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Big Water Creative Arts Beneficiary of August Karaoke Fridays

3 Aug

Big Water Creative Arts Beneficiary of August Karaoke Fridays

City Park Grill continues Karaoke Fridays with a charitable twist by shifting focus to Big Water Creative Arts (BWCA) for the month of August. In lieu of cover charge, donations are accepted for a regional arts-focused organization each Friday.

According to bigwatercreativearts.org, BWCA is “dedicated to promoting the arts in the Great Lakes region through education, instruction, interaction and performance.”

“Their belief that music connects people through shared musical experiences fits perfectly with our Karaoke Fridays,” shares City Park Grill General Manager Daniel Gosciak. “There are definitely regular guest appearances each Friday, plus many others who come together to sing and share music. It’s a blast, and we’re happy to be the host.”

BWCA was initiated in April 2016 by Michelle Chenard and Pete Kehoe, longtime friends and musical colleagues, “as a response to the lack of music education in northern Michigan public schools, and budget cuts to existing cultural programs throughout the state.” Since 2018, the organization has expanded programming from Songwriting 101 to include Music Exploration, Beginning Ukulele, Community Sing and Rock Jam, partnering with Good Hart Artist Residency, Blissfest, Michigan Arts Access and Crooked Tree Art Center. Its programs reach schools and groups in Petoskey, Mancelona, Pellston, Alanson, Mackinac Island, Wolverine, Gaylord and Cheboygan.

BWCA believes that “music education and exposure should be a basic human right, as accessible as breathing air.”

“We’re inviting all car singers, shower vocalists and hairbrush microphone stars to sing out and give back at Karaoke Fridays from 10pm – 1am,” Gosciak adds. “And, we’re secretly hoping for some guest appearances from BWCA members this month!”

Visit City Park Grill nearly every Friday to collectively support local arts organizations.

City Park Grill is part of Wineguys Restaurant Group with sister restaurants Roast & Toast and Palette Bistro. Visit cityparkgrill.com or call 231.347.0101 for menus, event calendars and restaurant details.

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