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2013 XPONENTIAL MUSIC FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY SUBARU
Three-day festival on Camden, NJ waterfront will feature more than 30 artists
Event marks WXPN’s 20th consecutive year of presenting summer music festivals

PHILADELPHIA- WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A (Adult Album Alternative) music and noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, has added more artists to the lineup of its 2013 XPoNential Music Festival presented by Subaru. The 20th consecutive summer music festival presented by WXPN will take place at Wiggins Park and the Susquehanna Bank Center on the Camden, NJ waterfront from Friday, July 26 through Sunday, July 28.
PHILADELPHIA, PA - WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A music and non-commercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, names Laura Mvula as its May Artist To Watch. WXPN Music Director and Host Dan Reed presented the first of the month's on-air segments today, May 1, in the 4 p.m. hour.
First Ever "Make Music Philly" Event Friday, June 21
Will Celebrate Music All Day, All Over Philadelphia
Philadelphia joins 500 cities worldwide in celebrating music on the longest day of the year
New website connects artists with venues to create a day of free music events

PHILADELPHIA - On Friday, June 21, Philadelphia will join more than 500 other cities worldwide that celebrate music on the first day of summer, the longest day of the year. The inaugural Make Music Philly event will be Philly’s first city-wide, free, “do it yourself” festival, featuring organized concerts and informal performances by professionals and amateurs of all genres and ages.

AmericanaramA Festival of Music Show on July 28 Featuring
Bob Dylan and his band, Wilco, My Morning Jacket
and Ryan Bingham will be part of 2013 XPoNential Music Festival
Tickets go on sale April 27 for their July 28 show at Susquehanna Bank Center

PHILADELPHIA – The 2013 XPoNential Music Festival presented by Subaru is partnering with Live Nation to present the AmericanaramA Festival of Music to present performances by BOB DYLAN AND HIS BAND, WILCO, MY MORNING JACKET and RYAN BINGHAM in concert on Sunday, July 28 at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ. Tickets for this show will go on sale on Saturday, April 27 at 10 a.m.

Tickets go on sale May 1 for three-day festival on the Camden, NJ waterfront

Friday, July 26 through Sunday, July 28

PHILADELPHIA – DR. JOHN, DAWES, JOHN BUTLER TRIO and many more will join previously-announced artists THE LUMINEERS and DR. DOG for the three-day 2013 XPoNential Music Festival presented by Subaru taking place Friday, July 26 through Sunday, July 28 at Camden County, New Jersey’s Wiggins Park and Susquehanna Bank Center. The acclaimed annual music festival is organized and produced by WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A (Adult Album Alternative) music and noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania.

Exclusive content provides in-depth look into today’s vibrant Music City

PHILADELPHIA – There’s much more to the Nashville music scene than just country music, as will be revealed during Sense of Place: Nashville, the sixth edition of WXPN-FM’s quarterly Sense of Place series. Sense of Place: Nashville will examine the legendary music city’s renewed energy in a week-long broadcast series on the station’s flagship World Cafe® program from Monday, April 8 through Friday, April 12 and in a rich, interactive online experience with maps, videos and more, located at xpn.org/place.
PHILADELPHIA, PA - WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A music and non-commercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, names Little Green Cars as its April Artist To Watch. WXPN Music Director and Host Dan Reed presented the first of the month's on-air segments today, April 1, in the 4 p.m. hour.

Dubliners Little Green Cars are a tour de force in alternative rock with powerful country harmonies ranging in sound from fuzzy rock `n roll to Guthrie-influenced electric finger picking. "The John Wayne" is a definitive hit off their debut album, Absolute Zero. Its fuzz and electric harmony is backed by slow, steady drum and bass only made more intense by the emotional lyrics belted out by lead singers Stevie Appleby and Faye O'Rourke.
Tickets go on sale March 25 for Philly’s first festival solely dedicated to films about music.
Events April 11-14 include 17 film screenings, special music performances and more


PHILADELPHIA, PA The schedule for the 2nd Annual XPN Music Film Festival produced by  the Philadelphia Film Society was announced today by WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A music and non-commercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, and the Philadelphia Film Society. Taking place from Thursday, April 11 through Sunday, April 14, the Festival is the first in Philadelphia to be solely dedicated to films about music, featuring rockumentaries, biopics about musicians and movies that are defined by their music soundtracks, spanning a variety of music genres. Tickets will go on sale starting Monday, March 25.
PHILADELPHIA, PA WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A music and non-commercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, names Pickwick as its March Artist To Watch. WXPN and World Cafe host, David Dye, presented the first of the month's on-air segments today, March 1, in the 4 p.m. hour.

Seattle band Pickwick offers a fresh sound while playing back to traditional rock and soul roots - a sound that is quickly turning this six-piece into a rising star in their local music scene with national success soon to follow. The group's debut full-length album, Can't Talk Medicine, comes out this month and is packed with great new tracks, including one featuring XPN favorite Sharon Van Etten.
Acclaimed three-day festival returns to the Camden, NJ waterfront - Friday, July 26 - Sunday, July 28. Reserved tickets go on sale this Friday, February 8 at 10 a.m. for THE LUMINEERS and DR. DOG at Susquehanna Bank Center on Saturday, July 27