Widespread Panic, The Black Crowes, The Black Keys, The Avett Brothers To Headline Forecastle

LOUISVILLE, KY – The Forecastle Festival and Nederlander Entertainment have announced the headliners for the 8th annual Forecastle Festival, July 10th – 12th at the Riverfront Belvedere in downtown Louisville, Kentucky.

Widespread Panic will perform for two of the three nights, one of only three festival appearances this summer. Performing alongside are the Black Crowes, the Black Keys, the Avett Brothers, and over sixty-five bands and DJs to be announced.

“After eight years of grassroots festival building, we are opening an exciting new chapter in the history of this unique, cultural experience,” says Forecastle founder and producer JK McKnight.

In addition to music, the 2009 art and activism components will be equally showcased with over sixty environmental non-profit organizations, international / regional / local artists, films, an outdoor extreme sports park, environmental and music industry related panels, speakers, forums and more along the Ohio River.

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