Levitate Music Festival: A Guide to the Best Summer Experience in Marshfield

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Last Updated on June 23, 2023 by J.SCALCO

Are you ready to rock, dance, and feel the rhythm of summer? Elevate your summer experience at the Levitate Music Festival, where music, food, and fun collide!

The Levitate Festival is rightfully dubbed the ultimate destination for good music, art enthusiasts, and culture aficionados in New England and beyond. The annual event has been setting Marshfield, Massachusetts on fire since 2013—and this year’s event is poised to be as euphoric as ever.

The History of Levitate Music Festival – 10 Years of Levitation

The story of Levitate began in 2003 as a surf and skate shop that set out to cultivate a tight-knit connection with the local community. This approach catapulted the brand’s growth over the years.

In 2013, Levitate’s founders, Daniel and Jessica Hassett (in partnership with Thomas Cussins of Ineffable Music), had a radical idea. They wanted to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their surf and skate shop by throwing a small music festival that reflected their love for surfing, music, and community.

The first Levitate Festival was such a hit that the organizers decided to make it an annual thing—and the rest is history. Fast forward to today, and the Levitate Music Festival is a beloved institution that brings together thousands of fans from all over the world.

“It’s humbling to be hitting the 20- and 10-year milestones of Levitate Brand and Levitate Music and Arts Festival. We set out to provide a different kind of Festival for our town, and New England, back in 2013 — championing our local musicians and artists and building a community who believe wholeheartedly in making the world a more creative and connected place.”

Daniel Hassett, Levitate Co-Founder

What to Expect at Levitate Festival 2023?

Throughout the years, Levitate Marshfield has been a haven of good vibes and a family-friendly atmosphere focusing on sustainability and community involvement—and this year should be no different!

The three-day extravaganza is simply a weekend of good vibes. It’s a gathering of like-minded music and art enthusiasts who come together to enjoy an assortment of music genres, including rock, reggae, hip-hop, and much more!

It’s humbling. We’re excited to use this milestone to dig into our roots and expand our arts and mural programming, partner with more local vendors than ever, [double] our kids’ programs and [expand] our greening efforts,” says Levitate co-founder Daniel Hassett of the upcoming Levitate music festival 2023.

In celebration of its 10th anniversary, this year’s Levitate Festival promises to be bigger and better than ever before. Here’s what to expect come July 7, 2023:

Live Music

The Levitate Music Festival is a feast for your ears! The weekend-long event features a diverse and eclectic lineup of artists, ranging from local and emerging talents to international headliners. The Festival’s organizers strive to showcase different genres of music, including rock, reggae, hip-hop, folk, blues, and more—guaranteeing to keep you tapping your feet, nodding your head, and singing along!

2023 Levitate Music Festival Lineup

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Brandi Carlile

Sunday, July 9th 2023

goose

Goose

SATURDAY, JULY 8TH 2023

ripe

Ripe

FRIDAY, JULY 7TH

peach pit

Peach Pit

SATURDAY, JULY 8TH 2023

the california honey drops

The CA Honey Drops

FRIDAY, JULY 7TH 2023

lime cordiale

Lime Cordiale

SATURDAY, JULY 8TH 2023

melt

Melt

FRIDAY, JULY 7TH 2023

couch music

Couch

SUNDAY, JULY 8TH 2023

the q tip bandits

The Q-Tip Bandits

FRIDAY, JULY 7TH 2023

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Trey Anastasio Band

Saturday, July 8th 2023

rebelution

Rebelution

SUNDAY, JULY 9TH 2023

shakey graves

Shakey Graves

SUNDAY, JULY 9TH 2023

larkin poe

Larkin Poe

SUNDAY, JULY 9TH 2023

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The Elovaters

SATURDAY, JULY 8TH 2023

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Collie Buddz

FRIDAY, JULY 7TH 2023

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John Craigie

SATURDAY, JULY 8TH 2023

veronica lewis

Veronica Lewis

SUNDAY, JULY 9TH 2023

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Steve Rondo

FRIDAY, JULY 7TH 2023

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Stick Figure

Friday, July 7th 2023

ziggy marley

Ziggy Marley

SUNDAY, JULY 9TH 2023

lucius

Lucius

FRIDAY, JULY 7TH

celisse

Celisse

JULY 8TH + JULY 9TH 2023

g love special sauce

G.Love + Special Sauce

SATURDAY, JULY 8TH 2023

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Christone Ingram

SUNDAY JULY 9TH 2023

the heavy heavy

The Heavy Heavy

SATURDAY, JULY 8TH 2023

lespecial

Lespecial

FRIDAY, JULY 7TH 2023

the bird swart band

Birch Swart Band

SUNDAY, JULY 9TH 2023

Some of the past performers include Jack Johnson (who headlined Levitate Music Festival 2022), Billy Strings, Moe, Stephen Marley, Tedeschi Trucks Band, and Nathaniel Rateliff.

