mcdowell lineup

What is it?

M3F (McDowell Mountain Music Festival) is a 100% nonprofit three-day music festival established in 2004. In a commitment to giving back, M3F has adopted a 3 C’s belief – community, culture, and charity. 

When is it?

March 2-4, 2018

Who's playing?

Nick Murphy (Chet Faker), Big Gigantic, Griz, Father John Misty, The Revivalists, Cut Copy, O.A.R. and more local and national acts.

Where is it?

The festival takes places on the east side of downtown Phoenix's Margaret T. Hance Park, 1200 N 1st Street.

What time is it?

Friday: Gates open at 3 p.m and close at 11 p.m.
Saturday: Gates open at 2 p.m. and close at 11 p.m.
Sunday: Gates open at 2 p.m. and close at 9:30 p.m.

What's the cost?

Single-day GA: Currently $50 + $17 fee
3-day GA: Currently $90 + $17 fee
Single-day VIP: Currently $180 + $17 fee
3-day VIP: Currently $540 + $27 fee

Get your tickets here.


What's the best way to get there?

The Valley Metro Light Rail's Central Avenue and Roosevelt Street stop is just a five-minute walk from the entrance. An all-day pass is just $4.

If looking to drive, there are parking garages and lots throughout downtown Phoenix. 


In addition to music, what else will be happening?

More than a dozen local vendors will be selling their wares; youngsters can unwind in the kids zone; watch art being made as local artists create pieces to the sounds of the music; and join the drum circle conducted by AZ Rhythm Connection‘s Frank Thompson.

How about food and drink?

Local restaurants and food trucks such as Pho King, Paletas Betty and Island Noodles will be on hand. Cocktails will be from Tito's Handmade Vodka and beer fans can enjoy brews from Oskar Blues. 

What else should I do while in Phoenix?

Explore the nearby downtown nightlife and dining, take a selfie with a saguaro while you explore the desertvisit one of our top attractions, or enjoy lots more things to do in Phoenix

Where can I get more info?

Visit for more details and to purchase tickets

Scenes from 2017's festival