Concerts Performances from today's top artists, filmed at venues and festivals across the country.

Concerts

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Billy Bragg And Joe Henry On Mountain Stage

Two gifted storytellers perform railroad songs and take fans on a journey during a Mountain Stage performance from 2016.

Pino Palladino + Blake Mills perform a Tiny Desk (home) concert. NPR hide caption

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Pino Palladino + Blake Mills (Home) Concert

The prolific bassist and two-time Grammy-nominated producer and guitarist come together to distill the sonic creativity of their album, Notes With Attachments.

Men I Trust play a Tiny Desk (home) concert. NPR hide caption

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Men I Trust (Home) Concert

Smooth vibes abound in this quarantine concert, recorded in a cottage near the Montreal band's home.

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Joseph Keckler (Home) Concert

The classically trained singer, performance artist and writer turns his Tiny Desk (home) concert into a showcase of his dynamism as a performer.

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Eric Church On Mountain Stage

Nashville-based musician Eric Church wows his fans — the "Church Choir" — at Mountain Stage performance from 2008.

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Merry Clayton (Home) Concert

One of rock's most important backup singers, Merry Clayton performs a relaxed but purposeful Tiny Desk home concert.

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Rostam (Home) Concert

Rostam and his band perform acoustic-driven versions of two songs from Changephobia, plus "In a River."

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Tom Jones (Home) Concert

Tom Jones performs songs from his new album, Surrounded By Time for the first time in his triumphant return to the Tiny Desk.

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The Hold Steady (Home) Concert

For their first-ever full-band Tiny Desk appearance, The Hold Steady squeezed behind a cramped backstage corner of the Brooklyn Bowl.

The State Theatre in Portland, Maine, is one of the many venues that have yet to receive money from the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program. Robert F. Bukaty/AP hide caption

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As Grants For Shuttered Venues Trickle Out, Many Owners Are Still Waiting

The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant was meant to help small independent venues, theaters and other entertainment spaces hit hard by the pandemic. But it's taken six months to get up and running.

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Buzzy Lee (Home) Concert

Sasha Spielberg, a.k.a. Buzzy Lee, performed a playful and passionate Tiny Desk (home) concert from her childhood bathroom.

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Fat Joe (Home) Concert

The Latino hip-hop legend plays a medley of hits from his nearly 30-year catalog.

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Get Up Close And Personal With Buck Meek's 'Two Saviors'

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If you're familiar with Buck Meek's work as a guitarist for the band Big Thief, it'll come as no surprise that his solo project is just as disarming and intimate.

Darius Rucker of Hootie And The Blowfish performs at Bridgestone Arena in 2019. Some acts looking to tour arenas like this are looking as far ahead as 2024. Jason Kempin/Getty Images hide caption

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Live Music Is Back, But You Might Still Have To Wait On That Arena Show

Live music giants AEG Presents and Live Nation say they've got a surplus of acts wanting to play as soon as possible.

Live Music Is Back, But You Might Still Have To Wait On That Arena Show

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Lizz Wright On Mountain Stage

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Her Mountain Stage set includes a cover of Sweet Honey in the Rock's spirited single "I Remember, I Believe."

Lizz Wright On Mountain Stage

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Karol G performs a Tiny Desk (home) concert. NPR hide caption

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Karol G (Home) Concert

The reggaeton superstar performs three songs during her quarantine concert, which features a guest appearance by fellow Colombiano Camilo.

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Brothers Osborne (Home) Concert

John and T.J. Osborne turn up the intensity in a Tiny Desk quarantine set that features music from the duo's 2020 album, Skeletons.

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Deep Sea Diver (Home) Concert

The Twin Peaks red room is "home" for this critically acclaimed indie rock band's Tiny Desk quarantine concert.

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Mdou Moctar (Home) Concert

The African guitarist assembled a band in Niger for this special Tiny Desk quarantine concert.

Arlo Guthrie performs on Mountain Stage in 2012. Brian Blauser/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Arlo Guthrie On Mountain Stage

Arlo Guthrie's 2012 Mountain Stage performance was a family affair, featuring his son and grandson, playing music to celebrate what would have been the 100th birthday of roots icon Woody Guthrie.

Arlo Guthrie On Mountain Stage

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Laurie Anderson (Home) Concert

The avant-garde figurehead performs music from Big Science, including "O Superman," for her Tiny Desk quarantine set.

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Kathleen Edwards (Home) Concert

The beloved songwriter performs tunes from her 2020 album, Total Freedom, in this quarantine set.

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Palberta (Home) Concert

The members of this indie rock trio all sing and play each other's instruments. Watch Palberta perform from a Philly basement in this quarantine concert.

Prodigal pianist and composer Erroll Garner, whose centennial birthday will be marked in September. Vernon Smith/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Marking Legendary Golden-Age Pianist Erroll Garner's Centennial

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The Erroll Garner Jazz Project is collaborating on a deep, retrospective reissue of the composer and piano prodigy's live work, marking his 100th birthday in September.