The McDowell Mountain Music Festival (M3F) announced that Phoenix Children’s Hospital and uMom New Day Centers, both Phoenix-based, family-oriented organizations, were to receive the charitable proceeds from the 14th annual M3F. M3F, which was held March 3-5 at Margaret T. Hance Park in downtown Phoenix, is one of Phoenix’s premier spring music festivals.
The two Phoenix-based charities received a combined donation of $150,000. M3F has given a combined total of over $1 million dollars to local charities since its inception in 2004. “It’s amazing how our fan base has grown to support this event” says John Largay, founder of M3F, “We are excited to give back to the community each and every year.”
The three-day festival hosted 14,000 attendees in what festival producers call a “celebration of community, culture, and charity.” With an eclectic lineup of national recording artists such as The Shins, Chromeo, Flume, and Lettuce, and a strong lineup of local musicians from the likes of CooBee Coo, Ruca, and Upsahl, the 2017 M3F was another strong showing by festival producers.