LOUISVILLE, Ky. – June 24, 2013 — The cost of attending music festivals just keeps on going up, up, up. As such, many people’s ability to attend large music festivals is limited. That predicament is what gave birth to Poorcastle, during which attendees can enjoy 12 local/regional bands on Saturday, July 6, at Apocalypse Brew Works, for just $5.
The festival, which runs 1p.m.-11 p.m., not only is affordable for everyone as well as family-friendly, it’s also for a good cause – the proceeds from admission fees will be donated to Crescent Hill Radio, a non-profit community radio station whose studios are just up the street from the venue.
In addition, anyone arriving before 4 p.m. will be admitted free (although donations will be encouraged), and children 12 and under will be admitted free all day.
Poorcastle attendees can enjoy a day’s worth of Louisville-area music (as well as one act from Nashville) by established bands who are donating their time, along with reasonably priced food from local food trucks Traveling Kitchen and Booty’s, and of course delicious craft beer from Apocalypse Brew Works, which is one of Poorcastle’s sponsors, along with Crescent Hill Radio and Red Corduroy Music.
“Our mission is to support and promote local and regional music,” said Crescent Hill Radio founder and director Kathy Weisbach, “which is why we’re proud to be a co-sponsor of Poorcastle. It also means a lot that Poorcastle, and all the bands and volunteers, are going to return the favor and help support the radio station.”
Some of the bands scheduled to perform are Kathleen Hoye, southern Indiana’s the Hart Strings, Phourist, Nashville’s Kristen Cothron and the Dark Side, the Nick Peay Band, Tall Squares, the Uncommon Houseflies, Plastic Bubble, HuH Robots and more.
There will also be a BYOG (Bring Your Own Guitar) busking tent that will be open to anyone who wants to play. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets, as well as water and soda (although no glass containers or alcohol will be allowed).
For more details about Poorcastle, visit Poorcastle.com.