Variety of Events at McDowell Mountain Music Festival


The three-day McDowell Mountain Music Festival is celebrating its 13th year of combining music, arts, food, and charities for Phoenix locals seeking an authentic festival experience. Take a look below at all of this year’s festival offerings.

Headliners: From blues to jazz to electronic, an eclectic mix of headliners will take the stage at this year’s festival.

March 11

  • Animal Collective
  • Beck
  • Big Wild
  • MS MR

March 12

  • Bloc Party
  • Goldfish
  • GRiZ
  • Kid Cudi
  • The Main Squeeze
  • M!NT
  • Porter Robinson Live
  • St. Lucia

March 13

  • The Avett Brothers
  • Bird Dog
  • Firekid
  • Gary Clark Jr.
  • Kaleo
  • The Oh Hellos

Acoustic Stage: Free to patrons, the acoustic stage, near the front gate, will feature a variety of local acts.

March 12

  • Sister Up (2-3 p.m.)
  • Carlos Arzate & The Kind Souls (5-6 p.m.)

March 13

  • Endoplasmic (2-3 p.m.)
  • Wyves (5-6 p.m.)

After Hours: The After Hours events grant festivalgoers the experience to celebrate the night with their artist of choice. Festivities range from DJ to full sets fueled by cocktails and treats served by The Renaissance Hotel until the early hours of the morning.

March 11

  • Animal Collective (DJ Set)

March 12

  • GRiZ (DJ Set)
  • Golfish
  • M!NT

Culinary Workshops: Aaron May from Over Easy, The Yacht Club, and The Lodge will join forces with Aaron Chamberlain of St. Francis and Phoenix Public Market to host culinary workshops on Saturday and Sunday at M3F ’16. If you’re keen on learning how to craft your own artisan bread or even some good ol’ flapjacks, few local chefs are better than the Aaron’s tandem.

Local Lineup: For even more music, make sure to catch the local acts at the festival. For the full lineup, click here.

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