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The Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts
April 7, 2011 – May 1, 2011

WXPN Free at Noon Concerts at the Kimmel Center

XPN Free At Noon is on the road in April. Beginning April 8, you can find us on Broad Street at the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA) with performances and live broadcasts in the Commonwealth Plaza at the Kimmel Center. RSVP will be required.

The Kimmel Center will open to the public at 10:00am. XPN Host, Mike Vasilikos, broadcasts live from 10:00am to 2:00pm Friday, so be sure to stop by early to say hi! The concert begins promptly at noon.

  • April  8 XPN Free At Noon Featuring Terry Adams & The New NRBQ
  • April 15 XPN Free At Noon Featuring Eilen Jewell
  • April 22 XPN Free At Noon Featuring The Low Anthem
  • April 29 XPN Free At Noon Featuring Duncan Sheik - RSVP

XPN Free At Noon Made Possible by Support from XPN Members, and Comcast.

WXPN Wednesday Nights at the Kimmel Center

Live music performances all month long, and we wrap up each Wednesday night with an XPN DJ set. Come early and catch Afternoon Host Dan Reed broadcasting live from 4:00pm to 7:00pm.

April 13 Bobby Long
Bobby Long

 5:00pm-7:00pm - Bobby Long (solo) with Fleeting Ends - Hosted by Helen Leicht

10:00pm-12:00am - DJ set with Dave P, Host of Making Time RADio.

April 20 Franz Nicolay and Major General
Franz Nicolay

 5:00pm–7:00pm Franz Nicolay and Major General, Liz Longley - Hosted by XPN's Mike Vasilikos.

10:00pm–12am - DJ set with Keith Brand, Host of Sleepy Hollow.

April 27 John Wesley Harding
John Wesley Harding
w/ Cheers Elephant

 5:00pm–7:00pm - John Wesley Harding (solo), and XPN Local band, Cheers Elephant Hosted by XPN Morning Show's Michaela Majoun.

10:00pm-12:00am - DJ set with Robert Drake, Host of Land of the Lost.

First 20 people who come to our table wearing their XPN gear get a prize!

PIFA Street Fair - Saturday, April 30, 2011

The fun starts at 11:00am and goes through 8:30pm (on Broad Street, from Chestnut to Lombard Street). Join us for a live remote broadcast with XPN Host Dan Gutierrez from 2:00-5:00pm. And, Helen Leicht has booked some great local musicians to perform at the WXPN tent! No RSVP necessary! Featuring...

  • 12:30pm–12:45pm - Dante Bucci
  •  1:30pm- 1:45pm - Deb Callahan w/ Allen James
  •  2:30pm- 2:45pm - Deb Callahan w/ Allen James
  •  3:30pm- 3:45pm - Brad Hinton (Wissahickon Chicken Shack)
  •  4:30pm- 4:45pm - Dave Hause (from The Loved Ones)

More info at PIFA.org/streetfair.