Greater Cincinnati Tiny Desk Contest Hopefuls Perform This Weekend at Urban Artifact

Several area musical acts that submitted video entries to NPR Music’s annual contest team up for an eclectic weekend of live music in Northside

click to enlarge 2019 Tiny Desk Showcase participants - Photo: Cincinnati Public Radio
Photo: Cincinnati Public Radio
2019 Tiny Desk Showcase participants
This year, more than 6,000 independent musicians from across the country submitted videos of themselves performing an original song at or near a “desk” with the hopes of winning NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Contest. The annual competition earns one lucky winner high-profile touring opportunities and their very own Tiny Desk Concert for NPR's popular, intimate live music series.

As always, the 2019 edition featured plenty of submissions from the Greater Cincinnati music scene and surrounding areas. Alaskan singer Quinn Christopherson ended up winning this year’s contest (he recently performed at Covington’s Madison Theater with Courtney Barnett), but local music fans will have a chance to show their support for their area favorites this weekend as Northside’s Urban Artifact and Cincinnati Public Radio host a live Tiny Desk Contest showcase.

The event takes place Friday and Saturday, with music beginning at 8 p.m. both nights. The shows are open to all ages and admission is $10, with proceeds going to support Cincinnati Public Radio. Check the full schedule below.

Friday, July 26

8 p.m. Sundae Drives

9 p.m. Paige Beller

10 p.m. The Whiskey Shambles

11 p.m. Fycus

Saturday, July 27

8 p.m. Kaitlyn Peace and the Electric Generals

9 p.m. Wonky Tonk

10 p.m. Us, Today

11 p.m. Fickle Hellcat





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