Forecastle’s After Party/Kickoff will be on the Belle

Here’s an official release from Forecastle:


Preservation Hall Jazz Band to perform on the historic Belle of Louisville,

with special appearances by members of My Morning Jacket 

Official Forecastle kickoff party features performances by Dean & Britta and Purity Ring



LOUISVILLE, KY – AC Entertainment and The Forecastle Festival are excited to announce details of a one-of-a-kind after-party for the 10th anniversary of the festival, set to take place during July 13-15, 2012. A special pre-party will serve as the kickoff to Forecastle on June 12.

Following their festival performances on Saturday, July 14, members of My Morning Jacket will make guest appearances as New Orleans¹ Preservation Hall Jazz Band graces the stage at an all-ages event on the historic Belle of Louisville steamboat, presented by Bell’s Brewery.

To start the weekend off with a bang, Consequence of Sound presents the Official Forecastle kickoff party, featuring indie pop duo Dean & Britta and electronic act Purity Ring. This 21 and over event will take place on Thursday, July 12 at Club 116, located at 116 E. Main Street in Louisville.

Tickets for both events will go on sale Saturday, May 19 at noon at Tickets for the official kickoff party at Club 116 will be $22 plus applicable service fees. Tickets to the Saturday after-party aboard the Belle of Louisville will be $50 plus applicable service fees.

From every ticket purchased for the after-party on the Belle of Louisville, a portion will be donated to the Center for Women and Families, a Louisville non-profit dedicated to helping victims of intimate partner abuse or sexual violence.

Details on Friday’s after-party on the Belle, presented by Bell’s Brewery, as well as an additional Saturday after-party to be hosted at Club 116 will be forthcoming.

Forecastle 2012 marks the 10th year of the festival and this year’s line-up features My Morning Jacket, Wilco, Bassnectar, Andrew Bird, Girl Talk, Atmosphere, Neko Case, Sleigh Bells, A-Trak and many others. A full breakdown of artists by day can be found at

Three-day weekend and VIP passes, single day tickets and single day VIP tickets are on sale now.  Two-day and three-day travel packages are also available, including accommodations at the acclaimed Galt House – the festival’s official waterfront hotel, located a short walk from the festival site. Those wishing to “dock up” for the weekend may also purchase a very limited number of “Captain’s Club” VIP boat slips, which are located at the festival site.

Tickets for the festival are also available at select retailers throughout the region including: WHY Louisville in Louisville; Shake-It Records in Cincinnati; CD Central in Lexington; Indy CD and Vinyl in Indianapolis; and Grimey’s New & Preloved Music in Nashville. After-party tickets will only be available online.

With each purchase, 50 cents will be donated to the Forecastle Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit, dedicated to local education and international environmental conservation. For more information about the foundation, please visit

About The Forecastle Festival:

The Forecastle Festival is a port-of-call where the world gathers to experience the best in Music, Art and Activism®. A celebration of sights, sounds, and sustainability, Forecastle connects travelers North, South, East, and West. Merging entertainment with education, Forecastle inspires a voyage of personal growth and global change. Since 2002, the Festival has featured over 450 bands, 100 visual artists, and 150 environmental and outdoor recreational organizations. Previous headlining artists including The Black Keys, The Flaming Lips, The Smashing Pumpkins, Widespread Panic, DEVO, Band of Horses, She & Him, Pretty Lights, Bassnectar, Sleater-Kinney, Big Boi, Girl Talk, Z-Trip, Umphrey’s McGee, and many more. For more information on Forecastle, visit:


Spin Magazine – “Top 101Things to do in America”

Outside Magazine – “Top 15 Outdoor Festivals in the Country”

The Discovery Channel – “The Cream of the Crop of Summer Festivals”

About AC Entertainment:

AC Entertainment is recognized as one of the foremost independent promoters in the United States. Founded in 1991, the company presents, books and markets over 750 events per year, including internationally renowned festivals such as Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Moogfest and Big Ears. AC Entertainment is based in Knoxville, TN. For more information on AC Entertainment, visit: