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Forecastle is Today!

As if you could forget, Forecastle starts TODAY! Get onboard and get in gear with all we’ve got in store for you.

If you know anything about Forecastle, you know we love to celebrate all things Louisville. That’s why there’s plenty more to explore at our festival than just the music! No Forecastle experience is complete without a visit (or two…) to the bourbon mecca Bourbon Lodge, featuring culinary surprises, speciality drinks, and festival perks that are unrivaled, including celebrity bartending and more!

And you’ll of course have to stop by this year’s all-new Kentucky Landing, our Forecastle homage to the glorious Bluegrass State. On hand will be a variety of craft beer breweries pouring samples of their Kentucky-based creations, local food trucks from all over region, and a world-class select group of non-profit organizations and craft vendors selling their Kentucky-made goods, and the API Poster Show, showcasing the work of some of today’s most relevant poster makers, whose clients include some of Forecastle’s biggest headlining bands from past and present.

There’s also plenty of surprises to explore all over the site, including the Four Loko Photo Finish, a one-of-a-kind horse race where you’re the steed! Strap on the provided inflatable horse and race against other worthy patrons for all sorts of prizes including VIP weekend passes and accommodations for Forecastle 2015! Full rules and participation details available here.

We all need time to recharge and you don’t have to leave the Waterfront to do it! On site we’ll have everything you need to kick back and relax, from free Eco Vessel Hydration Stations (with limited edition Forecastle-branded bottles!) to Eno Hammock lounge areas, from the Complimentary Bike Valet presented by Mailchimp to the Pluggo Mobile Charging Stations and more! Get the lowdown here.

If you think the Forecastle fun ends before midnight, you’ve got another thing comin’! This year, we’ve got a host of late-night shows for everyone’s taste and preference to keep the party going. On Friday night we’ve got soulful crooners St. Paul and the Broken Bones with special guest Curtis Harding at Headliners Music Hall and bass thumper MiM0SA with special guest Strooly taking the Belle of Louisville by storm!

Saturday welcomes the Bluegrass Situation and Americana Music Association Late-Night Hang Featuring The 23 String Band, Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, Humming House, and Matrimony to Headliners Music Hall, where each band will perform a Kentucky-inspired track and there’ll also be a collaborative jam at the end between all acts! Forecastle vets Moon Taxi with special guest Chancellor Warhol will also take the Saturday stage at the Mercury Ballroom.

Forecastle music ends at 11pm every night, while the late-night shows all begin at midnight, so you’ll have plenty of time to make your way over! Travel quickly and safely with Uber, the mobile app that connects you to your own private driver at the click of a button. Sign up with the code FORECASTLE and get $30 off your first ride!

Finally, be sure to follow us on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and download the app to stay up-to-date on all this latest and greatest Forecastle news this weekend! We want to share your Forecastle experiences with everyone! Tag your photos #Forecastle and #GetOnboard, and you just might catch us sharin’ them with the world!

All aboard … we’ll see you soon!

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