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.

1. Crunchy’s  254 W Grand River Ave, East Lansing

Crunchy's

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. Karaoke is every Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights beginning at 9 p.m.

2. Sir Pizza Grand Café 201 E. Cesar Chavez St., Lansing

Sir Pizza

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.  Find your groove every Friday starting at 7:30 p.m.

3. Green Door Bar and Grill 2005 E Michigan Ave, Lansing

Green Door

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.

4. Reno's Sports Bar & Grill West 5001 W Saginaw Hwy, Lansing

Reno's karaoke

Reno's is always a fun place to go to watch sports and to meet up with friends. The open-air blending into the patio area is delightful in the warmer months. Join host Sharon on Wednesday nights from 7-9 p.m. for karaoke. Bonus is the half off hurricanes that night, too. 

5. LeRoy’s Classic Bar & Grill

LeRoy's

Ask the locals, and LeRoys' karaoke tops the list. Check out their list on Thursday and Saturday nights starting at 9 p.m. with Atomic D.

If you’re really into karaoke, check out ‘Oke on the Town Facebook group

Greater Lansing offers so much to keep you entertained. Love Lansing Like a Local!