Musicians, stiltwalkers and a kaleidoscope of creative energy
With a rallying cry of “joy now!,” MarchFourth! throws itself and its audience into a swirling volcano of high-energy music and spectacle. What began as a Fat Tuesday party on March 4, 2003, in Portland, Ore., has become one of the nation’s best live touring acts. They bring an energy and style that takes their live music experience to a new level of fun, turning unsuspecting concert-goers into fans for life and transforming ordinary events into joyous occasions. Even with their up-cycled vintage marching band uniforms, their five-piece percussion corps and their seven-part brass section, MarchFourth! is far from a traditional “marching band.” Their original music is anchored by funky electric bass and rockin’ guitar echoing the deepest grooves of American funk, rock and jazz boiled together and framed in cinematic fashion by high-stepping stilt acrobatics and dazzling dancers. At the core of the band is its DIY ethic. The band writes and arranges all its own material, designs and fabricates its own costumes and merchandise, develops its own choreography, and has managed itself from the beginning. The band tours with around 20 performers: approximately eight horns, five drummers, bass and guitar; and five dancers/stilt-walkers. MarchFourth! has shared the stage with Pink Martini, Budos Band, Balkan Beat Box, Trombone Shorty, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Beats Antique, Bassnectar, Antibalas, Melvin Seals and JGB, The Motet, Hot Buttered Rum, and Yard Dogs Road Show. You won’t believe your eyes!
MarchFourth! – Dynomite
Join us on the lawn!
This concert is free! Open seating is available on the lawn. Please bring blankets and lawn chairs. You also can bring your own food and coolers with beverages, including alcohol, but no glass containers, please. Parking is free. For directions to the Levitt, please see Directions & Parking.
For your health and safety
The Levitt staff, crew and volunteers will be wearing masks. For your health and the health of others, we encourage you to be considerate and wear a mask on the Levitt lawn. The Levitt has taken health and safety precautions to help make your visit to the lawn as safe as possible. Antibacterial stations are located by the restrooms and throughout the concert area. A cleaning crew will sanitize the bathrooms before, during and after concerts. Please do not attend concerts if you are not feeling well, have a temperature of 100 degrees or higher, or have been exposed to COVID-19.