January 13 - 29, 2017

Tiny Desk Contest

Call for Entries

South Carolina musicians – here’s your chance to play a Tiny Desk Concert at NPR in Washington, D.C., appear at a taping of NPR’s Ask Me Another, and tour the United States with NPR and Lagunitas!

The Tiny Desk Contest winner will perform with local Contest entrants at Lagunitas Taprooms across the country, including Charleston, South Carolina (more info coming soon).

  • Information
    Friday, January 13, 2017 - 9:00am to Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 11:45pm

    Are you eligible?

    • NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest is looking for undiscovered talent; you can't have a current recording contract.
    • You must be at least 21 years old and live in the U.S. to enter.
    • Check the Official Rules for all the requirements.

    Make Your Video
    When you enter the 2017 Tiny Desk Contest, you join a nationwide community of music-makers and creators. Get started on your video now! Here's what you do:

    • Create a new video that shows you playing one song you've written.
    • Do it the way you'd perform a Tiny Desk concert: at a desk. (Any desk!)
    • Upload your video to YouTube.
    • Fill out our entry form after it opens on January 13 and before 11:59 p.m. ET on January 29, 2017. Entry forms will be available from NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert starting January 13.
    Learn More

March 3, 5, 24

Upcoming Performances in Charleston

2017

ETV Endowment members are invited to attend an evening of music or entertainment in Charleston. Because tickets are limited, please select just one of the following opportunities:

  • Los Lonely Boys
    Friday, March 3, 2017 - 8:00pm

    Charleston Music Hall, 37 John Street, Charleston, SC

    Hailed by All Music Guide as “one of America’s premier rock bands,” Los Lonely Boys expand and enhance their trademark all-embracing Texican rock’n’roll sound with hits like Heaven, More Than Love and Crazy Dream. Continuing to creatively draw from and meld blues, rock (from classic to modern), soul, their Latino heritage and even snippets of hip-hop, jazz and more, they display greater assurance, creativity and sophistication than ever on a show that promises infectious music that goes straight to the heart.

    If all tickets are claimed, we encourage you to sign up for the waiting list so that you will be notified immediately if tickets become available.

    Reserve your tickets
  • Valerie June
    Sunday, March 5, 2017 - 8:00pm

    Charleston Music Hall, 37 John Street, Charleston, SC 29403

    Percolating somewhere between Dolly Parton and Billie Holiday, June’s is a stop-you-dead-in-your-tracks voice, the kind that grips your imagination and paints her Southern portraits in vivid detail.
    Many of those portraits are drawn from Tennessee, where June grew up between the small towns of Humboldt and Jackson. She moved to Memphis after finishing high school and considered attending art school, but ultimately settled on singing in a band. The clash of creative egos proved to be more draining than inspiring, though, and she quickly made the leap to solo artist.

    If all tickets are claimed, we encourage you to sign up for the waiting list so that you will be notified immediately if tickets become available.

    Reserve your tickets
  • Jeanne Robinson
    Friday, March 24, 2017 - 7:30pm

    Charleston Music Hall, 37 John Street, Charleston, SC

    Jeanne Robertson is a professional speaker who specializes in hilarious humor based on her life experiences. Speaking to thousands of people annually, she utilizes her positively funny style to illustrate that a sense of humor is much more than a laughing matter - it is a strategy for success. Other speakers might be as witty as Jeanne. Some might even be as tall (Barefooted with her hair “mashed” down, she’s 6’2″ in her size 11B stocking feet.) But nowhere will you find a speaker so adept at turning personal experiences into funny material that does more than elicit laughter. This Miss Congeniality winner in the Miss America Pageant, “Yearrrrrrrrrrrs ago,” quoting Jeanne, uses her down-home Southern drawl to leave her audiences laughing . . . and thinking about her message. 

    If all tickets are claimed, we encourage you to sign up for the waiting list so that you will be notified immediately if tickets become available.

    Reserve your tickets

June 7-14, 2017

Travel with The ETV Endowment

SOUTH DAKOTA: GREAT FACES AND GREAT PLACES

  • SOUTH DAKOTA: GREAT FACES AND GREAT PLACES
    Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 10:00am to Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 4:00pm

    Just in time for your 2017 travel plans, we are pleased to announce our 6th trip with Patrick McMillan, Ph.D., naturalist, Clemson University professor and host of Expeditions with Patrick McMillan.  Patrick will guide ETV Endowment members on an unforgettable tour of South Dakota June 7-14, 2017.  We will travel to the Wild Idea Buffalo Company Ranch, Wind Cave National Park, Badlands National Park, the Vore Buffalo Jump and Devil’s Tower National Monument.  We’ll enjoy a jeep ride into Custer State Park to look for herds of wild buffalo, stop at the Crazy Horse Memorial and end the day with a visit to Mount Rushmore National Memorial.  We will head south into Nebraska and will visit the Museum of the Fur Trade, Fort Robinson and the Meng-Hudson Bison Kill Educational and Research Center.  Our final day will be spent with a visit to the Agate Fossil Beds National Monument and Fort Laramie National Historic Site.     

    The price per traveler is $3,599 for a double room and $4,199 for a single room and includes a $500 tax-deductible contribution to the ETV Endowment. Please see the itinerary and registration form for more details.  Call 1-877-253-2092 or email araffo@etvendowment.org today to reserve your spot with a $350 non-refundable deposit for each traveler.  Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.  

    We hope you will decide to join us on this expedition!

     

    Register for the trip