Black Sheep Band Lotto 2017 Band Drawings



Good morning all of you wonderful listeners, and welcome back to our program! This past weekend at Black Sheep along with it being our 12 year anniversary show, was also the drawing for our annual Black Sheep Band Lotto. We feel it appropriate to release the names that have been drawn into each band – we had a whole 39 people put their names into the box this year, which means we will have 9 bands (some with 5 members, some with 4). We apologize greatly in advance for all of the spelling errors here:

Ryan Kane
Liam Coffey
Parsheika / Sonyah
Devon Fluelen

Kate Laine
Clare Frachey
Kristin Walker
Drew Kodrich
Audra McClure

Dominic Fallin
Eric Parker
Chaz Davis
Lance Morgan
Dylan Bennett

Jamie McKenzie
Ted Keylon
Alexandra Beecher
Mel Brayner
Rachel Stivers

Devin Larson
Carter Bibb
Kyle Noonan
Danny Kerwin

BJ Pearce
Cassie Crawford
Tyler Nelson
Gary Swaggerty

Nyr / Dogfood
Milk Tirehaus
Tony Colantino
Noah Faingold

James Dambacher
Brian Galecki
Mike Butler
Mario Cannamela

Johnny Tsakanikas
Eli Newman
Blake Durbin

There you have it – nine new bands that all have two months to get together and form a band to play one show on Saturday, November 18th. Will they all pull it off? Tune in next time to find out!

Find a facebook event for band lotto right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a look at what else is coming up at Black Sheep this fall.


Black Sheep Band Lotto Round 4: Names Drawn September 16th, Show on November 18th


Black Sheep Band Lotto is BACK! This will be the fourth year we have done this fun annual event, getting anyone who wants to be in a band involved. What’s is band lotto for those of you who do not know? Let’s go over the rules:

RULES: Anyone willing puts their own name into the Band Lotto Box, now set up inside Dumb Records (1107 S Grand Ave. E, open every day noon – 8pm). Names will be drawn the night of Saturday, September 16th after bands are done playing at the Black Sheep Cafe 12 Year Anniversary Show. Names are drawn in groups of fours and fives, and it is the responsibility of these new groups to get together and form a band to play one show on Saturday, November 18th!

WARNING: This is a commitment! Do not put your name in if you can’t commit to meeting with people you are drawn with once a week, spending every day practicing a new instrument, or if you live too far to drive to Springfield for band practices!! NO FLAKES!! Also do not put anyone else’s name in the box, you will ruin it for everybody!

For now the start time of the band lotto show is 7:00 pm and admission is $5 (may change depending on the number of bands to sign up). Find a facebook event for the show right here. Also check out our shows page for a look at what else is coming up at Black Sheep this summer.

Black Sheep Band Lotto Tonight!


Whoops, sorry for the late start today! Today is going to be a good one! We are hosting our third ever Black Sheep Band Lotto tonight at 7:00 pm. For those of you who are unfamiliar on what Band Lotto is or how it works – a couple of months ago we had volunteers willingly put their names into a box we had out for about a week. Then we drew names in groups of 4’s and 5’s and it is the task of those people to get together and form a band for one show. That show is TONIGHT and you can check out the drawn names listed above.

The show tonight will kick off at 7:00 pm. Bands will go in order of number (starting with #1 and ending with #5). Admission for those not in bands is $5. Check out a facebook event for this one right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a good look at everything else coming up at Black Sheep in these next few months.

Black Sheep Band Lotto 2016!

