The Wildflower! Arts and Music Festival is going virtual after the three-day, annual event was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
A DJ on 100.3 Jack FM will play mini-sets from bands and artists that were supposed to perform at the festival, according to Dianna Lawrence, Richardson’s community events manager.
“We decided to go the route [of taking] Wildflower over the air and still provide the great music and essence that Wildflower! provides everyone in the community,” she said.
The idea was a collaboration between Wildflower Festival staff, the city of Richardson and Jack FM, Lawrence said.
“[We] collectively did some brainstorming and decided this would be a great way for us to kind of present the festival to the public,” she said.
Music played will be from bands such as Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, The Charlie Daniels Band and The Wailers, Lawrence said. The hourlong event will begin at 7 p.m. and can be listened to on Jack FM or through www.radio.com.
“We really encourage people to tune in ... and get ready to celebrate Wildflower and dance the night away,” Lawrence said.
Editor's Note: This story has been edited to clarify the nature of the program, which will include sets by a DJ rather than by the artists themselves.
Jack FM to play music from Wildflower Festival artists on May 15
The Wildflower! Arts and Music Festival is going virtual after the three-day, annual event was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Courtesy Wildflower Arts & Music Festival)