Louisville, Ky plays host every year to Forecastle Festival, an event that Louisvillians hold near and dear to their heart. Having started in 2002, the festival has grown and changed over the years to become one of the most anticipated events that the city has to offer. With pre-festival activities and late night shows, the city is alive with energy and out of town visitors for these three days in July, drawing thousands of fans from across the world. The Festival will be held on July 13th-15th and feature plenty of amazing acts such as Chris Stapleton, Arcade Fire, Houndmouth, The War On Drugs, Courtney Barnett and Vic Mensa. The late night shows include performances by Missio, The Wailers and Boa USA. The festival is produced by Knoxville-based AC Entertainment, one of the country’s premiere independent concert promoters. You can find all festival information, including the full line up and daily schedules, as well as food, drink, lodging and information on all of the attraction the city has to offer on their website here and can purchase tickets here. You can also learn about the Forecastle Foundation, an activism arm of the festival that aims to help educate the public and fund projects that help protect the world’s natural resources!