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Tiny Desk Contest On The Road: Chicago Showcase with WBEZ at Lagunitas TapRoom

  • Lagunitas Chicago Taproom 2607 West 17th Street Chicago, IL USA (map)

Join WBEZ, NPR Music and Lagunitas Brewing Company for a celebration of the Tiny Desk Contest community in Chicago! This event will feature a live performance by 2018 Tiny Desk Contest winner Naia Izumi, as well as some of our favorite local artists who entered the Contest this year:


Thousands of unsigned bands and artists entered NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Contest in 2018, our search to find a great undiscovered talent to perform at the most famous desk in music. Our judges picked one winner, but in the process, we found many new musicians to fall in love with, and countless reasons to celebrate all the creativity tucked away in communities across the country.

Now, NPR Music and Lagunitas Brewing Company, the sponsor of the Tiny Desk Contest since its launch in 2014, are teaming up with our friends at WBEZ to bring Naia Izumi and the Tiny Desk Contest tour to Chicago.