Jack Ingram performs Sunday evening
Last night was the opening of the annual Wildflower Festival in Richardson. And despite heavy rains early in the evening, Texas music fans had a great time. Sarah Hickman led a strong group of singer-songwriters. Tonight’s group is headlined by Joe Ely. The Dallas Songwriters Association will also control one of the multiple stages for a while today and tomorrow. There are also a variety of songwriter competitions, battles of the bands and assorted performances throughout the weekend. Of course, like most festivals, the show was more than Texas performers. The legendary Jerry Lee Lewis was there – along with his performing sister and her daughter. The evening was highlighted by a strong performance by The Guess Who. What better way to end the opening night than with a rocking rendition of “No Time.” Tonight, fans can hear Sister Hazel, Little River Band and REO Speedwagon. And on Sunday, the headliners are Jack Ingram and Whitesnake. Texas Music Reporter was there last night, and will continue to root out stories in the coming days. You can look forward to features on a Dallas-based Heart tribute band; the company that provides staging – not only for Wildflower, but for festivals around the country; and a group of five brothers who come to Wildflower every year as
a tribute to their parents. For fun, we will visit with the man who has been playing guitar for Jerry Lee since the star was 16 years old. And those are just the stories we found last night. There are sure to be many more throughout the weekend. For more information, visit www.wildflowerfestival.com.
Posted by: Sam Moore
Tags: Texas music, Wildflower Festival