M3F (McDowell Mountain Music Festival) is a 100% nonprofit music festival that was established in 2004 and has become a musical destination for festivalgoers. The Festival is celebrating its 15th year, attracting visitors to Arizona with previous headliners such as Flume, Chromeo, Grouplove, Beck, Kid Cudi, The Avett Brothers, Dwight Yoakam, Michael Franti, The Roots, The Shins, Slightly Stoopid, Umphrey’s McGee and many others.

In a commitment to giving back, M3F has adopted a 3 C’s belief – community, culture, and charity. These 3C’s fuel the Festival’s underlying dedication to its local people and causes. In the spirit of this belief, all of the proceeds from the Festival benefit local nonprofit organizations.

M3F is a great opportunity to experience the energy of people joined by their love of music and art, and their enthusiasm in helping the community.

Our Purpose:

To connect the community through a festival gathering including music, arts and food.

To entertain the community, companies and their employees.

To support the arts in an effort that they may grow and exist for future generations to enjoy.

To provide financial support and education to family based charities in an effort to provide equitable advancement throughout the community.


M3F was built on the idea of giving back.  This is why we do what we do. Since we started in 2004, M3F has donated over $1 Million dollars to local Arizona charities. In 2017, we donated $150,000 to local charities, our largest contribution yet. We will continue to donate 100% of our proceeds to help local organizations reach their goals. 

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