TaptIn partners with Kostume Karaoke to benefit you!


TaptIn has partnered with Kostume Karaoke to bring you great benefits!

Check in when you arrive at Solly’s to get cuts in line, chat with the KJ, and maybe even win a free drink! It’s all in the name of finding more great fun things to do in DC.

The App is free. Karaoke is Free. It’s all free and waiting for you!


The Karaoke Cup VIII Winners!


Thank you to everyone who joined us!
Thank you ESPECIALLY to our sponsors, contestants, and judges, without whom this night would not have been possible!
Thank you to Acre 121 for hosting us!
Thank you to DK for helping bring it all together!
Thank you to Jameson and Sam Adams for livening the event up!
Thank you to The Wonderland Ballroom, Little Miss Whiskey’s, Solly’s, Sticky Rice, Tenley Bar and Grill, The Pinch, Shaw’s Tavern, and Madam’s Organ for participating!
Thank you to Nu Sass Productions, Theatre Prometheus, Taffety Punk, Longacre Lea, Next Stop Theatre, and Constellation Theatre for the tickets to your amazing shows!

3RD PLACE – Summer Yates
2ND PLACE – Tristen H. Neal and Ishmael Herod IV
1ST PLACE – Kiara Blackwell

3 cheers for DC’s newest State Karaoke Champions!

Kostume Karaoke STILL DC's #1 FREE Karaoke

Best of 2016Don’t Mind Us. We’ll just be over here cheering for Kostume Karaoke! Our good friends District Karaoke took the mantle for first place, but Kostume Karaoke is once again the ONLY FREE KARAOKE on the list!

Check us out at Solly’s Tavern on Thursdays, or at Little Miss Whiskey’s on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday’s of the month. We’ll bring the Kostumes, you bring your Karaoke!

KK, DK, and Acre 121 present the Karaoke Cup VIII

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Saturday, April 30th
Acre 121
Arrive for dinner, stay for drinks and a show!
Contest begins at 7pm

Join us for the 8th annual Karaoke Cup!
What was once a friendly competition between two H St karaoke nights is now a city wide Invitational. Join us to watch DC’s best singers, rappers, and performers in an event that can only be described as karaoke madness!
Throughout the month of April, wannabe competitors will sing at any of our participating karaoke nights to qualify for participation in the Karaoke Cup.
16 lucky contestants will make it to the main stage, but only 3 will leave with the cash, prizes, and glory of being a Karaoke Champion.

Over $500 in prizes to be won!
*$100 Gift Certificate to Wonderland Ballroom
*$50 Gift Certificate to Solly’s Tavern
*$50 Gift Ceriticate to The Pinch
*$50 Gift Certiifcate to LMW
*$50 Gift Certificate to Shaw’s Tavern
*$50 Gift Certificate to Sticky Rice
*$50 Gift Certificate to Tenley Bar and Grill
*$50 Gift Certificate to Madam’s Organ
*2 Tickets to Nu Sass Production’s “22 BOOM!” July 2016
*2 tickets to “[All Lady] Macbeth” by Theatre Prometheus, May 1 2016
*2 tickets to Taffety Punk’s “Phaeton” May 2016
*2 tickets to Longacre Lea’s “Fear” September 2016
*2 tickets to Next Stop Theatre Company’s “City of Angels” May 2016
*2 tickets to Constellation Theatre Company’s “Urinetown” August 2016
*Registration for a District Karaoke Season for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd!

Qualifying rounds will be held at participating bars in April

Madam’s Organ Blues Bar
Sunday April 10, 17, and 24

Shaw’s Tavern
Sunday April 10, 17, and 24, 3p-7p

The Wonderland Ballroom
Tuesdays April 5, 12, and 19.

Little Miss Whiskey’s Golden Dollar
Wednesdays April 6 and 20

Thursdays April 7, 14, 21, and 28

Sticky Rice DC
Thursdays April 7, 14, and 21

Tenley Bar & Grill
Friday April 8, 15, and 22

District Karaoke
Citywide Championship

Two contenders will be sent from every bar, so hit up your favorite spot or find a new night to sing – we’ve got plenty of options to help the best of the best qualify!

