Music Festival Season 2017 in the U.S. keeps on keeping on with a ton of offerings for the masses who want to come out and see a bunch of different old and new school performers of all kinds.

One of the upcoming events happening around the end of July in Camden, NJ will be the XPoNential Music Festival (Presented by Subaru) from July 28 - 30, 2017 at Wiggins Park and the BB&T Pavillion on the Camden Waterfront. 

This is the yearly summer concert event held by member-supported, non-commercial Philadelphia radio station WXPN 88.5 FM that puts on a mix of indie and major label artists of various genres throughout the weekend along with children's events, lots of vendors and more.

This year's lineup is currently as follows:


FRIDAY, JULY 28, 2017

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

Acme Marina Stage Powered by High Brew Coffee
4:00-4:25 Swift Technique
5:15-5:40 Hurry
6:30-7:10 Arkells
8:20-9:00 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.)

Main Stage
Hop Along
Conor Oberst
Wilco

SATURDAY, JULY 29, 2017

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

Acme Marina Stage Powered by High Brew Coffee

12:00-12:30 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
12:30-1:00 TBA
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.)

Main Stage
The Suffers
Chicano Batman
Spoon
Amos Lee and Friends featuring Preservation Hall Jazz Band


SUNDAY, JULY 30, 2017

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

Acme Marina Stage Powered by High Brew Coffee
12:35-1:05 Hardwork Movement
2:00-2:35 Adia Victoria
3:30-4:10 Joseph
5:05-5:45 The Dream Syndicate
6:45-7:25 Davy Knowles

River Stage
12:00-12:30 No Good Sister
1:10-1:55 Sweet Spirit
2:40-3:25 David Bromberg Quintet
4:15-5:00 Hurray For The Riff Raff
5:50-6:40 The Record Company

7:30-8:40 Drive-By Truckers

For more deatiled information about the XPoNential Music Festival (how to get single day and weekend tickets, detailed programming descriptions per day, history and more), visit their official website at http://www.XPNFest.org along with check out this year's promo video and a performance from R&B legend Mavis Staples from last year's event below!









On Sunday, June 11, 2017, DJ Fusion of the FuseBox Radio Broadcast went out for a few hours in the blazing summer sun to check out the crowd, get in some cool photography and see some performances (featuring everyone from The Pointer Sisters to Tinashe to various folks from RuPaul's Drag Race & more) at the 42nd Annual Pride Festival in the Nation’s Capital up and down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC.

There was a huge mix of diverse folks in the throes of protest (mostly against the current presidential administration, with some folks talking & getting into talk change needed in long term issues in the LGBTQ community that have happened over multiple presidencies) and party (since folks need to let loose here and there during crazy times) who attended the free event of music, food, vending and then some during D.C. Pride Weekend up and down the streets, though not as active and/or hardcore has what I was told during the Pride Parade the day before. 

For more information on the Capital Pride, visit their official website at http://www.CapitalPride.com!

** All pictures taken by Mary Nichols (DJ Fusion/FuseBox Radio Broadcast) under a "Creative Commons Attribution - No Derivatives" license. Please feel free to use & share them if you wish with attribution/credit to the photographer (besides these pictures, there are plenty more from this event [over 70+] and others over at the official FuseBox Radio Broadcast's Flickr Page and FuseBox Radio Photography Page) ... thank you! **















































Music Festival Season 2017 in the U.S. is currently in full swing with old and new offerings of diverse weekends of entertainment for the concert loving masses.

The latest entry on the summer end of Music Festival Season is the Karoondinha Music & Arts Festival being held on the grounds of Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park in Centre Hall, PA from July 21 - 23, 2017. 

In the mix of all kinds of nature, there will be a HUGE lineup of indie to mainstream music acts that pretty much hit every genre one can remotely care about, including:

Chance The Rapper - John Legend - ODESZA - Paramore - Sturgill Simpson - The Roots - Porter Robinson - Dillon Francis - Young The Giant - Chromeo - Alessia Cara - Leon Bridges - X Ambassadors - The Revivalists - Daya - Maren Morris - Needtobreathe - Misterwives - Jon Bellion - AlunaGeorge - Marian Hill - Broods - DNCE - St. Lucia - Coin - Pvrs - Grace Vanderwaal - Jacob Collier - Us the Duo - Watsky - The Griswolds - Drake White and the Big Fire - Colony House - Mavis Staples - Caveman - Jordan Fisher - Morgan James - Dreamers - Ripe - Lawrence - Busty and the Bass - Wild Child - City of the Sun - Andy Allo - Spencer Ludwig - Shy Girls - Mikaela Davis - Chukwudi Hodge - Syncopated Ladies - Little Hurricane - Tall Heights - Sarah Reich - Devon Gilfillian - Savoir Adore - Mail the Horse - Bad Bad Hats Harts - Welshly Arms - Fasho - Hollis Brown - Alaman - Lemont - Brother Roy - Cecily - Olivia Jones - Pure Cane Sugar - Ted McCloskey & The HiFis - Miss Melanie & The Valley Rats - The Tommy Roberts - Chris Rattie - Erin Condo - Count Bass D - The Unbanned - Grain - Eric Ian Farmer - Hannah Bingman - Riley Roth - DJ Dosk - DJ Alex Nepa - Diggy Lessard - Eleven - Lenna Crowne - Jason O - The Perkolaters - 3lackout and MORE!

