Saturday Jul 20

WXPN Welcomes Waterfront Sessions: Beano French with DJ Ricochet

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WEATHER UPDATE [Thursday, July 11, 2019]: Tonight's WXPN Welcomes Waterfront Sessions has been canceled due to forecasted weather. The show has been rescheduled for July 20. See you then!


A fusion of soul, hip hop, r&b and trap, Beano French is bringing his dynamic sound and smooth voice to WXPN Welcomes Waterfront Sessions on July 11. Kick back in a hammock with a cold brew, as this Philly native serenades you with melodic tunes under sparkling lights. Come early and jump-start the evening with mixes by DJ Ricochet starting at 6:30 pm.


Every Thursday this summer, tap your toes and groove to jams by some of Philly’s finest artists. After a long day of work or play,  enjoy a carefully crafted musical experience by singer Beano French with DJ Ricochet, while enjoying a $5 Victory Beer special from our beer garden.



6:30pm - 8:30pm: DJ Set by DJ Ricochet

8:30pm - 9:30pm: Beano French


About Beano French:

Beano French is a Philadelphia native, West Philadelphia to be exact, with an infectious smile and a powerful voice. His soulful sound mixes a bit of vintage R&B with new vibes of hip hop and trap. Beano's tough exterior gives way to a sultry, honest sound birthed partly from the residual energy of the neo-soul sound conceived in Philly. Beano is a dynamic performer with an unforgettable live set, ready to rattle the industry.


From sharing stages with the likes of Ty Dolla $ign to Musiq Soulchild and more, it's time for Beano to stand all on his own.


Barton Joseph French was raised by his mother and father who are both talented musicians in their own right. It was no surprise growing up in such a musical and God-fearing household that Beano decided to join his church choir at Holy Cross Baptist Church. It was there that he blew the congregation away Sunday after Sunday. Gaining a great deal of confidence through performing at the church, Beano started to find himself more and more through music.


Beano quickly began to make a name for himself in the city starting with performing at open mics. Gaining a solid fan base led to bigger performances including opening for The Dream, Musiq Soulchild, Ryan Leslie, Ty Dolla $ign and Mack Wilds at SOBs in NYC for Hot 97 "Who's Next" showcase. In 2015, Beano released his first single “Let it Go,” produced by Dilemma which garnered airplay on Philadelphia's 107.9 & Power 99.


Currently, the Philly native is working on his solo project with talented songwriters and producers from the area. The long awaited project is coming. You can expect powerful vocals, insightful lyrics, and just Beano!


Follow Bean French @beanofrench on Instagram to learn more!


Free and open to the public.

Wheelchair accessible.

Dogs on leashes welcome.

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