Wildflower Festival

Wildflower Festival

Month: February 2018

“SOULFUL SUNDAY WITH RUTHIE FOSTER”

Ruthie Foster

Born in Gause, Texas, Foster grew up singing in her hometown choir and surrounded by her parents’ gospel music. Joining the Navy to experience the world led her to sing in their Pride band, which performs across the southeastern US at various recruiting events. After discharging from the Navy, she continued to expand her career in New York City. There she caught the eye of Atlantic records and was offered a pop music record. Foster was more interested in exploring American roots music such as folk and blues and decided against the deal.

Foster returned to Texas when her mother fell ill and began to perform in College Station. Following her mother’s death in 1996, Foster partnered with Blue Corn Music to produce her first of many albums, Full Circle. Foster’s acclaim grew with each album. She went on to win several Blues Music and Living Blues Awards and was nominated for several Grammies. In addition to her albums she has recorded two live shows, which she dubs “hallelujah time.” Read More

JULIE LIVINGSTON – Music Helps Find Faith

Julie Livingston – Top Ten Finalist
2016 Wildflower! Performing Songwriter Contest

Music, for some people, is profoundly more than mere entertainment. It’s therapeutic, healing and helps you find faith when you feel as if there is none left. Julie Livingston found there is more to music than just accompaniment and lyrics. In fact, Julie would rather sit at the piano and play for an hour than get a massage. Music and songwriting is her therapy, and she hopes to help others find their strength with her words and lyrics. Read More

“St Paul” Peterson Playing Bass for Peter Frampton May 21 at Wildflower!

I grew up in the 70s and was surrounded by music. On my walls were posters of Donny Osmond and Peter Frampton. I was thrilled to learn Peter would be at the Wildflower! Festival on May 21, 2016. I was even more thrilled when I found out Paul “St Paul” Peterson would be playing bass for Peter Frampton when Paul posted this on Facebook, “I am honored to announce that I have been asked to go on the road with legendary guitarist Peter Frampton!”

Paul Peterson is of the famous Minnesota Musical family, The Petersons. He was discovered by Prince in the 80s, joined The Time and was in the movie “Purple Rain.” Prince created a band called The Family and Paul was the lead vocalist. A few years ago, this band reunited and are now called fDeluxe, http://www.fdeluxe.comRead More

FINGER ELEVEN – BORN OF A FIERY RAIN & FIVE CROOKED LINES

Started in 1990 when the original members were in high school, and originally named Rainbow Butt Monkeys, Finger Eleven’s music has matured through the release of their 7 albums. After winning a prize from their local radio station in 1995, the founding members of the band, Scott and Sean Anderson, Rob Gommerman, James Black and Rick Jackett used the reward to record Letters from Chutney, the band’s first album.

As their popularity in Canada grew, they developed a heavier, more serious tone to their music. Before they released their second album in 1998, Tip, they changed their name to Finger Eleven to reflect their new style of music. Just after the album dropped, their drummer Gommerman left and was replaced with Rich Beddoe. Read More

WF! Blog

BIG CITY OUTLAWS

Big City Outlaws is a high energy country rock/pop cover band that performed on the Bud Light Stage at Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival in Richardson. They have been entertaining the DFW metroplex since 2012.

This rockin’ group of musicians deliver country classics like Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash to keep the audience on their feet and singing along. Accurate renditions of classic rock includes Lynyrd Skynyrd, Journey, and Poison to current country artists such as Taylor Swift, Big & Rich, Kenny Chesney, and Zac Brown Band.

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CHRIS CHISM RECEIVES MICHAEL TERRY PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD

The Michael Terry’s People Choice Award was given to Chris Chism of Dallas at the conclusion of the Al Johnson Performing Songwriter Contest. 10 finalists were selected from 300 applicants in a blind screening process. The top 10 then traveled to Richardson and performed live on the UnitedHealthcare Singer Songwriter Stage inside the Eisemann Center during the Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival. Along with the honor of the award, Chism also received a $500 cash prize.

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GATES OPEN AT 6:30PM AND WILDFLOWER! STAGES TO ROCK ON SATURDAY

It’s been a wild weekend here at Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival! We are so excited to update that the gates are going to open at 6:30 p.m.. The festival has been partially open since this morning and indoor performances inside the Eisemann Center have continued as scheduled throughout the day.

Unfortunately, Blue Oyster Cult had to cancel its appearance at the Festival due to its flight into DFW International Airport being cancelled because of the severe weather. All acts prior to 6:30 p.m. set to perform on outdoor stages have been removed from the schedule.

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