Belting out Taylor Swift’s “Love Story,” freshman Emily Garman, an international studies major, along with three University of
Dayton classmates, started off ArtStreet’s karaoke night Saturday, Sept. 8.
ArtStreet Café will host the event every Saturday from 8-10 p.m. At no cost to students, the karaoke initiative began as a free
alternative to going out on the weekend.
Senior Annie Boone, a marketing major, took on karaoke nights as an additional project. Boone, also ArtStreet’s entertainment
coordinator, has been involved with the karaoke project for two years.
“It’s been very entertaining, to say the least,” Boone said.
Ranging from Justin Bieber to Madonna to Elvis Presley, the selection of songs includes a variety of genres.
“We do get a lot of classics like Barenaked Ladies, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys, 90s tunes and Goo
Goo Dolls,” Boone said.
The event debuted two weeks ago, filling the café and attracting about 45 people. However, this week’s karaoke night failed to
achieve the success of the first two weeks.
“I went for an hour and only a few groups sang, so it was disappointing,” freshman political science major Maddie Wazowicz said.
“I had higher expectations.”
Although the café wasn’t packed this week, the nights it has been crowded are memorable, Boone said.
“There was a group of five boys that were hysterical, and they sang Celine Dion’s ‘My Heart Will Go On’,” Boone said. “They
were like screaming it, and people were stopping and looking in to see what was going on.”
For UD students looking for a casual, free activity on the weekends, karaoke night will be available every Saturday night.
Regardless of talent or previous experience, this event is open to everyone.
For more information, call ArtStreet at 937-229-5101.