More than 6,000 unsigned bands and artists entered NPR Music’s 2016 Tiny Desk Contest
, our search to find a great undiscovered talent to perform at the most famous desk in music. Our judges picked one winner — violinist Gaelynn Lea
— but in the process, we found countless reasons to celebrate the creativity and musicianship embedded in every community across the country.
Now, NPR Music and Lagunitas Brewing Company
, the sponsor of the Tiny Desk Contest since its launch in 2014, are teaming up with our friends at KEXP to bring tunes from the Tiny Desk Contest to Seattle and cities around the U.S. Join KEXP and NPR Music staff for a celebration of the Seattle musical community, including live performances by local Tiny Desk Contest entrants Naomi Wachira
, St. Paul de Vence
and Love and James
This event is private and invitation-only. Request your invitation here. If you have received a registration summary, that will serve as your invitation — make sure you bring it along!