Black Sheep Fest 2018 Happening August 11th

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It’s finally time to tell you about Black Sheep Fest 2018 this year – happening on Saturday, August 11th and including twelve acts (almost) all local to Springfield. Black Sheep Fest happens every year (this is our 11th one) as a celebration of Black Sheep as an all ages venue and also original music coming out of Springfield. Here’s the lineup for this year:

BOTTOM BRACKET
PRYSS
TELEPHONE JUNKIES
SPELL BREAKER
ROCKFORD
NO CASH VALUE
LIVIN THING
SORRY CHARLIE
FOAM FANGERS
GRAVESWITCHER
SADFACEKILLER
HECK

This starts at 3:00 pm on the 11th and admission is $10. Check out the flier by Ty Rodgers above. You can find a facebook event for Black Sheep Fest 2018 right here. Also check out our shows page for a look at everything else coming up at Black Sheep this summer.

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Black Sheep Fest 2017 Today

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Today is a big day for all of Southtown! It’s hard to believe we made it this far, but here we are at the tenth ever Black Sheep Fest we have ever put on. Black Sheep Fest every year is a celebration of local music in Springfield and also Black Sheep as an all ages show space. This year we’ve got 15 local acts of all different genres playing the fest. Let’s take a look at the lineup today along with projected set times:

PRYSS – 10:30
LIVIN THING – 10:00
BHS (Reunion) – 9:15
BOTTOM BRACKET – 8:40
NIGHT NIGHT BOY – 8:15
STICK PEOPLE – 7:40
ANIMALS WITH HUMAN NAMES – 7:10
NEFARIOUS CLOUD – 6:55
PROWESS – 6:30
ABYSS – 5:50
STARLORDE – 5:15
SPELLBREAKER – 4:45
AUTHUMBLUSURT – 4:25
GHOUL JR. – 4:00
SYNZU – 3:20
KATE LAINE – 3:00

That’s right things are starting at 3:00 pm sharp!! Entry for Black Sheep Fest is $10 and of course it is all ages. Be sure to check out Blacks Whites and Blues Festival happening in Southtown today and tomorrow as well – and just a heads up that 11th street directly in front of Black Sheep will be closed off today so we will have to work around that.

Check out a facebook event for Black Sheep Fest right here, also be sure to check out our shows page for a look at what else is coming up at Black Sheep this summer/fall.

Black Sheep Fest 1 Month Away, T Shirt Design Contest

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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 blacksheepspringfield@gmail.com. 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.

Black Sheep Fest 2017 August 5th at Black Sheep

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Happy first day of summer! With it being the summer solstice and all right now, we feel it to be pretty appropriate today for us to announce our other summer festival – Black Sheep Fest happening this year on Saturday, August 5th. This will actually be the tenth Black Sheep Fest we have put on at Black Sheep, with the first one being three days in 2008! Check out that lineup – 15 or so acts that are all local to Springfield:

PRYSS
LIVIN THING
BHS (Reunion)
BOTTOM BRACKET
STICK PEOPLE
NEFARIOUS CLOUD
ANIMALS WITH HUMAN NAMES
MIKEY HASH
PROWESS
ABYSS
STARLORDE
SPELLBREAKER
NIGHT NIGHT BOY
AUTHUMBLUSURT
SYNZU
KATE LAINE

That’s right this year the fest features another reunion and that is the old Springfield pop punk group BHS (Banana Hammock Soldiers), who were active some years before Black Sheep was even around. Also we are crossing our fingers on the new project of Brandon Carnes – “Night Night Boy” being able to perform.

Black Sheep Fest this year will start at 3:00 pm and admission is $10. Check out a facebook event for this one right here. We also just updated our shows page a bit – check that out right here.

Black Sheep Fest 2016: Success!

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Hey! Black Sheep Fest 2016 happened yesterday and we just want to take a minute to thank all of you who came out to support and all of you who performed in bands. You can check out a chunk of photos (taken by Brian Galecki) below, or about a whole hundred of them on our facebook page. Be on the lookout for some news tomorrow regarding our first ever play to take place at Black Sheep this weekend! Also news on our eleven year anniversary show will be coming very soon. Hopefully we are able to continue doing this long enough to make it to Black Sheep Fest #10 next year!

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Black Sheep Fest 2016 TODAY!

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Here we are with one of our biggest ‘hoorah’s of the summer, and the longest running festival happening every year at Black Sheep. That’s right it’s Black Sheep Fest! Happening today starting at 2:00 pm, this will be our ninth Black Sheep Fest yet with our first starting in 2008. We have a great lineup of bands planned for today, and maybe even a rumor of an unofficial aftershow happening behind us up in South Town Studio. Let’s check out that lineup and scheduled times right now:

OUR LADY – 10:00
GUSH – 9:30
SAP – 8:50
LIVIN’ THING – 8:20
STEMS – 7:40
THE SUCTION CUPS – 7:10
~*big group RECORD OF THE NIGHT*~ 7:00!!
EPSOM – 6:20
THE LOCALS – 5:40
WOLF LUV – 5:10
PRYSS – 4:45
A//S – 4:20
MOONDEAD – 3:50
SHARK WEEK – 3:20
SAY SOMETHING – 2:40
FILL IN THE BLANK – 2:00

That’s right, the lineup includes a few twists and surprises. We have our big Battle of the Bands winner, Stems going on at 7:40. We will also be attempting to break our record for largest record of the night at 7:00 pm. We will also have Black Sheep Fest t-shirts for sale for $10, and if you are hungry Popeye’s Barbeque will be open most of the day next door. Dumb Records of course will be open all day during the fest, also next door.

Find a facebook event for Black Sheep Fest right here. Admission this year is $10 for 15 bands, and of course everything is all ages. See you in the circle pit!

Black Sheep Fest One Week Away, Set Times

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Oh snap it looks like we are already to the final week before Black Sheep Fest– our annual fest that comes every year at the end of the summer. This is the ninth year we have done the festival and we are more excited about this year’s lineup than ever. Today we are coming at ya with the proposed set times (these are subject to change)! Check those out below:

OUR LADY – 10:00
GUSH – 9:30
SAP – 8:50
LIVIN’ THING – 8:20
STEMS – 7:40
THE SUCTION CUPS – 7:10
~*big group RECORD OF THE NIGHT*~ 7:00!!
EPSOM – 6:20
THE LOCALS – 5:40
WOLF LUV – 5:10
PRYSS – 4:45
A//S – 4:20
MOONDEAD – 3:50
SHARK WEEK – 3:20
SAY SOMETHING – 2:40
FILL IN THE BLANK – 2:00

As you can see, the festival will be kicking off promptly at 2:00 pm this year. Don’t be late! We recommend seeing every single band. We will also be attempting to break the record for world’s largest record of the night™ pic at 7:00. We will also have t-shirts for the fest, so bring an extra $10 for those! We will reveal the winner of our t-shirt contest at the fest.

Find a facebook event for Black Sheep Fest right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a look at everything else going on coming up at Black Sheep in the next few months.