The pop culture phenomenon of lip sync battling is coming to Salida thanks to the wildly popular lip sync segments on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” and the new TV series on Spike TV’s “Lip Sync Battle.” The competition will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 14, at the SteamPlant Event Center. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

“The great thing about a lip sync is that you don’t actually need any real talent, just a desire to perform and have fun,” says Beatrice Price, board member of the Friends of the SteamPlant. “Performers can be anyone!”
This is how it works: participants mime the vocals of popular music while performing on stage in front of an appreciative audience. The fun comes from seeing just how wild people are willing to go to impress the crowd or win a prize. All ages are welcome, but songs cannot contain profanity.
First-place prize is $200 cash, second place is $100 and third place is $50. A DJ dance party will follow the lip sync battle. The price to enter the lip sync battle is $5 per person. Admission to be in the audience is $10 per person.
All entrants need to email their songs to friends@salidasteamplant.com no later than Thursday, July 13, to receive performance information.
Sponsors include First Colorado Land Office, Heart of the Rockies Radio, Salida Dermatology, Soulcraft Brewery, Su Casa Furniture and Sleep Shop, State Farm Insurance Liz Petersen, Brad’s Automotive, Lisa and Sterling Stoudenmire and Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort.
If you have any questions or need additional information, email friends@salidasteamplant.com.