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Tickets for its Philly Fringe Fest performance go on sale this Friday, June 28

PHILADELPHIA WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A music and non-commercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, will present My Mother Has Four Noses, a new musical written and performed by Jonatha Brooke, at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia. Tickets for this event will go on sale on Friday, June 28.

With More Than 150 Free Performances in 50 Venues, From 8am to 8pm

WHAT: Official Make Music Philly launch and press event/photo opp

WHEN: Friday, June 21 at 8 AM ET (approximately 10 minutes in length)

WHERE: The Porch at 30th Street Station (Market St. & 30th St.), University City

PHILADELPHIA, PA - WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A music and non-commercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, names Houndmouth as its June Artist To Watch. WXPN Music Director and Host Dan Reed presented the first of the month's on-air segments today, June 3, in the 4 p.m. hour.
2013 XPONENTIAL MUSIC FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY SUBARU
Three-day festival on Camden, NJ waterfront will feature more than 30 artists
Event marks WXPN’s 20th consecutive year of presenting summer music festivals

PHILADELPHIA- WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A (Adult Album Alternative) music and noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, has added more artists to the lineup of its 2013 XPoNential Music Festival presented by Subaru. The 20th consecutive summer music festival presented by WXPN will take place at Wiggins Park and the Susquehanna Bank Center on the Camden, NJ waterfront from Friday, July 26 through Sunday, July 28.
PHILADELPHIA, PA - WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A music and non-commercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, names Laura Mvula as its May Artist To Watch. WXPN Music Director and Host Dan Reed presented the first of the month's on-air segments today, May 1, in the 4 p.m. hour.
First Ever "Make Music Philly" Event Friday, June 21
Will Celebrate Music All Day, All Over Philadelphia
Philadelphia joins 500 cities worldwide in celebrating music on the longest day of the year
New website connects artists with venues to create a day of free music events

PHILADELPHIA - On Friday, June 21, Philadelphia will join more than 500 other cities worldwide that celebrate music on the first day of summer, the longest day of the year. The inaugural Make Music Philly event will be Philly’s first city-wide, free, “do it yourself” festival, featuring organized concerts and informal performances by professionals and amateurs of all genres and ages.

AmericanaramA Festival of Music Show on July 28 Featuring
Bob Dylan and his band, Wilco, My Morning Jacket
and Ryan Bingham will be part of 2013 XPoNential Music Festival
Tickets go on sale April 27 for their July 28 show at Susquehanna Bank Center

PHILADELPHIA – The 2013 XPoNential Music Festival presented by Subaru is partnering with Live Nation to present the AmericanaramA Festival of Music to present performances by BOB DYLAN AND HIS BAND, WILCO, MY MORNING JACKET and RYAN BINGHAM in concert on Sunday, July 28 at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, NJ. Tickets for this show will go on sale on Saturday, April 27 at 10 a.m.

Tickets go on sale May 1 for three-day festival on the Camden, NJ waterfront

Friday, July 26 through Sunday, July 28

PHILADELPHIA – DR. JOHN, DAWES, JOHN BUTLER TRIO and many more will join previously-announced artists THE LUMINEERS and DR. DOG for the three-day 2013 XPoNential Music Festival presented by Subaru taking place Friday, July 26 through Sunday, July 28 at Camden County, New Jersey’s Wiggins Park and Susquehanna Bank Center. The acclaimed annual music festival is organized and produced by WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A (Adult Album Alternative) music and noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania.

Exclusive content provides in-depth look into today’s vibrant Music City

PHILADELPHIA – There’s much more to the Nashville music scene than just country music, as will be revealed during Sense of Place: Nashville, the sixth edition of WXPN-FM’s quarterly Sense of Place series. Sense of Place: Nashville will examine the legendary music city’s renewed energy in a week-long broadcast series on the station’s flagship World Cafe® program from Monday, April 8 through Friday, April 12 and in a rich, interactive online experience with maps, videos and more, located at xpn.org/place.
PHILADELPHIA, PA - WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A music and non-commercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, names Little Green Cars as its April Artist To Watch. WXPN Music Director and Host Dan Reed presented the first of the month's on-air segments today, April 1, in the 4 p.m. hour.

Dubliners Little Green Cars are a tour de force in alternative rock with powerful country harmonies ranging in sound from fuzzy rock `n roll to Guthrie-influenced electric finger picking. "The John Wayne" is a definitive hit off their debut album, Absolute Zero. Its fuzz and electric harmony is backed by slow, steady drum and bass only made more intense by the emotional lyrics belted out by lead singers Stevie Appleby and Faye O'Rourke.