The 16th annual M3F Fest comes to Phoenix’s Hance Park on March 1st. The 3-day music festival, also known as the McDowell Mountain Music Festival, has always featured the hottest bands. Past lineups have included Dr. Dog and the Revivalists in 2018, The Shins and Chromeo in 2017 and Beck along with Bloc Party in 2016. And this year’s lineup doesn’t disappoint.
From March 1st to March 3rd, you can catch live bands, art and more, all while enjoying the beautiful Arizona sunshine. ODESZA and Empire of the Sun headline this year’s festivals with performances by Umphrey’s McGee, Kurt Vile and the Violators, Lettuce, Margo Price, Big Something, The Knocks, Marian Hill, The Noodles, Nombe, Kevin Morby and more. You can check out the full lineup at the official website.
The special thing about this festival is that all proceeds go to local charities. In fact, M3F has donated over $1,000,000 to Arizona based charities. This year, the 100 percent nonprofit music festival will donate portions of their proceeds to the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Music Therapy Program. This year’s sponsors include Downtown Phoenix, Caravana, Captain Morgan and Tanqueray. M3F believes in giving back and embraces community, culture and charity.
The M3F Fest is more than just live music, it is an experience in the heart of downtown Phoenix. Kids 10 and under get in free and can enjoy friendly activities at the kid zone. Local artists create beautiful pieces to the live music and a drum circle led by Frank Thompson from the AZ Rhythm Connection brings good vibes. Also, there are plenty of food trucks, restaurants and beverage options including beer from Oskar Blues and cocktails provided by Tito’s Vodka, Captain Morgan, Don Julio and more. If you are looking to do some shopping, the Marketplace is home to local vendors along with the merch tent where you can score festival and band apparel.
What is better than dancing to some of the hottest bands while mingling with friends in the gorgeous Arizona weather? General Admission and VIP tickets are currently on sale. You can score general admission tickets for all 3 days for $125. Single day tickets for general admission are $60. The 3 day VIP ticket runs $540. Single day VIP tickets are $200. VIP tickets include seats and shading in the VIP section, complimentary food, five beverages (each day!), upgraded restrooms, chair massages and access to the Poser Deck, which is located right next to the stage.
What: M3F Fest
Where: Hance Park @ 1200 N. 1st St. Phoenix, AZ 85004
When: Kicks off Friday March 1st @ 6pm
For more information visit the website.