Wildflower Music and Artis Festival Gig Friday

One of the great Spring festivals here in the Dallas area is the Wildflower Music and Arts Festival. I’ll be kicking off the festival, as the first act on the Acoustic Cafe Stage this Friday:

Wildflower Festival (How to get there)
Acoustic Cafe Stage (
Map of the festival grounds)
6 pm, Friday, May 19th

I’m really pleased to be playing the Acoustic Cafe Stage with members of the Dallas Songwriters Association, and really pleased to be a part of Wildflower. One of the great singer-songwriters competitions in our area takes place at Wildflower each year, and the festival is one of the biggest and best in our North Texas area. In fact, if you’ve always wanted to hear Kerrville-like performers, but have never made it down to the “the ranch,” you can get much the same experience (sans the rain, mud, sweat, and heat…) at Wildflower on the Singer-Songwriter stage in the Eisemann Center.

My set Friday will be very short. (Please hear this…) So, if you’re coming out just to hear me, please be sure and be there right at 6 pm. And if you can be there at six, it’ll be a great kick-off to the festival. The Acoustic Cafe is right next to the Eisenmann Center (here’s the map).

Hope to see you then….

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Eric Folkerth is a minister, musician, author and blogger. He has been Senior Pastor of Northaven United Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas since 2001. During his tenure, church membership has grown almost 30 percent, and a completely new church facility (sanctuary and education building) has been constructed. Northaven is a leading progressive Christian congregation in the Southwest. Northaven is an eclectic collection of gay and straight families, artists, musicians, theater folks, academic theologians, lawyers and judges (go figure), socially conscious community activists, people who don't "check their brain at the door," and a wide array of others who either see it as their "last chance" inside the "institutional church," or their first trip back in decades. Eric is an avid blogger and published author.  Eric is also an award-winning singer-songwriter, who performs throughout Texas and the Southwest. He's an engaging live performer whose first CD was released in 2000. His songs have won honorable mention in both the Billboard and Great American song contests; and he's been a finalist in the 5th Street Festival and South Florida Folk Festival songwriter competitions. Eric is also a leader of Connections, a unique band comprised of United Methodist clergy and layfolk from throughout North Texas. Connections performs "cover shows" of artists like Dan Fogelberg, Chicago, Eagles, Doobie Brothers, Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder, James Taylor and others. Their shows draw crowds of between 300 and 1,000 fans, and they have raised more than $240,000 dollars for worthy charities. Eric has led or co-led hundreds of persons on mission trips around the globe, to places such as Mexico, Haiti, Russia, and Nepal. He has worked with lay persons to build ten homes, and one Community Center, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Dallas. He's a popular preacher, and often tackles challenging issues of social justice in his writings and sermons. His wife, Judge Dennise Garcia, is a State District Judge for Dallas, County. As judge of the 303rd Family District Court, she consistently gets high ratings from area lawyers, and was named "best judge" by The Dallas Observer. First elected in 2004, she was the first Latina ever elected to a county-wide bench in Dallas County. She was re-elected for a third term in 2010. They have the world's best daughter, Maria, and an incredible dog, Daisy. (As always, if you like this post, then "like" this on Facebook by clicking the box below, so others can see too...)

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