Forecastle Festival http://wfpl.org en Strange Fruit: Jalin Roze on Hip Hop & Social Change; Fly Young Red Brings Visibility to Queer Rap http://wfpl.org/post/strange-fruit-jalin-roze-hip-hop-social-change-fly-young-red-brings-visibility-queer-rap <p><object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,40,0" height="81" width="100%"><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="src" value="https://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/143556643&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;show_playcount=true&amp;show_comments=true" /><embed allowscriptaccess="always" height="81" src="https://player.soundcloud.com/player.swf?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/143556643 Mon, 07 Apr 2014 18:35:40 +0000 Laura Ellis 9084 at http://wfpl.org Strange Fruit: Jalin Roze on Hip Hop & Social Change; Fly Young Red Brings Visibility to Queer Rap Forecastle Festival: Beck, OutKast, Jack White, Replacements, Slint http://wfpl.org/post/forecastle-festival-beck-outkast-jack-white-replacements-slint <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Update: </strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Forecastle Festival founder J.K. McKnight spoke to </span>WFPL's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Jonathan </span>Bastian<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;about the line-up. Listen below:</span></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/137914223&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 16:00:00 +0000 Erin Keane 8772 at http://wfpl.org Forecastle Festival: Beck, OutKast, Jack White, Replacements, Slint Forecastle Festival Pre-Sale Begins Friday http://wfpl.org/post/forecastle-festival-pre-sale-begins-friday <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">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 </span><a href="http://forecastlefest.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">through the Forecastle website, starting at noon</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. (That's a $19 increase over last year's pre-sale pass price.)&nbsp;</span></p><p>All other ticketing options, including VIP tickets and single-day passes, go on sale at a later date.</p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 20:55:10 +0000 Erin Keane 7884 at http://wfpl.org Forecastle Festival Pre-Sale Begins Friday Brain Drain: Forecastle Founder J.K. McKnight on the Power of Culture for Louisville http://wfpl.org/post/brain-drain-forecastle-founder-jk-mcknight-power-culture-louisville <p>This month, WFPL is exploring Brain Drain in Louisville: What does it take for this city to attract and retain talented young professionals?</p><p>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.</p><p>The role festivals and cultural institutions play in attracting new workers and businesses to a city is something that McKnight has seen firsthand.</p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 14:47:09 +0000 Jonathan Bastian 6391 at http://wfpl.org Brain Drain: Forecastle Founder J.K. McKnight on the Power of Culture for Louisville Forecastle Festival Met Attendance Expectations http://wfpl.org/post/forecastle-festival-met-attendance-expectations <p>As organizers predicted, the Forecastle Festival drew in the ballpark of 65,000 attendees through three days at Louisville's Waterfront Park.</p><p>Now, the organizers' plan is to take a few weeks off and begin planning a 2014 Forecastle Festival sometime in August.</p><p>“We take a couple weeks off to decompress,” said Holly Weyler, spokeswoman for Forecastle.</p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 20:50:16 +0000 Joseph Lord 6125 at http://wfpl.org Forecastle Festival Met Attendance Expectations Forecastle Fest Temporarily Evacuated Due to Impending Severe Weather http://wfpl.org/post/forecastle-fest-temporarily-evacuated-due-impending-severe-weather <p>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 <a href="https://www.facebook.com/ForecastleFest?hc_location=timeline" target="_blank">via social media</a> that it would release an updated schedule for tonight's shows soon.</p><p>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.</p> Sat, 13 Jul 2013 21:04:52 +0000 Erica Peterson 6116 at http://wfpl.org Forecastle Fest Temporarily Evacuated Due to Impending Severe Weather Things to Know if You're Going to Forecastle http://wfpl.org/post/things-know-if-youre-going-forecastle <p>The Forecastle Festival is expecting a<a href="/post/forecastle-festival-anticipates-bigger-crowds-weekend"> record crowd this weekend.</a></p><p>On the presumption that some of the hoped-for 65,000-plus fest-goers have questions, here are some tips for navigating (sorry) the music, art and activism festival at Waterfront Park.</p><p>First off, gates open at Waterfront Park at 3:45 p.m. today, 1:15 p.m. Saturday and 12:30 p.m. Sunday.</p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 15:02:02 +0000 Joseph Lord 6086 at http://wfpl.org Things to Know if You're Going to Forecastle Forecastle Festival Anticipates Bigger Crowds This Weekend http://wfpl.org/post/forecastle-festival-anticipates-bigger-crowds-weekend <p><a href="http://forecastlefest.com/">Forecastle’s </a>eleventh festival opens this weekend at Waterfront Park, and festival organizers are expecting to double last year's attendance. Over the years, the once-diminutive event founded by "Captain" J.K. McKnight in 2002 has grown from humble beginnings in Louisville’s Tyler Park to a three-day rock festival boasting headliners like Widespread Panic, Flaming Lips and yes, My Morning Jacket.</p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 21:20:48 +0000 Erin Keane 6045 at http://wfpl.org Forecastle Festival Anticipates Bigger Crowds This Weekend Beyond the Music: Forecastle Foundation Raises Awareness of Pine Mountain http://wfpl.org/post/beyond-music-forecastle-foundation-raises-awareness-pine-mountain <p>Forecastle Festival organizers expect roughly 75,000 patrons next month for a weekend of music, art and activism at Waterfront Park. This year the festival will take place on July 12-14 and feature acts such as The Black Keys and The Flaming Lips.</p><p>But Forecastle extends beyond the festival experience with the creation of the Forecastle Foundation, which is designed to help preserve the world’s most diverse natural places. These preservation efforts take place both internationally and locally.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 13:01:00 +0000 Jonathan Bastian 5835 at http://wfpl.org Beyond the Music: Forecastle Foundation Raises Awareness of Pine Mountain Forecastle Schedule Released http://wfpl.org/post/forecastle-schedule-released <p>Forecastle has released the daily schedules for its upcoming festival, so you can start obsessively arranging your three days on Waterfront Park hour-by-hour. The festival kicks off on <a href="http://lineup.forecastlefest.com/events/2013/07/12/">Friday, July 12</a> at 4:45 p.m. with folk-rockers Roadkill Ghost Choir (sounds like: Radiohead channels Gram Parsons) on the Boom Stage and American bass pioneer&nbsp;Salva on the dance-oriented Ocean Stage, then wraps at 11 p.m. Sunday, July 14, with closing headliners The Avett Bros.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 21 May 2013 16:34:29 +0000 Erin Keane 5487 at http://wfpl.org Forecastle Schedule Released