Louisville’s a three-day Forecastle Festival coming this July
This Festival gives Woodstock a run for its money. Enter the Forecastle Festival. This is a three-day music and art Festival held annually in Louisville Kentucky since 2002. It stresses the importance of environmental activism and originally started as just a small gathering of local musicians in Louisville’s Tyler Park. Since then it has steadily grown into the national attraction which includes major touring acts, national are collectives, prominent speakers, environmental workshops, and of course fantastic music. It was voted in 2012 in Rolling Stone magazine as one of the “Top 33 Coolest Festivals” in the country. Now with over 30,000 fans, the Forecastle Festival happens in Louisville’s waterfront Park.
Typically over 450 bands from lots of different genres of music and styles are showcased throughout the three days. With multiple stages and times, there’s always something to be listening to. In addition to music, the festival features over 100 local and national artists with a variety of mediums as well as 2-D and 3-D media.
The underlying theme though has to be environmental activism. The festival exhibits over 150 nonprofit and outdoor recreational organizations such as the Citizens Action Coalition, Community Farm Alliance, Ohio River Foundation, Earth Save, Blue Earth Alliance and more. Previous speakers have been Robert F Kennedy Junior and Christopher Childs of Greenpeace International.
This is a popular place to be July 12, 13th, and 14th starting at 12 o’clock at the waterfront Park. Buy your tickets online and get the latest news at Forecastlefest.com
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