Black Sheep Fest 1 Month Away, T Shirt Design Contest


We are now exactly one month away from Black Sheep Fest 2017 – the tenth annual Black Sheep Fest we have put on since the first one in 2008. You can check out that lineup of 15 acts all local to Springfield right here – we actually did have one recent addition of one back outside of Springfield, and that is the band Ghoul Jr. featuring Veronica Mullen who was our official Dumb Fe5t photographer this year.

Today we are announcing that once again will be holding a design contest for the next Black Sheep Fest shirt design! This is open to anyone who wishes to participate! If you would like to come up with a design or drawing to have printed on shirts for this year’s fest – just make sure it says “Black Sheep Fest”, and the year 2017 or “#10” on it somewhere! Designs can be submitted to our email You have between now and July 20th to submit your designs! Once the deadline hits we will vote for a winning design here on our site.


Tonight at Black Sheep: Stereo Static, Acceptable Losses, Searching For Nostalgia, Stick People, Matt LaMarca


We hope everyone had a great fourth of the month yesterday, now it’s time for the fifth of July so we are getting into serious business. Starting now we’ve got five shows in the next six days lined up in Southtown. Tonight we have two touring acts and a few locals. At the top of the bill is the local rock band Stereo Static. The main touring act on this one is pop punk band Acceptable Losses from Albuquerque, New Mexico. When was the last time we had a band from New Mexico play at Black Sheep? Also on tour from a different Springfield somewhere in Missouri is the band “Searching for Nostalgia” (what kind of band name is that)? Opening things up we have the rock grunge Taylorville act Stick People, and also a solo performance by the charming Matt LaMarca. Nice.

This show will start right at 7:30 pm and admission is $5. Check out a facebook event for the show right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page to see what else is coming up this summer at Black Sheep.