Friday February 2 at 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)
WORST. SONG. EVER. debuts at the Old Labor Hall. This semiannual live music event going has been going for five years. During that time, it has always been held at Espresso Bueno in downtown Barre. But it has finally outgrown that location. Espresso Bueno and WSE are now partnering with the Barre Historical Society to use the Old Labor Hall for this popular community event.
This event celebrates decades & decades of really bad pop music. The winners (the worst) are based solely on audience voting, and like some of our political contests, the victor is the act that gets the most $$$$. The WORST. TROPHIES. EVER. are awarded to the winners as decided by YOU. It is very much off-the-wall fun and a has something of a zany reputation & dedicated following.
The event itself is FREE, but if you don’t bring your money, you will miss half the fun, and the Hall won’t benefit, so bring your $1s, $5s, $10s, and maybe even a $20 to vote with!
The founders of the Hall, young people who seriously liked a good time would have enjoyed it and the Hall will receive half the proceeds of the public voting so “vote early and vote often”.
Food & beverages will be available for purchase.
What is WSE? How does it work?
The show itself is a lighthearted competition that’s open to any level of ‘talent’…from musician, to hobbyist, to hack. Performers who have signed up in advance take the stage and cover their least favorite pop songs, from any era, in any way that they like. Contestants can perform solo or with others/in a band, and they can sing a cappella or accompanied. But there’s no karaoke, song parodies, or original music allowed.
Advanced sign up is required if you want to perform. Get all the details with instructions on how to sign up for this and future events.)
Looking for some really bad material? Just do an online search for “worst song ever”. Exercise your “personal taste” and then see if the public will put its money where your mouth is.