One of Louisville's top festivals is bringing in a familiar name to add some punch to the program.
JK McKnight, organizer of Forecastle, announced that Robert F. Kennedy Jr. will keynote the 7th annual Forecastle Festival, July 25th - 27th on the Riverfront in Louisville, KY. Kennedy, named by Time Magazine as one of the “Heroes of the Planet” for his successful efforts to clean up the Hudson River,
currently serves as Chief Prosecuting Attorney for the Hudson
Riverkeeper organization, as well as president of The Waterkeeper
Alliance. He is also a clinical professor and supervising attorney at the Pace University School of Law’s Environmental Litigation Clinic and is co-host of the environmentally-programmed Ring of Fire show on Air
Presented by The UPS Foundation and Olmstead Parks Conservancy, Robert will address the audience at 2:30pm Sunday, July 27th, to be followed by an all-star cast of musicians, including The Del McCoury Band, Ekoostik Hookah, Dr. Dog, Gran Bel Fischer, and many more. For complete line-ups see. www.forecastlefestival.com.
In addition to the keynote speaker, Forecastle plans to include (2)stages powered exclusively by solar energy – the first major Midwest festival to do so. The festival will also include a culinary menu consisting of 100% all-natural food, grown exclusively by Kentucky farmers.