LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Forecastle Festival officials evacuated the event at the Louisville Waterfront due to approaching weather around 5 p.m. Friday.

Officials asked festival-goers to exit the venue and seek shelter.

"The safety of our patrons is primary. It's our number one concern," Holly McKnight with Forecastle's media relations said.

No severe weather hit the Waterfront, but some light rain and wind swept through the area.

The festival was closed for a couple of hours before reopening just before 7 p.m. Friday evening.

The lineup of performers was adjusted for Friday night. No bands were removed from the list of performances, but shows were pushed to later times.

The three-day festival continues Saturday and Sunday, with gates opening at noon on both days.

Forecastle officials expect an estimated 65,000 people to attend this weekend.

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