Levitate Music and Arts Festival unveils 2023 food lineup
Levitate Music and Arts Festival’s signature summertime celebration returns this year on July 7th, 8th and 9th at the Marshfield Fairgrounds in Marshfield, MA. This year marks the 10th anniversary of an event that has grown to be one of New England’s premier music and arts festivals, as well as celebrating 20 years of the Levitate community and brand. Much like how Levitate’s Backyard bar and community space has worked to support local farmers, fisherman, and supply chains, the Festival has continued to curate its food lineup to reconnect people to the wonderful options available in New England. This year the festival is proud to have the community gather around good food and eclectic variety as a way to bring people together, with the majority of vendors being Massachusetts and/or New England based.
“Levitate has always supported our local community through creative pursuits,” says owner and Festival co-founder Dan Hassett. “Music and art come to mind first, but we’ve always found food to be especially dynamic and creative as a universal language that everyone can appreciate. We’re so proud to share the flavors of all of these incredible food vendors with our community and to be able to support so many local businesses.”
More than 30 food trucks are welcomed to the event grounds the weekend of the festival,offering a plethora of options such as farm to table, barbeque, handmade pizza, delicious baked goods and smoothies. 2023 food vendors will include Matilda’s heart-shaped Empanadas, voted Best in Rhode Island, Menya Jiro’s Award-winning Tonkotsu Ramen, High Roller Lobster Co.’s Lobster Pops, Grilled Cheese from Cheese Louise, and more. With more than a third of the vendors providing vegan and vegetarian cuisine, their grass-roots vibes and unique menu offerings provide something for everyone.
In addition to the exciting music & food lineup that has come to be expected at Levitate Festival, all three days will feature visual artists bringing large scale murals and live paintings to life, as well as 60+ local craft and artisan vendors offering hand-blown glass, locally thrown pottery and original artworks. 2023 will feature the largest gathering ever of these artisans.
Levitate Music & Arts Festival is a family friendly event and features many activities for kids to engage in. The kids zone operates each day of the festival and is run by Levitate Camp Counselors. Encouraging creativity and sharing their love of the outdoors with the next generation is at the core of Levitate’s mission and the largest kids program to date is planned for the festival’s 10th Anniversary.
Levitate Music Festival’s dedication to an eco-friendly approach reached new records in 2022 with the elimination of single use plastic at all of their bars, along with the addition of wood recycling from the site build. Additionally, thanks to their dedicated green team, the team was able to exceed their marks on clean recycling and composting stats and is excited to expand that success in 2023.
One percent of each ticket sold will be contributed to the Levitate Foundation, a non-profit whose mission is to cultivate vibrant communities by creating and conserving access to music, art and the outdoors.
Featured image: Jesse Faatz