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Turn off and tune in at the DownTowne Listening Room

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.

"I'm really looking forward to playing at the DTLR. It's a great idea for a venue and a great way for smaller artists like myself to be heard and get exposure. Trying to find places to play that actually listen is hard so when Scott approached me with playing at this venue, I had to say yes." -- Charlie Millikin

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
Suzie Vinnick

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

Jim is a Northern Kentucky native and a father of three. In his spare time, Jim likes to read, play ice hockey and watch foreign films. He currently resides with his family on the East side of town.