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Free At Noon

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



This week, WXPN presents a live midday concert featuring Philadelphia pop rock band Cheerleader at World Cafe Live. The five piece's debut LP, The Sunshine of Your Youth, is the perfect soundtrack to any summer. If you didn't get the opportunity to see them at this year's XPN Fest, then this Friday the 24th is the perfect chance to catch them for free. Formed in 2012 by vocalists and guitarists Joe Haller and Chris Duran, the band quickly caught the attention of national outlets with early demos. Their first full-length was release on May 19th, and it's been receiving consistent airplay at WXPN ever since. If you can't catch this Free at Noon, Cheerleader will also be playing at the TLA on September 12th. You can hear the show on the air at 88.5 or you can see it in person by RSVP'ing below.



Recent Release: The Sunshine of Your Youth
Release Date: May 19, 2015
Label: Bright Antenna









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.