

    • If you’re hosting a party for kids 14 or older, an adult chaperone is not required. For younger kids, an adult must be present during the entire party.
    • We love hosting family parties and events for young adults. Minors are welcome any time before 9pm Tuesdays-Thursdays and any time before 7PM on Fridays-Sundays, and as a family-friendly business we make sure you have the privacy and comfort you expect.
    • Regardless of age, we’ve found the following tips to be very helpful.

Food & Snacks

✔ Do bring cake, cupcakes, brownies, etc. “Finger friendly” sweets (cupcakes or cookies) work best at Voicebox, freeing up a hand to hold a microphone.
✔ Review our in-house menu in advance. It can be found here.
✖ No outside food is allowed in Voicebox, except for celebratory desserts. You may bring your own plates, forks, napkins or purchase a cake kit for $10.
✖ Don’t bring outside beverages of any kind, including soda, coffee and water. We supply every suite with pitchers of water, and offer sodas and juice for sale.

Decorating

✔ Balloons, banners, posters and streamers are great decorations for the suite, just don’t attach anything to the art work.
✖ Please don’t bring confetti, silly string, feather boas or glitter as they become a permanent part of the suite.
✖ Please don’t tape onto our murals or use anything other than painter’s masking tape to attach things to the wall. Also, please don’t cover the window on the door.

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Song Selection

✔ Review our song selection with the guest of honor prior to the party. Our song lists can be found here: Songs & Playlists. It’s best to come prepared with up to 30 songs, as our songbooks can be pretty overwhelming for the kids.
✔ Be proactive in your child’s song selection process, as some songs might not be appropriate for certain age groups. We defer to you as the parent/chaperone to help choose the best songs for your party.

Other Tips

✔ Stay safe! Please make sure that everyone keeps their shoes on during the entire party.
✔ Do take a break in the lounge! Children are welcome in our lounge area. However, no children are allowed to sit at the bar.
✔ Feel free to enjoy an adult beverage out in the bar area. OLCC regulations state no alcoholic beverage can be taken into any of our suites if there are any minors (people under 21) in that suite.
✔ Get in touch with us before your party if you have any questions or concerns!

2012 Video Contest Official Rules

Karaoke Contest 2012

Announcing Voicebox’s 3rd Annual Anniversary Video Contest

Entry Requirements

To help celebrate our fourth anniversary, Voicebox invites you to help replace the boring old CDG of our top hundred songs by creating your own karaoke video. And you don’t have to be a professional video editor to participate. We’re looking for anything from animations to live action, from cue cards (a la Bob Dylan) to bouncing balls (mastered in this video), as long as the displayed lyrics are synchronized to the actual vocal syllable being sung—not just the word. No need to digitally superimpose, so be creative!

All entries must consist of a video file synchronized with the karaoke version of a song from Voicebox’s top song list (see list below and buy the best karaoke version of your song at TriceraSoft, Karaoke Version, or Karaoke Channel). The visual content of the video can be anything, so long as it is in good taste.

Videos must be the original work of the entrant. Entrants give Voicebox permission to 1) post video entries on its Facebook page, 2) use the video entires without restriction as part of Voicebox’s karaoke song library, 3) use the video entries for any other purpose, 4) publish the name(s) of entrant(s) in connection with this contest or in the karaoke song library.

Last Year’s Winning Video

A Video From Last Year’s Contest

Eligible, Legal Song Versions

Videos must be synchronized with legally obtained karaoke versions of one of Voicebox’s top 100 songs (see below for songs that are off the table and see our site for the top 100 list). Entrants must purchase the karaoke version of the song themselves. Due to copyright law, Voicebox cannot provide the karaoke version for entrants. Links to required karaoke versions are listed below, and none cost more than $2.99. Entrants may present their receipt for the song purchase as a coupon for food, beverages, or karaoke at Voicebox. Voicebox has NO financial interest or affiliation with TriceraSoft, Karaoke Version, or Karaoke Channel.

Song List

Choose any of our top 100 songs, viewable here, that does not already have a video.

Songs listed below already have incredible videos from previous years’ contest. They’re off the table this year. Sorry!

Search for and buy your favorite karaoke version on TriceraSoft, Karaoke Version, or Karaoke Channel.

