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The Top 10 Moments of Forecastle 2013

on July 18, 2013, 11:15am
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Louisville’s biggest music festival was just a dream of founder JK McKnight over a decade ago in a small urban park. What started off in a backyard grew to a larger park, to an arts center, then finally blossomed into one of America’s best and well-liked music festivals. This year, again with help from Bonnaroo mastermind Ashley Capps, Forecastle invited back many of its previous big headliners (The Black Keys, Big Boi, The Avett Brothers, and Flaming Lips), breakthrough acts (Killer Mike, Night Beds), and a slew of local artists (The Pass, Freakwater) to concoct a cross-genre, wide-appeal lineup.

In the press conference prior to Friday’s kickoff, Mayor Greg Fischer said to be mayor of this city “you gotta love Forecastle.” And that is true – Forecastle is packed with local flavor beyond just the local talent peppered throughout the lineup – from the giant puppets roving the crowd to local food vendors, as well as the giant Bourbon Lodge, packed with the state’s most beloved elixir.

The music backed by Louisville’s beautiful Waterfront Park makes Forecastle a unique experience with many memorable moments. It was tough to whittle all the acts and sideshows down to a select few, but here are the moments that will have us remembering Forecastle 2013 and chomping at the bit to experience what’s in store for next year.

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Brach McRae
July 18, 2013 at 4:41 pm

The Flaming Lips cookie with the giant Wayne Coyne cookie in the middle.

Clayton Bright
July 18, 2013 at 1:25 pm

No string cheese love?? Their aftershow at the Louisville Palace was unreal!!! and so was the bluegrass jam on sunday with sam bush and del mccoury

Clayton Bright
July 18, 2013 at 1:25 pm

Lot of awesome moments on this list though!


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