40 Days of Forecastle
Forecastle Festival40 Days of Forecastle presented by Kiel Thomson Company40 Days of Forecastle presented by Spalding University

Forecastle 2017 is right around the corner. We’re celebrating with 40 Days of Forecastle, covering the festival from all angles — playlists, artist interviews, city guides, behind-the-scenes stories, and a whole lot more. WFPK’s 40 Days of Forecastle is made possible by Kiel Thomson Company and Spalding University.

Very few cities have exerted the kind of musical influence Louisville has over the decades. Forecastle has always embraced Louisville’s music scene — from its earliest days in Tyler Park to its takeover of the waterfront.

Here’s a playlist featuring many of the local acts who’ve graced the stage at the festival over the years. Some were around for just a brief moment, some garnered underground acclaim, some are up-and-comers as we speak, and some are bonafide rockstars.