Top 10 Moments from McDowell Mountain Music Festival

Article by: Nate James

Tue April 07, 2015 | 00:00 AM

For 13 years, the McDowell Mountain Music Festival has been rocking downtown Phoenix, Arizona with its consistently killer lineup, and this year was no different. Headliners Widespread Panic, Passion Pit, Phantogram, and Thievery Corporation topped an already stacked roster of acts that included Trampled By Turtles, Beats Antique, Portugal. The Man, Robert Delong, Tea Leaf Green and way more. Read on for photos and highlights of MMMF's end-of-March shindig.

10. Robert Delong, Slow Magic and STFKR’s 2 sets in 1 day – 1 main stage, 1 late night, all awesome.


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9. Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe’s late night dance party with Alan Evans of Soulive making a guest appearance.


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8. Trampled By Turtles jam Sunday set at sunset.


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7. Beats Antique ending their set with massive, inflatable cyclops kitties and dancers.


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6. Trombone Shorty jams to Grenday’s “Brain Stew.”


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5. David Shaw of The Revivalists jumps into GA pit 3 separate times.


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4. Passion Pit plays tons of unreleased music from Kindred.


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3. Portugal. The Man jams on Ghostface Killah’s “Kilo,” The Beatles’ “Hey Jude,” Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in the Wall,” and Oasis’ “Don’t Look Back in Anger.”


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2. Thievery Corporation brings every vocalist they’ve ever recorded with for Rob Garza’s birthday celebration.


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1. Widespread Panic skips Sunday set in Vegas to rock downtown Phoenix for MMMF’s closing set. Ahh, what a way to end it.


Photo by Melissa Fossum