Singing to Give Back: Organizations Benefit from Karaoke

14 Jul

Singing to Give Back: Organizations Benefit from Karaoke

Local Arts-focused Organizations Benefit from City Park Grill Karaoke Fridays

City Park Grill is calling all singers, car belters and hairbrush microphone vocalists to give back at Karaoke Fridays from 10pm – 1am. Nearly every Friday, City Park Grill hosts karaoke with no cover charge, but now with a charitable twist.

From July forward, City Park Grill will designate a non-profit organization to receive door donations in lieu of cover charge. “As we encourage locals and visitors to come out of their shells to share vocal talent, we wanted to also support area art organizations,” shares Daniel Gosciak, City Park Grill General Manager. “We host annual and seasonal charitable events, and we give to many local organization events, so this is just another way to support our community.”

Through the remainder of July, Karaoke Friday donations will benefit Blissfest Music Organization. Blissfest Music Organization is a non-profit educational and performing arts organization started in 1981. Blissfest provides year-round folk arts programming throughout northern Michigan including its annual festival at the Blissfest Festival Farm located near Cross Village, Ml.

In August, Karaoke Friday donations will benefit Big Water Creative Arts (BWCA). According to, BWCA is “dedicated to promoting the arts in the Great Lakes region through education, instruction, interaction and performance.” Started in 2016, 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.

In autumn and winter months, Karaoke Fridays will benefit organizations such as Northern Michigan Chorale, Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra, Crooked Tree Arts Center and Little Traverse Civic Theatre.

Gather your friends and fiercest shower singers for a night of belting and donating.

“Warm up your pipes and impress friends with the skills you’ve been practicing in the shower,” Gosciak expresses. “Let’s sing to support some great organizations!” City Park Grill is located in Petoskey’s Gaslight District at 432 E Lake Street. Find more events and restaurant details at or call 231.347.0101.

Can’t make it and still want to donate? DONATE to the organization of the month.

City Park Grill, located in one of Petoskey’s oldest buildings, was originally constructed in 1875. McCarty Hall, as it was then known, was a males-only billiard parlor that offered cigars and “intoxicating beverages.” The storied history includes tales of prohibition and underground tunnels, of young Ernest Hemingway, and ghost sightings.

Today, the City Park Grill menu reflects a scratch kitchen focus with daily and seasonal specials, sourcing local produce, meats and lake fish whenever in season. Guests also enjoy the extensive beer and wine selection, plus traditional and prohibition-style cocktails. (Lunch and dinner are served daily. The Annex Bar features karaoke and entertainment. Family friendly. Large groups welcome. Catering services available.)

City Park Grill is part of the Wineguys Restaurant Group family with sister restaurants Palette Bistro and Roast & Toast.

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