Last updated: February 19. 2013 9:03PM - 242 Views

Story Tools:

Font Size:

Social Media:
I love live music. I love to travel. I love to photograph concerts. Alas, I am not a huge fan of big time music festivals.

Too many bands and too many people with bad attitudes. Overlapping sets tend to make that big ticket price not so great a value. However, the McDowell Mountain Music Festival in Phoenix, Ariz., is a little different than most major music festivals.

It's a family event with 100 percent of proceeds going to Arizona children's charities. Did I mention it also has some really great bands? Philadelphia hip hop legends The Roots and indie rock heroes Dr. Dog will be playing the weekend-long fest in late March with The Shins, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Les Claypool, Umphrey's McGee, and many more.

Looking for a little fun without the kids? The Crescent Ballroom will be featuring late-night sets Friday and Saturday with Orgone and Deer Tick, respectively.

The festival takes place March 22-24, 2013. Tickets will be on sale starting Jan. 1 with sliding scale prices: $40 in January, $45 in February, $50 in March, $55 the day of the show. Three-day passes will be available for $120.

So if you are thinking about a music fest vacation this year, skip the hot, humid mid-summer fests and head to McDowell Mountain this March. Winter weather in Arizona is quite nice.

For more information, visit mmmf.net.
All user comments are subject to our Terms of Service. Users may flag inappropriate comments.
comments powered by Disqus

Featured Businesses


Info Minute

Gas Prices

Wilkes-Barre Gas Prices provided by GasBuddy.com