The WCR Center for the Arts in Reading hosted its first annual Beard Fest on Friday. The night featured, two local bands: Uncle Jake & the 18 Wheel Gang as Headliner, and Nik Greeley & The Operators. The night also featured the Reading Beard and Mustache Club beard competition with several “Best Of” contests, celebrity judges, and awards.
Plus, the No. 7 Barber Parlor setup barber chairs to provide free consultations, tips and techniques for mustache and beard care. Drinks were supplied by Chatty Monks and Reading Distilling Guild, and Reading Occasional Cocktail Club.
All proceeds of the event go to support the preservation of the WCR Center for the Arts. The goal to bring awareness to the beautiful and historic building as a place for the arts & community engagement downtown.