Wildflower Arts and Music Festival

Analia Valentin runs through a fountain at at the Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival on May 16, 2015.

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This Richardson fest always boasts an eclectic lineup, and this year’s is a treat for those who love commercial radio rock from the mid-’90s to mid-2000s with Goo Goo Dolls, Gin Blossoms, Eve 6, Lifehouse, Switchfoot and Jimmy Eat World performing over three days. Wildflower’s six stages will also host Kool and the Gang, Spoon, Reckless Kelly, Radney Foster, Max Stalling and Trout Fishing in America, plus tribute bands and lots of local performers. There will also be a craft beer garden, fair food vendors, a marketplace and a children’s activity area with face painting, karaoke and a tent full of butterflies.

More than 80 acts will perform during the festival, which was founded to celebrate the wildflowers planted in Richardson. Headlining acts will include Kool & the Gang, Goo Goo Dolls, Spoon, Eve 6, Starship featuring Mickey Thomas, Jimmy Eat World, Lifehouse, Switchfoot, Gin Blossoms, Trout Fishing in America and Reckless Kelly. A children's area, a marketplace and a Battle of the Bands will also be part of the festival.

Single day admission will be $30 in advance / $40 at the gate for Friday and Saturday and $15 in advance / $20 at the gate on Sunday. $65 for a three-day pass. $5 for children 5-12, free for children 4 and younger. Parking is free. Or take DART Red Line trains to the Galatyn Park station.

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