Wildflower Fest is here!

What is Wildflower!?

Wildflower! is an award-winning, multi-day eclectic arts and music festival featuring six performance stages, the Wild! Marketplace, the Taste of Texas Food Garden, the family friendly Kidz Korner, and a whole lot more!

 

 

Must-See Activities Rock Richardson’s Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival RICHARDSON, TX–MAY 7, 2015 – It’s all about music, art and food at this year’s City of Richardson’s Wildflower! Arts and Music Festival, North Texas’ largest music festival. The 23rd annual event will host a variety of must-see activities to entertain and inspire all festival-goers. Held May 15-17, 2015 at Richardson’s Galatyn Park, Wildflower! will feature more than 80 musical acts on five stages including numerous award-winning musicians from a wide range of genres, a variety of art and food vendors, festival favorite competitions and more. Must-see activities include: The Johnsonville Big Taste Grill – It’s not your average backyard BBQ! Coming in at 65’ long and 20’ high, this “baby” can cook 2,500 brats an hour. It takes a hydraulic system to lift the 6,000 pound lid – giving access to 440,000 BTUs, which is needed to grill the half-ton of Johnsonville brats held in the onboard fridge. The grill is centrally located across from Performance Row. Denny Dent’s “Two-Fisted Art Attack” – In 1997, world-renowned “rock and roll painter” Denny Dent appeared at Wildflower! and created one of his legendary masterpieces, an ode to John Lennon. Denny tragically passed away in 2004, however, his “passionate dance on canvas” depicting one of rock’s most iconic musicians will be displayed during the weekend in the lobby of the Eisemann Center. Student Art Contest — The theme for this year, “Pooch Portraits,” celebrates the opening of the City of Richardson’s new dog park. Over 1,200 entries in categories kindergarten through sixth grade. Winning artwork is on display on the art walls in The Pan American Life Insurance Kidz Korner. The Battle of the Bands — The annual competition returns, presented by The Door Dallas! On Saturday, May 16 at 4:15 p.m., three North Texas high school bands will compete for a cash prize, band gear and concert tickets. More information can be found here: Battle of the Bands 2015 festival headliners include Pat Benetar & Neil Giraldo, Kansas, Wynonna & The Big Noise, Blue October, 38 Special, Everclear, Fuel, Leon Russell, The Smithereens, Tonic, Minus The Bear, The Joe Ely Band, Gary P. Nunn, Max Stalling, Trout Fishing In America, The Zane Williams Band, Susan Werner, Zepparella – a tribute to Led Zeppelin, and Le Freak. The 2015 festival’s three-day pass is on sale for $30 and can be purchased at any Metroplex Tom Thumb store or online through www.wildflowerfestival.com. The three-day pass will be available for sale until 5:30 p.m., Friday, May 15. Single-day adult tickets will be available at the gate for $20, and are currently available through the festival’s website. Kids age 5-12 will be admitted for $3, and admission for kids 4 and under is free. For complete, up-to-date event information including a festival map, performance schedules, festival dos and don’ts, lodging options, driving directions, parking information and festival hours, visit www.wildflowerfestival.com, call 972-744-4580 or follow Wildflower! on Facebook at facebook.com/wildflowerfestival. Major support for the 2015 festival provided by North Central Ford, Bud Light, Methodist Richardson Medical Center and the City of Richardson. For more information about sponsorship opportunities, contact Robbie Hazelbaker at 972-744-4316 or robbie.hazelbaker@cor.gov.