Levitate Music And Arts Festival Donated Over $18k To Boys And Girls Club Of Marshfield

In what is endearingly called the “big little” festival, Levitate Music and Arts Festival donated over $18,000 to Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield this summer. With 10,000 attendees this year, LMF donated $1.25 per ticket sold, plus parking revenue. This is the fourth year that the festival partnered with the club and previous fundraising efforts helped to rebuild the town’s skate park. Alex Wall of The Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield commented, “The kindness and generosity of individuals such as Jess & Dan and organizations like Levitate goes a long way in making our job at the Boys & Girls Club of Marshfield possible.  Over the years Levitate has always be a strong supporter of our Club, and the recent success of the Levitate Music Festivals have allowed Jess & Dan to go above and beyond the call of duty to provide the Club with this extremely generous donation!  We excitedly look forward to many years of collaboration in the future.  As long as the bands keep playing, we’ll keep parking!”
Prior to becoming a festival, Levitate was (and still is) a community oriented surf/skate shop and apparel line. When Daniel and Jessica Hassett took over Levitate from the founder Bob Pollard, they continued the tradition to lift up and grow the surrounding communities of Marshfield. For more than a decade, Levitate continues to be involved with youth programs, beach cleanups, surf and skateboard contests and fundraising initiatives. In addition to the Boys and Girls Club, LMF also partners with the Strength Foundation, ZWoods Scholardship, and South Shore Conservatory to name a few.
On Saturday, July 9, 2016, music and art lovers came together at the historic Marshfield Fairgrounds in Massachusetts to listen to an explosive line up. The Levitate Music and Arts Festival 2016 featured “The Wheels of Soul Tour” with Tedeschi Trucks Band, Los Lobos, and North Mississippi Allstars, alongside Rebelution, Lettuce, Stick Figure, Moon Taxi, Twiddle, Nahko and Medicine for the People, The Movement, and Ron Gallo. The festival has received high critical praise with The Boston Globe selecting it numerous times as a “festival” and “event” pick for the summer, while tastemaker media outlets featured LMF including Vanyaland, and Jambase, who raved about the “supremely stacked” lineup. This yearly family friendly event, currently planning the fifth year, boasts camping, VIP areas, local vendors and a homegrown feel.
11 bands play on 3 stages and LMF 2016 festival attendees enjoyed a few dozen local vendors. The Patriot Ledger noted, “Despite the record turnout, the festival maintained its homegrown feel by focusing on local vendors, musicians and artists. The family-friendly festival featured arts and crafts from the North River Arts Society, and a South Shore Conservatory music tent where kids could get in on the fun.” There was a great vibe at the festival as AXS describes, “As one band ended, the next stage came alive with another band. Beach balls were flying through the air, there were several girls hula hooping to the beat of the music, parents and children were dancing, and people were laughing and singing along with the bands.”
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