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Louisville’s Forecastle Enhances Environmental Activism Efforts

Major steps taken to help combat climate change, protect the world’s natural awesome LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Forecastle Festival has, since 2003, aimed to offer equal parts music, art and environmental activism. The activism arm of the festival includes several sustainability partnerships that help to reduce the festival’s carbon footprint, properly dispose of waste, and protect biodiversity hotspots around the globe. This year, Forecastle has expanded its activism efforts, and will be more focused on sustainability than ever before. “Forecastle was built on the premise of environmental responsibility, and for years we’ve worked to be as sustainable as possible through…


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LouisvilleKy’s Forecastle Festival announces Party Cove lineup

Story and photos from forecastlefest.com Louisville, KY., – The official Party Cove lineup is here. Louisville-based DJs Private Garden, Glittertitz, Sam Sneed, and more will bring the heat to Forecastle with their locally flavored beats. The Party Cove is your destination for high-energy dance parties on the Waterfront. Tickets can be purchase here.     About Forecastle Festival: Founded in 2002 by Capt. JK McKnight and an ambitious deck crew of young volunteers, The Forecastle Festival has grown from a small community gathering into a major national festival, attracting 75,000 travelers annually. The event has received numerous accolades, like being named one of the…


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LouisvilleKY’s Forecastle to Showcase Scarce Bourbon Expressions at Bourbon Lodge Rarities Bar

  Kentucky Conservation Projects to Benefit from 2017 Bourbon Cares Program LOUISVILLE, KY – The Forecastle Bourbon Lodge®, Forecastle Festival’s acclaimed Kentucky Bourbon Trail® outpost, will give Bourbon fans exclusive access to some rare sips this year. The new Rarities Bar, presented by Liquor Barn and curated by category director Brad Williams, will feature some of the most sought-after, limited release Kentucky Bourbon expressions, many of which are exclusive to Forecastle. In addition, the Rarities Bar will debut unique, one-of-a-kind blends, crafted by Williams and Forecastle Founder JK McKnight, available for sample only at Forecastle and purchase at select Liquor…


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LouisvilleKY’s Forecastle Festival Reduces Carbon Footprint

Forecastle Festival to Offset Carbon Emissions with Clean Energy Partnership signals major step to help combat climate change Louisville, Ky. (June 14, 2016) — It takes tens of thousands of kWh of electricity to make Forecastle Festival rock and roll each year on the Louisville Waterfront. And again this year, a partnership with Arcadia Power will ensure the festival’s carbon footprint is smaller than ever. Forecastle Festival will run on 100 percent pollution-free electricity through a partnership with national Clean Energy provider Arcadia Power. For every kWh of electricity used at Forecastle Festival, a kWh is produced and put on…


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Louisville Ky’s Forecastle announces new bourbon lineup

FORECASTLE ANNOUNCES 2016 BOURBON LODGE LINEUP AND LODGE ADDITIONS, INCLUDING FLIGHT BAR, SIGNATURE COCKTAILS, MIXOLOGY, BOURBON CARES, FIRESIDE CHATS, CULINARY OASIS AND MORE GONZO BAR RETURNS WITH ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE AND FILM SERIES LOUISVILLE, KY – The Forecastle Festival, Louisville’s three-day music, art and environmental activism festival, is bringing back its Kentucky Bourbon Trail® outpost, The Bourbon Lodge, with a unique lineup of bourbon offerings, education, bourbon-inspired cuisine, and the revamped return of the charitable partnership, Bourbon Cares. Wall Street Journal best-selling author Fred Minnick hailed Forecastle Festival as “bourbon’s most important festival for new consumers,” praising its creation of “future connoisseurs.” Set…


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Oh, The Cool Sights of Forecastle

It’s difficult to describe the Forecastle crowd — it spans the spectrum of humanity. All ages, body types, dress and levels of outrageousness. We can all agree that it was most unbearably hot for most of the weekend. But with the exception of a shortened set from Sam Smith on Friday, everything that was planned happened. And that was good. I spent a few hours there Friday and Saturday, long enough for a few PBRs and a rocking’ set from St. Paul and the Broken Bones, now a favorite band. LouisvilleKY.com’s photographer Bill Brymer was turned loose with an assignment that consisted of…


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THE WEEK: Forecastle Fans, Funtown Funk

It must be time for Forecastle, maybe the coolest weekend of the year to be people-watching downtown. And there’s the music, and the food, and the beer, and the bourbon and the 60,000 people who come here. Credit to founder J.K. McKnight and Holly Weyler McKnight. We’ll be Forecastling here on LouisvilleKY.com, so watch the site for pics from our guy Bill Brymer. Here’s a link to J.K.’s and Holly’s appearances on the Rusty Satellite Show. Hey Mom and Dad, Bring the Kids: At Forecastle, Rusty alum Emily McCay is offering a “parent comfort tent.” Here are some other highlights…


Louisville’s Forecastle Festival Releases Daily Schedule

Louisville, Ky., – Led by Sam Smith, My Morning Jacket, Widespread Panic and Modest Mouse, Forecastle Festival has released its daily schedule, available at ForecastleFest.com Links to the daily schedule are provided below.  General admission weekend passes, single-day tickets, VIP and all-inclusive travel packages options are on sale now. All festival tickets are available at ForecastleFest.com, Ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster outlets. Friday, July 17 Saturday, July 18 Sunday, July 19 Kick-Off Event Set for Thursday, July 16 Forecastle and Against The Grain Brewery will once again host the official Forecastle Kick-Off event on Thursday, July 16. The event will offer…


Louisville’s Forecastle Focuses on Bourbon

LOUISVILLE, KY – The Forecastle Festival, Louisville’s three-day music, art and environmental activism festival, is bringing back its Kentucky Bourbon Trail® outpost, The Bourbon Lodge, with a unique lineup of bourbon offerings, education, bourbon-inspired cuisine, and the return of the charitable partnership, Bourbon Cares. Wall Street Journal best-selling author Fred Minnick hailed Forecastle Festival as “bourbon’s most important festival for new consumers,” in 2013, praising its creation of “future connoisseurs.” Set to take place July 17–19, 2015, Forecastle will feature a diverse collection of Kentucky bourbon brands uniting to offer dozens of bourbon selections within the Bourbon Lodge, including those from…


Forecastle Festival Announces Late Night Shows in Louisville

LOUISVILLE, KY – The Forecastle Festival will host a wide array of separately ticketed late-night shows on Friday, July 17 and Saturday, July 18, 2015. The intimate, after-hours events will take place at the Mercury Ballroom, Headliners Music Hall, and the historic, 100-year-old Belle of Louisville steamboat. The Mercury Ballroom plays host to world-renowned rapper Talib Kweli on Friday, July 17 while brotherly duo The Floozies brings the funk on Saturday, July 18. On Friday, July 17, Headliners Music Hall will feature Forecastle alumni and folk standouts Lord Huron with San Fermin. Saturday, July 18 brings a co-headline bill of…