McDowell Mountain Music Festival Gives Back

Written by Guest Contributor, Nick Chavez
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For the past 15 years, McDowell Mountain Music Festival (M3F) at Margaret T. Hance Park in Phoenix, Arizona has done what it does best— Brought its best tunes, inclusive party people, and projected proceeds back into the community. Being one of the first festivals to set foot in Arizona, there is an outpour of love from within M3F for many reasons. An OG event introducing unstoppable music to an up and coming community and killer weather for everyone? Come on! M3F is non-profit, therefore, out of the funds that funnel in, the staff makes no money and all of the money that is consumed through tickets is donated to local charities! By merely attending, what an honor it is to give back to different charities including the Phoenix Children’s Hospital. With that being said, it is clear that you can’t miss out on the killer line up, good vibes, and charitable causes. 

Along with the beautiful sunsets and guests, from March 2nd to the 4th, various incredible artists like Nick Murphy, Big Gigantic, Griz, Jai Wolf, Mura Masa, Anderson East and so many more are set to entertain. Take a peek at a few of our favorites:

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Jai Wolf will be bringing his turntables to add himself onto the list of all electronic artists who have killed the stage at M3F. Jai recently released the music video for his hit, “Starlight.” If you haven’t taken a look just yet, get on it and prepare yourself for him in the Valley on Day 2.

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Big Gigantic just wrapped up their “Got The Love Tour” and are now ready for festival season. With honor, Mcdowell Mountain Music Festival is the first stop! We all
know that Big Gigantic has some rather gigantic collaborations with some of the dopest artists in the field like Waka Flocka Flame & Logic. Could we expect a surprise guest? Lets hope!


With such a sick line up, you might be asking yourself, “How in the world can only one stage hold all of these legendary artists?” No worries. That’s why they’re bringing a total of 3 stages that are all bound to be shaped by each incredible performer.

Hang tight, let’s not forget another one of the M3F essentials— An amazing asset on the festival grounds is the presence of local vendors with plenty of treats. Considering we’re often rightfully told to “buy local,” here’s a great chance to! During all 3 days of M3F, the vending section will be full of goodies like Paletas Betty. Paletas Betty is a local traditional Mexican popsicle shop that handcrafts all of its treats. No matter what kind of mood you’re in, Paletas Betty has an abundance of flavors for you to pick from.
Not limited to sweets, many other vending tents will include Pho King, Island noodles, Gypsy Cup, The spot, Hot Bamboo, and so many more. Be sure to satisfy all of your cravings before you head up to the stages.

Last but not least, while we are extremely excited to see the artists, the vendors, and everything M3F is about, we’re most excited to see YOU! Grab your Festival Squad and head to Margaret T. Hance Park for the 15th annual McDowell Mountain Music Festival! Be sure to grab your one day, two day, or full weekend pass HERE!

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