Rockaraoke singing contest tomorrow at Jazzbones

By weeklyvolcano on January 3, 2007

OK, so it’s not “American Idol” or even “Seattle Stars” but it is a little shot of adrenaline, a shot at a title and some pretty great prizes. Jazzbones’ regular Monday Rockaroake night allows visitors to live out their rock fantasy of singing with a band.

Now Jazzbones has upped the stakes by using the Rockaroake band to back contestants in the Rockaroake King or Queen Contest. Singers can sign up and compete in the preliminaries beginning Thursday, Jan. 4 at 8 p.m. as well as the following Mondays â€" Jan 8, 15 and 22. Those who make it to the finals will compete Monday, Jan. 29 at 8 p.m. Prizes include a hairstyle makeover by Najamonique at Supernova Hair and Tattoo, a full microderm package from Oslo Salon and Day Spa, cutting edge clothes from urbanXchange, dinner at the eclectically swanky Over The Moon Café in Opera Alley and gift certificates from Hi-Voltage Records, Stadium Video, Buzzard's and Jazzbones.

According to Jazzbones general manager Jennifer Johnson, the judges will be a variety of people from the local entertainment cosmos and contestants will be judged in four categories: vocal talent, stage presence, crowd interaction, and choreography/movement. Johnson also added another tip for contestants, “Dress to attract attention.” â€" Angela Jossy

[Jazzbones, Jan. 4, 8 p.m., no cover, all ages until 11 p.m., 2803 Sixth Ave., Tacoma, 253.396.9169]