McDowell Mountain Music Festival M3F 2018
Photo Credit: Zachary Lefevre / Six Degrees Creative

M3F returns for its 16th year and continues on their mission of giving back to the local community! 


For 16 years McDowell Mountain Music Festival has remained steadfast in their devotion of giving back to the community. Last year M3F donated $65,000 to local charities and this year the festival will continue its mission by uniting music, art, and local flare. Adopting the 3 Cs, Community, Culture, and Charity, the festival organizers have built a thriving community upon an authentic vision that has manifested into an enriching three-day experience.

Charities that have benefitted from M3F include Habitat For Humanity of Northern Arizona and Smiles For Special Needs, along with the Phoenix Children’s Hospital as well. Since their debut in 2004, they’ve donated over a million dollars to local organizations and continue to make an impact on the community.

Related: Read about Zach’s experience at M3F 2018 and check out this year’s set times and other essential info

In addition to their 100% non-profit efforts festival organizers have consistently produced stellar lineups for music for lovers of all tastes. This year’s lineup is stacked from top to bottom including highly anticipated headliners ODESZA and Empire of the Sun as well as some seriously amazing supporting sets from Big Wild, Marian Hill, NoMBe, and Opiuo among many others.

The festival is an all ages event so get the whole family involved for a weekend full of great music, local art and food, sponsored activities, yoga, drum circles, and other fun activities. Don’t miss out on this one of a kind festival and get in the M3F mindset by dialing in your 3 C’s and checking out McDowell Mountain Music Festivals points of purpose! See ya in a few days.


The M3F Mission:

  • 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.

Connect with M3F on Social Media:

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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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