Today at Old State Capitol Steps + Rock N’ Roll Hardee’s: Dumb Fest 6 Day 3

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Here we are at the final day of Dumb Fest 6. Today we are mixing things up and not having any shows at our usual spots of Black Sheep or Skank Skates. Instead we have two shows happening – one on the steps of the Old Illinois State Capitol downtown.

The Illinois Old State Capitol starts right at 12:30 pm with the band Bottom Bracket. Bands will be set up on to the North of the building. The show is also free! Other bands playing include Pleather, MOM, Nectar, and Ghoul Jr.

The second show is at the one and only Rock N’ Roll Hardee’s in the whole world, and is the third time we’ve gotten a chance to set up a show at their bandstand outside. Of course legendary Springfield band NIL8 will be closing out the evening there, and that show will start at 4:30 pm and likely go until 8:00 pm. Admission for that is also free. Other than NIL8 the lineup includes Special Interest from New Orleans, Spodee Boy from Nashville, Tennessee, and Pineapple RNR fron St. Louis.

Check out a facebook event for Dumb Fest 6 right here.

Today / Tonight at Black Sheep, Skank Skates, and Ms. D’s Kitchen: Dumb Fest 6 Day 2

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Here we are right in the middle of Dumb Fest #6! We had a wildly successful first day last night, thanks to all of you who came out! Today kicks off right at 12:30 pm and goes nonstop all night long until the end of the aftershow at Ms. D’s Kitchen (just two blocks down from Black Sheep) at 1:00 am. Today will be packed to the brim with music, food, friendship, and smiles.

We don’t really have time to type out the schedule again for today, but go check out our full Dumb Fest schedule post for a closer look.

Admission today is $25 (for 25 bands), and $5 for the aftershow at Ms. D’s Ktichen. The address to Ms. D’s Kitchen is 1031 South 11th Street. All shows are all ages. If you don’t have the money, come out anyways. We will likely be going down on the door price throughout the day as well. Find a facebook event for Dumb Fest 6 right here.

Tonight at Black Sheep: Dumb Fest 6 Day 1

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It’s really here!! We are officially kicking off Dumb Fest 6 at Black Sheep tonight, and welcome a weekend full of almost 50 bands coming from 16 different states to play right here in Springfield in 6 different locations. Things are kicking off tonight at Black Sheep right around 5:30 pm, doors for the show are at 5:00 pm. Admission tonight is $10, no you don’t need to have bought a ticket in advance. Here’s the schedule for the Black Sheep show tonight:

PRYSS 10:30 pm
LOWERED A.D. 9:45 pm
TRANSGRESSION 9:10 pm
JOCKO 8:30 pm
BURDENED 7:55 pm
LIVID 7:10 pm
MAGMA DIVER 6:30 pm

PROWESS 5:45 pm

Then afterwards at an unknown location, there will be a Dumb Fest *unofficial* aftershow featuring three bands:

SMALL MAN (International)
REDUCED TO INSTINCT
CUERPO PODRIDO

To find out the exact coordinates of the aftershow, come out to the regular show. And if you don’t have money to come out at all this weekend, we would rather you come out and offer to volunteer, or just come out. It’s more important to us that you are here to enjoy this weekend with us.

Find a facebook event for Dumb Fest right here.

Dumb Fest 6 Official Schedule

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We hope you all are ready for this weekend. Are we? Thanks to the cleanup crew last night and a positive meeting, we think so! The sixth ever Dumb Fest kicks off tomorrow (doors at 5:00 pm) at Black Sheep and goes on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday this weekend. It is sure to be a wild time. Today we are presenting you with that final Dumb Fest schedule for all 50 bands playing. Find that pictured above (there will be print outs of that available at Black Sheep all weekend), and listed below along with links to bands:

FRIDAY, JUNE 8TH // Doors at 5PM | $10 @ BLACK SHEEP
PRYSS 10:30 pm
LOWERED A.D. 9:45 pm
TRANSGRESSION 9:10 pm
JOCKO 8:30 pm
BURDENED 7:55 pm
LIVID 7:10 pm
MAGMA DIVER 6:30 pm

PROWESS 5:45 pm

11:30PM (OR LATER) (AFTER MAIN SHOW) @ GLUE SURFER’S TUBE | $3
SMALL MAN (International)
REDUCED TO INSTINCT (Bloomington, IL)
CUERPO PODRIDO (Chicago)

