Listen Local First
Listen Local First DC (LLF) is a local music initiative devoted to building awareness and creating opportunities for local musicians and venues in order to raise the profile of DC’s local music scene. LLF was born out of a collaborative effort with Think Local First DC and seeks to partner with local musicians, local arts organizations, local venues and locally owned businesses to create performance opportunities and new avenues for local music exploration. LLF’s mission is not genre specific. In order to promote the true cultural depth of DC’s music scene LLF would seek to equally represent all local genres, from folk to funk. Along with distributing a weekly local music stream to businesses across the DMV, and hosting a monthly local music showcase at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, LLF produced two of the DMV’s largest all local music festivals every spring.