It’s the last day of the year! And it’s also a Saturday night so there is a whole lot going on around town tonight. Tonight is the Springfield Area Art Council‘s 30th annual First Night event, and the first that they are reaching out to us at The Black Sheep about doing a collaborative show. Tonight the Art Council is letting us put on a show downtown at 341 E Monroe aka “The Black Sheep Stage” at what is normally the Kari Bedford Studio. Tonight performing instead of SAP it’s going to be continuing band lotto band “Lincoln’s Tomb” playing. We also have the Taylorville band Stems performing. Up before that is Mark Lee Reynolds or “MLR”. Opening things up is the solo performer Kate Ridge. That show starts at 7:00 pm, and we will be taking a break at 8:00 to see fireworks downtown. Admission is $5 for those under the age of 18, and $10 if you are 18 and up if you are just checking out the Black Sheep Stage.
After that show is done we are going to grab our PA and run over to the ramp of Skank Skates for a second show of the night! This show is starting roughly at 10:00 pm over on the ramp, or whenever we are ready after the show downtown is over and the PA is transferred over to the ramp. For this one we have intergalactic takeover band, Starlorde. We also have the mean and nasty Decatur hardcore band, Capitol Offense. The touring act on this bill is “War Prayer” from Minneapolis. Opening things up is the angry band GRINN. For this one we are asking $5 donations for the touring band. Check out a facebook event for this one right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a good look at what’s coming up for us in 2017.