|RODGRIGO Y GABRIELA||TRIGGER HIPPY (feat. JOAN OSBORNE, JACKIE GREEN and STEVE GORMAN)|
|LAKE STREET DIVE|
|OLD 97’S||THE HOLD STEADY|
|LUCIUS||HURRAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF|
|MAN MAN||C.J. CHENIER & THE RED HOT LOUISIANA BAND|
|NICOLE ATKINS||DIEGO GARCIA|
|J. RODDY WALSTON & THE BUSINESS||DAVE HAUSE|
|CAITLIN ROSE||BEAR’S DEN|
|THE LAWSUITS||MARIAN HILL|
|GINGER COYLE||OUR GRIFFINS|
|VIV AND THE REVIVAL||COMMONWEALTH CHOIR|
PHILADELPHIA (APRIL 7, 2014) - WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A (Adult Album Alternative) music and noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, announced at 5 pm ET today that it has again teamed up with promoter Live Nation to present concerts at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, New Jersey on Saturday, July 26 and Sunday, July 27 as part of the 2014 XPoNential Music Festival Presented by Subaru. RYAN ADAMS, JENNY LEWIS and DAWES will perform on Saturday night, July 26, and BECK, BAND OF HORSES and THE DISTRICTS will perform on Sunday night, July 27.
The three-day XPoNential Music Festival isreturning tothe Camden, NJ waterfront from Friday, July 25th through Sunday, July 27th, featuring outstanding performances taking place at both Wiggins Park and the Susquehanna Bank Center. Reserved tickets for the concerts at the Susquehanna Bank Center on Saturday, July 26 and Sunday, July 27 will go on sale online this Wednesday, April 9 starting at 10am to WXPN members. Reserved tickets for the general public will be available this Friday, April 11 starting at 12pm/noon through Ticketmaster.com, the Live Nation box office, at the Susquehanna Bank Center, and by phone at 1-800-745-3000.
This year’s 3-Day Go-Everywhere Pass to the XPoNential Music Festival will include lawn seat admission to the Susquehanna Bank Center concerts on July 26 and July 27. Tickets for the XPoNential Music Festival will be available starting Thursday, April 17, when the full three-day lineup is announced.
“We’re really pleased to be able to work with our friends at SBC to put together a lineup of core XPN artists that we’ve been playing since their debuts to headline our weekend on the river. I can’t wait,” said WXPN General Manager Roger LaMay.
The XPoNential Music Festival presented by Subaru, now in its 10th year at Wiggins Park and its third year at the adjacent Susquehanna Bank Center, is produced in partnership with the Camden County Board of Freeholders and features a lineup of established and up-and-coming artists heard on the award-winning Philadelphia public radio station, along with a variety of family-friendly activities throughout the festival.
Wiggins Park is located on the Camden Waterfront, between the Adventure Aquarium and the Susquehanna Bank Center, and features a promenade along the Delaware River with spectacular views of the river and Philadelphia skyline, a natural amphitheatre for great sound, easy access to public transportation, lush open green spaces and the nearby Adventure Aquarium.
For more information or to access festival archives, visit http://xpn.org/xponential-music-festival.
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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 radio service of the University of Pennsylvania. WXPN produces World Cafe®public radio’s most popular program of popular music hosted by David Dye and syndicated by NPR, and the Peabody Award-winning Kids Cornerhosted by Kathy O’Connell. WXPN also produces XPoNential Radio on XPN2 stream as its secondary radio channel in HD. WXPN serves the greater Philadelphia area at 88.5 FM, the Lehigh Valley at 104.9, Worton/Baltimore at 90.5 FM, Lancaster/York at 88.7 FM, Harrisburg at 99.7 FM and the world via online streaming at 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/investors.
ABOUT SUSQUEHANNA BANK CENTER
The Susquehanna Bank Center is the premier outdoor venue in the Philadelphia metro area to catch the summer's hottest touring acts. The Susquehanna Bank Center box office is located on the Delaware River waterfront at 1 Harbour Blvd. in Camden, NJ. The Susquehanna Center opened in 1995 and has changed names multiple times, from the Blockbuster-Sony Music Entertainment Centre to the Tweeter Center in 2001 and to the Susquehanna Bank Center in 2008. 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 the fall and winter. Some of the most popular Susquehanna Bank Center tickets have included Radiohead, The Who, Pearl Jam, Jimmy Buffett, Foo Fighters, Jack Johnson, Dave Matthews Band and Phish.
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PHILADELPHIA (MARCH 5, 2014): Philadelphia public radio station WXPN will bring the sounds of the nation’s biggest music gathering to listeners locally and nationwide with expanded presentations of live music broadcasts and special programming during the 2014 South By Southwest (SXSW) Music Conference taking place in Austin, Texas from March 11-16.
From Monday, March 10 through Friday, March 14, WXPN’s syndicated World Cafe music and interview program will present Sense of Place: Austin. The Sense of Place series gives listeners an idea of the past and present of a specific area’s local music scene and offers some pointers for musicians, music-lovers and visitors. Highlights of Sense of Place: Austin will be:
Monday, March 10:
World Cafe Next artist Orthy in a full band session; an interview and live performance from Austin-based musician Alejandro Escovedo, along with his comments about Austin; interview with Jim Eno of the Austin-based band Spoon.
Tuesday, March 11:
Interview and performance by Austin singer-songwriter Shakey Graves; NPR Music’s Bob Boilen’s picks for this year’s SXSW; interview with SXSW Producer/Founder Roland Swenson.
