We’re psyched to be a featured artist for DC Local Music Day this Wednesday (April 11). This is a really cool idea brought to us all by the good people at Listen Local First DC, and we’re hoping it will spread to cities all around the globe.
Here’s how it works: Listen Local First DC has partnered with dozens of locally owned businesses to commit to a playlist of featured LOCAL artists for one day a month. That means as you’re meeting friends at Busboys & Poets, or winding down the evening for a late-night plate at The Diner this Wednesday (or hanging out at many other fine DC establishments), you’ll also be enjoying music created by artists based right here in the DC-area.
It raises awareness about the local music scene and even pays a modest royalty to the artists for broadcast rights. But most of all, it’s a partnership local-to-local. Personally, I’m looking forward to discovering some cool new places to eat this Wednesday, and I hope folks are digging the sounds as they do the same. For a list of participating establishments, please click here.
As anyone who lives here knows, Washington DC is incredibly, even uniquely rich in cultures for a city this size, and the music scene reflects that diversity. So let’s come together across genres and represent! That’s what Listen Local First DC is all about, and my hat is off to them for their efforts.
See you out and about this Wednesday…