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Hey, I Wanna Play!

I wanna play at wildflower

"Music should never be harmless." ~ Robbie Robertson

Thank you for your interest in playing at the Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival. Please note that Wildflower no longer accepts mailed press kits or CDs, only EPKs (electronic press kits). The deadline for EPK submission is February 26, 2016.

Bands selected to perform will be contacted by March 25.

Wildflower! accepts unsolicited entries from local and regional bands only. As much as we would love to hear from bands around the country and bring them to Texas, our budget simply does not allow us to support the costs associated with non-touring acts. This requirement does not apply to the Performing Songwriter Contest- Entrants to the Contest can be nationwide.

Please note that 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 EPKs should contain an 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.
  • Bands/entertainers not contacted by March 25, 2016, have not been selected to perform.
  • Please send submissions to This only applies to local and regional bands. Singer/Songwriter Contest submissions may be submitted on the City’s secure on-line payment system, by mail, or through SonicBids. Click here for more information on the Singer/Songwriter Contest.


I wanna play at wildflower
Please submit your press kit to:

Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival
Attn: Suzanne Etman
2100 E. Campbell Road
Suite 100
Richardson, TX 75081
Or email your EPK to


There are two ways to be considered for performance on the Singer           Songwriter and Courtyard Stages:

  1. Enter the Wildflower!  Singer Songwriter Contest and be selected as one of the ten finalist in the Contest. The ten finalists will compete on the Singer Songwriter Stage for four (4) five hundred dollar ($500) prizes and the opportunity to perform on the Wildflower!  Courtyard Stage.
  2. 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 artist to book for the next festival. Several of our up and coming performers are booked each year through this process.

For more information contact:

Al Johnson
2100 E Campbell Road Suite 100
Richardson, Texas 75081