ANNUAL LEVITATE MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL
Marshfield, MA 02050
Saturday, July 8, 2017 to Sunday, July 9, 2017
Levitate provides a unique and affordable festival experience fit for the entire family. The hand-picked selection and scheduling processes guarantee no overlap between major acts, meaning fans can enjoy the full offerings of every artist. It also allows for a one-of-a-kind lineup that is sure to stand apart from those of the shockingly similar major summertime festivals, all while maintaining a homegrown vibe centered around community building.
The Levitate Music and Arts Festival (LMF) is produced by Levitate, a community oriented surf/skate shop and apparel line based out of Marshfield. The husband and wife team of Daniel and Jessica Hassett own and operate the shop and threw the first LMF in 2013 as a ten-year anniversary party. Daniel began working at the store as a high school student in 2003 under the previous owner Bob Pollard, who taught Daniel how to surf and skate. For more than a decade, Levitate has been involved in youth programs, beach cleanups, surf and skateboard contests and fundraising initiatives, including donating $18,000 to the Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield in 2016, with hopes to raise even more this year. The Hassett’s have consciously honored Levitate’s mission to lift up and grow the surrounding communities with their event. The organizers are adding a comprehensive recycling program at the festival, and are planning for more environmentally sustainable measures for future events.
This year’s headliners perfectly encapsulate the socially conscious spirit of the festival. From Boston-based favorites Dispatch, who have remained faithful to their independent roots while enjoying high levels of success, including being the first independent artist to sell out the historic Madison Square Garden.