McDowell Mountain Music Festival: New Upcoming Shows, Contest
The organizers of McDowell Mountain Music Festival are on a mission to host more music-themed events around the Valley leading up to the annual three-day festival in March. Music lovers in Arizona should clear their schedules for free upcoming shows:
These are not the first events to be presented by the non-profit festival. You might remember that just last month, MMMF partnered with Little Cleo’s, Deschutes Brewery and Culinary Dropout to host Yardstock Festival at The Yard, which included performances by five local bands.
Tickets go on sale today, Nov. 17, for the music festival that will celebrate its 12th year in 2015. On Nov. 1, the “Join the Party” contest was launched. This initiative encourages people to buy tickets as teams to win special prizes. Promo codes are given to teams that sign up and can be shared among co-workers, friends and family members buying passes to the festival. Teams that rack up the highest sales by March 2015 will get to choose from a number of awesome prizes.
In addition to bringing more year-round music events to Phoenix, the non-profit festival has announced an improved VIP experience:
Additions to the VIP experience include cabanas available for purchase, a single-day exclusive Deschutes Brewery Craft Brew tasting and a revamped food/beverage experience provided by Lettuce, Turnip, Beets Restaurants. VIP ticket purchasers will also be given the chance to see acts like never before. MMMF plans to reboot their Best Seat in the House Experience along with meet-and-greet chances with performing acts.
MMMF is the only Arizona music festival to give 100 percent of its proceeds to local beneficiaries: Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation and UMOM New Day Center. The latter gives to homeless individuals and families who need shelter and other support services. To date, the not-for-profit event has raised more than a million dollars for charity.