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4th Annual Karaoke Showdown

Aug. 24, 2014 Doors @ 6p
Weeds Tavern 1555 N Dayton

PG RETURNS TO WEEDS TAVERN - SUNDAY, AUGUST 24 Be there as representatives from some of Chicago's hottest storefront theatre companies battle for glory!

Proceeds from this year's Showdown will directly fund artist stipends and production costs for Pavement Group's to-be-announced 2014 production coming to Theater Wit this Nov/Dec!

Hosted by the 2013 Karaoke Champion, Carmine Grisolia of Strawdog Theatre Company, this year's competition will be judged by Jane Beachy, Matt Hawkins, & Ike Holter and will feature an act break performance by National Air Guitar Champion Romeo Dance Cheetah with special guest White Flame.

Doors open at 6pm Showdown begins at 8pm

There will be open karaoke before and after the competition, courtesy of Cowl Girl's Carlo Lorenzo Garcia

$15 admission includes food, entertainment and automatic raffle entry to win a big, fat wine & cheese basket from Cabot Creamery Cooperative and Chateau Chantal Winery.

RAFFLE UPDATE: In addition to the door prize of wine & cheese, we will be raffling off a cabin weekend in Sheboygan, WI for the weekend of your preference! Prize includes lodging, booze, & a Visa gift card to be applied to a rental car, food, or just...more booze.

Raffle tickets are 2 for $5, 5 for $10, or an arm's length for $20! If you're unable to attend, tickets may be purchased online here:

Event details

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Buddy Cop 2

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