NPR Music Announces Tour With 2018 Tiny Desk Contest Winner Naia Izumi Come on the road with winner Naia Izumi and Lagunitas Brewing Company to discover music by local Contest entrants from across the country.
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NPR Music Announces Tour With 2018 Tiny Desk Contest Winner Naia Izumi

May 8, 2018; Washington, D.C. - NPR Music announced today the 2018 Tiny Desk Contest On The Road Tour fueled by Lagunitas Brewing Company. In collaboration with NPR Member stations, this series of live events takes this year's Tiny Desk Contest winner Naia Izumi on tour and showcases vibrant communities of local talent across the country.

The nationwide tour kicked off last night at NPR's Washington, D.C., headquarters with NPR Member station WAMU where Naia Izumi played for a sold-out crowd of more than 250 fans.

As part of the tour, Naia Izumi will go on to perform at a live taping of NPR's Ask Me Another, and with local Contest entrants at Lagunitas Taprooms in Chicago, IL (WBEZ) and Petaluma, CA (KQED, KRCB) and at venues in Seattle, WA (KEXP); New York, NY (WFUV); Philadelphia, PA (WXPN); Denver, CO (Colorado Public Radio, The Colorado Sound); The Twin Cities, MN (The Current).

Below are the scheduled stops along the 2018 Tiny Desk Contest On The Road tour fueled by Lagunitas Brewing Company.

Tickets for all events will go on sale tomorrow, Wednesday, May 9 at noon EST on NPRPresents.org.

May 21

NPR's Ask Me Another with WNYC

Brooklyn, NY / The Bellhouse

May 22

Tiny Desk Contest On The Road Showcase with WFUV

New York, NY / Rockwood Music Hall

May 31

Tiny Desk Contest On The Road Showcase with The Colorado Sound & Colorado Public Radio's OpenAir

Denver, CO / Globe Hall

June 1

Tiny Desk Contest On The Road Showcase with The Current

The Twin Cities, MN / Amsterdam Bar & Hall

June 6

Tiny Desk Contest On The Road Showcase with WXPN

Philadelphia, PA / World Cafe Live

June 11

Tiny Desk Contest On The Road Showcase with KQED & KRCB

Petaluma, CA / Lagunitas Taproom

June 13

Tiny Desk Contest On The Road Showcase with KEXP

Seattle, WA / KEXP Gathering Space

June 26

Tiny Desk Contest On The Road Showcase with WBEZ

Chicago, IL / Lagunitas Taproom

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

About NPR Music

For more than a decade, NPR Music's robust music journalism and award-winning original video programming has delighted millions of music fans from all genres. NPR Music collaborates with NPR's newsmagazines, public radio Member stations and the passionate listener community to celebrate exceptional music and discover emerging artists. Visit NPRMusic.org to find the complete Tiny Desk concert series, live music, extensive archives of performances, interviews and music reviews. Connect with NPR Music on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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... expanding the Petaluma Brewery, to building a second in Chicago and soon a third in Azusa CA, adding a TapRoom & Beer Sanctuary in Seattle, and 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 lagunitas.com.

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