Live Music and Lots of Laughs at Memorial Hall On June 9

A live music karaoke night is planned at Memorial Hall on June 9, this Friday, to benefit the historic building.

Karaoke is a form of entertainment, offered typically by bars and clubs, in which people take turns to sing popular songs into a microphone, according to Oxford Dictionary.

Josh Jones and Cory Byers are spearheading the event to benefit Memorial Hall, which is owned by the City of Fort Scott.

“Proceeds will go to fixing up Memorial Hall,” Jones said.

Food, provided  by Care to Share, a local helping organization, and drink will be available for sale, with Sharky’s Pub and Grub providing a full bar.

The band is Left of Center, playing classic rock and country music, according to the press release.

Doors open at 6 p.m. with live music at 7 p.m.

One can grab a few friends to sing together or sing alone. The entry fee is $10 per person.

Tables for six people can be reserved for $60.

About Memorial Hall

Memorial Hall, at the intersection of South National Avenue and East Third Street, (1 E. Third) is a performance and event center, and  was built in 1925. It is one of the properties included in the Historic Downtown Fort Scott District.

The entrance steps were recently repaired by Mid Continental Restoration Inc. of Fort Scott.

To reserve Memorial Hall, call the City of Fort Scott at 620.223-0550.

In the lower level of the building, at 221 S. National,  is a genealogy organization, the Old Fort Genealogical Society. This  not-for-profit corporation  is dedicated to preserving the history of the community  with records, newspapers, books, photos, school annuals, city directories, obituaries, newspaper microfilm reels, and many other records.



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