Taking to the karaoke stage at Asylum — Photo courtesy of AsylumThere's no doubt that karaoke has taken America by storm. Whether it's a child’s birthday party or an opportunity for wanna-be crooners to wail away at the neighborhood tavern, karaoke has become a staple fun-time activity. In Portland, one of the best and newest places to indulge that urge to step up to the mic is Asylum on Center Street.
This iconic evening entertainment destination recently added Karaoke Wednesdays to their offerings with outstanding results. DJ Johnny Red, one of the best disc jockeys on the southern Maine coast, does a masterful job of hosting this singing extravaganza.
Technically, Karaoke Wednesdays kicks it up a notch with a top notch sound system that carries through the entire club with crystal clear audio. But what is karaoke without a strong song selection? You can find it at Asylum with its collection of more than 8,000 songs ranging from the current top pop hits to rock, soul and blues classics. Singers are in for a real treat here as Asylum does a great job of creating a “star quality” atmosphere with superior LED lighting, expansive stage, and DJ Johnny’s celebrity treatment of participants.
You don’t have to be a karaoke fan to appreciate this presentation. Singers range from regulars who show up every Wednesday to newbies who want to try their turn before an audience for the first time. It’s all in good fun, so be ready for a great time at Karaoke Wednesdays at Asylum.