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Got Desk? 2018 Tiny Desk Contest

Mar 5, 2018

NPR Music is once again asking unknown bands and musicians across the country to film themselves performing one song at a desk of their choice. The 2018 Tiny Desk Contest will be sponsored for the fourth year by Lagunitas Brewing Company, and the winner will play NPR's famous Tiny Desk in Washington, D.C., before embarking on a U.S. tour that includes appearances at a taping of NPR's Ask Me Another and at events hosted by NPR Music and Lagunitas, in partnership with Member stations, throughout the country.

Once again, Different Radio will host a concert featuring our Favorite Local Artist(s) from the NPR Music Tiny Desk Contest. Details to be announced at a later date, but you must enter by March 25th!

This fall, we'll also be hosting a series of master classes connected to the Tiny Desk Contest, aimed at helping fans and entrants learn skills to help them succeed in the music industry. We are also pleased to announce that our judging panel this year will include tastemakers from Member stations -- Talia Schlanger from WXPN, Russ Borris from WFUV and Toki Wright from The Current -- alongside NPR Music's Bob Boilen, plus favorite Tiny Desk alumni: Sylvan Esso, Gaby Moreno and Tarriona "Tank" Ball of Tank and the Bangas.

To Enter, complete information is available at http://tinydeskcontest.npr.org/open/