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Mad Love festival: 'So much more' than a music event

More than 1,000 people gathered in the pouring rain for the festival's second annual celebration at the South Shore Conservatory on Sunday.

By Jack Shea, Patriot Ledger

HINGHAM -- When Dave Jodka of Scituate died from cancer in 2014 at age 44, his wife, Kathleen, set out to continue spreading his positive message through the thing he loved the most: music.

Kathleen Jodka partnered with the South Shore Conservatory to create the Dave Jodka Mad Love Music Festival, an all-day celebration music, food and family activities in her husband's memory.

Despite the rain, more than 1,000 people gathered at the conservatory on Sunday for the second annual festival. Attendees took shelter in the Jane Carr Amphitheater for performances by popular local artists including Sheila Divine, the Aldous Collins Band, Girls Guns and Glory, Ball in the House and Dirty Bangs. Many of them were friends and relatives of the Jodkas.

"To have all these people come together in the pouring rain really shows the community's love and support for the Jodka family," Amy O'Leary of Brookline said. "That's what I think Dave would have loved the most."

The event, which was almost completely volunteer-driven, also featured food trucks from local restaurants as well as a "Kids Zone" with games and activities.

"This is a music festival, but it's so much more than that," volunteer Jessica Karevicius said. "I never met Dave, but I feel like I know him. Wherever he went, he left behind a little sparkle, and you see it all here today."


Mad Love Music Festival

Sunday, October 9, 2016
11 am - 5 pm

Mad Love Music Festival logo Mad Love Music Festival website

South Shore Conservatory
One Conservatory Drive, Hingham, MA 02043

Mad Love Music Festival is a one day celebration taking place on October 9, 2016 at South Shore Conservatory in Hingham, Massachusetts.

This outdoor festival features local musicians, food, drink and activities for the whole family.

Proceeds from the event benefit the Dave Jodka Scholarship for Future Rockers at SSC, enabling students from all backgrounds to experience the love of music that Dave inspired in his family and in his life.

To purchase your tickets, become a sponsor, or make a donation, click the ticket images below!
Visit us online at


Mad Love Music Festival 2016 is SOLD OUT!

A Note About Tickets
A guest list with your order will be kept at Mad Love’s check-in booth. No paper tickets will be issued. Mad Love is held rain or shine.
Tickets are non-refundable. Thank you!

If you cannot attend Mad Love but wish to support it from afar, please select the Virtual Rocker button. Please note that the Virtual Rocker "ticket" is not for admission to Mad Love.

Mad Love Ride at Cycle Town

Join us on Friday, September 30 at 7 pm for a special Mad Love ride at Cycle Town! Because of Cycle Town’s generosity, 100% of proceeds go to the Dave Jodka Scholarship for Future Rockers.  Space is limited, so reserve your bike today and feel the Mad Love while you spin to some of Dave’s favorite tunes!

Cycle Town ride sold out!
To add your name to the waitlist, please email your name, best phone number and number of spots desired to


While Mad Love sponsorships for 2016 are complete, we gratefully accept donations of all sizes to the Dave Jodka Scholarship for Future Rockers, which Mad Love supports. Thank you!

Questions? Contact Eileen Puzo at or 781-749-7565 x30. Thank you!

Learn more about sponsorship levels and benefits.

Mad Love to our Current Sponsors

Rocker ($5,000)
Schroders Investment Management
Super Fan ($2,500)
Cribstone Capital Management LLC, Brunswick, Maine
Lover ($1,000)
Jessica and Bill Christ
Dick and Kathy Jodka
The Kiernan Family
The Kringdon Family
Gerry and Jeff Lynch
The Pinch Family
Christine and Michael Puzo
The Tully Family
Groupie ($500)
Paul and Anne Babineau
The Bonzagni Family
Michael and Laurie Campbell/The Whitney Gordon's Jewelers
Drew and Kristina Colantonio
The Conahan Family
Cory and Kevin Coughlin
Wendy and David Ellison
Neal & Alanna Flaherty
Fruit Center Marketplace
The Darling Family
Martha and Ted Gentry
The Groh Family
Planter Hill Properties
Uncle Dave's Army


MAD LOVE to our 2015 Mad Love Music Festival Sponsors!!

