• AZCentral

    The festival, in its 11th year, has returned to its jam-friendly roots. Ben Harper will perform with Charlie Musselwhite to anchor Sunday’s bill, which also features country great Dwight Yoakam…Read More

    Downtown Devil

    An art installation that started earlier in March encourages passers-by at Margaret T…Read More

    Creative Music Solutions

    Kick off the 2014 festival season this weekend at the McDowell Mountain Music Festival in sunny Phoenix, AZ.  The festival is a 100% non-profit festival…Read More


    AZmusicmatters is very excited for the upcoming week of McDowell Mountain Music Festival. Keep an eye out for several updates and selections…Read More


    In a world where most festivals strive off of massive profits and production companies try to monopolize the scene, one festival strives for something more. For McDowell Mountain Music Festival it’s more than just profits and demographics…Read More

    College Times

    The McDowell Mountain Music Fest is celebrating its 11th year since they started bringing artists together for their non-profit music festival in 2004. This year, local bands…Read More

    Curated Music

    We have learned that Festival Season has no true start & end dates. Whether it’s a snow covered festival in December, or a sunny cruise-ship fest in January…Read More

    Jam Bands

    STS9, The Disco Biscuits, Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite, Slightly Stoopid, Dispatch, Lettuce, G. Love, Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers…Read More

    Phoenix New Times

    This year’s McDowell Mountain Festival went off like a weekend in the park, and we mean that both figuratively and literally. Perched upon…Read More

    One of the hallmarks of the McDowell Mountain Music Festival over its decade or so of existence has been the utter diversity of sounds its offered…Read More

    Yoakam had no shortage of potential collaborators for his latest project, however…Read More

    Headliners include Gramatik, Slightly Stoopid, and–on Sunday–Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite and Dwight Yoakam…Read More

    No one would have blamed the McDowell Mountain Music Festival crew for throwing in the towel. Twenty-twelve was, after all, a bruising year…Read More

    Modern Times

    McDowell Mountain Music Festival is one the Phoenix Metro’s premier musical events…Read More

    Could it be more than a coincidence that Phoenix’s home grown Bonnaroo, McDowell Mountain Music Festival, released its lineup three days after the…Read More

    There are 11 slots on the McDowell Mountain Music Festival local stage, and seeing as how the main stage slots have…Read More

    Music Festival Junkies

    The festival takes place at Hance Park in downtown Phoenix with aftershows nightly at The Crescent and The Renaissance Hotel — see the official website for deals at the Renaissance…Read More

    Show Business Report

    There is not another music festival in Arizona like this one! McDowell Mountain Music Festival is a three day multi-genre musical celebration that takes place…Read More

    Glide Magazine

    You got to be kidding yourself if you even think for a minute the McDowell Mountain Music Festival carries the prestige of a Coachella, Bonnaroo or even a Northwest….Read More

  • Will there be gluten free/vegetarian options? If not will I be able to bring in my own food?

    The food trucks at the festival offer a wide variety of choices, including vegetarian and gluten free options.

     Will children under a certain age be able to attend for free?

    Children under the age of ten are allowed free admission into the festival.

     How will same day entry work?

    Upon entry to the festival, you are given a wristband, providing you freedom to come and go from Hance Park.

     Will I be able to purchase tickets at the door?

    Yes, last minute purchases can be made at the door.

    Does VIP give you a view of both stages? Or will there be a VIP at both stages?

    The VIP section has a view of the main stage only.

     Can you bring chairs to set up?

    Yes, open seating is permitted.

    Are EZ-up’s allowed for shade during the day?

    EZ-up’s are not be permitted on festival grounds, however individuals are allowed to use umbrellas behind a indicated line.

    Are reusable water bottles allowed? Will there be a place to refill the bottle with water?

    Yes, water bottles are allowed, and the McDowell Mountain Music Festival will provide water stations.

    Is an electronic copy of my ticket allowed? For example, if my ticket is on my smart phone?

    Yes, electronic tickets will be accepted.

    Will there be bike racks?

    Yes, bike racks are available outside of the festival grounds. Bikes will not be permitted within the festival grounds.

    Are we allowed to volunteer for the festival?

    Yes, please email Aly Wood from UMOM at Awood@umom.org for more information on volunteering.

    Can I exchange/return my ticket?

    No exchanges or returns will be permitted.

    Do you tickets sell out?

    Yes, our tickets sell quickly so get yours now!