  1. Don’t Stop Believin’ video
  2. Bohemian Rhapsody video
  3. Sweet Caroline video
  4. Poker Face video
  5. I Will Survive video
  6. Summer Nights video

 

Technical Requirements

To be considered valid entries:

  • Videos should have a title screen that lists the song title, song artist(s), video composers, etc.
  • Videos must be at least standard definition quality: 640×480 pixels. Higher resolution is preferred.
  • The karaoke version audio track should be embedded in the video file and encoded either as PCM or as MP3.
  • Video tracks should be compressed with a lossless codec — or with a lossy codec (H.264, MPEG-2, Xvid, DivX, Quicktime) set to very high quality settings. Entries that are unreadable by VLC media player or that are over-compressed may be rejected.
  • Videos files must be submitted in person or by mail on either USB flash drive or on DVD-ROM media. Do not submit fully authored DVDs, only DVD-ROMs with video files on them. Entry media may be returned to entrants by pick-up only after the video files have been copied and verified.
  • If you have questions or think these tips sound more complicated than they really are, please contact us.

 

Deadlines

September 15th: Video Contest begins
November 15th: All submissions must be received by mail or hand delivery
November 16th: Videos Posted on Facebook, fan voting begins
November 23rd: Video Contest winners announced and posted on Voicebox’s Facebook page. Winning videos will also be used every time a guest plays that song in their suite.

Prizes and Determination of Winners

First Prize, a check for $300. Voicebox staff will select the winner.

Second Prize, a check for $150. Voicebox staff will select the winner.

Third Prize, $150 Voicebox gift certificate. The winner is selected by Voicebox staff. The gift certificate is good any time with advance reservation, and can be used on food, drink, or room time.

Crowd Favorite, a gift certificate for a two-hour party in Box 5. The winner will be selected by popular Facebook vote: all video entries will be posted on Voicebox’s Facebook page, and the winner is the video that gets the most likes. Each video will only win one prize, so if the crowd favorite has been awarded any other prize, the next-highest liked video will win the crowd favorite prize.

Participation Prize, $20 gift certificate to Voicebox. All non-winning entrants who submit a qualifying video will receive a Participation Prize. Entrants will receive no more than one Participation Prize, no matter how many entries they submit.

Copyright Permissions

By submitting a video, entrants give Voicebox permission to screen their video entry in the course of its commercial operations. Entrants own their original work and may withdraw permission to use their video at any time.

Other Details

  • No purchase from Voicebox necessary to enter the contest.
  • Individuals may submit multiple entries, so long as each entry satisfies these conditions.
  • Voicebox reserves the right to reject any entry for any reason.
  • Entrants must be at least 13 years old.
  • Entrants must be residents of Oregon or Washington State.

Nodeconf 2012 Aftermath

Nodeconf 2012

Wow. What an amazing time. Thanks to everyone who made the night possible and to everyone who rocked out. This was a historic night for Voicebox and we’re so proud to share it with such an awesome community. Here’s some highlights:

API

In case you missed it, our API is published here:

http://voiceboxpdx.com/api

Use control code “HSCL” to test our API against a mock player.

Hacks of the Night

@substack wrapped our API in an npm-module!

Henry created a nodejitsu toy:

http://voicebox.nodejitsu.com/<room code>

will add a random song from our Top 100 to your queue.

Awesome!

Timeline of Plays

This timeline depicts the flow of plays at Voicebox throughout the event in each of the 6 karaoke suites (click for full size):

Timeline of plays for Nodeconf 2012 party

Salient points

  • The thin lines represent the queue depth at that time
  • The dots are a “song added event”
  • The dots are connected via a line to a box representing the starting time and duration of the song played
  • Red dots are songs that were never started
  • Red boxes are songs that were skipped soon after starting
  • Dark boxes are songs that are skipped near the end
  • Can you find the moment that @substack rickrolled us?

 

The Playlist

Here’s all the plays of the evening!  These are songs that were actually sung to completion, it doesn’t include skipped songs.  Noders really seem to like “Fresh Prince” !!

