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Saturday Spotlight: Wildflower Arts and Music Festival

by Stephen Becker 15 May 2009 5:53 PM

Today in the Art&Seek Saturday Spotlight, we head to Richardson for the Wildflower Arts and Music Festival.

FIND: For the complete list of the weekend’s headliners, visit the festival’s listing on the Art&Seek calendar.

REACT: On Friday, vintage acts Kool & the Gang and Rick Springfield hit the stage. Do they still have it, or is time better spend watching locals Jackopierce and The Killdares?

DISCUSS: In addition to Edgar Winter Band, Tonic, Night Ranger, Kansas and Forth Worth’s Toadies, Badfish is on Saturday’s bill. Badfish is a Sublime cover band that has sort of taken up the mantle for the group after it disbanded following singer Bradley Nowell’s heroin overdose. At this point, there’s a good chance that Badfish has played more gigs than Sublime ever did. Can anyone remember seeing a cover band that they felt outdid the originals?

CREATE: On Saturday at 11:30 a.m., the finalists in the 2009 Singer/Songwriter Contest will perform. If you’ve got dreams of becoming a songwriter, be sure to check them out so you’ll know what the competition is like when you enter your original at next year’s festival.