MARSHFIELD, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Out in the sun, thousands of music aficionados funneled into the Marshfield Fairgrounds for the three-day Levitate Music and Arts Festival, which began on Friday.
The ninth annual Levitate Festival kicks off after years of pandemic related delays and cancellations, with a lineup including Stick Figure, Stephen Marley, and Jack Johnson as the final performance of the festival. WBZ's Kim Tunnicliffe spoke to a concert-goer named Katherine, who drove all the way from Virginia to attend.
"I used to live here, and even when I moved away, I still keep coming back. It's just the music that they bring, it's like a grassroots, wholesome good time— peace, love, and rock and roll," Katherine said.
Perry Pollard of the Levitate Surf Shop in Marshfield, which sponsors the event, was selling merchandise near one of the many stages.
"It's going to be an amazing couple of days, we're all stoked on it. Jack Johnson is going to be amazing and also seeing everyone happy and smiling is just what it's all about," Pollard said.
Apart from the tunes reverberating good vibes and positive energy, artwork created by local artists lays on walls scattered throughout the fairgrounds. According to the festival's website, each Levitate Surf Shop aims to be a place where people can gather for surf, music, and art with a thoughtful audience and community.
WBZ's Kim Tunnicliffe (@KimWBZ) reports.