Wildflower Festival

Wildflower Festival

Songwriter Workshop

Tom Kimmel presents the 2019 Wildflower! Songwriter Workshop

Tom Kimmel

Friday, May 17
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Courtyard Dallas Richardson at Spring Valley
1000 S. Sherman St. , Richardson TX
Cost: $50 per person (includes lunch)
*Each registration includes one Single Day ticket to Wildflower. Workshop is limited to 30 people.

Expand your skills as a singer songwriter under the instruction of singer-writer-poet-teacher Tom Kimmel  on May 17, 2019.

Tom Kimmel has garnered critical acclaim for his songs and performances in the worlds of folk, rock and spiritual music. Long one of Nashville’s most respected singer-songwriters and original voices, Tom’s compositions have been recorded by the likes of Johnny Cash, Linda Ronstadt, Randy Travis, Shawn Colvin and Joe Cocker.

Tom’s released 8 albums of original music, and a number of his poems have been published in literary magazine and poetry journals. An engaging performer and soulful vocalist, he tours widely, captivating audiences with his passionate delivery and good humor.

As a sought-after teacher of songwriting and creative living who has led workshops around the United States and Europe, Tom offers a variety of services including Instruction: lectures & classroom presentation; Songwriting theory & practice; Song evaluations & critiques; One-on-one teaching & coaching Sessions; Education: the business of writing, publishing & recording; and Songwriting & performance.

Tom Kimmel’s presentations include:

  • Essential Songwriting: Spirit, Form and Flow
  • Writing Through “The Dry Season”
  • The Art of Collaboration
  • Writing for Film & Television
  • Creative Writing/Creative Living
  • The business of writing, publishing and recording

Previous Songwriting Workshops
Sound Connections (Kansas City MO) ● Cedar Run Song Workshops (VA) ● Swannanoa Gathering (NC) ● REO Retreat (British Columbia) ● SAW Workshop (Washington DC) ● Kulturama (Sweden) ● SummerSongs (NY) ● KODA (Denmark) ● DAF (Denmark) ● IMRO (Ireland) ● Doe Branch Ink (NC)

Artist in Residence/ Vanderbilt University
Music & Religion in the South Group ⁄ 2008

WF! Blog


We are wild with excitement to share that Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival has been nominated in TWO categories in the Best of Dallas® 2019 issue. There are 25 Arts & Entertainment categories and here are the two that include the 27th annual Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival proudly held in the City of Richardson!


Nominee List:

  • Cottonwood Art Festival
  • Deep Ellum Arts Festival
  • CinderBLOCK Party
  • Cosmic Yogi Festival
  • Wildflower! Arts and Music Festival
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Big City Outlaws is a high energy country rock/pop cover band that performed on the Bud Light Stage at Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival in Richardson. They have been entertaining the DFW metroplex since 2012.

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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