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

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



This week's Free At Noon is Bahamas. He's in town in support of his new album Earthtones, and will performing a sold out show in the evening of May 4th at the World Cafe Live after this Free At Noon Concert.


Recent Release: Earthtones
Release Date: January 19, 2018
Release Label: Brushfire Records

When you make a donation to WXPN or fill out the online contest form, your name will be entered into a drawing to win a trip for four people to the Firefly Music Festival, June 14-17 in Dover, Delaware. The prize includes 2 pairs (4 tickets) of VIP Firefly Music Festival Passes and camping for three nights to accommodate 4 guests.

Sustaining members are automatically entered in the drawing. Each valid entry will be eligible for a random drawing to win the prize.

Our first time ever Free at Midnight with Dr Dog at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia on Friday evening is SOLD OUT.



Every Friday since 2005, WXPN and World Cafe Live in Philadelphia have played host to free at noon and quite frankly, we decided after 13 years that it was time to shake things up! This week in lieu of Free at Noon, XPN presents for the first time ever, a FREE AT MIDNIGHT featuring a live performance with Dr. Dog! Doors open at 10pm on Friday 4/27, featuring Guest DJ’s leading up to the show! You must be 18 years old or older to attend this show.

Dr. Dog has a brand new album called Critical Equation and plays Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing on June 23rd. You can visit XPN's Concert Calendar for all the details. Can’t make it? Listen on your radio, the XPN app, or watch the live Vuhaus video webcast at xpn.org.

OH! And Free at Midnight isn’t the only “freaky” thing happening that day – listen Friday starting at 6am!

Sorry our first Free at Midnight is SOLD OUT! You can still watch the live Vuhaus video webcast at xpn.org.


Recent Release: Critical Equation
Release Date: April 27, 2018
Release Label: We Buy Gold Records

When you make a donation to WXPN or fill out the online contest form, your name will be entered into a drawing to win Industry Passes (valid for two) to the 18th Annual NON-COMMvention at World Cafe Live, Philadelphia, May 15-18, 2018, AND a three night stay at the Marriott Philadelphia Downtown on May 15-18, 2018.

The annual NON-COMMvention brings together public (non-commercial) music radio programmers, music industry representatives, and music media from across the US. Attend music industry sessions during the day and music showcases from 20+ of today’s leading artists and bands at night.

Sustaining members are automatically entered in the drawing. Each valid entry will be eligible for a random drawing to win the prize.

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



This week's Free At Noon is The Aces. They will be supporting their latest release When My Heart Felt Volcanic. If you can't make the Free At Noon The Aces will be performing at the Firefly Music Festival.

Recent Release: When My Heart Felt Volcanic
Release Date: April 6, 2018
Release Label: Red Bull Records

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



This week's Free At Noon is The Shacks. They will be supporting their latest release Haze out now. No concert dates have been announced. However you can visit XPN's Concert Calendar for concert information in the Philadelphia area.


Recent Release: Haze
Release Date: March 30, 2018
Release Label: Big Crown Records

April’s Artist To Watch is Americana singer-songwriter Courtney Marie Andrews.
April 2018 CD of the Month


The Nation’s premier 4-day gathering of public music radio programmers, music industry and music talent


The annual NON-COMMvention brings together public (non-commercial) music radio programmers, music industry representatives, and music media from across the US. Evening music showcases feature 20+ of today’s leading artists and bands, who come from around the world to perform for NON-COMM attendees.

WXPN Member Passes Available

To purchase your NonComm pass, click the link here: Buy NON-COMM Passes. Your pass allows access to evening performances on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings as well as guaranteed entrance to the Free at Noons on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday plus a Music Meeting on Friday. All performances are at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.



Join us for a Free At Noon Doubleheader at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, as Caroline Rose and Hop Along perform a live midday concert on Friday



This week's Free At Noon is a doubleheader with Caroline Rose and Hop Along. Caroline Rose will be supporting her new album Loner. If you can't make the Free At Noon Caroline Rose will be performing at Johnny Brenda's on April 5th. Visit XPN's Concert Calendar for all the details.


Recent Release: Loner
Release Date: February 23, 2018
Release Label: New West Records

This week's Free At Noon is a doubleheader with Caroline Rose and Hop Along. Hop Along will be supporting their new album Bark Your Head Off, Dog. If you can't make the Free At Noon Hop Along will be performing at Union Transfer on May 15th. Visit XPN's Concert Calendar for all the details.


Recent Release: Bark Your Head Off, Dog
Release Date: April 6, 2018
Release Label: Saddle Creek Records

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