Since 2004, McDowell Mountain Music Festival (M3F) has been establishing itself as a premiere music festival in the Southwest. It has built this name for itself, not only because of the big acts that it draws to Phoenix, Arizona each year, but also because of its commitment to its guiding principles—the 3 C’s: community, culture, and charity. This year, the festival falls on March 2nd through 4th, and has announced a banger of an initial lineup, with several acts yet to be announced.

Topping this year’s lineup are GRiZ, Big Gigantic, Nick Murphy (fka Chet Faker), Gorgon City, Cut Copy, and O.A.R. These acts will be joined by Dr. Dog, The Motet, The Marcus King Band, The Russ Liquid Test, Mura Masa, Washed Out, Com Truise, Seratones, Brasstracks, and a number of other incredible artists. MF3 will be announcing its Phase 2 lineup in coming weeks, with what looks to be another at least one more headlining act still to be named, along with some solid up and coming acts.

As a 100% non-profit music festival, McDowell Mountain Music Festival distinguishes itself not only through the awesome lineups it repeatedly pulls each year but also because of its humanitarian intentions that resonate throughout the festival. All of the proceeds from the festival are donated to good causes. Since its inception, MF3 has raised over a million dollars for local charities and to the benefit of their larger community.

Tickets for MF3 are currently on-sale and can be purchased at the festival website. For additional information and updates, join the Facebook Event page. Check out the full Phase 1 lineup below: