Wildflower Festival

Wildflower Festival

Wildflower Festival

Wildflower Festival 2017

Information

Festival Info

2018 Dates & Hours
Friday, May 18 6:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Saturday, May 19 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Sunday, May 20 12:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Festival Map
Stay in the know and click here to view the Wildflower! Festival Map.

Contact Wildflower! Arts and Music Festival
Wildflower!
Arts and Music Festival
2100 E. Campbell Road, Suite 100
Richardson, Texas 75081
972-744-4580
wildflower@cor.gov

ADA Accommodations
The City of Richardson strives to make sure Wildflower! is an accessible event. Accommodation requests for persons with disabilities should be made at least 14 days in advance of the Festival by contacting the ADA Coordinator, via phone at 972-744-4208, via email at ADACoordinator@cor.gov, or by appointment at 411 W. Arapaho Road, Richardson, TX 75080. Individuals needing to schedule assistance with DART Paratransit please contact DART directly at 214-515-7272. Handicap Parking is located on the east side of the Festival site in the Bank of America parking lot (off of Glenville Drive, adjacent to the Gateway) and is designated on the Festival map.

Exit & Re-entry
Ticket holders are allowed to exit and re-enter the Festival each day by obtaining a hand stamp at the Gateway. Re-entry is only valid for day of ticket purchase and designated hand stamp is required. Ticket holders and belongings will be searched upon entry and re-entry into the Festival.

Allowed Items

  • Small purse or backpack (subject to search upon entrance into Festival)
  • 1 factory sealed water bottle (1 per person)
  • Portable/collapsible chair or blanket/sheet/towel (individual chairs only)
  • Strollers
  • Baby food or food for attendees with special dietary needs
  • Service animals
  • Wheelchairs and/or medical scooters
  • Binoculars

Prohibited Items

  • Audio or video recording devices
  • Coolers or picnic baskets
  • Outside food, drink and alcohol (not permitted to leave or enter Festival grounds)
  • Pets (except service animals)
  • Unlicensed Firearms
  • Contraband, explosives or other hazardous items
  • Skateboards, skates, roller blades, scooters, hoverboards, segways or any personal motorized vehicle
  • Bicycles
  • Laser pens, pointers or similar product
  • Frisbees
  • Smoking: Except in designated areas
  • Professional, still or video cameras, including cameras with detachable lenses (authorization required)
  • Unauthorized vendors including unauthorized solicitors and materials including handbills, stickers, beach balls, give-aways, samples, etc.

Medical Services
Emergency Personnel is provided by the City of Richardson Fire Department and is on site to assist as needed. You can find the First Aide tent on the Festival Map. In the case of an emergency, please notify a police officer, security or staff member right away.

Pets and Service Animals
No pets are allowed. Only animals that assist people with disabilities will be permitted. The tasks performed by the service animal must be directly related to the person’s disability. All service animals must remain on a leash or harness and may not be left unattended. Please make sure service animals are wearing all appropriate identifications and tags.

Safety & Security
Your safety as a Festival attendee is our top priority. The City of Richardson Police Department and a private security company provide on-site security and monitor the Festival grounds throughout the weekend.

WF! Kids Safety
Wildflower! is a family friendly environment and invites guests of all ages. The WF! Kids area offers a variety of activities for kids to enjoy. New to Wildflower! this year is the WF! Kids Safety Tag Program. Available at the main Gateways, WF! Kids Safety Tag Program allows parents to write down their name and phone number on a provided wristband, allowing staff and security personnel to reunite a child separated from his/her parents in a fast and reliable way. We also strongly recommend that you take a photo of your child on the day of the festival to ensure that you can provide accurate description in the event that you get separated from them.

The fine print…(Legalease)
All performances and events at the Wildflower! Arts and Music Festival (“Festival”) are rain or shine and are subject to change or cancellation by the City of Richardson without notice. No refunds or exchanges except for cancellation of the Festival. The City of Richardson is not responsible for the condition of any privately owned buildings, facilities, or grounds within or adjacent to the Festival site. The user of this ticket assumes all risks and danger associated with the Festival, whether occurring prior to, during or after the Festival, including, without limitation, personal injury (including death) and property damage caused by the acts or omissions of others (including Festival invitees, public attendees, performers and participants), and agrees to hold the City of Richardson, its officers, employees, agents, sponsors harmless from any such injuries or damages. The City of Richardson reserves the right to remove anyone from the Festival who violates any law, or Festival rule or regulation. Use of this Festival site for any promotional or commercial purposes without the prior written consent of the City of Richardson is strictly prohibited. The user grants the City of Richardson the right to use his or her name and likeness obtained in connection with the use of this ticket for any publicity or advertising purposes. Tickets obtained from sources other than the City of Richardson and its authorized agents shall not be honored. Lost, stolen or damaged tickets shall not be replaced. The resale of this ticket is strictly prohibited. In the event the Festival is cancelled you may return this Ticket to the place of purchase within 30 days from the date of the Festival for a refund of ticket price. Use of this ticket shall constitute agreement with the terms and conditions stated. In the interest of public safety, please help us by not bringing: coolers, containers, food, drinks, pets, contraband, weapons, skateboards, roller blades, scooters, bikes, laser pointers, frisbees, or professional camera equipment (any camera with a detachable lens). No smoking per City ordinance No. 3710. Snacks and drinks for toddlers are allowed. Each patron can bring in one factory sealed water bottle up to 1 liter. Video recorders are allowed within the Festival; however, our entertainment contracts prohibit the use of audio or video recording equipment within the designated concert zones. Thank you for your cooperation. Persons entering the site may be subject to search for any prohibited items.

Lost & Found

During the Festival Lost & Found items can be located at the Wildflower! Information tent, in the center of the Festival (Festival map). After the Festival, contact the City of Richardson Community Events at 972-744-4580. Lost items are held for 30 days and then donated to a local charity. Wildflower! is not responsible for any lost items.

Directions, Parking, UBER & DART

Wildflower! is located at:

Galatyn Park
2351 Performance Drive.
Richardson, TX 75082

From Dallas: Take US 75 North (Central Expressway) and exit Galatyn Parkway/Renner Road in Richardson. The Festival site is located just east of US 75 between Galatyn Parkway and Lookout Drive. Exit Galatyn Parkway and take a right. Follow the parking signs to either park onsite under covered parking or in the surrounding surface lots.

From Plano/Oklahoma: Take US 75 South into Richardson, exit Galatyn Parkway/Campbell Road in Richardson. The Festival site is located just east of US 75 between Galatyn Parkway and Lookout Drive. Exit Galatyn Parkway and take a left. Follow the parking signs to either park on-site under covered parking or in the surrounding surface lots.

Parking: Parking is FREE. Over 8,000 spaces are available within the immediate area surrounding Galatyn Park. Follow the directional signs to the nearest parking lot. Motorcycle parking is available in the Bank of America parking lot near the entrance to Gateway D (Festival map). Any vehicle not parked in a designated parking spot, is subject to tow. No overnight parking is allowed, including recreational vehicles. Local campgrounds are available at the following locations:

  • Lakeside Fishing and Camping, Rowlett, TX , 972-412-1455
  • Alvin Lafons RV Park, Princeton, TX, 972-736-2635

DART: Beat the traffic and ride the DART Red Line Light Rail system straight to Wildflower! The Galatyn Park Station is located adjacent to the West side of the Festival grounds. Click here to review the Red Line schedule. 

Type of Tickets Available

Beat the crowd and purchase your tickets online before you arrive! 

  • Single Day Ticket  – General Admission      $30
    • Choose your day, Friday, Saturday or Sunday (valid for one day ONLY).
    • Only available online. BUY NOW!
    • Price will increase to $40 for any tickets purchased day of Festival at any of our gateways.
  • 3-Day Pass –  General Admission     $65
    • Best option to enjoy all 3 days of the Festival.
    • Available online. BUY NOW!
    • Available at DFW Tom Thumb store locations.
  • Kids Single Day Ticket –  General Admission    $5logo image for Amegy Bank
    • Valid for kids 5-12 years (4 and under are FREE)
    • Good any day of the Festival.
    • Available online or onsite at the Festival. BUY NOW!
    • Kids FREE on Sunday, May 21 (up to 12 years old), sponsored by Amegy Bank.

