WABE MixTape LIVE Music Fest Announces 2022 Lineup featuring ATL entrants to NPR Tiny Desk Contest

Presented by United Way of Greater Atlanta, hosted by Algebra Blessett, June 26th 

WABE MixTape LIVE returns to Atlanta June 26 with United Way of Greater Atlanta as presenting sponsor and Atlanta R&B favorite Algebra Blessett hosting. The one-day music fest produced by WABE, Atlanta’s choice for NPR and PBS, happens 12–5 p.m., June 26 at Monday Night Garage.  

Now in its second year, WABE MixTape LIVE features performances by Atlanta talent who entered the 2022 NPR Tiny Desk Contest, local vendors and opportunities to meet WABE staff in person. Tickets are now available at wabe.org/mixtapelive22.   

MixTape LIVE’s 2022 lineup was selected with guidance from Atlanta cultural leaders, including WABE 90.1 FM’s City Lights host Lois Reitzes, Punk Black head coordinator Von Phoenix, music-publishing executive Nikki Marshall and music journalists Jacinta Howard and Jessica Goodson.  

“Helping to choose the WABE MixTape LIVE lineup is always a treat for me,” said City Lights host Lois Reitzes. “Amplifying Atlanta’s creative talent is what we do every day on City Lights. And, like everyone else, I am a big NPR Tiny Desk fan. These five performers represent just a taste of the diverse, musical talent Atlanta has to offer.”  

2022 WABE MixTape LIVE Performers 

  • Feel Jas—Kennesaw-based, hip-hop lyricist and guitarist 
  • Dead Cassettes—Punk-rock-soul-funk-fusion duo hailing from Atlanta 
  • Amelia—LA/ATL-hybrid, alt-pop singer 
  • Josh Waters—Mississippi-born, Atlanta transplant R&B vocalist 
  • AndyZ6—R&B singer/songwriter representing Zone 6 

“United Way of Greater Atlanta is proud to sponsor the diverse line-up of artists of WABE’s MixTape Live’s concert series,” said United Way of Greater Atlanta President and CEO Milton J. Little, Jr. “United Way of Greater Atlanta’s vision is that Greater Atlanta is a thriving and inclusive community where every person, regardless of race, identity or circumstances, has equitable opportunities to live a healthy life and to acquire the education and skills they need to earn a sustaining wage so that they may achieve their full potential.” 

Purchase WABE MixTape LIVE tickets now at wabe.org/mixtapelive22. Additional sponsorship opportunities are still available, too. Contact WABE at  jblass@wabe.org for more information.  

You can catch 2021’s inaugural WABE MixTape LIVE on WABE TV (Ch. 30) Saturday, 6/25, or stream it online at wabe.org.  


United Way of Greater Atlanta, the largest United Way in the nation, engages and brings together people and resources to drive sustainable and equitable improvements in the well-being of children, families, and individuals in the community. We have improved the lives of 82,000 children, but together, we can do MORE. The organization unites with more than 200 programs in 13 counties through the Child Well-Being Mission Fund to create an equitable future for all. Let’s do MORE, together. Unite for MORE today! For more information, visit: unitedwayatlanta.org.