Arizona’s M3F Fest is a music festival that operates as a nonprofit, giving 100 percent of the proceeds to local nonprofit organizations. (Provided photo)
M3F will benefit Phoenix Children’s music therapy program
Existing to entertain and give back, M3F is Arizona’s largest 100% nonprofit music festival, with all proceeds benefiting local, nonprofit organizations. Designed to promote Community, Culture and Charity, M3F has donated more than $2 million to local charities; raising $509,000 in 2019 alone. For the second year in a row, a portion of proceeds from the Festival will focus on funding the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Music Therapy Program. This program takes a unique approach to healing; applying the passion and power of music to help children heal as they undergo medical treatments and rehabilitation.
“We don’t work on music – we use music to work on other skills…. Each session varies so widely; I work with kids from the first day of life to early adulthood with varied diagnoses and needs. Sometimes, if a patient’s in pain, I play the guitar at bedside to help them calm down so they can sleep with a reduced need for medications. I can hum a lullaby to help an agitated infant receive treatment. Sometimes a session is an engaging one where we can use drums or shakers; sometimes with older kids, we work on songwriting to help them express their feelings. I can also support family bonding too; maybe just for a moment, a mom can hold her child while I sing, and feel a little more normal.” – Julie Renato, a Board-Certified Music Therapist at Phoenix Children’s Hospital
Come join us as worldwide artists such as Bon Iver, Rüfüs Du Sol, Stick Figure, LANY and more hit the stage at this year’s 17th Annual M3F! Arizona’s 100% nonprofit music festival will take place at Margaret T. Hance Park in Downtown Phoenix from March 6-8, 2020.