Weekly Springfield publication The Illinois Times have released the results to their annual “Best of” polls for the year 2015. Voting was open to everyone starting back in September, and this year the polls were done a little bit differently this time in two rounds with the second round featuring 3 of the top runners up for each category.
You can find the best of local music & entertainment section right here where you can find all of the bands and musicians who were selected as winners. Some notable winners from bands that more frequently play Black Sheep include NIL8 (once again best punk band), and The Locals (best underage band).
This year Black Sheep fit under the category for “small music venue” but sadly we did not even make it to the next round as a runner-up :(. Boondocks (pictured above) got the title of best small venue this year. We were able to win best “all ages venue” in town in 2013, which was the only year in which that category was featured.
We will be kicking off our own annual “Best of Springfield Music” year-end poll here on this site in mid-December.