Some notable names in the 2023 lineup include the 9-time Grammy Awards winner Brandi Carlile, 8-time Grammy Awards winner Ziggy Marley, Stick Figure, and the Trey Anastasio Band.

Other artists scheduled to soothe your soul with blissful tunes during the Levitate Music Festival 2023 include:

  • Goose
  • Rebelution
  • Ripe
  • Shakey Graves
  • Lucius
  • Peach Pit
  • Larkin Poe
  • Celisse
  • The California Honeydrops
  • The Elovaters
  • Love & Special Sauce
  • Lime Cordiale
  • Collie Buddz
  • Christone “Kingfish” Ingram
  • Melt
  • John Craigie
  • The Heavy Heavy
  • Couch
  • Veronica Lewis
  • Lespecial
  • The Q-Tip Bandits
  • Steve Rondo
  • The Birch Swart Band ft. Anna Daley Young

Food and Drink – Fuel Up for Fun

No festival experience is complete without delicious food and refreshing drinks. And in this case, you won’t want to miss out on the incredible food and drink selection offered by over 30 food trucks at Levitate Marshfield. From classic festival fare like pizza to baked goods and mouthwatering smoothies, there’s something for every taste. Don’t forget to quench your thirst with cold craft beers or signature cocktails!

The Art and Culture – Creativity Meets Community

Music may be the star attraction at Levitate, but the Festival is more than that. It’s also a celebration of art, culture, and community. Live muralists and artists from across the world have an opportunity to showcase their creativity at Levitate. Visitors can also browse a variety of unique art exhibits and handmade crafts from local artisans.

In addition to live music and great food, the Levitate Festival offers a variety of activities for all ages. There are kids’ zones that give your young ones a safe space to express themselves.

Tips to Make the Most of Your Levitate Marshfield Experience

If you’re planning on attending the Levitate Music and Arts Festival, we’ve put together a few tips to ensure you have the best possible time:

  • Plan Ahead: Check the Festival’s website for information on the lineup, schedule, and any other important details. Consider purchasing tickets in advance to save money and avoid long lines at the gate.
  • Stay Hydrated: It can get hot and crowded at music festivals, so be sure to stay hydrated throughout the day.
  • Dress Comfortably: Wear comfortable clothing and shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty. Don’t forget to bring sunscreen and a hat.

Ready for a Weekend of Music and Fun?

The Levitate Music Festival is more than just a concert. It’s an immersive experience that will leave you feeling energized, inspired, and connected to a vibrant community of music and art lovers. With its diverse lineup of artists, stunning art installations, and fun activities, it’s no wonder that the Festival has become such a beloved tradition in Marshfield

So what are you waiting for? It’s time to start planning for the ultimate summer adventure. Get ready to Levitate!

FAQs About the Levitate Music Festival

  • What is the Levitate Music Festival? The Levitate Music Festival is a weekend-long celebration of live music, scrumptious food, and thrilling outdoor activities hosted annually in Marshfield, Massachusetts.
  • When is the Levitate Festival? The Festival is typically held in July. The exact dates vary from year to year. For example, Levitate Music Festival 2022 was held from 8-10 July—while the Levitate Festival 2023 runs from July 7-9.
  • Where is the Music Festival held? The event will be going down at the historic Marshfield Fairgrounds at 140 Main Street, Marshfield, MA 02050
  • How much do tickets cost for the Levitate Music Festival? Ticket prices vary depending on the day and whether you purchase them in advance or at the gate. Check the event website for pricing details.
  • Is the Levitate Festival family-friendly? Yes! The Levitate Music Festival prides itself on its family-friendly atmosphere. There are plenty of activities and events for kids of all ages.
  • Can I bring my own food and drinks to the Levitate Music Festival? Outside food and drinks are not allowed at the Festival. However, there are plenty of food vendors and a beer garden where you can purchase refreshments.

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