Rules

Age Requirement

This is based on the venue.

Clarendon Grill: Since the performance area is in the bar section, every performer must be at least 21 years of age to participate.

The Light Horse: Since the performance area is in the bar section, every performer must be at least 21 years of age to participate.

Clothing Requirements

Wearing of the league shirt is not required, but highly encouraged. Each team’s goal is to get people, to include strangers in the audience, to vote for them and their team. Strangers will not know which team you are on without it. The only real rule here is that you do have to wear a top that covers your nipples and bottoms that cover your privates, it is the law of the land in Virginia.

Frequency of Solo Performances

During a regular season (30-48 registrants), if abiding by the maximum suggested amount of members per team (8), each person is afforded two opportunities to perform a solo. Coordinate with your team to schedule your solos. We would like people to participate at their own comfort level, so solos by each person is not mandatory. If you would like to relinquish your solos to someone else on your team, you may do so at your discretion. Just be sure your team can field two soloists and a group each week.

During a modified season (16-29 registrants) if abiding by the ideal amount of members per team (4) each person is afforded three opportunities to perform a solo. Again, coordinate with your team to schedule your solos. And, the ability to relinquish your solos to someone else on your team still applies.

Song Selection Deadline

Teams must turn in their songs for all three rounds by noon the day before competition. Teams that do not have their songs in by then will have their songs picked for them by the emcee.

Duplicate Song Selections

The earlier you turn in your song selection for the week, the less likely this is to happen. Different performers may sing the same song during the same season, but not on the same night. The earliest submission gets the song for the night.

Performance Enhancement Devices

Let your creativity shine! You are allowed to change the lyrics to songs and the use of props and costumes is not only allowed, but encouraged.

Full on sets are also awesome! As long everything can be setup within 60 seconds and torn down in the same allotted time, go for it! Your entire team is allowed to help with setup and tear down if needed.

During solo performances, you are allowed to have a non-vocal team member on stage to help you with your song. Think of them as a human prop. These “human props” are allowed even during 1-Up play. For more information, checkout our Toolbox.

Performance Limitations

We encourage creativity but performances cannot include anything that might damage the venue or cause harm to you, your fellow competitors, the venue’s staff, or members of the audience; this includes, but is not limited to, fire, spray paint, climbing on the furniture, and generally throwing items at people. For more information, checkout our Toolbox.

Any outside food and drink meant for distribution and/or consumption is strictly prohibited. If you aim to eat, drink, or distribute something during your performance; it must be bought from the venue. For more information, checkout our Toolbox.

Microphone Drops

Absolutely DO NOT do this! Under no circumstances! The cheers from your faithful friends and fellow competitors will have to be enough. The equipment is delicate, expensive, and has to last the whole season.