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WXPN broadcasting Non-Commvention shows with Grace Potter, War On Drugs, Willie Nelson, Rufus Wainwright, Brandi Carlile, Polica, Norah Jones and more


Next Wednesday, May 16th through Saturday, May 17th WXPN’s annual music conference, the Non-Commvention, rolls in to World Cafe Live and WXPN. This is the 12th year for the industry conference started by WXPN’s Dan Reed when he worked at WFPK in Louisville, Kentucky. Hundreds of music industry personnel will be in town from various radio stations across the country alongside industry publicists, labels representatives, digital media folks, managers, and listeners and members of WXPN. The lineup for this year’s Non-Comm includes dozens of bands who will be performing at World Cafe Live Wednesday through Friday night, and a listener appreciation Free At Noon on Saturday at Penn Park. WXPN will be broadcasting and webcasting the following sets live:

Wednesday, May 16
8:00 PM – The Key Studio Sessions Live with Graham Alexander, Find Vienna
10:00 – Grace Potter & the Nocturnals

Thursday, May 17 Free At Noon
Noon – Joseph Arthur
12:30 – Citizen Cope

The NPR Music Stage
8:30-9 – Father John Misty
9:35-10:05 – Beth Orton
10:45-11:25 – The War On Drugs
12:05-12:45 – Polica

Friday, May 18 Free At Noon with Brandi Carlile, Norah Jones, Willie Nelson

The NPR Music Stage
8:30-9 – Diego Garcia
9:35-10 – Nada Surf
10:40-11:10 – Good Old War
11:50-12:30 – J.C. Brooks & the Uptown Sound

Saturday, May 19 – Listener Appreciation Free At Noon from Penn Park:
12-12:20 – Dex Romweber Duo
12:25-1:05 – Rufus Wainwright
1:15-1:45 – Sons of Fathers
1:55-2:25 – Elle King
2:30-3 – Nick Waterhouse

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Citizen Cope playing two nights at World Cafe Live at the Queen in Wilmington in February

Citizen Cope is playing two solo shows at World Cafe Live at the Queen in Wilmington on Friday and Saturday, February 17th and 18th. Doors both nights open at 6:30 p.m. Show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $41-$51 including service fees. For more information and to purchase tickets go here. Below, watch a fan video of Cope and his band playing “Hurricane Waters” from his WXPN Free At Noon performance from February 2010.

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Here’s two reasons why you don’t want to miss Gary Clark Jr. at the XPoNential Music Festival

Every year at the XPoNential Music Festival we introduce you to some new musicians. This year, one of those artists is Gary Clark, Jr. from Austin, Texas. Clark can sing some sweet R&B but mostly he’s a blistering blues and rock artist at heart. Check out the two videos below that from a live performance he did at Bardot in Hollywood, California. Clark recently signed to Warner Brothers records and he peforms on Friday, July 22nd with the North Mississippi Allstars Duo, Joseph Arthur, Citizen Cope, The Smithereens, and locals Nicos Gun, Johnny Miles and The Waywards. Purchase tickets to the festival here.

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Just Announced: Dar Williams, Citizen Cope, Joseph Arthur, and Gary Clark Jr. added to the 2011 XPoNential Music Festival

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Dar Williams, Citizen Cope and Gary Clark Jr. have been added to the lineup for the 2011 XPoNential Music Festival presented by Subaru.

You can get the full details regarding the festival here.

“WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A (Adult Album Alternative) music and a noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, today announced that tickets for the XPoNential Music Festival presented by Subaru are now on sale to the general public. More than 30+ bands will play the weekend festival at Camden County’s Wiggins Park located on the Camden Waterfront, from Friday, July 22nd through Sunday, July 24th.

Early Bird prices for festival tickets will be available from May 16-July 15. Early Bird prices for a daily pass are $15 for WXPN Members and $25 for non-members. Early Bird prices for 3-Day Pass are $35 for WXPN Members and $50 for non-members. Early Bird tickets can be purchased online, by phone (215-222-1400). Starting May 23rd, tickets can also be purchased at select retailers in WXPN’s listening area including the Greater Philadelphia region, Southern N.J. and Central Pa. The full list of retailers can be found online.

Beginning July 15, WXPN Members will pay $20 for a daily pass and $45 for the 3-Day Pass; non-members will pay $30 for a daily pass and $65 for the 3-Day Pass. A children’s ticket (ages 2-12) is available for daily admission for $5. Regular-priced tickets can be purchased online using the print-at-home feature or at the gate.”

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Citizen Cope to perform two solo acoustic shows at the TLA in June


Clarence Greenwood AKA Citizen Cope returns to Philadelphia for two solo acoustic shows on Tuesday, June 21st and Wednesday, June 22nd at the TLA. Tickets are available today at Noon. This past January Cope sold out four solo acoustic shows at the Tin Angel and this time returns for a larger play in Philly. Below, a couple videos of songs he performed at Tin Angel including a cover of Neil Young’s “Out On The Weekend.”