Wednesday, March 12:
Interview and performance by Austin band Wild Child; five new bands to watch as recommended by Austin radio station’s KUTX’s Matt Reilly (with five songs available for download).
Thursday, March 13:
Live performances and interviews with Austin artists Patty Griffin and The Black Angels; interview with KUTX’s Jody Denberg on Austin’s music history; and a Latin Roots special full band session with Austin’s Grupo Fantasma.
Friday, March 14:
Interviews and live performances with four bands recorded live in Austin on the previous day (Thursday, March 13): Kins, Phox, Wye Oak and Bright Light Social Hour.
Additionally, on Thursday, March 13, World Cafe will be part of this year’s KUTX Live at the Four Seasons annual morning radio show artist showcase and broadcast, featuring the four bands that will be heard on Sense of Place: Austin the following day. According to World Cafe host David Dye, "SXSW is ground zero for music discovery and Austin has such a rich history of music that we’re using the week to reflect a portion of it, and to introduce our audiences to some new sounds."
And on Friday, March 14, WXPN will again be one of five public radio stations that are banding together to present the SXSW Radio Day Stage public radio concert broadcast and webcast from the Austin Convention Center starting at 11 AM CT/12 PM ET. The following artists’ performances will be broadcast and streamed on WXPN, KUTX-FM/Austin, KXT-FM/Dallas, WFUV-FM/New York and The Current/Minneapolis. This schedule of artists will be heard on WXPN in Philadelphia at these times:
The Sense of Place series is made possible by the Wyncote Foundation. World Cafe, which airs from 2 pm to 4 pm ET Monday through Friday on its home station, WXPN 88.5 FM Philadelphia, is nationally syndicated to more than 225 radio stations by NPR.
To find a World Cafe affiliate, look here. For more information about World Cafe, visit http://xpn.org/world-cafe. Follow World Cafe on Tumblr at http://worldcafe.tumblr.com and on Twitter and Instagram at @WorldCafe. For information about WXPN, visit http://xpn.org/.# # #
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 radio service of the University of Pennsylvania. WXPN produces World Cafe® public radio’s most popular program of popular music hosted by David Dye and syndicated by NPR, and the Peabody Award-winning Kids Corner hosted by Kathy O’Connell. WXPN also produces the XPN2 Singer-Songwriter Radio stream as its secondary radio channel in HD. WXPN serves the greater Philadelphia area at 88.5 FM, the Lehigh Valley at 104.9, Worton/Baltimore at 90.5 FM, Lancaster/York at 88.7 FM, Harrisburg at 99.7 FM and the world via online streaming at XPN.org.
PHILADELPHIA (FEBRUARY 24, 2014): Early registration is now open for the inaugural KindieComm, to be presented by public radio station WXPN-FM and its award-winning Kids Corner radio program on June 28 and 29 at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.
The focus of KindieComm is on creating, distributing and promoting independent music for kids. “This new annual gathering will inspire and inform musicians and the community of folks who support and maintain the Kindie music genre,” said Kids Corner host Kathy O’Connell.
• The festivities begin for KindieComm 2014 participants on Friday night, June 27 with a casual mingling event.
• A full day of networking opportunities and special-topic sessions, followed by an KindieComm industry showcase, is scheduled for Saturday, June 28.
• On Sunday, June 29, a Kids Corner Music Festival showcase (for which separate tickets will be available) will feature such renowned kindie musicians as Dan Zanes and Lucky Diaz, among others.
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ABOUT KIDS CORNER & KIDS CORNER MUSIC FESTIVAL
Airing weeknights from 7pm to 8pm on WXPN-FM 88.5 FM, Kids Corner is WXPN’s live, interactive radio show for children that has earned more than two dozen broadcasting awards during its 26 years of broadcasting, including the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award, which recognizes outstanding achievement in radio and television broadcasting. The show’s primary mission is to provide a stimulating variety of educational and entertaining topics, guests and music for children ages 6 to 13. The program also serves as a resource for parents, educators and professionals in child-related fields. Since March 2010, the Kids Corner Music Festival series has entertained more than 4,000 persons at events presented in Philadelphia, Central Pennsylvania and Wilmington, Delaware. With a mission to present quality music that the entire family can enjoy, these festivals showcase some of the newest and most popular sounds heard nightly on Kids Corner.
WXPN will present the annual WXPN Musicians On Call Benefit Concert hosted by Helen Leicht on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, featuring Matt Nathanson in a duo performance. Chris Kasper will open the show, with doors opening at 7pm and showtime at 7:30pm. Tickets are available now at http://xpn.org/events/musicians-on-call-benefit.
PHILADELPHIA (DECEMBER 16, 2013): Gennine Uliasz has joined WXPN,
Uliasz is responsible for collaborating with WXPN and World Cafe producers and staff to create engaging, shareable, multi-media content for WXPN’s website, The Key blog, and World Cafe on xpn.org, in addition to editorial projects, special events and social media.
PHILADELPHIA (NOVEMBER 27, 2013): For a special one-day edition of its Sense of Place series, the syndicated World Cafe radio program will explore the music of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, featuring exclusive interviews and music performances that will be broadcast on Wednesday, December 11.
PHILADELPHIA (NOVEMBER 25, 2013): WXPN is participating in Giving Tuesday on Tuesday, December 3 by conducting a one-day, on-air fund drive. Giving Tuesday is an international day of giving that celebrates and encourages charitable activities, and support of nonprofit organizations that give to our communities all year.