Since 2013, The Listening in Lynchburg, Virginia has been actively been engaging Lynchburg?s creative community with regular events like open mic sessions, movie screening, and special performance showcases. From poets to dancers to singers to thespians, the stage was set at various locations around the city with an open invitation. Our mission is to engage, change, and save lives with the performing arts through community engagement and youth mentoring. We have a bold vision to see our community changed by socially minded artists who have a burden to use their talent, time, and passion to change the world around them, as well as the world inside of them. We believe that the road towards a better tomorrow is best accomplished passionately, creatively, and intentionally - together.