Band Of Horses, Cass McCombs To Play "Halfway To Forecastle Festival" Party
Although slightly more than six months away, the 7th annual Forecastle Festival will be satiating audiences anticipation with Halfway To Forecastle taking place Saturday, January 26 at Headliner's in Louisville KY. All ticket proceeds will benefit Louisville BMX legend and FBM-owner Jimmy Levan, currently recovering from serious injuries sustained after a recent skate boarding accident in New Jersey.
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The lineup will include Band of Horses, Cass McCombs, Catfish Haven, How I Became The Bomb, Early Day Miners, Ferdinand Fox, Coltrane Motion, Jesse Jamz, and many more. Halfway To Forecastle has partnered with sponsors such as Havana Cola and Red Bull North America, who will provide an outdoor sports area, featuring skate ramps and regional athletes who have shared a ramp or two with Jimmy.
Originally announced in September, Forecastle founder and manager JK McKnight embraced the opportunity to turn the mini-festival into a benefit after hearing word of Levan's accident. Family members and supporters are trying to raise $70,000 to assist with rehabilitation fees not covered by Levan's insurance. McKnight hopes Halfway To Forecastle can raise up to $15,000 through ticket sales, merchandise, and silent auction activities.
Tickets go on sale Saturday, December 15 at Ticketmaster. 91.9 WFPK and the Band of Horses Fan Club are offering exclusive pre-sale tickets as early as next week.
THE FORECASTLE FESTIVAL is where the Midwest connects. Founded in Louisville, KY, the annual gathering is equal parts Music, Art, and Activism. A symposium for musicians, artists, and environmentalists, Forecastle connects the progressive Midwest. The 2008 fest is expected to draw over 10,000 patrons to the Louisville Waterfront - part of a scenic, $60 million dollar riverfront investment which draws 1.5 million visitors a year. With national headliners and expanded lineups, the festival will provide an unforgettable experience for all Forecastle travelers, converging in Louisville from the Midwest and beyond.
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