Margaret T. Hance Park (Main entrance near library in plaza)
1202 N. 3rd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004
- Open – 3:00 PM
- Close – 11:00 PM
- Open – 12:00 PM
- Close – 11:00 PM
- Open – 11:30 AM
- Close – 9:30 PM
*Times are subject to change
Out of state? In the Valley? Stay downtown for the full M3F 2016 experience. Try a new restaurant, find a new hangout spot – book your room now and save.
- Springhill Suites
- 802 East Van Buren Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004
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- Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Midtown
- 4000 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85012
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- #1 Public Parking
- 2828 N Central
- #2 Public Parking
- 2700 N Central
- #3 Public Parking
- 2600 N Central
- Hance Park Public Parking
- 1134 N Central Ave
- CityScape Garage
- 1 E Washington
- Heritage Garage
- 115 N 6th Street
There are nine park-and-ride locations offering a total of 3,636 parking spaces. Valley Metro Rail park-and-rides are free. All park-and-rides are monitored by security cameras, security officers and municipal police officers. Parking for more than 24 hours is not permitted at Valley Metro Rail park-and-ride lots; violators are subject to ticketing and/or towing. Courtesy of www.valleymetro.org
- 19th Avenue/Montebello Avenue
- 1825 West Montebello Avenue
- 19th Avenue/Camelback Road
- 1815 West Camelback Road
- 7th Avenue/Camelback Road
- 301 West Camelback Road
- Central Avenue/Camelback Road
- 123 West Camelback Road
- 38th Street/Washington Street
- 3763 East Washington Street
- Dorsey Lane/Apache Boulevard
- 1306 East Apache Boulevard
- McClintock Road/Apache Boulevard
1811 East Apache Boulevard
- Price Freeway/Apache Boulevard
- 2235 East Apache Boulevard
- Sycamore Street/Main Street
- 1806 West Main Street
If you are traveling from another state, connect with other travelers and share a ride! To make a Reddit account click Here and chat with other M3F attendees.
A reminder to stay safe before, during and after the festival, including travel to and from Hance Park.
All Valley Metro vehicles are wheelchair accessible. For more information including service hours and park-and-ride locations, please visit www.valleymetro.org.
FOOD & BEVERAGE
To enhance your McDowell Mountain Music Festival experience, we recommend you bring the following:
- • Sunscreen – it may not be July, but you can still get cooked in the sun.
- • Sunglasses – again, the sun is real. Protect your eyes.
- • Reusable water bottle – you’re outside in the sun. Have we mentioned sun? You need to stay hydrated.
- • Chapstick – all day in the outdoors, dancing, and having fun = chapped lips. Be prepared.
- • Cash – we have awesome vendors selling That Thing You Can’t Live Without. In case you forget, though, we also have ATMs and some vendors accept cards. Not all do. Bring cash.
- • Phone/wallet/keys – no adult should leave the house without these. Just sayin’.
- • ID – you must present a valid HORIZONTAL driver’s license to obtain a wristband. No ID, no wristband, no exceptions.
- • Download the mobile app – it’s your one stop shop for all things M3F, and it’s available on iOS and Android.
- • Game Face or a Smile – good vibes are required. If you forget this at home, we promise you’ll find it once you’re here.
- • Party Pants and Dancing Shoes – get ready to let loose and have a good time listening to some great music!
RULES & REGULATIONS
Below is a list of festival guidelines. If you have any questions regarding the regulations below, feel free to send a question to email@example.com or check the FAQ.
Things you can bring:
- • Sealed or empty reusable water bottles – you will get thirsty, so bring these.
- • Umbrellas or low-backed chairs (designated areas only) – because standing gets old after about two hours – or less; we won’t judge.
- • Blankets – forgot your chair but don’t want to sit on grass? Bust out the picnic blanket.
- • Non-framed backpacks – translation: nothing with rollie wheels.
- • Hula hoops – the LED kind are best, in our opinion.
- • Selfie sticks – if you must, but promise you’ll put down the phone and enjoy the music.
- • Totems – the funnier and more original the better.
- • Crazy costumes – just don’t forget your dancing shoes.
- • Dance Parties – the more, the merrier. Maybe your moves will go viral.
- • Twerking – just keep the Miley to a minimum.
Things to leave at home:
- • Pets (except service animals) – sorry, Fido.
- • Outside beverages/food/ice chests – we’ve got you covered with Oskar Blues, food trucks, and more. You bring you.
- • Open alcohol outside the festival grounds is illegal – festival grounds are where the party’s at, anyway.
- • Illegal drugs - enough said.
- • Weapons – again, enough said. Keep it safe.
- • Unlicensed vending – if you wanted to be a vendor, all you had to do was ask.
- • Professional photo or video equipment without a press pass – leave the recording to the professionals and enjoy the show.
- • Lazers – save the lazer pen for terrorizing your pet cat. At home. See rule #1.
- • Motorized vehicles, with the exception of ADA vehicles – transportation is Flintstone-style: feet only. Power to the pedestrians.
- • Drones – that’s pretty expensive tech, so just keep it safe at home.