Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Richardson’s Wildflower fest announces nostalgic lineup including Gretchen Wilson and Toadies
It’s an eclectic mix for people of all ages.
RICHARDSON For the past two decades, the city of Richardson has made it their mission to bring a little culture to the Dallas suburb with their annual Wildflower! Arts and Music Festival. Since the addition of the Wildflower Nights! program in 1998, festival coordinators have been taking the now-massive event to the next level by bringing in big-name entertainment, forcing the expanding festival to move to its current location: U.S. 75 and Campbell Road.
Last year, Joe Walsh, Dashboard Confessional, The Commodores, and Nelly were the headliners. And in years past, the festival has managed to grab quite a few nationally and internationally known acts like Whitesnake, Jerry Lee Lewis, Mute Math, Peter Frampton, and even The Bacon Brothers – yes, Kevin Bacon’s band with his brother.
This year’s lineup seems to be equally as promising and as it is nostalgic. Country rebel Gretchen Wilson, along with The Reverend Horton Heat, Eleven Hundred Springs, The Charlie Daniels Band, Uncle Kracker, and Robert Earl Keen will be bringing the tunes. Festival veterans Cowboy Mouth, Toadies, .38 Special, Spin Doctors, Grand Funk Railroad, and Blue Oyster Cult also join the lineup.
Not bad for a suburban festival, eh?
The Wildflower! Arts and Music Festival is May 17-19 in Richardson. Find festival details here.
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