Forecastle’s AC Entertainment dives into five-year contract with Louisville Waterfront Park.

Festival committed to support the reclaiming, transforming and preserving
of downtown Louisville’s award-winning 85-acre green space

As they prepare to embark on Forecastle’s 18th year at sea, internationally-acclaimed producers AC Entertainment have signed a five-year contract with downtown Louisville’s Waterfront Park.

Once a blighted industrial wasteland in the heart of downtown, Waterfront Park is now a world-class, 85-acre park on the Ohio River, and has been home to Forecastle since 2010.

“As we celebrate our 10th year at Waterfront Park, we will continue our commitment to support this beautiful welcoming space and preserving Forecastle’s home port,” said Jeff Cuellar, vice president of strategic partnerships for AC Entertainment. “We look forward to celebrating music, art and activism here for years to come.”

Returning July 17-19, 2020, Forecastle is currently offering festivalgoers the chance to purchase specially priced pre-sale tickets just in time for the holidays. A limited allotment of General Admission, Yacht Club and VIP weekend passes are available via until Tuesday, December 31 at midnight.

To deepen Forecastle’s partnership with the park, ticket buyers for the 2020 festival will have an opportunity to receive a commemorative gift by adding a donation to Waterfront Park at the time of purchase.

“As a donor-supported park, we rely on the generosity of corporations, foundations and individuals who attend events like Forecastle to continue building the park and preserving its beauty forever,” said Ashley Smith, director of development for Waterfront Development Corporation. “We appreciate the support of AC Entertainment and Forecastle festivalgoers in helping Waterfront Park continue to benefit the entire community.”

Founded in 2002, Forecastle previously has been held at Tyler Park, Cherokee Park, Mellwood Art and Entertainment Center, and The Belvedere.

The full lineup and details on the 2020 Forecastle experience will be shared early in the new year. All ticketing options, including enhanced layaway plans for less than $20, can be found at

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