On top of the huge act lineup, there will also be surprise pop-up shows, after-hours DJ sets, nature tours, interactive art on display, mediation sessions, dance classes and more amongst a unique environment.

With lots of travel and lodging options (with shuttles from various cities, camping ground & hotel packages and more) along with single and multi-day packages on the general admission to VIP ends, this festival looks like a dope look for folks in the East Coast to check out.

Look out for our podcasts, photography (via this site, our official Flickr page and at FuseBoxRadioPhotography.com), etc. related to the festival in the upcoming weeks!

For more information about Karoodinha Music and Arts Festival (how to get tickets, detailed programming descriptions per day, history and more), visit their official website at http://www.Karoodinha.com


What's up FuseBox Radio & BlackRadioIsBack.com crew!

We just came back from a great weekend in Durham, NC for our second year of covering Moogfest.

For those who are not familiar with this particular music festival, Moogfest is a celebration of the legacy of Bob Moog, the visionary engineer who pioneered the analog synthesizer and other technology tools used by artists like Stevie Wonder, David Bowie & plenty more musicians folks rock with to this day.

The four day event consisted of a lot of musical performances (from a nice mix of indie to mainstream music artists in various genres, including up-and-comers like Sudan Archives from Stones Throw Records, festival favorites like Flying Lotus and long-time vets like DJ Premier, Animal Collective and Talib Kweli - and that's a VERY small sampling of folks who performed), interactive workshops, panels, film screenings, visual & audio interactive art exhibitions and more.

Moogfest is unique in the aspect of being on the East Coast (Durham for us in the D.C. Metro was just about 4 hours away to travel to) and being actually relatively affordable for the average person to roll out too as a semi-niche mid-range festival (general admission gets you into a hell of a lot in four days and VIP is basically you being about that serious music creation & producer life with additional synthesizer building sessions, special parties in between to chill and more). 

The way the music festival scene is going with these events either getting co-opted by huge corporate companies (which has made some lineups feel like cut-and-paste jobs of the same artists in rotation, meaning you're not going to get many chances to discover anyone new & interesting to add onto your personal playlists) or a tad TOO arrogant coasting off of Fumes of Dope Festivals Past while giving at best meh content to consumers (too may heads to name), it's dope to attend a gathering like Moogfest where the passion for music is reflected with everyone who is attending, including the artists.

The chill vibe in Durham is pretty awesome as well, with the city being really accommodating to all of the Moogfest activity going on in it's various downtown venues, a solid food scene (hit up Dames' Chicken and Waffles if you go down there and thank me later) and not (at least yet, fingers and toes crossed) trying to run people's pockets with hotel room prices for folks coming out of town. 

It's a perfect setting for the semi-nerd contingent that would roll down to this event to check out music performances, learn about music creation & business, care about the world beyond a stage, sip on something (insert your drinks of choice here, with or sans booze) and just relax being amongst like minded folks who are WAY more about actual music at a music festival than trying to be hip & more concerned about getting on the 'Gram with fashion and whatnot. If this sounds like your wave, Moogfest is for you!

Check out what went down at this year's Moogfest (and to stay on point with 2018 Moogfest announcements) via their official website at http://www.Moogfest.com.

For more a LOT more photography from this year's Moogfest from DJ Fusion than the prime pictures from this article, check out the official FuseBox Radio Photography page (http://www.FuseBoxRadioPhotography.com) and our official Flickr Page

Enjoy checking everything out and be on the look out for the official Moogfest FuseBox Radio Broadcast special (full of music from the artists who performed during the weekend + an mini-audio review) via your podcasting apps of choice soon!



Pie Face Girls






Mykki Blanco





Omar Suleyman



Hannibal Buress



Talib Kweli




Bearcat




Peanut Butter Wolf




Moogfest Guitar Center Pop Up Shop






Sudan Archives





ZenSoFly



DJ Chela



KING








DJ Premier



Flying Lotus