6 Karaoke Bar Business Success Stories [2024]

Updated: January 7th, 2024
Start A Karaoke Bar Business

Karaoke bars provide karaoke equipment so people sing publicly on a set stage.

The karaoke bars are high-traffic and can generate income quickly compared to standard nightclubs.

Karaoke bars feature essential lighting and giveaways to encourage singers and their participation and let the booze flow!

Here are some real life success stories of starting a karaoke bar business:

1. The AirScream ($144K/year)

Kelli and Vanessa, both with backgrounds in event production, came up with the idea for The AirScream after realizing the popularity of food trucks, photo booth buses, and cocktail bar campers. They decided to combine the love for karaoke with the appeal of mobile experiences, resulting in their unique mobile karaoke lounge in a vintage Airstream. After successfully raising $45k through Kickstarter, they embarked on refurbishing the trailer, enlisting the help of a designer to bring their vision to life.

How much they make: $144K/year
Current team size: 2


How We Raised $45K To Build A Mobile Karaoke

Kelli Bielema and Vanessa Resler run The AirScream, a mobile karaoke lounge in a vintage Airstream located in Seattle, WA, which began as a successful Kickstarter campaign raising $45k.

Kelli started The AirScream almost 5 years ago
Kelli grew the business to $12K/month
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Learn more about starting a karaoke bar business:

Where to start?

-> How much does it cost to start a karaoke bar business?
-> Pros and cons of a karaoke bar business

Need inspiration?

-> Examples of established karaoke bar business

Other resources


Where they're located: San Francisco, California, USA


5. Bar+ Karaoke

Private room karaoke. Fully licensed.


6. Stadium Club

Where they're located: Chandler, Arizona, USA