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November Events

by Ozz on 11/05/18

There is a lot going on to be grateful for this November!


Leaves Must Fall


Experience an environmental aerial dance performance that explores many meanings of fall.


When: November 8th - November 10th, 2018

Where: Air Dance Art Space: 3030 Isleta Blvd SW

Time: All showings are at 8:00 pm


Purchase your tickets here:  https://www.abqtodo.com/event/leaves-must-fall/





A Public Production of The Secret Garden


Relive a classic at KiMo Theater!


When: November 10th - November 11th

Where: KiMo Theater at 423 Central Ave NW, Albuquerque NM

Time: 1:30 pm

Prices: $10 - $12


Suitable for all ages.


Get your tickets here: https://tickets.holdmyticket.com/tickets/320556?tc=hmt



NewsBoys Coming To Albuquerque!


Listen to the Newsboys Live at Kiva Auditorium!


When: November 11, 2018

Where: Kiva Auditorium, Albuquerque Convention Center at 401 Second St. NW Albuquerque NM 87102

Time: 6 pm

Prices: $21-$103


Get Your Tickets here - https://www.secureboxoffice.com/E/e-2775725/v-873



A Special Visit From 2014 KWC Champion! Anthony Magee & Team


Anthony Magee and his team are visiting from Arkansas! He is the 2014 Karaoke World Champion. He and his team are traveling to Las Vegas to compete in the finals for the Karaoke World Tour. He has heard and seen great things about karaoke in Albuquerque and has to check it out! Join us on this special night as we take him to some of the best karaoke venues in Albuquerque.

When: Tuesday, November 13th from 6 pm-1 am


Where: Red Velvet Underground, Tractor Brewery Wells Park, Sidewinders, Billiard Palace


Time: 6 pm - 1 am  (See full schedule by following the event link below)


Find out more about  A Special Visit From 2014 KWC Champion, Anthony Magee here - https://www.facebook.com/events/282993145655757/



CMO & Billy Ozz Beare Birthday Bash!


Celebrate year number seven for Call Me Ozz! Call Me Ozz Dot Net LLC and Billy Ozz Beare are celebrating their birthdays together. Family Fun! Food! Karaoke! Comedy! Live Music! Magic! Dancers! Acoustic Guitar! Live Band! Come celebrate CMO birthday! It's because of you, we are here!


When: November 17th, 2018

Where: The Red Velvet Underground at 9635 Menaul Blvd NE Albuquerque 87112

Time: 4 pm - Midnight


Learn more about CMO’s & Billy Ozze Beare’s  Birthday Bash here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1123595987805029/



The Black Saturday Ball-A Business Networking Event


Expand your Business at The Black Saturday Ball - A Networking Business Event! Only LOCAL small businesses allowed. Get your raffle ticket today! Includes a chance to win prizes, one drink, appetizers, entertainment all night long. Business network event To included entertainment of Comedians, Acoustic Guitarists, Magicians, Burlesque Dancers, Vocalist, Actors, Videographers, and Photographers.


When: November 24th, 2018

Where: Embassy Suites Sierra Ballroom, 1000 Woodward Place NE

Time: 6 pm - 12 am

Price: $50 Per Ticket


Find Out More At: www.callmeozz.net

Event Linked At: https://www.facebook.com/events/2186234714933640/



5th Annual Pueblo Film Fest


Come and  be a part of the only film festival in the country that celebrates the work of Pueblo Filmmakers and Actors! Enjoy films that explore the Pueblo experience as this event includes film screenings, presentations, and discussions with renowned Pueblo filmmakers.


When: November 16th, 2018 - November 18th, 2018

Where: Indian Pueblo Cultural Center at 2401 12th St. NW.

Price: Suggested $10 Donation for Admission


Find out more about the Pueblo Film Fest here - https://www.indianpueblo.org/centerevent/5th-annual-pueblo-film-fest/


Good Charlotte North American Tour


Listen to Good Charlotte perform live!


When: November 26th, 2018

Where: Sunshine Theater at 120 Central Ave SW

Time: 7:15 pm Doors Open at 6:30 pm

Price: $35


Get Your Tickets Here - http://www.sunshinetheaterlive.com/show/324076/Good-Charlotte-North-American-Tour



Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival Holiday Show


Get a start on your Christmas shopping and ease into the holiday spirit  this Thanksgiving Weekend with some festive crafts and holiday fun! Find a whimsical gift for everyone at the Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival Holiday Show!


When: November 23rd, 2018 - November 25th, 2018

Where: Expo New Mexico at 300 San Pedro NE, Albuquerque NM 87108

Time: Fri-Sat: 10 am - 5 pm; Sunday 10 am - 4 pm

Price: $8; Children under 12 are Free


Learn more about the Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival Holiday Show here - http://www.riograndefestivals.com/festivals/holiday-show/



River Of Lights


Be dazzled by millions of twinkling lights and over 500 holiday displays in New Mexico’s largest walk-through light show!


When: November 24th, 2018 - December 30th, 2018 (Recurring daily)

Where: ABQ BioPark - Botanic Garden at 2601 Central Ave. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104


Prices: Adults - $12; Children $6

Time: 6 pm - 9:30 pm


Learn more about the River of Lights here - http://www.cabq.gov/culturalservices/biopark/events/river-of-lights/river-of-lights


More Happening With Call Me Ozz:


CALL ME OZZ and KARAFUN:

Call Me Ozz has partnered up with Karafun to bring you 100% legal karaoke options. Whether you are a professional and would like to be completely legal at your commercial shows, or if you’re an individual who wants to practice at home. Karafun has everything you need. http://www.karafun.com/?aff=77

CALL ME OZZ LIVE:

Join us every Wednesday at 6pm on Facebook: Billy Ozz Beare page as Ozz comes on live and brings you up to date on everything going on in the wonderful world of Call Me Ozz! Thank you https://doublelmedia.xyz/ for making this happen every week!

