Levitate Festival Announces Flannel Jam Columbus Day Weekend

Concerts to Feature Trampled by Turtles, Ballroom Thieves, Liz Cooper

Press Release: MARSHFIELD, MA​ – ​August 27, 2019

Levitate Brand has announced its newest event series, the Levitate Flannel Jam, a multi-date, fall-themed end of season celebration. The touring event starts at the historic Marshfield Fairgrounds in Marshfield, MA on Saturday, October 12, stopping at Maine Craft Distilling & The Shop in Portland, ME on Sunday, October 13, and ending at Cisco Brewers on Nantucket, MA on Monday, October 14. Tickets are on-sale this Friday, August 30 at 10 AM EST at ​www.LevitateFlannelJam.com​ and in-store at Levitate Surf Shop in Marshfield and Levitate Surf Shack on Nantucket.

American blue-grass and folk-rock band, Trampled By Turtles, will headline the tour. Boston-natives, The Ballroom Thieves, and Nashville’s psychedelic folk / rock band, Liz Cooper & The Stampede, give the tour a strong female presence. All dates will feature local opening acts in each location – Ward Hayden & The Outliers and SIXFOXWHISKEY in Marshfield, Jason Spooner Band and Town Meeting in Portland, and Buckle & Shake on Nantucket.

Alongside a line-up full of​ jam​ worthy music, the brand will highlight it’s release of a special edition fall 2019 line of flannel button-downs for men, women, and children, thus the name “Flannel Jam.” True to Levitate’s roots of curating events for the whole family, each stop on the tour features a hot spiked cider cocktail lounge, special craft releases by local breweries, food trucks, hot cider donuts, and a kids hay maze and corn pool. In an effort to continue its mission to elevate communities with music and art, Levitate will feature local artisan and craft vendors and partners at each venue.

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Levitate is proud to work with community partners to include Maine Craft Distilling, The Shop by Island Creek Oysters, Oxbow Brewery and Austin St. Brewery in Portland, ME, and Cisco Brewers on Nantucket. The
Marshfield event will feature a special edition Jack Daniels whiskey release, and proceeds of the Nantucket event will benefit the Nantucket Conservation Foundation, whose mission is to preserve the island for everyone.

Levitate Brand was founded in 2003 and prides itself on bringing the community together through surf, music, and art. Levitate delivers the best in surf and skate brands, gear, and expertise, as well as custom, cut-and-sew lines of clothing, accessories, and boards designed in-house at Levitate. The brand offers surf and skate camps for kids of all ages, and produces an annual music festival at the Marshfield Fairgrounds that has grown into the premier music and arts event in New England.

The 7th Annual Levitate Music & Arts Festival took place July 12 – 14, 2019 and featured headliners The Tedeschi Trucks Band, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, and Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley. The 2019 event saw over 45,000 ticketholders through the gates all weekend, and raised over $50,000 for the Marshfield Boys & Girls Club. Levitate recently opened a new music venue, restaurant, and bar in Marshfield next to its flagship Surf Shop, called Levitate Backyard & Rexicana Surf Cantina.

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