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Philadelphia, Pa. – WXPN (http://www.xpn.org), the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A (Adult Album Alternative) music and a noncommercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, continues to offer the best mix of new and established artists at its 2010 XPoNential Music Festival presented by Subaru. This annual summer festival, now in its 17th year, returns for a sixth year to Wiggins Park on the Camden Waterfront from Friday, July 16 through Sunday, July 18.

The Camden County River and Jersey Arts.com Marina Stages will feature an inviting lineup of heritage artists, new acts and local performers that reflect the diverse blend of music that is uniquely WXPN. Performances kick off on the Camden County River Stage on Friday at 6:50 p.m., Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 p.m. and on the Jersey Arts.com Marina Stage Friday at 5:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday at 12:30 p.m. 

Returning for the third year is the Village Green where festival attendees can learn about sustainable and eco-friendly products and services from companies that are leading the way in environmentalism throughout the Delaware Valley.

For the fourth year, the Crafts Village along the marina will feature handcrafted creations available for sale.

Kathy O’Connell and Kids Corner will take over the four-acre Camden Children’s Garden. The Kids Corner Area will feature special family-friendly music and exhibits, exciting amusement rides and themed garden and nature walks with Jane Kirkland as part of the festival on Saturday and Sunday starting at noon.

The following is the schedule of performers (subject to change):


FRIDAY, JULY 16 (gates open at 5 p.m.)

Camden County River Stage

  • Alejandro Escovedo (6:50 pm)
  • Grace Potter and the Nocturnals (8:00 pm)
  • Big Head Todd and The Monsters  (9:35 pm)

Jersey Arts.com Marina Stage

  • Toy Soldiers (5:30 pm)
  • Dutch (6:10 pm)
  • Ben Arnold (7:40 pm)
  • Free Energy (8:55 pm)

SATURDAY, JULY 17 (gates open at noon)

  Camden County River Stage

  • Harper Blynn (1:00 pm)
  • Nicole Atkins (2:15 pm)
  • The Walkmen (3:45 pm)
  • Yo La Tengo (5:20 pm)
  • Rosanne Cash (6:55 pm)
  • The Felice Brothers (8:50 pm)

Jersey Arts.com Marina Stage

  • Birdie Busch (12:30 pm)
  • Bobby Long (1:35 pm)
  • Joshua James (3:00 pm)
  • Diane Birch (4:35 pm)
  • Robert Francis (6:10 pm)
  • Ben Vaughn (8:00 pm)

Kids Corner Stage

  • Steve Pullara & His Cool Beans Band (1:00 pm)

  • Two of a Kind/Give ‘Em A Hand Band (2:00 pm)
  • Bubboon’s Tunes (3:00 pm)
  • John Hadfield (4:00 pm)
  • Yosi & The Superdads (5:00 pm)

SUNDAY, JULY 18 (gates open at noon)

Camden County River Stage

  • Blood Feathers (1:00 pm)
  • Dawes (2:15 pm)
  • Cowboy Junkies (3:45 pm)
  • Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros (5:20 pm)
  • Dr. Dog (6:55 pm)
  • Robert Randolph & The Family Band (8:45 pm)

Jersey Arts.com Marina Stage

  • The Great Unknown (12:30 pm)
  • Fool’s Gold (1:35 pm)
  • The Holmes Brothers (3:00 pm)
  • These United States (4:35 pm)
  • Amy Correia (6:10 pm)
  • Earl Greyhound (7:55 pm)

Kids Corner Stage

  • Joanie Leeds (1:00 pm)
  • Billy Kelly (2:00 pm)
  • Recess Monkey (3:00 pm)
  • Ham and Burger (4:00 pm)
  • John Flynn (5:00 pm)

This festival has drawn increasingly larger and enthusiastic crowds since it began in 1994, and the station expects over 17,000 attendees during the three-day weekend. The venue was selected by WXPN for its spectacular waterfront views, natural amphitheatre for great sound, easy access to public transportation, lush open green spaces and array of local attractions, such as Adventure Aquarium and the Camden Children's Garden, which serves as the Kids Corner venue.

WXPN will also announce the theme of its annual 885 Countdown at this year’s festival. Attendees will have the opportunity to cast their votes for the countdown. XPN listeners can also submit their selections online at www.xpn.org from July 16 through September 10.

Gates open at 5 p.m. on Friday, July 16; and noon on Saturday and Sunday, July 17 and 18. The Kids Corner Area will be open from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

CAMDEN COUNTY'S WIGGINS PARK is located on the Camden Waterfront, between the Adventure Aquarium and the Susquehanna Bank Center and features a promenade along the Delaware River with breathtaking views of the river and Philadelphia skyline

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 alternative rock service, Y-Rock On XPN (yrockonxpn.org) as its secondary radio channel in HD. 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 XPN.org.