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TOP 10 SINGER SONGWRITER FINALISTS COMPETE MAY 20TH

On Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 11:30 a.m., 10 gifted performing singer songwriters selected from a national field of 239 submissions will take the stage on the UnitedHealthcare Singer Songwriter Stage as finalists in the Performing Songwriter Contest at the 25th Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival.

They will be judged by a panel of three music industry professionals – a modern day troubadour/singer songwriter with 18 years of national touring experience, a Dallas area music producer/composer studio owner and a nationally renowned live concert and recording studio engineer who has mixed tours and recorded studio tracks for Bonnie Raitt, Willie Nelson, Jackson Browne, Eric Clapton, Erica Badu, Lyle Lovett and The Rolling Stones.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear these talented original artists perform their original music and compete for prizes. The following have been announced as the finalists:

2017 Finalists
Hannah Bethel – Tenessee
Kevin Chambers – Tennessee
Nathan Evans Fox – Texas
Mike Laureanno – Rhode Island
Heather Mae – Washington, D.C.
Tom Meny – Texas
Emmeline Miles – Texas
Emily Scott Robinson – Texas
Marilyn Rucker – Texas
Mike P. Ryan – Virginia

Performing Songwriter Contest submissions are supported by Sonicbids. To view a history of Singer Songwriter Contest winners click here.
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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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