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Forecastle Festival

The Forecastle festival, one of the nation’s top outdoor summer music festivals, returned to Louisville this month, bringing a crowd of 30,000 music fans and activists to our Waterfront Park.

Smashing Pumpkins, the Flaming Lips, Widespread Panic, Devo, Spoon and Zooey Deschanel’s She and Him were among the more than 100 acts performing at the 9th Annual Forecastle Festival.

Founder JK McKnight took the name Forecastle out of his fondness for things nautical, and specifically because one meaning of forecastle can be “a place where people come together.” Now the three-day Forecastle brings together “the progressive Midwest” for a “symposium for musicians, artists, and environmentalists,” according to the festival website. They come from throughout the region – from Chicago and St. Louis, from Nashville and Lexington, and many cities in-between.

It’s a total atmosphere. There are exhibits from environmental activist and community non-profit groups. Organic food to sample. A Green marketplace. Rides on the historic Belle of Louisville. And oh yes – parties. Veteran festival-goers get their weekend set up on Facebook.

The festival starts Friday night at 4 p.m. and parties until 1 a.m., then Saturday and Sunday revs up again at noon and runs until midnight or shortly thereafter. Prices for the three days are pretty reasonable too, considering how much entertainment the festival offers. A three-day VIP pass gets you up front (with access to air conditioning and massage tables!) for $300, while an addition three-day camping pass at a nearby riverfront park (American Turners) costs another $150. We’ve seen some one-night concerts cost WAY more than that per hour!

As with any music festival, Forecastle also
sells stuff – t-shirts, posters, bumper stickers, coffee mugs and golf shirts (!) – and the Monty Python-esque artwork’s not bad, either!

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