Thank You Finalists!!
What a slate of Finalists! We are so grateful for the professionalism and talent our Finalists exhibited throughout the audition process. It was our honor to showcase their talent, and each one is a fantastic performer! Thank you Joel, Melissa, Lyle, Eric and Johnny! 
Lyle Sheets
"Love to entertain and make people happy with my music" Great Falls, Montana
Sip 'n Dip Lounge Music Bar Hopeful!
Eric Lowell Bartz
"My love for lounge songs/jazz started 20 years ago. I've been unironically learning and performing these songs throughout my adult life. I have the right attitude and the requisite skill set to successfully merge the kitsch of the lounge and my integrity as a musician into a charismatic lounge singer" Great Falls, Montana
Sip 'n Dip Lounge Music Bar Hopeful!
Joel Corda
"This is the best job in the world! New people, new experiences in a legendary, world reknowned, award winning lounge" Great Falls, Montana
Sip 'n Dip Lounge Music Bar Winner! 
Johnny Ritchie
"I want to be your next piano player and lounge singer because I feel Great Falls is headed towards a massive economic boom and I would like to be on the front lines of the music scene to help build a community that encourages closer collaboration for musicians and business owners" Great Falls, Montana
Sip 'n Dip Lounge Music Bar Hopeful!
Melissa Smith
"I'm a born performer and have been on stage since the age of six. My performances have ranged from the concert hall to the saloon to the private salon, and the Sip 'n Dip Lounge is the logical next step for me" Great Falls, Montana
Sip 'n Dip Lounge Music Bar Hopeful!
Joel Corda's Live Audition via Facebook Live from the Sip 'n Dip Lounge
Finalists Initial Audition Videos!
Random order presented - be sure scroll through & view all the Finalists videos!
Meet Our Judges
County Music Superstars Aaron and Thea Tippin head our all-star Judges Panel!
Aaron & Thea Tippen
Judges
Singer and Songwriter Aaron Tippin has been “doing” music in Nashville for decades. Thea Tippin, a native of Great Falls, is a singer and songwriter. She has co-written top hits with Aaron.
Eric Ray
Guest Judge
Eric Ray has been a customer to the Sip ‘n Dip since it’s early years. He has the history, knowledge, and love for the Sip ‘n Dip and he’s excited to serve as a judge for the live auditions.
Sandi Thares
Judge
General Manager of the Sip ‘n Dip, Sandi has been involved with the Inn for over 29 years.
Jim “Sarge” Sargent
Judge
A friend of the Sip ‘n Dip for years, Sarge has a radio and performing background. He’s seen many stars stop into the Sip ‘n Dip over the years.
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Resident Sip 'n Dip Music Bar Contest Schedule
July to October, 2021
October 5 and 6, 2021
October 5 and 6, 2021
Finalist Perform Live for Judges
Find the Live Stream audition videos on our facebook page!  https://www.facebook.com/sipndiplounge

Eric Lowell Bartz
Joel Corda
Lyle Sheets
Melissa Smith
Johnny Ritchie
October 8, 2021 
October 8, 2021 
Our Winner's 1st official performance at the Sip 'n Dip Lounge
The Winner is .... Joel Corda! 
Joel plans to perform on Friday evening October 8th! 
October 9, 2021 and beyond!
October 9, 2021 and beyond!
The Sip 'n Dip Music Bar is open for your entertainment!
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