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22 responses to “9 Can’t Miss Acts at Forecastle Festival”

  1. BluemanGreen

    The lineup this year other than a very small handful of acts is pure shit. plain and simple

    1. thatCat


    2. King_tucky

      Wanna a festi that will change ur life, come to the Farm peeps. In Harrodsburg Ky. Terrapin Hill Farm host 4 festi’s a yr from April to Oct. This weekend is the “Family Reunion” Fest. And that’s what the people are for me, Fam. Avett Bros is Okay, I ll chose my Boys from Cinci any day, Dem Rumpke Mountain Boys n their original brand of Grass that is like no other, “Trashgrass”. Look em up on you tube, dey sum hippies, but they are masters at their craft. All 4 sing, so it’s a new feel each song. They headline each fest at the farm. And never the same show or song played the same. I recommend “Low Me”, “fEeLinG gOooOd”, “Green Grass”, “Love Sick”, “Cinci Moon”, or anything they cover from The dead, Dylan, Osborne Bros, Monroe, Hartford, Leon Russell plus many more. A huge song list they can perform in a instant cuz their is no set list ever. They are named after their Mountain in Cinci, the Rumpke Mnt, or the Rumpke Landfill. Its Trashgrass Honkeyz!!
      Other acts include brass bands like Galactic, hard hitting sounds from Fat Box, Maybe a hippie version of Hip Hop by DJ spark plug which is ok for the lil chitlens, try sum G.Dead funk by Hyrider, or a blend of blues/smooth rock/Jazz/funk by Rumpkes own J.D n his band the J.D Westmoreland Band. He grew up living with Al Green n bleeds his master craft on stage. As Mr. Jones says ” Need me sum Substanace”. Turn off ur phone n put on ur dance shoes or no shoes, cuz dem R.MntBoys dont stop till sun comes up every night.
      Go check out the electric T-pee, that will seat 20+. Go thru the labyrinth maze, swim in water hole, eat great Ky, country, soul food, that is all organic n comes from the farm.
      Come join us, bring the kids, yep its kid friendly. Try sumin new, a lil different n maybe outta ur comfort zone, bet u have no regurts doe. Become fam n den I ll see u at next festival 1st week of Sept, Harvest Fest. N then my Fav is A Halloween fest called Snuggleween. Bring sum friends or make new 1s to snuggle with n make a snuggle puddle while listening to great tunes that make
      you wanna shoot a FM radio in da face n never turn it on again.

    3. jr

      Not a great lineup to say the least! I’ll be curious to see how much there is in attendance!

    4. King_tucky

      Is this JR foreman?

  2. Dolla Bill

    Every song is straight pollution and contributing to global warming. Wish I could get that last 3 minutes of my life back

  3. RealCatsFan

    I’m more of a B&B kind of guy – when it’s not raining. The Mrs is a Forecastle junkie – it’s her Superbowl every year. I went with her last year on a last minute whim just to see Chris Stapleton. I would consider going to see the Avett Brothers this year – their show several years ago in Rupp was fantastic. But there is not a lot of other bands on the slate that interest me enough to fork out a C-note and stand around in the heat.

  4. StuckinLville

    The biggest fact is that the majority of the bands there have and always will suck.

  5. DelrayCat

    The Romp festival in Owensboro is the best in KY. Terrapin Hill farm events are awesome too.

    1. nocode96

      Absolutely. Unfortunately, there’s a big hole at Romp this year. RIP Jeff

  6. JASUN74

    The Avett Brothers are awesome. Besides them, I want a refund for listening to that stuff !! Do you actually hate your readers that much? Worst attempt at playing music I’ve ever experienced!!

    I honestly think you have caused them to lose ticket sales. Should’ve just let people show up and be disappointed. Maybe you was trying to help your fellow man. Ahh yes!! Nicely done! Lmao.

  7. brb_skywalking

    A buddy of mine is playing Forecastle on Sunday afternoon; his band is Bendigo Fletcher. They’re a great band and he’s an even better person. I definitely recommend giving them a listen if you haven’t already!

  8. RealCatsFan

    To be honest, some of these groups you just have to give a chance. Sometimes there are some really good up and coming bands mixed in that we haven’t heard of yet. And for the most part, at least it’s mostly real musicians using real instruments to play actual music, and most of them actually sing. Unlike a lot of the artificial, electronic drumbeat, autotuned crap that some call music these days.

  9. suppie

    you want bigger acts? move to a bigger city.

    forecastle pulled some good ones this year.

  10. The Original WTF Guy

    I’m not sure what a ticket costs, but it’s worth it to see Tyler Childers alone. His new Sturgill Simpson produced disc is dropping in a couple of months.

    Add in the fact that you get to see The Killers, who a couple of weeks ago killed it on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury, and your money is already well spent.

    Avett Brothers are good, if not generic.

    Be sure to take some uppers before Dawes lest you fall asleep about 2 songs in.

    1. King_tucky

      Dark Star festival!! Dats a goodin too. DarkStar Orchestra is Original n what music is suppose to be about. Changes u the 1st time u hear it.

  11. zoupman

    Over priced, way over priced. No thank you.

  12. Lee Durham Stone

    Nick: “Between you and me” is the correct form.

  13. BCO

    Forecastle lineup minus Tyler is trash.

    Yall want good festivals, check out Master Musicians in Somerset, Kickin it on the Creek in Irvine, or the Cumberland Mtn Fall Festival in Middlesboro.

    1. King_tucky

      Great to see some good recommends. I just went to trash bash for the 4th in Livingston. Going to Terrapin this weekend. Rumpke n sum trashgrass. My fav place in the world. I’m from Irvine, home of…Kicking it on the creek. It’s okay. Only if Childers is burning the stage down .Wooks put on a goodin to close it out tho. Birds of a Feather fest is suppose to be a goodin, going to dat 1 this yr. I Missed Romp n Billy Strings, n my Rumpke boys. Next yr fo sho. I need Sturgill’s hippie ass at Terrapin 1 time, maybe with a special guest like Larry Keel. N ohhh I cant forget our Very own Restless Leg String Band from Lexington. Ishi Wooton, Joe Bass, Cupp, Bramel, n Casey tear it down. Always at burl or cosmic’s. Sum bad mofos. Come on peeps open urself up to some real music. Go check farm out FR.

  14. King_tucky

    Billy Strings, Greensky bluegrass, Infamous string Dusters, Restless leg string band, Keller Williams, Larry Keel, Rumpke, go see Rumpke!! Mama Said string band, Da Wooks, Moriah Haven, Nick Giese, Fly By Night Rounders w/spoon Lady, Dead South, Devil Makes 3, Many great bands that are so underrated.

  15. King_tucky

    U can Miss all 9 of deez Acts n never feel a notta.