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Jingle Jams. An eclectic assortment of holiday tunes, from the new and quirky to the classic.

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Vote for your top 5 songs of 2016 to be entered to win 1 pair of general admission tickets to see Sting at the Fillmore Philly on March 11, 2017 AND a Meet & Greet with Sting! Anyone who votes for the XPN Best Of 2016 or sends in a written entry, is eligible. Sustaining Members will automatically be entered into this contest. NO PLEDGE OR PURCHASE NECESSARY. The prize is courtesy of Live Nation & Universal Music
Join us for the Free At Noon at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, as Davy Knowles performs a live midday concert on Friday.


This week's Free At Noon performance is The Secret Sisters. They have a new album coming out with details have yet to be released. They will be performing at the World Cafe in Live in Wilmington on December 8th. Tickets for that show are available here.

Upcoming Release: Three Miles from Avalon
Release Date: April 15, 2014
Release Label: Republic



December 2016 CD of the Month
December’s Artist To Watch is Dawg Yawp
Join us for the Free At Noon at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, as Dawg Yawp perform a live midday concert on Friday.


This week's Free At Noon features Dawg Yawp supporting their newest release Dawg Yawp.

Upcoming/Recent Release: Dawg Yawp
Release Date:October 14, 2016
Release Label: Old Flame Records



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


This week's Free At Noon performance is Davy Knowles. Don't miss this performance as he supports his latest release Three Miles from Avalon. If you can't make this Free At Noon event he'll be back in the area on 1/19/2017 at the Sellersville Theater. Tickets for that show are available here.

Upcoming Release: Three Miles from Avalon
Release Date: October 14, 2016
Release Label: WYAN



Help Robert Drake decorate the air-studio for the holidays for a chance to win prizes! It’s the Robert Drake All-Original Non-Denominational Strictly-Recreational 24 Karat Holiday CardTastrophe contest and you can enter simply by sending Robert Drake a holiday card. No emails. No website entries. Strictly old-school USPS. Cards can be brand new, homemade or even a leftover card from holidays past … or recycle an old card if you want! It doesn’t have to be a Christmas card either; go ahead … recycle that old birthday card you never got to use! Then, beginning Wednesday, November 30 and daily through Friday, December 23 he’ll select one card at random and award that person a prize from the XPN prize closet!
The Free At Noon with The Pretenders at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia is SOLD OUT.

This event is sold out

The Pretenders are BACK!!!! They will be performing XPN's Free at Noon in support of their first album in eight years titled Alone. The Pretenders will be playing the Wells Fargo Center on Sunday November 20th with Stevie Nicks. Tickets are available here

Upcoming/Recent Release: Blood From A Stone
Release Date:July 08, 2016
Release Label: Feel Records



November 2016 CD of the Month
Join us for the Free At Noon at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, as Jagwar Ma performs a live midday concert on Friday.


This week's Free At Noon performance is Jagwar Ma. If can't catch this Free at Noon, you can still see them at Foundry at the Fillmore on 11/11 for an XPN Welcomes event. Tickets for that show are available here.Don't miss Jagwar Ma as they support of their latest release Every Now And Then.

Upcoming Release: Every Now & Then
Release Date: October 14, 2016
Release Label: Mom & Pop Music



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