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“HIGH SCHOOL NEVER ENDS WITH BOWLING FOR SOUP”

Bowling For Soup – Sat, May 20, 2017

Guest contributor: Maggie Hunter

On March 5, 2011, the crew of Space Shuttle Discovery received their requested wake up call to the tune of the song “Ohio,” better known as “Come Back to Texas.” The song title will be coming true this weekend. The Wichita Falls-native band, Bowling For Soup, will take the State Farm Plaza Stage at 8:45 p.m. at the 25th Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival in Richardson.

Bowling For Soup was officially formed on June 4, 1994 in in Wichita Falls. Jaret Reddick, Chris Burney, Erik Chandler, Lance Morill and Gary Wiseman played under several names before settling on their current moniker. Mixed and matched members of the band had performed as the Persecuted, the Folkadots, Slaw, Terminal Seasons, coolfork!, and Rubberneck.

There is a humorous flavor that distinguishes the music of Bowling For Soup from that of their punk rock cohorts. They manage to depict unusually specific characters and narratives in their songs, somehow without detracting from the contagious choruses. If you’ve heard “1985,” “High School Never Ends,” or “Girl All the Bad Guys Want,” you know exactly what I’m talking about. 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

“St Paul” Peterson Playing Bass for Peter Frampton May 21 at Wildflower!

I grew up in the 70s and was surrounded by music. On my walls were posters of Donny Osmond and Peter Frampton. I was thrilled to learn Peter would be at the Wildflower! Festival on May 21, 2016. I was even more thrilled when I found out Paul “St Paul” Peterson would be playing bass for Peter Frampton when Paul posted this on Facebook, “I am honored to announce that I have been asked to go on the road with legendary guitarist Peter Frampton!”

Paul Peterson is of the famous Minnesota Musical family, The Petersons. He was discovered by Prince in the 80s, joined The Time and was in the movie “Purple Rain.” Prince created a band called The Family and Paul was the lead vocalist. A few years ago, this band reunited and are now called fDeluxe, http://www.fdeluxe.comRead More

JOHN WAITE – BACK IN TEXAS MAY 21

John Waite will perform at Wildflower! Arts and Music Festival
Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. #WAMFest2016
– photo credit Michael Cavacini

We have been missing John Waite since he’s been gone. The English-born lead singer of The Babys and Bad English is back in Texas after his Wooden Heart Acoustic Tour along the North Eastern part of America. For the past 35 years, John Waite has been writing, recording and performing his music for not only the love of song, but the love of his fans.

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JACK-FM PRESENTS WILDFLOWER! OVER THE AIR

Jack-fm presents Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival Over The Air on Friday, May 15, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. Richardson native and radio personality JT will host the Over The Air mini sets that will include music by the artists that would have rocked at Wildflower! during the three-day weekend May 15-17. The decision to cancel was announced in March and ticket holders received refund notifications.

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RICHARDSON CANCELS 28TH ANNUAL WILDFLOWER! ARTS & MUSIC FESTIVAL

The City of Richardson today announced that the 28th annual Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival, scheduled for May 15-17, 2020, has been canceled. The cancellation is designed to protect the public’s health and safety, consistent with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and other public health experts, and also to ensure that City resources can remain fully focused on delivery of critical services throughout the duration of the COVID-19 situation.

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