Total Plays: 360

Rank Title Artist Code Plays
1 Bohemian Rhapsody Queen 68951 7
2 Never Gonna Give You Up Astley, Rick 1399 6
3 Fresh Prince TV Theme 7387 5
4 Sabotage Beastie Boys, The 69454 4
5 Don’t Stop Believin’ Journey 67277 4
6 Wonderwall Oasis 56784 4
7 Blister In The Sun Violent Femmes 12043 4
8 Ice Ice Baby Vanilla Ice 3625 4
9 Tainted Love Soft Cell 1074 3
10 Tiny Dancer John, Elton 868 3
11 Baby Got Back Sir Mix-A-Lot 2490 3
12 Buddy Holly Weezer 2079 3
13 Duality Slipknot 67738 3
14 Santeria Sublime 68033 3
15 I’m On A Boat Lonely Island, The & T-Pain 57053 3
16 Whole New World, A Bryson, Peabo & Regina Belle 63541 3
17 Part Of Your World Little Mermaid, The 56865 2
18 Friday Black, Rebecca 67737 2
19 Sweet Child O’ Mine Guns N’ Roses 63208 2
20 Regulate Warren G & Nate Dogg 2480 2
21 White And Nerdy Yankovic, ‘Weird Al’ 63376 2
22 Intergalactic Beastie Boys, The 69703 2
23 Free Fallin’ Petty, Tom 1928 2
24 Semi-Charmed Life Third Eye Blind 12093 2
25 Faith Limp Bizkit 63371 2
26 Come As You Are Nirvana 56897 2
27 Fight For Your Right To Party Beastie Boys, The 67939 2
28 Forgot About Dre Dr. Dre & Eminem 56581 2
29 I’ll Make Love To You Boyz II Men 4109 2
30 Stay (I Missed You) Loeb, Lisa & The Nine Stories 1719 2
31 Ironic Morissette, Alanis 12078 2
32 F#ck You Cee Lo Green 67287 2
33 Hey Jude Beatles, The 3037 2
34 Mother Danzig 69434 2
35 I Wanna Be Sedated Ramones, The 66519 2
36 Sweet Home Alabama Lynyrd Skynyrd 67886 2
37 You Oughta Know Morissette, Alanis 6031 2
38 Enter Sandman Metallica 63152 2
39 Under The Bridge Red Hot Chili Peppers 67946 2
40 Bullet With Butterfly Wings Smashing Pumpkins 2084 2
41 Loser Beck 1665 2
42 I BELIEVE I CAN FLY R. Kelly 48899 2
43 Short Skirt, Long Jacket Cake 10739 2
44 White Wedding Idol, Billy 56671 2
45 Bad Romance Lady Gaga 66207 2
46 Back Door Man Doors, The 68627 2
47 Stand By Me King, Ben E. 268 2
48 Fire Water Burn Bloodhound Gang, The 67044 2
49 I Want It That Way Backstreet Boys, The 3670 2
50 These Boots Are Made For Walkin’ Sinatra, Nancy 471 2
51 Head Like A Hole Nine Inch Nails 66280 1
52 Sex On Fire Kings Of Leon 57032 1
53 Gucci Gucci Kreayshawn 69428 1
54 Lookin’ Out My Back Door Creedence Clearwater Revival 4668 1
55 Burning Down The House Talking Heads, The 2156 1
56 Fly Me To The Moon Sinatra, Frank 6246 1
57 Wanted Dead Or Alive Bon Jovi 63425 1
58 Kiss Me Sixpence None The Richer 12106 1
59 I Love This Bar Keith, Toby 5061 1
60 I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) Proclaimers, The 8081 1
61 Distance, The Cake 63475 1
62 99 Problems Jay-Z 11416 1
63 Rocket Man John, Elton 67941 1
64 Hallelujah Wainwright, Rufus 69149 1
65 New York, New York Sinatra, Frank 3082 1
66 Criminal Apple, Fiona 3687 1
67 Smells Like Teen Spirit Nirvana 68470 1
68 We Can Work It Out Beatles, The 67393 1
69 Don Giovanni Rancid 66796 1
70 Ring Of Fire Cash, Johnny 997 1
71 Complicated Lavigne, Avril 4172 1
72 Just A Friend Biz Markie 11381 1
73 Chop Suey System Of A Down 11263 1
74 Wavin’ Flag (The Celebration Mix) K’naan 69563 1
75 Summertime Joplin, Janis 69326 1
76 Space Oddity Bowie, David 69488 1
77 It’s Still Rock & Roll To Me Joel, Billy 5658 1
78 Time After Time Lauper, Cyndi 1365 1
79 Kiss From A Rose Seal 1226 1
80 Inside Out Eve 6 8742 1
81 HONESTY Billy Joel 47860 1
82 Don’t Stop Me Now Queen 56773 1
83 I Feel Fine Beatles, The 1058 1
84 Business Time Flight Of The Conchords 69185 1
85 Round & Round Ratt 2215 1
86 Edge Of Seventeen Nicks, Stevie 1542 1
87 Sulfur Slipknot 63434 1
88 In Bloom Nirvana 56882 1
89 Since U Been Gone Clarkson, Kelly 12554 1
90 Under The Sea Little Mermaid, The 67336 1
91 Tom Sawyer Rush 66605 1
92 Rolling In The Deep Adele 67494 1
93 My Funny Valentine Sinatra, Frank 5292 1
94 Manah Manah Muppets, The 69576 1
95 It Wasn’t Me Shaggy & Ricardo “Rikrok” Ducent 1600 1
