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The premier guide for new and significant artists in rock, blues, and folk - including NPR-syndicated World Cafe

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24/7 Musical discovery. A unique mix of emerging and heritage blues, rock, world, folk, and alt-country artists.

World Cafe Archives

Join the World Cafe through performances and interviews with celebrated and emerging artists.

Free At Noon

It’s back! It’s the return of live, real-time Free At Noon Performances. But instead of broadcasting from World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, we’re connecting with artists directly from their homes or studios. Each virtual Free At Noon performance will be broadcast live on-air, streaming on the web, and video webcast on via NPR Music Live Sessions.

Coming up:

June 25: Amythyst Kiah

Past Flashbacks

September 4: Nada Surf (3/19/10)
September 11: Joe Jackson (4/4/08)
September 18: Joan Osborne (11/3/06)
September 25: Buddy Guy (9/16/05)
October 2: *Fund Drive* - Best of Free at Noon Performances
October 9: Pixies (5/18/17)
October 16: Rosanne Cash (2/2/06)
October 23: Sheer Mag (6/16/17)
October 30: Ian Hunter (6/22/07)
November 6: Ryan Bingham (4/19/19)
November 13: Courtney Barnett (5/16/18)
November 20: Phoenix (8/4/06)
November 27: Arlo Guthrie (11/10/06)
December 4: Citizen Cope (2/9/10)
December 18: Low Cut Connie (5/12/17)
December 25: Smithereens (12/21/07) / Slowey & The Boats (12/22/17)
January 15: Devon Gilfillian (01/15/21) January 22: Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard
January 29: Bette Smith
Febraury 05: Black Pumas
February 12: Cautious Clay
February 19: Nathaniel Rateliff. (02/14/2020)
February 26: Slaughter Beach, Dog.
March 5: The Hold Steady
March 12: Jon Batiste
March 19: Hiss Golden Messenger
March 26: Derek Trucks Band (08/18/06)(Aaron Lee Tasjan cancelled)
April 2: The Weather Station
April 9: Maddie Medley
April 16: Langhorne Slim
April 23: LP
April 30: Zach Bryan
May 6: Non Comm - Tamar Aphak and Songhoy Blues
May 7: Non Comm - The Lone Bellow and Amythyst Kiah
May 14: Carsie Blanton
May 21: Dylan Cartlidge
May 28: Brett Dennen (cancelled)
June 4: Martin Courtney
June 11: Rodney Crowell
June 18: Sean Danger Smith

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