Decide to attend last minute? Tickets are available for sale onsite at our Gateway entrances.

  • Day of Festival – General Admission Ticket     $40
    • Single Day Ticket purchased at any Festival gateways, or BUY NOW  and purchase online in advance for $30.

Richardson Residential Discount Ticket     $12
Residents must present their current City of Richardson water bill, utility bill, phone bill or a valid driver’s license with a Richardson address at the following locations during business hours to purchase discounted tickets. Residents can purchase up to (6) 1-Day General Admission tickets per household. Resident discount tickets are not available after Friday, May 18.

  • Customer Service Department at City Hall – 411 W. Arapaho, Suite 101, ( Mon – Fri 8am – 5pm)
  • Gymnastics Center – 300 E. Arapaho Rd., (Mon – Thur 9am – 8pm, Fri 9am – 7pm, Sun Closed)
  • Huffhines Recreation Center – 200 N. Plano Rd. ( Mon – Fri 6am – 10pm, Sat 8am – 5pm, Sun 1pm – 6pm)
  • Heights Recreation Center – 711 W. Arapaho Rd. ( Mon – Fri 6am – 10pm, Sat 8am – 5pm, Sun 1pm – 6pm)
  • Senior Center – 820 W Arapaho Rd # 100. (Mon, Tue, Thur 8am – 9pm, Wed & Fri 8am – 5pm, Sat 1pm – 5pm, Sun Closed)

Friends of the Festival - VIP Package

Back by popular demand, the Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival’s Friends of the Festival program allows individuals and small business owners the opportunity to experience the Festival in rock star style. Each VIP package includes:

  • (2) 3-day VIP passes/wristbands with access to all areas available to General Admission ticket holders
  • Access to preferred VIP seating at State Farm Plaza Stage and Methodist Richardson Amphitheater Stage
  • Complimentary food and beverages (including beer and wine)
  • Shade and relaxed seating in the Dallas Fort Worth Acura Dealers VIP Hospitality Lounge
  • VIP Parking Pass (1 pass per package)
  • Official Wildflower! Souvenir Poster
  • Recognition at Wildflower!  Festival

VIP Hospitality is sponsored by DFW Acura Group. Logo for David McDavid Acura

Hotels

Stay the night and rock out the entire weekend at Wildflower!

Stay a while and enjoy the entire Wildflower! experience! CLICK HERE to check out one of the many hotel packages offered, allowing  you to purchase your ticket and book your hotel room at the same time.

Media & Press Releases

Our goal is to make covering Wildflower! as easy as possible for our media outlets. In order to do so, please review the following media credential requirements:

  • Maximum of 2 credentials and 1 parking pass per day, per media outlet.
  • Requesting media personnel must be On Assignment by a legitimate media outlet to cover the Festival. Credentials will be issued to only pre-approved media. Family members or guests will not be considered for credentials.
  • Only internet sites that are affiliated with a major network or major publication will be considered.
  • Credentials are not approved for on-air radio or television personalities who are not on assignment at Wildflower!
  • All members of the media must wear Wildflower! issued credentials while onsite. and must provide copy of editorial upon request.

Requests must be submitted via email to greg.sowell@cor.gov by May 11, 2018. All information must be submitted on company letterhead and include initial request from your editor or director, noting your assigned duties, the dates you will be covering, your position and title, and the name and title of the person making the request (i.e. your editor or director). Credentials will not be granted without name, contact information and job title. Credentials will not be issued weekend of Festival.

