Tonight at Bread Stretchers: Open Mic Night

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It’s a Sunday night and we’ve actually got an open mic lined up tonight right next door to us over at Bread Stretchers. Are you scratching your head over what Bread Stretchers is doing nowadays?? Then tonight might be a good night to pop by and see what the talk is all about! The open mic tonight starts at 7:00 pm and goes until 10:00 pm with 15 minute slots just how we had it set up at the Black Sheep and Dumb Records open mics. There are still plenty of open slots too, let’s take a look at what we’ve got:

9:45 pm (open)
9:30 pm (open)
9:15 pm (open)
9:00 pm Anthony Smith
8:45 pm Sam Gollon
8:30 pm Vertrell Yates
8:15 pm Jeff Curtis Williams
8:00 pm Zach Boblitt
7:45 pm (open)
7:30 pm (open)
7:15 pm (open)
7:00 pm (open)

Yes indeed, as you can see we are starting things at 7:00 but don’t have anybody lined up until 8:00 pm right now. So come out and perform if you’d like, anything goes! This open mic is donation based, suggested donation of $1-5. Check out a facebook event right here. Also check out our Bread Stretchers shows page for a look at what else is coming up at Bread Stretchers.

Last Black Sheep Open Mic + Gift Exchange Tonight

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Oh goodie! What a great show last night, we are now down to six shows left at Black Sheep including the open mic that is happening tonight. Tonight is the very last open mic we will be hosting in the space! If you want one last time to perform inside the original Black Sheep location now is your chance! Poetry, spoken word, magic acts, anything goes! (Just no full bands please). Here is what we have for a schedule right now:

10:15-10:30 – (open)
10:00-10:15 – (open)
9:45-10:00 – (open)
9:30-9:45 – Vontrez Trezo Hunter
9:15-9:30 – Nick Demarco
9:00-9:15 – Matthew Hileman
8:45-9:00 – (open)
8:30-8:45 – Pureheart
8:15-8:30 – Gerald Lee Torch Cole Jr.
8:00-8:15 – Walker Dial
7:45-8:00 – Vivax Darastrix
7:30-7:45 – Emasculate Regression
7:15-7:30 – (open)
7:00-7:15 – (open)

As you can see, there are plenty of open slots to be claimed. To claim them, post in the Black Sheep facebook event or just come out to the show!

We will be asking for $1-5 donations at this to go towards our big move. Check out the full list of shows we have left lined up at Black Sheep right here.

December 16th at Black Sheep: Open Mic + Gift Exchange

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We have another something special lined up on Sunday, December 16th! This one is going to be the last ever open mic we hold in the current space that is Black Sheep, so we want to make it a special holiday time. We are holding a gift exchange in addition to an open mic. For the gift exchange – if you want to participate – you bring a wrapped gift (can be anything, as long as it’s wrapped) – we will form a pile of these gifts on the stage – and at the end of the night everyone takes a different gift and opens it! Surprise! Great!

For the actual open mic, we have plenty of open slots! Post in the facebook event to claim any open 15 minute slot:

10:15-10:30 – *spot reserved for anyone to claim at show*
10:00-10:15 – (open)
9:45-10:00 – *spot reserved for anyone to claim at show*
9:30-9:45 – (open)
9:15-9:30 – (open)
9:00-9:15 – (open)
8:45-9:00 – *spot reserved for anyone to claim at show*
8:30-8:45 – Pureheart
8:15-8:30 – (open)
8:00-8:15 – (open)
7:45-8:00 – (open)
7:30-7:45 – Emasculate Regression
7:15-7:30 – (open)
7:00-7:15 – (open)

As you can see, things start at 7:00 pm and go until 10:30 pm (we will be opening presents right around then). P.S. if you don’t have money, you can still make something and wrap it up, or just pick one of your belongings at home and bring it wrapped up! For fun! We are asking for $1-5 donations at this show to go to us and our big move. Find a facebook event for this right here. Also check out our shows page.

Oh! We should also mention that this day will also be the last one open for Dumb Records! (The 16th of December, that is). The store closes at 9:00pm that night. Be sure to stop by the store at some point!

Tonight at Black Sheep: Alchemist Review (UIS) Presents Open Mic Night

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What’s this? There’s something a little bit different going on at Black Sheep tonight! It’s an open mic night – but this one is not in fact your typical open mic night that we usually hold at Black Sheep or Dumb – this one is being organized by UIS group The Alchemist Review. We welcome any UIS or LLCC groups organizing events in our space! How great! This open mic is being formatted a little bit differently – time slots are only five minutes and it looks like they are going rapid fire from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm and the group welcomes poets, song writers, short skits, and more. We have a feeling time slots might even all be filled up, but you can email alchemistreview@gmail.com to inquire more.

This starts at Black Sheep tonight at 7:00 pm. We think it’s free? Find a facebook event for this one right here. Also check out our shows page for a look at what else is coming up in the near future.

November 5th (Monday) at Black Sheep: Alchemist Review Presents Open Mic Night

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What’s this? In the string of shows we are currently in (it is looking like six shows in a seven day time period including one show at the CFP, the one off-night in that streak with no shows is tonight)- on Monday, November 5th we have an Open Mic Night happening at Black Sheep. This one is not in fact your typical open mic night that we usually hold at Black Sheep or Dumb – this one is being organized by UIS group The Alchemist Review. We welcome any UIS or LLCC groups organizing events in our space! How great! This open mic is being formatted a little bit differently – time slots are only five minutes and it looks like they are going rapid fire from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm and the group welcomes poets, song writers, short skits, and more. We have a feeling time slots might even all be filled up, but you can email alchemistreview@gmail.com to inquire more.

This starts at Black Sheep this upcoming Monday at 7:00 pm. We think it’s free? Find a facebook event for this one right here. Also check out our shows page for a look at what else is coming up in the near future.

Dumb Records Open Mic Tonight

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It’s cold outside! And welcome to another weekend – we’ve got an open mic lined up tonight at Dumb Records tonight and then a show going on tomorrow night at Black Sheep. There are plenty of slots still open for our open mic going on tonight. Slot times are 15 minutes, and to claim them just post in the facebook event or show up to the open mic early to claim them. Here’s what we have on the schedule as of right now:

10:15 – (open)
10:00 – (open)
9:45 – Nina Davis
9:30 – Lucy Nora
9:15 – Nick DeMarco
9:00 – Matt LaMarca
8:45 – (open)
8:30 – Trellblazzer
8:15 – (open)
8:00 – Adam Maletich
7:45 – Robert Alexander
7:30 – (open)
7:15 – (open)
7:00 – (open)

All of that starts at 7:00 – (although we don’t have anyone signed up until 7:45 right now). We are asking for $1-5 donations for Black Sheep. Find a facebook event for the open mic right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a look at what else is coming up at Black Sheep in the next few months.

Dumb Records Open Mic Night on October 13th

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When’s the next Open Mic Night that we are setting up? It’s going to be in just under two weeks – on Saturday, October 13th at Dumb Records. It’s been a minute since we’ve had an open mic inside the store! This one is the usual drill – there are 15 minute slots; to claim them you can either post in the facebook event, email us at blacksheepspringfield@gmail.com, or if you show up to the show early to claim a slot we will be sure to have a few slots on hold for anyone to claim in person. Right now all of the slots from 7:00 pm to 10:30 pm are open!

The open mic starts at 7:00 pm at Dumb Records (1107 South Grand Ave. East). Check out the facebook event right here. Everything inside Dumb Records will also be 25% off, (which is a sale we do for every show now). Check out what else is coming up at Black Sheep on our shows page right here.