Music festivals are traditionally thought of as a summer event but Phoenix has a number of events in the winter that will make you change your mind. Every year, during the months of December through March, Phoenix is packed with winter music festivals to help you send off/kick off the new year off right.
Explore these upcoming music fests for the early stages of the 2020 winter season.
Crush Arizona | February 14, 2020 @ Rawhide Western Town & Event Center
This Valentine’s Day event is perfect for couples and double dates to go out and cut loose. Produced by Relentless Beats and Insomniac Events, this EDM event will get you and your date up out of your seats, letting it all out on the dance floor all the way to the 2 am curfew. Offering general admission, as well as VIP Table Packages; which include express entry, elevated seating, bottle service, a dedicated serving staff, and bartenders, this 18+ event has something for every fun-loving couple this Valentine’s Day. Crush Arizona features musical talent from 4B, Audien, Carbin, Dark Mark, Habstrakt, Jauz, and Tynan! Plan a fun night out with other couples and friends to make your VIP experience affordable and unforgettable by splitting any one of the table options that include admission for four, six, or eight guests.
Arizona Roots Festival | February 22 – 24, 2020 @ Rawhide Western Town & Event Center
Phoenix is thrilled to be hosting the 2nd annual Arizona Roots Fest. Produced by the same brilliant minds that have organized Cali Roots for 10 years now! The Roots Fest name is quickly becoming known as a premier destination for music’s biggest names and unique festival performances. If you have been to Monterey, California’s Roots Fest, it will be easy to see the resemblance between these two events as they are some of the circuits leading green-initiative productions and offer truly extraordinary VIP experiences. This year’s lineup is led by Damian “Jr Gong” Marley, Steel Pulse, Rebelution, Tribal Seeds, and Satsang to name a few. You’ll have plenty of space to take in everything this festival has to offer of the weekend, thanks to the incredible design of Chandler’s Riverwalk at Rawhide Western Town.
M3F Fest | March 6 – 8, 2020 @ Hance Park
McDowell Mountain Music Fest, or M3F Fest, is a three-day annual event that takes over the McDowell Mountain area annually at the beginning of March. There aren’t too many chances like this where you can genuinely enjoy the short-lived winter temperatures in Phoenix like you’re able to at M3F. It’s like the first day of summer, and what could be a better way to kick it off than by spending it with friends, having a couple of drinks, eating great food, and listening to live music while lounging in the lawn with nothing but good vibes in the air. All three days have their own unique musical lineup, which makes attending the whole weekend tempting, but if one or two days fits your schedule or has the bands you want to see you’re able to design your own experience by attending the day(s) that interest you the most. Headlining 2020’s M3F weekend includes Bon Iver, Rüfüs Du Sol, Stick Figure, The Growlers, Local Natives, San Holo, Greensky Bluegrass, Sofi Tukker, Moe., Snakehips and many, many more! McDowell Mountain Music Fest is a non-profit, community-driven and -inspired event annually held at Margaret T. Hance Park. Whether you are coming in from out of town or want to have the full staycation experience, M3F is happy to offer this promotional offer to give you a discounted stay at one of Phoenix’s amazing AirBnB properties.
Decadence AZ | December 31, 2020 @ Rawhide Western Town & Event Center
The annual Phoenix New Year’s Eve Party is the hottest music festival in Arizona. Ring in the new year with the best DJs in the world. Decadence has perfected the art of the lineup bringing together the most popular musical talents around year after year. It is still too early to announce this upcoming lineup, but last year showcased performances from the likes of Zed’s Dead, Skrillex, Illesium, Dillon Francis, Diplo, and many, many more. Traditionally Decadence is hosted at Rawhide near Wild Horse Pass, the venue has not been confirmed, but the trend looks to continue this year as well.