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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Jazz Funk & Soul at Wiggins Park, Hollenlarm at Kung Fu Necktie

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Tonight, as part of Camden’s Sunset Jazz series, there will be a free show called, “Jazz Funk & Soul” at Wiggins Park.  The show includes Jeff Lorber, Evrette Harp and Chuck Loeb (pictured).  Lorber, a Philly native and an incredibly skilled pianist, has one many awards for his jazz and is considered a founding father of the smooth-jazz genre.  Harp is a Texan saxophonist whose blues-inspired jazz has been well regarded since the beginning of the 90s.  And rounding out the night is Chuck Loeb, a jazz-guitarist with skills few can match.  Together, this is the mecca of smooth jazz in a great venue for free.  Check out some of the artists’ music below and click here for information about the concert.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: The Gallerist at North Star Bar, Bettye Lavette at Wiggins Park

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The Gallerist creates catchy folk music with lush narratives and beautiful song structures; think a Philly version of The Avett Brothers. Although they only have one short album to their name, A Falling Waltz, it’s a shockingly good first release.  The group is playing a number of shows in the Philadelphia region and tonight you can catch them at The North Star Bar.  Click here for ticket information and listen to their tunes below.

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XPoNential Music Festival: Erin McKeown Added, Set Times Announced!

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Singer-songwriter musician Erin McKeown is now set to perform at the XPoNential Music Festival at Wiggins Park. The festival takes place July 26th through the 28th on the Camden waterfront. McKeown released her 7th studio album, MANIFESTRA, in January. The set times for the artists performing at Wiggins Park have been announced, which you can check out below. The gates open at 5pm on Friday, and at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The festival also includes live performances at the Susquehanna Bank Center featuring The Lumineers, Dr. Dog, Polica, and Wake Owl on Saturday, July 27, and the AmericanaramA Music Festival featuring Bob Dylan, Wilco, My Morning Jacket and Ryan Bingham on Sunday, July 28. Announcements will be made soon regarding the schedule of artists who will be performing at Susquehanna Bank Center. You can find tickets and more information here.

FRIDAY, JULY 26th (Gates 5 p.m.)

WIGGINS PARK – RIVER STAGE
ALO BRASIL (6:45 PM-7:20 PM)
MICHAEL KIWANUKA (8 PM-8:55 PM)
EDWARD SHARPE & THE MAGNETIC ZEROS (9:50 PM-11:20 PM)

WIGGINS PARK-MARINA STAGE
AARON & THE SPELL (5:30 PM-6:00 PM)
THE DISTRICTS (6:10 PM-6:40 PM)
KAT EDMONSON (7:25 PM-7:55 PM)
RED BARAAT (9:00 PM-9:45 PM)


SATURDAY, JULY 27th (Gates 11:30 a.m.)

WIGGINS PARK-RIVER STAGE
THE FLEETING ENDS (12:30 PM-1 PM)
ERIN McKEOWN (1:40 PM-2:20 PM)
DR. JOHN (3:10 PM-4:05 PM)
TRAMPLED BY TURTLES (4:55 PM-5:50 PM)
JOHN BUTLER TRIO (6:45 PM-7:50 PM)

WIGGINS PARK-MARINA STAGE
THE STRAY BIRDS (12 PM-12:30 PM)
THE LAST BISON (1:05 PM –1:35 PM)
MATT POND (2:25 PM-3:05 PM)
LORD HURON (4:10 PM-4:50 PM)
BRETT DENNEN (5:55 PM-6:40 PM)

SUNDAY, JULY 28th (Gates 11:30 a.m.)

WIGGINS PARK-RIVER STAGE
DRGN KING (12 PM-12:30 PM)
JOSÉ JAMES (1 PM-1:40 PM)
LIANNE LA HAVAS (2:25-3:15 PM)
DAWES (4 PM-5:20 PM)

WIGGINS PARK-MARINA STAGE
KOPECKY FAMILY BAND (12:30 PM-1 PM)
PHOSPHORESCENT (1:45 PM-2:25 PM)
JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE (3:15 PM-4 PM)

A variety of tickets that are available now for the 2013 XPoNential Music Festival presented by Subaru can be viewed and purchased here. If available, tickets may also be purchased in person on festival dates at the box offices at Wiggins Park and Susquehanna Bank Center. The Kids Corner area in the Children’s Garden at Wiggins Park will be open from 11:30 am to 6pm on Saturday and Sunday.

General festival FAQ’s can be found here.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: DJ Shadow Made in America Afterparty at the TLA, Galactic and Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears at Wiggins Park Labor Day Music Festival, and Black Swans and Meg Bairs at Studio 34

Besides day two of the Made in America Festival, there’s a bunch of shows going on in the Philadelphia area tonight. If you’re hitting up the festival today and looking for something to do afterwards (or just feel like taking in some impressive turntable skills), DJ Shadow will be spinning a late night Made in America afterparty at the TLA. The show starts at 11 p.m. and tickets are available here for $18. Check out a roundup of some of our favorite DJ Shadow moments here.

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If you’re looking for free outdoor music, the Camden County Freeholders are hosting a free Backyard BBQ tonight at Wiggins Waterfront Park. Performances include Galactic featuring Corey Glover, Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears, Royal Southern Brotherhood with Cyril Neville, 61 North, and Mia Boarders. The music starts at 2 p.m. and goes all day. For more information click here. Check out the video for Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears’ song “Mustang Ranch” below.

Finally, if your looking for something folksy, check out the Folkadelphia Presents show at Studio 34 with The Black Swans, Meg Baird, and Glenn Jones tonight. The doors open at 8 p.m. and tickets are on sale here for $10. For more details check out the Facebook event page here. Below, listen to The Black Swans’ song “Nap.”

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