In its third year, Kickin’ it on the Creek, located a “Country mile” from downtown Irvine, Ky. May just be the best festival you’ve never heard about.
Organized in memory of Pete Jones and to raise money for mental health awareness and suicide prevention, the first annual PeteFest at Jones Fields outside Louisville was a smashing success. Driving up to the festival it was hard to fathom how close it was to the bustling downtown of Louisville, with meandering roads hugged by bustling tree lines leading to the festival grounds, offering the perfect escape for a weekend of music and philanthropy.
During a summer that’s seen Mother Nature prove uncooperative with Kentucky’s music festivals including soggy grounds at The Moonshiner’s Ball in May and a flash flood that wiped out Rudyfest in June, Saturday proved to be a pleasant surprise for Moontower Music Festival with sunny skies and a slight breeze throughout the day.
Local songwriter Tyler Childers escapes musical “Purgatory” with nationally acclaimed debut album.
With under a month until MoonTower Music Festival the festival has announced a last minute change to it’s lineup, adding bluegrass veterans The Travelin’ McCourys in place of the previously scheduled JJ Grey & Mofro.
The weather may have been scorching hot all weekend at the Forecastle Festival, but the talent on stage Sunday was even hotter, led by Aaron Lee Tasjan, Foxygen, Spoon, Weezer and more.