McDowell Mountain Music Festival has consistently been my favorite musical event of the year since I first went in to 2013. Of all the metro Phoenix-based festivals it feels the most like a legitimate national level festival -- and really, with this year's lineup they just about are one.
They really packed in the dirt lot-camping this year, and the vendor options are just stellar. I completely understand that with a "music" festival the music should be the number one priority. But if all you've got is great music than you are hosting a concert and not a festival.Photos by Melissa Fossum
Read the full review of McDowell Mountain Music Festival 2015: Day 1.