Wildflower Festival

Wildflower Festival

Chris Chism

Singer Songwriter Stage

Up-and-coming artist Chris Chism is a talented singer/songwriter who has a natural way of crossing cultural and generational barriers to reach people through his music.  Chris is also the contemporary music director at cathedral of hope in Dallas.  He has been named Dallas’ best musician and best local singer by the Dallas voice, and was chosen as the winner of the 2019 Michael Terry singer/songwriter people’s choice award.

As a recognized musician, Chris has performed for audiences around the country.  He has been a featured entertainer at the capital pride festival in Washington DC, Deep Ellum Arts Festival, Wildflower Arts & Music Festival, Dallas Arts District block parties and House of Blues Dallas to name a few.  He can often be found performing at numerous charity and fund raising events and has shared the stage with artists such as Debbie Gibson, Tiffany, and Yolanda Adams.

Over the last few years, Chris has used his gospel upbringing, along with his own personal life experiences, to compose and perform uplifting and inspirational music, such as his popular “don’t stay there.” the single “don’t stay there” was released April 30, 2016 in a concert with nationally recognized YouTube sensation, Steve Grand.  In Chris’s words, “the deeply personal song, especially the second verse, addresses issues such as insecurity and depression. Issues that everyone can relate to on some level.” In November Chris released the music video for “don’t stay there”, which caught over 20,000 views in just a few weeks. The song was also featured in the documentary “2nd chances.”

Chris’s second single “deadbolt” was released in 2017, followed in 2018 by the releases of “visible” and “love me”.  His new original “into the wild” takes on a sexy party vibe in both song and music video.  When not performing, Chris has been hard at work writing and recording new music and preparing for the release of an ep album early next year.

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Blog & News


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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2020 Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival

Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival promo featuring the headliners:Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Collective Soul, American Authors, The Charlie Daniels Band, Loverboy, Candlebox, Sara Evans, Sister Sledge, The Wailers, Dreamers, I Dont Know How but They Found Me, @Space Oddity- The Ultimate David Bowie Experience, Landsharks Jimmy Buffett Tribute Band, Le Freak, Ryan Shupe & the RubberBand, O'Connor Lee Band, Maybe April, The Rich Girls, Meagan Tubb & Shady People, and Shelley King. May 15-17, 2020 at Galatyn Urban Park in Richardson, TX. #WAMFest2020 TIX: www.wildflowerfestival.com

Posted by Wildflower Arts & Music Festival on Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Richardson is ready to rock the 28th Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival and the time has finally come to officially announce the headliners for #WAMFest2020 happening May 15-17 at Galatyn Urban Park.

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