The 18th annual Forecastle Festival is underway at Louisville’s Waterfront Park. The three-day festival will feature more than 70 acts ranging from The Killers to Big Freedia to Louisville’s own Carly Johnson.
Below, check out photos from the first day of the festival taken by J. Tyler Franklin and Do502 intern Elizabeth Carrigan. (To see highlights from day two of Forecastle, click here!)
The 2019 Forecastle Festival kicked off at Waterfront Park in Louisville on Friday, July 12.
Lucius, a duo known for their sharp harmonies, perform on the Boom Stage during the Forecastle Festival at Waterfront Park Friday, July 12.
The band Jungle take the Ocean Stage (located under the expressways that hug downtown Louisville) during the Forecastle Festival Friday.
Judah & the Lion, a Nashville-based band, play as one of the featured acts on the Boom Stage Friday at the Forecastle Festival. Artists perform across five different stages at the three-day music festival.
Artists work on a painting by the Port Stage at the 2019 Forecastle Festival.
Portugal. The Man on the Mast Stage Friday night.
Liz Cooper on the WFPK Port Stage
Frances Quinlan of the group Hop Along performs on the Mast Stage Friday at Forecastle Festival.
Chromeo on the Boom Stage
Cold War Kids on the Mast Stage
The Killers closing Friday at Mast Stage
This post has been updated.