What started as a Facebook post about wanting to have a karaoke in the park event at Wayne Ferguson Plaza six months ago has turned into the first annual Karaoke for a Cause benefit concert. The event, which takes place 2 p.m. Nov. 3 in the plaza, was planned and organized by Lewisville citizens who wanted to give back to the community in a fun way. Folks who attend the benefit karaoke concert are encouraged to bring donations for Kyle’s Place, the teen homeless center in Lewisville. The City of Lewisville agreed to cosponsor the event.
The event starts off with a Sock Walk at 2 p.m. The City has created a one mile track in Old Town. Attendees are being encouraged to bring new pairs of socks to donate, a necessity for people experiencing homelessness that is often overlooked, and then walk the circuit. The one mile walk is to symbolize how difficult transportation is for the homeless community.
The Karaoke starts at 3 p.m. in Wayne Ferguson Plaza. It’s a family friendly event, and anybody can come sign up and sing. Attendees are encouraged to bring donations of cash, clothing, or food & gas gift cards. Kyle’s Place also accepts new and gently used bicycle donations.
At the end of the night, one lucky singer will be awarded the “You stole the show” trophy. The Old Town Event Team hopes to have a Karaoke for a Cause event every year, with a new beneficiary each time, and a new karaoke champion as well.