The City of Richardson’s 21st annual Wildflower! Arts and Music Festival, North Texas’ largest music festival, has revealed the first four performers for this year’s event, which will be held on May 17 – 19, 2013. The festival, which has been named “Best of the Fests” by D Magazine, draws local and national acts performing the best in classic rock, R&B, Texas blues, funk, pop, alt-rock, folk and Americana.
Performers announced so far include:
|ROBERT EARL KEEN
Home Grown Alt-Rock Heavyweights
Pop/Country Crossover Hitmaker
|REVEREND HORTON HEAT
Featuring their own brand of country-fed punkabilly
The remaining main stage artists will be announced in the coming weeks.
The 2013 festival’s three-day pass goes on sale for $30 on Monday, April 15, at any Metroplex Tom Thumb store or online through www.wildflowerfestival.com. The three-day pass will be available for sale until 5:30 p.m., Friday, May 17. Single-day adult tickets will be available at the gate for $20, as well as through the festival's website beginning April 15. Kids age 5-12 will be admitted for $3, and admission for kids 4 and under is free.
For complete, up-to-date event information including a festival map, performance schedules, festival dos and don’ts, lodging options, driving directions, parking information and festival hours, visit www.wildflowerfestival.com or call 972-744-4580, or follow Wildflower! on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/wildflowerfestival.
2013 Primary Sponsors include ViewPoint Bank, The History Channel, Credit Union of Texas, Methodist Richardson Medical Center, metroPCS, Bud Light and the City of Richardson. For more information about sponsorship opportunities, contact Robbie Hazelbaker at 972-744-4316 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Media Note: For more information, please contact Geoff Fairchild, special events manager for the City of Richardson, at 972-744-4583 or email@example.com.
The Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival began as a small community event in 1993 held in a local park in northeast Richardson, Texas. Twenty years later the festival has become the premier music event in the area. Originally a community event designed to celebrate the acres of wild flowers planted throughout the city each spring, Wildflower! quickly “blossomed” when national headlining entertainment was added after only the second year. Growing crowds and subsequent logistical challenges lead the event to its first move to the Greenway Corporate Office Park at US 75 and Campbell Rd. Here the event was able to expand with multiple stages, over 30 acres of arts, music, and family activities.
In 1998, the Wildflower Nights! Program was added, bringing an additional weekend of concert-style entertainment to the event. Wildflower Nights! featured evening concerts in an amphitheater setting and the program quickly gained popularity as bigger and better artists were added to the lineup each year. In 2012, more than 60,000 attendees, ranging primarily from ages 25 to 54 attended the event.