NEW MEXICO DREAM CENTER:

Call Me Ozz has partnered with the NM Dream Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping homeless teens find hope, home and love. A representative will be at most auditions to give you more information about what they do and how you can help. You can visit their website right here: https://www.nmdreamcenter.org/

WHAT CALL ME OZZ DOES:

Do you have an event you need help promoting? We do that.

Would you like to put together an event? We produce and manage events.

Do you have a business you want people to know about? We offer advertising services.

Do you need a KJ, a DJ, a Band, a Comedian, Video-ographer, Etc? Our network is the largest in the state.

Do you need a website built and managed? We do that too.

Would you like the benefits of social media marketing without lifting a finger? Yup, we do that too.

VISIT OUR FEATURED PAGES:

Comedy: http://www.callmeozz.net/No-More-Laffs.html

Live Music: http://www.callmeozz.net/Live-Music-Tonight.html

Live Theater: http://www.callmeozz.net/ABQ-On-Stage.html

Dining Out Guide: http://www.callmeozz.net/Dining-Out-Tonight.html

Newsletter and Interactive Forums:

http://www.callmeozz.net/News-or-Reviews.html


October Spook-Taculars!

by Ozz on 10/05/18

Aside from Halloween, there's a lot of fun to be had in Albuquerque this month. Here are some local frights and more that everyone can enjoy!



Dragon Lights


A larger than life illuminated Dragon Lights display crafted by Chinese artisans from Zigong, Sichuan, China’s cultural capital for the ancient art of lantern making. Along with the dazzling lights this spectacular event will include nightly performances, handicrafts, as well as a variety of Chinese food and beverages.


When: October 5th - December 2nd, Reoccurs weekly Tuesday-Sunday

Where: Expo New Mexico

Time: 6 pm - 10 pm

Price: $12 - $48


Event site: https://dragonlightsabq.com/



Original Ghost Tour of Old Town


Go on an unforgettable lantern-lit journey through  the Old Town Plaza area in search of the lost souls of early Albuquerque residents. Experience everything from Civil War phantoms, spooks, specters, and wandering apparitions while immersing yourself in some of Albuquerque’s chilling history.


When: October 5th - December 31st, Recurring daily

Where: History & Ghost Tours of Old Town @ 303 Romero Street NW

Time: 8 pm

Price: $10 - $22


Event Link: https://www.visitalbuquerque.org/event/original-ghost-tour-of-old-town/38016/




Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta


Experience the largest ballooning event on earth and the biggest annual international event in the United States at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Witness hundreds of balloons take to the air in Mass Ascension during the early hours of morning or enjoy the magic of the Balloon Glows as they light up the night.


Call Me Ozz will also be doing some Karaoke at the Balloon Fiesta! Hope to sing you there. Check out Where Is Ozz Tonight to see when Ozz will be at the Balloon Fiesta: http://www.callmeozz.net/Where-Is-Ozz-Tonight-.html


When: October 6th - 14th

Where: Balloon Fiesta Park on 5000 Balloon Fiesta Pkwy NE

Time: Mornings roughly 4:30 am - 11 am; Afternoon 1 pm -  roughly 9 pm

Price: General Admission is $10; Kids under age 12 are free!


Learn More about the Balloon Fiesta Here: http://www.balloonfiesta.com/


Get Tickets Here: http://www.balloonfiesta.com/guest-guide/ticketing-information



New Mexico Brew Fest


Returning for its 9th year on Main street this is an event that will tantalize your taste buds with pints from over 20 breweries and 5 food trucks that serve everything from bratwurst to green chili cheeseburgers.


When: October 13th

Where: Expo New Mexico Mainstreet on 300 San Pedro Dr NE

Time: 1 pm - 6 pm; VIP Early Admittance at Noon

Price: General Admission is $28; VIP Early Admission is $38


Event Link: https://www.nmbrewfest.com/

Get Tickets Here: https://tickets.holdmyticket.com/tickets/311414



The Lantern Festival


Light the skies with your deepest regrets, hopes, or dreams. Enjoy an afternoon of music, dancing, s’mores, and lanterns.


When: October 27th

Where: Sandia Speedway on 100 Speedway Park Blvd SW

Time: 3 pm - Sundown

Price: General Admission $55; $15 for kids between 4-12


Get Tickets Here: https://albuquerque.thelanternfest.com/tickets



Tablao Flamenco Albuquerque


Experience the energy and passion of the Flamenco in an intimate and powerful setting in the very heart of Old Town. Tablao Flamenco features a world class line up of Flamenco performances from premier dancers from Spain and the United States.


When: October 5th - October 28th

Where: Hotel Albuquerque

Time: Thurs - Sat at 8 pm; Sundays at 6 pm

Price: $10 - $30


Event Details: http://www.tablaoflamenco.org/


Get Tickets Here: http://www.tablaoflamenco.org/schedule-new/



Red Velvet Underground-One Year Celebration! 


Celebrate an amazing one year anniversary with Red Velvet Underground Cafe with Dinner and a Magic Show! This is a full night of live entertainment that will mystify and amaze you. Tickets include a 4 course meal and $10 credit to the Pink Rhino clothing store!

When: October 19th
Where: Red Velvet Underground Cafe

Time: Doors open at 4 pm. Comedy starts at 5 pm. Followed up by Magic Show at 6 pm. Live Music begins at 8 pm. 

