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Forecastle: Our Friday Night Picks

Forecastle is bringing the noise to Louisville this summer for a three-days of music, art, and activism. Time to prepare to see all your favorite acts this summer at Waterfront Park! This is the highlights of a festival preview highlighting the musicians you want on your radar.

Modest Mouse

The American indie rock band formed in 1992 in Washington. Modest Mouse has been touring and playing festivals and shows all around the world for over a decade. Who doesn’t love their classic hits “Float On,” “Ocean Breathes Salty," and “Dashboard?" The band has recorded six studio albums, including their 2007 album, We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank, that reached number 1 in the United States and Canada. With their success and loyal fans, Modest Mouse has made a name for themselves and always surprises the crowd. Don’t miss their headlining show Friday night at Forecastle!

Jai Wolf Jai Wolf is a New York based electronic producer. He’s sweeping every EDM/Electronic playlist on Spotify with his singles, "Indian Summer," "Like It's Over," and "Starlight". Jai Wolf has been producing music since 2011 and released his debut EP, Kindred Spirits in 2016. Check him out and feel electric at Forecastle!

AJR AJR is an American indie pop family! This band is full of three silly fun loving brothers, Adam, Jack and Ryan. They are mostly known for their tracks “Weak," "I'm Ready," and "Sober Up" which are catchy tunes that are sure to be stuck in your head all day long. Fun fact about the band name AJR: it’s also the first initials of Adam, Jack, and Ryan! Releasing a new album, The Click right before Forecastle on June 9, 2018. The band will be bringing energy and new fresh music for you to enjoy!

Vance Joy Looking for a mellow vibe and maybe a few tears? Catch Vance Joy Friday night at Forecastle. The Australian Indie-pop singer/songwriter will melt your heart with his acoustic guitar and lovely voice. Hit songs “Riptide,” “Fire and the Flood,” and “Mess is Mine” from his latest album Nation of Two have lead Vance to the peak of his success, making Forecastle one of his stops on his 2018 Nation of Two world tour! Watch Vance as he amazes you on the ukulele, guitar, and piano, it's truly a memorable performance.

Louis The Child Frederic Kennett and Robert Hauldren are a Chicago based DJ and production duo best known for their singles "It's Strange," "Weekend," and "Fire." The group creates an electronic style and great stage performance. These two guys will really uplift the crowd! Playing popular festivals such as Coachella, the Electric Forest Festival and Lollapalooza the duo will soon take on Forecastle for an unforgettable evening.

Friday, June 13, see all of these great acts and many more! Tell us about your favorite performers or who you’re most excited to see! Check in for more on Forecastle, updates, previews and more here on



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