Chelsea Cutler | Tour Diary with Chelsea Cutler from M3F Festival in Phoenix

Take a look inside the festival with Chelsea Cutler

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Photo by Luis Colato.

Platinum-certified singer, songwriter, and songstress Chelsea Cutler has come quite a long way from bedroom-constructed uploads.

She’s proven an in-demand collaborator, teaming up with the likes of Jeremy Zucker, Quinn XCII, Louis The Child, The Band CAMINO, Noah Kahan, and several others to pen a masterful catalog filled with emotionally-charged and relatable hits. Fan-favorites like “you were good to me”, “Sad Tonight”, “this is how you fall in love”, and “the lifeboat’s empty” have propelled her on a meteoric path that doesn’t seem to have any set end point in the near future.

Most recently, Chelsea released the deeply personal “Stay Anything” which represents the latest track she has written, recorded, and produced herself following the delicate “Men on the Moon”.

With live performances that have lit up television spanning The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Late Late Show with James Corden, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Today, and more, we were thrilled to be given the opportunity to witness the magic ourselves during Chelsea’s tour stop at M3F Festival in Phoenix, Arizona.

The widely celebrated M3F Festival is a non-profit festival that donates 100% of its proceeds to charity, a truly remarkable feat in itself. Beyond this, M3F continues to bring together an eclectic and star-studded group of artists that cross the worlds of indie, pop, R&B, electronic, and more. In addition to Chelsea, this year’s edition featured the likes of Maggie Rogers, Jamie xx, Polo & Pan, Toro y Moi, Purple Disco Machine, Becky Hill, Del Water Gap, Neil Frances, Chiiild, and more.

Come along with Chelsea Cutler as she shows us a day in the life playing M3F Festival:

Line checking my in-ear monitors before the show. (Photo by Luis Colato.)

Our biggest pre-show tradition is that we do a team huddle right before we go onstage. (Photo by Luis Colato.)

Hugs from Xavier, my playback tech. (Photo by Luis Colato.)

One of my favorite sets I’ve played in awhile! (Photo by Luis Colato.)
I still do not have a BeReal or understand BeReal. (Photo by Neil Schwartz.)
Being able to play festivals is the best feeling in the world, can’t wait to do M3F again. (Photo by Luis Colato.)
Sweaty and tired backstage after my set. (Photo by Chelsea Cutler.)
This girl was truly amazing, so glad I was able to meet her. (Photo by Mikaela Mack.)
I love getting to meet everybody after the show. (Photo by Luis Colato.)
My manager literally sent me Chiiild’s music a few days before M3F so I was freaking out that we were playing the same festival. (Photo by Chelsea Cutler.)

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Chelsea Cutler, M3F Festival