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Your MC for the night...Asio Aviance

Announcing Arts Night Out Afterglo!

Join us along with DJ Lipgloss, local celebrity drag queen extraordinaire Asio Aviance and 10 local karaoke kings and queens for an evening of karaoke and cocktails as we present our first ever karaoke contest and afterglo party at UrbanBeat in Old Town!

Party includes a cash bar, drink specials and a 50/50 raffle! You can also stuff your face at Shove It Pizza Truck whose pizza slingers will be on the street to provide you with all the pizza and breadsticks your heart desires!

We're so excited, we're bustin' out of our bustiers!

This is going to be a funtastic night, so click the link right now! Get your tickets and mark your calendars for Friday, May 3! You can come as you are, dress to the nines or express your inner drag queen! We don't care what you wear as long as you're there!

Tickets -- $20 in advance or $25.00 at the door                                                            

Karaoke contest begins at 8:30 p.m. 

Karaoke Performers! We want you!

This contest is going to be totally EXTRA! And our contestants need to be top-notch-spectacular! We are looking for the best of the Best of the BEST to take the stage on this exciting night!.

Greater Lansing Karaoke superstars, this is your time to shine--to roll with your soul, shake your groove thing and vibrate your vocals! We want you to come prepared to take the stage and GIVE IT ALL YOU'VE GOT!

Enter to win cash prizes!

DJ Lipgloss will bring the music and the fun!

First Prize $150

Second Prize $75

Third Prize $50


Ten (10) contestants will be chosen from the pool of registrants, and they will be announced on social media! If you would like to be a contestant, contact Dawn Gorman @dawn@lansingarts.org.

Official Contest Rules!

To be eligible for this contest -- you must abide by the following rules:

--You must not earn more than 50 percent of your living as a singer or performer exclusively.

--You must not be currently touring the circuit or have a record deal with any label or have any professional representation as a singer, be a union or agency represented performer.

--You must utilize the library of DJ Lipgloss for your contest song choices.

--You must email dawn@lansingarts.org to be entered into the contestant pool.

--You must be the only person on stage for your performance.

--You must be a resident of the tri-county region (Clinton, Ingham, Eaton counties).

Judging Criteria!

Contestants will be judged on the following criteria by our panel of judges.

--VOCAL ABILITY: Ability to hit the correct notes in the song, sing in tempo, with correct emotion and breathing.

--STAGE PRESENCE: Ability to sell the song and connect with the audience - deliver true emotion of performance.

--INTERPRETATION: Do they look and or sound like the star? Or did they make the song unique to your style?  

--INTANGIBLES, ENTHUSIASM, EMOTION: Were they enthusiastic (for faster, dynamic song), or emotionally in sync (ballad) with the song. Was their costume "extra special" for the performance or did they do anything unique to set them apart from anyone else?

              Purchase your tickets and enter for your chance to be a contestant on May 3, 2109!

Thank you to our sponsors
 UrbanBeat Event Center
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 Good Truckin' Diner