Prophets and Outlaws Coming to Richardson’s Cottonwood Art Festival

Cottonwood Art Festival, held twice a year and featuring works from the nation's top visual artists will be October 5-6, 2013. Located in scenic Cottonwood Park in Richardson, this prestigious art show has been a part of Richardson life for over 40 years. Admission is free.

Online PR News – 31-August-2013 – Richardson, Texas – RICHARDSON, TX (August 28, 2013)… Everyone is welcome at Richardson’s Cottonwood Art Festival, and that includes Prophets and Outlaws. The Southern rock band with soul will headline Saturday at the fall festival, which will be held Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 5-6, 2013, at the City of Richardson’s Cottonwood Park. The band will perform from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Prophets and Outlaws ( have embraced their country roots while developing a sound that also includes a passion for blues – and celebrating the people who paved the way. Elements of the old "outlaw" music can be seen in their attitude and the way they push the boundaries of today’s music.

After Matt Boggs heard James and Steven Guckenheimer perform “Why Georgia” when he was in high school, he asked Steven to become his guitarist. As the Matt Boggs Band, Steven and Matt played shows throughout Texas and Oklahoma. During this time, James and Steven formed a band with Matt Murrow and Benji Harris called Rigby. Both bands built followings. After college, Rigby became the opening and backing band for Matt Boggs, who competed on CMT’s Can You Duet. Realizing what they had, the two bands created a super-group – Prophets and Outlaws.

Now in its 44th year, Richardson’s bi-annual Cottonwood Art Festival is a juried show. Jurors have selected more than 240 artists from 1,400 submissions to exhibit their museum-quality work at the festival. The artists compete in 14 categories: 2D Mixed Media, 3D Mixed Media, Ceramics, Digital, Drawings/Pastels, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Leather, Metalwork, Painting, Photography, Sculpture and Wood. Rated as one of the top art festivals in the United States, the prestigious show is the premier fine art event in North Texas.

Richardson’s Cottonwood Art Festival takes place Saturday, Oct. 5, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 6, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at Cottonwood Park, located at 1321 W. Belt Line Road, one block east of Coit Road in Richardson, TX. Parking and admission are free. The artists’ works are available for purchase, as are food and beverages.

Children have their own escape – to ArtStop, Cottonwood’s hands-on, interactive children's area offering arts, crafts and activities for children of all ages. Although admission to the festival is free, some ArtStop activities require a small fee.

In addition to Prophets and Outlaws, the festival features other top local bands performing the best in rock, country, jazz, blues, swing and folk. Check out the courtyard, sit in the shade by the lake, relax and enjoy the music. Food and spirits are also available in the courtyard.

Saturday, October 5, 2013
Gary Eckert 10 - 11 a.m.
Brown, Byrd and Champagne 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Trent Turner and the Moontowers 1:30 - 3 p.m.
Jon Christopher Davis 3:30 - 5 p.m.
Prophets and Outlaws 5:30 - 7 p.m.

Sunday, October 6, 2013
Emily Elbert 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Boxcar Bandits 12:30 – 2 p.m.
John Adams Group 2:30 - 4 p.m.
Midnight River Choir 4:30 - 6 p.m.

Whether shopping for art, listening to music, enjoying the outdoors, or making art of your own – Cottonwood has something for everyone, including mini-Monets. For more information, go to or visit on Facebook –

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Office: 972-247-1369
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For more information or photographs, contact:
Serri Ayers
Festival Director
Cottonwood Art Festival
City of Richardson