McDowell Mountain Music Festival

McDowell Mountain Music Festival has quickly become one of the Valley's most popular music festivals. This year's installment looks to continue the tradition set up by years past, mixing jam bands with rising indie acts.

Day one features blues-rocker JJ Grey and Mofro, Martin Sexton, Shawn Johnson and the Paper Snowmen, Courtney Marie Andrews, The Smith Family Band, and more.

Day two features Kinch, What Laura Says, George Porter Jr and Runnin' Pardners, 7 Walkers, SOJA, Xavier Rudd and more.

Day three features Orgone, Rubblebucket, Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears, and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Hooves, Gospel Claws and more.
Fri., April 29, 4 p.m.; Sat., April 30, 11 a.m.; Sun., May 1, 11 a.m., 2011
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Jason P. Woodbury is a music and pop-culture writer based in Phoenix. He is a regular contributor to the music blog Aquarium Drunkard and co-host of the Transmissions podcast.