McDowell Mountain Music Festival donates $150,000 to two nonprofits

Above: Huge crowds gather for the annual three-day M3F music festival in Margaret T. Hance Park. (Photo by Mike Mertes, AZ BIG Media) Experience Arizona | 7 Apr, 2017 |

After a three-day music festival in Downtown Phoenix, the McDowell Mountain Music Festival donated $150,000 between two Phoenix-based charities.

Phoenix Children’s Hospital and uMom New Day Centers, both Phoenix-based, family-oriented organizations, were chosen as this year’s recipients from the 14th annual M3F, which was held March 3 through 5 at Margaret T. Hance Park in Downtown Phoenix.


Photos by Mike Mertes, AZ Big Media

M3F has given a combined total of over $1 million dollars to local charities since it’s inception in 2004.

“It’s amazing how our fan base has grown to support this event” says John Largay, founder of M3F, “We are excited to give back to the community each and every year.”

The three-day festival saw roughly 14,000 attendees come together in the celebration of community, culture and charity that rings true to the M3F core.

With an eclectic lineup of national recording artists such as The Shins, Chromeo, Flume, and Lettuce, along with a strong lineup of local musicians from the likes of CooBee Coo, Ruca, and Upsahl, M3F continues to be a bright light on the Phoenix music horizon.

M3F will return for it’s 15th installment next spring.

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