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.