Price: $40 if you purchase your tickets from the venue before October 19th. $45 online at HoldMyTicket. $50 at the door on the day of the event.

Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2266024323634424/



Hops & Harvest


Join the Marble Brewery at the Albuquerque Downtown Grower’s Market  for brews, raffle prizes, delicious food, pumpkin painting, and live entertainment.  Show your support for the Market you know and love while listening to an amazing lineup of music from artists such as Gitano, Leeside, and Group Therapy.


When: October 20th

Where: Marble Brewery on 111 Marble Ave NW

Time: 2pm - 9pm

Price: $5 per pumpkin; larger donations appreciated


Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/231957314160584/



Halloween In Old Town


A rockin’ fun spook-tacular evening of fun in historic Old Town for Halloween.  Rock Music 101 Academy will be performing at the gazebo stage


When: October 31st

Where: Old Town Gazebo on 200 N Plaza St NW

Time: 4 pm - 6 pm

Price: This is a free event


Event Link: https://www.cabq.gov/culturalservices/historic-old-town/halloween-in-old-town



September Showcases

by Ozz on 09/05/18

September Showcases

It’s time to sing you all at the fair! With over one hundred contestants and some of Albuquerque’s funniest comedians, the New Mexico State Fair is going to be a memorable experience as we’ll be singing and laughing it up at the Karaoke and Comedy Showcases.

The Comedy Showcase

While Call Me Ozz loves to sing, we’re about more than karaoke. We love to laugh! This Showcase features comedians such as Keith Breckenridge, Davyd Roseman, Eddie Stevens and Julian Motton. They will be at the Mattress Pavilion at the New Mexico State Fair on September 13th at 6pm.

To learn more about the Comedy Showcase visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/2166829690303775/

 

Adult Karaoke Showcase

For the first eight nights of the fair, 12 singers will be taking to the big stage at the pavilion. Out of 96 singers, only 12 will make it through to the semi-finals. Of those 12, only 3 will finish with mind blowing performances where just one will be this year’s New Mexico Karaoke Champion! 

The Adult portion of the Karaoke Championship runs from September 6th through September 15th.  

 

Minor’s Karaoke Showcase Championship

The last night of the fair certainly won’t be lackluster with performances from some of the most talented karaoke singing minors getting up on the big stage! On September 16th the top three minors will be rewarded first, second, and third prize. Only one being named the Mexico State Fair Minor Karaoke Champion!

This same evening the judges will be awarding the Top Male, Top Female, along with KJ and Best Venue. There will also be special recognition rewards.

You can find out more about the Karaoke Showcases on the Call Me Ozz New Mexico State Fair Homepage at: http://www.callmeozz.net/NMSF-Homepage-2018.html

 

And the fun doesn’t end after the Fair! Here are some more amazing events happening this month:

 

11th Annual Albuquerque Hopfest Beer Festival

60 Breweries, fun, games, live entertainment, and tastings this is the event for any beer lover.  The Hopfest takes place Saturday, September 8th 2018 and runs from 2pm to 6pm at Isleta Resort and Casino on 11000 Broadway SE. Pricing ranges from $10-$65.

For more information on the 11th Annual Hopfest go to: https://www.newmexico.org/event/11th-annual-albuquerque-hopfest-beer-festival/4453/

 

Geeks Who Drink – Quiz for a Cause

Saturday, September 8th 7pm – 10pm at the Boxing Bear Brewing Co. at

10200 Corrales Rd Albuquerque NM 87114.  $5 Donations are welcomed but NOT Required to Support Cause. The money being raised is for the Animal Humane New Mexico’s efforts to save Homeless Pets.

To learn more about this event go to: https://www.newmexico.org/event/geeks-who-drink-quiz-for-a-cause/6686/

 

Ballooning 202 Class

Sunday, September 9th 6:30 AM – 1:30 PM

This event is a free event at the Balloon Fiesta Park on 5000 Balloon Fiesta Parkway.

To find out more about this event visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ballooning-202-class-tickets-46894318168

 

Movies On The Plaza

This is an ongoing free event that takes place every Wednesday and Friday. It starts at dusk, or roughly sometime between 7 and 8 pm at the Civic Plaza on 20 First Plaza NW.

To learn more about Movies On The Plaza go to: https://www.visitalbuquerque.org/event/movies-on-the-plaza/37931

 

E-40 @ The Historic El Rey Theater

E-40 will be performing on Friday, September 14th at 7pm at the Historic El Rey Theater. Pricing is $24.50 Adv plus fees.

Check out this Event at: http://www.thecomplexabq.com/event-1199.htm

 

Dino Dash – 2nd Annual Dinosaur-Themed 5K Run/Walk and 1K Fun Run

The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science is hosting a Dinosaur themed walk on Sunday, September 16th.  The Fun Walk/Run will take place from 7:30 - 10:30 am. 

To find out more about the 2nd Annual Dino Dash go to: http://www.naturalhistoryfoundation.org/copy-of-dino-dash

Or check out their Event on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/events/755229291475102/

 

Rio Bravo Brewing's First Annual Chile Cook Off

Rio Bravo Brewing Company on 1912 2nd Street is hosting its First Annual Chile Cook Off on Saturday, September 29th! The cook off starts at 12:00 pm and runs until 6:00pm. This is a delicious free event that is sure to leave you hungry for more!

Visit the following link to find out more: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rio-bravo-brewings-first-annual-chile-cook-off-tickets-48820969835?aff=ebdssbcitybrowse&exp=cb_event_card

 

OT Circus Sideshow Artist Market & Pop Up Shop!

