Live music doesn’t have to move inside when the flannel shirts come out, as Levitate will nudge festival season into the fall with the return of Flannel Jam, a weekend-long traveling show that spans the South Shore and Cape Cod. The curated folk and roots performances offer a seasonal extension of Levitate Music & Arts Festival, the lifestyle brand’s annual summer fest.
This year’s Flannel Jam kicks off at the Marshfield Fairgrounds on October 8, followed by an “island encore” at Cisco Brewers in Nantucket on October 9. (The dates and locations are nearly identical to last fall’s edition, minus a middle stop at Portland’s Maine Craft Distilling). The daily lineups vary, although Old Crow Medicine Show, Chadwick Stokes & The Pintos, and Ali McGuirk will perform at both dates. Jackson + Mihali, Futurebirds, Melt, The Heavy Heavy, and Pembroke locals Birch Swart & Sesalia are exclusive to Sunday’s bill, while Monday’s edition will feature Nantucket’s Buckle & Shake.
Both shows offer New England’s finest fall trappings, including steaming spiked cider, hot whiskey, apple cider donuts, and Levitate’s newly-released fall clothing line — but if you’re in dire need of some seasonally-appropriate fashion, Levitate’s current flannel selection is up to 50 percent off.
Tickets go on sale this Friday (September 1) at noon; check out both flyers below to plot your weekend.