With the 15th annual McDowell Mountain Music Festival quickly approaching March 2-4, 2018, here are a few notable facts about the festival now known as M3F.

Photo by Jason Siegel Photography. Courtesy of the M3F Fest Facebook page.

  • The event is situated in downtown Phoenix at Margaret T. Hance Park (1200 N 1st Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004).
  • Several types of tickets are still available:
    • 1-Day general admission
    • 1-Day VIP admission
    • 3-Day general admission
    • 3-Day VIP admission
  • Gates to the festival open at 3 p.m. on Friday and open at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. They close at 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and close at 9:30 p.m on Sunday.
  • The lineup for this year’s festival features artists like Nick Murphy (also known as Chet Faker), Griz and Jane N The Jungle. Here are the set times throughout the weekend.
  • Here’s what you can bring into the festival: sealed or empty reusable water bottles, umbrellas, low-backed chairs (for designated areas only), picnic blankets, non-framed backpacks, hula hoops, selfie sticks, totems and crazy costumes.
  • Here’s what you can’t bring in: pets (besides service animals), outside beverages and food, outside ice chests, open alcohol outside festival grounds, illegal drugs, weapons, unlicensed vending, professional photo or video equipment without a press pass, laser pens and motorized vehicles (with the exception of ADA vehicles).
  • Food vendors in attendance include Even Stevens, Paletas Betty and Pho King.
  • Within the grounds, there will also be a marketplace made up of local vendors with a range of products. Not only is there apparel available, but handmade jewelry and a body art tent.
  • There will be a merch tent selling shirts and more from the bands, groups and festival.
  • Live art from local artists will featured throughout the three-day event.
  • The Kid Zone is available for children 10 and under to participate in some hands-on activities.
  • DeSoto Central Market is hosting ticketed After Hours events Friday and Saturday night.

To keep updated with their Instagram before and during the McDowell Festival click here.

Image by Jason Siegel Photography. Courtesy of the M3F Fest Facebook page.