96 Safety Dance, The Men Without Hats 68666 1
97 The Most Beautiful Girl (In the Room) Flight Of The Conchords 56915 1
98 Forever In Blue Jeans Diamond, Neil 9124 1
99 America, F–k Yeah Team America 66234 1
100 Sure Shot Beastie Boys, The 69807 1
101 Billy’s Got His Beer Goggles On McCoy, Neal 5235 1
102 Freak On A Leash Korn 68328 1
103 Pony Ginuwine 66188 1
104 Starlight Muse 11947 1
105 House Of The Rising Sun, The Animals, The 3112 1
106 Like A Virgin Madonna 469 1
107 Show Must Go On, The Queen 56765 1
108 I’m So Ronery Team America 69183 1
109 One Week Barenaked Ladies 706 1
110 Decade Under The Influence, A Taking Back Sunday 68588 1
111 Hand In My Pocket Morissette, Alanis 57140 1
112 Affair Of The Heart Springfield, Rick 67236 1
113 Toxicity System Of A Down 11279 1
114 Livin’ On A Prayer Bon Jovi 5766 1
115 Jumper Third Eye Blind 747 1
116 Alive Pearl Jam 11876 1
117 That Old Black Magic Sinatra, Frank 6248 1
118 Danger Zone Loggins, Kenny 12545 1
119 Creep Radiohead 69148 1
120 Come Together Beatles, The 2430 1
121 Twist & Shout Beatles, The 3055 1
122 Zombie Cranberries, The 67576 1
123 Love Will Tear Us Apart Joy Division 56900 1
124 Bye Bye Bye N Sync 1857 1
125 Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds Beatles, The 3970 1
126 Space Cowboy Steve Miller Band, The 6121 1
127 Under Pressure Bowie, David & Queen 67760 1
128 Poker Face Lady Gaga 67278 1
129 Any Way You Want It Journey 68711 1
130 One Way Or Another Blondie 6706 1
131 Paint It Black Rolling Stones, The 8343 1
132 Boys In The Hood Dynamite Hack 6474 1
133 We Want Some P***Y! 2 Live Crew 67053 1
134 Here I Go Again Whitesnake 1484 1
135 Mrs. Robinson Simon & Garfunkel 65232 1
136 Final Countdown, The Europe 68603 1
137 Call Me Maybe Jepsen, Carly Rae 69669 1
138 Hotel California Eagles, The 8634 1
139 Dancing Queen ABBA 8884 1
140 Dirty Old Town Pogues, The 66798 1
141 Gangsta’s Paradise Coolio 4276 1
142 Wonderboy Tenacious D 63392 1
143 So Whatcha Want Beastie Boys, The 69806 1
144 Waterfalls TLC 3720 1
145 Me And Bobby McGee Joplin, Janis 477 1
146 We Didn’t Start The Fire Joel, Billy 4699 1
147 Push It Salt-N-Pepa 69818 1
148 Amish Paradise (Gangsta’s Paradise) Yankovic, ‘Weird Al’ 7767 1
149 Comfortably Numb Pink Floyd 66198 1
150 Downeaster Alexa, The Joel, Billy 67374 1
151 Fireflies Owl City 63383 1
152 Peaches Presidents Of USA 66335 1
153 Breakthru’ Queen 56777 1
154 I Will Survive Gaynor, Gloria 68950 1
155 Phantom Limb Shins, The 10679 1
156 Pretty Fly For A White Guy Offspring, The 6340 1
157 Paper Planes M.I.A. 56929 1
158 Rock The Casbah Clash, The 2506 1
159 Tootsie Roll 69 Boys 66178 1
160 Moonage Daydream Bowie, David 67135 1
161 Total Eclipse Of The Heart Tyler, Bonnie 288 1
162 Eternal Flame Bangles, The 6703 1
163 Lump Presidents Of USA 2088 1
164 9 To 5 Parton, Dolly 317 1
165 Life On Mars? Bowie, David 11799 1
166 Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) Journey 68717 1
167 Say It Ain’t So Weezer 56719 1
168 Karma Chameleon Culture Club 68459 1
169 Bad Touch, The Bloodhound Gang, The 6405 1
170 Lady Is A Tramp, The Sinatra, Frank 4297 1
171 Strawberry Fields Forever Beatles, The 67400 1
172 Boxer, The Simon & Garfunkel 1986 1
173 I Ran (So Far Away) Flock Of Seagulls 68387 1
174 This Ain’t A Scene, It’s An Arms Race Fall Out Boy 11021 1
175 Tribute Tenacious D 63374 1
176 Don’t You Want Me Human League, The 3610 1
177 All Along The Watchtower Hendrix, Jimi 66397 1
178 Ziggy Stardust Bowie, David 5919 1
179 One Of Us Osborne, Joan 492 1
180 Move This Technotronic 63514 1
181 We Found Love Rihanna feat Calvin Harris 69574 1
182 Barbie Girl Aqua 56922 1
183 Funhouse Pink 63436 1
184 Man In The Mirror, The Jackson, Michael 4256 1
185 Back In The U.S.S.R. Beatles, The 5777 1
186 Hello Goodbye Beatles, The 67413 1
187 Thunder Road Springsteen, Bruce 2010 1
