Have you ever wondered about the psychology behind karaoke? It's quite the puzzle because right after the number one fear that most people have - the fear of flying, comes the fear of public speaking. So what would make so many people want to get up in front of a crowd of strangers in a public venue and sing? Some may say that it's like living out a childhood fantasy of being a rock star. Or maybe its a way of expressing your feelings and personality. Whatever your feelings, karaoke is a popular pastime and Lansing has a few popular spots for your time in the spotlight.
Wednesdays 7-9:30 p.m.
High Caliber's Karaoke night is perfect for that hump day drag and to go directly after work. Hop in a go kart and get your adrenaline running or take the stress of the week out in the rage room. Then get up on that stage with that new found freedom and sing your heart out. The Double Clutch Lounge Bar will be there pouring tasty cocktails, beers, and shots for your every need.
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays beginning at 9 p.m.
Crunchy’s is another go-to karaoke place for everyone who loves to sing or sing along. You can find everyone from East Lansing residents to college students. Best part? If you bomb, you can always drown your sorrows in a bucket of beer and pizza nugs. That’s music to anyone’s ears.
Thursdays 8 p.m.-midnight.
The Green Door has been one of my go-to places for live bands and a fun dance floor through the years. But on Thursday nights, it’s time to grab your friends and try out your favorite karaoke duets or singles. Fulfill any of your rock star dreams.
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Wednesdays 7-10 p.m.
Besides their great food, drinks and hospitality, One North Kitchen offers karaoke on Wednesday evenings 7-10 p.m. I'd personally like to sing their praises, but (for your sake) I may have to wait for a lip sync night.
Thursdays 10 p.m.-1 a.m.
Enjoy good beer and cheap friends and a bit of karaoke.
Tuesdays 7-10 p.m.
Good food, long-time friends and karaoke. What more could you ask for?
Schedule varies. Call to see when they've got the next Karaoke night scheduled (517) 484-4825
Sir Pizza is a great place in the heart of Old Town Lansing to gather with friends. Sit at windows overlooking the Lansing River Trail and the mighty Grand River. The pizza is good. My favorite has always been the vegetarian thin crust.
If you’re really into karaoke, join the 517 Lansing Karaoke Facebook group for even more options!