New “WABE Presents SOUNDS LIKE ATL” Live-Music Series Launches at City Winery

Monthly WABE in-person concert series premieres February 8 with Speech of Arrested Development hosting and Algebra Blessett, Mausiki Scales & The Common Ground Collective, and Cleveland P. Jones performing

ATLANTA (1/5/2022)—WABE 90.1, Where ATL meets NPR, proudly announces the premiere of its new monthly, in-person concert series, WABE present SOUNDS LIKE ATL, which kicks off with contemporary R&B singer-songwriter Algebra Blessett, world-music band leader Mausiki Scales, and soul and jazz vocalist Cleveland P. Jones 8 p.m., Tuesday, February 8 at City Winery. Speech of Arrested Development is hosting. Tickets are on sale now at

Built around a desire to amplify Atlanta’s diverse and world-renowned musical community, each WABE presents SOUNDS LIKE ATL concert features live performances from a fresh lineup representing a variety of genres. Performers are chosen by WABE staff and local music-industry influencers. Season 1 of the Tuesday-night concert series runs February 8 through November 15 at City Winery. Stay tuned to @WABEATL on social for more information on performers, dates and times. A complete lineup of the nine planned live shows will be available on and soon.

The first edition of the WABE Sounds Like ATL series commemorates Black History Month. Subsequent shows will align with:

  • March 8: Women’s History Month
  • April 12: Asian Heritage Celebration
  • May 10: Jewish American Heritage Month
  • June 14: LGBTQ+ Pride Month
  • July 12:  Folk Music Showcase
  • August 16: TBD
  • September 13: Hispanic Heritage Month
  • October 18: TBD
  • November 15: Native American Heritage Month

Speech, the host of February 8’s kick-off show, founded and produced the Grammy Award-winning hip-hop group, Arrested Development and toured as a solo performer with Herbie Hancock, Chaka Khan, Youssou N’dour, James Brown, Parliament-Funkadelic, Jason Mraz, Hootie & the Blowfish and The Roots. Grammy award-winning singer and songwriter Algebra Blessett has already earned a reputation as one of Atlanta’s most exciting new talents. Mausiki Scales has been a force in the Atlanta music scene for almost two decades as founder/musical director of the critically acclaimed ensemble, the Common Ground Collective. Cleveland P. Jones is the true embodiment of soul and jazz. His debut album, “Ace of Hearts” won’s New Artist of The Year award.


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