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Put your Local Spin on the 2021 NPR Tiny Desk Contest!

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The Tiny Desk Contest is back! Unsigned musicians: Enter the Contest by sending NPR Music a video of you playing an original song behind a desk by June 7 at midnight E.T. If you win, you'll play your very own Tiny Desk concert!

We want to amplify the music that comes from the Upper Great Lakes! If you have been a guest on The Local Spin, or are an interested unsigned musician, we highly encourage you to submit a video for the 2021 Tiny Desk Contest!

The Contest opens for entries Tuesday, May 11, at 10 a.m. ET and closes June 7, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Learn more, read the officials rules and submit your entry: npr.org/tinydeskcontest.

Look for updates on local submissions here on the Public Radio 90 website!

Past winners: Fantastic Negrito, Gaelynn Lea, Tank and the Bangas, Naia Izumi, Quinn Christopherson, Linda Diaz

2021 Contest Judges: Bob Boilen, Bobby Carter, Jewly Hight, John Morrison, Linda Diaz, Tobe Nwigwe, Phoebe Bridgers

Previous winners' entries and Tiny Desks:

Linda Diaz entry:


Linda Diaz Tiny Desk (home) concert:


Quinn Christopherson entry:


Quinn Christopherson Tiny Desk:


Naia Izumi entry:


Naia Izumi Tiny Desk:


Tank And The Bangas entry:


Tank And The Bangas Tiny Desk:


Gaelynn Lea entry:


Gaelynn Lea Tiny Desk:


Fantastic Negrito entry:


Fantastic Negrito Tiny Desk:


Kurt lives in Marquette with his family and can’t imagine living anywhere else. He loves music, games, running, being near water, and a fine cold brew coffee.
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