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NPR Music Announces Tour With 2017 Tiny Desk Contest Winner Tank And The Bangas

Come on the road with New Orleans' Tank and the Bangas and Lagunitas Brewing Company to discover music by local Contest entrants from across the country

NPR Music's 11-part live-music series kicks off April 24 in New York City

Tickets available now at NPRpresents.org

April 5, 2017; Washington, D.C. - NPR Music continues celebrating and supporting the vibrant music community sprouted from the Tiny Desk Contest—now in its third year—by presenting the Tiny Desk Contest On The Road tour fueled by Lagunitas Brewing Company. This series of live events takes the 2017 winner, Tank and the Bangas, on tour and showcases local talent in partnership with NPR Member stations across the country.

The 11-part nationwide tour will kick off with a performance by Tank and the Bangas at a live-taping of NPR's Ask Me Another in Brooklyn, NY. Through April and May, the band will perform with local Contest entrants at Lagunitas TapRooms in Petaluma, CA (in collaboration with NPR Member stations KQED and KRCB); Portland, OR (opbmusic); Azusa, CA (KVCR); Chicago, IL (WBEZ); Charleston, SC (South Carolina Public Radio) and their new partner Independence Brewing in Austin, TX (KUTX).

The Tiny Desk Contest On The Road tour will also include celebrations of local talent in Philadelphia, PA (WXPN); Seattle, WA (KEXP); New York, NY (WFUV); and Nashville, TN (WMOT and WPLN). All events will feature Contest entrants hand-picked by NPR Music and Member stations, as well as "Lagunitas Local Favorites."

Below are the scheduled stops along the 2017 Tiny Desk Contest On The Road tour fueled by Lagunitas Brewing Company. Click on each event title to access tickets.

Tour Schedule

April 24

(SOLD OUT) NPR's Ask Me Another with WYNC ft. Tank and the Bangas

Brooklyn, NY

The Bell House

April 26

Tiny Desk Contest On The Road with WFUV

New York, New York

Rockwood Music Hall

May 2

Tiny Desk Contest On The Road with WXPN

Philadelphia, PA

World Cafe Live

May 8

Tiny Desk Contest On The Road with KEXP

Seattle, WA

KEXP's Gathering Space

May 9

Tiny Desk Contest On The Road with KQED and KRCB ft. Tank and the Bangas

Petaluma, CA

Lagunitas TapRoom

May 10

Tiny Desk Contest On The Road with OPB ft. Tank and the Bangas

Portland, OR

Lagunitas Community Room

May 11

Tiny Desk Contest On The Road with KVCR ft. Tank and the Bangas

Azusa, CA

Lagunitas TapRoom

May 16

Tiny Desk Contest On The Road with WBEZ ft. Tank and the Bangas

Chicago, IL

Lagunitas TapRoom

May 22

Tiny Desk Contest On The Road with South Carolina Public Radio ft. Tank and the Bangas

Charleston, SC

Lagunitas TapRoom

May 23

Tiny Desk Contest On The Road with WPLN and WMOT

Nashville, TN

Basement East

May 24

Tiny Desk Contest On The Road with KUTX ft. Tank and the Bangas

Austin, TX

Independence Brewing Co.

Exclusive support of NPR Music's Tiny Desk Contest and tour, is provided by Lagunitas Brewing Company.

About NPR Music

NPR Music collaborates with NPR's newsmagazines, NPR Member stations and the passionate NPR community to celebrate great music in every genre. Visit NPR.org/music to find the complete Tiny Desk Concerts series, live music, extensive archives of performances, interviews and reviews of artists from all genres.

About Lagunitas Brewing Company

Lagunitas Brewing Company began on a kitchen stove in Northern California in 1993. From expanding its brewing and TapRooms in Petaluma, Chicago, and beyond, Lagunitas always looks to the future. Whether it's supporting local communities by turning beer into money for the cause, or simply fueling stories and songs with IPA and other fine ales. Wherever you go, beer speaks, people mumble. More mumblings at www.LAGUNITAS.com.

Press Contact

Are you a journalist with questions about NPR Music, Tiny Desk Contest winners and press access to stops on the Contest's nationwide tour? Please contact:

Hugo Rojo, NPR Media Relations

mediarelations@npr.org

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