Legacy of Giving Music Festival Lineup: June 2nd & 3rd Downtown Springfield


Making sure we get a post out for each of the downtown music festivals happening in Springfield this summer- this one is for the newly formed “Legacy of Giving” Music Festival happening downtown in two weeks on Friday and Saturday, June 2nd and 3rd. The festival formed from the ashes of SOHO Music Festival which has happened every year prior to this since 2005, the same year Black Sheep began. SOHO was kind enough to offer Black Sheep our very own stage the past two years in 2015 and 2016. Legacy of Giving Music Festival will not be continuing the Black Sheep stage.

The lineup for L.O.G. fest consists of 70 bands and performers. Admission is just $5.00, and proceeds will be going to 10 different charities. You can find the entire music fest lineup and breakdown of which acts will be playing which stages right here. Notable acts familiar to the Black Sheep stage might include Blind Social, Jessica Knight (of Looming), Zach Goriszewski of Kickstart, Ted Keylon of TANG, Stereo Static, and much more.

Check out our Springfield shows page for a look at other events going on in town outside of Black Sheep. Find the Legacy of Giving Music Festival website right here. Don’t forget that Dumb Fest 5 is also happening in town the following weekend! On their website Legacy of Giving Music Festival claims to be the most diverse lineup of bands in town with bands coming from 7 different states, but do they know that Dumb Fest 5 features bands from 12 different states and 2 different countries? Probably not.


May 27th at Black Sheep: Abyss, Abolith, Starlorde, Statues of the Dead


Here we are with the second show announcement today, this one is happening in exactly one week on Saturday, May 27th. Here’s a nice well rounded lineup of local metal and punk for you all. For this show we have the band Abyss performing, their first Black Sheep show since the extremely successful EP release show they had back in March. Then is a performance by newer Taylorville metal project – Abolith. Stream their hit single on the player below. We also have galactic punk space pirate band Starlorde on the bill. Opening things up is a rare performance by the now by the classic Springfield punk band featuring a 6 year old – Statues of the Dead.

Check out a facebook event for this show right here. Admission is $5 and things will start at 7:00 pm. Get a more in depth look at what is coming up this summer at Black Sheep on our shows page.

May 26th at Black Sheep: Prowess, Clearview, Trash Knife, Sore Spore


What’s up! Happy Saturday, some of you might be enjoying Pride Fest, Farmer’s Market, or The Old State Capitol Art Fair all happening downtown today. We don’t have any shows at Black Sheep this weekend, but we are looking at a pretty packed schedule next weekend. This show is happening next Friday, May 26th. It features our very own punk band Prowess, who recently put out a new demo. Plus we’ve got two touring acts including Clearview from New Jersey, whose music you can find streaming below. They will be touring with another punk act called Trash Knife from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Opening things up is the newly named Blue Parks acoustic/solo project “Sore Spore”.

This show will start at 7:00 pm and admission is $5. Check out a facebook event for the show right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a closer look at everything else coming up at Black Sheep this summer.