If singing in the car is your jam, the new Karaoke Cruising Tour is your jam emporium. Offered by City Tours MKE, these musical tours allow up to five friends to cart around Milwaukee in a "cruiser" while singing into a microphone.
"We've heard a lot of xx so far this summer," says Meghan Miles, who owns the company with her husband, Brecken Miles.
The tour cost $35 per person for an hour and passengers will travel through Milwaukee neighborhoods from the East Side to Bay View and / or to bars if everyone is 21 or older. Karaoke Cruising also serves as a ridesharing service and can take a group from point A to point B.
"During busy nights our drivers get waived down all the time," says Miles.
Miles started City Tours Milwaukee six years ago with the Haunted History Tour and expanded the company to the 10 tours and crawls it offers today. She says the karaoke idea came from singing in the car with her husband.
"He is a great singer and I pretend I can sing, but we always have a lot of fun when we sing in the car," says Miles. "And now it's part of our business. So far, people are having a great time with it."
Book a Cruising Karaoke Tour here.
Molly Snyder grew up on Milwaukee's East Side and today, she lives in the Walker's Point neighborhood with her partner and two sons.
As a full time senior writer, editorial manager and self-described experience junkie, Molly has written thousands of articles about Milwaukee (and a few about New Orleans, Detroit, Indianapolis, Boston and various vacation spots in Wisconsin) that range in subject from where to get the best cup of coffee to an in-depth profile on the survivors of the iconic Norman apartment building that burned down in the '90s.
She also once got a colonic just to report on it, but that's enough on that.
Always told she had a "radio voice," Molly found herself as a regular contributor on FM102, 97WMYX and 1130WISN with her childhood radio favorite, Gene Mueller.
Molly's poetry, essays and articles appeared in many publications including USA Today, The Writer, The Sun Magazine and more. She has a collection of poetry, "Topless," and is slowly writing a memoir.
In 2009, Molly won a Milwaukee Press Club Award. She served as the Narrator / writer-in-residence at the Pfister Hotel from 2013-2014. She is also a story slam-winning storyteller who has performed with The Moth, Ex Fabula and Risk!
When she's not writing, interviewing or mom-ing, Molly teaches tarot card classes, gardens, sits in bars drinking Miller products and dreams of being in a punk band again.