KWC Ontario 2018!

We are excited to launch KWC Ontario 2018 - the following venues have been selected to participate this year and we are proud to have them on board! Singers, please don't forget to register online before attending your first qualifying event - registration entitles you to try out as many times as you like, at any participating venue across Canada!!

Please scroll down for information about the KWC Ontario Provincial Finals

Please note there is a new format for Ontario Qualifiers this year - those of you who auditioned in Hamilton last year will be familiar with the structure. Once registered, you can participate in any qualifier event at your chosen venue - each evening you will have the opportunity to be scored on up to two songs. These scores will be recorded into our system, and after the last qualifier event, your top two scores will be used to determine the top 12 men and top 12 women from each venue. These finalists will then be eligible to compete in the Venue Final event for a chance to move on to Provincials August 3rd and 4th. You are obviously encouraged to attend as many qualifier events as possible, in an effort to obtain higher scores.

Tracie's Place - 592 Upper James St. Hamilton, Ontario L9C 2Y8 (905) 538-0795

We are so happy to have Tracie and her establishment with us for the second year running! This cozy, family-friendly favourite Hamilton hot-spot is the perfect place for singers to feel at-home and supported as they embark on their KWC journey. Karaoke seven nights a week for lots of practice, children are welcome until 9:00pm!

Check Facebook for nightly schedules:

KWC Ontario schedule for Tracie's Place:

Karaoke World Championships Qualifiers run from 7:00pm until 10:00pm on the following dates: Monday June 18th, Wednesday June 20th, Friday June 22nd, Monday June 25th, Wednesday June 27th

Tracie's Place KWC Venue Final will be held on Wednesday, July 4th at 7:00pm!


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The Shakespeare Arms

We are excited to announce that John McGlone is back at the helm of a new KWC Ontario venue for 2018!

The Shakespeare Arms, or "Shakey's" is
Guelph's authentic neighbourhood pub with a lot of Spirit,
a most excellent place to meet, celebrate and enjoy great food...and great talent!

Qualifiers will be held each Sunday evening starting next Sunday, May 27th, and will continue each Sunday until July 1st. Start time 9:30pm - you can be scored on up to two songs per evening.

Finalists will be announced at the end of the final qualifier evening, July 1st.

Venue final for Shakespeare Arms will be held on Sunday, July 8th, start time TBA.

Register online at - see site for rules and regulations as well as competition format information

See you next Sunday :)



The Beacon Restaurant - 146 45th st. N. Wasaga Beach, Ontario L9Z 1Z2 (705) 429-4433

A huge welcome back to The Beacon in Wasaga Beach. A great source of talent for KWC Canada in 2016, we are excited to see what this year will bring! Host Bryon Johnson has a ton of experience and insight to draw from. He is a Director at the Spaulding School of Music, operates live music booking and management through his company RealStar Entertainment, and also served as a KWC judge last year.  

Definitely worth the drive up to beautiful Wasaga Beach - make a weekend out of it!

The Beacon will be hosting qualifiers throughout the month of June and July (see schedule below).

KWC Ontario schedule for The Beacon:

Karaoke World Championships Qualifiers every Friday and Saturday throughout June and July, up until July 21st

The Beacon KWC Venue Final will be held on Thursday July 26th, starting at 8:00pm


The Stone Grille - 7975 Yonge st., Innisfil (705)-294-4998

We welcome The Stone Grille for their first season with KWC Canada!

KWC Ontario schedule for The Stone Grille:

Karaoke World Championships Qualifiers run from 9:00pm to 1:00am on the following Thursdays - May 24th, May 31st, June 7th, June 14th, June 21st, and June 28th. 

Finalists to be announced at the end of the evening on June 28th

The Stone Grille Venue Final will be held on Thursday July 5th, 2018 starting at 9:00pm


Zio's Italian Kitchen -  110 Anne St S, Barrie, Ontario L4N 2E3 


Host Jay Lewis is at the helm!  Make it out to as many qualifiers as you can to improve your scores - remember your top two scores are used to determine who makes it into the final.

KWC Ontario schedule for Perplexcity: 

Karaoke World Championships Qualifiers 
May 30th, June 6th, June 13th, June 20th, June 27th, July 4th, July 11th, July 18th starting at 9:00pm

Perplexcity's Venue Final 

Wednesday, July 25th, start time TBA

Singers, please remember to register online as some of our venues are not equipped to deal with on-site registrations.

KWC Ontario Provincial Finals are to be held at Stonewalls Restaurant and Live Music Venue, in Hamilton, Ontario on August 3rd and 4th, 2018