McDowell Mountain Music Festival boasts can’t-miss lineup

Above: Arizona’s M3F Fest is a music festival that operates as a nonprofit, giving 100 percent of the proceeds to local nonprofit organizations. Lifestyle | 21 Feb, 2018 |

If you don’t have your tickets yet to the McDowell Mountain Music Festival, there is still time to secure your spot.

Organizers of the McDowell Mountain Music Festival (M3F) are ecstatic over the lineup for the 15th annual music Festival on March 2-4, 2018. And they should be. This year, M3F brings top headliners to the Arizona music scene such as Nick Murphy (FKA Chet Faker), Big Gigantic and Griz. The lineup features numerous national artists such as Lemaitre, Lucky Chops and The Marcus King Band. As a local, Arizona-based festival, M3F doesn’t forget its local talent – featuring 11 local bands across three stages – Including The Uncommon Good, Jane N’ The Jungle, Treasurefruit and others.

In an effort to remain true to its eclectic roots while evolving, M3F attracts music festivalgoers who are interested in a diverse variety of genres by bringing unexpected sound pairings to the Valley. “What really sets us apart from other music festivals, is our choice of artists year after year,” says President John Largay. “15 years has been a great experience for me and the people of Wespac – to be able to participate in community and culture at this level and watch it affect the resurgence of Downtown Phoenix, to the promotion of music, family spirit and charity – it has been an honor.” He reminds us that the overall Festival goal is “to continue to elevate Phoenix as a music and cultural destination. As well as, to generate revenue for our local economy, including local artists and small businesses, which are the oxygen that feeds the heart of the city.”

Here are some of thenational and local acts that this year’s festivalgoers will get the chance to see:

• Anderson East

• Big Gigantic

• Brasstracks

• Com Truise

• 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

• Romen Buffalo and The Loyal Order  • The Russ Liquid Test

• Scattered Melodies

• Seratones

• Spark Jack Daddy

• Treasurefruit

• The Uncommon Good

• Washed Out

• Wyves

Along with the music, charity is a part of the DNA that fuels M3F. From its inception, the Festival has donated over $1,000,000 to local family-based Arizona charities. Last year, M3F teamed up with Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation and UMOM New Day Center, donating $75,000 to each charity.

Tickets are on sale at M3FFest.com. M3F offers a range of ticket options including 3-day General Admission and VIP, as well as an opportunity for a payment plan.

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