I always say the Black Sheep is my baby.  It was my first club.  We opened in October 2005.  This was my first foray into club ownership, after having booked other people’s rooms for the 8 years prior.  And even though it was in Colorado Springs, 100 miles from my home, I knew it was the right place.  I had a couple partners at the time, and it was good to have the help given the distance from home.  Time went on, and the partners moved onto other things leaving me as the sole owner.  This was ok, because by this point, I had a great staff there running the place.  The list of artists that have played the Black Sheep is as enormous as it is impressive.   This tiny 450 cap room has played host to the likes of everyone from Imagine Dragons to Daughtry, to Gwar, to Macklemore, and the list goes on and on.  The Sheep has always been a special place.  We just celebrated our 10th anniversary which unfortunately coincided with the untimely and tragic death of our longest tenured employee Chris Forsythe.  Chris was our sound man and head of production.  He was the heart of the Black Sheep and the place will never be the same without him.  But, as I said, the Sheep is a special place.  We have a great staff and our guests that come to the shows consider the Sheep their home.  This was clearly evident during the memorial for Chris.  I have never seen the Sheep so packed.  There were so many people in the venue they were spilling out into the parking lot.  This was not only a testament to the impact that Chris had on so many people, but the impact that the Black Sheep has had on the city of Colorado Springs.  The Black Sheep is an important thread in the fabric of Colorado Springs and we are proud to be able to do what we do there.  The Black Sheep has been voted “Best Live Music Venue” in Colorado Springs every year since we’ve been open.  I think we’re doing something right.  The Black Sheep is moving into a new chapter.  We have some big plans and we will be there for many years to come.  We look forward to creating more memories for all the fans that flock to the Sheep.



Valid ID is required if you plan on drinking at our bar. You must be over 21 years old and your ID must be a current, government issued ID (e.g. driver’s license, passport, or military ID).

No re-entry is allowed.

No smoking or vaping allowed inside.

Camera policies are different for every concert. It is best to contact us on the day of the show to find out what the camera policy will be for that night.

No outside food or beverages are allowed into the venue.

No weapons of any kind are allowed into the venue.

For the safety of our guests, all patrons may be searched upon entry to the Black Sheep.

Box office and will call open 30 minutes before doors.

Tickets are available for purchase at our box office every night we have a show while supplies last.

For ADA assistance please arrive just before doors are open so we can assure you get set-up comfortably.

The Black Sheep is general admission and mostly standing room only. There is limited space with benches off to the side which are available on a first come first serve basis. There is no reserved seating.

The Black Sheep is unable to verify or guarantee the authenticity of tickets that were not purchased directly through an authorized sales channel (i.e. Black Sheep box office or through ticketweb.com). For this reason, we do not recommend purchasing tickets from third-party re-sellers. If a ticket is purchased through a third-party re-seller, the Black Sheep is not responsible for any fraudulent activity and will not honor invalid tickets.


Want to get your hands on some great tickets? Here’s how.


Tickets for all Black Sheep shows can be purchased at the Black Sheep box office (call ahead 719-227-7625 to be sure someone is there) or on event nights.




You can park in our parking lot (space is limited), anywhere on Platte Ave, and on side streets. Please pay close attention to no parking signs, and look around your parking spot before leaving your car. Please do not park at the Angry Pirate on the corner of Platte and Iowa. This is the dirt strip on the east side of Iowa street. It is private parking and they WILL tow your car.