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? Brew, Breakfast & 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 New2Lou calendar at new2lou.do502.com. Never again will you find yourself out of the social loop. And don’t forget to give us a follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram; you’ll be glad you did!
Wednesday (7/15) Beer with a Scientist - Against the Grain is partnering with Louisville Underground Science to present a monthly series to inform & educate the public on diverse scientific topics. This month Dr. Jason Chesney will talk about one of the biggest breakthroughs in cancer treatment; immune therapies. #NerdsUniteOverBeer
Thursday (7/16) The Official Forecastle Festival Kick-Off - Kick-off your Forecastle a little early at Against The Grain Brewery this Thursday! Local eats, treats, drinks, plus all GA & VIP weekend pass holders can pick up their wristbands early. Live music: Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, Discount Guns, and Night Visions Radio. Early check-in starts at 5 pm; music starts at 7 pm.
Thursday (7/16) Rye Back Porch Sessions - RYE’s annual Back Porch Sessions summer music continues this Thursday! Grab a friend, a drink, and enjoy live music on RYE’s back porch.This month’s featured artists are Young Widows, Jonathan Glen Wood, and Cereal Glyphs. FREE to attend, but RSVP required. Music starts at 7 pm.
Friday (7/17) Bell’s Brewery Breakfast - Fill your belly with deliciousness crafted by Eggs over Baxter and Bell’s Brewery like Bell’s Oberon Beer Battered Chicken ‘n Waffles, Bells Oberon Pancakes, and more! Plus win pick up some Bell’s swag and thank the Bell’s crew in person for their fine brew. Breakfast served from 9 am to 12 pm.
Friday (7/17) - Sunday (7/19) Forecastle Festival - Three-day music, art, and environmental activism festival right here in our own backyard. Big names this year: My Morning Jacket, Widespread Panic, Cold War Kids, and more! Tickets still available. Enter to win a pair at new2lou.do502.com. And we’ll be posting more on Forecastle later this week, stay tuned.
Saturday (7/18) Forecastle Fortification - Feed your belly before heading out to Forecastle Festival at Copper & Kings. The Pre-Festival Brunch runs from 10 am to 1 pm and includes: breakfast sandwiches from RYE, Butchertown Sodas, Heine Brothers’ Coffee, and live music from Jenna Dean & 1200. Tickets are $10. Cash Bar available with Classic C&K Brunch Cocktails.
Saturday (7/18) Forecastle Late Night: White Reaper and King Tuff - Want to keep the party going? Why not catch the official Forecastle Late Night Show with White Reaper and King Tuff at Headliners Music Hall! 18+ show. Doors open at 11 pm, show starts at 11:59 pm. Tickets are $15. Enter to win a pair at new2lou.do502.com. Good luck!
Sunday (7/19) After The Waterfront - Forecastle weekend ends Sunday at 9 pm (sad face), BUT the fun doesn’t have to. Here’s another after party to add to your hit list. Keep the weekend and music going at Haymarket Whiskey Bar with Torche, Anwar Sadat, and Jaye Jayle! 21+ show. Doors open at 8:30 pm. Tickets are $10.
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Monday (7/20) Monday Night Movies: Arsenic and Old Lace - It’s Monday, so you know what that means….summer movie night at Iroquois Amphitheater! Featured movie this week is the 1944 thriller/mystery, Arsenic and Old Lace! Doors open at 7 pm, movie starts at 8 pm. FREE and open to the public. Seating first come, first serve.
Thursday (7/30) Best of Louisville - Early notice, but you don’t want to miss this par-tay, seriously. Enjoy the BEST food and booze from the winners of Louisville Magazine‘s Best of Louisville awards. Plus giveaways, silent auction and dancing at Play Dance Bar! Party starts at 6 pm. Tickets are $30. Dress code: Summer cocktail attire. Be there.
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