Patti Smith, who lived in Deptford and Pitman for 11 many years in her youth and is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, is among the headline performers at the 2022 XPoNential New music Competition, which is generated by Philadelphia radio station WXPN 88.5 FM in partnership with the Camden County Board of Commissioners.
The once-a-year audio fest will acquire put at Wiggins Park on the waterfront in Camden from Sept. 16 to 18.
With promoter Stay Country, the festival, introduced by Subaru, will element The War on Medications with particular visitors Smith (along with her Brooklyn-based band Geese) at the Waterfront Tunes Pavilion on Sept. 16. Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats with distinctive visitors The Revivalists and Snacktime will perform on Sept. 17.
Performing on the two phases at Wiggins Park Sept. 16, 17 and 18 will be Jenny Lewis, Taj Mahal, Kathleen Edwards, Valerie June, Felice Brothers, Houndmouth, The Suffers, Lo Moon, Samantha Fish, Sarah Shook & The Disarmers, The Dip, Bartees Unusual, Buffalo Nichols, Black Opry Revue, Dos Santos, Tamino, Cosmic Guilt, Catbite, The Tisburys, Omar’s Hat, Highnoon and Chestnut Grove.
Smith, 75, was born in Chicago and her relatives moved to Philadelphia’s Germantown section when she was 5 before her mom and dad settled in Deptford’s Woodbury Gardens progress four years afterwards, according to the Asbury Park Press.
Also a member of the New Jersey Hall of Fame, Smith lived in South Jersey from ages 9 to 20 right before leaving the region for New York Metropolis in 1967 to go after her art. In addition to albums, she has additional than a dozen textbooks of poetry. She is also known for her drawings, pictures, as nicely as cameos in films and Tv set exhibits.
The festival, WXPN’s largest occasion of the yr, had historically been held in July but moved to September in new a long time. WXPN is a non-professional, member-supported radio service of the College of Pennsylvania.
For virtually 30 yrs, the household-helpful competition has been drawing audiences to the waterfront in Camden, which provides organic amphitheaters, considerable foods, drink and vendor choices, and pageant seating and riverfront promenades with sights of the Delaware River and Philadelphia skyline.
Festival tickets will be available for the general general public at xpnfest.org, setting up at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 22.
Celeste E. Whittaker is a features reporter for the Courier Put up, Each day Journal and Burlington County Instances. The South Jersey native started at the CP in 1998 and has covered the Philadelphia 76ers, higher education and high university sports and has won a lot of awards for her operate. Reach her at 856.486.2437 or [email protected]. Stick to her on Twitter at @cp_CWhittaker.
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