Forecastle For All, with Visual Design Director Emily Cox and First Mate Holly Weyler McKnight


A small gathering at Tyler Park some 15 years ago launched what is now a major Louisville event — the Forecastle Festival. The three-day event packs art, activism and music into a schedule that includes 60+ musical acts at Waterfront Park. The nautically-themed event has a $20 million economic impact on the city, and does plenty of good work through its Foundation.

This week’s Rusty features two of the key sailors on the Forecastle ship — Visual Design director Emily Cox and First Mate Holly Weyler McKnight. Both are Assumption High grads who are making a mark in their hometown — Emily lives in Nashville, but designs every detail of the look of Forecastle and three other festivals operated by A.C. Entertainment.

Holly, of course, was on the show two years ago and is well-known to everyone involved in the show. She’s married to the Captain, J.K. McKnight, has a newborn child, and holds down an important P.R. job with 21C Hotels.

In the news segment, I discuss why Jennifer Lawrence is coming home for an event at the Frazier Museum. Also, I sampled a new flavor at the new scoop shop in NuLu and noticed plenty of new construction around the city, including a Phoenix Hill brewery.

Join Rusty for all this and more in this special Forecastle episode.

Holly Weyler McKnight. Photo by Bill Brymer
Emily Cox