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

Concerts

Mandolin Orange plays a Tiny Desk Concert on June 21, 2019 (Shuran Huang/NPR). Shuran Huang/NPR hide caption

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Mandolin Orange

Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz made everything seem so easy, with just a few acoustic instruments and a single microphone behind the Tiny Desk, performing songs full of joy and thoughtfulness.

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Teitur On Mountain Stage

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Teitur Lassen's fertile imagination has cooked up savory, soul-baring songs cut by Seal, Corrine Bailey Rae and Mandy Patinkin.

Teitur On Mountain Stage

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Nicole Bus plays a Tiny Desk Concert on July 8, 2019 (Olivia Falcigno/NPR). Olivia Falcigno/NPR hide caption

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Nicole Bus

Nicole Bus' sound is reminiscent of vintage R&B, yet still feels current and capable of transcending age and demographics.

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Tobe Nwigwe

The Houston-based rapper's mindful words are like a life hack for anyone seeking guidance, with pleas to look past inherent hardships and evil and to stay focused on life's ultimate prizes.

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Josh Rouse On Mountain Stage

The now Nashville-based Josh Rouse strolls back for his third visit to Mountain Stage, making himself right at home during a four-song set.

Josh Rouse On Mountain Stage

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Kian Soltani plays a Tiny Desk Concert on March 8, 2019 (Amr Alfiky/NPR). Amr Alfiky/NPR hide caption

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Kian Soltani

Watch a young cellist on the rise, offering music of virtuosity, sweet lyricism and a little fire from his Persian roots.

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half•alive

How does half•alive, known for funky earworms and synchronized dancing, translate to such a cozy space? Have the dancers sit.

Among Authors plays a Tiny Desk Concert on June 20, 2019 (Olivia Falcigno/NPR). Olivia Falcigno/NPR hide caption

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Among Authors

Among Authors' music isn't casual; there are songs within these songs, and they're not always catchy. They'll take you on a journey worth following.

Jill Sobule makes her 9th return to Mountain Stage to play some of her fan favorites. Brian Blauser/Mountain Stage hide caption

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Jill Sobule On Mountain Stage

Hear Denver native Jill Sobule on the Mountain Stage, performing some of her most popular songs.

Jill Sobule On Mountain Stage

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Ty Dolla $ign Pays Tribute To Mac Miller At The Tiny Desk

While Ty Dolla $ign visited NPR to record his own Tiny Desk concert, he also performed a special tribute to his friend, the late Mac Miller.

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David Crosby & The Lighthouse Band

David Crosby, Becca Stevens, Michelle Willis and Michael League are The Lighthouse Band, and together they harmonized the heck out of the Tiny Desk.

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Bas

Bas came to the Tiny Desk to get it, and — in a breathless four-song set — he did exactly that.

iLe plays a Tiny Desk Concert on July 23, 2019 (Olivia Falcigno/NPR). Olivia Falcigno/NPR hide caption

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iLe

The Calle 13 veteran, fresh off her appearance at demonstrations in Puerto Rico, performs three songs that rage with revolutionary intensity.

Calexico and Iron & Wine play a Tiny Desk Concert on June 19, 2019 (Shuran Huang/NPR). Shuran Huang/NPR hide caption

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Calexico And Iron & Wine

The two bands just released Years to Burn, their first album together since 2005. Now, they've performed three songs — two new, one old — for Calexico's Tiny Desk debut.

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Lizzo

Backed by a band assembled just for this occasion, the breakthrough pop icon performs three joyfully showy songs from Cuz I Love You.

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Listen Live: Newport Folk Festival 2019

Listen to the 2019 Newport Folk Festival's official broadcast, with select performances by Jeff Tweedy, Jade Bird, Yola and more.

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Watch Live Performances From XPoNential Music Festival 2019 This Weekend

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Watch Dawes, St. Paul and The Broken Bones, Guster, Kathleen Edwards, Christone "Kingfish" Ingram and many more perform live on the Camden Waterfront starting Friday, July 26.

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'The Black Messiah' And The Legacy Of Cannonball Adderley

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Julian "Cannonball" Adderley left a monumental legacy during his two decades in the spotlight. Revisit his music with old bandmates and Patrick Bartley Jr.'s young New York band.

'The Black Messiah' And The Legacy Of Cannonball Adderley

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Tamino

Tamino possesses one of the most remarkable and memorable voices to ever grace the Tiny Desk.

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Resurrected Stones Film Finds Pivot Point In Rock History

In December of 1968, some of the biggest names in rock and roll came together to film The Rolling Stones' Rock and Roll Circus. The film was recently given a 4K restoration.

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The Many Threads And Generations Of Chicano Soul, All In One Place

This Saturday, a legendary group of musicians will converge on Lincoln Center to perform Look at My Soul, a project tying together the myriad musical influences that Chicano Soul has in its DNA.

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Slingshot City Scenes: Free New York City Concerts

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The city offers a few hidden gems for music lovers looking to hear music for free. Check out five spots to explore for a fun summer night.

Masego plays a Tiny Desk Concert on Jan. 8, 2019 (Claire Harbage/NPR). Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Masego

The spirit of Cab Calloway lives on in Masego, the singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist who surprised NPR's Tiny Desk audience with a zany sense of showmanship.

Jacob Collier plays a Tiny Desk Concert on May 16, 2019. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Jacob Collier

As the NPR staff gathered to watch his performance, Jacob Collier sprinted full bore down the hallway for his set, hardly able to contain his creative energy or enthusiasm.