Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival 2017

Where else can you see Lynyrd Skynyrd, pint-sized vocalists, a Battle of the Bands, plus acrobats and magicians in a family-friendly setting? Look no further than the 25th Annual Wildflower! Arts and Music Festival in Richardson on May 19-21, centered around Galatyn Park Urban Center.

Along with the legendary Southern band, this year promises headliners such as The All-American Rejects, The B-52’s, Night Ranger and plenty of the best tribute bands in the industry spread across six stages. The early years of the Wildflower! Arts and Musical Festival began in 1993 as a small community event. Since then, the festival has established itself as an annual DFW tradition not to be missed. The festival brings 62,000 fans to its festivities every year.

100+ musicians and bands to fit every musical taste will perform over the span of three days. Aspiring musicians can sharpen their skills at the Wildflower! 2017 Songwriting Workshop Presented by Joe Crookston on May 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Courtyard by Marriott for just $50.

Wildflower! is a diverse event of sites, sounds and eats: Peruse local artisans for a special shopping experience in the WF! Marketplace, entertain the little ones with a plethora of kids’ activities, nosh on food vendors such as Kona Grill, Sonny Bryan’s, Ben & Jerry’s, Mario’s. And don’t forget to chill out at the Wildflower! Craft Beer Garden and Wine Garden under shaded seating and enjoy craft and domestic selections brought to you by Cupcake Vineyards.

Festival hours:

Friday, May 19  6:00 pm – 12:00 am
Saturday, May 20  11:00 pm – 12:00 am
Sunday, May 21  12:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Wildflower! 2017 Music Line-up including Lynyrd Skynyrd, Shooter Jennings, B-52s, and The All-American Rejects

Musical lineup:

Friday, May 19
The B-52s
X Ambassadors
Guster
Martha Davis and the Motels
John Christopher Davis
2-Bit Palomino
Ryanhood
Graceland Ninjaz
John Fullbright

Saturday, May 20
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Night Ranger
Orleans
The All-American Rejects
Bowling for Soup
Justin Farren
Rj Cowdery
Butch Hancock
Beth Wood
Joe Crookston
Albert and Gage
A Hard Night’s Day
Shake Russell and Michael Hearne with Mike Roberts

Sunday, May 21
Shooter Jennings
The Outlaws
Ruthie Foster
The Flyin’ A’s

Three-day passes can be purchased online or at any Metroplex Tom Thumb store for $65 and on the Wildflower! website.

Single day tickets can be purchased in advance from the festival’s website for $30. Tickets purchased at the gate are $40. Kids’ single day tickets are $5 for kids 5-12 years (4 and under are FREE).

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The 2016 Wildflower! Fest // photos Jennifer Shertzer


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