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.
Parking and Getting Around Forecastle:
Louisville Downtown Partnership has put together a fantastic map showing all the parking and TARC Zerobus routes in Downtown Louisville that will help get to and from Forecastle.
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 Jack White, The Black Keys, Outkast, Widespread Panic, Beck, Sam Smith, 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).
Quite simply, Louisville’s Waterfront Park is one of the most stunning urban landscapes to host a major music festival. Designated as one of the Top Ten Urban Parks in the nation by the Urban Land Institute, it attracts more than 1.5 million visitors per year. And for Forecastle, the setting along the Ohio River, with the Louisville skyline as a stunning backdrop, it makes for an unbelievable visual experience, no matter who’s on stage.
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