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Forecastle Festival Announces First Wave of Artists for 2015

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on January 27, 2015



Cage the Elephant, Houndmouth, TWEEDY, Tallest Man On Earth,
Portugal. The Man, RL Grime, First Aid Kit, Desaparecidos
+ Dozens More Round Out Initial Lineup

Tickets on Sale Friday, January 30 at Noon EST via

LOUISVILLE, KY (January 27, 2015) – The Forecastle Festival will return this summer led by Louisville hometown heroes My Morning Jacket; soulful breakout star, Sam Smith; southern rock heavyweights, Widespread Panic; and indie veterans, Modest Mouse. The three-day music celebration, now in its 13th year, will take place July 17–19, 2015, at the award-winning Waterfront Park, a sweeping green space on the banks of the Ohio River framed by the skyline of downtown Louisville.

Hailing from Bowling Green, Kentucky, and New Albany, Indiana, respectively, Cage the Elephant and Houndmouth add to the stellar regional talent atop this year’s Forecastle bill, the former currently working on their follow-up to the Grammy-nominated Melophobia and the latter eyeing a March 17 release of the highly-anticipated Little Neon Limelight via Rough Trade Records.

The family duo of Wilco frontman Jeff and his son Spencer Tweedy will showcase their recent collaboration as TWEEDY, while The Word, featuring pedal steel virtuoso Robert Randolph, B3 maestro John Medeski and the incomparable North Mississippi Allstars will bring the gospel stylings of Soul Food, their first album in 14 years, coming out May 5. Others notable acts include Tallest Man On Earth, Portugal. The Man, RL Grime, First Aid Kit, Desaparecidos, Shovels & Rope, Big K.R.I.T. and more. A full list of confirmed artists from the initial lineup can be found below. Additional artists will be announced in the coming weeks.

Weekend passes go on sale this Friday, January 30, 2015, at noon EST at and all Ticketmaster outlets. A limited number of weekend passes start at $144.50 plus fees. VIP experiences, travel packages and payment plan options will also be available. Full details can be found at

The Bourbon Lodge, Forecastle’s slice of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, will return in 2015 with a full lineup of bourbon offerings, bourbon education, a bourbon-inspired culinary experience and much more. Fans of bourbon will have the option to purchase advanced Bourbon Lodge memberships with their weekend pass through Ticketmaster.

Also returning in 2015, The Kentucky Landing will feature a variety of regional craft beers, local food trucks and a selection of non-profit organizations and craft vendors selling Kentucky-made goods.

Highlighted in Rolling Stone as “one of the coolest festivals in America” and acclaimed by American Songwriter as “a rock and roll paradise,” the Forecastle Festival has evolved from a small community event into one of the country’s premier festival destinations.

The event offers an immersive experience that’s distinctly Louisville—beyond the first-class musical lineup—highlighting the region’s burgeoning culinary and arts scene, Kentucky’s unique bourbon heritage and more. The festival continues to emphasize sustainability practices and conservation initiatives, exhibited by the festival’s non-profit organization, the Forecastle Foundation.

Artist additions, single day tickets and late-night show tickets, along with the daily schedule of artists, late-night events and other activities will be available soon. For the latest news and updates from Forecastle Festival, fans can visit, Facebook and Twitter, and sign up for the Forecastle newsletter.

The initial Forecastle 2015 lineup includes:

Sam Smith
My Morning Jacket
Widespread Panic
Modest Mouse
Cage the Elephant
Tallest Man On Earth
Portugal. The Man
RL Grime
First Aid Kit
Shovels & Rope
Big K.R.I.T.
The Word
Cold War Kids
The Gaslight Anthem
Sturgill Simpson
St. Paul & the Broken Bones
San Fermin
Over The Rhine
The Lone Bellow
People Under The Stairs
The Barr Brothers
Milo Greene
The SteelDrivers
Field Report
Speedy Ortiz
Son Lux
JEFF The Brotherhood
King Tuff
Noah Gundersen
Twin Peaks
Fly Golden Eagle
Diarrhea Planet
The Revivalists
White Reaper
Twin Limb
Knox Hamilton
Parker Millsap

Watch the Lineup Announcement video –

Forecastle 2014 Presale: Get Yours! • Win a Mint Julep Tour • Book Your Weekend in Louisville

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on December 9, 2013


We love our fans, and to show our appreciation, we’re excited to share that a limited allotment of Forecastle 2014 passes will be going on sale this Friday, December 13 at noon EST just in time for the holidays! The presale will feature a limited allotment of GA weekend passes available for only $119.50 while supplies last! These passes will ensure your spot at Forecastle 2014, with extra savings no less. Get ready!



Want to take your Forecastle 2014 weekend experience even further? Here’s your chance! Tell us why you’re a #FriendofForecastle on Twitter and Instagram and be entered to win an exclusive Mint Julep tour, redeemable for the weekend of Forecastle! We’ll announce the winner in the coming weeks – so get to it! The more creative, the better! Read up on the full rules here.


Just in time for the presale, we’ve secured some seriously stellar hotel fan rates for your stay in Louisville. Now’s the time to make sure your weekend is locked in – book your hotel today!

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Forecastle 2012 begins next Friday

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on July 7, 2012
The banks of the Ohio River are calling – The Forecastle Festival is almost here! We’re merely days away from the 10th anniversary of Louisville’s nautically-themed summertime celebration of music, art, and environmental activism taking place at Waterfront Park on July 13 – 15!

The lineup includes fellow Louisvillians and curators of this year’s festival My Morning Jacket along with Bassnectar, Wilco, Girl Talk, Andrew Bird, Sleigh Bells, Atmosphere, Neko Case and so many more! Check out the full lineup at

Afterparties aboard the historic Belle of Louisville steamboat will keep the river rockin’ long after the last note is played at Waterfront Park. Preservation Hall Jazz Band’s Saturday night performance featuring members of My Morning Jacket is already SOLD OUT, so act quickly if you want to join Paper Diamond and Tanlines for Friday night’s festivities!

Additional kickoff and afterparties will be held at Club 116, providing fans with yet another reason to party into the wee hours of the night with the likes of Dean & Britta, Purity Ring, Emancipator, and Break Science!

Head on over to for details on additional activities including the Louisville Village, Living Art Exhibitions, Kentucky Bourbon Lodge, Sustainable Living Roadshow and so much more!

Weekend, VIP passes and single day tickets are on sale now at


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