Benefiting the Dave Jodka Scholarship, enabling future rockers, Mad Love Music Festival returns this Sunday.

Dave shared his love of music whenever possible,” states And as we turn into the last quarter of 2021, love and music are two things we can not have enough of. 

After a one-year hiatus from its proper event, Mad Love will rock its sixth music festival this Sunday October 10th at the Jane Carr Ampitheather / South Shore Conservatory (SCC) in Hingham, MA. The 2021 rendition features a dynamic lineup full of crowd-pleasers with: Dalton and the Sheriffs, Los Elk, The Aldous Collins Band, These Wild Plains, Gracie Grace and All The Good Boys and Overnight.

“Music has always helped us grieve and to heal and to love. This year, we all have collective loss from the past year and we can’t wait for music to unite us once again. We’re ready to rock with all of you and show some Mad Love to this year’s incredible lineup of musicians.” says Mad Love founder, Kathleen Jodka.

The Mad Love Music Festival was established in 2015 by the Jodka family after Dave Jodka, an incredible father and musician passed away from cancer at the age of 44. The festival was founded to celebrate Dave’s life and create a legacy to share his love of music and inspire future generations of musicians through great rock & roll. Featuring local musicians, food, drink and activities for the whole family, Mad Love Music Festival has turned into an ongoing, special tradition to raise funds to sponsor a scholarship for young rockers.

As a proud member of the local community, Mad Love is an experience my entire family eagerly anticipates each year. Though the festival is a single date on the calendar, the spirit and inspiration stemming from the Mad Love movement is something you can take with you and exemplify. As for Sunday – face-painting, local woodfired pizza truck, craft beer and of course, great music are just some of the things my gang looks forward to.

Tickets are still on sale right HERE. The party starts at 11am. While the festival concludes at 5pm you can’t help but leave feeling the spirit to share and apply some Mad Love in all that you do.

Delicious Mad Love IPA by Untold Brewing.

“This whole event seems so special. We can already tell that there is such a strong community behind Mad Love Fest and we can’t wait to meet everyone, organizers and attendees alike. We’re itching to play and we’ve got a special set lined up for ya!”


“Mad Love is not a single event, it’s more a way of life. It’s a living, breathing testament to the role a community can play in healing and collective memory. The fact that the festival helps build a love for music and bands amongst kids on the South Shore is an incredible legacy.

~Brian Scully (vocals/acoustic guitar), DALTON AND THE SHERIFFS

photos by: Mark Curerri

“We are all searching for good moments… Mad Love is a supplier of great feels and good times. Every year I leave Mad Love feeling inspired. I’m very Grateful to be a part of the Mad Love movement. Join us for another year of Mad Lovin’ vibes.”