Saturday, September 15th; 10am to 2pm at OT Circus on 709 Central NW.

This is a great event to express some of your artistic creativity and to support local crafters and artists by purchasing some of their homemade goods.

Find out more about the OT Circus Sideshow Artist Market and Pop Up Shop here: https://www.facebook.com/events/230614701104433/

 

NM State Fair Discounted Passes!

by Ozz on 08/23/18

Hey everyone, do you plan on going to the Fair this year to support your family and friends singing? Here's a deal for you!----PLEASE SHARE!

https://www.groupon.com/deals/gl-new-mexico-state-fair-admission-carnival-wristband-2018?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=us_dt_sea_ggl_txt_alp_sr_cbp_ch1_nbr&template=regular&bypass=true

Current & Upcoming Events! And More!

by Ozz on 08/13/18


SING N WIN FOR VACATIONS AND PRIZES:

Join us this Tuesday LAST CHANCE for you chance to win vacations and prizes at The Library Bar & Grill Downtown! Starting at 9pm, sing a song in its entirety to be entered to win! This week’s prize will be a vacation for three days and two nights in Las Vegas, Nevada! This is a progressive sing n win, so the more times you sing, the more times you visit, the more chances to win!

 

DINNER and a MAGIC SHOW!

This event has been rescheduled for October 19, 2018. More information to come!

 

SING N WIN FOR CASH:

The Sandbar Brewery & Grill is bringing back the Sing n Win for cash.

One night only, Wednesday, August 15th, starting at 8:00pm, drawing between 11 & 11:30pm.

First name drawn wins $50, second name drawn wins $150, and the last name drawn wins $200.

Limited to the first 45 singers to sign up and sing. This is not a competition.

The Sandbar is located at: 4100 San Mateo Blvd NE

 

CANCER BENEFIT FOR TRUJILLO FAMILY:

Help support our fellow KJ Famous Amos, as both of his parents have been diagnosed with cancer. His father has already undergone surgery, and we all know it’s a long road to recovery. They could really use some help paying the medical bills. 

Plan to attend the fundraiser on Friday, August 17th from 7:00-9:00pm. Duke City Event Center. 2822 2nd Street NW. 

For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/472270659906844/

 

DINNER AND A CONCERT:

Call Me Ozz is giving away two tickets to the concert on September 30th and Dinner ($50 gift certificate)

Register at any of the NMSF Karaoke Showcase Auditions.

You may register as often as you can.

The drawing will be held Saturday, August 25th at Camino Rael Winery & Taproom in Los Lunas.

You do not have to be present to win the concert tickets, however, you do have to be present to win the dinner portion.

 

CALL ME OZZ COMEDY SHOWCASE @ THE 2018 NM STATE FAIR:

Call Me Ozz will be bringing family friendly laughter to the Main Pavilion stage on Thursday, September 13th from 6-8pm.

Produced by Left Field Productions featuring:

 Keith Breckenridge

Davyd Roseman

Buck D

Eddie Stevens

Julian Moton

 

2018 NM STATE FAIR KARAOKE SHOWCASE:

The 2018 Karaoke Season continues as we qualify more adults to the 2018 NMSF Karaoke Showcase! You can still qualify at the following locations:

The Library Bar & Grill-Tuesday, August 14th-8:00pm-FULL WALK IN ONLY 8:30-8:45

Camino Rael Winery & Taproom-Saturday, August 25th-7:00pm

 

KARAOKE AT THE 2018 NEW MEXICO STATE FAIR:

All events take place at the Main Pavilion.

Open Karaoke every night; September 6-15 from 5:00-5:45pm. On line registration will open September 1, 2018.

Adult Showcase Nights: September 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 at 8:00pm.

New Mexico State Fair Parade: Saturday, September 8-9:00am

Adult Semi Final Night: September 14th at 8:00pm

Adult Finals and Champion Night: September 15th 8:00pm

Minors Finals and Champion Day: September 16th 2:45pm

Special Recognition and Awards: September 16th (Approximately) 3:45pm

Celebration Cake Cutting: Immediately following the crowning of the Minor Champions.

Become a sponsor! https://www.callmeozz.net/NMSF-2018-Sponsorships.html

 

FAMILY KARAOKE KARNIVAL:

Mark your calendar now, as we put this awesome family event together! Karaoke, fun jumps for all ages, bean bag toss, ring, toss, dunkin for apples, face painting, hamburgers, hot dogs and grilled chicken. Saturday, September 29th from 4:00-8:00pm. Free entry! Duke City Event Center. 

No alcohol permitted.

 

KARAOKE AT THE 2018 INTERNATIONAL BALLOON FIESTA:

We will be managing two karaoke shows at the 2018 International Balloon Fiesta, KJ by Mclain from Kamikaze Karaoke.

Wednesday October 10th from 10:30am-1:00pm and Thursday, October 11th from 5:00-7:30pm.

The 24 adult contestants from the 2018 NMSF Karaoke Showcase will automatically be registered to sing at this event. There will be room for 12-15 additional singers to sing as well. First come first sing!


 CALL ME OZZ BIRTHDAY BASH:

With Call Me Ozz coming out of retirement, it would only be right to bring back the Birthday Bash!

We are currently putting this Talent Show Event together right now. It will be in November and be hosted at a local family friendly venue. Entertainment will include: Karaoke, Live Music, Comedy, Dancer, Magic, and much, much more! Stay Tuned!


 TWINKLE LIGHT PARADE:

We will be back in the freezing cold nights of December singing our way down Central Avenue as we once again participate in the 2018 Twinkle Light Parade. We will release more information as it becomes available.

