Wildflower Festival

Wildflower Festival


Professor Rafe & the Fables is an indie-funk band from Austin, Texas. The band has made television appearances on KVUE and was recognized by the Austin Chronicle as one of the Best Under 18 Bands in Austin.  This foursome serves out a vibrant mix of bluesy jams, funky pop tunes and up-tempo Indie Rock covers.  Formed in early 2017, the group consists of siblings Avery Johnson (Guitar/Vocals) and Will Johnson (Vocals/Keys/Guitar), Jimmy Mercado on Drums, and the Professor (Rafe Marie) on Bass.

Last year the band competed in the 36th Annual Austin Music Awards presented by The Austin Chronicle and SXSW and placed as a runner-up in the Under 18 category for Best Performing Bands. https://www.austinchronicle.com/austin-music-awards/year:2017/category:best-performing-bands/

Professor Rafe & The Fables were featured in a live television video clip on KVUE ABC when they performed in an effort to raise money after Hurricane Harvey.

“Austin’s Band Aid School of Music just wrapped up their ‘Rock for Relief‘ concert, featuring students from the school’s Rock Band program. They raised about $530 to help and proceeds are going to help musicians recovering from Hurricane Harvey.” KVUE ABC

Saturday, April 14, 2018 Professor Rafe & The Fables will take the stage at 9:05 p.m. inside The Prophet Bar to compete in the epic Wildflower! Battle of the Bands Qualifier Round.  The winners announced will be invited to compete on the Plaza Stage in the finals held at the Wildflower Arts & Music Festival in Richardson, Texas.

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/professorrafeandthefables/
Bandcamp:  https://professorrafethefables.bandcamp.com
Instagram:  @professorrafeandthefables

2017-18 Shows for Professor Rafe & The Fables:
6/24/17 Private Party @ High Road on Dawson, Austin, TX
7/1/17 Stubbs BBQ, Austin, TX
7/20/17 Austin Bergstrom International Airport Music Lounge, Austin, TX
10/1/17 Band Aid School of Music Hurricane Harvey Benefit, Austin, TX
12/9/17 Austin Beer Garden Brewery, Austin, TX
12/17/17 Austin Buddhist Center, Austin, TX
1/3/18 Carousel Lounge, Austin, TX
1/13/18 Austin Buddhist Center, Austin, TX
2/17/18 Austin Pizza, Austin, TX
3/3/18 Carousel Lounge, Austin, TX
3/31/18 Strange Land Brewery, Austin, TX
4/7/18 Carousel Lounge, Austin, TX
4/14/18 Wildflower! Battle of the Bands @ The Prophet Bar, Dallas, TX
4/21/18 Strange Land Brewery, Austin, TX
4/21/18 Private Party – Hills Cafe
4/26/18 Westlake High School Live Music Lunch
5/3/18 Brian Smith Orthodontics End of School Party

Blog & News


Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival salutes rock with a concert by Back In Black AC/DC Tribute band on May 15. This high-voltage set will be streamed at 7 p.m. from the Hill Hall stage inside the Charles W. Eisemann Center for Performing Arts in Richardson, Texas. The Eisemann Center is one of the leading performing arts facilities in the metroplex and provides two of the six stages fans experience during the annual Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival.

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Wildflower! seeks to collect stone cold art from residents and local artists in a creative project to build a Community Rock Garden at Richardson City Hall. Anyone can join in the fun by painting a favorite flower, wildflower, greenery, or bug on a rock to help make the garden “bloom!” The rocks and stones must be turned in by April 23. All of the painted pieces will be collectively displayed in the Community Rock Garden for the month of May.

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Jack-fm presents Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival Over The Air on Friday, May 15, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. Richardson native and radio personality JT will host the Over The Air mini sets that will include music by the artists that would have rocked at Wildflower! during the three-day weekend May 15-17. The decision to cancel was announced in March and ticket holders received refund notifications.

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