Platinum Sponsor ($5,000)
Schroders Investment Management
Gold Sponsor ($2,500)
The Pinch Family
Cribstone Capital Management LLC, Brunswick, Maine
Silver Sponsor ($1,000)
Dick and Kathy Jodka
Christine and Michael Puzo
Jessica and Bill Christ
The Tully Family
Steven Carr, Pabian Russell LLC
The Kringdon Family
Patron Sponsor ($500)
Gerry and Jeff Lynch
Angelica and Jeff Darling
Sarah and Steve Melia
Planter Hill Properties
Cory and Kevin Coughlin
Carol Tully
Harbor Networks
Martha and Ted Gentry
Balance Studio
Drew and Kristina Colantonio
Maureen and Daniel Doran
Maggie Jerde Design
The Bonzagni Family
The Kiernan Family
Tyco SimplexGrinnell

Mad Love FAQ

1.       What is Mad Love Music Festival?

Mad Love Music Festival is a one day outdoor celebration featuring local musicians, food and drinks, and activities for the whole family. Proceeds from Mad Love benefit the Dave Jodka Scholarship for Future Rockers at South Shore Conservatory, enabling students from all backgrounds to experience the love of music that Dave inspired in his family and in his life.

2.       Where is Mad Love?

Mad Love takes place at South Shore Conservatory’s Hingham campus at One Conservatory Drive, Hingham, MA. The event takes place outside, including the covered Jane Carr Amphitheater.

3.       When is Mad Love?

Mad Love is on Sunday, October 9, 2016 from 11 am – 5 pm.

4.       Who’s performing at Mad Love?

Ball in the House, Toast, Girls Guns and Glory, Dirty Bangs, The Aldous Collins Band and The Sheila Divine are all performing! Click here to learn more!

5.       Is there food at Mad Love?

Yes! There are many exciting food options from The Sausage Guy, Galley and Hank’s Clam Shack, Nona’s Ice Cream, and Fire It Up Flatbread! Guests who are 21+ and have a valid ID can find an adult beverage at Galley!

6.       Where do I go once I arrive?

When you arrive at SSC, proceed to the check-in area to get your wristband and enter Mad Love!

7.       Is Mad Love rain or shine?

Yes! A little water can’t dampen our spirit! Plus, there’s plenty of space in the covered Jane Carr Amphitheater.

8.       Can I come and go?

Yes! Your wristband will give you reentry if for any reason you need to leave.

9.       Is there an ATM onsite?

No, there is no ATM onsite. SSC and most vendors have mobile pay options, so bring a credit card and some cash!

10.   What am I not allowed to bring to Mad Love?

For everyone’s comfort and safety, the following items are not allowed on campus: coolers, outside food and drink, oversized bags, backpacks, and pets. If you need to bring a service animal, please by Thursday, October 6. Please note that there is plenty of seating available at Mad Love. There is also a wide variety of food and drink for the whole family, and many of our vendors are sensitive to food allergies.

11.   Where do I park?

Parking is available at Carlson Field off of Bare Cove Park Drive in Hingham. The entrance is directly across from the Hingham MBTA commuter rail stop on Fort Hill Street. Look for the Mad Love logo! Volunteers will be on hand to direct you, and shuttles will run in a continuous loop through the whole festival so getting to SSC will be a breeze. If you plan to drop your party off at Mad Love before parking, please be respectful of our neighbors and drive cautiously!

12.   Is there Mad Love merch for sale?

Yes! Head over to our merch counter for all your Mad Love gear! Last year, most of the merch sold out, so make the merch counter your first stop and wear your Mad Love gear proudly!