Louisville’s Forecastle Festival has come a long way. Ten years ago it was 100 people hanging out listening to some local music. This year, it was 30,000 people listening to over 100 bands. Here’s a roundup of the best and worst of this year’s Forecastle Festival.
Traditional arts were sadly underrepresented at this year's Forecastle Festival, but they did a bang-up job with a great selection of performance art.
I’m not naive enough to think the three would be anywhere close to equal, but when art is one of the attractions of a festival I expected to see more than what I could get in a housewife’s Etsy shop.
If you thought the Forecastle Festival was just hand dyed cotton dresses and t-shirts made from recycled water bottles, check out the hipsters, lolitas, and people in random costumes we saw this weekend.
I found equal numbers of glass artists creating jewelry and selling pipes. Go ahead and guess what sold better.
Forecastle's Speakeasy Cinema was silent every time I tried to visit. Better luck next year?
Free air conditioning is ironically the best possible advertisement for polluting my lungs.
Louisville.com takes you on a video tour of the Conciousness Carnival at this year's Forecastle Festival. It's like a kid's fair made of pure guilt.
It’s right there on the flyers: Music, Art, Activism. There’s a ton of great music at the festival this weekend ranging from big name acts to promising new bands to a live marching band - but what about the other two thirds of the festival?
Next year we need more recycling bins, more biodegradable food and beverage containers, and more effort from the patrons at Forecastle Festival
Wholesome summertime fun never seemed so right.
An amazing marching band takes the music off the stage and onto the sidewalks at this year's Forecastle Festival. Click the link to see some video of them in action.
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