McDowell Mountain Music Festival M3F
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Get to know a few more artists before you head out to Arizona for this year’s edition M3F with our Spotify Playlist!


McDowell Mountain Music Festival is just a few weeks away and I cannot wait to adventure back to Arizona! The festival returns to Margaret T. Hance Park for three days of quality music across three stages over the weekend of March 1-3. This year’s lineup for M3F is stacked from top to bottom with a variety of genres represented. Friday and Saturday are definitely more electronic heavy; whereas, Sunday is more mellow and mainly rock and jam bands. With that being said you can expect to see a much younger crowd the first two days of the fest compared to the last day.

Foreign Family Collective is well represented at this year’s M3F with EVAN GIIA, ODESZA, and Big Wild performing over the weekend. Saturday seems to be the big dancing day for me with a string of high energy sets from Marian Hill, Jungle, and Big Wild before the magical Empire of the Sun headlines the night. The festival concludes with performances from Lettuce, Ripe, and headliners Umphrey’s McGee. Each day there is tons of great music to arrive early for. Whether it’s electronic, rock, or jam bands there will be music to get your booty shaking.

The lineup may be smaller than other festivals in the circuit, but it packs a huge punch. I recommend arriving early each day to enjoy as much of the music as possible. Festival organizers have staggered the set times making it so you can catch nearly every set you want to! Familiarize yourself with more of the artists from this year’s lineup and take a shuffle through our Spotify playlist.

Check out our Spotify playlist below and get excited for M3F 2019 with our review of last year’s edition and photo album, tickets are available now via Frontgate!

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Zachary Lefevre has been listening to electronic music since the early 2000s. Although his first live show was underground hip-hop, he began listening to a variety of different genres and found his niche within electronic community. After attending more concerts and festivals, Zachary was seeking out a platform that would allow him to express his passion and love for live music and share it with friends, family, and the world. Having always been an avid writer he began to combine the two arts and shortly after writing his first article Zachary became part of the EDM Identity team in August 2015.

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