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WXPN AND LIVE NATION ANNOUNCE AMOS LEE & FRIENDS FEATURING PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND, SPOON WITH SPECIAL GUESTS THE SUFFERS AND CHICANO BATMAN

SATURDAY, JULY 29 | BB&T PAVILION, CAMDEN, NJ AS PART OF THE XPONENTIAL MUSIC FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY SUBARU

2017 XPoNential Music Festival is July 28, 29 & 30 Tickets for Saturday night concert go on sale this Friday, March 10 at 10 a.m.

PHILADELPHIA (MARCH 8, 2017): WXPN, the non-commercial, member-supported radio station of the University of Pennsylvania, has again teamed with promoter Live Nation to present performances at BB&T Pavilion on the Camden, New Jersey waterfront as part of WXPN’s annual XPoNential Music Festival presented by Subaru. Performing on Saturday night July 29, 2017 at the BB&T Pavilion will be Amos Lee & Friends featuring Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and Spoon. The Suffers and Chicano Batman are special guests.

All join previously-announced Wilco, Conor Oberst and Hop Along, who will play BB&T Pavilion during the first night of the Festival, on Friday, July 28. Philadelphia native and Festival favorite Amos Lee previously played the 2004, 2006 and 2008 XPoNential Music Festivals. Preservation Hall Jazz Band, The Suffers and Chicano Batman performed memorable sets at last year's Festival. It will be the first time playing it for Austin, Texas-based indie rock band Spoon.

The 2017 XPoNential Music Festival takes place Friday, July 28 through Sunday, July 30 at BB&T Pavilion and the adjacent Wiggins Waterfront Park. Reserved and lawn tickets for the Saturday, July 29 concert will go on sale to the general public this Friday, March 10 at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster.com, the BB&T Pavilion box office, Ticketmaster outlets or by phone at 800-745-3000. The complete lineup of artists performing at the Festival will be announced when 3-Day Go Everywhere Passes go on sale. More festival details are at xpnfest.org.

The XPoNential Music Festival presented by Subaru is WXPN’s signature annual concert event that draws audiences from throughout the Greater Philadelphia area, Mid-Atlantic region, and Northeastern US. Now in its 13th year at Wiggins Park and 6th year at the adjacent BB&T Pavilion, WXPN produces the XPoNential Music Festival in partnership with the Camden County Board of Freeholders. The festival features the expertly curated mix of established and new artists enjoyed by WXPN members and listeners. The preferred summer music event is known for convenient access via public transportation, natural amphitheaters that produce great sound, plenty of activities for kids, extensive food, drink and vendor selections, and festival seating and riverfront promenades that offer spectacular views of the Delaware River and Philadelphia skyline.

All 2017 XPoNential Music Festival information is at www.xpnfest.org. Share #xpnfest on Twitter using @xpnfest, on Facebook at facebook.com/xpnfest, and Instagram at @wxpnfm.

About WXPN WXPN, the nationally recognized leader in Triple A radio and the premier guide for discovering new and significant artists in rock, blues, roots and folk, is the non-commercial, member-supported, public radio service of the University of Pennsylvania. WXPN produces World Cafe, public radio’s most popular program of popular music that is distributed by NPR to more than 200 U.S. radio stations, and the Peabody Award-winning Kids Corner. WXPN serves the greater Philadelphia area at 88.5 FM, the Lehigh Valley at 104.9 FM, Worton/Baltimore at 90.5 FM, Lancaster/York at 88.7 FM, Harrisburg at 99.7 FM, Northeastern PA and Northwestern NJ at 91.9 FM, and the world via online streaming at www.XPN.org.​ The WXPN app brings all of WXPN to any mobile device. WXPN produces XPoNential Radio on XPN2 as its secondary radio channel in HD, also available online. www.xpn.org.

About Live Nation Entertainment Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Artist Nation Management and Live Nation Media/Sponsorship. For additional information, visit www.livenation.com.

About BB&T Pavilion The BB&T Pavilion (formerly the Susquehanna Bank Center) is the premier outdoor venue in the Philadelphia metro area to catch the summer’s hottest touring acts. The BB&T Pavilion box office is located on the Delaware River waterfront at 1 Harbour Blvd. in Camden, NJ. The BB&T Pavilion opened in 1995 and has changed names several times, from the Blockbuster-Sony Music Entertainment Center to the Tweeter Center in 2001, to the Susquehanna Bank Center in 2008, and to the BB&T Pavilion in 2015. The facility can be used year-round with capabilities of seating 25,000 in the summer and closing off to a 7,000-seat venue in fall and winter. Some of the most popular tickets for the venue have included Radiohead, The Who, Pearl Jam, Jimmy Buffett, Foo Fighters, Dave Matthews Band and Phish.

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