 

RED VELVET UNDERGROUND:

Hosts entertainment and great food seven nights a week! Karaoke, Comedy, Live Music. Visit: http://www.redvelvetundergroundcafe.com/ for the latest schedule!

 

CALL ME OZZ and KARAFUN:

Call Me Ozz has partnered up with Karafun to bring you 100% legal karaoke options.

Whether you are a professional and would like to be completely legal at your commercial shows, or if you’re an induvial who wants to practice at home. Karafun has everything you need. 

For more information: https://www.karafun.com/?aff=77


CALL ME OZZ LIVE:

Join us every Wednesday at 6pm on Facebook: Billy Ozz Beare page as Ozz comes on live and brings you up to date on everything going on in the wonderful world of Call Me Ozz! Thank you https://doublelmedia.xyz/ for making this happen every week!


NEW MEXICO DREAM CENTER:

Call Me Ozz has partnered with the NM Dream Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping homeless teens find hope, home and love. A representative will be at most auditions to give you more information about what they do and how you can help. You can visit their website right here: https://www.nmdreamcenter.org/

 

WE NEED A SALESPERSON!

We are looking for an outside salesperson to sell advertising to businesses. We are looking for someone with a couple of years of outside, face to face, business to business sales experience, that has a reliable vehicle, a cell phone, a computer, is proficient in MS Office, and has internet. For more information:

http://www.callmeozz.net/Sales-Application.html

 

WHAT CALL ME OZZ DOES:

Do you have an event you need help promoting? We do that.

Would you like to put together an event? We produce and manage events.

Do you have a business you want people to know about? We offer advertising services.

Do you need a KJ, a DJ, a Band, a Comedian, Video-ographer, Etc? Our network is the largest in the state.

Do you need a website built and managed? We do that too.

Would you like the benefits of social media marketing without lifting a finger? Yup, we do that too.

 

WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST STAFF:

Kenny Johnson-Video Clipper-Hands On-Assistant Coach

Tiago Marti-Advertising Sales

Renee Burreson-Admin Assistant/Social Media Marketing

 

VISIT OUR NEWEST PAGES:

Call Me Ozz Current Events: http://www.callmeozz.net/Featured-Events.html

Open Mic Nights: http://www.callmeozz.net/Open-Mic.html

Brew Houses: http://www.callmeozz.net/Brew-Houses.html

 

We are SPECTACULAR! At the 2018 New Mexico State Fair!

by Ozz on 08/10/18

Back in 2014 the events director at the NMSF came to me and asked me to put together a karaoke show for the Fair…..so I did. The rest of the staff at the Fair was not so sure about his idea but was “OK” with it. Little did we know it’d turn in to what it has become.

In 2014, we flew under the radar, and when they saw the support for this event and they were blown away. They were expecting a bunch of drunk fools to get on stage and embarrass the Fair…..YOU GUYS blew them away!

They asked us back in 2015, and once again, they were blown away…..and then came 2016. They year that made the mark. It was also the year that I (Ozz) decided to retire. They always say retire at your peak, which I did.

In 2017, they had a radio station take care of the karaoke competition, and I think the radio station realized doing karaoke at the Fair, was much harder than they imagined. They also asked us to come back, just to do a 90-minute karaoke show of champions of the past. So, I pulled together Call Me Ozz Karaoke Showcase of Champions with the help of Coach Milli and we blew them away! (Again). Seeing the love, this brought me out of retirement.

Now, in 2018, we are now listed as a SPECTACULAR, which is a very high honor at the NMSF. This is a very prestigious spot to obtain. Only here do the special acts get listed…and yes, our amazing karaoke community…we are SPECTACULAR! You can find us on the NMSF Spectacular page: https://statefair.exponm.com/p/things-to-do/283

I would like to thank everyone that makes this possible, let’s blow them away again, so we can really blow them away in 2019……Call Me Ozz is a Local Promotion Company, here to promote Local Businesses and Local Entertainers…like you!

Love is in the Fair 2018!

Business owner physically threatning CMO/CEO

by Ozz on 08/07/18

It’s no secret that since Phoenix Entertainment Partners (PEP) bought out Soundchoice and Chartbusters, that they have reignited their quest for suing KJs and Venues for using their product without permission from PEP.

 

About three months ago they began their attack upon Albuquerque. One day I received a text message from one of our affiliated KJs letting me know PEP had contacted them and told them, get with the program or get sued.

 

Since then many other affiliated KJs and Venues had been contacted by PEP. Call Me Ozz (CMO) at that time decided to become an affiliate of Karafun to help KJs and Venues have an option to the PEP bullying tactics.

 

Today, CMO was notified by another KJ that their venue had been contacted by PEP and told to get with the program or get sued. They told PEP they would be switching to Karafun and no longer use Soundchoice or Chartbusters.

 

Apparently one of our competitors (we will be nice and not mention their name), was contacted by PEP as well. We immediately received physical threats against the CEO of CMO accusing CMO of reporting him.  It absolutely astounds me that anyone would do business with this company.

The screenshot of the entire Facebook conversation is in the process of being uploaded to the CMO chatroom.



It's about relationships

by Ozz on 07/26/18

* Willie B Said it best: The NMSF Karaoke Showcase Season is more than a competition, it’s about relationships.

                As I went home last Thursday night after Fiestas:              

 I am blown away every time that we do one of these auditions when I hear the singers that sing. I am not only talking about the contestants but also the regular singers. 

