The 15th Annual McDowell Mountain Music Festival, which is Arizona’s only 100 percent nonprofit music festival, donated $65,000 to charity this past year. 

The McDowell Mountain Music Festival donated the $65,000 to Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Habitat for Humanity and Smiles for Special Needs, according to WESPAC Construction, the festival’s organizers. 

The festival was held from March 2- 4, 2018 and at Margaret T. Hance Park. Next year, the 16th annual happening of the festival will be held March 1-3, 2019.  

Photos from this year’s festival: 

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Photos by Mike Mertes, AZ Big Media 

There were many crowd drawing acts that performed at the music festival, including Nick Murphy (FKA Chet Faker), Big Gigantic, GRiZ and Father John Misty. 

This past year was a little bit different from years prior, as there were three stages. Crowds were able to see a variety of acts from indie music to EDM, all from a prime location in downtown Phoenix.  

 Video provided by McDowell Mountain Music Festival 

Here’s a breakdown of the lineup from this past year: 

  • Anderson East
  • Big Gigantic
  • Brasstracks
  • ComTruise
  • Cut Copy
  • Daisy
  • Dr. Dog
  • Father John Misty
  • Gorgon City
  • Griz
  • Jai Wolf
  • Jane N’ The Jungle
  • Jerusafunk
  • Lemaitre
  • The Lonesome Wilderness Lucky Chops
  • The Marcus King Band
  • The Motet
  • Mura Masa
  • Nick Murphy (FKA Chet Faker) O.A.R.
  • Phoenix Afro Beat Orchestra
  • RomenBuffalo and The Loyal Order   
  • The Russ Liquid Test
  • Scattered Melodies
  • Seratones
  • Spark Jack Daddy
  • Treasurefruit
  • The Uncommon Good
  • Washed Out
  • Wyves