Karaoke Finals Top August 2nd Taste Schedule

Karaoke Finals Top August 2nd Taste Schedule
Posted on 06/18/2009

In Orland Park, being able to sing a great karaoke song earns more than cheers or jeers from the audience. The Village of Orland Park's annual Karaoke Contest, with its final competition at the Taste of Orland Park, has become a favorite Taste event.

"Orland Park's Karaoke Contest helps get the community ready for the Taste of Orland Park," said Taste Karaoke Coordinator Donna Kouba. "The competition begins in June and July and culminates with the final competition at the Taste," Kouba said, adding that St. Xavier University is the karaoke sponsor for this year's celebration.

Orland Park restaurants that host karaoke nights are invited to participate in the competition. Those participating must be age 21 or older.

Six restaurants are participating this year, including Koppermill Bar and Grill; RC Mulligan's at Riviera Country Club; Sam Maguire's Irish Pub; Traverso's Restaurant; Barraco's Pizza and Mickadoon's at Orland Bowl.

Three winners from each restaurant will compete in the semi-finals that will be held on Thursday, July 16 at 7:00 p.m. at Barraco's Pizza, 18040 Wolf Road, in Orland Park.

Orland Park's top karaoke singer will be chosen on Sunday, August 2 when the top twelve finalists compete on the community stage at the Taste of Orland Park beginning at 2:00 p.m. The top three winners will sing an encore song on the community stage immediately following the competition.

"Each of these restaurants will conduct its own contest in June and July. Three winners from each establishment --- a total of 18 competitors - will then go to the semi-finals," Kouba said.

Of the eighteen beginning the semi-finals at Barraco's Pizza, twelve will participate in the final competition at the Taste of Orland Park on August 2. Each of the twelve finalists will perform two songs at the Taste.

Further information about the Taste of Orland Park Karaoke Contest is available by calling Kouba at 708/403-6270.

Call establishment for exact dates and times.

Barraco's Pizza
18040 Wolf Road
Thursday evenings

Koppermill Bar and Grill
11265 West 159th Street
Thursday evenings

Orland Bowl - Mickadoon's
8601 West 159th Street
Thursday evenings

R.C. Mulligan's at Riviera Country Club
8801 West 143rd Street
Friday Evenings

Sam Maguire's Irish Pub
39 Orland Square Drive
Sunday & Monday Evenings

Traverso's Restaurant
15601 South Harlem Avenue
Wednesday & Saturday evenings

Barraco's Pizza
18040 Wolf Road
Thursday, July 16 at 7:00 p.m.
Eighteen semi-finalists will compete for twelve finalist spots at the Taste of Orland Park. Semi-finalists will each perform one song.

Sunday, August 2 - 2:00 p.m.
Community Stage at the Taste of Orland Park
Finalists will perform two songs each.
Top three winners will perform on the community stage after the competition.
Final winner will receive a $1000 gift card.