Joe and Shaun Karaokethon Returns for Digital Dealer 11

The Joe and Shaun Karaokethon is back!  Last year’s JASKT was a ton of fun and Joe Webb and Shaun Raines invite you to their next little shindig.

Imperial Palace – Karaoke Club on 2nd floor. Las Vegas, Nevada – Oct. 6th.  10pm – 2am (or longer) on the 2nd night of the 11th Digital Dealer Conference.

This will be the 7th time Joe Webb has held a karaoke party during a Digital Dealer Event and over the last few he has teamed up with Shaun Raines to add even more to the awesomeness.

These aren’t large, sponsored affairs…(not unless someone WANTS to sponsor it :).  If you want to just kick back, do a little singing, and have fun meeting your automotive Internet peers, this is the place for you.

When you arrive at the 11th Digital Dealer Conference in Las Vegas, find Joe Webb or Shaun Raines (or visit the ReachLocal booth) and ask for details about JASTK.  #jastk

Thursday October 6th, 2011

Joe Webb and Shaun Raines Karaoke Extravaganza

Joe Webb + Shaun Raines + friends + karaoke = Awesome Sauce.

Shaun Raines Preview of the upcoming Joe and Shaun Karaoke-thon

A preview of what’s to come from Shaun Raines of Reach Local at the upcoming “Joe and Shaun Karaoke-thon”

Here is Shaun breaking down a a song into two parts – (sorry for the poor lighting… but, hey, it’s a bar.)

Here is Shaun Raines performing a duet with a local karaoke groupie –

Homenet Sales Team Sings Karaoke

Tim James, National Sales Director for Homenet, required every member of the Homenet sales team to perform karaoke (for a prize) during the Nashville TN Digital Dealer in Vegas. Joe Webb dragged the team out, along with Tim Jennings of ADP and Jared Hamilton of DrivingSales, to a karaoke bar where fun was had by all. Check out all of the crazy fun here –

Arnold Tijerina

Reid Chapman

Mark Owens

Derek Hammond

Dan Oliver

Blair Givens

Great Renditions of Karaoke Turns from Automotive Digital Friends

Check out these great videos taken during Joe Webb’s Karaoke night (6th Digital Dealer in Vegas) – all of these vids are courtesy of Automotive Digital Friends and can be found on –

The venerable Kim Clouse tearing up some karaoke!

Tim Jennings – the brave soul performing karaoke

Bryan Armstrong – Internet Director of Menlove Toyota Scion – practicing Santeria in Las Vegas

What say you? More footage of Shaun Raines karaoke song in Las Vegas? yes…

Well… What did you think?

The Origin of Joe Webb’s Karaoke Night

I believe everyone likes a good origin story.  To fully understand the legend of the Joe Webb Karaoke Night, it is only fair if I take you back to the beginning.  However, a definition is in order.

Joe Webb Karaoke Night: One night during each Digital Dealer Conference when like-minded karaoke-buffs gather and head out to a non-descript karaoke venue for a singing extravaganza of positive vibes and very cold drinks.

At the 3rd Digital Dealer Conference in Las Vegas, I was feeling very energized from the first two days of sessions.  I, knowing very few people at the conference, saddled up to the bar at the LV Hilton. When I noticed the DD pass hanging around the neck of the person next to me, we got to talking….  got to imbibing.  His name is Arnold Tijerina.  After a little while, he came up with the SOLID idea to get himself a tattoo that night.  I reinforced that idea (why not? Wasn’t my flesh?) and off we went.  While getting his unnecessary tattoo, we met up with a couple of other conference go-ers and decided that karaoke would be the next logical step.  What progressed that evening was a wild, hilarious, off-the-wall night.

Here is a video of one of the songs from the evening sung by Arnold –

Since that fateful night, each karaoke evening has come with a different theme –
The first one could have been called the “Arnie and Joe Karaoke Show”
The second and third times could have been called “The Digital Dealer Karaoke Nights”
The third time might be known as “Imperial Palace of Karaoke Friendship”
The fourth evening would come to be called “Homenet’s Karaoke Night”
The fifth night’s footage was promptly destroyed so no one in attendance lost their jobs.
The upcoming night during Digital Dealer 9 (DD9) is expected to be called “The Joe and Shaun Karaoke-thon”
That’s right, peoples! Shaun Raines of Reach Local fame and yours truly, Joe Webb, are combining Jedi forces to bring together the coolest, hippest crowd of the conference for one-night only.

After this fun-filled, entertaining-soaked night, I made it a point, NAY, a requirement to have one karaoke night during each following Digital Dealer Conference.  (Sure, they’ve spawned some Joe Webb NADA karaoke nights as well, but none greater than those held during the DD Conferences.)

(Here’s another one from Arnold from the 1st Joe Webb Karaoke night – and 3rd Digital Dealer Conference –