For more than 40 years, the Wildflower Music Festival has presented quality music in a natural amphitheater, surrounded by majestic pines and sweet breezes.

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July 2 | Dave Ostwald’s Louis Armstrong Eternity Band – What a Wonderful World!

Inspired by the noble jazz pioneers Bix Beiderbecke, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton and their colleagues, this band breathes life and passion into America’s own great art form. They swing to a variety of jazz styles, always true to the joy and heart of the music. Their consistently excellent sound with a unique identity was created by Dave Ostwald. Come and enjoy your Fourth of July weekend with this much-in-demand band who are currently enjoying their twenty-first year of its open-ended weekly Wednesday evening engagement at The Birdland Jazz Club in NYC.

July 9 | 45 RPM Band – The Happiest Band on Earth!

Your foot will be tapping and you will be humming along with this talented band of musicians and singers who recreate the sound of many 45 records (remember those?) from the 50s, 60s and beyond. Enjoy songs from groups like The Monkees, Herman’s Hermits, Gary Lewis and the Playboys, The Beatles, The Turtles, The Mamas and the Papas. All are happy tunes like “Daydream Believer,” “Do You Believe in Magic,” “Oh, Pretty Woman,” “Come On, Get Happy,” and other nostalgic tunes. You will not be able to resist this quirky, happy, funny group of Long Island musicians who will put a smile on your face and a song in your heart.

July 16 | Colebrook Road – Keystone State Bluegrass

We are happy to have the 2020 INTERNATIONAL BLUEGRASS MUSIC ASSOCIATION MOMENTUM BAND AWARD FINALIST at Wildflower this summer. Bridging the divide between straight-drive, traditional bluegrass played by the Del McCoury Band and the Lonesome River Band and the genre-warping progressive bluegrass done by the Punch Brothers and Billy Strings, Colebrook Road strives to find a common middle ground, creating new enthusiasts for bluegrass while expanding the definition of the genre for established fans.

July 23 | B-Street Band – Bruce Springsteen Tribute

This Jersey Shore band will have all you Bruce Springsteen fans rockin’ for the whole show. The inimitable sound of “The Boss” will be showcased in our amphitheater by the original Springsteen tribute band starring Willie Forte and his amazingly talented musicians. They play Hard Rock Cafes all over the USA and Europe, and venues all over New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut. Jon Stewart of the Daily Show, a huge fan of Springsteen, admitted in an article to Rolling Stone Magazine that the only band he has seen more than the Boss is the B-Street Band! Even if you cannot see the real Boss in person, this concert will make you think you have.

Extra Thursday Evening Concert At 6 pm

July 28 | The Idol Kings – Tribute to Journey, and John Mellencamp

As one of the best tribute performances touring today, the Idol Kings are a must see. If you close your eyes you’d think you were listening to Journey! These musicians have been playing music together for nearly 15 years. The Kings Court consists of some of the most accomplished musicians on the East coast, playing the songs you love from Journey, REO Speedwagon and John Mellencamp. Performing in major venues all across the US, they have headlined music festivals, playing to sold-out crowds with their unbelievably realistic stage act. The Idol Kings’ shows are beloved by multiple generations. This is a show you cannot miss!

July 30 | Vanessa Collier – Blues Singer & Jazz Saxophonist

This young Texas gal and her band will be giving a head-turning, fiery, passionate performance that weaves funk, soul, rock, and blues into every powerful performance. Her concerts combine soulful vocals with a voice that often recalls blues-rock stalwart Bonnie Raitt. Vanessa’s searing saxophone, and her witty songwriting that has earned her eight national blues nominations, winning the 2019 and 2020 BMA Horn Player of the Year Awards. She is shaking up the world of blues singing and will be for many, many years to come. Vanessa says, “I love connecting with an audience and feeling their energy, and I hope to bring them joy ….”

August 6 | Back Home Again, A Tribute to John Denver (with Tom Becker formerly of The New Christy Minstrels)

You asked for this show to return, so we brought back the foot-stomping fun of “Back Home Again—A Tribute to John Denver” with the clear vocals of Tom Becker and his band. The show offers the perfect blend of well-known and lesser-known Denver songs and features music and stories from Tom’s days as a member of the legendary folk group, The New Christy Minstrels. From the tenderness of “Annie’s Song” to the sweeping grandeur of “Eagle and the Hawk,” you will feel the spirit of John Denver in this true tribute.

August 13 | The Rat Pack, Together Again – Sinatra, Martin, And Davis Tribute From Vegas

Tony Sands has recreated the look and feel of the iconic trio of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis, Jr., who performed frequently in Las Vegas casinos and on tour in the 60s through the 80s. Tony and his cast mates will bring back fond memories of this fabulous group of talented, funny showmen. They’ve perfected the sense of camaraderie and humor the Rat Pack was known for, and Tony has captured the silky, mesmerizing sounds of “Ol Blue Eyes” that will astonish you. They have toured extensively throughout New York, Philadelphia, and Las Vegas at major hotels, casinos, and other venues.

Sunday August 21, 2022 | Tri-State Chorale FREE Sunday Matinee Concert at 4pm

This wonderful community chorus, founded in 2016, is a dynamic collaboration between its gifted Conductor and Music Director, Matthew Rupcich, and its members. The top priority of the group is its performance quality and vocal education.

This summer the chorale will perform a free “Summer Inspirations” Program featuring music by Mozart and local Milford composer Jeri Sardella. Come and enjoy this unique chorale in the amphitheater on the grounds of the beautiful Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary.

Be sure to bring a chair or blanket to sit on, and whatever food and beverages you wish. Come early and tour the Dorflinger Glass Museum and Museum Gift Shop that are open until 4pm. In the event of inclement weather, please check our website www.wildflowermusic.org.

 


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As an open-air outdoor music festival held among majestic pine trees and green ferns on the grounds of the Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary in White Mills, Pennsylvania, we are fortunate to have the best location to enjoy the amazing performers that grace our stage. Seating is on the grass in our natural graded amphitheater, so please bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on as chairs are not provided. Picnics and beverages of your choice are permitted at all outdoor concerts.

All concerts are held on Saturday evenings, except the July 28th Thursday evening concert. All concerts begin at 6 p.m. The seating area in the amphitheater opens at approximately 5 p.m., or whenever the artists have completed their sound check and rehearsal. Seating is on a first-come basis.

We hope you will enjoy the extra mid-week concert this season. Not only are there eight concerts instead of seven, but this Thursday event will hopefully enable those who work on Saturdays to attend a concert.

 

In the event of inclement weather, we move performances to the air-conditioned auditorium of the Wallenpaupack Area High School, Hawley, PA. The school does not allow food and beverages in the auditorium.

twochairandblanketIf in doubt of the location on the day of a concert, call 570-253-5500 after 12 p.m. or visit online at www.wildflowermusic.org for current info.

The Wildflower Amphitheater is located on the grounds of the Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary on Long Ridge Road in White Mills PA.

GPS ADDRESS: 55 SUYDAM DRIVE, HONESDALE, PA 18431

The village of White Mills lies halfway between Hawley and Honesdale on Route 6. At the blinking light in White Mills, turn at the Dorflinger Factory Museum and go up the Elizabeth Street hill. Proceed for 6/10 of a mile to the stop sign. Continue for another 1/10 mile to the entrance of the Sanctuary on your right.