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Free At Noon

Hear a Free At Noon Concert at 12noon ET from WXPN. Broadcast from the stage of World Cafe Live in Philadelphia

The Free At Noon at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia is SOLD OUT, as Bobby Long performs a live midday concert on Friday.

Singer-songwriter Bobby Long will join us for this week's Free At Noon concert upstairs at World Cafe Live. The UK-based Long first received recognition for his raw folk storytelling after his song "Let Me Sign" was featured in the soundtrack to the hit flick Twilight. Long has continued to build his body of work with three full-length albums, including last year’s Wishbone. He approaches the end of his 2014 tour with an acoustic holiday show at World Cafe Live Upstairs Friday night following his Free At Noon performance. If you can't join us tune in to 88.5 FM or online at WCL

Recent Release: Wishbone
Release Date: February 19, 2013
Label: Ato Records

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Join us for the Free At Noon at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, as Marco Benevento performs a live midday concert on Friday.

Multi-genre artist Marco Benevento will take the stage this week at our Free At Noon. Starting off as a jazz pianist, the New Jersey-born musician has expanded his sound to an eclectic mix of styles including post-rock, experimental and indie rock. Currently on a U.S. tour, Benevento is making the rounds in Philadelphia this weekend, with a show at Johnny Brenda's following his Free At Noon. He will then play another show at the venue the following night before taking off for Brooklyn. His latest album, Swift, released in September, explored Benevento's vocal capabilities mixed with an indie rock sound that garnered him praise for experimenting with new sounds and textures. Join us this Friday for Marco Benevento’s midday concert at World Cafe Live by RSVPing at XPN.ORG, or tune in at or 88.5 FM.

IMPORTANT NOTE: World Cafe Live will NOT be open for lunch tomorrow after the Free At Noon on Friday, December 12

Johnny Brenda's Friday night
Johnny Brenda's Saturday night

Recent Release: Swift
Release Date: September 16, 2014
Label: The Royal Potato Family

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