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Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow, Nathaniel Rateliff and more will play Outlaw Music Fest in Camden

Willie Nelson | photo by Joe Del Tufo

After launching last year in Scranton, Willie Nelson‘s Outlaw Music Festival has become a road show for 2017, and the tour includes a stop at the BB&T Pavilion in Camden on Sunday, September 17th.

With Nelson in the headlining slot, the tour is fleshed out by Nashville country rocker Eric Church, alternative-era singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow, Denver rockers Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, as well as Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, and Particle Kid, the project of Willie’s son J. Michael Nelson. Continue reading →

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Listen to Willie Nelson’s live performance from the Non-comm Free At Noon at WXPN


Willie Nelson peformed a Free At Noon last Friday, May 18th. Nelson’s new album Heroes features contributions from Merle Haggard, Kris Kristofferson, Jamey Johnson, Sheryl Crow, Snoop Dogg and Willie’s son Lukas. Of those guests on the album, only Lukas showed up to perform with Willie and his band which included his long time harmonica player Mickey Raphael. You can listen to the full performance of Nelson’s Free At Noon show here. All photos by Joe Del Tufo.

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PRESS PLAY: 7 New Albums out June 14th!

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real | Photo by Joey Martinez

Friday is new release day, and each week we’ll feature a selection of new albums being released and songs we LOVE.  This week, The Boss returns, Lukas Nelson wants you to “Build A Garden”, and Calexico and Iron & Wine team up again,  Hear selections from those new albums, and more! Continue reading →

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Revisit XPNFest 2018 with a 48-song VuHaus video playlist

Blind Boys of Alabama | photo by Ashley Gellman for WXPN | agellmanphotos.com

The annual XPoNential Music Festival is the pinnacle of summer, drawing crowds of passionate music lovers and diehard festival goers. This year’s lineup was impressively diverse, including prominent, well-known artists, from Margo Price, Mondo Cozmo and Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real to newly emerging bands like Harmony Woods, Bermuda Triangle and The National Reserve. Continue reading →

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Behind the Scenes at #XPNFest 2018!

XPNFest 2018 Behind The Scenes | photo by Rachel Del Sordo | racheldelsordophotography.com

The 2018 XPoNential Music Festival is under way, and in addition to great sets from David Byrne, Sylvan Esso, Lukas Nelson, M.A.K.U. Soundsystem, Greg Sover and more, we’ll be bringing you behind the scenes coverage. Keep checking back here for an ongoing photo gallery of the fans at XPoNential and the people who make the festival happen. Continue reading →

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The Week Ahead: Raphael Saadiq, Beach House, The Hold Steady, #XPNFest and more

David Byrne | Photo by Jody Rogac

Well, first and foremost, there’s #XPNFest. I mean, duh. Three days, 32 bands, BB&T Pavilion and Wiggins Park, etc. etc. Highlights including David Byrne and The War on Drugs are shouted out below, full details at XPNFest.org. Know what though? This summer in Philly has been the summer of redonkulous concertgoing options, this week is no different, and we here at The Key would be doing you a disservice if we didn’t let you know everything else that’s going on. Read on for our full roundup of picks: 22 concerts to see in and around Philadelphia for the next seven days. Continue reading →

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XPNFest 2018 brings Josh Ritter, Margo Price, Bermuda Triangle, Phoebe Bridgers and more to Wiggins Park

clockwise from left: Josh Ritter | photo by Liz Waldie for WXPN // Margo Price | photo by Hope Helmuth for WXPN // Phoebe Bridgers | photo by John Vettese for WXPN // Bermuda Triangle | photo by Harvey Hale courtesy of the artist

The Wiggins Park lineup of the 2018 XPoNential Music Festival was rolled out today, and it will bring veteran singer-songwriter Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band to the Camden Waterfront this July, along with country breakout Margo Price, the Nashville trio Bermuda Triangle (featuring Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes, Becca Mancari and Jesse Lafser) and returning festival favorites The Lone Bellow. Continue reading →

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Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Arctic Monkeys, The Killers, SZA, Alt-J and more will play Firefly 2018

Kendrick Lamar | via Billboard.com

The seventh annual Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware will feature acclaimed stars of rap and rock, with Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Arctic Monkeys and The Killers in the headlining slots.

The Detroit rapper, otherwise known as Marshall Mathers, released his ninth studio album Revival in 2017, and is making his Firefly debut. Compton’s Lamar is on his second Firefly slot on the strength of last year’s universally praised DAMN. LP – he first appeared in 2013, following good kid, m.A.A.d city. Arctic Monkeys and Killers are returning on players too, having played in 2014 and 2015, respectively. For the former, it’s their first concert in three years (per Pitchfork) and they have an album on the way in 2018 as well.
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