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Karaoke Night in Utah Valley


Photo courtesy of Rock the Mic Entertainment.

Tired of the usual movie night? Karaoke and open-mic nights proliferate Utah Valley, so snag a hot date or some friends, grab the mic and sing your heart out.

And all you first timers, don’t be shy. Have a little sump’m sump’m first if you need to, but don’t let stage fright keep you from a cathartic, confidence-building experience. You’re going to love it.

Here are the best karaoke nights in Utah Valley, where you can sing to your heart’s content (and some recommendations on what you should eat while you’re building up courage).

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill
290 W. University Pkwy., Orem (and all locations)
Tuesdays from 9 p.m. to midnight
Quick tips: best time to go is around 9:30 p.m., appetizers are half off during karaoke night
Tasty eats: Marsala mushroom sirloin, all of the appetizers

Callie’s Café & Sports Bar
466 N. State Street, Orem
Fridays and Saturdays from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Quick tips: cash only, a no-frills bar and grill, not a place for yelling a Top 40 song with your hyper girlfriends
Tasty eats: French dip, Pitcher’s Mound with garbage hash browns

Wing Nutz
1054 S. 750 East, Orem
Wednesdays from 9 p.m. to midnight
Quick tips: hosted by Rock the Mic Entertainment, more than 35,000 songs to choose from
Tasty eats: wings, wings, wings and wild wraps

Guru’s Cafe
45 E. Center Street, Provo
Saturdays from 8 to 10 p.m.
Quick tips: people love event host DJ Brady Mac from Rock the Mic Entertainment, karaoke night has been going for four years here
Tasty eats: Marco Polo pasta, sweet potato fries with Southwest fry sauce, cilantro-lime quesadillas

Pizza Pie Cafe
2235 N. University Pkwy., Provo
Tuesdays from 9 p.m. to midnight
Quick tips: the $6 entrance fee covers the buffet, a drink and karaoke; go right around 9 p.m. if you want a good seat, also hosted by Rock the Mic Entertainment
Tasty eats: “Cinnamon Stix” dessert pizza, Hillbilly and barbecue pizzas

More of the open-mic type? Grab your guitar and you can perform your covers and originals at these places.

135 N. University Ave., Provo
Tuesdays from 8:30 to 11 p.m. (doors open at 8 p.m.)
Quick tips: $3 for general public, $2 for open-mic performers, all ages can sign up at the door to perform (start lining up an hour before), acoustic—no full bands
Tasty eats: candy and snacks available, large selection of canned and bottled sodas

Muse Music
151 N. University Ave., Provo
Wednesdays from 8:30 p.m. (doors open at 8 p.m.)
Quick tips: $1 to get in, 10 performance slots, comedians and poets also welcome, performers get up to eight minutes
Tasty eats: café always open during shows, get the grilled cheese and edamame

The Deerhunter Pub
2000 N. 300 West, Spanish Fork
Wednesdays from 8 to 11 p.m. is open-mic night with Brother Chunky
Sundays from 8 to 11 p.m. is karaoke/open-mic night
Quick tips: this is a 21+ bar
Tasty eats: grill is closed, because they don’t have a cook right now—sorry!

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