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24/7 Musical discovery. A unique mix of emerging and heritage blues, rock, world, folk, and alt-country artists. Jingle Jams. An eclectic assortment of holiday tunes, from the new and quirky to the classic.

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World Cafe Archives

Join Talia Schlanger as she navigates the World Cafe through performances and interviews with celebrated and emerging artists.

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The Waterboys

The Waterboys Photo Credit: Dara Munnis

ATTENTION The Waterboys Free At Noon Concert has been CANCELED due to illness.


This week’s Free at Noon features the eclectic collection of individuals that is The Waterboys. The band formed in 1983 and their sound has been dubbed "The Big Music”; their hit "Pagan Place" captured the essence of what they're about.

Led by founder and occasional solo performer Mike Scott based in Scotland, with members hailing from Ireland, and England, the band has released eleven albums over three decades; their most recent album, Modern Blues, was released on January 19th of this year. The alternative rock group is rich in history and influential to bands such as U2 and Simple Minds, and headlines the Keswick Theatre on Thursday April 23rd; don't miss them this Friday at World Cafe Live. Join us by RSVP-ing for the performance below or tune into the broadcast at 88.5 FM or XPN.org.



Recent Release: Modern Blues
Release Date: April 7, 2015
Label: Kobalt

By attending this event you acknowledge that the event may be broadcast or otherwise publicized, and hereby grant WXPN permission to utilize your image or likeness in connection with any live or recorded transmission or reproduction of such event and promotion of future events. The use of professional, replacement lens cameras, video or audio recording equipment is prohibited at this event.

Important Parking Notice for Free At Noon performances at World Cafe Live Philadelphia.
Parking in the University City area is extremely limited due to the construction at University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University. We highly recommend public transportation. . WXPN and World Café Live do NOT offer parking for this event. Do *not* park in the lot behind World Cafe Live or your vehicle may be towed. Visit World Café Live’s website for information about convenient local parking.

Made possible by support from XPN Members, Comcast, and Rafferty Subaru.



Made possible by support from XPN Members, Comcast, and Septa.

Free At Noon Support provided by Comcast