Saturday, November 17, 2018 (semiannually)

WORST. SONG. EVER. @ the Old Labor Hall, 46 Granite St in Barre VT @ 8:00pm

WORST. SONG. EVER. is a lighthearted live music competition open to any level of 'talent.' Musicians, hobbyists, & hacks sign up in advance to take the stage & cover their least favorite pop songs, from any era, in any way they like! We've got soloists & bands, a cappella & accompanied, electric & acoustic, (but you won't hear any karaoke, song parodies, or original music). Audience voting and WORST. TROPHIES. EVER. This event is always shot out of a cannon & will make your head explode. (HEADS-UP: NOT FAMILY FRIENDLY; ADULTS ONLY.),, 802-331-0013.

Thursday, December 6, 2018 (approximately monthly)

extempo @ Mingle Nightclub, 214 N Main St in Barre VT @ 8:00pm

Now in its ninth year, extempo is Vermont's most popular live storytelling series. At each event (approximately monthly), local raconteurs—many of whom you will recognize as your friends & neighbors—get on stage and regale the audience with their short-format, first-person, true stories delivered without notes or reading. Often about half of the participants are veteran storytellers, and half are newcomers trying it for the first or second time. Sign up in advance if you want to give it a try...or just come listen.,, 802-249-4551.

Saturday, December 15, 2018 (monthly)

Jazzyaoke @ Espresso Bueno, 248 N Main St in Barre VT @ 7:30pm

What do you get when you cross jazz with karaoke? Jazzyaoke: your opportunity to front a LIVE six-piece jazz band and sing standards from the great American songbook! All lyrics provided. For every song (up to five) that you sing at the mic, you get a dollar off your admission. You've heard of singing for your supper? At Bueno you sing for your cover! Come early to get a seat and submit your song requests, but please leave your own musical instruments at home unless you are singing (it's not open jam). THIRD SATURDAY THIS MONTH ONLY.,, 802-479-0896.

Friday, January 25, 2019 (annually)

The Tell Off @ Post #59 of the American Legion, 16 Stowe St in Waterbury VT @ 8:00pm

The Tell Off is extemporaneous storytelling's eighth annual Tournament of Champions! Winningest storytellers from Season VIII of extempo go head to head, each regaling you with a true, first-person, original, 10-minute story told live on stage without notes or reading. There's prize money at stake, a popular vote of the audience, & inexpensive cash bar. The Tell Off kicks off opening night of Waterbury Winterfest, & half the proceeds go to Waterbury Rec! Come support community, be entertained by the best, & vote for your favorite...,, 802-244-7174.

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