SATURDAY, JUNE 9TH // 1PM | $25 @ BLACK SHEEP + SKANK SKATES 
CHERRY DEATH 10:00 pm
BAD EXAMPLE 9:25 pm
KNOWSO 8:55 pm
RADIATION RISKS 8:30 pm
UNFORGIVEN FIVE 8:05 pm
IRON CAGES 7:40 pm
SPELL BREAKER 7:20 pm
BEYOND PEACE 6:55 pm
SOFT SPOT 6:35 pm
DEODERANT 6:10 pm
MATRIX 5:50 pm
GRAVE SWITCHER 5:25 pm
NICE TRY 4:55 pm
GNARB 4:20 pm
CYBER PINK 3:40 pm
DENTIST 3:10 pm
RITALIN O.D. 2:45 pm
TELEPHONE JUNKIES 2:15 pm
MOLCAJETE 1:50 PM
TERRIBLE TEETH 1:25 pm
NO CASH VALUE 12:55 pm
LIVIN THING 12:30 pm

10:30PM | $5 @ MS. D’S KITCHEN
ACCELA 12:30 am
IT’S ME ROSS 11:50 pm
POWER OF DUST 11:20 pm
HOTLINE TNT 10:50 PM

SUNDAY, JUNE 10TH // 12:30PM @ OLD STATE CAPITOL LAWN
PLEATHER 3:00 pm
MOM 2:35 pm
GHOUL JR. 1:50 pm
NECTAR 1:10 pm
BOTTOM BRACKET 12:30 pm

4:30PM @ ROCK N’ ROLL HARDEE’S
NIL8 7:00 pm
SPECIAL INTEREST 6:00 pm
SPODEE BOY 5:15 pm
PINEAPPLE RNR 4:35 pm

Advance tickets are still available for the fest today online and also at Dumb Records. After that they will still be available at the door the days of the festival. If you purchased tickets online we will have your name on a list at the door, don’t worry! Find a facebook event for Dumb Fest right here. See you this weekend!

Dumb Fest One Week Away, WE NEED HELP!!

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It sure has been sneaking up on us – could you believe it but the kickoff for Dumb Fest #6 is happening on week from today on Friday, June 8th (the fest is all of next weekend including the 8th, 9th, and 10th).

We have to admit that us behind the scenes at Black Sheep have been going through a lot of heavy stuff the past couple of weeks. Without getting into any official announcements right now, we feel it is only fair to give you all fair warning that there is a good chance that after thirteen years this will be one of the last shows ever held inside Black Sheep. Our situation is still playing out over these next few days and you can expect an official announcement from us very soon if that is true. In the meantime we will be happy to answer any questions if you want to get ahold of us at blacksheepspringfield@gmail.com.

With how behind we have been, we need all of the help we can get right now. (Really). Below is a list of things we are really struggling being on top of right now, and we are reaching out to (you) all of the community to help us.

– We don’t like to admit this right now, but our A.C. inside Black Sheep is broken. The festival weekend is looking like we can expect highs in the nineties. If anyone has access to any industrial fans (we usually have one lined up for in Skanks), we could really use it. Or if anyone has any expertise in rigging up a space so that it has better airflow, we are all open to anyone helping. We are very sorry in advance for this shortcoming of the fest and we will make sure we have free water available at all locations.
We still have plenty of fliers and CDs that are ready to be handed out around town. We feel that we’ve got the main spots around town covered, but if you can help do this at all – take some to your work, or help us flier at Legacy of Giving this weekend, please help!! We have all of these available and ready to go behind the counter at Dumb Records. If you want to come by at all and pick some up any time during store hours (noon-8pm every day), please do!!
– WE ARE IN DESPERATE NEED OF HOUSING BANDS. This is a huge one. We can not stress enough how badly in need of more housing we are right now. We have fifty bands performing next weekend, most of them coming from out of town and needing a place to stay. Please get in touch if you can host any of these bands for even one night, even if you feel like your space is small. blacksheepspringfield@gmail.com
– We can always use extra help with volunteers to work the stages, door, food, the record store, parking lots, and just being around making sure everything runs smoothly. Please also email us if you are willing to be available during the fest to help out with any of these things.
– We are having a big neighborhood cleanup at 5:30 pm this upcoming Wednesday, June 6th. Everyone who can help is welcome to come out. This includes picking up trash and tidying things up for the fest.

Lastly, of course it helps immensely for you to share a Dumb Fest 6 flier or facebook event online in any way, and it only takes one second of your time. And please, please – buy a ticket in advance to make us feel better about the fest this year! Tickets are available still now through Thursday online right here, or inside Dumb Records during store hours.

Thank you everyone who has continued to support us over the years. We will be sure to keep our website very active this month with everything that we have going on.

DUMB FEST 6 Final Poster + Lineup + Tickets

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It’s officially summer, trucks are running into buildings next door to us, and Dumb Fest #6 is coming up even faster- now just 22 days away! Today we are presenting to you a finalized poster, and lineup, as well as a link to pre-order tickets. Check out that poster art above, done by Brian Galecki. There will be printed versions, possibly to those who pre-order tickets, possibly screen prints?

