Forecastle Pre-sale Happening Now!


Don’t miss the boat – Forecastle’s pre-sale is happening NOW! We have been counting down the days until we meet again on the Waterfront of Louisville, KY and now we’re one step closer.

Pre-sale is the time to purchase Forecastle 2019 tickets at the lowest possible price, plus when you purchase during pre-sale you have the option to order an exclusive Forecastle sweatshirt and an Urban Bourbon Trail “Starter Kit” including a copper flask, cocktail stirrer and more with the purchase of a Bourbon Lodge Membership. These two additions are available only to pre-sale purchasers. Explore Forecastle’s ticket options HERE and don’t forget – with a layaway plan you can secure your spot on the Waterfront for as low as $38 down!

July will be here before we know it! Stay connected with Forecastle on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to receive the latest information on lineup announcements, festival news, artist additions, & more! Also, join the crew and click here to subscribe to our newsletter.


Spend New Year’s Eve With Us!

We have 5 New Year’s Eve shows that will have you feeling good for the start of 2019! Catch us in Nashville, Chattanooga, Knoxville, and Asheville for the biggest NYE parties of the Southeast. So, grab your dancing shoes, tell your friends, and meet us on December 31st for a night you’ll remember. Click on a city below for tickets!

  • Nashville: Moon Taxi with Luthi Sparkle City Disco
  • Chattanooga: New Year’s Eve with Blackberry Smoke with Brent Cobb and Channing Wilson opening at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium
  • Chattanooga: Here Come The Mummies with Joe Hertler & Rainbow Seekers at The Signal
  • Knoxville: The Dirty Guv’nahs – New Year’s Eve For the People at The Mill & Mine
  • Asheville: River Whyless with Horse Feathers at The Orange Peel

See you there!

Presales: Brit Floyd, Pixies, Pat Metheny, & More!

Check out this week’s presales!

To kick things off, the Pixies are coming to the Tennessee Theatre on March 9th. This band has been together for over 30 years. Click here for presale tickets and use code: BONEMACHINE from 10AM Wednesday to 10PM Thursday.

Next, on April 7th WUOT presents Pat Metheny Side Eye With James Francies & Nate Smith at U.S. Cellular Stage at the Bijou Theatre in Knoxville, TN. “Side Eye” is the name of Pat’s new playing environment. He explains, “I wanted to create an ongoing setting to feature a rotating cast of new and upcoming musicians who have particularly caught my interest along the way.” For presale tickets, click here and use code: JAZZ from 10AM Wednesday to 10PM Thursday.

Get ready Asheville and Nashville for Claypool Lennon Delirium. Bandleaders from Primus and Ghost of a Saber Tiger Tooth have joined forces and abstract talents for this special project. Don’t miss the show! For presale tickets, click on a show below and use code: CLD2019 from 10AM-10PM on Thursday.

Last but not least, the world’s greatest Pink Floyd tribute show, Brit Floyd, is coming to Richmond, Knoxville, and Chattanooga this April to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Pink Floyd’s iconic rock opera, “The Wall”. Click on a show below and use code: 40YEARS from 10AM Wednesday to 10PM Thursday for presale tickets.


AC Entertainment Top Albums of 2018

As we near the end of 2018, let’s take a look at the top albums our staff have loved, admired, and replayed (over and over) this year. From modern classical to country pop, this list covers every crack and corner of music and proves the invaluable diversity and wild creativity of our staff. Scroll through our collective top albums and individual picks below and prepare to have your music tastes blown!

Oh, you thought we would just list the top albums and best singles/EPs of the year? Nah, we made a playlist for you to enjoy too. Listen now!

Top Albums


1. Kacey Musgraves

Golden Hour

“Golden Hour made me rethink my opinion on Country music today. It’s the perfect mix of country, pop, truth and vulnerability.”

– Rebecca Potzner, Marketing

2. Yves Tumor

Safe In The Hands of Love

” Safe in the Hand of Love boldly bends genres and takes you on a nostalgic journey of self discovery.”

– Julianna Cvetetic, Design

3. Pusha T


“DAYTONA is an undeniable masterpiece of focused precision and minimalist excellence. In a mere 25 minutes Pusha T not only delivers the year’s best album, but also further cements himself amongst the highest echelon of hip-hop artists.”

-Mathan Gore, Operations/Contracts

4. Nas


“The imagery from the listening party under Queensboro Bridge for NASIR perfectly represents the album – we get powerful bar after bar from Nas, classic Kanye soul-filled beats and more relevance than another other album I heard in 2018. Also, everything made me cry at least a dozen times.”

-Cory Smith, Marketing

5. Nils Frahm

All Melody

“Nils Frahm’s ‘All Melody’ explores depths I didn’t know I wanted to willingly venture to. Ambitious and pristine. I would recommend listening to the album its entirety on a long walk outside this winter.”

