Where is the Festival located?
M3F is located in Margaret T. Hance Park on 1202 N 3rd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85003.
How can I purchase tickets?
Through out website. Please click here to buy.
How much do tickets cost?
Check our ticket info page.
When do tickets go on sale?
Tickets will be released November 3 at 10:00 am MST.
What ticket types are available for purchase?
VIP passes, 3-Day passes and Single Day tickets are available. Visit our ticket page to purchase.
Info on After Hours shows?
After Hours will be post-festival sets at the Desoto Central Market on Friday and Saturday night. Check back soon for more details on how to purchase a ticket.
What is included in each ticket type?
3-Day General Admission: This package includes general admission to the Festival grounds at Margaret T. Hance Park on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Ages 10 and under free.
Single-Day General Admission: This includes single day general admission and access to the Festival grounds at Margaret T. Hance Park in downtown Phoenix on either Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Ages 10 and under free.
VIP Single Day Pass: This includes admission to the Festival grounds and VIP area at Margaret T. Hance Park on either Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Also included in the ticket price are meals/snacks, five beers or mixed drinks, complimentary chair massages, access to the Poser Deck, private bathrooms, VIP exclusive entrance, valet parking (only with purchase of four VIP tickets) and many other amenities only found within the VIP experience. VIP section will give you a view of the main stage only.
3-Day VIP Pass: This includes admission to the Festival grounds and VIP area at Margaret T. Hance Park during each day of the Festival (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday). Also included in the ticket price are meals/snack, five beers or mixed drinks (per day), complimentary chair massages, access to the Poser Deck, private bathrooms, VIP exclusive entrance, valet parking (only with purchase of four 3-Day VIP Tickets) and many other amenities only found with the VIP experience. VIP section will give you a view of the main stage only.
Food will be served in the VIP Area –
Friday, March 3: Snacks 3-6pm, Dinner 6-9pm
Saturday, March 4: Snacks 2-6pm, Dinner 6-9pm
Sunday, March 5: Snacks 2-5pm, Dinner 5-8pm
Afterhours: This includes single day admission to post-Festival celebrations at Desoto Central Market on either Friday or Saturday.
Will I be able to purchase tickets at the gate?
Yes, last minute purchases can be made at the gate day of show. However, there is no guarantee as tickets may sell out.
Is an electronic copy of my ticket allowed? For example, if my ticket is on my smartphone?
Yes, electronic tickets will be accepted.
Can I exchange/return my ticket?
No exchanges or returns will be permitted.
When do the gates open and close?
Friday: Gates open at 3:00pm / Gates close at 11:00pm
Saturday: Gates open at 2:00PM (Two) / Gates close at 11:00pm
Sunday: Gates open at 2:00PM (Two) / Gates close at 9:30pm
Is re-entry allowed?
Yes, you may exit and re-enter with a wristband on. However, it is under our discretion to prohibit entry if wristbands have been tampered with.
What if I lose my wristband? Can I still get into the Festival?
You will need to bring your ID to the ticketing box office where they will look up your order. Once verified, they will give you a new wristband. However, without an ID you will not be able to get a new wristband.
Will children under a certain age be able to attend for free?
Children under the age of 10 are allowed free admission to the Festival.
Is the Festival accessible to people with disabilities?
Yes, the park is ADA compliant.
Is there transportation to and from the Festival?
Lyft, Uber, taxis and the Light Rail are available. Lyft Promos – Up to $50 in credits for new users with code MMMF. 25% off 2 rides for existing users with code MMMF17.
Will there be bike racks?
Yes, bike racks are available outside of the festival grounds. Bikes will not be permitted within the grounds.
Is food and water available? Will there be gluten free/vegetarian options?
There are water refill stations at the Festival where you can fill up your water bottles; you may also purchase bottled water at drink tents. There are food trucks that offer a wide variety of choices, including vegetarian and gluten free options. Please visit our Food & Beverage page for a complete list of vendors.
What are the rules on credit cards and debit cards? Will there be ATMs at the Festival?
All vendors will accept cash. Most will accept debit and credit cards, however they are independent operators. There will also be ATMs on site in case you run low on cash.
Will there be a place to charge my cell phone?
Yes, there will be a charging station at the Festival.
What can I bring/What can I not bring?
Please see below for our Rules & Regulations.
How can I volunteer for the Festival?
Please check back during mid-January for volunteer opportunities.
How can I obtain press or photo credentials?
Please email email@example.com.
How can I become a food or crafts vendor?
For information on how to become a food and beverage vendor please visit our food & beverage page.
For all other vendor applications including arts, crafts, and other merchandise please visit our vendor marketplace page.
Lost & Found?
Please visit the information booth that is located near the front entrance. Notice something missing after the Festival ends? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org. They will be sure to get back to you within 3-5 days after the last day of the Festival on where you can pick up your missing goods.
Safety & Security? Medical?
There will be police officers and security guards throughout the Festival. EMS tents will be stationed on site.
Any other questions?
Please email email@example.com.
Margaret T. Hance Park (Main Entrance Near Library In Plaza)
1202 N. 3rd Street
Phoenix, Az 85004
Lyft is available!
Redeem up to $50 in Lyft Ride Credits.* Use Code: MMMF
*New users only. See Lyft’s Terms.
Get 25% off 2 rides* with code: MMMF17
*New and existing Lyft users. Valid for up to 25% off 2 rides taken to/from McDowell Mountain Music Festival. Lyft credit expires 30 days from redemption. Discount does not apply to tips, cancellation fees, damage charges, or taxes. Subject to Lyft’s Terms of Service.
Out of state? Or just looking to get away from home with a staycation? Book a room with our downtown hotel partner and you’ll receive the full M3F experience. Try a new restaurant, find a new hangout spot – book your room now and save.
Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Downtown
15 E Monroe St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Central Downtown Phoenix Hotel Near It All
With a prime location near major offices, universities, pro sports arenas and theaters, Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Downtown is the perfect base for your visit. Walk to the Phoenix Convention Center and offices for JP Morgan Chase, Ernst & Young and UnitedHealthcare, and enjoy local restaurants, concerts, museums, and Suns and Diamondbacks games – all within blocks of our hotel. ASU’s downtown campus and the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix are also steps away.
Count on a memorable stay in a historic yet modern atmosphere. Built in 1932, the hotel features original Art Deco design and a grand lobby with restored columns and marble touches. Enjoy the easy ambiance of Monroe’s lobby bar, breakfast in our Garden Grille restaurant, or a savory dinner at Nook Kitchen. Exercise in the 24-hour fitness center, and work smart in the 24-hour business center.
Our stylish hotel is ideal for any event; we offer an executive boardroom, two ballrooms and flexible pre-function space for up to 200 guests. Transportation is easy with a 2-minute walk to the Valley Metro Light Rail station, and PHX Airport just 5 miles away.
Downtown Phoenix boasts more than 25,000 parking spaces, making it a very car-friendly city center. Please visit their website for a complete list of parking locations.
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
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 Valley Metro online.
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.
- 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.
Since 2004, M3F has donated over $1,000,000 to local charities.
M3F donates 100% of the proceeds to two local, family-based, nonprofits: Phoenix Children's Hospital Foundation and UMOM New Day Center.
M3F was established in 2004 and quickly became a festival experience destination for music fanatics.