JK McKnight will be speaking at the Small Business Shamen about “BELIEVING IN VISION – THE ENTREPRENEURIAL CHALLENGE“. Most widely known for his creation of the annual Forecastle Festival, JK McKnight is an accomplished songwriter, musician, and environmental activist. JK has grown The Forecastle Festival from a small community event into one of the largest gatherings of musicians, artists, and activists in the Midwest. The latest event attracted nearly 30,000 attendees from throughout the country. Nine-years of grassroots brand building have garnered a loyal regional following, national partners, community partners, and the opportunity for future expansion.