Slather on the sunscreen, pack a picnic and get ready for three days of live music on the Camden waterfront! XPN’s XPoNential Music Festival returns for its 19th year, featuring more than 30 artists on four stages just across the Delaware. –Chelsea Karnash

What: UPenn’s public radio station, WXPN 88.5 FM, is partnering up with Subaru for the annual three-day XPoNential Music Fest. The event is taking place on the Camden Riverfront for the eighth year at two different venues, Wiggins Park and the Susquehanna Bank Arts Center.

When: The gates open at Wiggins Park on Friday, July 20th at 5 p.m., and then at 11:30 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.

Where: The majority of the artists will perform at Wiggins Park, which is located at Mickle Boulevard and the Delaware River. Several performances, however, will happen at the nearby Susquehanna Bank Arts Center at 1 Harbour Boulevard in Camden.

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Line-up By Day:


City Rain
Marina, 5:30-6:05 p.m.

The Lumineers
Marina, 6:10-6:50 p.m.

War on Drugs
River, 6:55-7:40 p.m.

JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound
Marina, 7:45-8:30 p.m.

River, 8:35-9:35 p.m.

Marina, 9:40-10:25 p.m.

The Hold Steady
River, 10:30-11:30 p.m.


Delta Rae
Marina, 1:25-2:05 p.m.

Mike Doughty
River, 2:10-2:55 p.m.

Lower Dens
Marina, 3:00-3:40 p.m.

Patterson Hood & The Downtown Rumblers
River, 3:45-4:40 p.m.

Lee Ranaldo Band
Marina, 4:45-5:30 p.m.

Kathleen Edwards
River, 5:40-6:45 p.m.

The Fleeting Ends
Key Stage, 6:50-7:15 p.m.

Dr. Dog
Susquehanna Bank Arts Center, 7:15-8:00 p.m.

The Bailey Hounds
Key Stage, 8:00-8:20 p.m.

The Avett Brothers
Susquehanna Bank Arts Center, 8:20-9:20 p.m.

Dave Hause
Key Stage, 9:20-9:45 p.m.

Susquehanna Bank Arts Center, 10:00-11:15 p.m.

Matt Santry Band
Marina, 12:00-12:30 a.m.

Good Old War
River, 12:35-1:20 a.m.


JD McPherson
Marina, 1:05-1:40 p.m.

Diego Garcia
River, 1:45-2:20 p.m.

Kaki King
Marina, 2:30-3:15 p.m.

John Wesley Harding’s Cabinet of Wonders
River, 3:20-4:30 p.m.

JD Souther
Marina, 4:35-5:20 p.m.

Rhett Miller and the Serial Lady Killers
River, 5:25-6:15 p.m.

Field Report
Susquehanna Bank Arts Center, 5:30-6:00 p.m.

Kasey Anderson
Key Stage, 6:00-6:30 p.m.

Delta Spirit
Susquehanna Bank Arts Center, 6:30-7:20 p.m.

We Are Augustines
Key Stage, 7:20-8:00 p.m.

Counting Crows
Susquehanna Bank Arts Center, 8:15-9:45 p.m.

Dana Alexandra
Marina, 12:00-12:30 a.m.

Work Drugs
River, 12:30-1:00 a.m.

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Tickets: Three-day Festival Passes will get you in to all three days of live music, plus a lawn ticket to the Wilco, Avett Brothers and Dr. Dog concert on 7/21 & The Counting Crows on 7/22 at The Susquehanna Bank Center. For non-members, a 3-day pass will set you back $110, while members pay just $55. Children’s admission (ages 2-12) is just $5 if they enter with an adult 3-day pass holder.

Single day tickets are also available for $50 ($36 for members) on Friday and Saturday, and $60 ($46 for members) on Sunday.

To buy tickets, click here.

Transportation: If you’re coming from Philly, public transportation is probably your best bet. The RiverLink Ferry goes from Philly’s Penn’s Landing directly to Wiggins Park and is only $7 roundtrip. The PATCO High Speedline goes to nearby Aquarium Station.

For complete directions by car, bus, train, ferry and more, click here.

For the Kids:
Keep the little ones entertained at the Kids Corner Garden, which will be up and running on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. inside the Camden Children’s Garden. Family-friendly activities, exhibits, amusement rides, gardens and nature walks are all on the sched. The XPN Village Green will also offer food and drink vendors, festival merchandise and craft stands.

For more info on the 2012 XPoNential Music Festival, visit the website.

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