Gainesville residents will be belting out their favorite tunes in the Hippodrome Theatre on May 12 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
After a brief hiatus, the Hipp is bringing karaoke back to their basement. The event is free and open to the public, and the basement bar will be open for patrons who need a little liquid courage before their performances.
The Hippodrome’s decision to bring karaoke back is based on the theatre’s commitment to providing community events that bring people together, said public programs director Jessica Sandino. Events like this one bring new people to the theatre, allowing them to discover the magic of this downtown destination.
“We love hosting these kinds of events, and they’re always well received,” Sandino said. “We want to show our patrons that we’re not just a theatre with live performances or a cinema with films — we’re the place you want to be downtown, at all times.”