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BOHEMIAN GYPSY GARDEN – ART GUITAR AUCTION

This Spring local artist Tammy Cunningham decided to participate in the 2017 Wildflower! Art Guitar Program & Auction, sponsored by Ebby Halliday Realtors. The pink guitar Tammy is donating to the auction is titled “Bohemian Gypsy Garden,” and believe it or not she only used markers to create the intricate designs.

A couple of times a week Tammy selected a fine point or ultra-fine point black Sharpie and as she describes, “used the marker to draw freehand what I envision as a peek into a free-spirited gypsy garden.” Look closely and you’ll notice flowers, curled ribbons, and a dragonfly resting in a peaceful place.

The custom guitar will be on display for the public May 19-21, 2017 at the 25th Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival inside the Eisemann Center. Read More

2017 WILDFLOWER! STUDENT ART CONTEST WINNERS!

Congratulations to the selected winners of the 2017 Wildflower! Student Art Contest featuring “POP Art” Portraits! Ribbons have been awarded to 1st, 2nd, 3rd and honorable mention all grade levels listed below. The students and their schools are listed on the Wildflower! website and winning artwork displayed at the Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival being held May 19-21, 2017 in Richardson, TX. The video slideshow features the winning portraits and names are detailed below: Read More

WIN A MEET & GREET WITH X AMBASSADORS, THE B-52’S OR SHOOTER JENNINGS

In celebration of our 25th we’re offering three wild packages for a chance to have a scheduled Meet & Greet with The B-52’s, X Ambassadors, or Shooter Jennings. Enter the contest by clicking on the band you’d like to meet and submit your contact information to be automatically added to the list.

The form requires that you include first name, last name, and email address. Sign-up for all three if you want but the links will close at midnight on May 14th and the winner to be announced on Monday, May 15, 2017. All winners will receive instructions on how to pick-up their packages at Will Call the weekend of the 25th Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival being held May 19-21, 2017 in Richardson, TX. Meet & Greet times are scheduled according to the band, coordinated by the Festival, and an unforgettable picture perfect encounter! #WAMFest2017 Read More

MIKE P. RYAN – EVOCATIVE & SINGING FROM THE HEART

Mike P. Ryan – Top Finalist | 2017 Wildflower! Performing Songwriter Contest

1. Do you have a favorite quote, lyric, or credo that you live by?

My credo is real simple: be kind and be thankful. I do my very best to treat people the way I want to be treated and to show kindness and generosity whenever I can. I suppose the thing I try hardest to do is be thankful for what I have. I’ve seen the worst parts of the world and been to war five times. I know what real suffering looks like and I know how good I have it every day. I try never to forget that.

As a songwriter, I have a simple goal for every song–something I learned when I attended a Songwriting Seminar last summer with the legendary Songwriter Steve Earle. One of the things Steve said was “your goal as a Songwriter should be to make the listener feel the emotion you felt when you wrote the song.” He explained that when a listener shares an emotion with the Songwriter (who is a total stranger) it reminds the listener that they not alone in the world. Making that connection is something I hope to do in every song I write. Read More

FAN VOTE OPEN UNTIL MAY 5TH AT NOON – WILDFLOWER! BATTLE OF THE BANDS RUNNER-UP

Did you know that we’re celebrating our 10th Annual Wildflower! Arts and Music Festival Battle of the Bands Competition on Saturday, May 20, 2017 on the State Farm Plaza Stage? Yes, it’s true! Three talented bands will battle it out for the grand prize and official 2017 winning title!

Two finalist were selected by judges the evening of Saturday April 15th at the qualifier round, held at The Door Dallas. Now fans can vote for their favorite band once a day until Friday, May 5th at Noon! The winner will be announced at 4:00 p.m.

Qualifier Winner: WEATHER KING

Weather King at The Door for the Wildflower! Battle of the Bands Qualifier Round

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CONTEST SEEKS 300 SONGWRITERS TO COMPETE FOR PRIZES

The award-winning Al Johnson Performing Songwriter Contest is accepting 300 entries beginning January 1, 2020. The submissions will be narrowed to 10 Finalists who will then compete for the Grand Prize, Second Place or the Michael Terry People’s Choice Award. The deadline to enter is March 1 and all finalists perform live on stage at the Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival in Richardson that draws a crowd of 65,000 attendees each year.

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