 

And then we have people there that have already qualified for the fair that are here to support everyone and build up those attempting to qualify because that’s what this is all about. The NMSF Karaoke Season is all about creating relationships and  lasting friendships. It’s about bringing everybody together that has the same hobby and we have fun doing it.

 

 So I would like to say to all the ones that qualified that night your job is to support those that don’t make it that night. For those of you that have already qualified it’s your job to help the ones that just made it get on board and it's also your job to build up the ones that didn’t make it yet. To those of you that have participated and shown your support, all I can say is that this is an amazing group of people and it is wonderful that we can bring this many people together who enjoy to sing and can sing with their whole hearts. That being said, come on out tomorrow night and show your support!

Call Me Ozz Live 7-18-18: How big is the NM State Fair Karaoke Showcase?

by Ozz on 07/23/18

HOW BIG IS THE NM STATE FAIR KARAOKE SHOWCASE/COMPETITION?

                *It’s big! Third largest in the US. The largest in NM.

                *13 venues-2 minors-13 auditions total plus 5 preliminaries

                *Can’t even imagine all the staff for that

                *Up to 311 songs sung in the auditions (Up to 311 contestants, usually about 250)

                *Up to 9 different KJs

                *Up to 12 different judges

                *Two coaches with each having an assistant-Milli, Angie, Trent, Tom

                *Video Clipper-Charles, Kenny, Trent

                *Video-ographer-Double L Media-Larry

                *Photographer/Stage Man-Michael

                *In the parade-two floats with live karaoke-Michelle and Dave

                *Executive Assistant and Lead Judge: Jeanette

                *CMO Admin: Brandon to process all your requests

                *Fill in: Kenny Johnson and Jessie

                *Ozz

                *20 special guests

                *96 adults to sing at the Fair showcase nights

                *12 minors to sing at the Minors

                *Cake professionals to bake and serve two sheet cakes

                *174 bandannas

                *6 trophies

                *36 medals

                *2 crowns

                *108 certificates

                *495 gate passes

                *24 hours of stage time

                *NMSF Stage Manager

                *NMSF Lighting Director

                *NMSF Sound Engineer

                *$14,000-$23,000-Estimated $100,000 in sales generated

                *1,625 estimated spectators at venues

                *7,500 estimated spectators at the Fair

CALL ME OZZ and KARAFUN team up to keep you legal!

by Ozz on 07/07/18

*Karafun affiliate

                *Support CMO by subscribing from the link on the website

                *2 day party pass $5.99

                *Personal unlimited use $9.99 per month

                *Professional version 7 days pass $49.00

                *Professional version subscription $129.00 per month per room

                *New! Complete 29,000 offline sync

7-3 Funny Story!

by Ozz on 07/07/18

*Funny story:

*In El Paso a couple of weeks ago, I was releasing my accounts.

*One client, very promenade; big wig--huge concrete and asphalt company.

*The client always gives me crap about my long hair.

*I told him to call my hairdresser and tell her to cut it short.

*We got her on the phone-she told him too bad!


If you like us, tell others. If you don't tell us.

by Ozz on 07/07/18

*Bad service at venues

*I learned not to publicly announce it/Sidelines example

*I always remember a slogan from a seafood company: If you like us, tell others, if you don’t tell us

*My rule of thumb is to let the manager know. If the manager doesn’t fix it, then maybe it's time to go public.

*Venues-you should watch your staff-I would say most of the venues have mediocre service which hurts your sales and your repeat customers. Sometimes I must chase down a server to get food or a drink.

*Corporate is killing small local businesses because they realize this, and they spend a lot of time and money toward training their staff.

6/27/18-WHO’S RESPONSIBLE FOR SALES AT A VENUE?

by Ozz on 06/28/18

                *I hear a lot of venue managers and owner complain about the lack of sales of drinks or food when they provide entertainment, comedy, live music or karaoke

                *Then they blame the KJ, Band or Comedians.

                *The more I thought about this I had to really think about this in the terms of a salesperson

                *Are they your entertainers to keep people there? Or do you think they are your salespeople?

                *Your staff is your sales people

                *Sure the can mention specials and encourage to spend money, but ultimately it is your staff

                *Are they providing proper service? Some venues I must chase down the server

                *Are the suggestive selling?

                *As the manager or the owner, do you observe your staff?

                *If someone is enjoying the entertainment without purchase, you have the right to refuse any service to them

                *I’d love to hear your thoughts and suggestions on how to help venues increase revenue while entertainment is there.

 

6/27/18-DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LIVE MUSIC AND KARAOKE:

by Ozz on 06/28/18

                *Difference between live music & karaoke

                *Live bands cost more than a night of karaoke

                *Think about that in terms of reality

                *5, 6, 7, 8 hundred for a band for the night, brings a full house-however, if that same bands plays every week, the attendance drops

                *Karaoke is the opposite. 50, 100, 150, 200 a night. Starts with a few and builds over time.

                *The right KJ, in the right venue will build to a steady busy karaoke night every week

                *Do you agree or disagree? And why?

6/27/18-SOUNDCHOICE POLICE HAVE HIT ALBUQUERQUE!

by Ozz on 06/28/18

               *One of our Albuquerque KJs was attacked by the Sound Choice police

                *They asked me what they should do

                *I am not a lawyer

                *After research found they have lost lawsuits when you stand up to them

                *They only own the rights to 25 songs

                *They try to suit for CW infringement, making people think SC is the KJ company

                *Lost law suits

                *If you can afford it fight them

                *If not, drop SC and use only Karafun professional version

                *You can get hooked up with Karafun on the Call Me Ozz website

                *What are your thoughts?

