McDowell Mountain Music Festival Celebrates 14 Years In Phoenix

Photo: Meghan Lee

McDowell Mountain Music Festival celebrated it’s fourteenth year this past weekend in Phoenix Arizona. MMMF remains the only 100% non-profit music festival in Arizona, donating all proceeds to local charities. This festival celebrates Phoenix’s local culture with 3 days of music, food, and fun for the whole family.

Overall MMMF appeals to a variety of fans, making it easy for them to identify with the lineup. The festival takes place in the heart of downtown Phoenix and features two stages: the main stage as well as the local stage. The schedule of the festival is set up beautifully so that the stages do not overlap with performances. Instead, there is a constant flow of music from one of the two stages which makes it easy to catch not only the major headliners but is also a great way to discover a new local favorite.

One of the best things about this festival is the variety of artists that grace the stage. The first day of MMMF welcomed performances from: Bob Moses, Grouplove, Heaps n Heaps and The Shins with an overall indie vibe. Day two of the festival held a number of high energy performers ideal for dancing such as: DJ Mustard, Chromeo, and Flume. The third and final day of the festival featured a more mellow jam band feel with Railroad Earth, Lettuce, and Gov’t Mule. Awesome acts from the second stage included: Bear Ghost, The Record Company, Sunsquabi, Emancipator Ensemble, Treasurefruit, Wyves, and Coobee Coo. Be sure to look out for news on McDowell Mountain 2018 here in Phoenix!

See our full set of photographs from McDowell Mountain Music Festival 2017 below:

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