XPoNential Fest 2017 Day 2: Amos Lee, Spoon, & More Captivate Camden, NJ

Pop Break Live: XPoNential Music Fest Day 2: Amos Lee, Spoon, Chicano Batman, Charles Bradley, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Stand of Oaks, Rhiannon Giddens, Dave Hause and the Mermaids, The Suffers, Foxygen, Xenia Rubinos, The Dove and The Wolf, and Cliff Hillis at the Camden Waterfront and BB&T Pavilion in Camden, NJ.

The absolutely brilliant Philadelphia-based independent and alternative radio station, WXPN, presented its annual XPoNentional Festival at the BB&T Pavilion in Camden, New Jersey.

The event featured an amalgam of big name talent performing on the same bill as burgeoning up-and-comers from the local New Jersey/Philly area as well as internationally.

On Saturday July 29, performances took place on all three stages, as opposed the night before where bands were forced to leave one stage (Wiggins Park) due to weather. So on this day performances happened at Wiggins Park, the Marina Stage, and the BB&T Pavilion

Pop Break’s Staci Altomari documented the second day’s action.

Check out Pop Break photos of Day 1 of the XPoNential Festival featuring Wilco, Conor Oberst, and others.

Cliff Hillis

The Dove and the Wolf

Xenia Rubinos



We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic (with ‘America’ intro)
San Francisco
Follow the Leader
On Lankershim
Upon a Hill
Rise Up

The Suffers

Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Dave Hause and the Mermaids

With You
Autism Vaccine Blues
The Mermaid
C’mon Kid
Divine Lorraine
We Could Be Kings
The Seed (2.0) (The Roots cover)
The Flinch
Bury Me In Philly

Rhiannon Giddens


At the Purchaser’s Option
Following the North Star
The Love We Almost Had
We Could Fly
Water Boy
Creole Tunes
She’s Got You (Patsy Cline cover)
Better Get It Right the First Time
Freedom Highway (The Staple Singers cover)

Strand of Oaks


Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings (Father John Misty cover)
Shut In
Radio Kids
On the Hill
Goshen ’97
Rest of It

Charles Bradley


Tony Danza
Changes For The World
Love Bug
The World (Is Going Up in Flames)
How Long
Nobody but You
You Put the Flame on It
Luv Jones
Where Do We Go From Here
Lovin’ You, Baby
In You
Ain’t It a Sin
Fool For You

Chicano Batman



Do I Have to Talk You Into It
Inside Out
I Turn My Camera On
The Beast and Dragon, Adored
Don’t You Evah
Do You
I Ain’t the One
Anything You Want
Can I Sit Next To You
Hot Thoughts
My Mathematical Mind
Don’t Make Me a Target
The Underdog
Rainy Taxi
Rent I Pay

Amos Lee


Windows Are Rolled Down
Bottom of the Barrel
Keep It Loose, Keep It Tight
Spirit / Down by the Riverside / Faith
Won’t Let Me Go / Sara Smile / Pony (with Mutlu)
Cup of Sorrow (with Preservation Hall Jazz Band)
Mad (Preservation Hall Jazz Band cover with Preservation Hall Jazz Band)
Ooh Poo Pah Doo (Jesse Hill cover with Preservation Hall Jazz Band)
Sweet Pea (with Preservation Hall Jazz Band)

Yes We Can Can (Allen Toussaint cover (with Preservation Hall Jazz Band & Kam Franklin)

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