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    Forecastle 2016 is finally here. Time to pull out those mermaid fins and giant puppets and sport them out in public at Waterfront Park. And if you want to wear them to the late night shows, that's okay too. 

    Here's a taste of what's going down in Louisville this weekend. 



    Forecastle 2016

    One of the largest music festivals in the country, Forecastle, is finally here folks! Check out the lineup and buy your tickets before it's too late!

    When: Friday, July 15 - Sunday, July 17
    Where: Waterfront Park, 1 River Road
    Cost: Single day tickets start at $69.50.


    Forecastle Late Night: An Evening with Dr. Dog

    Dr. Dog will be putting on a show at this Forecastle after party. This is an 18+ event.

    When: Friday, July 18 at 11pm
    Where: Headliners Music Hall, 1386 Lexington Road 
    Cost: $30


    Vince Morris Live

    Originally from Columbus Ohio, Vince Morris is one of the hottest up and coming comedy veterans on the scene today. No stranger to television, Vince has appeared on B.E.T.’s Comic View, H.B.O’s Def Comedy Jam, CBS’ Late Late Show, Comics Unleashed W/Byron Allen, and his own Half Hour Comedy Central Special just to name a few.

    When: Friday, July 8 at 7:15pm and again at 9:30pm
    Where: The Laughing Derby, 1250 Bardstown Road
    Cost: $15


    Forecastle Late-Night Show: RJD2 with Jon Dose

    DJ RJD2 and Jon Dose will be performing at this Forecastle after party! Come out to see the two futuristic electric artists party all night long. This is an 18+ event.

    When: Friday, July 15 at 11pm
    Where: Belle of Louisville, 401 W. River Road
    Cost: $25


    After the Waterfront: White Reaper Has a Ball

    There will be a limbo competition, special guest DJs all night and free Capri Suns while supplies last. Wear prom attire, a costume or come as you are!

    When: Friday, July 15 at 9pm
    Where: Haymarket Whiskey Bar, 331 E. Market Street
    Cost: Free


    One Night Stand with Nick Fradiani

    Big Machine Recording Artist Winner and American Idol Season XIV contestant, Nick Fradiani, of Guilford, Connecticut will be live.

    When: Friday, July 15 at 11pm
    Where: Baxter's 942 Bar and Grill, 942 Baxter Avenue
    Cost: $5


    Camp Gilda's Carnival 

    Camp Gilda's Carnival features family friendly fun and games like cake walks, inflatable bouncers, face painting and food and drinks. Members of the Louisville FC Soccer team will be available for photos and autographs.

    When: Friday, July 15 from 11am - 3pm
    Where: Gilda's Club Louisville, 633 Baxter Avenue
    Website: gildasclublouisville.ord
    Cost: Free to attend; Tickets for games priced between $0.25 - $0.50




    2016 Central Kentucky Knap-In and Lithic Art Show 

    Interact with rock enthusiasts and artisans from the region as they demonstrate the process of flint knapping. This lost art was practiced by people in ancient times to make tools and weapons. Modern replicas and pre-historic artifacts will be on display for sale or trade, as well as other primitive arts and crafts.

    When: Saturday, July 16 from 9am - 5pm
    Where: Bernheim Forest, 2499 Clermont Road, Clermont, KY
    Cost: Free to attend; $5 parking fee for nonmembers


    6th Annual Summer Showdown Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show / Silent Auction

    Awards will start at 4pm. Trophies will be given to the Best of Show + $100, Best Motorcycle, People’s Choice Car/Truck, People’s Choice Motorcycle, President’s Choice, Kids’ Choice & Top 40.

    When: Saturday, July 16 from 10am - 4pm
    Where: Valor Traditional Academy, 11501 Schlatter Road
    Cost: Free to attend; $15 vehicle registration fee


    Minions at Iroquois Amphitheater 

    Movie Nights are sponsored by the following Louisville Metro council sponsors: Marianne Butler, Rick Blackwell, David Yates, Cindi Fowler, Dan Johnson, Vicki Aubrey-Welch, Bill Hollander, Mary Woolridge, Tom Owen, David James, Barbara Shanklin, Cheri Bryant-Hamilton, and Madonna Flood

    When: Saturday, July 16 at 7:30pm
    Where: Iroquois Amphitheater, 1 Amphitheater Road
    Cost: Free to attend


    Faith Evans Live

    Faith Evans and Joe will both be live at Whitney Hall. You have to see these two R&B legends, for a smooth soulful night of entertainment.

    When: Saturday, July 16 at 8pm
    Where: Kentucky Center, 501 West Main Street
    Cost: $53


    Forecastle Late Night Show: Hippie Sabotage 

    Hippie Sabotage and NAWAS will both be putting on a smooth show for you.

    When: Saturday, July 16 at 11pm
    Where: Mercury Ballroom, 611 S. 4th Street
    Cost: $22


    Forecastle Late-Night Show: Robert DeLong with Prince Terrance 

    Robert DeLong has a thing for tarot, but that shouldn't be too surprising. The rise of the Los Angeles dance-pop provocateur and one-man band seems fated thus far. Also Prince Terrence wil be performing.

    When: Saturday, July 16 at 11pm
    Where: Belle of Louisville, 401 River Road
    Cost: $22.50




    Bluegrass Breakfast

    Join Garey Farms and the Frazier History Museum for a Rooftop Breakfast! Offering fresh made sausage, egg & cheese on a pretzel slider; country ham & egg on a pretzel slider; bacon, egg & cheese on a pretzel slider; hash brown casserole and muffins by Kentucky’s Garey Farms, fresh coffee and strawberry lemonade, and a variety of Kentucky Proud products available for purchase. Live music by Pat Younger and the Paloverde. Free admission to the Museum’s galleries between 9am-12pm. Beautiful views of the Ohio River and downtown Louisville. Complimentary Courier-Journal Sunday newspaper.

    When: Sunday, July 17 from 9am - 1pm
    Where: Frazier History Museum, 829 W. Main Street
    Cost: Prices vary


    Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory 20th Anniversary Celebration

    Twenty years ago, Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory swung open its doors. Back in the day of the Macarena and Mario Kart 64, museum admission was just $4, factory tour guides used bullhorns, and Derek Jeter was named Rookie of the Year. More than four million guests later, LSMF plans to party like it’s 1996 on Sunday, July 17.

    When: Sunday, July 17 from 11am - 8pm
    Where: Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory, 800 W. Main Street
    Cost: $4 per person






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