Music News

McDowell Mountain Music Festival 2013 Announces Local Lineup Featuring Kongos, Fayuca, and More

McDowell Mountain Music Festival's 2013 lineup, featuring The Shins, The Roots, Deer Tick, Les Claypool's Duo de Twang, and more, has expanded to include a host of local Phoenix-based acts. The weekend festival will now Kongos, Mergence, Banana Gun, Fayuca, The Veragroove, Yellow Minute, Decker, and Jared and The Mill, as well as Tucson-based jam band Top Dead Center, performing at one of the festivals after parties at Crescent Ballroom.

See also:

-McDowell Mountain Music Festival 2013: The Roots, Dr. Dog, Heartless Bastards; New Location -Les Claypool's Duo de Twang and Deer Tick Added to McDowell Mountain Music Festival 2013 -The Shins and Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeroes Added to the Expanding McDowell Mountain Music Festival Lineup

The festival marks a change of location from previous years. After the closing of The Compound, organizers took the opportunity to try out a new space, settling into Phoenix's historic Margaret T. Hance Park, with after parties hosted at Crescent Ballroom.

Check out the full lineup:

Friday, March 22:

Kongos Yellow Minute Balkan Beat Box Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes The Shins

After party:

Orgone @ Crescent Ballroom

Saturday, March 23:

Mergence Banana Gun Fayuca Veragroove Heartless Bastards Deer Tick Iration The Roots

After Party:

Deer Tick @ Crescent Ballroom

Sunday, March 24:

Decker Jared and the Mill JGB BAND Dr. Dog Les Claypool's Duo de Twang Yonder Mountain String Band Umphrey's McGee

After party: Top Dead Center @ Crescent Ballroom


Follow us on Twitter and friend us on Facebook

KEEP PHOENIX NEW TIMES FREE... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
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.