Drawing of headphones with the state of Ohio made out of little red and black squares in between the sides of the headphones and the words ListenColumbus.org

Discover music from some of Central Ohio’s best indie artists through Listen Columbus, a free local music streaming service available 24/7 to anyone with an Internet connection. The Upper Arlington Public Library offers this service at www.listencolumbus.org.

The Upper Arlington Public Library launched Listen Columbus in 2016 as a way to highlight the local music scene, give exposure to Columbus-area musicians, and provide music fans with a free entertainment option. The Listen Columbus collection currently features over 35 albums from musicians recording, living and touring in Central Ohio.

Listencolumbus.org also includes a local music news blog. The Listen Columbus Facebook page shares news and events from local musicians of all kinds.

The Upper Arlington Public Library is currently seeking additional musicians to add to Listen Columbus. Bands and individuals can visit www.listencolumbus.org about to learn how to apply.

The Library frequently invites musicians featured in Listen Columbus to give public performances at the Upper Arlington Main Library. We also circulate musicians’ CDs and vinyl records as part of our ever growing physical local music collection.

“We’re excited to bring the local music scene to new audiences in and around Central Ohio,” said Emerging Technologies Librarian Katy Hite. “Growing and promoting our collection of local music in a variety of formats is so important.”

The Upper Arlington Public Library System has served the community for over 50 years. The Library’s mission is to help the community explore current topics, Upper Arlington’s heritage and world issues; to provide a central place for the citizens of Upper Arlington to gather and share ideas; and to encourage its residents to grow through a lifetime of learning.

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