Artist to Watch

WXPN Radio

The premier guide for new and significant artists in rock, blues, and folk - including NPR-syndicated World Cafe ®

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XPN2 - XPoNential Radio

24/7 Musical discovery. A unique mix of emerging and heritage blues, rock, world, folk, and alt-country artists.

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World Cafe Archives

Join David Dye as he navigates the World Cafe through performances and interviews with celebrated and emerging artists.

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Folk Alley

Folk music radio streaming on the web; Americana, Roots Music, recordings, and stories from folk's best.

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Note: *ONLY THE 3-DAY FESTIVAL PASS INCLUDES LAWN ADMISSION TO THE SHOWS AT SUSQUEHANNA BANK CENTER (SBC) ON Saturday, July 21 AND Sunday, July 22. Individual lawn seat tickets for the July 21 show at Susquehanna Bank Center featuring WILCO, The AVETT BROTHERS, DR. DOG are available here.

Gates at Wiggins Park open at 11:30am on Saturday, July 21, 2012!


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Gates at Wiggins Park open at 11:30am on Sunday, July 22, 2012!


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natural lands Trust

Presented by Natural Lands Trust

Natural Lands Trust is the region’s largest land conservation organization and is dedicated to protecting the forests, fields, streams, and wetlands that are essential to the sustainability of life in eastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Natural Lands Trust owns and manages 40 nature preserves totaling more than 21,000 acres, and has saved 100,000 acres of land in its 60-year history. For more information, including upcoming events and preserves to visit, go to:

Ten Thousand Villages

Ten Thousand Villages - A Fair Trade Retailer

Ten Thousand Villages works with artisans around the globe to bring extraordinary gifts, home décor and personal accessories to retail stores in Philadelphia and across the country. Artisans use traditional skills to create products while earning an income that empowers them to improve their lives. And since our products are crafted using sustainable, natural and recycled materials, your purchase at Ten Thousand Villages is both beautiful and ethical. Stop by our booth to learn more and sign up to receive special offers.

Wave Home Solutions

Wave Home Solutions

WAVE of DelVal is proud to offer superior technologies that solve the everyday problems of air and water quality issues. The advanced solutions will transform the indoor environment into a healthy, comfortable and sustainable home. They are environmentally friendly, energy saving, affordable and maintenance free with extended warranties and performance guaranteed. Your family's well being is our mission.

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Sustainable Business Network

The Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia strives to challenge and support the business community to build profitable enterprises that serve community needs, share wealth, and protect the environment. We accomplish this by educating and growing a broad base of local, independent businesses and educating policymakers and the public.



Hipcycle offers attractive, stylish and durable upcycled products for you and your home. Upcycling is the process of taking materials that would otherwise be headed to the landfill and turning them into new, useful, and fantastic items. Learn more and do a little eco-shopping at

Eckenhoff Motorcycles

Eckenhoff Motorcycles of Cherry Hill

The Eckenhoff family is proud to be the area dealer for ZERO Motorcycles. Zero Motorcycles offers several models of electric motorcycles that are absolutely environmentally friendly. ZERO oil, ZERO gas, ZERO emissions. The true plug and play motorcycle is right here today.

Swarthmore Food Co-op

Swarthmore Co-op

Beyond being a grocery store, the Swarthmore Co-op is also a community-minded outreach center. Focusing on local, organic and sustainable foods and lifestyles is its goal. Anyone can shop at the Swarthmore Co-op, Members and Non-members alike. If you’ve never shopped at the Swarthmore Co-op, or haven’t in a while, maybe it’s time to make a fresh discovery

Minneapolis' Polica played SXSW in March. Urgent, original and genre defying, Polica are absolutely essential in 2012. Their debut album, Give You The Ghost was an XPN Featured Album of the Week earlier this year.
Michael Kiwanuka combines roots and soul with such old-school, retro-sounding verve. He's released three EPs in the last year alone, including one that so impressed Adele, she invited Kiwanuka to tour with her!
Stemming from Oklahoma, roots rocker JD McPherson just released his highly anticipated Rounder Records debut album. His true-blue rockabilly combined with the classic rock sound that will satisfy any purist, packs a punch that leaves audiences enchanted.

July, 2012 CD of the Month

There are some artists that just don’t act their age. And in the case of XPN Aritst To Watch Michael Kiwanuka, that's a good thing! The fact that this singer-songwriter is in his early 20’s will be the last thing to come to mind (if at all) when you make your way through his debut album Home Again. Kiwanuka is the latest in a wave of British soul and R&B singers to captivate audiences. And while connections to his peers like Adele exist, he paves his own path to our ears with the songs of Home Again.

Maybe it’s the time of the season. Or maybe it’s the fact that as music lovers we’re overdue for a reggae record that truly strikes a chord. Either way, the new album from reggae icon Jimmy Cliff is one of the season’s brightest and most satisfying albums. The aptly titled Rebirth finds Cliff as spirited as at any point in his career and with a batch of songs that are weaved together with a message of righteousness and hope.
It’s reasonable to ask whether or not Passion Pit was ready for the level of exposure that followed the release of their Chunk of Change EP in 2008, and their subsequent debut Manners. For frontman Michael Angelakos, a musical project that started as a Valentine’s Day gift for his girlfriend evolved rather quickly into a full-time band with significant impact. Passion Pit’s animated brand of electronic, dance-pop thrilled audiences and even found a warm embrace across the media landscape from bloggers and radio to TV and film. So with high expectations and anticipation surrounding their new album, can Passion Pit continue to live up to the hype? Gossamer, their sophomore effort, answers that question with conviction.
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