Enjoy evening of karaoke for a song

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I love to sing -- in the privacy of my own apartment -- but some people are a little bolder and enjoy singing in public.

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Larry Dixon of Augusta sings Randy Travis' song "1982"  at Road Runners Cafe on Peach Orchard Road in Augusta.  Corey Perrine/Staff
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Larry Dixon of Augusta sings Randy Travis' song "1982" at Road Runners Cafe on Peach Orchard Road in Augusta.

If you think you've got the voice of Whitney Houston or Frank Sinatra and you're unafraid to carry a tune on stage, consider karaoke for a fun, low-cost night out. Lots of restaurants and bars have free karaoke nights. Here's a few:

1. WAT'S ON THE GRILL WHEELER TAVERN: 3664 Wheeler Road, (706) 868-5220; 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Monday and Saturday

2. THE LOFT: 927 Broad St., (706) 828-6600; 10 p.m. to about 2 a.m. Tuesday-Thursday

3. THE PLAYGROUND: 978 Broad St., (706) 724-2232; 10 p.m. to 1:45 a.m. or 2 a.m. Wednesday

4. GREENE STREET KARAOKE BAR: 402 11th St., (706) 823-2002; two-drink minimum per person, 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. Tuesday-Friday; 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday

5. WILD WING CAFE: 3035 Washington Road, Martinez, (706) 364-9453; 10:30 or 10:45 p.m. to 1 a.m. Mondays (after trivia)

6. MI RANCHO: 4654 Jefferson Davis Highway, Clearwater, (803) 593-3850 and 3064 Washington Road, Augusta, (706) 855-6817; Clearwater: 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; Augusta: 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesday and Sunday, 7 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday

7. MARGARITAZ BAR & GRILL: 461 Park West Drive, Grovetown, (706) 650-8100; 7 to 11 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 7 p.m. to midnight Friday-Saturday

8. LAS LOMAS RESTAURANTS: 194 S. Belair Road, Martinez, (706) 855-8554; 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday and Sunday

9. ARMANDO'S GRILL & PIZZERIA: 5114 Wrightsboro Road, Grovetown, (706) 868-9088; 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday

10. ROAD RUNNER CAFE: 2508 Peach Orchard Road, (706) 790-8177; 8 to 11 p.m. Tuesday and 9 to 11 p.m. Friday

11. MONTERREY'S MEXICAN RESTAURANT: 4018 Washington Road, Martinez, (706) 855-9949 and 4352 Washington Road in Evans, (706) 228-3645; Martinez: 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday and Saturday; Evans: 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday and Saturday

12. MALIBU JACK'S: 231 Furys Ferry Road, Augusta, (706) 364-9175; 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday-Monday


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