alabama shakesWXPN, the nationally recognized leader in Triple A (adult album alternative) music and the non-commercial, member-supported radio station of the University of Pennsylvania, announced at 5 pm ET today the initial lineup of artists performing in the 2016 XPoNential Music Festival presented by Subaru. WXPN has again teamed with Live Nation to include performances at BB&T Pavilion in addition to Wiggins Park. The annual three-day, two-venue festival will take place Friday, July 22 through Sunday, July 24.

BB&T Pavilion: WXPN has again teamed with promoter Live Nation to present three concerts at the BB&T Pavilion that festival goers can enjoy with a 3-Day Go Everywhere Pass, in addition to all shows at Wiggins Park. RYAN ADAMS and KURT VILE & THE VIOLATORS will perform on Friday, July 22; recent multiple- GRAMMYⓇ award-winner ALABAMA SHAKES and GARY CLARK JR. will perform on Saturday, July 23; and the Sunday, July 24 concert will feature BRANDI CARLILE and OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW. NOTE: On Monday morning, Feb. 29, WXPN will announce a very special addition to the Sunday, July 24 show.

Wiggins Park: The two stages at Wiggins Park, adjacent to the BB&T Pavilion, will be filled with dozens of artists performing throughout the weekend, including a solo performance by Father John Misty, Josh Ritter and The Royal City Band, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, The Felice Brothers, The Districts, Femi Kuti & The Positive Force, David Wax Museum, The Suffers, Darlingside, Chicano Batman, Low Cut Connie, Diane Coffee, The Record Company and more to be announced.

WXPN members can purchase pre-sale, reserved festival tickets and 3-Day “Go Everywhere” passes online starting this Wednesday, February 24 at noon. Reserved and lawn tickets will go on sale to the general public this Friday, February 26 at noon through Ticketmaster.com, the BB&T Pavilion box office, Ticketmaster outlets or by phone at 800-745-3000.

In addition to reserved seat and lawn tickets for each of the three concerts at BB&T Pavilion, weekend passes for Wiggins Park-only concerts will also be offered. The popular 3-Day Go Everywhere Pass that provides lawn access to both Wiggins Park and BB&T shows will also be available, for which WXPN members can save 50 percent. New this year is the option to upgrade for a reserved seat each night at BB&T Pavilion, and a saving of more than 10% over the cost of individually-purchased reserved seat tickets. The upgrade options are available for a limited time only:
3-day pass for Wiggins Park with same 100-level seating for all evening concerts at BB&T Pavilion
3-day pass for Wiggins Park with same 200-level seating for all evening concerts at BB&T Pavilion

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 12th year at Wiggins Park and 5th year at the adjacent BB&T Pavilion (formerly Susquehanna Bank Center), 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 and is a preferred summer music event, 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 current information regarding the 2016 XPoNential Music Festival can be located at www.xpnfest.org. Share #xpnfest on Twitter @xpnfest, on Facebook facebook.com/xpnfest, and Instagram @wxpnfm.