Matt Link Bassist for The Elovaters Kait founded the company with her partner John Labo from their own gardens in Marshfield, Mass, right on the coast & minutes from the Levitate store & festival ground. "John has been a part of Levitate the surf shop since its early days when it was a tiny shop in the upstairs of a building in the center of town," Kait said of her partner. "Having spent most of his days out on the water surfing, he was naturally very close to the original owner Bob. He also surged with and lived out in Hawaii with Levitate’s current owner, Dan Hassett. We've been attending Levitate Music Festival since its early years. Not only is it right up the street from where we live, we also feel their ideas & vibes of creating something that is locally homegrown for our community," she said. "Being a part of Levitate’s festival whether as vendors or attendees has always felt special, & we hope Bob would be extremely proud of what his original brand has now become, especially the part of how it brings the community together. Stoked to have heard that it is going to remain in Marshfield, where it belongs!" J24 The quality of she & John's products was so vibrant, I'm definitely going online at www.south-shore-cbd. com to try some of that luscious-looking CBD-infused honey they had on display. According to Kait, the honey is locally sourced from the South Shore area to help with allergies, sleep aid, & inflammation. "The products we make here at South Shore CBD are designed to create an overall healing and rejuvenating effect, whether for medicinal reasons, preventative maintenance, or relaxation to name a few. Our products focus on healing the body & keeping it in homeostasis, so we try and use as many homegrown and organic ingredients as possible," says Kait. "We do lollipops as a fun addition to our lineup, though with a higher sugar content - I mainly recommend those as a relaxation recreational use. The salves & tinctures are available in both an isolated CBD version & Full Spectrum, or whole planet material." I also got another invaluable product at the South Shore CBD tent - tincture for my dog who broke his leg before he turned a year old. Since he had the injury so young, the vet said that leg will always be weaker & he will likely develop arthritis later in life. I spoke to a local customer at the tent who said the CBD isolate helped bring her aging cat back to his playful self again with raving reviews of the pain relief for her beloved pet. After buying & trying it for my little guy, I will definitely be keeping the tincture on hand for our pup. After the first dose, his back leg stopped shaking when he sat or lied down. After the first 2 days, he was limping less. After the first week, he could go farther distances on our walks. The tinctures can be used for both people & their pets, & gotta say, it is true medicine. "Our best-selling product at the festival was our Lavender Lemonade, though the tinctures & salves were also popular," Kait said. "The tinctures are infused with Hemp Seed Oil to keep it as close to the idea of consuming the hemp plant in its entirety. Hemp seed oil is also a super food, high in proteins and omegas. The Salves are coconut oil & beeswax based that contain various locally grown herbs/ plants from our garden. The full spectrum & CBD isolate salves vary in the herbs used for each, but all created to give a healing, soothing & moisturizing effect."
Levitate itself is really a full spectrum festival, with the local grassroots vibe uplifted by the rock & the reggae. Then there's the art component, from the funky fresh vendors to the collaborative graffiti walls. There's the bright taste of local cuisine with vendors mostly from the coastal community. There's the feeling of family, where people across generations love life together, lit up & getting down to the same music. Then of course there's this overall vibe that festin' is fun - & also healing as hell! We don't see the quality of products the vendors brought at any typical outlet or market. We also don't get enough opportunities to dance our absolute asses off with our neighbors & some of the best performing jam bands in the country - so make sure to check out the Backyard concert series & new taco spot Levitate's owner Dan Hassett has launched this summer. And we do have the summer festival, so mark your calendars for July 10-12, 2020 - I will see you there! The Elovaters Jamming out Sunday Afternoon ELOVATERS Fall TOUR FRI 27 SEPTEMBER Levitate Backyard Marshfield, MA THU 24 OCTOBER Cafe DaVinci Deland, FL TUE 5 NOVEMBER The Pour House Music Hall Raleigh, NC THU 14 NOVEMBER Ardmore Music Hall Philadelphia, PA SAT 28 SEPTEMBER Levitate Backyard Marshfield, MA FRI 25 OCTOBER Terra Fermata Stuart, FL WED 6 NOVEMBER Visulite Theatre Charlotte, NC FRI 15 NOVEMBER Union Stage Washington, DC SUN 29 SEPTEMBER Levitate Backyard Marshfield, MA SAT 26 OCTOBER Jannus Live St Petersburg, FL THU 7 NOVEMBER Asheville Music Hall Asheville, NC SUN 17 NOVEMBER Portland House of Music Portland, ME Playing with The Movement & The Late Oens: WED 23 OCTOBER Surfer the Bar Jacksonville Beach, FL SUN 27 OCTOBER Downtown Debauchery Melbourne, FL SAT 2 NOVEMBER Martin's Downtown Roanoke, VA SAT 9 NOVEMBER The Masquerade Atlanta, GA WED 13 NOVEMBER Brooklyn Bowl Brooklyn, NY J25