Wednesday, May 17, 2017

“ALIGNING STARS BECOME UBIQUITOUS FOR EMMELINE”

Emmeline Selected as a Finalist in the Top Ten
for 2017 Wildflower! Performing Songwriter Contest 

“HIGH SCHOOL NEVER ENDS WITH BOWLING FOR SOUP”

Bowling For Soup - Headlining Sat, May 20, 2017
at the 25th Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival
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.

“THE MUSE OF THE MOMENT - MIKE LAUREANNO”

1.  Where is the best place to experience songwriting utopia?

A place that serves you a fine vintage bottle of Bordeaux. Just kidding. I have enjoyed writing just about everywhere... from locations and climates that were glamorous to downright hideous. The vista is not as important as the muse of the moment.

2.  How did you select the songs for the Wildflower contest and are they based on any memories or experiences?

For contests, I usually select recent songs I have written. Most songwriters will tell you that they are excited about the latest song they have written, so I guess I am no different.  The songs I submitted to Wildflower were all from my latest album "Tightrope" which was released in February 2017. "Brother Leonard" is a tribute to Leonard Cohen who passed away in November 2016. He was a massive influence and inspiration to my songwriting over the years and his death was a shock. "Tightrope" was another song I submitted and it deals with the famous French high wire walker, Philippe Petit, and his famous walk for peace across the Ben Hinnom valley in Jerusalem in 1987. 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

“THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS WANT TO SEE YOUR FACE & TREAT YOU WELL”


Guest contributor: Maggie Hunter

Your favorite songs from the early 2000’s are coming to Richardson for the Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival! The All-American Rejects will take the stage as festival headliners on Saturday, May 20th at 10:30 p.m. on the State Farm Plaza Stage.

Monday, May 15, 2017

MIKE P. RYAN - EVOCATIVE & SINGING FROM THE HEART

Mike P. Ryan - Top Finalist
2017 Wildflower! Performing Songwriter Contest
1.  Do you have a favorite quote, lyric, or credo that you live by? 

My credo is real simple: be kind and be thankful. I do my very best to treat people the way I want to be treated and to show kindness and generosity whenever I can. I suppose the thing I try hardest to do is be thankful for what I have. I've seen the worst parts of the world and been to war five times. I know what real suffering looks like and I know how good I have it every day. I try never to forget that. 

MEET & GREET WINNERS RECEIVE WILD PRIZES!

The B-52's, X Ambassadors, and Shooter Jennings to perform at #WAMFest2017

Congratulations to the three winners of the Meet & Greet packages that include tickets to the 25th Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival!  Hundreds of folks submitted their information for a chance to win and we appreciate the wild participation by fans.  Here are the randomly selected names that have already been notified on how to receive their prize packages: 

Saturday, May 13, 2017

UBER PROMO CODE WAMFEST2017 TO SAVE $15 ON FIRST RIDE

This year the Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival is partnering up with UBER for a wild ride offer that will save time and money the weekend of the event! Download the UBER App on your phone and enter promo code WAMFEST2017 to receive up to $15 off your first ride. No Account? No problem! Sign-up online using the app to receive this promo: https://get.uber.com/new-signup/wamfest2017

The discount will automatically apply to your first ride! Discount valid for first time riders only.