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M3F Music Festival:
March 6-8, 2020 

M3F Music Festival (formerly known as McDowell Mountain Music Festival) is a 100-percent nonprofit music festival with all proceeds from the Festival benefiting local Arizona nonprofit organizations. The event will be held at Margaret T. Hance Park in downtown Phoenix. This three-day festival features national and local musical acts on multiple stages. There also will be local food trucks, vendors, and a Kid Zone along with the amazing music.

Festival Hours:

Friday, March 6: 1:30 p.m. - 11 p.m. 
Saturday, March 7: 1 p.m. - 11 p.m. 
Sunday, March 8: 1 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

The main entrance is near the intersection of First and Portland streets. Festival entrance is not accessible via Second Street or Moreland Street.

For sound-related concerns during the festival, call 602-534-3633 / email: phxmajorevents@phoenix.gov.

For more event details or to get tickets, check out the M3F Music Festival website. Learn more about Major Events in the city. ​

Margaret T. Hance Park Restrictions & Closures

Starting Tuesday, March 3, through Monday, March 9, the east side of Hance Park including the Urban Plaza will be closed to the public.

The west side of Hance Park along with the Hance Park dog park will remain open to the public to access park amenities. 

Transportation & Parking

There is NO EVENT PARKING at Margaret T. Hance Park or in the neighborhood areas surrounding the Festival. Parking enforcement personnel will be monitoring for illegal parking. This includes blocking hydrants, driveways and sidewalks, or parking within 20 feet of a crosswalk, intersection, or stop sign. To report illegal parking in neighborhoods surrounding the park, contact Crime Stop at 602-262-6151.

Festival attendees can ride the METRO Light Rail for free with their festival ticket. Attendees are encouraged to park their cars for free at Valley Metro Light Rail Park-N-Ride locations and take Light Rail to the Festival. The Central Ave./Roosevelt St. Valley Metro Rail station is three blocks from the festival entrance at Second and Portland streets.

See Something, Say Something

Here are a few safety reminders to keep in mind at all times, at any event.

Reporting unusual activity:

  • Unattended backpacks or bags left in a public space
  • Someone trying to break into a restricted area
  • When someone is purchasing, storing or stealing explosives, weapons or ammunition
  • When someone is attempting to gain specific information about a place, person, security plan or operation

Information to provide:

  • What you saw
  • When and where
  • Who you saw and what they looked like
  • What they were driving (license plate, make, model)
  • Where they may have gone
  • Your contact information (optional)

If something has already happened or you are concerned about something you have witnessed, contact the Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center (ACTIC) at 1-877-2SAVEAZ (1-877-272-8329). You may also call 911.

Safety First 

For a detailed listing of what you can and cannot bring into the festival, visit M3F Music Festival Information. 

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Street Closures & Restrictions

The public is encouraged to be patient and prepared for heavy pedestrian traffic near Margaret T. Hance Park. 

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The city's Street Transportation Department and Phoenix Police have worked closely with the festival production company to minimize the impact to area businesses, residents and commuters. Phoenix Police officers will be onsite each Festival event day to ensure the safety of pedestrian and vehicular traffic and to provide traffic assistance.

The Festival traffic plan includes street closures and parking restrictions in areas near the Park:

Street Closures/Restriction and Parking Restrictions Map

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Street Closures:

StreetBoundariesDate / Time
East Moreland Street1st Street to 3rd Street March 5th 6AM to March 9th 5PM
Local Traffic Only Access from 3rd Street to Alley - Maintain Grace Lutheran Church parking lot access
North 1st Street Moreland Street to Portland Street March 5th 6AM to March 9th 5PM Local Traffic Only Access from  1st Street to Parson Center driveway - Maintain Parson Center parking lot access
East Culver 1st Street to 2nd Street March 5th 6AM to March 9th 5PM
North 2nd Street Willetta Street to Culver March 5th 6AM to       March 9th 5PM 

Street Parking Restrictions:

Parking restrictions will be placed on location 48 hours before the first event day to inform the community before the restrictions occur.

StreetBoundariesDate / Time
E Portland Street

Central Avenue to 1st Street 

1st Street to Alley

March 5th 6AM to       March 8th 11:59PM
E Portland Street

Alley to 2nd Street

- North Curb Only

March 5th 6AM to       March 8th 11:59PM
E Portland Street

1st Street to 2nd Street

2nd Street to 1st Street  

March 5th 6AM to      March 8th 11:59PM


Download Detailed Street Closures & Restrictions Information (PDF)

See also: Street restrictions upd​at​e page. Street restrictions are subject to change.


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