Mission Statement

The mission of the Lottery League is to take local musicians spanning all genres and to place them in bands with other individuals that they have never collaborated with before. These bands are given a couple months to develop a short set of original music, and then all bands perform in a single-day music festival extravaganza known as “The Big Show.”

Part rock n’ roll circus, part game show, part city-wide art project… the Lottery League is a celebration of local music and musicians. It is not a competition. It is a unique series of events and activities that perpetuate an environment for breaking down barriers, facilitating pure collaboration and rocking out in an epic way… building a stronger, more unified local creative community.

Lottery League Fun Facts

  • Originated in Cleveland, Ohio, in 2007, the Lottery League (LL) is established and designed to exist for years to come as a triennial event
  • Cleveland LL has taken place in 2008, 2010, 2013 and is set for 2016
  • Each year strives to top the year before, so every time it is bigger and better than ever
  • In 2011, a Lottery League expansion took place in Los Angeles, CA
  • Featured presentation in both TEDxCLE and PechaKucha (2013)
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Summer in the City Concert Series, Lottery League Showcase – featuring performances by four LL bands (August 2013)
  • Space:ROCK Gallery Photography Exhibit “From the Draft to the Big Show” (Sept. 2013)
  • 2013 Lottery League Band “Kill it with Fire!” (changed name to “Hiram Maxim”) signed to Brooklyn label Aqualamb Records