NPR Music's 2018 Tiny Desk Contest!

Feb 13, 2018

NPR Music is once again asking unknown bands and musicians all over the country to film themselves performing one song at a desk of their choice. The contest will be sponsored for the fourth year by Lagunitas Brewing Company, and the winner will play NPR’s famous Tiny Desk in Washington, D.C., before embarking on a U.S. tour that includes appearances at a taping of NPR’s Ask Me Another and at events hosted by NPR Music and Lagunitas, in partnership with Member stations, throughout the country.

This year NPR's judging panel will include WXPN’s Talia Schlanger, WFUV’s Russ Boris and Toki Wright from The Current -- alongside NPR Music’s Bob Boilen, plus favorite Tiny Desk alumni Sylvan Esso, Gabby Moreno and Tarriona "Tank" Ball of Tank and the Bangas.

Bands and musicians can submit video entries to NPR Music's Tiny Desk Contest from Tuesday, February 20th to Sunday, March 25th at See complete rules for entry.

About NPR Music
NPR Music collaborates with NPR's newsmagazines, public radio Member Stations and the passionate NPR community to celebrate great music in every genre. Visit 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.