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WELCOME MEDIA!

"Country music is three chords and the truth." ~ Harlan Howard

We're glad you're here, and we'd like to make covering Wildflower! as easy for you as possible. Here's the scoop:


Press Releases

Click here to view the latest releases.

Covering The Event And Your Credentials

We ask for your cooperation in pre-registering your staff to help us identify "legitimate" media from, well, those that aren't!

Wildflower! issues a maximum of TWO media credentials and ONE parking pass per day to each media outlet. Reporters and photographers must be on assignment for a newspaper, magazine, radio station, or music/entertainment/travel related web site. Daily TV news crews doing a live feed at the festival will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.

Please send your request via e-mail to greg.sowell@cor.gov. Please include the title of the person submitting the request including contact information, what days they are interested in covering, and what are their assigned duties (photo, reporter, etc). All media must provide copy of editorial if requested by the Festival.

We ask that all requests be received by May 13, 2016.

PLEASE NOTE IF YOUR PUBLICATION, RADIO STATION, OR NEWS OUTLET FEELS YOUR AUDIENCE IS INTERESTED IN POST EVENT COVERAGE, WE WOULD EXPECT YOU TO COVER IT PRE-EVENT AND WILL BE LOOKING TO SEE THAT ADVANCE COVERAGE WHEN WE EVALUATE YOUR REQUEST.

ONLY PRE-REGISTERED, WORKING MEDIA WILL BE ISSUED CREDENTIALS. Credentials will not be issued to guests, family members, or media personnel not currently on assignment. Freelance photographers and writers must be on assignment for a specific publication.

All media credentials will be mailed out or delivered via courier before the festival begins.

Media Sponsors

Media credentials are not intended for media sponsors. Separate credentials are issued from the Wildflower! Sponsorship Department for all media sponsors.

Photography

All media outlets must sign the City of Richardson’s standard photo release form and follow the photography instructions. The Festival’s photography policy is the first three songs from the photo pit unless otherwise authorized. Please be aware that some artists may have you sign their personal photo release forms or may prohibit photos entirely. We appreciate your cooperation with this.

Information Requests

To request additional information or materials available to the media such as press kits, photos, etc., e-mail your request to greg.sowell@cor.gov. Please include a telephone number.

Artist Interviews

For artist interviews, please contact us at greg.sowell@cor.gov and include a telephone number. All backstage requests to interview and/or photograph an artist must be certified in writing by the artist’s management before the event begins. Please notify us as early as possible if you are interested in a particular artist.

2016 Event Facts

  • Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival celebrates its 24rd anniversary, May 20-22, 2016.
  • The event is produced by the City of Richardson, TX.
  • Wildflower! is an internationally award-winning eclectic music festival that draws over 70,000 attendees
  • Festival programming includes local, regional, and national headliner entertainment on five outdoor stages, the Singer/Songwriter Contest and Stage, the Kidz Korner family area and petting zoo, strolling entertainers, buskers and acrobats, interactive displays and exhibits, the Art Guitar Auction, the Wild! Marketplace, and The Taste of Texas Food Garden!
  • Detailed event information such as schedules, ticket prices and outlets, do's and don'ts, directions, etc, can be found on Wildflower's! Event Information page.
  • Member- International Festival and Events Association, Texas Festivals and Events Association, Texas Parks and Recreation Society, ASCAP, BMI, the Southwest Folk Alliance, and the Richardson Chamber of Commerce.