Talbot Interfaith Shelter is delighted to announce the 6th year of the highly anticipated and loved Lip Sync Battle!   Since 2017, teams from all over the community have come together to show off their lip-syncing skills to win votes, become Lip Sync Champions, and raise money for their important and life-changing work. 

For the first three years, the event experienced great success as an in-person, over-the-top extravaganza.  When COVID shut everything down just weeks before the 2020 show, TIS took the battle online, having teams submit creative Lip Sync videos instead of live performances.  Last year’s live stream show attracted more than 400 viewers and raised nearly $25,000 in support of TIS’ mission.  

This year’s ‘hybrid’ event on April 21st is a step back toward the show’s origins.  There is limited in-person seating available at the Avalon Theater, where attendees will watch as the show is broadcast live on the internet for those watching from home.  In-person and at-home attendees will sing, dance, and laugh along to lip-sync video submissions from this year’s contestants while hosts Jayme D and Jay Hudson will appear live on stage.

“We are so excited for Lip Sync Battle 2022,” says TIS Executive Director Julie Lowe.  “We have more teams this year than ever before, and they are pulling out all the stops.  It won’t be the same as before COVID, but we are overjoyed to take steps back in that direction and welcome back a live audience after such a long hiatus.”

To learn more about the event, meet the contestants, vote, and purchase in-person tickets, visit talbotinterfaithshelter.org/lsb.

The battle has already started; voting is open and will continue through most of the live stream on April 21st.  Supporters can vote for their favorite team or teams to win by donating to Talbot Interfaith Shelter.   All proceeds will benefit TIS’ S4 Program (Shelter, Stability, Support, Success), which guides local families and individuals from homelessness to self-sufficiency.  One dollar equals one vote, and there is no limit to the number of times someone can vote.

“One of the things we love so much about this event,” Lowe says, “is that it brings people together from every corner of our wonderful community.  Looking at our contestants and the audience and seeing people of all ages, races, and religious backgrounds lets us know how loved and supported our guests are – not just by a fraction of our community, but by the community as a whole.  It is such a beautiful thing to witness, and that brings us as much joy as the show itself!”

Lip Sync Battle 2022 is presented by Talbot Interfaith Shelter’s Raise the Roof Level Business Partners: Bullock Construction, Inc., Carefirst, On Your Mark Lighting Design, Wells Fargo Advisors Easton, Willow Construction, The Hummingbird Inn, The Qlarant Foundation, Kopen and Collison LLP, Charles P Goebel Architect, Scrawl Design, FBB Capital Partners, Walmart Easton, Spring and Associates Inc., and Eastern Shore Ship Print Connect. 

To learn more about Talbot Interfaith Shelter and how you can help, visit talbotinterfaithshelter.org or contact Julie Lowe at julielowe@talbotinterfaithshelter.org or 410-310-2316.