[Inside Scoop] P.M @ Penn Museum Concert Series
Jul24

[Inside Scoop] P.M @ Penn Museum Concert Series

Penn Museum is having their annual summer concert series, P.M @ Penn Museum starting now till September 11th. It takes place outdoors in the museums Stoner Courtyard. The concert series is known for showcasing global music Wednesday evenings from 5-8 p.m. I had the privilege of speaking with Penn Museum’s Assistant Director of Special Events, Tena Thomason who gives us the inside scoop. TSI: What inspired you to create this...

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[INSIDE SCOOP] The Districts Talk XPoNential + Deets on Secret “Pop Up” Show
Jul23

[INSIDE SCOOP] The Districts Talk XPoNential + Deets on Secret “Pop Up” Show

It has been tradition at the past few XPoNential Music Festival’s that Central Pa has been represented and this year is no exception. Two great bands, The Stray Birds and The Districts make their festival debut this weekend at Wiggins Park. I caught up with The Districts’ Rob Grote [guitar/vocals] and Braden Lawrence [drums] to discuss their upcoming performance. “I have attended the festival once and never really...

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[INSIDE SCOOP] Gathering of the Vibes: A Few Quick Hits with Founder Ken Hays
Jul21

[INSIDE SCOOP] Gathering of the Vibes: A Few Quick Hits with Founder Ken Hays

The 18th anniversary of the Gathering Of The Vibes comes to Seaside Park, Bridgeport, CT this weekend.  In anticipation, I was able to catch Ken Hays, festival founder, to get the inside scoop on this years fest. TSI: Start out by telling us a little about the set and setting for The Vibes. KH: “Gathering of the Vibes is a four-day music and camping festival, and we’re now in our 18th year. …This is our ninth year at...

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[INSIDE SCOOP] XPoNential Music Festival 2013 – Bruce Warren Speaks
Jul18

[INSIDE SCOOP] XPoNential Music Festival 2013 – Bruce Warren Speaks

It’s time once again for the great summer event I like to call the WXPN company picnic and since it’s a public radio station, we’re all part of the company! The XPoNential Music Festival returns to the Camden Waterfront on July 26,27,28. This year’s festival promises to exceed expectations and I was happy to get Program Director Bruce Warren to take a few minutes out of his hectic schedule to talk about it....

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Electric Forest 2013 – Allowing Creativity to Flourish
Jul12

Electric Forest 2013 – Allowing Creativity to Flourish

Photos by Steven Philips, Story by Lucy Pepper Unbeknownst to first timers setting up camp at the Double JJ Resort in Rothbury, Michigan, was the magic in the forest that was about to be unveiled. Electric Forest Festival is a four-day event that was born out of Rothbury Festival after a hiatus in 2010. While the renaming comes with a bigger presence of electronic music, there was still a diverse lineup. Since 2011, The String Cheese...

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Hootenanny at the Queen: New Sweden, Sean Hoots, Lawsuits, Kalob Griffin Band
Jul10

Hootenanny at the Queen: New Sweden, Sean Hoots, Lawsuits, Kalob Griffin Band

“Hi, I’m in Delaware.” But I wasn’t on the set of Wayne’s World. The World Cafe Live at the Queen has transformed the  scene of downtown Wilmington into a concentrated hotbed of musical talent. Four acts—New Sweden, Sean Hoots, The Lawsuits, and the Kalob Griffin Band—took turns on the stage at the Queen, bringing their own soul and spirit to the downstairs hall. This is the second World Cafe Live stage...

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