6/20/18-Giving it all up for Call Me Ozz

by Ozz on 06/21/18

*New admin-Alyssa Gates is back

                *Need a salesperson-Vehicle, Phone, Computer, Internet, Printer, MS Office, B2B experience

                *Today I am in El Paso training the sales rep to take over my southern territory.

                *The main reason I retired in 2016 was because my chemical company offered me the southern territory.

                *I actually started it in April of 2016.

                *It became overwhelming and had to choose one or the other.

                *Because of finances, CMO was not making enough money, so I did what I had to do.

                *I never started CMO to ever become this…it just did.

                *After being gone for a year, and seeing what I saw, and being asked to come back by the NMSF, Venues, KJs and fellow singers I chose to give up that southern territory which was half of my sales.

                *I noticed the karaoke community scattered and fell apart. This karaoke family has become my passion, and now that we are bringing in more comedy, theater and live music, it’s now more the CMO community.

                *In three weeks I will be giving up Farmington and the rest by the end of the year, and then CMO will be 100% of my livelihood.

                *We are local promotion company here for local entertainers, and local venues to help local people find things to do.

                *You can help us grow by visiting the site everyday and seeing what’s new, or post in the chat room, or comment on the forums.

                *Or help our search engines by googling “karaoke in Albuquerque”, then clicking on CMO.

                *Also by attending as many of the CMO events as possible. 

I thank you for supporting CMO, and look forward to many more years with you. How can you help?       

6/13/18-Our Karaoke Community

by Ozz on 06/14/18

*The karaoke community

                *Is a bunch of pockets of singers of each venue

                *All together make up one big community

                *CMO prides itself on creating new singers, and helping people who are new to Abq find a place to sing, or newly single people find a place to sing

                *Not to move singers from one venue to the next

                *You will lose singers by change of circumstances: Get married, get a BF or GF, start school, New job, move away, in the last 18 years I have seen so many singers come and go.

                *Don’t get comfortable and stop promoting just because you are always busy. It takes time to get new singers, therefore you should be promoting the most when you are the busiest.

                *Waiting until you get slow is too late.

                *CMO has affordable advertising packages, and promotion packages to make sure you always have new singers coming in your doors.

                *KJs that promote CMO get discounted rates and free listings in the KJ Showcase, and the courtesy listings.

                *Beginning July 15th, CMO will only list venues that support CMO. Courtesy listing is available at .57 cents per week per night, until July 15th, then the rate will go to $1.15 per week.

What are your thoughts?


6/6/18-CMO Partnering with NMDC

by Ozz on 06/06/18

*Every year we partner with a community organization to help them get their message out.

                *In 2016 we partnered with Yellow Ribbon, for suicide awareness among teens.

* (NMDC Logo)This year, because of the heinous abuse against children, we wanted to find an organization

                that Is helping children in crises. Little do most people know that there are 5,000 homeless

                children in NM.

                *There are no beds for those children, and because they are underage they cannot receive

                Any services like food stamps, or even check into a homeless shelter without their parents.

                *Many of these children get kicked out of their homes, or most of them are running away from

                Abusive parents.

                *Because there are no services for them, most of them end up meeting a guy, who “helps” them

                And become wrapped up in child prostitution. And even the ones that don’t have a pimp, trade

                Sex for services.

                *We wanted to find a non-profit, non-government agency that is doing something to help these

                Children find hope and help.

                *With the help of Gaenor Thompson, one of our judges since day one, and her show,

                “Enchanting Points of View”, we came across New Mexico Dream Center, and ironically

                Enough, the Director, Shelley Repp was my oldest children youth pastor at Eastgate Church!

                *What a small world!

                *They will have a representative at each of the auditions to answer questions, and show you

                How you can help. Except at Lucky 66 Bowl on Friday, June 1st because they have been blessed

                By a building to set up a drop in center.

                *A drop in center is where homeless children can go check in for the night and be safe. They

                Can shower, get fresh clothes, get some food, get some rest, and get some love and hope.

                *The City of Abq helped with the building, now they people that can help with remolding of it.

                They need furniture, furnishings, towels, shampoo, soap, money, stuff like that.

                *I’m going to play the video of their website, to show you more about them.

* If you would like to help, visit their website at https://www.nmdreamcenter.org/ or talk to their rep at the auditions.

Closing-Is your karaoke legal-How I choose my topics:

by Ozz on 05/29/18

SCRIPT:

On last week’s show, I spoke about illegal karaoke. There was one error that I made concerning Karafun. I said if you’re using the $5.99 subscription it was illegal for public use, which it is, what I meant to say was: $5.99 for the two day party pass and the $10 per month subscription are only for personal use, not public use. You must use the $129 per month, per venue, professional subscription to be legal with Karafun.  (You must purchase a subscription for each venue)

 

The way I choose my topics is very simple. In a week’s time, I have hundreds of conversations with fellow singers, KJs, venue owners and bar managers. My topics are what they are talking about. This subject has been brought up a lot lately, especially by the owners of establishments because they get the calls from ASCAP, BMI, You Tube and Karafun. It’s them that pay the price. So they wanted to know the facts.

 

I did not choose this topic to target any one KJ or venue; it’s the community as a whole. CMO chooses not support venues that don’t follow copy write laws because we too could be held liable in this sue happy country. Also, if we promote a venue or KJ that is broadcasting karaoke illegally and they get popped, it will come back on CMO, ….trust me it will. 

