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The Jacksons

Methodist Richardson Amphitheater StageJackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon and Michael, five brothers from Gary, Indiana, as the Jackson 5 and later The Jacksons, became one of the biggest and most popular pop groups in the history of music. The Jackson 5’s combination of extraordinary musical talent and choreography has earned the family the status of pop royalty in the music world and was later responsible for providing
the launching pad for Michael Jackson’s legendary solo career.

With the songs: “I Want You Back”, “ABC”, “The Love You Save” and “I’ll Be There”, the Jackson 5 made history in 1970 as the first recording act whose first four singles reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. They ultimately scored 17 top forty singles on the Hot 100, following with hits such as “Never Can Say Goodbye” and “Dancing Machine”. In 1976, the group, except for Jermaine, left Motown for Epic Records where, they added their brother Randy and changed their name to the Jacksons. They released five albums between 1976 and 1981, including the hit albums, Destiny (1978) and Triumph (1980) from which they produced the smash singles, “Enjoy Yourself”, “Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)” and “Can You Feel It.” In 1983, the band,
along with Jermaine performed on Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever and subsequently released the Victory album the following year.

The group can be said to find many of its music inspirations in groups like The Temptations, The Supremes, James Brown, and Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers, and came to eventually serve as
the inspiration for several generations of boy bands, including Backstreet Boys, New Edition, Menudo, N*SYNC, New Kids on the Block, and of more recent vintage, the Jonas Brothers, One
Direction, and many more.

In 1980, the Hollywood Walk of Fame honored the Jacksons with a star. They were inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997 and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1999 as The
Jackson 5. Listed among The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s “500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll” are two of the group’s songs (“ABC” and “I Want You Back”) with “I Want You Back” also
included in the Grammy Hall of Fame. At the annual BMI Urban Awards on September 8, 2008, The Jacksons were honored as BMI Icons.

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WILDFLOWER RECEIVES TWO BEST FESTIVAL NOMINATIONS

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!

BEST ART FESTIVAL 

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

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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CHRIS CHISM RECEIVES MICHAEL TERRY PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD

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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