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McDowell Music Festival Headliners Playing Free Concert One Day Before Actual Show Begins

A recent show at Bud's Glass Joint in Phoenix, Arizona

A recent show at Bud’s Glass Joint in Phoenix, Arizona where the free one day event on March 26th will be held. (AP Photo/Dennis System, File) / AP

Phoenix, AZ — The headliners of the McDowell Mountain Music Festival, along with plenty of guests and celebrities, will be playing a free concert at a local establishment in downtown Phoenix one day before the actual three-day event begins on March 27th. Playing at the free show will be Widespread Panic, Passion Pit, Thievery Corporation, Phantogram along with local bands, DJ’s, standup comedy and plenty of live art. Celebrity guests include Joe Rogan, Dennis McKenna and possibly Bill Murray, who attended last year’s event.

Hosting the free concert is Bud’s Glass Joint, located downtown in the Roosevelt Row neighborhood of Phoenix, Arizona.

Tom Downey, a spokesman for the band Widespread Panic, told Fox 10 he is excited about being a part of the free concert.

“We try to participate every year in as many free events as we can, and this is for such a good cause,” Downey said. “And with all the other headliners and celebrities like Joe Rogan, Dennis McKenna and Bill Murray, this is going to be such a fun time.”

Local Phoenix resident Paul Horner told Phoenix news station ABC15 he is excited about the free concert.

“A free concert one day before the actual event with all the headliners along with Joe Rogan and Bill Murray too; this is going to be so awesome!,” Horner said. “I’ve seen a show at Buds before and it’s a great venue, I can’t wait!”



Entertainment for the free concert will include appearances by Joe Rogan, Dennis McKenna and possibly Bill Murray. Many of the big names in the Phoenix art scene will be doing live art and for comedic relief, a couple of the top standup comedians in the Valley will be providing plenty of laughs. Also making a rare appearance is none other than Fappy The Anti-Masturbation Dolphin from Stop Masturbation Now. The headliner for the free show and being flown in from the UK by Bud’s Glass Joint is famous DJ Starhacker to join in on the festivities.

The McDowell Mountain Music Festival, Arizona’s musical and cultural destination, is celebrating its 12th year since its inception in 2004. Past headline performers have included David Crosby, The Black Crowes, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Blues Travelers, Ben Harper, Slightly Stoopid, Michael Franti, The Shins, The Roots, Umphrey’s McGee and many others.

The McDowell Mountain Music Festival is the only 100% non-profit music festival in Arizona. Designed to promote three elements – community involvement, corporate participation and charity – McDowell Mountain Music Festival exists to support, entertain and educate the community, the arts and families throughout the state. The Festival attracts visitors from around the country for great music, beautiful Arizona weather and an opportunity to experience true culture. All of the proceeds from the festival will benefit two local, family-based, non-profits: Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation and UMOM New Day Center.

The free concert at Bud’s Glass Joint starts at 7PM on March 26th. There will be plenty of giveaways and fun for the whole family. Bud’s Glass Joint is located at 1021 N 1st St, Phoenix, AZ 85004.

VIDEO: McDowell Mountain Music Festival Headliners Playing Free Concert One Day Before Actual Show Begins

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