188 Anarchy In The UK Sex Pistols 67379 1
189 Chasing Pavements Adele 11193 1
190 Take On Me A-Ha 5449 1
191 Next Girl Black Keys, The 69666 1
192 Light My Fire Doors, The 3480 1
193 F**** Her Gently Tenacious D 66388 1
194 Wish You Were Here Pink Floyd 5636 1
195 Maps Yeah Yeah Yeahs 12574 1
196 Maxwell’s Silver Hammer Beatles, The 9813 1
197 I’m Too Sexy Right Said Fred 66883 1
198 Love Shack B-52’s, The 244 1
199 You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling Righteous Brothers, The 272 1
200 Desperado Eagles, The 8191 1
201 Like A Prayer Madonna 223 1
202 Raspberry Beret Prince 66189 1
203 Hey Ya Outkast 67944 1
204 Rooster Alice In Chains 56911 1
205 Ignition Remix Kelly, R. 67196 1
206 Landslide Fleetwood Mac 2352 1
207 Turning Japanese Vapors, The 56921 1
208 This Is How We Do It Jordan, Montell 3684 1
209 It Was A Good Day Ice Cube 63542 1
210 Just A Girl No Doubt 68595 1
211 Lollipop Chordettes, The 962 1
212 Sweet Caroline Diamond, Neil 68948 1
213 Only The Good Die Young Joel, Billy 6630 1
214 No Phone Cake 70073 1
215 Danny Boy Presley, Elvis 9380 1
216 Wannabe Spice Girls 5488 1
217 No Surprises Radiohead 66194 1
218 Where Is My Mind Pixies, The 66297 1
219 Jailbreak Thin Lizzy 67258 1
220 Respect Franklin, Aretha 467 1
221 You Spin Me Round(Like A Record) Dead Or Alive 66312 1
222 Hello Seattle Owl City 66970 1
223 Angry Inch Hedwig & The Angry Inch 68019 1
224 Common People Shatner, William 69304 1
225 Almost Cut My Hair Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young 63311 1
226 Origin Of Love, The Hedwig & The Angry Inch 68023 1
227 Love Song Cure, The 56892 1
228 Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) Journey 11752 1
229 She Came In Through The Bathroom Window Beatles, The 9824 1
230 Hip To Be Square Lewis, Huey & The News 3621 1
231 Jessie’s Girl Springfield, Rick 67947 1
232 Telephone Lady Gaga And Beyonce 66347 1
233 Call Me Blondie 68405 1
234 Hey Bulldog Beatles, The 11357 1
235 Fly Sugar Ray 707 1
236 Honky Tonk Badonkadonk Adkins, Trace 12256 1
237 Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door Dylan, Bob 69146 1
238 Don’t Stop Fleetwood Mac 6235 1
239 Folsom Prison Blues Cash, Johnny 3102 1
240 Ditty Paperboy 67487 1
241 Aerials System Of A Down 68176 1
242 Scientist, The Coldplay 10160 1
243 You Make My Dreams Hall & Oates 2333 1
244 Whip It Devo 1083 1
245 Come On Eileen Dexy’s Midnight Runners 12038 1
246 Lonely Boy Black Keys, The 69668 1
247 Like A G6 Far East Movement feat. Cataracs & Dev 67209 1
248 Lightning Crashes Live 2091 1
249 Hardest Button To Button, The White Stripes, The 69677 1
250 Empire State Of Mind Glee Cast 67632 1
251 Just A Gigolo Roth, David Lee 11835 1
252 Major Tom (Coming Home) Schilling, Peter 69528 1
253 Summer Of 69 Adams, Bryan 10270 1
254 Nuthin’ But A G Thang Dr. Dre 63411 1
255 You Get What You Give New Radicals 67779 1
256 Don’t Stop Believin’ Journey 11750 1
257 Smoke Two Joints Sublime 68237 1
258 Changes Bowie, David 6447 1
259 Torn Imbruglia, Natalie 700 1
260 Friends In Low Places Brooks, Garth 399 1
261 Brown Eyed Girl Morrison, Van 95 1
262 99 Luftballons Nena 67380 1
263 You Sexy Thing Hot Chocolate 8809 1
264 What I Got Sublime 63470 1
265 American Pie McLean, Don 92 1
266 Dude (Looks Like A Lady) Aerosmith 11961 1
267 Jeremy Pearl Jam 11882 1
268 Bullet In The Head Rage Against The Machine 57146 1
269 Empire State Of Mind Jay-Z & Alicia Keys 63489 1
270 Friday I’m In Love Cure, The 12549 1
271 Mrs. Robinson Simon & Garfunkel 332 1
272 I Got You (I Feel Good) Brown, James 330 1
273 Vanilla Twilight Owl City 66104 1
274 Blue Monday New Order 56908 1
275 Heaven Adams, Bryan 8112 1
276 Hold On Wilson Phillips 1712 1
277 People Are People Depeche Mode 69912 1
278 Animal Neon Trees 67020 1
279 Right Here Waiting Marx, Richard 1476 1
280 Pumped Up Kicks Foster The People 68763 1

Voicebox Turns Three!

Voicebox Turns Three!

Help us celebrate 1,095 best nights of the week

Voicebox opened the doors at NW 21st and Hoyt three years ago, and since that day we’ve been making friends, hosting incredible parties and growing in almost every way imaginable. For the month of November we’re thanking our fans with a calendar of events and specials:

  • Exciting new menu from chef Janis Martin of Tanuki Izakaya
  • Happy Hour food and drink all day, every Sunday in November
  • Mark Bosnian “Mega Lesson” on Wednesday, November 16th at 7:30pm
  • Our second annual Voicebox Video Contest
  • And ask about other fan appreciation specials throughout the month!

New Menu

To help us celebrate in style, we are rolling out an entirely new menu from local chef Janis Martin, whose Japanese Izakaya Tanuki was a favorite spot for many of our fans. We partnered with her to create a range of exciting new options, from noodle dishes to a variety of snacks that are perfect for sharing.

The new menu has also inspired new saké cocktail pairings, while our list of unique sakés constantly grows and improves. We look forward to making our kitchen another reason you’ll want to keep coming back.

 


Happy Hour Sundays

On Sundays in November, happy hour is more like happy day. Enjoy happy hour pricing on food and drink from open to close every Sunday of the month.

This is a perfect opportunity to try a new saké and sample treats from our new menu. Sunday has always been one of our favorite nights of the week, and for our anniversary month it’s an even better place to gather your crew for a great time.


Video Contest

For the second year in what we hope becomes a long-running annual tradition, the Voicebox Video Contest is a call for locally produced karaoke videos that will replace the boring, stock CDG videos for our top twenty songs of all time. yes, this means that every time your group plays Don’t Stop Believin’, you’ll be treated to this local video (by people you may even know), instead of some scrolling text.

We’re accepting video entries now, and we’ll be showing off the winners on our Facebook page and here at Voicebox in the month of November. If you or anyone you know is cut out of video immortality, let them know about the contest and let’s fill up our top twenty with amazing videos from our fans right here in Portland.

