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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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Forecastle Festival to Offset Carbon Emissions with Clean Energy

Louisville, Ky., — It takes tens of thousands of kWh of electricity to make Forecastle Festival rock and roll each year on the Louisville Waterfront. And this year, a new partnership will ensure the festival’s carbon footprint is smaller than ever. Forecastle Festival will now run on 100 percent pollution-free electricity through a partnership with national Clean Energy provider Arcadia Power. New this year, Forecastle Festival will ensure that for every kWh of electricity used, a kWh is produced and put on the grid by a pollution-free, renewable source – like wind or solar. “Forecastle Festival was built on the…


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Finalists Announced for GLI’s EnterpriseCorp and Junior Achievement Pitch Competition

Louisville, Ky.– Greater Louisville Inc’s EnterpriseCorp, the Louisville office of the Kentucky Innovation Network, and Junior Achievement (JA) are pleased to announce the finalists for the JA Company Program Pitch Competition and Showcase. Louisville’s own, JK McKnight, founder of Forecastle, will serve as the keynote speaker. “This program is a great opportunity for students to learn the fundamentals of entrepreneurship and want to take their startups to the next level,” said Lisa Bajorinas, Director Kentucky Innovation Network at GLI EnterpriseCorp. “And it provides young entrepreneurs with exposure to the regional startup and business communities.” The finalists are: ·         Koala-ity Teeth from…



Forecastle X: Holly Weyler talks of Local Love and Killer Jams

LouisvilleKY.com continues its Forecastle X preview coverage today via an extended chat with ‘She-Captain of the boat’ Holly Weyler. Wearer of an untold number of hats, Weyler talks My Morning Jacket, the festival’s 10-year-long progression towards big-boy-pants territory, the art of sharing our hometown and other nautical nonsense.


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My Morning Jacket’s Two-Tone Tommy talks about curating Louisville’s Forecastle Festival, band members’ solo projects, Grammy nods and what’s next for MMJ.

Two-Tone Tommy Blankenship – Photo by Paul Wellman There’s a lot going on these days in the life of My Morning Jacket bassist Two-Tone Tommy Blankenship. When you’re a member of one of the music industry’s most popular live alternative rock-n-roll bands, you tend to not have too much time for things other than music and your career. With MMJ’s focus on curating Louisville’s Forecastle Festival, the boys are looking at music with a different focus; through their Louisville-lenses, so to speak, more so than other shows they play. It’s hard to believe that back in 2002 Forecastle Festival started…


Forecastle X Sets Sail with Monster Lineup

His band having just been announced as the festival headliners, the Louisville-native and decadently-bearded My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James joked of the this summer’s 10th annual Forecastle Music Festival a few weeks back that the theme would be, “Christmas in July”. And yet Christmas came even earlier than promised.


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Forecastle Launches the 2012 Poster at Revelry

It was hard to describe the eclectic gallery and boutique,  Revelry, as a “space” on Saturday, Feb. 18, because there was so little of it. Yes, the reception was cool as it was hot. With the buzz of Forecastle X in the room, there was a lively mix of local friends, fans, volunteers, merchants, artists and sponsors who have supported J.K. McKnight over the past decade in his sea-worthy dream of a successful music, art and activism festival. Surrounded by art,  jewelry, gifts and other eclectic wares, the crowd was there to see one image in particular – the official…


Bomb Drop: My Morning Jacket to Headline Forecastle Fest X

JK McKnight and partner Ashley Capps of AC Entertainment have announced Louisville rockers My Morning Jacket as the headliners for this summer’s 10th iteration of the Forecastle Music Festival, with a limited number of weekend passes on sale this Friday for $100. Full details after the jump.