 

I have nothing against Karafun, in fact, I think the professional version is an awesome way to go as the professional version has mastered tracks with rights from the artists to legally broadcast them commercially. As long as you have reliable internet, you can put on a very awesome karaoke show and control your operating costs. As much as I’d love karaoke to be free, it’s just not realistic as long as venues have to pay utilities, rent, taxes, fees, and all kinds of other overhead. The only free karaoke is to stay home and do it, unless we lived in a socialist society which I’m glad we don’t. And BTW I will point out that Karaoke Joe has informed me that he is using the professional version of Karafun at Red Velvet Underground, which I am most glad because I love singing there.

Is your karaoke legal? Live Feed 5/16/18

by Ozz on 05/29/18

Script:

 Karafun-Not actual originals

                                Extended Catalog must obtain permission from the original artist, ascap, bmi, sesac etc

                                One subscription per room (Venue)

                                Can only DL 1,000 songs for a playlist

                                Otherwise must have solid internet

                                Three subscriptions: $10 Per month-Personal/$5.99 two day party pass/$129.99 Professional per month per venue

 

                You Tube-Absolutely not allowed broadcasting commercially

                                T&C Section 4d: You must obtain YT permission in order to broadcast their logo, TM,

                                                Name or ads contained within.

                                T&C Section 5b: You shall not broadcast without YT & the video owners consent.

 

                ASCAP-Responsibility of the venue owner to cover all copy written music including TV (Because

                                                A CW song may appear on the TV). The KJ, DJ, Bands, Etc do not have to have

                                                ASCAP coverage, as you are a contractor under the umbrella of the venue.

 

                BMI & SESCA are the same as ASCAP, they cover different artists, so a venue must have all three.

 

                SOUND CHOICE: After suing many of their customers for many years and millions of dollars after

                                They went out of business; they finally began losing lawsuits for copy write infringement

                                So they then resorted to suing KJs on the grounds of Trademark infringement because

                                They claimed their logo at the end of a song brought confusion to the public that they

                                Were the KJ Company, they finally lost a suit in Florida, and so far has caused them to

                                Cease and desist.

 

                CMO can only support venues that are legal. Venues that do not legally run karaoke cannot be

                Listed on CMO.


FORUM NEWSLETTER
​Unfortunately sometimes we have to say goodbye to our great singers, friends and family. 

In 2017, Dale Phelps passed away and was a well-known karaoke singer in our community.  Please see his page this month to commemorate his memory

Call Me Ozz has a page dedicated to those who have left us. Visit the Rest In Peace memorial page if you know someone who should be there or if you'd like to leave a comment in one of their guestbooks. 
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CallMeOzz expanded to feature Open Mic Nights (Here), Brew Houses (Here), and Sponsorships on the website!
Alongside, we will be promoting the Newsletter every month with the new poster made for the page!



















If you're in on the karaoke season for the fair, check out the winning contestants of the current karaoke season, see the link below:
www.callmeozz.net/NMSF-2018-Elim-Brackets.html

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UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS!
LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK!
"Call Me Ozz is the best place in town for customer service. We were very happy with the results."
Be sure and drop by the Members Corners and say hi (Sign into their guestbook) to our newest members since our last update:
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WELCOME OUR NEW SPONSORS!
This month I would like to thank the KJ's that are participating in the N.M. STATE FAIR KARAOKE CONTEST. Without them this would not happen! Please support them! Thank You!
July 1st Sponsors:
Archetype Tattoo
Effingbar & Grill
Lucky 66 Bowling Alley
High Desert Industrial Supply Co.
Leos Nite Club on Candelaria

August NMSFKS Sponsors:

Leos Nite Club on Candelaria
Our Lady of Belen
The Library Bar, Downtown
Camino Real Winery & Taproom
THE ELIMINATION BRACKETS
​At the Library Bar & Grill, we featured an extra spot for someone to move on to the NMSF Main stage this September!  If you see your name, or your friends name below, that means you qualified to the New Mexico State Fair Karaoke Showcase!

Big Will
Brittania
Sparrow
Erin
Jacqueline
Demko
Mike
Eyes
Claudia

Congrats to everyone who tried out and moved on!  We wouldn't be here without your support.
REST IN PEACE
****NOTICE!****

This Newletter is for members of the community to read up on our monthly article explaining all the new information at CallMeOzz, with emphasis on featured events and local businesses who support CallMeOzz.  For the most up to date information, check the FIND A PLACE TO SING TONIGHT PAGE, the KJ SHOWCASE and the V!ENUE PROFILE PAGE!!
CALL ME OZZ EVENT PLANNER COMING SOON!
CallMeOzz specializes in building and managing events, contact Ozz to arrange your event and get the best local promotion in Albuquerque!

Stay tuned for the specialized build an event page coming soon!
Ozz is the director and coordinator for CallMeOzz and is the face of the public scene!  You  can find some of the best caps of his life and what's happening first hand visiting his Live Feeds aired on Facebook on Wednesdays @6pm!
He discusses a variety of different things such as how to navigate through the website, where to find him, great karaoke venues, local events happening soon, and much more!

This month,  he will be coming out of hibernation after a month of rest following the New Mexico State Fair Karaoke Season.
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Brew Houses

Open Mic Venues/Nights

Live Music Tonight-Updated Every Monday

No More Laffs-Updated Every Tuesday

Abq on Stage-Updated Every Wednesday

Concerts Tonight-Updated Every Thursday

Where is Ozz Tonight-Find the Live Feeds 

from each Wednesday posted on Where is 

Ozz Tonight on Thursdays!

​Call Me Ozz will be celebrating seven years this November at  the Call  Me Ozz & Billy Ozz Birthday Bash!  The Journey that began in 2011 lives on. This year Call Me Ozz and Billy Ozz Bear will be celebrating a birthday together on Saturday, November 17th at the Red Velvet Underground!