The time to buy Wildflower! Festival tickets is here! The festival’s three-day passes are on sale now at any Metroplex Tom Thumb store or online through www.wildflowerfestival.com.
Three-day passes will be sold until 5:30 p.m., Friday, May 18 and represent the best deal for festival-going patrons.
Single-day tickets will also be available today through the festival’s website, or they may be purchased at the gate during the festival. Single-day adult tickets are $20, tickets for kids age 5-12 are $3, and kids 4 and under will be admitted free. Also this year, the “Kidz in Free” promotion will return on Sunday, May 20, when all kids under the age of 12 will get in free with a paid adult, courtesy of Bank of America.
The City of Richardson’s 20th Annual Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival, North Texas’ largest music festival, with over 60,000 attendees annually, takes place May 18-20 at Richardson’s Galatyn Park Urban Center. Located just minutes north of Dallas at US 75 and Galatyn Parkway, Wildflower! is the area’s premier arts and music festival, drawing local and national acts performing the best in classic rock, , country, R&B, hip hop, funk, pop, alt-rock, folk and Americana.
Headliners announced to date include: Joe Walsh, Nelly, The Commodores,
Dashboard Confessional, Mark Chesnutt, Chic with Nile Rodgers, Lou Gramm – the Voice
of Foreigner, Neal McCoy, Augustana, Jon McLaughlin, Guy Clark, AbbaMania – The
Abba Tribute, Le Freak – the World’s Greatest Disco Band, Beth Nielsen Chapman, A
Hard Night’s Day, and John Gorka.
Named “Best of the Fests” by D Magazine, Wildflower! also features: four outdoor
performance stages; the Market Place featuring arts and crafts; the Guitar Art Auction; the Kidz Korner featuring children’s games and activities; street performers and entertainers; City of Richardson Petting Zoo; the Taste of Texas Food Garden, offering a mix of regional cuisine and festival favorites; an award-winning singer-songwriter contest and workshop; Battle of the Bands Competition; Game Haven Game Zone, a fun, interactive gaming area with 10-12 video screens featuring the latest games; and the 9th
annual “Wild Ride”— a 16-, 40- and 64-mile bike race on Saturday, May 19th to benefit Methodist Richardson Medical Center.
sponsorship opportunities, contact Robbie Hazelbaker at 972-744-4316 or
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.
The Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival began as a small community event in 1993 held in a local park in northeast Richardson, Texas. Nineteen 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 concertstyle 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 2011, over 70,000 attendees, ranging primarily from ages 25 to 54, and from 17 different states, attended the event.