Category Archives: Forecastle Festival

Want to relive Forecastle? Here’s all our live tweets from the weekend

In case our daily recaps (Fri, Sat, Sun) weren’t enough for you. Be sure to pick up this week’s issue of LEO tomorrow for additional photos and final thoughts on the festival. [View the story "Forecastle Festival 2014" on Storify]

Forecastle Festival, Day Three: The end is always bittersweet

By Sam Benanti As seasoned festival veterans know, the final day of an event like Forecastle is always bittersweet — on the one hand, the party is almost over, but on the other hand … it’s almost over! When it ends you’ll no longer have an excuse to be a drunken doofus at the Waterfront […]

Forecastle Festival, Day Two: Jalin Roze, Jack White and other standouts

By Ian Ording Saturday proved to be a big day for Louisville’s native music makers. Under the pervading clouds of the weekend — although with noticeably less precipitation than Friday — Forecastle fans were able to see just about the full gambit of what the River City has to offer ears, as well as some […]

Forecastle Festival, Day One: Change frightens me, but Outkast delivers

By: Damien McPherson Managed to walk in the park sometime around 11, cloudy, sure, but never ominous. The temperature was stellar, and unlike any July on record. In my bag I had the sunscreen I wished I’d brought to my earlier festival appearances, but I never once had to reach for it. I walked the grounds, […]

Forecastle Festival announces day-by-day line-up

The Forecastle Festival will offer single-day tickets on Friday at noon EST. They say, “A limited number of single-day general admission tickets will be available for $74.50, and will increase to $84.50 once the initial allotment is gone. General admission weekend passes are currently available for $184.50, moving to $199.50 in the next and final […]

Outkast, Jack White, Beck, The Replacements, Slint, Nickel Creek headline Forecastle ‘14

Four reunions and two of popular music’s most vital and intriguing artists have been booked to headline this year’s Forecastle Festival at Waterfront Park between July 18 and 20. Outkast, Jack White, Beck, The Replacements, Slint and Nickel Creek are some of the biggest reasons for music fans to look forward to this year’s adventure. […]

Forecastle sighting: early ticket sale announced

Specially priced tickets to the 2014 Forecastle Festival will go on sale this Friday, December 13th, at noon, through their website. The fest is scheduled for July 18-20 at Waterfront Park. Early tickets will go for $119.50 plus “applicable fees and service charges”. Special weekend hotel rates are now available through the fest’s site, as […]

Forecastle 2013: Day Three

In which our protagonist completes his quest only to fall at the gates of Mordor, or, How I Learned to Ignore My Legs and Love the Drum. Forecastle 2013, day the third. Running late due to last night’s inability to write day two’s thoughts, I get onto the grounds 10 minutes into Bombino’s set. And […]

Forecastle 2013: Day Two

Let’s pop a couple more Aleve for the aching feet as we slide in just before show time for Day Two of Forecastle 2013, procure my frozen cappuccino from the Heine trailer (redundant?) and catch just a few minutes of the pleasant but not earth-shattering Sarah Jarosz. It’s a good, mellow way to start the […]

Forecastle 2013: Day One

“9% of the world’s bourbon comes from Kentucky. The other 5% is, well, counterfeit. Don’t trust it.” Thus began Forecastle 2013 with remarks from Mayor Greg Fischer, inside the air-conditioned beauty that is the Bourbon Lounge, home of dozens of brands and flavors and, as importantly, air-conditioned and limited access bathrooms .(This is a three-day […]