Quite simply, Louisville’s Waterfront Park is one of the most stunning urban landscapes to host a major music festival. Designated as one of the Top Ten Urban Parks in the nation by the Urban Land Institute, it attracts more than 1.5 million visitors per year. And for Forecastle, the setting along the Ohio River, with the Louisville skyline as a stunning backdrop, it makes for an unbelievable visual experience, no matter who’s on stage.
Belle of Louisville
The oldest operating Mississippi style steamboat in the world, the Belle of Louisville will offer Forecastle after party attendees the rare privilege of rocking out on a National Historic Landmark all to themselves. A large dance floor, full-service bar, and restrooms are located on the air-conditioned deck. The center of this deck will offer an expansive space for you to get down to the sounds of the Preservation Jazz Hall Band and much more. Let’s get funky, Forecastle!
Open since 1928, the ornate Louisville Palace has a rustic vibe, reminiscent of a historic Spanish castle. Situated in the downtown commercial district, the Palace offers beautiful mosaics and incredible architecture, creating a unique, transcendental experience perfect for Forecastle-goers of all ages.