“Many people can write a song, however, it is a truly brave person who will expose themselves by putting their song down on paper …then stand in front of the world and sing it for all to hear.” ~Al Johnson
The award-winning Wildflower! Performing Songwriter contest encourages the growth of the art of independent performing singer-songwriters. The genres include Acoustic, Americana, Bluegrass, Blues, Celtic, Country and Folk. Some of our past finalists include Ruthie Foster, Jack Hardy, Christopher Williams, Beth Wood, Erik Balkey and Karen Mal.
The Singer Songwriter Stage is located in the Bank of America Theatre within the Eisemann Center for Performing Arts.
Congratulations to the 2013 Singer Songwriter Finalists!!!
Prizes: Four (4) $500 cash prizes will be awarded of which one is the “Michael Terry People’s Choice Award.” The four winners will perform a song swap set on the main singer songwriter stage on Sunday, May 19, 2013.
What Others Are Saying About Us...
"The Wildflower folks sure know how to throw a party! My experience was fantastic. Every detail was taken care of. From the accommodations and volunteers, to the beautiful theater and appreciative audiences. I loved how they made everyone feel welcome and special, like a folk star! Thank you Wildflower!" - RJ Cowdery, 2011 Winner
"The Singer/songwriter festival is a great way for emerging artists to get their names out there and be heard by people who can help their careers grow. You can tell that they take the competition there seriously, the prizes are really good, and they take good care of all the finalists." – Colin McGrath, 2009 Winner
"Wildflower was the most beautiful and well organized festival I've ever been part of. It is truly an honor to be selected to play on the Wildflower! singer/songwriter stage. It's the real deal and is validating for any songwriter to be asked to play there." - Terry Holder, 2011 Contest Finalist
"I can't thank you enough for what a great experience the Wildflower! Festival was for me! I've been spreading the word about what a great thing you've got going on up in Richardson!" - Margo Valiante, 2010 Contest Winner