The ever-evolving and highly-anticipated Levitate Music & Arts Festival is proud to highlight local performing and visual artists for its seventh annual event to take place on July 12-14, 2019 at the historic Marshfield Fairgrounds.
Unlike other major festivals across the nation, Levitate organizers have continued to feature an ever increasing number of truly local artists, with the 2019 event promising to be both the largest to date and most locally-flavored.
Levitate presents headlining national powerhouse, Tedeschi Trucks Band, on Friday, fronted by Norwell’s own, Susan Tedeschi. Saturday and Sunday performances open with local bands Surfliner and Not Today, and feature a wide range of acts with local roots throughout the weekend.
Local reggae musician, Stick Figure, has grown alongside the festival, playing every year since its inception. Stick Figure, known well within the South Shore community as Scott Woodruff, grew up just a few minutes from the Marshfield Fairgrounds. Both starting out with small crowds, Stick Figure and Levitate have experienced exponential growth in tandem with one another. Stick Figure now headlines venues with up to 10,000 fans while Levitate has expanded to a three-day celebration with over 15,000 attendees per day.
Woodruff has expressed his excitement at seeing the festival’s growth in his home community, “To bring this from a little small town festival to something massive is something to be proud of. It’s a big accomplishment, everything they’re doing for the community. It’s something special.”
Meanwhile, lead-singer Jackson Wetherbee and his band, The Elovaters, grew up just down the street from Woodruff (Stick Figure). Last year was the band’s first time playing at Levitate Festival. In the past year, they have grown tremendously, releasing an album that hit #1 on the Billboard reggae charts and embarking on a US tour with Stick Figure. Their Boston-roots showed after they contacted the Boston Red Sox regarding playing Elovaters hit song “Boston” at the 2018 World Series parade. The Sox listened and featured the song during the parade to be heard by the entire city.
Nominated as “Music Festival Of The Year” by Pollstar in 2017, Levitate Music Festival began as a 10-year anniversary celebration for a locally beloved surf and skate shop. The event’s authentic roots, unique lineups, and exceptional food and art continue to contribute to the growth of Levitate into one of the most loved and respected music and arts events in the region.
For the first time, Levitate is expanding to three days by way of adding a very special Friday night in 2019, featuring a half day of music on the main stage with gates opening at 4:00 PM. Gates will open at 11:30 AM on Saturday and Sunday. Alongside performing acts, all three days will feature local visual artists, including New Hampshire-based Sam Malpass, creating a mural and live painting throughout the day on Sunday. Attendees should also expect over 90 local craft and artisan vendors to complement their live music and art experience.
EVENT: LEVITATE MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL
DATE: FRIDAY, JULY 12 – SUNDAY, JULY 14, 2019
LOCATION: MARSHFIELD FAIRGROUNDS 140 MAIN STREET, MARSHFIELD MA 02050
TICKETS: 3-Day GA $169. Kids GA $30 (Ages 4 - 12. Toddlers Free).
TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: http://bit.ly/levitatetickets
FESTIVAL WEBSITE: https://www.levitatemusicfestival.com
Tedeschi Trucks Band
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley
Joe Russo’s Almost Dead
Sublime with Rome
Michael Franti and Spearhead
St. Paul & The Broken Bones
The Wood Brothers
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong
Shovels & Rope
Andy Frasco & The U.N.
The National Reserve
A Very Special Mihali & Frends Community Jam (featuring Hitch & Old School Jim)