Arts and Culture

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!)

Elizabeth Carrigan

The 2019 Forecastle Festival kicked off at Waterfront Park in Louisville on Friday, July 12.

Elizabeth Carrigan

Lucius, a duo known for their sharp harmonies, perform on the Boom Stage during the Forecastle Festival at Waterfront Park Friday, July 12.

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The band Jungle take the Ocean Stage (located under the expressways that hug downtown Louisville) during the Forecastle Festival Friday.

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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.

Elizabeth Carrigan

Artists work on a painting by the Port Stage at the 2019 Forecastle Festival.

Elizabeth Carrigan

Portugal. The Man on the Mast Stage Friday night.

Elizabeth Carrigan

Liz Cooper on the WFPK Port Stage

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Frances Quinlan of the group Hop Along performs on the Mast Stage Friday at Forecastle Festival.

Elizabeth Carrigan

Chromeo on the Boom Stage

Elizabeth Carrigan

Cold War Kids on the Mast Stage

Elizabeth Carrigan

The Killers closing Friday at Mast Stage

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