The Next Bread Sheep Open Mic July 21st


Sometimes we get asked the question “when’s y’all’s next open mic ya gonna do”? And sometimes we don’t know the answer to that. But today we do. The next open mic we are planning for Sunday, July 21st at Bread Sheep. You better be there. It’s the normal drill for this one – 15 minute slots from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm, and to claim a slot, just post in the facebook event, email us at, or just show up to the show. Probably 95% of the time anyone wants to perform on an open mic we can make it happen. Here is the schedule right now:

9:45-10:00 – (blocked off for now)
9:30-9:45 – (blocked off for now)
9:15-9:30 – (blocked off for now)
9:00-9:15 – (blocked off for now)
8:45-9:00 – open
8:30-8:45 – Vertrell Yates
8:15-8:30 – open
8:00-8:15 – Niko Robledo
7:45-7:30 – open
7:30-7:15 – open
7:15-7:30 – open
7:00-7:15 – Gary & The Omnichords

That looks like a nice time now doesn’t it. And it’s free! Find a facebook event for this open mic right here. Check out our shows page on our site for a list of everything else coming up at Bread Sheep in the near future.

Open Mic Night Tonight at Bread Stretchers


We continue this beautiful weekend downtown with the Old Capitol Art Fair still going on today, and also an open mic going on next door to our space tonight! How nice. Tonight we’ve got a pretty full schedule of performers from 7:00-10:00pm. We would probably be willing to go even later tonight to make sure everyone who wants to perform is able to. Let’s take a look at what we’ve got lined up right now:

10:00 – (to be claimed at show)
9:30 – (to be claimed at show)
9:15 – Josef Lee
9:00 – Tombé Kemayo
8:45 – Vertrell Yates
8:30 – Torch_Nation
8:15 – Taylor Michael Watkins
8:00 – Jacob Fox
7:45 – Nathan Bradley
7:30 – Vincent Sgro
7:15 – Dan Liplock
7:00 – Gary & The Omnichords

That’s lookin’ like a pretty full schedule! That all starts at 7:00 pm and is free. All ages of course. Check out a facebook event for this right here. Also be sure to check out our shows page for a good look at what else is coming up at BXS in the near future.

Sunday, May 19th: Bread Stretchers Open Mic Night


We are gearing up for our next open mic night at the new Bread Stretchers, and this is going to be a good one. Just look at that flier. For this open mic we are keeping our same format, just that we are closing off the second half of the night more to be claimed by anyone showing up the day of wanting to perform. Looks like we’ve got a pretty full schedule already at this point! If you are interested in performing any of these slots, post in the facebook event or email us at

9:15 – 10:00 – (blocked off for now)
9:00 – open
8:45 – Vertrell Yates
8:30 – Bernie Flesch
8:15 – (open)
8:00 – Jacob Fox
7:45 – Nathan Bradley
7:30 – Vincent Sgro
7:15 – Dan Liplock
7:00 – Gary & The Omnichords

There you have it, kicking off at 7:00 pm with Gary & The Omnichords. And heck, this is free. Once again find a facebook event for all of this right here. And also check out our Bread Stretchers shows page for a look at what else is coming up there in the future.

Tonight at Bread Stretchers: Open Mic Night


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


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


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


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 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.