Founded in 2002 by Louisville native JK McKnight, Forecastle has grown from a neighborhood event to one of the country’s most anticipated summer festivals, drawing 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 The Black Keys, Widespread Panic, Smashing Pumpkins, My Morning Jacket, Bassnectar, The Flaming Lips, Band of Horses, Sleater-Kinney, 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 Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (Riverkeepers), Rob Caughlan (Surfrider Foundation) and Christopher Childs (Greenpeace International).
Forecastle is produced by Knoxville-based AC Entertainment, one of the country’s premiere independent concert promoters, producing more than 750 concerts throughout the Southeast plus major events such as Bonnaroo, Gentlemen of the Road, Big Ears Festival, and Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit.
Forecastle is hosted in Louisville, KY, a thriving city of food, arts, and of course, bourbon. Located within a day’s drive of half the U.S. population, Possibility City is a great place to spend a weekend. Top notch bars, restaurants, hotels, and more are located just steps away from beautiful Waterfront Park in the heart of Downtown. There are some incredible activities to keep you busy during your time in Louisville. Check out our guide here!
JULY 17-19, 2015
The deadline for Radio Credentials for this year’s event will be June 1, 2015. If you have any questions relating to 2015 Radio Credentials, please Forecastle@MasonJarMedia.com.
For more information on Forecastle Festival and to purchase tickets, visit ForecastleFest.com.
“One of the coolest festivals in America.” - Rolling Stone
“Rock ‘n’ Roll Paradise.” – American Songwriter
“Top 101 things to do in America.” – SPIN
The Cream of the Crop.” – The Discovery Channel
“A Killer Weekend.” – Cincinnati Citybeat
“A Fantastic Experience.” – Nashville Scene