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It’s that time of year everyone! That’s right, Black Sheep Band Lotto is BACK AT IT for another round of wild, woozy, wacked out fun and the slots are OPEN for anyone brave enough to put their name in the box.
First off, let’s dig out the 411 for those of you who don’t know what’s going on. Here’s how it works: people will put their name (and their name ONLY) in THIS box, which will be sitting in Dumb Records. The names will get drawn randomly at the Black Sheep 11 Year Anniversary Show and the bands will then be formed! If you’re curious, just know that we’ve done this before and you can check out the results of previous band lottos by checking out these photos from the 2014 band lotto as well as the video from the 2015 band lotto!
This is not for the weak minded or half-hearted. By doing this, you’ll be joining a BAND which means there will be people in your life that rely on your commitment, talents and ambitions to complete a project together. Another way of wording that is basically, don’t put your name in the box if you don’t fully intend on playing in a band with randomly drawn people that you may or may not know. Don’t put other people’s names in the box either, just yours! This is definitely something you’ll want to encourage as many of your friends to pursue, because that heightens your chances of playing with people you know! The thrill it will give to play with people you don’t know is definitely an added bonus. With all this being said, in the end it doesn’t really matter how “good” or “bad” your band is! This POINT of this cool thing is for people to work with other people to make something bigger than themselves. Even if you don’t know how to play an instrument very well, go in with the intention of learning as well as having fun or making something really weird, different or somehow inspiring. Everyone needs a little spice in their life, including you! So branch out! Go to Dumb Records today and enter into the 2016 Band lotto!

Black Sheep Band Lotto Tonight


Get ready for a wild time tonight, because it’s our second ever Black Sheep Band Lotto! What is band lotto? A couple of months ago we had a box set up inside Dumb Records where anyone was welcome to put their name in. We drew names out of the box in groups of 4’s and 5’s and the groups were to get together with the task of forming a band to perform one show together! That one show is happening tonight and we are all in for a real treat! There were ten bands drawn this year- we will see how many of them perform. See the list of bands on the flier above. Check out one of last year’s band lotto bands “Teen Freak” streaming below.

The show tonight starts at 7:00 pm and admission is $5. You can find a facebook event for the show right here. Also check out our shows page for a look at everything else coming up at Black Sheep in the coming months.

Names for Black Sheep Band Lotto Round Two (November 21st)


If you were not around for the Black Sheep 10 Year Anniversary Show last Friday, you probably missed us drawing names out of the band lotto box for this year’s Black Sheep Band Lotto show happening on November 21st. For those of you unfamiliar with what band lotto is- anybody who is willing puts their name into a box to be drawn in groups of 4s and 5s at random to perform one show as a band together. This year we had a total of 42 people put their names in the box, which resulted in 10 bands (some with 4 people, some with 5). You can check out that full list of names and bands above.

The band lotto show again is happening on Saturday, November 21st at 7:00 pm. Admission is $5 to see some very interesting bands play one-off shows. Check out a facebook event for this year’s band lotto right here.

Black Sheep Band Lotto on November 21st


Ever since the first Black Sheep Band Lotto was a tremendous success last summer, a lot of you have been asking if we will ever do another band lotto. Well guess what, we will be having a band lotto again and it will be happening this fall! The time to put your name in the box for the second ever Black Sheep band lotto is now! There is a box (pictured above) right now inside Dumb Records that is there for band lotto submissions.

What is Black Sheep Band Lotto? For band lotto, we have a box where anyone who is interested can submit their own name. After names are submitted, we will draw names in groups of 4’s and 5’s. The randomly drawn groups then have the task of getting a band together to perform one show. It is up to the groups who plays what instrument or what the band is like.

This year we will have the box inside Dumb Records for anyone to submit their own name, and we will draw the names at the Black Sheep Anniversary show on September 18th. The band lotto show will then be held almost two months from then on Saturday, November 21st.

What’s going to be different about this year’s band lotto? Last year was a huge success, but we had a lot of submissions from people at last year’s band lotto that didn’t follow through with getting together with bandmates, etc. This year we have a nice warning label on our box! It warns everyone that submitting your name to band lotto is a commitment, and it will mean you might get drawn with people you don’t like! You will likely have to know how to play an instrument, or be prepared to have to hunt down gear and spend hours learning one! You will have to communicate with other band members and likely get together with them once a week, and likely figure out practice times, practice spaces, gear, and other things!

Good luck!