Forecastle Festival

Arts and Humanities
11:00 am
Sun July 20, 2014

Forecastle Fest: Here Are Some Bands to Catch on Sunday

Jenny Lewis
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Plenty of music is left to be heard before Beck closes down Forecastle Festival 2014 tonight.

WFPL arts reporter Erin Keane and Sean Cannon, a DJ from our sister station WFPK, have some thoughts on who you might want to check out. Here are suggestions for Sunday:

Lucius (Mast Stage, 2:45 p.m.)

You know how perfect live harmonies send chills down your spine and give you the second sight required to see the face of the Lord? What I’m getting at is, you better not miss Lucius. – Sean

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Arts and Humanities
11:00 am
Sat July 19, 2014

Forecastle Fest: Here Are Some Bands to Catch on Saturday

Sharon Jones
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Forecastle Festival 2014 kicked off Friday. (Here's a review.) The festival at Louisville's Waterfront Park has a full day of music planned–which means fest-goers have some decisions to make.

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Arts and Humanities
8:45 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Forecastle Fest: Here Are Some Bands to Catch on Friday

St. Paul & The Broken Bones
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Forecastle Festival 2014 kicks off this afternoon. With dozens of performers slated, who besides headliners Outkast, Beck and Jack White should you catch?

WFPL arts reporter Erin Keane and Sean Cannon, a DJ from our sister station WFPK, have some ideas. We'll roll out daily picks each morning. Here are suggestions for Friday:

Old Baby (WFPK Port Stage, 1:45 p.m.)

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Arts and Humanities
2:35 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Forecastle Fest 2014 Will Be On a Bigger, Higher Level Than Ever Before, Founder J.K. McKnight Says

J.K. McKnight
Credit Forecastle Foundation

The 2014 Forecastle Festival, which starts Friday, will cover more space than it ever has before, founder J.K. McKnight told WFPL on Wednesday.

The three-day music festival at Louisville's Waterfront Park features acts including Beck, Outkast, Jack White and dozens of other performers. (Here's more information from the festival.)

Last year, Forecastle drew about 65,000 people.

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Arts and Humanities
11:00 am
Tue March 4, 2014

Forecastle Festival: Beck, OutKast, Jack White, Replacements, Slint

Update: Forecastle Festival founder J.K. McKnight spoke to WFPL's Jonathan Bastian about the line-up. Listen below:

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Arts and Humanities
3:55 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Forecastle Festival Pre-Sale Begins Friday

Jim James puts on an impromptu set for fans at the 2012 Forecastle Festival.
Credit Forecastle Festival

Tickets for the annual Forecastle Festival in Louisville go on sale Friday. A limited number of $119 three-day general admission passes will be available through the Forecastle website, starting at noon. (That's a $19 increase over last year's pre-sale pass price.) 

All other ticketing options, including VIP tickets and single-day passes, go on sale at a later date.

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Local News
10:47 am
Thu August 8, 2013

Brain Drain: Forecastle Founder J.K. McKnight on the Power of Culture for Louisville


This month, WFPL is exploring Brain Drain in Louisville: What does it take for this city to attract and retain talented young professionals?

We continue our series this week with J.K. McKnight, founder of the Forecastle Festival. What began as a small event in the Highlands in 2002 now attracts upwards of 60,000 people to Waterfront Park. This year's acts included the Black Keys, the Flaming Lips, Jim James and many others.

The role festivals and cultural institutions play in attracting new workers and businesses to a city is something that McKnight has seen firsthand.

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Local News
4:50 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Forecastle Festival Met Attendance Expectations

Credit Joseph Lord/WFPL News

As organizers predicted, the Forecastle Festival drew in the ballpark of 65,000 attendees through three days at Louisville's Waterfront Park.

Now, the organizers' plan is to take a few weeks off and begin planning a 2014 Forecastle Festival sometime in August.

“We take a couple weeks off to decompress,” said Holly Weyler, spokeswoman for Forecastle.

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Local News
5:04 pm
Sat July 13, 2013

Forecastle Fest Temporarily Evacuated Due to Impending Severe Weather

Forecastle Festival

UPDATE 5:24pm: Forecastle Festivalgoers are being allowed to re-enter Waterfront Park, after a 20 minute evacuation due to a severe storm in the vicinity. The festival said via social media that it would release an updated schedule for tonight's shows soon.

Original post: Severe thunderstorms in the vicinity caused the organizers of this weekend's Forecastle Festival to temporarily evacuate the music festival's venue at Waterfront Park.

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