McDowell Mountain Music Festival 2013

This week on SoundsAroundTown.Net, I will be spotlighting what is, probably one of the most important events to occur in downtown Phoenix. While the McDowel Mountain Music Festival has carried with it a fair amount of clout throughout the years for garnering amazing acts and combining  them with local brilliance, I’m not sure it’s ever been done this well before. Both keen ears and eyes created this schedule of wonder and though there are a few other things going on this weekend, they all lay in the shadow of this amazing festival. The lineup is below and it speaks for itself, which saves me from about a thousand words of gushing over each and ever act. Be sure to pay attention to where the after parties are at venues downtown such as Last Exit Live (opening their doors for the first time this week) and Crescent Ballroom. For all information on the festival please see the MMMF website!

Line Up

Friday – GATES OPEN AT 4:00
4:00-4:30 Yellow Minute
5:00-5:45 Dry River Yacht Club
6:00-7:00 Balkan Beat Box
7:00-7:30 Ladylike
7:30 – 9:00 Edward Sharpe
9:00-9:30 Kongos
9:30-11:00 The Shins
SATURDAY – Gates open at 11:00
12:00-1:00 Banana Gun
1:00-1:30 Sara Robinson and the Midnight Specials
1:30-2:30 Mergence
2:30-3:00 Drum Circle
3:00-4:30 Heartless Bastards
4:30-5:00 The Wiley One
5:00-6:30 Deer Tick
6:30-7:00 Fayuca
7:00-8:30 Iration
8:30-9:00 Cousins of the Wize
9:00 The Roots
SUNDAY – Gates open at 11:00
11:30-12:30 Decker
12:30-2:00 JGB Band
2:00-2:30 Jared & The Mill
2:30-4:00 Dr. Dog
4:00-4:30 Drum Circle
4:30-5:45 Duo de Twang
6:00-7:30 Yonder Mountain String Band
7:30-8:00 Future Love Past
8:00-10:00 Umphrey’s McGee