Buzz Bomb Brewery Presents “Buzz Fest” On March 30th Downtown

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Here’s a photo taken directly from our Dumb Records bulletin board which is filling up fast with events coming up (most of them happening downtown)! This one looks like the first big downtown outdoor music event of the season here – it’s “Buzz Fest” put on by Buzz Bomb Brewery on Saturday, March 30th in celebration of the bar and brewery turning one year old at their downtown location just a hop and a skip over from us on Adams Street. Hopefully the weather is going to be warm enough for an outdoor event there in a little over one week (it seems to be warming up now)! There are a lineup of bands for Buzz Fest – including the return of “The Goddamn Gallows” to Springfield – the punk rock “gutterbilly” band from the west coast who has played here last at Bar None this past summer. This time around The Goddamn Gallows is on tour with Scott H. Biram from Texas. You can check out some of Scott’s music on the player below. And even more – “Urban Pioneers” are also performing also from Texas (also on tour?). Local openers include the rowdy Foam Fangers and also Kate Laine.

According to the event online, Buzz Fest begins at noon and goes all the way until 1:00 am. (We are not exactly sure what time in there bands go on outside). Find a facebook event right here. Tickets are $10-15 and can be found here. We think the outdoor performances would be all ages (?). Also check out our Springfield shows page where we are trying to come up with a list of all Springfield shows coming up outside of the new Dumb Records (soon).

Photos: Downtown St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2019

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Hey! We almost forgot to mention how great the St. Patrick’s Day Parade downtown was this past weekend! We’ve never seen so many people in Springfield in one spot before, and that parade sure was a long one! We had a great time taking our giant green elephant pulled by Miles T Shirts, also walking with our friends from The Radon Lounge, Springfield Vintage, and of course The Chili Bowl Mullet Man himself. Wow! We even heard a rumor that we won third place prize for best float or something like that?? Not sure if there is any confirmation of that out there.

Check out a few photos above and below, or also on our flickr page for a full album of 20-something pictures.

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A Successful Grand Opening! Thank You!

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Wow! We want to thank everyone who came out to the official grand opening of Dumb Records at our new downtown location yesterday. We had a packed house for the ribbon cutting with the mayor and Chili Bowl Mullet Man and plenty of other friends and familiar faces. Thanks to Foamed Up Coffee for being there as well. This photo up top was taken by radio station 97.7 QLZ.

Our store is now open every day at 418 E Monroe Street from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm, and Thursday we will switch over to permanent full hours 10:00 am to 8:00 pm. Shows will be happening here very very soon from what we can tell! We will also be participating in the downtown St. Patrick’s Day Parade next weekend!

Dumb Records Downtown Grand Opening Today

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Wow, today is a big day for us over at the brand new Dumb Records downtown (418 E Monroe Street). Sure, we’ve been open in some form or another for two months now but today we are making it official with our “grand opening” for our new store and venue space complete with a ribbon cutting.

The store is open all day today from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm. The mayor and The Chili Bowl Mullet Man himself will be here for a ribbon cutting at 11:00 am (don’t miss it). There will also be coffee provided (for free and for sale) by Foamed Up – the new coffee shop now located in White Oaks Mall.

And of course we will have records, CDs, cassettes, shirts, and more for sale in our new store. No, we will not have any live music (that is coming very very soon), but we are pretty much ready to go once we get approval and we are showing off our new venue portion of our new space.

Check out a facebook event for all of this right here. See you today!

Dumb Records Participating in Downtown St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 16th

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Remember our big green elephant? Well, we almost forgot about it. On Saturday, March 16th we will be taking it out of hiding and participating in the 35th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade downtown Springfield (our first year participating in this particular parade). We will be pulled by Miles T Shirts once again.

The parade happens right at 12:00 pm on that day, and we believe it goes for one hour. The route starts at the Horace Mann parking lot, works it’s way down Jefferson Street, then to 5th street, then loops around at either Capitol or Monroe and goes to 5th.

Our store will be open all day that day as well – from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm and during the parade. Come on downtown! Check out a facebook event for this right here.

Show Tonight at Lincoln Library

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Did you know that later this afternoon there is going to be a live music show going on over at The Lincoln Library downtown not too far from us? Incredible!! And it’s a free show!?!? Why would anyone miss out on a one in a lifetime chance of an opportunity to attend this show?? Bands playing include Springfield’s very own pop / punk group Attic Salt at the top of the bill. Check out their music streaming on the player below. Also is everyone’s favorite Champaign rock group “Nectar” which has played in Springfield many times. Opening things up is Mary Jo Curry according to the flier above, who we do not know much about.

That starts at 6:00 pm inside the Lincoln Library downtown on Capitol and 7th streets… we are guessing somewhere on the ground floor of the library. The event is free and all ages. Find a facebook event for this one right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a good look at what else is coming up in Springfield while we are waiting on our venue space to get approved.

There’s A Show Happening In The Library This Upcoming Saturday

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There were rumors floating around that a secret show at The Lincoln Library was happening… and it looks like these rumors turned out to be true! This upcoming Saturday, March 2nd at 6:00 pm there is a free show happening in the public library featuring three acts. Amazing! Bands playing include Springfield’s very own pop / punk group Attic Salt at the top of the bill. Check out their music streaming on the player below. Also is everyone’s favorite Champaign rock group “Nectar” which has played in Springfield many times. Opening things up is Mary Jo Curry according to the flier above, who we do not know much about.

That starts at 6:00 pm inside the Lincoln Library downtown on Capitol and 7th streets… we are guessing somewhere on the ground floor of the library. The event is free and all ages. Find a facebook event for this one right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a good look at what else is coming up in Springfield while we are waiting on our venue space to get approved.