Forecastle Festival http://wfpl.org en Forecastle Fest: Here Are Some Bands to Catch on Sunday http://wfpl.org/post/forecastle-fest-here-are-some-bands-catch-sunday <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Plenty of music is left to be heard before Beck closes down Forecastle Festival 2014 tonight.</p> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 15:00:00 +0000 Staff 9806 at http://wfpl.org Forecastle Fest: Here Are Some Bands to Catch on Sunday Forecastle Fest: Here Are Some Bands to Catch on Saturday http://wfpl.org/post/forecastle-fest-here-are-some-bands-catch-saturday <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Forecastle Festival 2014 kicked off Friday. (Here's<a href="/post/whole-world-loves-it-when-you-make-sound-what-you-missed-friday-forecastle"> a review.)</a>&nbsp;The festival <a href="/post/forecastle-fest-2014-will-be-bigger-higher-level-ever-founder-jk-mcknight-says">at Louisville's Waterfront Park</a> has a full day of music planned–which means fest-goers have some decisions to make.</p> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 15:00:00 +0000 Staff 9803 at http://wfpl.org Forecastle Fest: Here Are Some Bands to Catch on Saturday Forecastle Fest: Here Are Some Bands to Catch on Friday http://wfpl.org/post/forecastle-fest-here-are-some-bands-catch-friday <p>Forecastle Festival 2014 <a href="/post/forecastle-fest-2014-will-be-bigger-higher-level-ever-founder-jk-mcknight-says">kicks off this afternoon. </a>With dozens of performers slated, who besides headliners Outkast, Beck and Jack White should you catch?</p><p>WFPL arts reporter Erin Keane and Sean Cannon, a DJ from our <a href="http://wfpk.org/">sister station WFPK,</a> have some ideas. We'll roll out daily picks each morning. Here are suggestions for Friday:</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:45:00 +0000 Staff 9797 at http://wfpl.org Forecastle Fest: Here Are Some Bands to Catch on Friday Forecastle Fest 2014 Will Be On a Bigger, Higher Level Than Ever Before, Founder J.K. McKnight Says http://wfpl.org/post/forecastle-fest-2014-will-be-bigger-higher-level-ever-founder-jk-mcknight-says <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The 2014 Forecastle Festival, which starts Friday, will cover more space than it ever has before, founder J.K. McKnight told </span>WFPL<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> on Wednesday.</span></p><p>The three-day music festival at Louisville's Waterfront Park features acts including Beck, Outkast, Jack White and dozens of other performers. (Here's<a href="http://forecastlefest.com/"> more information from the festival.)</a></p><p>Last year, Forecastle <a href="/post/forecastle-festival-met-attendance-expectations">drew about 65,000 people.</a></p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 18:35:53 +0000 Staff 9789 at http://wfpl.org Forecastle Fest 2014 Will Be On a Bigger, Higher Level Than Ever Before, Founder J.K. McKnight Says 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