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.
(SOLD OUT) NPR's Ask Me Another with WYNC ft. Tank and the Bangas
The Bell House
Tiny Desk Contest On The Road with WFUV
New York, New York
Rockwood Music Hall
Tiny Desk Contest On The Road with WXPN
World Cafe Live
Tiny Desk Contest On The Road with KEXP
KEXP's Gathering Space
Tiny Desk Contest On The Road with KQED and KRCB ft. Tank and the Bangas
Tiny Desk Contest On The Road with OPB ft. Tank and the Bangas
Lagunitas Community Room
Tiny Desk Contest On The Road with KVCR ft. Tank and the Bangas
Tiny Desk Contest On The Road with WBEZ ft. Tank and the Bangas
Tiny Desk Contest On The Road with South Carolina Public Radio ft. Tank and the Bangas
Tiny Desk Contest On The Road with WPLN and WMOT
Tiny Desk Contest On The Road with KUTX ft. Tank and the Bangas
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.
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