Bourbon, Beats, Forecastle

Bourbon, Beats, Forecastle

It’s Forecastle week, y’all! Our city will be filled with top musicians, festival foodies, music junkies, and hung over hipsters. And they’ll all be here in celebration of our locally grown, nationally recognized Forecastle Festival.  Never been to Forecastle?!? Prepare to have your mind blown. Speaking of preparation, we’ll be posting up tips from seasoned attendees to help you navigate the festival with breeze, stay tuned.

So what’s on the radar? Bourbon, Beats & Forecastle! We’ve handpicked the best events in Lou, just for you who are New2Lou. Looking for more great events around town? Check out our online event calendar and give us a follow on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. Never again will you find yourself out of the social loop.

Wednesday (7/12) New2Lou July Social - Join us tonight at our July 2nd Wed social! We’ll be partying it up at Levee at the River House, Louisville’s swankiest spot on the Ohio River. We’ll have awesome folks, Rabbit Hole drink specials, live music by Brooks Ritter, and will be giving away a pair of ticket to Forecastle Festival! Party starts at 5:30 pm. Event  is FREE w/ RSVP.

Wednesday (7/12) David Blaine - We have your ticket for a #WinningWednesday. First join us at our social first and then head to the Louisville Palace to catch David Blaine Live! Don’t have tickets yet? Don’t worry. Tickets are still available and start at $34! Congrats to our ticket winner Isabelle. Enjoy the show!

Thursday (7/13) Bourbon & Beats - Kickstart Forecastle a little early with the gang from the Forecastle Foundation at the Taj. Not only will a percent of your tab contribute to our mission of protecting the world’s natural awesome, but you’ll also be able to polish up your karaoke skills, support local music and pick up coozies for the weekend’s booze! Admission is $5 and party starts at 8:30 PM.

Friday (7/14) - Sunday (7/16) Forecastle Festival - Get onboard with this awesome three-day music, art, and environmental activism festival right here in our own backyard. Headliners are LCD Soundsystem, Weezer, Odesza, Sturgill Simpson, and more! Tickets still available. Enter to win a pair of VIP tickets at You can also win a pair at our New2Lou July Social tonight!

Friday (7/14) Forecastle Late Nite: Bear Grillz & Shy Guys SaysWant to keep the party going? Why not catch the official Forecastle Late Night Show with Bear Grillz and Shy Guy Says at Mercury Ballroom! 18+ show. Doors open at 10:59 pm, show starts at 11:59 pm. Tickets are $20. Enter to win a pair of tickets at

Saturday (7/15) Louisville City FC - Grab a friend and head on down to Louisville Slugger Field to cheer on our hometown soccer team, Louisville City FC, against Ottawa Fury FC. Game starts at 7:30 PM. Tickets start at $15.  Enter to win a pair at Can’t make it? Catch the game on TV: WMYO or Radio: 840 WHAS #prosoccerprocity

Sunday (7/16) Owsley Sundays - Get your music on at Forecastle and then your art on at Speed Art Museum this Sunday. Thanks to a generous contribution from Brown-Forman, in honor of the late Owsley Brown II, admission is FREE on Sundays through March 2021. So, no excuses, head to the Speed Art Museum STAT!

On the Radar

Tuesday (7/18) YPAL & New2Lou Engage Series: Focus Group and Networking - Calling all newbies, Louisville boomerangs, and those thinking about leaving (gasp). We want to hear from you! Join New2Lou and YPAL for happy hour and focus group discussion. Event is located at the downtown A-Loft hotel and starts at 5:30 pm. FREE w/ RSVP.

Wednesday (7/19) Kites and Classical - Slow Down, Sit Back, and Listen with Classical 90.5 on the Big Four Lawn from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Watch the sunset, bring a picnic, and fly a kite to the soundtrack of nature-inspired compositions. Don’t have a kite? Make one at the KMAC kite building tent! Event is FREE w/ RSVP.