An announcement on behalf of Black Sheep and Dumb Records:
Good morning and happy Thanksgiving. There’s been a lot going on behind the scenes at Black Sheep / Dumb Records for the past number of months and we’ve been gearing up for a huge announcement for quite some time. We are excited (and admittedly nervous) to share that after the year 2018 we will be starting a new chapter in our endeavors providing Springfield with an all ages show space and independent record store. At the end of this year Black Sheep and Dumb Records will be packing up everything at our South Grand & 11th Street home for 13+ years and moving downtown.
There has been a lot that has led us to decide over the past year or so that this is the right move for us, and we truly view this as a step in the right direction for us. We will share more info on a new location later on. For now we want everyone to know that the final shows in the 1320 South 11th Street of Black Sheep (since 2005) will be happening from now up until the end of the month of December. Also any bands that want to play at our current space one last time – contact us and we will do our best to get you on one last time. We will be keeping the shows calendar on our site updated. Dumb Records will remain open with our regular operating hours up until Sunday, December 16th being the store’s last day in operation at the current location and there will be sales in the store from now until close.
There may be some changes with us opening a new space downtown but our goals of providing Springfield with a space where all different people and genres can come together and perform music / art will very much be the same. We will need as much help and support with this move as we can get. We would also love to see each and every one of you who have supported us over the years at these final shows.
Today is about being thankful. We are extremely grateful and thankful for the community in Springfield that has supported us in the past and continues to do so. We would also like to thank our landlord George Sinclair for everything he’s done. Saying goodbye to a space where thousands of shows have been held is not easy. However, it is important to realize it’s not about the space or the building we are in – Black Sheep isn’t just a building – it’s about the community and the dedicated volunteers that have kept us going for the past 13+ years and will continue to keep us going into the future.