It must be July as the sun, fun and heat have returned to Central Kentucky. That also means the season is right for the Forecastle Festival, Kentucky’s premier musical event held yearly in Louisville at Waterfront Park. It takes place July 14-16. Click the link to check out the entire three-day lineup and see ticket options. The headliners are Odesza, LCD Soundsystem and Weezer. KY’s own Cage The Elephant & Sturgill Simpson both play significant sets on the main stage this year, and the top of the lineup is littered with big names. Check out the official Forecastle Late-Night shows, kicking around midnight Friday and Saturday on the Belle of Louisville, and at Headliners and the Mercury Ballroom. If you haven’t had the privilege of catching The Preservation Hall Jazz Band from New Orleans, LA, take the opportunity and see them work their magic as the Belle cruises the river Saturday night.
There’s plenty of fun to be had all day and most of the night. Below are a few tracks from some of the notable bands on the ticket: