The Portland-based Concept Redefines Karaoke With 4,500 Square Feet Of Private Suites And Inventive Food & Drink
DENVER — February 9 — Voicebox, a Portland, Oregon-based company offering private-suite karaoke, is expanding nationally and will open its first out-of-state location in Denver this Summer. Founder Scott Simon launched Voicebox in 2008 after living in Asia and experiencing first-hand the personal connection and cultural impact karaoke fostered. He took this experience and created Voicebox—a fun, engaging way to celebrate and let loose with friends, family, and coworkers.
“Voicebox is about discovery and letting your guard down,” says Simon. “It’s not your typical karaoke experience—instead, by providing guests with their own private party suite, we make it about the group experience, not the performer. It’s a custom-designed party reactor and we’re incredibly excited to bring it to the Denver community. The RiNo neighborhood immediately resonated with us; it has a vibrancy that parallels our original locations in Portland.”
The 4,500 square-foot singalong mecca will open in the bustling RiNo neighborhood at 2601 Walnut Street with 10 private suites, a lively central bar area, and fun, on-the-go food and drink. Voicebox is the perfect spot for all kinds of events, from a small gathering of friends on Friday night, to post-work team-building and bachelorette parties. Whatever the occasion, it’s a place for memory-making, blowing off steam, spontaneous dance parties, and unexpected connection.
“We’ve known a lot of people to say that karaoke isn’t their thing,” explains Simon. “At Voicebox, karaoke is a bridge to authentic connectivity, where every visit has the potential for joy, energy, storytelling, and life-changing experience. It’s for people who love it, people who have never tried it, people who may be intimidated by the prospect of singing out loud—really, it’s karaoke for everyone.”
Through vbsongs.com, a proprietary technology developed by Voicebox CTO Carter Thaxton, guests can make a playlist and “favorite” songs in advance of their suite reservation. When guests arrive, that list will automatically populate in their suite, where they can control lights and song selection directly from a smartphone. There are no barriers between delight and discovery— just an easy-to-use interface so guests can focus on having fun and making memories.
Chef Jensen Cummings of Fortune Cookie Concepts will build the food and beverage programs, and as a Certified Cicerone, will round out the extensive beer lineup. Food offerings will be grab-able and conducive to conversation: think skewers, dips, and sandwiches, with great catering options for any kind of celebration, from your 10-year-old’s birthday party, a 25th wedding anniversary, to an unforgettable office gathering.
Voicebox has on and off-peak rates that accommodate small groups and large parties. Visitors can request to “book their box” through the Voicebox online platform.
Voicebox RiNo is slated to open in Summer 2016; you can get to know the brand by following them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. To learn more about the Voicebox concept, visit their website or contact Sam Alviani or Aubrey Cornelius at 303.495.2883.