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Jam & Cheer at Wildflower! Tribute Band Sunday, May 22

Cheers for Tears – Tears for Fears Tribute Band to rock at Wildflower! Arts and Music Festival Sunday, May 22, 2016

There’s nothing like seeing your favorite band live, but one act can only be in so many places at once. Enter, tribute bands! All across the world, tribute bands sing our favorites so that more people can celebrate great live music. This year at Wildflower! Music and Arts Festival, we have dedicated an entire day to these passionate and talented musicians. The following tribute bands will take over the Plaza Stage on Sunday, May 22 starting at 1:45 p.m.:

Cheers for Tears
This local band will play your favorite Tears for Fears songs at 1:45 PM at the Plaza Stage! Cheers for Fears takes on the English pop/rock style to cover hits such as “Everybody Wants to Rule the World,” “Head Over Heels,” “Mad World,” “Sowing the Seeds of Love,” “Shout,” and many more! Check them out on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/cheersfortearsband/


Pearl Gem – The Ultimate Pearl Jam
Pearl Jam may be from Seattle, but this tribute band is a local gem straight out of Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas. You won’t want to miss Pearl Gem when they take Plaza Stage at 3:15 p.m. at Wildflower! Arts and Music Festival.

Chances are they’ll perform favorite Pearl Jam hits like “Black,” “Even Flow,” “Yellow Ledbetter,” “Alive,” and “Jeremy.” Learn more about the band on their website at: http://www.pearlgemtribute.com/

Forever Mac
Be ready when Forever Mac takes on the music of one of the best-selling bands of all time at 4:45 PM on the Plaza Stage! Fleetwood Mac gave us the classics “Everywhere,” “Go Your Own Way,” “Rhiannon,” and “Dreams,” and this tribute band is bringing them to Richardson. Catch a glimpse of their work at: https://www.facebook.com/4evermacband/

Swan Song – Led Zepplin Tribute Band
Take a step back in time when Swan Song takes the stage at 6:15 PM. The group is based in Dallas-Fort Worth, but they are the longest running Led Zepplin tribute band in the southern United States! You’ll be treated to hits such as “Good Times Bad Times,” “Immigrant Song,” “Stairway to Love,” “Whole Lotta Love,” and “Ramble On.” For more information on Swan Song, visit: http://www.swansongtexas.com/

Don’t miss out on these great bands and many others, at Wildflower! Arts and Music Festival! Tickets are available online www.wildflowerfestival.com, at metroplex Tom Thumb locations, and single day passes are available for purchase at the gate May 20-22, 2016. Check out the full line-up of bands and performance times here: http://www.wildflowerfestival.com/WildflowerAllStages.pdf and be sure to share your rocking experience using our official hashtag #WAMFest2016 on social channels!
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“Jam & Cheer at Wildflower! Tribute Band Sunday, May 22” written and contributed by guest blogger Maggie Hunter for Wildflower! Arts and Music Festival. #WAMFest2016

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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.

Want the good news? The Methodist Richardson Amphitheatre Stage, Plaza Stage, and Bud Light Stage are ready to rock (after a lot of hard work by the festival folks).

Methodist Richardson Amphitheatre Stage
8:15 p.m. The Guess Who
10:00 p.m. Grand Funk Railroad

The Guess Who

Plaza Stage
8:45 p.m. Judah & The Lion
10:30 p.m. Fitz and the Tantrums

Bud Light Stage
6:45 p.m. Devil’s Sooty Brother
8:15 p.m. Joshua Ray Walker
9:45 p.m. Big City Outlaws

Aeromyth

Hill Hall
9:00 p.m. Aeromyth

UnitedHealthcare Singer Songwriter Stage
6:00 p.m. Jason Castro
7:45 p.m. Darrell Scott
9:15 p.m. Crystal Bowersox

The Plaza Stage viewing grounds consist of solid concrete but you’ll want to bring a lawn chair for the Methodist Richardson Amphitheatre Stage area, or wear comfy boots to navigate the soggy grass. The wet conditions have created high humidity of 94% and cool temperatures in the 60’s.

