Black Sheep Band Lotto 2018


It’s that time of year again. The Black Sheep Band Lotto Box is now OUT and alive inside Dumb Records from now until a week from now on Saturday, September 15th when names are drawn.

What is Black Sheep Band Lotto? This will be the fifth year we have held such an event. Willing participants for the next week put their own names into this box. Names are drawn in one week in groups of fours and fives. It is then the task of these groups to get together and form one band to perform one show two months from when the names are drawn. The Band Lotto Show will be held this year on Friday, November 16th.

*Note about the band lotto: putting your name into this box can be a serious commitment – at the very least it means getting together with a group of people at least once a week to write songs and play instruments. Do not put your name in this box if you are not prepared to do that. If you do not know how to play an instrument this means taking on a challenging task of practicing every day! Do NOT put anyone else’s name inside the Band Lotto Box, you will ruin it for everybody!!!

Names are drawn a week from today at the Black Sheep 13 Year Anniversary Show. Names will be drawn after the last band is done playing.

Tonight at Black Sheep: Better Friend, Prowess, Oversleeping, Heck


It’s one rainy weekend going on in Springfield, and we’ve got this show lined up! Slap on your boots, grab your umbrellas, and come out to this gig. Tonight we’ve got Lincoln, Nebraska post-hardcore band Better Friend. Let them be your better friend and listen to their music on the player embedded below. We’ve also got Springfield punk band Prowess on board, who also just played here last weekend. The other out-of-towner on the bill is Oversleeping from the St. Louis area. Opening things up may or may not be Hannah Heck… there might be a rumor that she is unable to play tonight and there might be a replacement artist opening things up.

All of that starts at 7:00 pm and admission is $7! Check out a facebook event for the show right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a good look at what else is coming up at Black Sheep this fall.