Monday, April 24, 2017

X AMBASSADORS – Rockstars Find Their Home Town Roots


X Ambassadors - Rockstars Find Their Home Town Roots
Guest Contributor: Maggie Hunter

At this years Wildflower! Music & Arts Festival, four small-town boys from upstate New York will take the stage in a headlining performance. They might be emerging rockstars, but the X Ambassadors recent album, VHS, is a soul-searching reminder that you can’t separate who you are from where you’re from.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

ENTER TO WIN FREE PASSES - METHODIST RICHARDSON


Explore the 25th Wildflower! Art and Music Festival - with Methodist Richardson!  Sign-up for a chance to win free passes to the event being held May 19-21, 2017 in Richardson, TX.  

We are so excited that the Methodist Richardson Amphitheater Stage will feature the following bands: 
Lynyrd Skynyrd
The B-52's 
Martha Davis & The Motels
Night Ranger
Orleans
The Outlaws
Shooter Jennings
Starfruit
The Vinyl Stripes
SquareWheel
Swan Song
Raised Right Men
Whiskey Folk Ramblers


View the full line-up of entertainment on all the stages: www.wildflowerfestival.com or purchase tickets online.  Special thanks to Methodist Health System and the 2017 Sponsors: http://www.wildflowerfestival.com/sponsors/




Friday, April 21, 2017

STAGE SPOTLIGHT - ROCKIN' THE WILD SIDE!


Rockin' the Wild Side!
You don't want to miss these incredible headliner bands:


Methodist Richardson
Amphitheater Stage

The B-52s - Fri 10 pm
Martha Davis & the Motels - Fri 8:15 pm
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sat 10 pm
Night Ranger - Sat - 8:15 pm
Shooter Jennings - Sun 6:30 pm
The Outlaws - Sun 4:45 pm



State Farm Plaza Stage

X Ambassadors - Fri 10:30 pm

Guster - Fri 9 pm

The All-American Rejects - Sat 10:30 pm

Bowling for Soup - Sat 8:45 pm

The Red Rockers - Sun 6:15 pm

Stone Cold Sweat - Sun 4:45 pm


Hill Hall Eiseman Center
Almost Queen
Fri 8:15 pm, Sat 4 pm, 7 pm & 9 pm, Sun 2 pm
Ruthie Foster - Sun 5:30 pm



  Enjoy Rock Star Treatment!

Friends of the Festival VIP Package


The ultimate in a Wild experience, this VIP package gives you access to the best seats, best parking and an incredible Hospitality Pavilion with complimentary food and drinks!  For individuals to small business owners to experience WF! in Rock Star style!  Each VIP Package includes:
  • (2) 3-day VIP passes/wristbands with access to all areas available to General Admission ticket holders
  • Access to preferred VIP seating at State Farm Plaza Stage and Methodist Richardson Amphitheater Stage
  • Complimentary food and beverages (including beer and wine)
  • Shade and relaxed seating in the Dallas Fort Worth Acura Dealers VIP Hospitality Lounge
  • VIP Parking Pass (1 per package)
  • Official Wildflower! Souvenir Poster
  • Recognition at the Wildflower! Festival
Friends of the Festival Packages are $375 and can be purchased online prior to the event.




Did you know... 

 The B-52s first hit single was "Love Shack"

 in 1989??  Their band is named after the    popular Bee Hive hairdo from the 1960's,  which had a striking resemblance to the

 nose of a B-52 bomber!!



Did you know...
Shooter Jennings was in the movie "Walk the Line" where he  played his father, Waylon Jennings.  He also visited Billy Bob's as a child with his father and mother, Jessi Colter!!


Did you know...
 X Ambassadors' big hit "Renegades" was    actually written as part of a commercial  campaign for the Jeep Renegade and it was
 so popular that it became a Hot 100 hit!!!

The B52s


Lynyrd Skynyrd

Shooter Jennings

X Ambassadors

Almost Queen

Win a Wild Time!

Come explore the 25th anniversary of Wildflower! Arts and Music Festival on us!


Register here for a chance to win VIP passes for your day of choice, valued at $125. Includes admission for 2, parking and access to VIP hospitality areas with food and beverages.




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Sunday, February 26, 2017

"SOULFUL SUNDAY WITH RUTHIE FOSTER"

Three-time Grammy nominated singer Ruthie Foster is going to make it a soulful Sunday on May 21st at the 25th Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival.  The award-winning blues and gospel diva will perform at 5:30 p.m. in Hill Hall located inside the Eisemann Center.

Ruthie Foster
Born in Gause, Texas, Foster grew up singing in her hometown choir and surrounded by her parents’ gospel music. Joining the Navy to experience the world led her to sing in their Pride band, which performs across the southeastern US at various recruiting events. After discharging from the Navy, she continued to expand her career in New York City. There she caught the eye of Atlantic records and was offered a pop music record. Foster was more interested in exploring American roots music such as folk and blues and decided against the deal.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

“15 FUNKY FACTS ABOUT THE B-52’S”

The B-52's announced as headliner for
25th Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival #WAMFest2017
The world’s greatest party band, The B-52’s is bringing the love back to the 25th Wildflower! Arts and Music Festival!  They are going to funk it up on Friday, May 19th at 10:00 p.m. on the Methodist Richardson Amphitheater Stage.  Here are fifteen funky facts about the B-52’s for all their bouffant fans planning to groove and shake it at their show.

1.      The idea for the band was formed in a Chinese restaurant in October 1976.
2.      B-52 was slang for the bouffant hairstyle from the 60’s and a type of bomber popular during the time with a large cone-shaped nose.
3.      Once performed before 750,000 fans in New York City’s Central Park on Earth Day.