Wildflower Festival

Wildflower Festival


By guest contributor: Cathy Labus

“Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery” is a famous Oscar Wilde quote that undoubtedly applies to Aeromyth. This Aerosmith tribute band is praised as The Ultimate Aerosmith Tribute Experience across the globe since 2007. The representation of the original band that is displayed individually and in its entirety is astonishing. Aeromyth takes you back to the 1970s, and swiftly rock through the 1990s.

Their one goal is, “The suspension of belief while remaining true to the undeniable spirit of America’s greatest rock band.” They have perfected their technique in recreating a true Aerosmith experience down to the finest details. Yes, he looks like Steven Tyler and absolutely walks, talks, and portrays the part like only a rock star could.

Photo courtesy of Aeromyth Facebook page.

Maybe you’ve seen them playing clubs, casinos, festivals, bike rallies, and a side stage at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater to a sold-out crowd at Arrowfest. Since the creation of the group, they also appeared on the Today Show, Tonight Show, Regis & Kelly, Entertainment Tonight, and headlined the New Year’s Eve party on Fremont Street in Las Vegas from 2008-2014. Aeromyth earned Best of Las Vegas 2015 for their contribution to the Legends in Concert show.

This collection of talent is the fruition of Neil Shelton’s (Brad Whitford) design. Once Chris Van Dahl (Steven Tyler) joined forces with Shelton, the core piece of the puzzle that is now Aeromyth was intact. Frankie Wilsey (Joe Perry) manipulates the guitar in an accurate fashion. Tony Cavazo strikes his bass as tight as Tom Hamilton and was recruited to the band in 2013. Joey Grillo completed the arrangement that has developed into the present Aeromyth.

Witness their genius rendition of “Dream On” and other live performances on YouTube. This award-winning ensemble is truly a gift to Aerosmith fans. Aeromyth is performing all weekend at Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival in the Eisemann Center.  Showtimes begin at 8:15 p.m. on Friday, May 17 and continue at 3:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 18; with a final performance at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 19. Each live show is approximately 75 minutes of the greatest hits and classic songs. 

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General admission tickets for Friday and Saturday can be purchased online for $30 or at the gate for $40. Sunday tickets are $15 online or $20 at the gate. The 3-day weekend passes are available online only for $65 and Richardson Residents may purchase discount tickets at specific locations within the City.

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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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