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2018 XPoNential Music Festival dates are July 27, 28 & 29

Tickets for this show go on sale this Friday, Dec. 15 at 10 AM

PHILADELPHIA (DECEMBER 13, 2017): WXPN, the non-commercial, member-supported radio station of the University of Pennsylvania, has again teamed up with promoter Live Nation to present performances at BB&T Pavilion on the Camden, New Jersey waterfront as part of WXPN’s annual XPoNential Music Festival presented by Subaru. Performing on Saturday night July 28, 2018 at the BB&T Pavilion will be The War On Drugs, Sturgill Simpson and Preservation Hall Jazz Band.

The War On Drugs
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Sturgill Simpson

This will be the third appearance for the popular band The War On Drugs, who played the festival in 2008 and 2012. 2018 will mark the third consecutive year that Preservation Hall Jazz Band has played the event, and the first appearance by Sturgill Simpson, whose album A Sailor's Guide to Earth won the GRAMMY for Best Country Album earlier this year.

The 2018 XPoNential Music Festival will take place Friday, July 27 through Sunday, July 29 at BB&T Pavilion and the adjacent Wiggins Waterfront Park. Reserved and lawn tickets for the Saturday, July 28 concert will go on sale to the general public this Friday, December 15 at 10 AM through, the BB&T Pavilion box office, Ticketmaster outlets or by phone at 800-745-3000.

The XPoNential Music Festival presented by Subaru is WXPN’s signature annual concert event that draws audiences from throughout the Greater Philadelphia area, Mid-Atlantic region, and Northeastern US. Now in its 14th year at Wiggins Park and 7th year at the adjacent BB&T Pavilion, WXPN produces the XPoNential Music Festival in partnership with the Camden County Board of Freeholders. The festival features the expertly curated mix of established and new artists enjoyed by WXPN members and listeners. The preferred summer music event is known for convenient access via public transportation, natural amphitheaters that produce great sound, plenty of activities for kids, extensive food, drink and vendor selections, and festival seating and riverfront promenades that offer spectacular views of the Delaware River and Philadelphia skyline.

The complete lineup of artists performing at the festival will be announced and more details will follow at a future date.

All current information regarding the annual XPoNential Music Festival is located at Share #xpnfest on Twitter using @xpnfest, on Facebook at, and Instagram at @wxpnfm.

About WXPN
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, public radio service of the University of Pennsylvania. WXPN produces World Cafe, public radio’s most popular program of popular music that is distributed by NPR to more than 200 U.S. radio stations, and the Peabody Award-winning Kids Corner. WXPN serves the greater Philadelphia area at 88.5 FM, the Lehigh Valley at 104.9 FM, Worton/Baltimore at 90.5 FM, Lancaster/York at 88.7 FM, Harrisburg at 99.7 FM, North Jersey/Poconos at 91.9 FM, and the world via online streaming at​ The WXPN app brings all of WXPN to any mobile device. WXPN produces XPoNential Radio on XPN2 as its secondary radio channel in HD, also available online.

About Live Nation Entertainment
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Artist Nation Management and Live Nation Media/Sponsorship. For additional information, visit

About BB&T Pavilion
The BB&T Pavilion (formerly the Susquehanna Bank Center) is the premier outdoor venue in the Philadelphia metro area to catch the summer’s hottest touring acts. The BB&T Pavilion box office is located on the Delaware River waterfront at 1 Harbour Blvd. in Camden, NJ. The BB&T Pavilion opened in 1995 and has changed names several times, from the Blockbuster-Sony Music Entertainment Center to the Tweeter Center in 2001, to the Susquehanna Bank Center in 2008, and to the BB&T Pavilion in 2015. The facility can be used year-round with capabilities of seating 25,000 in the summer and closing off to a 7,000-seat venue in fall and winter. Some of the most popular tickets for the venue have included Radiohead, The Who, Pearl Jam, Jimmy Buffett, Foo Fighters, Dave Matthews Band and Phish.