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Stomp the stigma

Located on a beautiful 90-acre private nature preserve adjacent to Louisville’s renowned Parklands, 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

Honor a mental health hero at this year's festival. 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!

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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.

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EXPERIENCES

SILENT DISCO MEDITATION

Check-out Louisville Silent Disco’s headsets and get a moment of zen at the festival as you enjoy a special meditation soundtrack.

LOVE, TITO’S POST OFFICE

Allows festival patrons to interact with the brand and mail out a message of positivity to themselves or to a loved one on mental-health-themed postcards. Postcards will be sent out in May 2023 for Mental Health Awareness Month.

HEEL DOG, HEAL

Interact with Norton’s facility dogs that provide comfort and support to patients and families during their time of need and learn more about Norton’s mental health initiatives.

OPEN DOORS, OPEN MINDS

A program for festival patrons to connect 1-on-1 with mental health professionals in a safe space, providing professional screenings, discussion, and resources for each participant.

CARMICHAEL’S BOOKMOBILE

Explore the Carmichael’s Bookmobile that will feature mental-health focused literature specially curated by the Carmichael’s team.

QPR Training

Similar to CPR, QPR (which stands for “question, persuade, and refer”) is a training workshop designed to support an emergency response to someone in emotional or mental health crisis. QPR training empowers you to confidently navigate a difficult situation properly.

The Pete Foundation will host a QPR training at The Big Stomp on Saturday, October 15th from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. This training is free and open to festival ticket holders, but capacity is limited so be sure to sign up here.

Vyfy Wellness Club

Vyfy Wellness Club will be on site with their tools that provide mental health benefits. From Vibration Therapy and Brain Tap Headsets to Handheld Cyro and B12 Shots, come be a part of VyFy’s Wellness Club!

Local Eats

Food is available every year from multiple, local food trucks. Our guests have always loved our Food Truck variety and we pride ourselves in curating great options. We always ensure there are vegan and vegetarian options available.

EXPERIENCES

SILENT DISCO MEDITATION

Check-out Louisville Silent Disco’s headsets and get a moment of zen at the festival as you enjoy a special meditation soundtrack.

Love, Tito’s Post Office

Allows festival patrons to interact with the brand and mail out a message of positivity to themselves or to a loved one on mental-health-themed postcards. Postcards will be sent out in May 2023 for Mental Health Awareness Month.

Heel Dog, Heal

Interact with Norton’s facility dogs that provide comfort and support to patients and families during their time of need and learn more about Norton’s mental health initiatives.

Open Doors, Open Minds

A program for festival patrons to connect 1-on-1 with mental health professionals in a safe space, providing professional screenings, discussion, and resources for each participant.

Carmichael’s Bookmobile

Explore the Carmichael’s Bookmobile that will feature mental-health focused literature specially curated by the Carmichael’s team.

QPR Training

Similar to CPR, QPR (which stands for “question, persuade, and refer”) is a training workshop designed to support an emergency response to someone in emotional or mental health crisis. QPR training empowers you to confidently navigate a difficult situation properly.

The Pete Foundation will host a QPR training at The Big Stomp on Saturday, October 15th from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. This training is free and open to festival ticket holders, but capacity is limited so be sure to sign up here.

Vyfy Wellness Club

Vyfy Wellness Club will be on site with their tools that provide mental health benefits. From Vibration Therapy and Brain Tap Headsets to Handheld Cyro and B12 Shots, come be a part of VyFy’s Wellness Club!

Local Eats

Food is available every year from multiple, local food trucks. Our guests have always loved our Food Truck variety and we pride ourselves in curating great options. We always ensure there are vegan and vegetarian options available.

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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