Deadline to Register for Chicago: Friday, July 7th
Event Date: Tuesday, July 11th
The premise for this interactive competition/performance is the intertwinement of the skills of crafting a delicious Patrón cocktail, with the creativity, and energy of a live karaoke performance.
Team captains must submit name of Band, song selection and team roster by posted date (See Above) to be eligible to compete in the competition.
The contest will be judged on six categories by a panel of judges.
The competition will yield one winning Band, who will get a rad prize.
Each Band must consist of 2-5 people. Every Band must have at least two(2) people performing the act of cocktail making on stage, and at least two(2) people performing the song of choice: this is a Team Competition.
Each Band member should have their own role in the group, e.g. Hype man, Harmony, Ice Monk, Garnish Technician, Air guitarist, etc.
Costumes are encouraged and awarded!
The sequence of the competition shall be decided by the event organizers.
Songs length is limited to 5 minutes (songs with a duration longer than 5 minutes will be cut off at the five minute mark).
Songs must be submitted by 12:05 am EST on the posted date (See Above) and may not be changed after the deadline. Please submit this to email@example.com.
The judges frown upon group-e-ok-ee: take some time and prepare a routine instead of all singing the same thing at the same time.
Presentation of the drink and the act of drink-making garner just as many points as technically proficient singing (note: extra points will be awarded for cocktail choreography and on the integration of both cocktail and karaoke performances)
The cocktail must be paired with a song of choice and will be judged based on cohesion. Feel free to go beyond a Tequiña Colada along with Islands in the Stream, but you get the idea.
Recipes must be submitted by the registration due date (See above).
Bands will be required to make 3 portions of the same cocktail during the performance.
The cocktail MUST CONTAIN AT LEAST 1.5oz Roca Patrón Tequila (Silver, Reposado and/or Añejo).
Teams will be responsible for procuring and providing any ingredients (alcoholic or otherwise) that are not in The Patrón Spirits Company Portfolio. Fresh squeezed lemon, lime and grapefruit juices as well as 1:1 simple syrup will be provided.
Bands are required to bring all of their own tools and glassware for this event. OFFSITE, Patrón, and the venue are not responsible for lost or stolen tools/glassware.
There is no maximum to the number of ingredients allowed; drinks should be designed to be delicious and balanced.
Ingredients may be measured with a measuring cup or jigger; alternatively, competitors may choose to free pour.
Bands are not allowed to change their recipe or cocktail during the course of the competition. At the competition, Bands must present the recipes as they were written and submitted to the best of their ability.
Any adjustment or alteration of submitted recipes must be approved by the competition organizers a minimum of 48 hours before the start of the competition.
Equal points will be awarded in the following categories:
- Song-to-Cocktail Pairing
- Team Cohesion
- Showmanship/Crowd Engagement
- Artistic Merit in the Field of Karaoke Performance
- Taste, Aroma and Balance of Cocktail
- Artistic Merit in the Field of Cocktail Performance
In the unlikely case of a tie, Bands will be tasked with creating a classic tequila cocktail to a song of the judges' picking from a catalogue of popular karaoke songs.