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The premier guide for new and significant artists in rock, blues, and folk - including NPR-syndicated World Cafe

XPN2 - XPoNential Radio

24/7 Musical discovery. A unique mix of emerging and heritage blues, rock, world, folk, and alt-country artists.

World Cafe Archives

Join the World Cafe through performances and interviews with celebrated and emerging artists.

JUNE 21, 2014: 2nd Annual Make Music Philly
"All day…all over… all free!"
WXPN will again be the lead organizer and media partner for this innovative, city-wide event. On the longest day of the year – June 21, the summer solstice – all of Philadelphia will celebrate music in spontaneous and unexpected yet highly authentic ways, with all kinds of artists performing in all kinds of indoor and outdoor venues.

JUNE 28 & 29: KindieComm (World Cafe Live, Philadelphia)
WXPN's award-winning Kids Corner program is pleased to debut KindieComm, a new annual, national gathering of those involved with or who support the Kindie music community by creating, distributing and promoting independent music for kids.

JULY 25-27: 2014 XPoNential Music Festival presented by Subaru (Wiggins Park & Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ)
The area's premier summer music festival will again features three days of music from outstanding artists and loads of family fun.

WXPN, the nationally recognized leader in Triple A radio and the premier guide for discovering new and significant artists in rock, blues, roots and folk, is the non-commercial, member-supported radio service of the University of Pennsylvania. WXPN produces World Cafe®, public radio’s most popular program of popular music hosted by David Dye and syndicated by NPR, and the Peabody Award winning Kids Corner hosted by Kathy O’Connell. WXPN also produces the XPN2 Singer-Songwriter Radio stream as its secondary radio channel in HD that is also available online. WXPN serves the greater Philadelphia area at 88.5 FM, the Lehigh Valley at 104.9, Worton/Baltimore at 90.5 FM, Lancaster/York at 88.7 FM, Harrisburg at 99.7 FM and the world via online streaming at