FAQ: Accessibility

Accessibility

Questions about lights, sound, special effects, and physical access

Lighting and special effects

Lighting
Our shows use a number of lighting setups for enhanced visuals and to create a party atmosphere. While we do use spotlights, color changers, and similar effects, we do not use strobes and avoid pulsing any effects at speeds above 3Hz. Even so, we are 100% happy to chill out the lights for your performance! Just let us know– we have several static scenes we can run and have no problem dimming anything that might trigger you.

Special Effects
We make heavy use of fog machines at most of our shows. We use Chauvet High Performance Fog Fluid almost exclusively, which is water-based, non-toxic, non-flammable, and unscented (and here’s the safety sheet). As with everything else we do, your comfort is important to us: if you’d prefer us not to use fog during your performance, just let us know. Be aware that the room will likely have a bit of a haze throughout the show, especially in our smaller venues.

Assistive technology and sound

Assistive technology
For those who are hard of hearing, most of our setups have the ability to broadcast sound directly to a hearing device via a standard 1/8″ jack on our wireless in-ear monitor bodypacks. It’s best to ask before the show so we can ensure we have a bodypack available for you, but if you’re having difficulty hearing, don’t hesitate to text us during the show at 773-769-7464 and we’ll do our best to accommodate you.
If you have vision issues, we can make a number of changes to the screen to make the lyrics easier to read, including increasing the contrast and raising or lowering the monitor height. Just ask!

Overall sound levels
Obviously this is karaoke, so we can’t entirely control our singers’ volume, but we do our best to tamp down any amplification over a certain level. If the overall sound level is a problem for you, we can provide individually-packaged foam ear plugs available upon request. Also, we display upcoming singers at the top of our screens; if a particular song is just too much for you, we won’t mind at all if you leave the room and come back when your song is ready to go.

Physical access at Carol’s Pub

Carol’s has a sloped surface leading to its front door and is level throughout the venue. The performance area is on a stage that is only accessible via full-step stairs, but lyrics are displayed on multiple screens throughout the venue and we are happy to bring microphones and a personal lyrics screen down to the floor in front of the stage for your performance.

Physical access at Joe’s on Weed St.

Joe’s on Weed St. has a sloped surface leading to its front door and is level throughout the venue. The performance area is at ground level.

On special occasions performances will be on the venue’s rooftop; these events will be clearly marked, as there is no elevator to that level.

Physical access at High Dive

High Dive’s main entrance has a single step; there is a secondary entrance one door east that has a sloped surface leading to its door that will be opened for you upon request. The venue is level throughout. The performance area is on a stage that is roughly 8′ wide by 4′ deep by 4″ high. Lyrics are displayed on multiple screens in the venue and we are happy to bring microphones and a personal lyrics screen down to the floor in front of the stage for your performance.

Physical access at Konak Pizza & Grill

Konak has a sloped surface leading to its front door and is level throughout the venue. The performance area is on a stage that is only accessible via full-step stairs, but lyrics are displayed on multiple screens throughout the venue and we are happy to bring microphones and a personal lyrics screen down to the floor in front of the stage for your performance.

Physical access at R Public House

R Public House has a sloped surface leading to its front door and is level throughout the venue. The performance area is on a stage that is roughly 4′ wide by 4′ deep by 8″ high. Lyrics are displayed on multiple screens in the venue and we are happy to bring microphones and a personal lyrics screen in front of the stage for your performance.