Photography
All media outlets must sign the City of Richardson’s standard photo release form and follow the photography instructions. The Wildflower! photography policy is the first three songs from the photo pit unless otherwise authorized. This policy is subject to change and advance approval is required by each individual performer. Our press team will notify photographers at the festival of any further restrictions or modifications. On occasion additional photography release forms are required to be signed by photographers before extended access is granted. Photographers who are granted a media credential must agree to abide by all Festival policies.

Artist Interviews
Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival does not assist in arranging interviews with performers. Reporters bear the sole responsibility of arranging interviews through artists publicists. As a convenience, Wildflower! will provide, upon request, a list of artists’ publicists to qualified media outlets. If permission is granted, the reporter must confirm all arrangements with the publicist including notification of approval to the artist’s tour or road manager who will provide the reporter access to the interview at the Festival.

Wildflower! Press Releases
September 2017 – Wildflower! Awarded International Festival & Events Association Pinnacle Awards

Become a Vendor, Sponsor or Exhibitor

Interested in being a 2018 WF! MarketPlace vendor?
2018 WF! Marketplace application coming soon!

Interested in being a 2018 WF! Eats vendor?
Click here to view the 2018 WF! Eats Vendor requirements.

Interested in contributing to the Wildflower! experience?
Become a Wildflower! Sponsor or Exhibitor

Perform at Wildflower!

Are you a local or regional band?
Wildflower! accepts unsolicited entries from local and regional bands interested in performing at the festival. This is limited to non-touring acts and  does not apply to the Singer Songwriter Contest. To submit an entry for consideration, please note the following:

  • All submissions must contain an Electronic Press Kit (EPK) and include artist bio, photo, recent performance dates and MP3 files.
  • All acts are selected by a programming committee and are chosen based on programming needs, appropriateness to event, talent level, event budget, and meeting of criteria eligibility.
  • To submit your EPK, email wildflowerbands@gmail.com.
  • Deadline to submit EPK is December 15, 2017.

Due to the high volume of entries, Wildflower! cannot guarantee someone will respond personally to your submission, however, the Festival does review all materials received. All entertainers selected to perform will be contacted by January 15, 2018.

Are you a strolling entertainer, specialty act or children’s entertainer?
Submit your Electronic Press Kit (EPK) to suzanne.etman@cor.gov.

Are you a Singer/Songwriter?
There are two ways to be considered for performance on the Singer Songwriter and Courtyard Stages:

  • Enter the Wildflower! Singer/Songwriter Contest and be selected as one of the 10 finalists in the Contest. The 10 finalists will compete on the Singer Songwriter Stage for four $500 prizes and the opportunity to perform on the Wildflower! CityLine Stage. View additional details here.
  • Attend the Southwest Regional Folk Alliance Conference in Austin, Texas in the fall and perform on official and unofficial showcases. Many of the attendees to the conference book Singer/Songwriters for their listening venues. Wildflower! receives nominations from these venues on artists to book for the next Festival. Several of our up and coming performers are booked each year through this process.

For additional Singer/Songwriter information contact wildflower@cor.gov.

Stay Connected

Contact the festival

Wildflower! Arts and Music Festival
2100 E. Campbell Road, Suite 100
Richardson, Texas 75081
972-744-4580
wildflower@cor.gov

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Volunteer

Wildflower! would not be possible without the help of more than 1,500 community-minded volunteers. In short, they ARE Wildflower! Our Volunteer Program is a nationally recognized, award-winning effort that’s been modeled by other events and offers individuals and organizations an opportunity to give back to the community.

So, who can volunteer?
Anyone or any organization is eligible, from individuals who just love music and the camaraderie, to civic,social organizations, church, professional and corporate groups. All Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.

Rock Star Treatment
In exchange for their services our volunteers receive a “Volunteer T-shirt”, and two Single Day General Admission Tickets. For each additional volunteer shift worked, volunteers receive an additional Single Day Ticket.

Shifts/Duties
Shifts are for four hours and some duties include ticket taking, handing out programs, floater, kids area, access control, information booth, and cashiering.

For information on becoming a Wildflower! Volunteer, contact the Volunteer Coordinator at barbra.cattone@cor.gov 

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