Black Sheep Fest 2018 Happening Today!

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Good morning! It’s going to be a fabulous day today, because Black Sheep Fest 2018 is happening! We are very excited for what today has in store – 11 local bands plus one comedian taking the Black Sheep stage. Things kick off today at 3:00 pm. We will also have a donation jar set up to raise money for our broken heating and cooling system, so come out with cash or checks to support our cause if you can! Here is what we are looking at for a schedule today:

Bottom Bracket – 9:45pm
Pryss – 9:15pm
Telephone Junkies – 8:30pm
Spellbreaker – 7:55pm
Rockford – 7:15pm
Dan Alten – 6:55pm
No Cash Value – 6:30pm
Livin’ Thing – 5:55pm
Foam Fangers – 5:15pm
Graveswitcher – 4:40pm
MAC – 4:10pm
Heck – 3:40pm
Dan Alten – 3:10pm

Find a facebook event for Black Sheep Fest 2018 right here. Admission this year is $10, and of course the fest is all ages. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a look at what else is coming up at Black Sheep in the near future.

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Black Sheep Fest 2018 This Saturday, Set Times

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It’s hard to believe it, but Black Sheep Fest 2018 is happening this weekend! Wow! The festival starts at 3:00 pm on Saturday and goes on all afternoon and will likely end a little after 10:00 pm at night. For those of you wondering about band set times, we’re here tonight with the official schedule. This has been slightly updated a few times since first announced, including the addition of local-ish comedian Dan Alten appearing a couple of times throughout for a comedy routine.

Bottom Bracket – 9:45pm
Pryss – 9:15pm
Telephone Junkies – 8:30pm
Spellbreaker – 7:55pm
Rockford – 7:15pm
Dan Alten – 6:55pm
No Cash Value – 6:30pm
Livin’ Thing – 5:55pm
Foam Fangers – 5:15pm
Graveswitcher – 4:40pm
MAC – 4:10pm
Heck – 3:40pm
Dan Alten – 3:10pm

Find a facebook event for Black Sheep Fest 2018 right here. Admission this year is $10. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a look at what else is coming up at Black Sheep in the near future.

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.

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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