Check out a list of the finalized lineup with links to hear all of the bands right here on our Dumb Fest 6 page. There are once again 50 bands playing this year, this time coming from 16 different states.

You can find tickets to pre-order online right here. They will also be available at Dumb Records during store hours (noon – 8pm every day) hopefully starting tomorrow if everything goes as planned.

Find a facebook event for Dumb Fest 6 right here. We will also be holding a meeting at 8:00 pm tonight inside Dumb Records for anyone interested in helping out more with the festival. These are exciting times!

Dumb Fest 20-Song Mix CD Sampler Available for Free at Dumb Records

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Yes, that’s right. Each year we have put on Dumb Fest we have made mix CDs featuring 20 of the bands performing to hand out for free at shows leading up to the fest. This year we are making sure that CD is available at all times inside Dumb Records during operating hours (noon – 8pm every day). From now until the start of the fest (Friday, June 8th) if you walk into Dumb Records you get handed one of these CDs and also a schedule for Dumb Fest 6 happening June 8th, 9th, and 10th in six different locations throughout Springfield. Stop in and get yours today! Don’t forget to check our Dumb Fest 6 page which shows an updated schedule as well.

Dumb Fest 6 Announcement #4

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Good afternoon and welcome to the 4th and (probably not really final) wave of bands announced for Dumb Fest 6! Dumb Fest 6 is happening a little over a month away from now on June 8th, 9th, and 10th in six different locations around town. We now have a Dumb Fest 6 page setup that gives a breakdown of all of the shows. Here are your next ten bands announced:

MATRIX (Indiana)
REDUCED TO INSTINCT (Bloomington, IL)
RITALIN O.D. (Chicago, IL)
IT’S ME, ROSS (Columbia, MO)
GHOUL JR. (Champaign, IL)
NICE TRY (Bloomington, IN)
CYBER PINK (Chicago, IL)
CUERPO PUDRIDO (Chicago, IL)
GRAVESWITCHER (Springfield)
HOTLINE TNT (St. Louis/Minneapolis)

There you have it! There might be a handful of more bands announced, but probably not a full announcement of ten bands. Expect next to see a full and final beautiful flier with all of the bands playing and ticket preorders… nice. Go ahead and listen to the band Nice Try on the player below. Find a facebook event for Dumb Fest 6 right here.

DUMB FEST 6 ANNOUNCEMENT #3

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Surprise! It’s Sunday afternoon and here we are with another ten bands being announced for Dumb Fest 6, just a few days after our second announcement. We are coming up on a month away from the fest, happening on June 8th, 9th, and 10th here in Springfield so we have to get a move on! Here are those next ten bands announced:

RADIATION RISKS (Buffalo, NY)
KNOWSO (Cleveland, OH)
PINEAPPLE RNR (St. Louis, MO)
PRYSS (Springfield)
LIVIN’ THING (Springfield)
BOTTOM BRACKET (Springfield)
ACCELA (Chicago, IL)
BITE (Bloomington, IL)
GNARB (Birmingham, AL)
TERRIBLE TEETH (Champaign, IL)

Once again, you can check out the Dumb Fest 6 facebook event page to see a breakdown on which of those bands are playing which days. We’ll also have a Dumb Fest 6 page set up on our page at some point tomorrow. In the meantime, checkout some new Pineapple RNR music streaming on the player below.

DUMB FEST 6 ANNOUNCEMENT #2

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Here we are late on this Thursday night with another ten bands to announce for Dumb Fest 6 happening on June 8th, 9th, and 10th at various different locations here in Springfield. We are very very sorry for the delay on bands and locations being announced this year. We hope you’ll forgive us and that there is still time to request off work and plan for the fest. Here are ten more bands playing the fest:

NIL8
CHERRY DEATH (Oklahoma City, OK)
IRON CAGES (Washington D.C.)
DEODERANT (Chicago, IL)
PLEATHER (Hattiesburg, MS)
JOCKO (Omaha, NE)
NATURAL MAN (Kansas City, MO)
LIVID (Minneapolis, MN)
BURDENED (Chicago, IL)

In addition to those bands tonight we are also confirming all of the venues for the festival. Those include usual spots The Black Sheep, Skank Skates International, plus the return of Rock N’ Roll Hardee’s, Glue Surfer’s Tunnel, and a couple of locations new to Dumb Fest including the Illinois Old State Capitol Lawn, and Ms. D’s Kitchen.

For a list of bands announced so far and when each of those bands are playing, check out the Dumb Fest 6 facebook event description for now. We are working on getting a new page set up on our site! Enjoy some music from Cherry Death on the player below: