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

WF! Blog


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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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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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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