Washington City Paper - Best Karaoke (Runner up) 2015

Best of D.C.

For the third year in a row, Kostume Karaoke is the best FREE karaoke in DC, according to the Washington City Paper voters!!!

The Kostume Karaoke Invitational - Thursday, April 30 - Rock & Roll Hotel

Little Miss Whiskey’s Golden Dollar and Rock & Roll Hotel present

The Kostume Karaoke Invitational

Thursday, April 30

Rock and Roll Hotel

Doors at 7pm


Celebrate the incredible diversity of the DC karaoke community with a little friendly competition! We are putting together a show of the most rockin’, most fabulous and most funky superstar karaoke performers from all over the city. Throughout the month of April, wannabe competitors can sing at any one of the participating karaoke nights to qualify to be passed on to compete in The Kostume Karaoke Invitational on the main stage at Rock & Roll Hotel on Thursday, April 30.
Sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon and Jameson!
There will be cash, prizes, fame and GLORY!
Qualifying rounds at all participating bars throughout April, including:
  • Kostume Karaoke at  Little Miss Whiskey’s – Wednesday, April 1 & 15
  • Kostume Karaoke at Solly’s U St Tavern – Thursdays
  • Banana Cafe – Mondays
  • The Pinch – Tuesday, April 14 & 21
  • Super Funky Karaoke at The Wonderland Ballroom – Tuesdays
  • Bar 7 – Wednesdays & Saturdays
  • Millie & Al’s – Thursdays 
  • The Ugly Mug – Thursdays
  • Dupont Italian Kitchen – Saturdays
Plus performers from District Karaoke
We are not holding talent auditions. We are looking for people who love to sing, have what it takes to entertain a crowd, and believe that karaoke is about having fun! As we say at Kostume Karaoke: Drink up, Dress up and SING!!

Contact: info@kostumekaraokedc.com

Kostume Karaoke at Figment DC!!


Kostume Karaoke will be participating in Figment DC on Saturday, September 27 from 2-4pm.

FIGMENT is a free, family-friendly, creative event. We want YOU there with your games and colorful outfits and smiles, because YOU are a part of FIGMENT.

Nothing is for sale and there is no corporate sponsorship. It’s a chance to play, create, and learn with and from your neighbors!

So join us! Help us transform a beautiful urban park into a magical, family-friendly, artists’ playground!

The Details:

When: September 27-28

Cost: Free!

Where: Anacostia Park – Section E (at the roller skating pavilion) Along the bike trail.

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/ciP7w

Section E of Anacostia Park is just north of where Pennsylvania Ave SE and 295 (Anacostia Freeway) cross, just east of the Anacostia River. Across the river from the Anacostia Community Boathouse.

FIGMENT DC is walking distance from the metro, and there is some parking on site.

To learn more, please check out our website at

Twitter: Figment DC
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/figmentdc


BIG NEWS!! Now EVERY Thursday!!

Starting THURSDAY, APRIL 10…

We are going to be happening EVERY THURSDAY at Solly’s!!! We have been happily getting together to sing every 2nd & 4th Wednesday night at Solly’s for 6 years. It’s time to make a (more) regular thing of it. Join us every Thursday night at 8pm starting on APRIL 10!


We will have one more Wednesday at Solly’s this month before the change…Wed, March 26.

AND…We’ll continue to be at Little Miss Whiskey’s on 1st & 3rd Wednesdays, so if that’s a better night, or a better neighborhood for you, join us there too!

Hope to see you singing soon!

H Street Karaoke Cup VI - Thurs, Feb 27

Get ready for the madness and bring your A-Game. Check out footage from previous years. And great photos from BYT

Vote for Us!

Time to show your love again! You know it, we know it…let’s make sure DC knows it. Vote Kostume Karaoke for Best Karaoke in the Washington City Paper’s Best of DC 2014 Poll.