Forecastle Festival

Photos by Kathryn Harrington

Fun was in the forecast the weekend of July 13-15 at Waterfront Park. Forecastle Festival revelers braved the heat (and the rain at one point) to see performances by Chris Stapleton, Arcade Fire, Vance Joy and many more. For 16 years, Louisville has hosted one of the most anticipated festivals of the summer, which draws thousands of fans.

  • Andrea Shpilberg and Zach Ferguson.

  • Petersen Thomas designed this year's mural for the Forecastle Foundation.

  • Jessica Kincaid is one of the artists that is painting on the annual Forecastle Foundation Mural.

  • Makhei Mayes, Carter Martin and Trent Harris.

  • Hunter S. Thompson and Colonel Sanders.

  • Samantha Merkley, Lilly Landenwich, Nick Michels and Grant Korfhage.

  • Maddie Terrell and John Killingsworth.

  • Regan Carter and Samantha Konermann.

  • Jane, Amanda, Stephen and Natalie Hoerter.

  • Abby Louden, Hannah Goff and Ellie Browning.

  • Ian Dawson, Isabelle Hinkebein and Caroline Miller.

  • Theresa, Nick and Megan Chamblee.

  • Trent Dyar, Kersten Zorn, Chelsea and Jeremy Black

  • Sean Corrigan, Yelena Alipoba, Antwany Lejeune, Nick Leonhardt and Mike Stallings.

  • Jake Csukker, Shelby Reindel, Gina Csukker, Ellie Csukker, Julie Jutte and Lindsy Warnecke.

  • Alexis Cain, Carly Childers, Bow Lush and Caitlyn Metcalf.

  • Caroline Elder and Althea Lane Ford.

  • Buddy Bat makes a surprise appearance at the Party Cove.

  • Audrey Shepherd has been attending the Forecastle Festival for the past 7 years since she was 5 and has always enjoyed watching the creation of the annual Forecastle Foundation Mural. This year she gets to paint it alongside other artists.

  • Kris Todd-Williams, Patricia Aldridge and Sarah Sams.

  • Lauren Whitfield.

  • Leo Borders.

  • Festival goers cool down during a brief rain shower.

  • Marissa Findley and Leo Borders.

  • John Travisano.

  • Adrienne Porter, Mike, Katie Porter and Alisha Lane.

  • Abbie Hayden lights up the Party Cove with her luminescent wings.

  • Elizabeth Varnado and Alex Flood.

  • Graham Weyland with Dylan and Boonie Wise.

  • Caroline Elder.