2019 Levitate Lineup Heats Up Summer
by Ross Condit
The Levitate Music & Arts Festival is quickly turning into one of the premier summer music festivals in the Northeast. Held each year since 2013, Levitate attracts outstanding talent from across the rock, blues, jam, reggae, and folk genres. This summer’s three-day fest happens from Friday, July 12 to Sunday, July 14 at the fairgrounds in Marshfield, MA, just 30 minutes south of Boston. With over two dozen musical acts, this is going to be a killer three days!
Each year, Levitate puts on a great show. In my opinion, this is one of their finest lineups to date. Need proof? Look no further than this year’s headliners—blues rock legends Tedeschi Trucks Band, the outstanding Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, and Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley. Rounding out the festival is a tremendous mix of talent that includes all-star Dead tribute band Joe’ Russo’s Almost Dead (Keyboardist Marco Benevento is also doing a solo set), the buzzworthy soulsters St. Paul & the Broken Bones, Stick Figure, Sublime with Rome, the glorious harmonies of folk rockers Shovels & Rope, reggae legends Steel Pulse, and over a dozen other acts.
The Levitate Music & Arts Festival is rooted in the surf and skate ethos of community. Their first fest, held in 2013 as a ten-year anniversary party, brought together the community to celebrate music and the arts and they’ve been building the event ever since.
While music is certainly the focal point of the Levitate Music & Arts Festival, arts and great food play a huge role as well. The festival features several local artists and crafters, and amazing food trucks. Levitate likes to spread the love, so they partner with nonprofit organizations including Boys & Girls Clubs, Mass Audubon, and many more. Feel like bringing the kids? Levitate is family-friendly and will have tons of activities to entertain children of all ages.
Early Bird tickets for Levitate Music & Arts Festival are now on sale. Ticket prices range from $129 (for a 2-day ticket)/$329 (for a 2-day VIP package) and $159 (for a 3-day pass)/$369 (for a 3-day VIP package). Camping packages are also available for an extra fee. Gates open at 4 p.m. on July 12 and at 11:30 a.m. on July 13 and 14. Levitate is a rain or shine event. If you feel like coming for the weekend and camping out, there are several campgrounds in the area and camping passes (and details) are available here: www.levitatemusicfestival/camping. Keep in mind that this is a green festival, so think sustainable and recyclable.
Don’t miss this incredible weekend of live music! Click here to learn more about the Levitate Music & Arts Festival.