Read their lips!

ELLSWORTH — A battle is brewing and will come to a head next Saturday, May 4, when individuals and area businesses try to outperform each other at The Grand’s 2019 “Grand Mouth Off Lip Sync Battle” kicking off at 7 p.m. Admission costs $15 per person.

In its fourth year, The Grand fundraiser’s business contestants include the Airline Brewing Co. Pub, the Down East Family YMCA Early Learning Center, Gold Star Cleaners, Classy But Sassy Brenton’s Boutique and Machais Savings Bank. More teams and individual contestants are welcome.

At Saturday’s contest, a panel of celebrity judges will scrutinize the lip-syncers and teams. They include Townsquare Media’s Senior Account Executive Director of Sports Programming Chris Popper; Gretchen Wilson, executive director of the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce; Woodlawn’s Executive Director Josh Torrance and Star 97.7 Radio newscaster

Vanessa Corson.

In addition, the audience can add more votes with their dollars, thanks to the Bangor Savings Bank Bucket Brigade collecting and tabulating the dollars and votes.

Any individuals or other businesses ready to sign up can register by contacting The Grand’s operations manager, Kimberly Fitch, at 667-9500. For more info, visit


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