Due to schedule changes caused by today’s severe weather, all Saturday general admission tickets to the festival will be honored for use, either today or tomorrow. We scan it once and you can decide whether that will be for Saturday or Sunday. Ticket prices for Saturday have been dropped to $30 at the gate. On Sunday, children 12 and under will be allowed free admission.

Street performers scheduled to appear on Performance Row have been cancelled for today. Due to wind damage, the WF! Kids area is closed for the rest of the weekend.

The schedule for all acts is updated and posted on the website. www.wildflowerfestival.com

Wildflower! Arts and Music Festival Announces Revised Saturday Schedule Due To Severe Weather Impacts

All gates to open at 6:30 p.m. with most national acts set to perform

The Wildflower! Arts and Music Festival will open all gates at 6:30 p.m. The Festival has been partially open since 11 a.m. this morning, with indoor music performances taking place as scheduled on Eisemann Center stages.

Weather Impacts On Performances
With the exception of Blue Oyster Cult and Quiet Company, all performances set for this evening on outdoor stages at Wildflower! will perform as scheduled. Blue Oyster Cult had to cancel its appearance at the Festival this weekend due to its flight into DFW International Airport being cancelled because of severe weather. Tonight’s 7:15 p.m. performance by Quiet Company on the Plaza Stage has also been cancelled along with all other acts scheduled to perform on outdoor stages prior to 6:30 p.m.

Weather Impacts From Today’s Storm
At approximately 1 p.m. and again at 3:30 p.m. this afternoon, severe weather passing through North Texas impacted the festival grounds causing limited wind damage. Festival staff are in the process of cleaning the grounds and all six gates at the festival will reopen at 6:30 p.m.

Patrons Asked To Prepare For Wet Conditions
People planning to attend the festival this evening to enjoy the outdoor stages will want to prepare accordingly for wet conditions. Bring water resistant clothing and lawn chairs are recommended.

Saturday Passes To Be Honored Today Or Tomorrow
Due to schedule changes caused by today’s severe weather, all Saturday passes to the Wildflower! Arts and Music Festival will be honored for use either today or tomorrow.

Saturday Pass Dropped To $30 For Saturday Performances / Children Get In Free Sunday
Ticket prices for Saturday have been dropped to $30 at the gate. On Sunday, children 12 and under will be allowed through the gates free of charge.

Other Updates
Street performers scheduled to appear on Performance Row have also been cancelled for today and, due to wind damage, the Children’s Area on the festival grounds is closed for the rest of the weekend. Information on the performance schedule for all acts is available at www.wildflowerfestival.com.

WILDFLOWER! FESTIVAL TO PARTIALLY OPEN DUE TO THREAT OF SEVERE WEATHER

Festival grounds expected to fully open at 5 p.m., or once area storms pass; performances on Eisemann Center stages continue as scheduled

(Richardson, TX) – Richardson’s Wildflower! Arts and Music Festival will partially open at 11 a.m. due to the threat of severe weather in the area. Gate F, located on the north side of the event, is open for patrons to directly enter the Eisemann Center to enjoy performances on the Singer Songwriter and Hill Performance Hall stages. The closest parking area to Gate F is the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas parking garage. View the Festival Map for locations.

All six gates on the festival grounds are expected to reopen at 5 p.m., or once the threat of severe weather has passed. People planning to attend the festival to enjoy the outdoor stages this evening are asked to prepare accordingly for wet conditions. Bring water resistant clothing, umbrellas and lawn chairs. All afternoon performances scheduled to take place on outdoor stages prior to 5 p.m. have been cancelled.

Wildflower! Arts and Music Festival has historically had bouts with rain over the past 27 years of its history in Richardson, but the event has always been held rain or shine. Richardson’s Emergency Management team consistently monitors the weather, and public safety personnel have plans in place to shelter people if necessary.

Tickets available online or at the gate.

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City of Richardson
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