McDowell Mountain Music Festival Archives

McDowell Mountain Music Festival 2017 lineup announced

McDowell Mountain Music Festival
by in Experience AZ Magazine | Play

All is right in the world. The lineup  for the McDowell Mountain Music Festival has finally been announced, and this year, The Shins are returning to the downtown Phoenix festival. The three day festival is returning to Margaret T. Hance Park on March 3-5, 2017, and includes great acts such as Flume, The Shins, Chromeo,… Read More →

Good times at McDowell Mountain Music Festival

McDowell Mountain Music Festival

The weekend-long party in the grass, McDowell Mountain Music Festival, came to a close, Sunday, after famed acts such as Beck, Kid Cudi, The Avett Brothers and many other bands rocked the stage. Wespac Construction put on its 13th Annual Festival in Margaret T. Hance Park from March 11 to 13 where all proceeds benefitted the… Read More →

Beck headlines McDowell Mountain Music Festival


Calling all music fans: McDowell Mountain Music Festival (M3F) has has an amazing lineup for the 13th annual festival this weekend. Beck, Kid Cudi, The Avett Brothers and Animal Collective are playing at this year’s festival. Check out the set times on and the official M3F ’16 mobile app. The three-day festival celebrates its 13th… Read More →

Deco Communities campaign helps Valley students


Education is the key that will open doors to a bright future.  That’s why Deco Communities is putting keys in the hands of the community to help open doors for vocational students in Phoenix and across the Valley this spring by launching Deco Keys to the Future, a one-for-one giving initiative that will debut at… Read More →

McDowell Mountain Music Fest gives back to community

McDowell Mountain Musical Festival
by in Experience AZ Magazine | Play

The McDowell Mountain Music Festival has been a yearly event since 2004. It is a place to listen to music and enjoy food and art. It’s a time for everyone in the community to join together, listen to good music while giving back to the community at the same time. The first show featured David Crosby,… Read More →

McDowell Mountain Music Festival boosts lineup

Rosie's House
by in Experience AZ Magazine | Play

McDowell Mountain Music Festival announces additions to the festival’s lineup including the indie-pop duo MS MR, and folk group The Oh Hellos among others. Local band additions include, Luna Aura, Taylor Upsahl, and Mr. Mudd & Mr. Gold. Beck, Kid Cudi, The Avett Brothers and Animal Collective are already playing at this year’s festival. The… Read More →

The Yard hosts McDowell Mountain Music Festival event

by in Eat | Experience AZ Magazine | Play

Culinary Dropout at The Yard on 7th Street is gearing up for a rocking good time. On Saturday, November 14 from 3:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., the neighborhood hot-spot will host the 3rd Annual Yardstock, the official kick-off event for the 2016 McDowell Mountain Music Festival (MMMF). Organizers of Arizona’s 100 percent non-profit music festival… Read More →

McDowell Mountain Music Festival returns to Phoenix

Crowd party

Listen up music fans, the 13th annual McDowell Mountain Music Festival (MMMF) will take the stage on March 11-13, 2016 for three full days of music, food, art, culture and more in the Arizona sun. Presale ticket packages for MMMF 2016 will be available for purchase at a discounted rate starting on August 1, 2015.… Read More →

McDowell Mountain Music Festival 2015 in review

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Photo: Kaci Demarest

McDowell Mountain Music Festival took over Margaret T. Hance Park in downtown Phoenix over the weekend. The three-day festival featured more than 30 bands from a wide range of genres between the local and main stages. For the 12th year, Wespac Construction hosted the event as a fundraiser for charity. McDowell Mountain Music Festival benefits… Read More →

The Hourglass Cats shake up genres at MMMF

Hourglass Cats

The Hourglass Cats might sound familiar to those who attended McDowell Mountain Music Festival last year. The band played on the local stage last year, though it has members that come from Arizona, California, New York and Germany. Band members are comprised of Cori Rios (guitar/vocals), Jason Sessler (bass/vocals), Chaz Fertal (tenor sax/ percussion/vocals), Lisa… Read More →

The Revivalists take MMMF by storm

Adam Kowalski (Hardhead Evil Teen)

The Revivalists are a rock band that started in 2007 in New Orleans out of the wake of Hurricane Katrina. The Revivalists garnered their name in reference to the rebuilding efforts occurring in their state. The band was coming up on their first show and still didn’t have name. Guitarist Zack Feinberg offered a suggestion.… Read More →

Concerts and festivals you need to catch this weekend

Portugal. The Man

McDowell Mountain Music Festival Arizona’s only nonprofit music festival returns this weekend. Performers for this year’s show include Passion Pit, Portugal. The Man, Thievery Corporation, Widespread Panic and more. The profits from the show go on to benefit Phoenix Children’s Hospital and UMOM New Day Centers. In addition to diverse music on the main and… Read More →

McDowell Mountain Music Festival returns March 27-29


The three-day McDowell Mountain Music Festival, which takes place March 27-29, features a lineup that includes Widespread Panic, Passion Pit, Thievery Corporation, Phantogram, Portugal. The Man, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Beats Antique, Trampled by Turtles, StrFkr, Robert Delong and Break Science. “This festival is a party for the people,” said… Read More →


by in Events | Lifestyle

The 10th Annual McDowell Mountain Music Festival (MMMF) is scheduled to take place at the Margaret T. Hance Park in Phoenix, March 22 – March 24. The 14-band, main stage lineup includes The Roots, The Shins, Umphrey’s McGee and Duo de Twang, among others. MMMF is Arizona’s only non-profit music festival, donating 100 percent of… Read More →