-Rhett Talbert, Marketing


Individual Picks


  • Cocoa Sugar by Young Fathers
  • Bon Voyage by Melody’s Echo Chamber
  • Panic Blooms by Black Moth Super Rainbow
  • On by Altin Gün
  • You Won’t Get What You Want by Daughters
  • Sink by Sudan Archives (Favorite EP/Single)

Yung P

  • Ye by Kanye West
  • If I Know Me by Morgan Wallen
  • DAYTONA by Pusha T
  • Scorpion by Drake
  • NASIR by Nas
  • Wood by Rostam (Favorite EP/Single)

Country Brad

  • Hell On An Angel by Dillon Carmichael
  • Port Saint Joe by Brothers Osborne
  • Dying Star by Ruston Kelly
  • Providence Canyon by Brent Cobb
  • The Tree by Lori McKenna
  • Stand And Deliver by Patrick Droney (Favorite EP/Single)


  • Breaking English by Rafiq Bhatia
  • Safe in the Hands of Love by Yves Tumor
  • All Ears by Let’s Eat Grandma
  • Thresholder by Ian William Craig
  • Health by Callie Ryan


  • Golden Hour by Kacey Musgraves
  • How to: Friend, Love, Freefall by Rainbow Kitten Surprise
  • Historian by Lucy Dacus
  • A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships by The 1975
  • Reduxer by alt-J
  • Intrepid by Pinegrove (Favorite EP/Single)


  • Be The Cowboy by Mitski
  • Clean by Soccer Mommy
  • Black Panther: The Album by Kendrick Lamar
  • Everything Is Love by Beyonce & Jay-Z
  • All Melody by Nils Frahm
  • Period (We Live) by City Girls (Favorite EP/Single)


  • From the West (Live) by Earthless
  • Heaven and Earth by Kamasi Washington
  • The Sciences by Sleep
  • DAYTONA by Pusha T
  • All Melody by Nils Frahm
  • Cold War by Cautious Clay (Favorite EP/Single)


  • Invasion of Privacy by Cardi B
  • Am I A Girl? by Poppy
  • Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino by Arctic Monkeys
  • Make My Bed by King Princess
  • Hive Mind by The Internet
  • IDOL by BTS and Nicki Minaj (Favorite EP/Single)


  • Uniform Clarity/Distortion by Jim James


  • Golden Hour by Kacey Musgraves
  • Bloom by Troye Sivan
  • Honey by Robyn
  • Malibu Nights by LANY
  • Delta by Mumford & Sons
  • Love, me by Lennon Stella (Favorite EP)
  • Fallingwater by Maggie Rogers (Favorite Single)


  • Performance by White Denim
  • DAYTONA by Pusha T
  • Nasir by Nas
  • DiCaprio 2 by JID
  • TA13OO by Denzel Curry
  • Bubblin by Anderson .Paak (Favorite EP/Single)

Director of Bracelet Sales

  • Young & Dangerous by The Struts
  • Simulation Theory by Muse
  • Book of Bad Decisions by Clutch
  • Village by Jacob Banks
  • Oxnard by Anderson .Paak
  • Fuck A Bomb by Republican Hair (Favorite EP/Single)


  • Anthem of the Peaceful Army by Greta Van Fleet
  • Golden Hour by Kacey Musgraves
  • String Theory by Hanson
  • Disease by Beartooth
  • An Inquiry Into Online Relationships by The 1975
  • Tribulations by Joshua and the Holy Rollers (Favorite EP/Single)


  • Mt. Joy by Mt. Joy
  • Egypt Station by Paul McCartney
  • Port Saint Joe by Brothers Osborne
  • Delta by Mumford and Sons
  • Beach House by The Chainsmokers

Contracts Guru

  • DAYTONA by Pusha T
  • Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic by The Ocean
  • Stranger Fruit by Zeal & Ardor
  • Eat the Elephant by A Perfect Circle
  • For Ever by Jungle
  • The Dark Sentencer by Coheed and Cambria (Favorite EP/Single)


  • re:member by Ólafur Arnalds


  • Among the Ghosts by Lucero
  • Prequelle by Ghost
  • Vaxis – Act I: The Unheavenly Creatures by Coheed and Cambria
  • Love Is for Losers by The Longshot
  • Good Thing by Leon Bridges
  • This Is America by Childish Gambino (Favorite EP/Single)

Julianna Cvetetic

  • Longwave by Bonny Doon
  • Wide Awake! by Parquet Courts
  • Safe In the Hands of Love by Yves Tumor
  • Double Negative by Low
  • Am I Happy, Singing by Ricky Eat Acid
  • Destoyer by Lala Lala


  • Young and Dangerous by The Struts
  • Brief Inquiry into online relationships by 1975
  • Alterimage by R.lum.R
  • Back In the woods/ Do your worst by rival sons (Favorite EP/Single)


  • Tell Me How You Really Feel by Courtney Barnett
  • Negro Swan by Blood Orange
  • Black Velvet by Charles Bradley
  • High As Hope by Florence + The Machine