The Lottery League talks Lottery League Showcase at the Rock Hall – August 28th, 7pm


  Our friend John Petkovic of the Plain Dealer (who Cleveland music lovers know from so many great bands such as Cobra Verde, Sweet Apple, Scarcity of Tanks, and of course the legendary Death of Samantha) wrote about the upcoming Lottery League Showcase  at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum featuring 2013 Cleveland […]

Big Show 2013 Schedule


Now in its third season, bigger and better than ever. The Lottery League brings its “Big Show” to the world-famous Agora on Saturday, April 13th, FREE to all! All 42 newly drafted bands of the 2013 Lottery League will perform for the first time ever on three stages within the Agora. 2013 Lottery League Big […]

Lottery League 2013 reaches halfway point and picks time slots for ‘The Big Show’ on April 13 at the Agora


By Chuck Yarborough, The Plain Dealer It’s a good thing the 169 musicians who are participating in Lottery League 2013 are so good at singing and playing; almost to a person, they stink as bowlers. That was evident Thursday night at Madison Square Lanes in Lakewood as the league held its “Slot Selection” night for […]

Follow Lou Muenz Lottery League Updates

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Lou Muenz website is regularly updated with lots of great Lottery League 2013 news, photos and video. Check out Lou’s site for photos from our League Bowling Night and updates from La Rascasse, The Dirty Connotations, Dinosaur Throat, Jean-Claude God-damn and more! Click here or the image below for more! Get even more from Lou…

Stirring the city’s rich musical pot… wait.. what?


Chuck Yarborough for the Plain Dealer who will be reporting on the 2013 Lottery League throughout the two month journey to the Big Show, and specifically participant Tony Erba and his newly formed band, has just posted his write up for about last night’s Draft. So if you love stories about genius ideas, the […]

Lottery League 2013 Draft Night Video


Want to relive the 3 hours of the 2013 Lottery League Draft Night all over again? Well, good news! Just posted on youtube by Peter Beurmann (the man behind all the live stream tech for the Beachland and the Lottery League) is your dream come true. It’s just like being there live on Draft night, […]

Mara Robinson’s Lottery League 2010 Photos

Local badass rock photographer Mara Robinson has some great shots of the 2010 Lottery League. Don’t miss ’em!

From the Archives: Lottery League 2010 Blog

Though it is no longer being updated, digging through the Lottery League 2010 blogspot page is a great behind-the-scenes look at the process.

The Lottery League and… Economic Impact?

Cleveland State University prepared an economic impact study about the Cleveland music sector for the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture. The Lottery League was one of their case studies: More than the Council of Chiefs could have ever imagined, both the 2008 and 2010 shows were hugely successful. Approximately 150 artists formed 33 distinct […]

Whopperjaw Interviews the Council of Chiefs

Don’t miss this great interview with the Council of Chiefs about the birth, life and future of the Lottery League: …one Saturday morning my friend Nate was over and I glanced on Myspace which everyone was using then. Ed Sotelo had posted a long rant on there about the lousy music he had seen the […]

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