WXPN ANNOUNCES ARTISTS PERFORMING AT 2016 XPONENTIAL MUSIC FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY SUBARU FRIDAY, JULY 22 THROUGH SUNDAY, JULY 24 IN CAMDEN, NJ
ARTISTS PERFORMING AT BB&T PAVILION:
▪ Ryan Adams, Kurt Vile & The Violators, and Tommy Stinson on Fri., July 22
▪ Alabama Shakes, Gary Clark Jr., and Chicano Batman on Sat., July 23
▪ Brandi Carlile, Old Crow Medicine Show, and artists TBA on Sun., July 24
ARTISTS PERFORMING AT WIGGINS PARK INCLUDE:
Father John Misty (solo), Josh Ritter and The Royal City Band, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, The Felice Brothers, The Districts, Femi Kuti & The Positive Force, David Wax Museum, The Suffers, Darlingside, Chicano Batman, Low Cut Connie, Diane Coffee, The Record Company & more
Tickets for general public go on sale this Friday, Feb. 26 at noon
PHILADELPHIA (February 23, 2016): WXPN, the nationally recognized leader in Triple A (adult album alternative) music and the non-commercial, member-supported radio station of the University of Pennsylvania, announced at 5 pm ET today the initial lineup of artists performing in the 2016 XPoNential Music Festival presented by Subaru. WXPN has again teamed with Live Nation to include performances at BB&T Pavilion in addition to Wiggins Park. The annual three-day, two-venue festival will take place Friday, July 22 through Sunday, July 24.
•BB&T Pavilion: WXPN has partnered with promoter Live Nation to present three concerts at the BB&T Pavilion that festival goers can enjoy with a 3-Day Go Everywhere Pass, in addition to all shows at Wiggins Park. RYAN ADAMS and KURT VILE & THE VIOLATORS with special guest TOMMY STINSON will perform on Friday, July 22; recent multiple-GRAMMYⓇ award-winner ALABAMA SHAKES and GARY CLARK JR. will perform on Saturday, July 23, with special guest CHICANO BATMAN; and the Sunday, July 24 concert will feature BRANDI CARLILE and OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW. NOTE: On Monday morning, Feb. 29, WXPN will announce a very special addition to the Sunday, July 24 show.
•Wiggins Park: The two stages at Wiggins Park, adjacent to the BB&T Pavilion, will be filled with dozens of artists performing throughout the weekend, including a solo performance by Father John Misty, Josh Ritter and The Royal City Band, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, The Felice Brothers, The Districts, Femi Kuti & The Positive Force, David Wax Museum, The Suffers, Darlingside, Chicano Batman, Low Cut Connie, Diane Coffee, The Record Company and more to be announced.
WXPN members can purchase pre-sale, reserved festival tickets and “3-Day Go Everywhere” passes online starting Wednesday, February 24 at noon. Reserved and lawn tickets will go on sale to the general public Friday, February 26 at noon through Ticketmaster.com, the BB&T Pavilion box office, Ticketmaster outlets or by phone at 800-745-3000.
In addition to reserved seat and lawn tickets for each of the three concerts at BB&T Pavilion, weekend passes for Wiggins Park-only concerts will also be offered. The popular 3-Day Go Everywhere Pass that provides general access to Wiggins Park and lawn access to BB&T shows will also be available, for which WXPN members can save 50 percent. New this year is the option to upgrade for a reserved seat each night at BB&T Pavilion, and save more than 10% over the cost of individually-purchased reserved seat tickets. The upgrade options are available for a limited time only:
3-day pass for Wiggins Park with same 100-level seating for all evening concerts at BB&T Pavilion
3-day pass for Wiggins Park with same 200-level seating for all evening concerts at BB&T Pavilion
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 12th year at Wiggins Park and 5th year at the adjacent BB&T Pavilion (formerly Susquehanna Bank Center), 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 and is a preferred summer music event, 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 current information regarding the 2016 XPoNential Music Festival can be located at www.xpnfest.org. Share #xpnfest on Twitter @xpnfest, on Facebook facebook.com/xpnfest, and Instagram @wxpnfm.
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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 Corner hosted by Kathy O’Connell. WXPN also produces XPoNential Radio on XPN2 as its secondary radio channel in HD that is also available online. 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 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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