Forecastle is a prime example of a festival that started out completely grassroots, and grew exponentially while still keeping the original philosophies of representing the local community of Louisville, KY music, arts, and activism. From July 13-15, you can experience all three elements converged into a bunch of shows and parties. Here are a few notable ones to try to check out:
Beach House – just released their new beautiful LP Bloom, and if you’re in love with those songs like we are, this is a perfect time to catch them live.
Cabin – “Just a band from Louisville, KY.” Fans of The Album Leaf and Explosions in the Sky will likely take a liking to these guys, with their epicly thoughtful orchestral rock.
Floating Action – Their name pretty much sums up their sound. Listen to these guys and see the world through a hazy lens of daydreams.
Everest – former members of Sebadoh, Earlimart, and the Watson Twins, this L.A.-based group sounds polished, pointed, and really easy on the ears.
These shows all spread between a big outdoor waterfront venue and a smaller indoor club. You can also catch the sounds of Preservation Jazz Hall Band and others on the oldest operating Mississippi-style steamboat in the world, called the Belle of Louisville. That’s a deal maker in itself.
Tix to all festivities are available here