Non-COMM 2017

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NON-COMMvention 2017: Wednesday Through Friday May 17-19


88-5 WXPN / Philadelphia’s Dan Reed is proud to announce the 17th Annual NON-COMMvention – May 17-19, 2017 in Philadelphia. All of the meetings and live music showcases will be held at World Café Live, adjacent to the XPN studios.


The NON-COMMvention will start with a music showcase Wednesday night, May 17, and run through Friday night May 19. There are no events planned for Saturday.

As with every year, you can expect great music, thought-provoking guest speakers, quality meetings, networking, and fun!

Hotel reservations are being taken at the Sheraton Philadelphia University City.

Please direct any artist booking or sponsorship questions to WXPN’s Dan Reed (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).



2017 Music Schedule: (subject to change).

WEDNESDAY 5/17/19

Showcases: Upstairs
7-7:25 – The National Reserve
8-8:25 – The Districts
9-9:25 – Bash & Pop
10:20-10:50 – Greg Graffin

Showcases: Downstairs
7:30-7:55 – Brent Cobb
8:30-8:55 – Ani Difranco
9:30-10:15 – Blondie
10:55-11:20 – Chicano Batman

THURSDAY 5/18/17

Free At Noon
12-12:20 – Nancy & Beth
12:25-1 – The Pixies

Showcases: Downstairs
7-7:25 – Kyle Craft
8-8:25 – Mondo Cozmo
9-9:30 – The Mavericks
10:05-10:45 – Gov’t Mule

Showcases: Upstairs
7:30-7:55 - Baskery
8:30-8:55 – Laura Marling
9:35-10:00 – Real Estate
10:50-11:15 – Ron Gallo

FRIDAY 5/19/17

Free At Noon
12-12:20 – ALA.NI
12:25-1 – Paul Shaffer & The World’s Most Dangerous Band

The Music Meeting Upstairs
1:30-3 PM - With Sean Coakley of Songlines

Showcases: Downstairs
7-7:25 - Holly Macve
8-8:25 – Lo Moon
9-9:25 – The Dream Syndicate
10:00-10:40 – Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm

Showcases: Upstairs
7:30-7:55 – The Growlers
8:30-8:55 – Benjamin Booker
9:30-9:55 – Hurray For The Riff Raff
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