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-30+ artists will perform on 3 stages at 2 adjacent riverfront venues -Fun activities for kids in the 4-acre ‘Kids Corner Garden’

PHILADELPHIA (JULY 12, 2019): The set times for artists who will perform at its 2019 XPoNential Music Festival presented by Subaru, taking place July 26, 27, and 28, were announced today by member-supported, non-commercial Philadelphia radio station WXPN 88.5 FM. The 26th edition of the popular, family-friendly XPoNential Music Festival will take place at Wiggins Park and the adjacent BB&T Pavilion, both located on the Delaware Riverfront in Camden, New Jersey. Tickets are available at



Wiggins Park (gates open at 3:30 PM)

Marina Stage
4:00-4:30 Foxtrot & The Get Down
5:10-5:50 Rayland Baxter
6:50-7:35 Christone “Kingish” Ingram

River Stage
4:35-5:05 Nilüfer Yanya
5:55-6:45 Bettye LaVette
7:40-9:00 Dawes

BB&T Pavilion (doors open at 5:30 PM)

7:30-8:00 Killiam Shakespeare
8:30-9:15 Japanese Breakfast
9:45 Hozier

Wiggins Park (gates open at 11:30 AM)

Marina Stage
12:00-12:25 The Vaughns
12:55-1:35 Y La Bamba
2:15-2:55 Caroline Rose
3:45-4:30 J.S. Ondara
5:30-6:15 The McCrary Sisters

River Stage

12:25-12:55 Ali Awan
1:35-2:15 Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds
2:55-3:40 Low Cut Connie
4:35-5:25 The Wood Brothers
6:20-7:25 St. Paul & The Broken Bones

BB&T Pavilion (doors open at 6 PM)

7:30 Blondie
9:45 Elvis Costello & The Imposters


Wiggins Park (gates open at 11:30 AM)

Marina Stage
12:30-1:00 Zeek Burse
1:50-2:35 The War and Treaty
3:30-4:10 Gregory Alan Isakov
5:15-6;00 Ruston Kelly
7:10-7:55 Sean Ardoin

River Stage
12:00-12:30 RFA
1:05-1:45 Dave Hause & The Mermaid
2:40-3:25 Lucy Dacus
4:15-5:10 Kathleen Edwards
6:05-7:05 Guster
8:00-9:15 Amy Ray Band (Indigo Girls)


As part of the XPoNential Music Festival, kids can join WXPN’s award-winning Kids Corner program host Kathy O’Connell and her special guests inside the Kids Corner Garden for free face painting, glitter tattoos, and more on Saturday, July 27 and Sunday, July 28 from 11:30 AM to 5 PM. The four-acre garden provides horticultural experiences for creative and imaginative play as well as shade trees, benches and a fun water “sprayground.”

• The 3-Day Go Everywhere Pass with access to both Friday and Saturday shows at BB&T Pavilion start at $170 for the general public and $15 for children ages 2-12.
• Single-day passes for Wiggins Park range from $45-60 for the general public and just $5 for children ages 2-12.
• Festival Pass Upgrades are available for Friday and Saturday and turns that night’s BB&T Pavilion ticket into one-day access to both venues for that one day. General public prices start at $55 on Friday and $69 on Saturday.
• WXPN Members save as much as 50% on festival tickets with a special offer code.

WXPN provides a limited amount of festival press passes to journalists on assignment. The application for press credentials is located at (Applications are requested by July 15.) All festival details can be found at Media inquiries may be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

This year’s festival is the 26th consecutive summer music festival produced and presented by WXPN. 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 15th year at Wiggins Park and 8th 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.

All festival information can be found at Join and share #xpnfest on Twitter at @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.