LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Forecastle Festival and Quaker State 400 are set to be scorchers this weekend.

"It's July and it's Kentucky," said Jeff Cuellar with AC Entertainment.

Still, organizers of the annual concert series know, when you're in the thick of living it up, precautions can go out the window. Forecastle is making it easy to get some relief, no matter where in the park you may be.

"It's been our policy for several years now, where we actually have free water for our patrons," Cuellar said. "So we have hydration stations placed strategically all across the site."

There are also plenty of places to grab some shade, such as under the overpass or trees.

If you feel like forking out some extra cash, cool and comfortable AC can be part of the experience.

"Our VIP, the Bourbon Lodge, the Yacht Club, are all places where you can have air condition relief," Cuellar said.

If you're not in downtown Louisville this weekend, you'll probably be about an hour down I-71 at the Kentucky Speedway.

As the race truck drivers fire up their engines and take to the course in Sparta, oppressive heat is a concern here too.

"We're going to do everything possible to make it as comfortable as possible for fans," said Kentucky Speedway Director of Communications, Tim Bray.

Misting stations and cool zones will be ready to go. It also goes without saying you should bring sunscreen, take care of your friends, and hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!

Gates at Forecastle Festival open tomorrow at 2 p.m. Performances begin 30 minutes later.

The Quaker State 400 starts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

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