Official Forecastle Kick-Off Party at Against the Grain

Forecastle and craft beer kings Against the Grain Brewery will be hosting the official Forecastle Kick-Off Party to start your weekend off right! Stop by for local eats, treats, and drinks, plus all GA & VIP weekend pass holders can pick up your wristbands in advance from 5pm to 7pm! We’ll also have a live music from Louisville favorites Second Story Man with The Debauchees starting at 7pm on the patio. RSVP now and join us for a heckuva good time!

Final Late-Night Show On Sale Now!

Comin’ at ya! Specially curated by the folks behind many of music’s biggest collaborations, the Bluegrass Situation and Americana Music Association present the Bluegrass Situation and Americana Music Association Late-Night Hang featuring 23 String Band, Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, and Matrimony plus Special Guests! Happening Saturday night 7/19 at Headliners Music Hall, this collaboration isn’t one you’ll want to miss!

Click here to purchase your tickets to this special event and secure your spot!

And, don’t forget our other late-night shows with St. Paul and the Broken Bones with special guest Curtis Harding, MiM0SA, and Moon Taxi with special guest Chancellor Warhol are also on sale now! Get the scoop here.

Final Late-Night Show Announced!

Comin’ at ya! A very special curated late-night show to make your Forecastle experience complete!

The Americana Music Association is a professional not-for-profit trade organization whose mission is to advocate for the authentic voice of American roots music around the world. The Association produces events throughout the year including the annual Americana Music Festival and Conference, Presented by Nissan, and the critically acclaimed Americana Honors & Awards program.

Co-founded by actor and comedian Ed Helms, the Bluegrass Situation is the online hub for roots music, culture and lifestyle. Covering genres ranging from Americana, bluegrass, folk rock, old-time, and beyond, “The Sitch” is representative of a broader community: one that respects a rich and varied history yet looks ahead for ways to innovate its traditions; an audience curating their surroundings and interests as carefully as their musical tastes. In addition to their active online community, The Bluegrass Situation hosts a number of events nationwide, from one-of-a-kind jams in Los Angeles, Nashville and New York, to stages at major music festivals like Bonnaroo, Newport Folk Fest, and more.

Together, their curatorial knowledge and prowess is unrivaled, which is why we’re proud to announce the Bluegrass Situation and Americana Music Association Late-Night Hang featuring The 23 String Band, Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, and Matrimony plus Special Guests!

While this show doesn’t officially go on sale until Friday at noon ET, purchase your weekend pass or daily ticket before midnight tonight for an exclusive late-night presale! Get yours!

Ben & Jerry’s: The Official Ice Cream of Forecastle!

Ready for some refreshing ice cream under the Louisville summer sun? Ben and Jerry’s are the official ice cream of Forecastle 2014 and will be dishing out free treats in the VIP areas as well as offering sweetness at multiple locations throughout the festival grounds! There’s still time to go VIP with a weekend pass or even a Friday or Sunday daily ticket. Snag yours!

Tune In To Forecastle Radio!

Can’t get enough of Forecastle? Neither can we! With our new Forecastle Radio, you can pop on some tunes and listen away while you work, play, and go about your day! Have a listen here in anticipation of our magical weekend on the Waterfront!

Late-Night Show with Moon Taxi: On Sale Now!

All aboard! Join us in welcoming Nashville rockers and Forecastle alumni Moon Taxi featuring special guest Chancellor Warhol to Mercury Ballroom on Saturday, July 19, Louisville’s electrifying new live music venue in the heart of the downtown historic theatre district.

Having captivated audiences in the Southeast and beyond, Moon Taxi recently released their third album, Mountains Beaches Cities. To them, it represents the idea of exploration – searching both the world and themselves for new experiences. The indie rockers focused on extending the sonic landscape they’d created in earlier recordings, but this time around they amp up the speed and turn up the volume – creating an overall bigger sound. They’re sure to bring the heat to the beautiful Ballroom, so don’t miss your chance to experience the Taxi!

To purchase your tickets to Saturday night’s show, click here.

Forecastle PBR Contest: Enter Today!

A weekend on the Waterfront isn’t complete without a little Pabst Blue Ribbon, so show us your artistic prowess! Enter by combining two great things, Forecastle and PBR, into one creative picture, sculpture, drawing, or other work of art and Instagram using #ForecastlePBR. Prizes include 2 general admission weekend passes, a PBR prize pack, and Forecastle merchandise! What’cha waitin’ for? Get to creating!

Must be 21+ to participate.

Just Added: Another Forecastle Late-Night Show!

All aboard! Join us in welcoming rockers and Forecastle alums Moon Taxi with special guest Chancellor Warhol to Mercury Ballroom on Saturday, 7/19! Purchase your weekend pass or daily ticket before midnight Wednesday to access an exclusive late-night presale! Keep in mind Forecastle music ends at 11pm each night with shows following soon after! Going on sale this Friday at 12pm EDT, get your full details here!

Red Bull Sound Select Artists Added to Lineup!

We’re proud to announce that through our partnership with Red Bull Sound Select, 3 of the artists from the Road to Forecastle will be performing at the festival this year! Join us in welcoming Public, Anwar Sadat, and Thee Open Sex to our lineup! Check ‘em out and see how to experience Forecastle in VIP courtesy of Red Bull Sound Select here!