Our friends at Co-op Image Youth are holding a Karaoke Tournament Fundraiser at Ronny’s. If you’re in Chicago this Friday (June 27th) you should come, even if you’re not singing; karaoke singers need an audience! Here’s their details:
Be the Karaoke King/Queen you always knew you could be! Or just be mercilessly entertained! On Friday, June 27th Ronny’s (210. Suggested donation of $51 N. California Ave) will host Chicago’s first, one and only, Karaoke Tournament: LOUDER THAN YOUR MOM! at the door, contestants get in for free. Karaoke power-couple Joe and Liz Mason will MC the event as the First Round begins at 9 o’clock. There will be four rounds of competition. This event is held to benefit Cooperative Image Group.
Here’s how it will work: Karaoke contestants will compete in the contest, much like a marathon. They will be required to have a minimum of three sponsors who can donate up to four songs (depending on how far they expect their contestant to go) at $10 a song. A panel of audience judges will be rating the performances on a scale of 1- 10. Four finalists will receive a prize and trophy designed by Co-op Image Youth. The winner will receive a prize, trophy, and cash.
Incorporated in 2003, Cooperative Image Group is an interdisciplinary arts education and social entrepreneurship organization that facilitates programs with youth ages 6-21. Located in Humboldt Park, Co-op Image works with over 700 youth per year out of its Corner Art Center and approximately 400 additional community members through a number of outreach satellite projects. The programs Co-op Image creates include the production of a cooking show aired on CAN-TV, a screen-printing and design business, an audio/visual recording studio, mural painting, glass sculpting, documentary film-making and more. Co-op Image seeks funding through several channels, including a number of creative fundraisers and benefits, earned income, individual donors, and foundation and government grants. Benefits like LOUDER THAN YOUR MOM! account for approximately 30% of Co-op Image’s annual budget.