WABE MixTape Block Party Free Music Fest Returns on June 25 Featuring the 2023 NPR Tiny Desk Contest Winner, Little Moon AND ATL Entrants to NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest

Presented by United Way of Greater Atlanta

Hosted by Emmy-Nominated Jon Goode of The Moth StorySLAM

WABE MixTape Block Party returns to Atlanta with United Way of Greater Atlanta as presenting sponsor. Emmy-nominated author, poet, and playwright Jon Goode of The Moth StorySLAM is hosting. WABE is presenting the FREE one-of-a-kind community experience in partnership with NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest. The music festival is set for 2–8 p.m. on Sunday, June 25, at Callaway Plaza, Woodruff Arts Center. Cook’s Warehouse is also a sponsor. Tickets are available now via THIS LINK.

The day’s musical lineup includes performances by the 2023 NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest Winner, Little Moon, plus independent Atlanta musicians

The day’s musical lineup will include performances by the 2023 NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest Winner as well as independent Atlanta musicians who entered the Contest. The WABE MixTape Block Party will also feature local food, vendors, and opportunities to meet WABE personalities.

WABE MixTape Block Party’s 2023 lineup selection committee includes some of Atlanta’s most notable music names, including WABE 90.1 FM’s City Lights host Lois Reitzes, WCLK’s Jamal Ahmad, and Professor of Hip Hop Composition and Branding at Emory University DJ Rasta Roots. The full festival lineup will be announced soon. Follow @WABEATL to be the first to know.

“WABE MixTape Block Party has become an annual can’t-miss Atlanta summer event for music lovers and supporters of Atlanta’s cultural scene,” says WABE President/CEO Jennifer Dorian. “As we celebrate the station’s  75th anniversary, we are unwavering in our mission of amplifying Atlanta’s creative talents and championing opportunities to come together as a community.”

“United Way of Greater Atlanta is proud to sponsor the 2023 WABE MixTape Block Party,” says United Way of Greater Atlanta President and CEO Milton J. Little, Jr. “This free event aligns with our vision that Greater Atlanta is a thriving and inclusive community where every person, regardless of race, identity or circumstances, has equitable opportunities.”


WABE, formerly Public Broadcasting Atlanta (PBA), operates public media stations WABE (90.1FM) and WABE TV (Channel 30), Atlanta’s original, independent, non-profit sources for news and local stories and choice for NPR and PBS. Our stations deliver fact-based journalism and inclusive, engaging, cultural content that informs, inspires, reflects, and empowers the millions who call the Greater Atlanta area home. In addition, WABE’s programs, podcasts, and events make Atlanta’s stories and storytellers accessible and relevant across various platforms for our diverse audience of listeners, viewers, visitors, and members. Go to www.wabe.org for additional information.  


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.


The Tiny Desk Contest is NPR Music’s annual search for the next great undiscovered artist to perform behind the iconic Tiny Desk. The winner also headlines the Tiny Desk Contest On The Road tour. Past winners have gone on to headline world tours, win Grammys, write for Broadway, and more. The Tiny Desk Contest and Tiny Desk On the Road tour are presented by Capital One and supported by Guayaki Yerba Mate. For all things related to NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest, follow along with #TinyDeskContest, subscribe to the newsletter, and follow NPR Music’s Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

EVENTBRITE LINK FOR TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wabe-mixtape-block-party-sponsored-by-the-united-way-of-greater-atlanta-tickets-616547689737