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.

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  • We strongly encourage patrons to cycle, which saves money and reduces your carbon footprint and impact on the environment. We are proud to offer a Bike Valet to all travelers who choose to ride instead of drive.

  • This year at Forecastle, keep yourself light on your feet by using one of our lockers to stow your personal items. Provided by Entertainment Lockers, this year’s lockers feature cell-charging capabilities and all-day access. Rent yours here before they sell out!

  • We know it can get pretty hot out there, so we encourage all patrons to stay hydrated! We have several convenient Reverb Water Stations around the site for you to fill up!

  • We all need a break now and then, and since we’re conveniently located in one of Kentucky’s most beloved parks, there are plenty of places to kick back and relax, all the while soaking in the sights and sounds of Forecastle. Rest your feet a minute before hitting the stage circuit again!