Best Of

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24/7 Musical discovery. A unique mix of emerging and heritage blues, rock, world, folk, and alt-country artists.

World Cafe Archives

Join the World Cafe through performances and interviews with celebrated and emerging artists.


It’s time to decide what the best albums, songs and new music discoveries of 2016 are. WXPN is looking back at the year in music for The Best of 2016. Before years end, WXPN hosts will present the best of the year in music with special hours devoted to their picks, all leading up to the playback of The Top 100 songs of the year as voted on by the XPN community on December 31st.

Vote for your top 5 songs of 2016 to be entered to win 1 pair of general admission tickets to see Sting at the Fillmore Philly on March 11, 2017 AND a Meet & Greet with Sting!

Anyone who votes for the XPN Best Of 2016 or sends in a written entry, is eligible. Sustaining Members will automatically be entered into this contest. NO PLEDGE OR PURCHASE NECESSARY. Voting ends at 11:59 pm December 21, 2016. Complete Contest Rules Here.


Contest winner will be contacted by January 3rd, 2017.
Tune in to the countdown on December 31st, 2016.

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