Pilar Fitzgerald

Our 2018 Tiny Desk Contest On the Road tour brought us incredible musical discoveries in every city we visited. Year after year, this Contest would be nothing without our dedicated community of creators from every state. We couldn't feature all these artists on our one (short) tour, but luckily, plenty of NPR Member stations from across the country produced their own events featuring some of their local Contest favorites — so we asked them to recap their shows for us. You can read about some of them below.

KCUR - Kansas City, Mo.

Next week, the judges will crown this year's Tiny Desk Contest winner. So much talent and creativity has led up to this moment — you can see for yourself on the Tiny Desk Contest website, where you can watch all the entries. We're so grateful for the music and stories this Contest allows us to discover. Below are some entries we wanted to highlight this week.

As the Tiny Desk Contest rolls on, we are still in the midst of discovering new, or new-to-us, artists from all across the country. (Are you one? Well don't wait — we're still accepting entries for a few more weeks — until March 25 at 11:59 p.m. ET.)

We've already started seeing some entries we love (find some earlier standouts here), and we couldn't think of a good reason not to share them.