Best of Tiny Desk (Home) Concerts

From Alicia Keys to Benny the Butcher.

words by: Kai Acevedo
Aug 28, 2020

The show must go on. Although most of 2020’s major music events have been postponed until next year or cancelled altogether as a result of COVID-19, it’s been business as usual for NPR Music’s popular Tiny Desk concert series. Adjusting to the new norm, NPR re-branded the intimate concert series – which has in the past featured Erykah Badu, Khalid, Dave Chappelle and many others – as the Tiny Desk (Home) Concert and continued to deliver entertaining performances from a slew of headlining artists. The likes of Roddy Riich, Alicia Keys, Benny The Butcher, John Legend and others have graced the (home) stage, while also following stay-at-home orders. Check out a few of our favorite Tiny Desk (Home) Concerts below. 


Roddy Riich



Benny The Butcher



Black Thought



Alicia Keys



John Legend



Flatbush Zombies



Lenny Kravitz



Buddy & Kent Jamz



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