There is a new live music venue coming to the downtown area that will be doing things a little bit differently.
The DownTowne Listening Room, located in in the historic Shillito building (151 West 7th Street), is a place where people can turn off their phones and turn on to the music.
Beginning in June, Listening Room creator Scott Skeabeck will be bringing in out-of-town folk, pop and acoustic rock artists that normally don't play Cincinnati and pairing them up with complementary local performers.
Described as a "as a non-profit labor of love where all proceeds go to the artist," you can expect the environment to be quiet and cozy with a true listening room vibe and "not a noisy bar or club or restaurant scene."
Upcoming acts include:
June 13 @ 7:30
Julian Velard with Charlie Millikin
July 19 @ 7:30
Deirdre Flint with Brittany Gillstrap
Aug 17 @ 7:00
Sep 18 @ 7:00
Alice Wallace with Kevin Stokley
Nov 15 @ 7:30
Christine Havrilla with Kevin Stokley
Touring artist Deirdre Flint had this to say about the Downtowne Listening Room:
"I have not played solo in Cincinnati for probably nine years, so I'm thrilled to get back there and Scott has set up a unique series - some people LOVE house concerts, But others find it a little odd to go to a complete stranger's house just because they enjoy the artist that is playing. Scott has taken the BEST of what house concerts offer - lodging for the artist, intimate listening room - and combined it with the best of a regular venue - it's a listening ROOM not a listening Living Room, so if you are the last to sign up, you don't get a seat in someone's kitchen."
"One Thing" by Charlie Millikin