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Rock & Roots
Thu June 6, 2013
Forecastle Festival... Listen to Rock & Roots for complete details...
Forecastle Festival (July 12-14, 2013) Louisville, KY
Rock out to the Flaming Lips, the Black Keys, Robert Plant, Avett Brothers, Jim James and 50 other amazing bands.
The Flaming Lips will be performing at The Muhammad Ali Center during a private concert...
The Forecastle Festival is home to more than just great music. It also features the Bourbon Lodge featuring 12 different Kentucky Bourbon brands for your tasting pleasure. This year the Lodge will feature an amazing menu from local Louisvillian and former Top Chef contestant Chef Lee’s hot new restaurant, Milkwood, and the South’s best BBQ, Jim ‘N Nicks.
Listen to Rock & Roots for music from bands in the lineup and more...
WHAT IS FORECASTLE?...
The Forecastle is a superstructure at the bow of a ship where the crew is housed. Hard at work in the unruly sea, it’s a place workers gather to unwind after a hard day of labor. In other words, Forecastle is a place to come together with your friends and family to have one whale of a good time.
Founded in 2002 by Louisville native JK McKnight, Forecastle has grown from a community event to one of the country’s most anticipated summer festivals, which now draws tens of thousands of fans from across the world to Louisville’s scenic 85-acre Waterfront Park.
In addition to featuring a who’s who of musical acts such as My Morning Jacket, The Black Keys, Bassnectar, the Flaming Lips, Sleater-Kinney, Flying Lotus and The Avett Brothers, Forecastle has consistently promoted local artists as well as focusing on environmental activism and outdoor recreation. Past Forecastles have featured prominent organizations, industry leaders, and distinguished speakers, such as Christopher Sands and Robert Kennedy Jr.
Forecastle is co-produced by Knoxville-based AC Entertainment, one of the country’s premiere independent concert promoters, putting on more than 750 concerts throughout the Southeast as well as producing major events such as Bonnaroo, Gentlemen of the Road and Mountain Oasis.
Forecastle is hosted in Louisville, KY, one of the most beautiful and thriving cities in the country. Located within a day’s drive of half the U.S. population, Possibility City is a great place to spend a weekend.
PRAISE & PRESS...
“31 Coolest Tours and Festivals of 2012″ - Rolling Stone
“We’re already planning our trip for next year.” – Nashville Scene
“It may have been our first trip down to Louisville, but we’ll be coming back real soon, y’all”- Consequence of Sound
“As Forecastle grows, festival remains committed to its roots” - The Examiner
“Rock ‘n’ Roll paradise” – American Songwriter
“Top 15 Outdoor Festivals” – Outdoor Magazine