July 26-27, 2024
WATERFRONT PARK
BROWN-FORMAN AMPHITHEATER

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#STOMPTHESTIGMA

MISSION

MISSION

Stomp the stigma

Located at the Brown-Forman Amphitheater within the 85 acres of lush green space at Waterfront Park in Downtown Louisville, The Big Stomp is a festival that stomps the mental health stigma. Our immersive, multi-day experience takes a fresh, inclusive, modern approach.

With social activities and mindful programming, we provide education, awareness, and resilience tools. Together we are rocking the elephant in the room – changing the way mental health is communicated while fostering an environment of openness and fearlessness.

All proceeds go to The Pete Foundation. Learn more

Music that Matters

Music is a universal language that brings us together. With two days, three stages, and multiple genres (from rock to bluegrass to electronica and beyond) enjoy national acts and the best emerging ones too…learn and discover anew!

Healthy Living

Join The Big Stomp partners in an array of mental health-focused experiential activities that provide patrons with an educational toolbox of mental health resources and fun, hands-on, engaging activities that promote mental health and wellness.

EXPERIENCES

CAMBIUM ZEN DEN

The Zen Den, presented by Cambium Marketing, provides you with a serene oasis to enjoy a moment of zen. Participants can check out Louisville Silent Disco headphones and choose between a variety of meditation soundtracks. The experience is complete with comfortable yoga mats and cushions, plus farm-grown flower displays to create a full sensory experience.

OPEN DOORS, OPEN MINDS

Renewal by Andersen, The Big Stomp’s Official Windows and Doors Partner, presents “Open Doors, Open Minds” where participants can meet 1:1 with mental health advocates and professionals and walk away with tools and resources for everyday life.

Norton Children’s

Norton Children’s offers a wide range of activities all weekend long including quality time with Norton’s Heel Dog, Heal facility dogs, workshops on demystifying mental health, and music therapy sessions. Pro-tip: main-stage artists have been seen popping up during music therapy, don’t miss out!

Kroger Farmer’s Market

Looking for a quick healthy snack? Stop in to the Kroger Farmer’s market for local produce, educational information on home-grown Kentucky products and how “food as medicine” can assist with a healthy mind.

LOVE, TITO’S POST OFFICE

Visit the “Love, Tito’s Post Office” where you can write mental-health-focused postcard to a loved one that will be sent out in May for Mental Health Awareness month. While you’re there, don’t forget to check out Love, Tito’s games, giveaways, and more!

Equine Therapy

Louisville Recovery Center is onsite with their horses to teach patrons about the mental health benefits of equine therapy and how horses can sense a person’s emotional state. Donation opportunities for The Pete Foundation are available for quality time and interaction with the horses.

CARMICHAEL’S BOOKMOBILE

Pop into Carmichael’s Bookmobile for a perfectly curated collection of mental-health focused literature, self-help books, and merchandise.

Vyfy Wellness Club

VyFy Wellness Club’s bio-hacking tool hub is the place to try and buy several bio-hacking tools that benefit mental health, including: PEMF Therapy, Compression Therapy, Braintapping, B12 Shots, and more!

Queer Kentucky

Queer Kentucky welcomes you into their safe-space featuring queer-affirming onsite counselors for LGBTQ+ guests, educational activities, lounge seating and LGBTQ+ mental health-focused literature.

Crosley Records Sober Tent

The Crosley Records Sober Tent offers specialty-crafted mocktails from The Mocktail Project, mental health card games, Crosley record listening stations, and lounge seating with a relaxing view of the main stage.

2024 EXPERIENCES

CAMBIUM ZEN DEN

The Zen Den, presented by Cambium Marketing, provides you with a serene oasis to enjoy a moment of zen. Participants can check out Louisville Silent Disco headphones and choose between a variety of meditation soundtracks. The experience is complete with comfortable yoga mats and cushions, plus farm-grown flower displays to create a full sensory experience.

OPEN DOORS, OPEN MINDS

Renewal by Andersen, The Big Stomp’s Official Windows and Doors Partner, presents “Open Doors, Open Minds” where participants can explore the transformative benefits of sand, art, and music therapy. Immerse yourself in a space designed to heal and inspire, as you engage with creative therapies that nurture the mind, body, and soul.

LOVE, TITO’S ARTFUL MINDS

Come together at our vibrant community coloring wall, a space dedicated to supporting mental health and embracing the joy of being in the moment. Immerse yourself in a collective creative experience that soothes the mind and uplifts the spirit. While you’re there, don’t forget to check out Love, Tito’s games, giveaways, and more! 

KROGER’S NUTRITION NOOK

Discover the delicious path to a healthy mind and body. Experience the joy of good food and learn how wholesome nutrition can elevate your well-being. Highlighting a local beekeeping family along with samples from the gardens of 80 Acres Farms.

CARMICHAEL’S BOOKMOBILE

Pop into Carmichael’s Bookmobile for a perfectly curated collection of mental-health focused literature, self-help books, and merchandise.

QUEST OUTDOORS

Quest Outdoors is once again providing hammocks throughout the festival site for Big Stompers to relax and enjoy. Also don’t miss the Quest Outdoors live art mural and stop by to see them to learn more about how you can get equipped for all your adventure needs!

IF THIS IS YOU MOCKTAIL SALOON

Celebrate the joy of having fun in a vibrant, sober environment where mocktails take center stage. Let’s normalize the art of enjoying delicious, alcohol-free beverages while creating unforgettable memories together. The western style saloon will turn into our Silent Disco around 8pm.

HISTORY

Formally known as “PeteFest,” The Big Stomp was established in 2017 to honor Louisville native, Pete Jones.

Pete’s brilliance, kindness, happiness and the love he gave to and received from others, couldn’t overcome an internal suffering that, sadly, so many wonderful people can experience. This led Pete to take his own life in December 2016. Pete left this world with a final desire “to help mankind.” His life is a testament to the effects of depression and anxiety, and the world’s lack of acceptance.

The Big Stomp aims to rally the community to champion mental health so that people no longer must silently suffer the debilitating conditions that took Pete. A festival that breaks down barriers, allows for approachable acceptance and serves Pete’s wish to make this a better world for all.

Corporate Partners

If interested in partnership opportunities, please contact us.

Corporate Partners

If interested in partnership opportunities, please contact us.

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