Created in 2007, the LOTTERY LEAGUE is a project that each season brings together over 160 musicians from the Cleveland and Akron music scenes, spanning all genres, instrumentation, gender, age, and ethnicity. On DRAFT NIGHT, the musicians are then randomly drafted into 4-piece bands through a process that ensures no player has collaborated previously with any other player in their new lineup. 

Then these newly formed bands are then given two months to develop their band's identity and sound, culminating with a 10-minute performance of original music that they perform live at The BIG SHOW.This creative challenge is heightened by the random allocation of instrumentation to the bands.

 All bands formed each season hit the stage for the first time, all on the same day at The BIG SHOW.Over 500 individual musicians have participated, while over 200 Lottery League bands have been created since 2008.

SATURDAY, APRIL 13th, 2024
Ingenuity Cleveland @ 5401 Hamilton Ave, CLE
Doors at 6:30pm, Show at 7:30pm

Full night of entertainment where all 170+ musicians from across the region are drafted into brand-new Lottery League Bands to kickoff the 2024 Season!
Also Featuring:
o Mourning [A] BLKstar
o Factual Brains
o Cussed Out
o School of Rock Cleveland West
o DJ John Neely
o EarthQuaker Devices demo stations, pedals and doodles
o Jack Daniel's Drink Specials
o Lottery League Brewery Collaboration Beers from Immigrant Son Brewery, Hoppin' Frog Brewery, Butcher & the Brewer, and Market Garden Brewery
And much, much more...
April May June
 The newly formed band now has two months to form an identity while crafting a sound. Remember, the band not only is composed of strangers but also may have unique instrumentation and personalities. This is a creative challenge after all.
 Saturday June 8th ALL DAY

Ingenuity Cleveland5401 Hamilton
 AveTHIS EVENT IS FREE!ALL ARE WELCOMENO TICKETS REQUIREDThis is the biggest day of the year(s)!All bands perform their first show.Bands rotate between 3 stages throughout the day. Fun and creativity overload celebrating some of the most creative people in Northeast Ohio.

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