Camden Jam: 2017 XPoNential Music Festival begins July 28

A night view of the XPoNential Music Festival.
A night view of the XPoNential Music Festival. PHOTOS COURTESY OF XPONENTIAL MUSIC FESTIVAL
Spoon will play the XPoNential Music Festival July 29 at the BB&T Pavilion.
Spoon will play the XPoNential Music Festival July 29 at the BB&T Pavilion.

With more than 30 artists on three stages at two venues, it’s not a bad idea to plan ahead if you’re heading to the XPoNential Music Festival July 28-30.

Where is it?

The Camden, N.J. waterfront. Specifically, Wiggins Park, 2 Riverside Drive, and the adjacent BB&T Pavilion, 1 Harbour Blvd. From 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, there will also be a four-acre Kids Corner Garden in the Camden Children’s Garden, 3 Riverside Drive.

Who’s playing?

If you’ve ever listened to non-commercial Philadelphia radio station WXPN at 88.5 FM and www.xpn.org, you know to expect the unexpected. Get acquainted with the music of the performers with the Spotify playlist posted at http://xpnfest.org/#faq. We’ll repeat the disclaimer that the schedule is subject to change, but here’s what we know:

Friday, July 28

Wiggins Park (gates open at 3:30 p.m.)

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Acme Marina Stage:

4-4:25 Swift Technique

5:15-5:40 Hurry

6:30-7:10 Arkells

8:20-9 Brownout

River Stage:

4:30-5:10 Pinegrove

5:45-6:25 Angel Olsen

7:15-8:15 Offa Rex (The Decemberists with Olivia Chaney)

BB&T Pavilion (doors open at 7 p.m.)

Hop Along

Conor Oberst

Wilco

Saturday, July 29

Wiggins Park (gates open at 11:30 a.m.)

Acme Marina Stage:

Noon-12:30 The Dove & The Wolf

1:05-1:40 Xenia Rubinos

2:30-3:15 The Suffers

4:10-4:50 Dave Hause & The Mermaid

5:45-6:30 Strand Of Oaks

River Stage:

12:30-1 To be announced

1:45-2:25 Foxygen

3:20-4:05 Preservation Hall Jazz Band

4:55-5:40 Rhiannon Giddens

6:35-7:35 Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires

BB&T Pavilion (doors open at 6 p.m.)

The Suffers

Chicano Batman

Spoon

Amos Lee and Friends, featuring Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Sunday, July 30

Wiggins Park (gates open at 11:30 a.m.)

Acme Marina Stage:

12:35-1:05 Hardwork Movement

2-2:35 Adia Victoria

3:30-4:10 Joseph

5:05-5:45 The Dream Syndicate

6:45-7:25 Davy Knowles

River Stage:

Noon-12:30 No Good Sister

1:10-1:55 Sweet Spirit

2:40-3:25 David Bromberg Quintet

4:15-5 Hurray For The Riff Raff

5:50-6:40 The Record Company

7:30-8:40 Drive-By Truckers

Where can I get tickets and how much are they?

The 3-Day Go Everywhere Pass entitles you to general access to Wiggins Park and lawn access to the BB&T Pavilion shows. Upgrades are available to get reserved seating at BB&T Pavilion in the 200 level or 100 level. See www.ticketmaster.com or call (800) 745-3000.

See www.xpnfest.org for single-day BB&T Pavilion-only tickets.

You can also get single-day Wiggins Park passes for $70 ($35 for XPN members), $5 for children. These do not include the BB&T Pavilion concerts.

Single-day Go-Everywhere Passes for July 28 and July 29 include lawn admission to BB&T Pavilion and are $90 ($45 for XPN members) and $5 for children.

Anyone who becomes a new or renewing WXPN member at the $25-per-month level will receive a pair of 3-Day Go Everywhere Passes. Learn more about that at http://xpn.org/support-xpn/discover-xpn-membership.

Will Kathy O’Connell be there in the Kids Corner Garden?

Yes, the “Kids Corner” host will be in attendance, with special guests. There will be interactive games, face painting, instrument-making and more.

All other festival details are at www.xpnfest.org.