2011 Video Contest Official Rules

Voicebox Song Contest 2011

Entry Requirements

To help celebrate our third anniversary, Voicebox invites you to help replace the boring old CDG of our top twenty songs by creating your own karaoke video. And you don’t have to be a professional video editor to participate. We’re looking for anything from animations to live action, from cue cards (a la Bob Dylan) to bouncing balls (mastered in this video), as long as the displayed lyrics are synchronized to the actual vocal syllable being sung—not just the word. No need to digitally superimpose, so be creative!

All entries must consist of a video file synchronized with the karaoke version of a song from Voicebox’s top song list (see list below and buy the best karaoke version of your song at TriceraSoft). The visual content of the video can be anything, so long as it is in good taste.

Videos must be the original work of the entrant. Entrants give Voicebox permission to 1) post video entries on its Facebook page, 2) use the video entires without restriction as part of Voicebox’s karaoke song library, 3) use the video entries for any other purpose, 4) publish the name(s) of entrant(s) in connection with this contest or in the karaoke song library.

Last Year’s Winning Video

Last Year’s Runner Up

Eligible, Legal Song Versions

Videos must be synchronized with legally obtained karaoke versions of one of Voicebox’s top songs (see below for song list). Entrants must purchase the karaoke version of the song themselves. Due to copyright law, Voicebox cannot provide the karaoke version for entrants. Links to required karaoke versions are listed below, and none costs more than $2.49. Entrants may present their receipt for the song purchase as a coupon for food, beverages, or karaoke at Voicebox. Voicebox has NO financial interest or affiliation with TriceraSoft.

Song List

Songs that have been crossed through already have incredible videos from last year’s contest. They’re off the table this year. Sorry!

Search for and buy your favorite karaoke version of the above songs on TriceraSoft.

  1. Don’t Stop Believin’ video
  2. Bohemian Rhapsody
  3. Sweet Caroline
  4. Dancing Queen
  5. Bad Romance
  6. Baby Got Back
  7. Faith
  8. Love Shack
  9. I Will Survive
  10. Total Eclipse Of The Heart
  11. Poker Face video
  12. Ice Ice Baby
  13. Livin’ On A Prayer
  14. Creep
  15. Like A Prayer
  16. Crazy
  17. Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
  18. Friends In Low Places
  19. Shoop
  20. Summer Nights

Technical Requirements

To be considered valid entries:

  • Videos should have a title screen that lists the song title, song artist(s), video composers, etc.
  • Videos must be at least standard definition quality: 640×480 pixels. Higher resolution is preferred.
  • The karaoke version audio track should be embedded in the video file and encoded either as PCM or as MP3.
  • Video tracks should be compressed with a lossless codec — or with a lossy codec (H.264, MPEG-2, Xvid, DivX, Quicktime) set to very high quality settings. Entries that are unreadable by VLC media player or that are over-compressed may be rejected.
  • Videos files must be submitted in person or by mail on either USB flash drive or on DVD-ROM media. Do not submit fully authored DVDs, only DVD-ROMs with video files on them. Entry media may be returned to entrants by pick-up only after the video files have been copied and verified.
  • If you have questions or these sound more complicated than you think they really are, please contact us.

Deadlines

September 19th: Video Contest begins
November 11th: All submissions must be received by mail or hand delivery
November 14th: Videos Posted on Facebook, fan voting begins
November 22st: Video Contest winners announced and posted on Voicebox’s Facebook page. Winning videos will also be used every time a guest plays that song in their suite.

Prizes and Determination of Winners

Grand Prize, a check for $300. Voicebox staff will select the winner.

Second Prize, a check for $150. The winner will be selected by popular Facebook vote: all video entries will be posted on Voicebox’s Facebook page, and the winner is the video that gets the most “likes.”

Third Prize, $150 Voicebox Gift Certificate. The winner is determined by Facebook vote (see above). The gift certificate is valid any day with advanced reservation. Good for food, beverage or suite reservation time.

Participation Prize, $20 gift certificate to Voicebox. All non-winning entrants who submit a qualifying video will receive a Participation Prize. Entrants will receive no more than one Participation Prize, no matter how many entries they submit.

Copyright Permissions

By submitting a video, entrants give Voicebox permission to screen their video entry in the course of its commercial operations. Entrants own their original work and may withdraw permission to use their video at any time.

Other Details

  • No purchase from Voicebox necessary to enter the contest.
  • Individuals may submit multiple entries, so long as each entry satisfies these conditions.
  • Voicebox reserves the right to reject any entry for any reason.
  • Entrants must be at least 13 years old.
  • Entrants must be residents of Oregon or Washington State.