by Lenore LaNova
The 12th Annual McDowell Mountain Music Festival is slated to be held March 27-29, 2015. And, for the third year in a row, MMMF will be holding the party at Margaret T. Hance Park in downtown Phoenix. Last weekend, event organizers released the much-anticipated line-up and this year promises to be one of the best ever.
Widespread Panic, Passion Pit, Thievery Corporation, Phantogram, and Portugal. The Man will be joining the bill. I, for one, can’t wait to see Portugal. The Man. Local support will include The Haymarket Squares, Gus Campbell, Small Leaks Sink Ships, The Senators, Pastries with Teeth, and Captain Squeegee. I can’t wait for the return of Small Leaks Sink Ships to the Valley.
MMMF will be offering fans a taste of what’s to come with a free shows in the months leading up to the grand event. Snake! Snake! Snakes! will perform at the Rogue Bar on Jan. 16 and The Floozies & Manic Focus at Last Exit Live on Feb. 3. There is even a show at Flagstaff’s Snowbowl scheduled for Mar. 14 with The Hourglass Cats. That show sounds rad so rent a room and make it a weekend.
The annual festival is 100 percent non-profit with proceeds going to both the Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation and UMOM New Day Center, which provides homeless families and individuals with safe shelter, housing, and supportive services. Since its inception, the MMMF has raise more than one million dollars for its chosen charities.
And, just a couple weeks before the official McDowell Mountain Music Festival, we’ll be live on Radio Phoenix with The Haymarket Squares to talk music and MMMF on March 4th at 8pm so don’t forget to tune in!
Both single-day and three-day tickets are available through the McDowell Mountain Music Festival website here. Get your tickets early! Below, we’ve included some videos from the locals acts slated to perform just to wet your whistle…
The Haymarket Squares
“Buy My Vote”
Snake! Snake! Snakes!
Small Leaks Sink Ships
“Pray for Pills”