Come On The Road With NPR Music's Tiny Desk Contest We're taking the Tiny Desk Contest experience on the road! Kick-off event is April 19, 2016.
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NPR Music Expands Tiny Desk Contest Community With Nationwide Music Experience

2016 Contest Winner Joins NPR Music's Nationwide Tour Fueled By Lagunitas Brewing Company

Ten-Part Live Event Series Kicks Off April 19

April 1, 2016; Washington, DC – NPR Music continues celebrating and supporting the vibrant music community sprouted from the Tiny Desk Contest—now in its second year—by presenting the Tiny Desk Contest On The Road Fueled by Lagunitas tour. This series of live events takes the 2016 winner, Gaelynn Lea, on tour through Songs We Love Live experiences and showcases local talent by partnering with NPR Member stations across the country.

The tour includes four performances by Gaelynn Lea at a live-taping of NPR's Ask Me Another in Brooklyn, NY, Songs We Love Live experiences in Portland, OR, and at Lagunitas venues in Petaluma, CA and Chicago, IL. In addition, a series of six events will feature contest entrants hand-picked by NPR Music and Member stations, as well as "Lagunitas Local Favorites."

The complete tour schedule is as follows, with dates being subject to change:

April 19

Philadelphia, PA – Tiny Desk Contest On The Road with WXPN

April 26

Brooklyn, NY – NPR's Ask Me Another with WNYC ft. Gaelynn Lea

May 3

Chicago, IL – Songs We Love Live with WBEZ ft. Gaelynn Lea

May 4

New York, NY – Tiny Desk Contest On The Road with WFUV

May 8

Seattle, WA – Tiny Desk Contest On The Road with KEXP

May 9

Portland, OR – Songs We Love Live with OPB ft. Gaelynn Lea

May 10

Petaluma, CA – Songs We Love Live with KQED and KRCB ft. Gaelynn Lea

May 12

Los Angeles, CA – Tiny Desk Contest On The Road

May 24

Nashville, TN – Tiny Desk Contest On The Road with WPLN

June 2

Austin, TX – Tiny Desk Contest On The Road with KUTX

For more updates on tickets, venues and dates, visit NPR.org/tinydeskcontest.

This year's Tiny Desk Contest garnered more than 6,000 entries by unsigned musicians from all 50 states. Lea was selected as the winner by a panel of Tiny Desk concert alumni – Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys and The Arcs, Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig of Lucius, and soul artist Son Little – along with NPR's All Songs Considered hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton. View her official Tiny Desk concert and listen to exclusive interviews on Morning Edition and All Things Considered via NPR.org/tinydeskcontest.

Press Contact

For press inquiries and media wishing to attend these events, please contact:

Hugo Rojo, NPR Media Relations

(202) 513-2300

mediarelations@npr.org

Exclusive support for the Tiny Desk Contest, and now the On The Road 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 actually getting beers into bottles and onto the streets, Lagunitas looks to the future... From expanding the Petaluma Brewery to building a second in Chicago and soon a third in Azusa CA to bringing its flagship IPA across the pond Lagunitas could probably make good beer on the Moon. Wherever you go, beer speaks, people mumble. More mumblings at www.lagunitas.com.