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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. To Keynote Forecastle Festival

ROBERT F. KENNEDY, JR. TO KEYNOTE FORECASTLE Festival's Environmental Focus Also Includes Solar Powered Stages

    /24-7PressRelease/ - LOUISVILLE, KY, June 08, 2008 - The Forecastle Festival is proud to announce that Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., well-known environmental attorney and activist, will deliver the keynote address at the seventh annual event, July 25 - 27 at the Riverfront Belvedere in Louisville, Kentucky. Kennedy will speak at 2:30 PM on Sunday, July 27th. His appearance is being sponsored by the UPS Foundation and The Olmsted Parks Conservancy.

Kennedy, named by Time Magazine as one of the "Heroes of the Planet" for his successful efforts to clean up the Hudson River, currently serves as Chief Prosecuting Attorney for the Hudson Riverkeeper organization, as well as president of The Waterkeeper Alliance. He is also a clinical professor and supervising attorney at the Pace University School of Law's Environmental Litigation Clinic and is co-host of the environmentally-programmed Ring of Fire show on Air America Radio.

"His appearance adds a massive amount of legitimacy to the organizations and causes we've been fighting for these past seven years," says festival founder and producer JK McKnight.

In keeping with the strong environmental focus, Forecastle plans to include two stages powered exclusively by solar energy - one of the first major festivals in the Midwest to do so. Additionally, over fifty environmental groups from the festival's (10) Midwest participating cities will exhibit at the event, along with panels, speakers, and an environmental film showcase.

Tickets for Sunday admission are $18 in advance ($21 on-site) and are available via TicketWeb, Ticketmaster, and select independent record stores, including ear X-tacy Records in Louisville, CD Central in Lexington, Euclid Records in St. Louis, Grimey's in Nashville, Indy CD & Vinyl in Indianapolis, Landlocked Records in Bloomington, and Shake-It Records in Cincinnati. Advanced tickets for Friday and Saturday range from $15 - 20 per day, with two-day and three-day passes available, as well as a limited number of VIP passes at $50 a day.

Complete line-up information is available on the website at

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 line-ups, the festival will provide an unforgettable experience for all Forecastle travelers, converging in Louisville from the Midwest and beyond.

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