Internationally renowned, Boston-based DJ Joe Bermudez to headline club’s first night
Worcester, MA – After refurbishing its three-floor, five-room space at 90 Commercial Street, Worcester, and bringing in the finest in sound, lighting and special effects technology, Bar FX’s Grand Opening has been scheduled: On December 8, internationally-renowned DJ Joe Bermudez will headline the club’s first Marquee Saturday Night, a weekly Top 40 and electronic dance music night; doors will open at 9 p.m.
The first Marquee Saturday Night follows a trio of opening week kick-off events, including a Local DJ Showcase event on Wednesday, December 5; the club’s first 18-Plus College Night on Thursday, December 6; and the first Timeline Friday, featuring hits and club anthems from the ‘80s through today, on Friday, December 7. Moving forward, the club will be open from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., Thursday through Saturday, with plans to be open seven days by early 2013.
“We can’t wait to finally open,” said co-owner Tim Bonito. “We’ve been putting our heart and soul into Bar FX and the place looks amazing. And now that Joe Bermudez is headlining the Grand Opening, that’s just the icing on the cake. That whole week is going to be a blast.”
Located directly across from the DCU Center, Bar FX is a 400-person capacity, five-room space with something for everyone. In addition to rooms geared towards music and dancing, a third-floor lounge area features tables and couches and a laid back atmosphere, while a first floor restaurant that will serve American cuisine and a separate bar area where sports will play on television are set to open later in the month.
Bar FX is the brainchild of four co-owners with extensive experience in the nightclub and entertainment industries. Mike Barrasso has opened and managed some of the most high profile venues in New England, including The Palladium, the Hippodrome in Springfield, and the Roxy in Boston, and he is joined by his brother, Paul Barrasso, also a veteran of high-level nightclubs and bars throughout New England.
Bonito and Rich Hutchinson, meanwhile, are the heralded pair behind NV Concepts, which led the recent surge in electronic dance music by being one of the first companies to book international DJs such as David Guetta, Avicii and Tiesto at venues in nine different states across the Northeast – places like Ocean Club in Quincy, Prime in Boston (formerly Umbria), Shrine at MGM Foxwoods and others as far north as Syracuse and as far south as Philadelphia.
Based in Boston, Grand Opening headliner Joe Bermudez has helped Grammy Award-winning artists like Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson and Pink top the Billboard charts, and has himself played all over the world at such legendary venues as Pacha in New York, Arq in Sydney, Australia, Pure in Las Vegas, Destination in Beijing, China and many more. Moreover, Bermudez has consistently garnered Dance Music Awards’ nominations at the annual Miami Winter Music Conference, in part for his role as Program Director of the globally syndicated Mass Movement Radio.
“I’ve been working with NV Concepts for a long time and those guys have played a huge role in my career, so I’m excited to be a part of Bar FX’s Grand Opening,” Bermudez said. “I also can’t wait to see the place. It sounds like they pulled out all the stops.”