Sing for Downtown is Main Street Marion’s (MSM) First Annual Fundraiser!!  The goal is to provide quality family entertainment in the style of American Idol, while raising funds and awareness for the Main Street organization.  Karaoke contestants will compete for a $200 top prize!!  All karaoke contestant information has been submitted, and our team is processing the paperwork!

MSM will only host one round this year with all contestants 18 years or older.  The 3rd Street Courtyard gates will open at 6 p.m. and the Sing for Downtown Contest will begin promptly at 8 p.m.  Vada’s will be catering a nice dinner during the event.  The menu will include:

An entree of pork chop, chicken breast, brisket, or 6 oz. rib-eye with your choice of two sides mac-n-cheese, baked beans, cole slaw, or corn on the cob.  All dinners will include a dinner roll.  Carry out is available!  Entree plus two sides for $12, additional sides for $2 each.  Rebel’s Pub will provide a cash bar to wash it all down with!

MSM will start promoting our contestants and their sponsors on social media beginning later today up to the event!  Remember the audience is the judge!!  It is $5 to enjoy this American Idol style entertainment!  The audience will receive a number to text their vote during the event!!

Everyone can also look forward to seeing what creative advertisements our sponsors come up with for the big event!  Thank you Moe’s Southwest Grill, Halstead Architects, Clique Images, and Hotel Marion for sponsoring some of our local talent to Sing for Downtown!  Thank you Tina Brooks, Layla Price, Jessica Ashcraft, Joshua David Alexander, Tiffany Butler, Brandon Kirby, Charlotte Dubois, Aaron Dubois, Cat Balsis, and Cheyanne McFall for your participation!!

It is guaranteed fun for a great cause!!  For more information about Main Street Marion, visit our Facebook event page at

Main Street Marion is an independent nonprofit downtown association that inspires, unifies and champions the Downtown Marion Experience. Our local Main Street office is your direct connection to the social and business hub of downtown Marion, and we are 100% funded by your donations!

Thank you for helping us make a positive difference in our community starting at our core – downtown.

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