The Freedom First Down by Downtown Music Festival is back in a big way with headliner The Wallflowers. The ticketed headliner concert will be held in Elmwood Park on Saturday, April 16 with gates opening at 6 pm, with Empty Bottle String Bnad opening act at 6:30 pm, and The Wallflowers starting at 8:30 pm.
For the past 30 years, The Wallflowers have stood as one of rock’s most dynamic and purposeful bands – a unit dedicated to and continually honing a sound that meshes timeless songwriting and storytelling with a hard-hitting and decidedly modern musical attack.
That signature style has been present through the decades, from 90’s hits like “One Headlight” and “6th Avenue Heartache”, to their recently released album Exit Wounds. The band is also known for lead singer and primary songwriter Jakob Dylan, who is legendary songwriter Bob Dylan’s son.