Bear Down Music Festival - 4.12.24

Bear Down Music Festival (BDMF) is the largest student-run event of the year at the University of Arizona, with over 5,000 students expected to attend! Previous line-ups include Louis The Child, 070 Shake, TKay Maidza, D.R.A.M, Chet Porter, Seeb, and many more!  

This year's festival will take place Friday, April 12th starting at 4pm on the UA Mall

BDMF provides an opportunity for the student body to foster a sense of community between students and the UArizona campus and organizations involved. 

In addition, it also allows the students involved in the production of the event to pursue their interests in event planning, music production and logistics in a real world environment.

Concert for Students, by Students 

Powered by ASUA & The Wildcat Events Board




BDMF Wristbands give you access to the full festival experience. These wristbands are available for presale to UA Students, Faculty, and Staff for $7. 

The music is FREE, but grab a BDMF Wristband for your gateway to the full festival experience! 

Click Here to Purchase Wristband

Activities with wristband purchase include: 

A drink at the drink tent, access to all activities on-site including inflatables, photo booths, mechanical rides, henna & face painting, and many more activities throughout the festival. 

All Sales are Final. No Replacements will be Offered for Lost Wristbands. Prices will increase as festival date approaches.

  • When and where do I pick-up my Wristband?
    • Friday, April 12th on the UA Mall: 
      • Wristband Pick-up 9am-8pm
      • Wristband Pick-up Party with Special Giveaways! 
        • 11AM-2PM


  • Where will BDMF be held?
    • Bear Down Music Festival will be held on the University of Arizona Mall. A map will be released at a future date, stay tuned.


  • Transportation
    • If Driving: 
      • We recommend parking inside a UArizona parking garage with 2nd St., Cherry Ave., and Main Gate all being great options.


    • If Carpooling: 
      • We recommend a drop-off near the UArizona Student Union Roundabout.


    • SunLink
      • Taking the SunLink is a great option! With a drop-off conveniently located on 2nd st. (Near 2nd St Garage), the festival will be but a few steps away! 


  • Bag Policy
    • Large bags and/or backpacks are prohibited on festival grounds.


  • Prohibited Items 


Local cuisine will be served by the following on-site food trucks:

*Food truck cuisine is not included in the wristband purchase. Food must be purchased separately*

BDMF 2024 Sponsors

Hub on First - Platinum Sponsor

UArizona IFC - Platinum Sponsor

Arizona Student Unions

Portillo's Tucson

Berry Divine

Swire Coca-Cola

Hudson Law AZ

Pima Community College

Next Gen America


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