October 14-15, 2022
LOUISVILLE, KY

#STOMPTHESTIGMA

October 14-15, 2022

LOUISVILLE, KY

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MISSION

MISSION

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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

Jones Fields

The Big Stomp will take place at Jones Fields, a 90-acre nature preserve in the heart of bluegrass country, just 25 minutes away from downtown Louisville. Since this location is a protected piece of land, we are able to maintain its natural state and continue to use it as a mental health retreat.

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.

Fan Experience

In addition to our musical acts, we bring in a range of educational and experiential engagement every year to help support our mission. There’s fun, resources, and learning activities for all ages to learn more about how to help us stomp the stigma! This is a festival from which you will gain a sense that you experienced true personal growth.

EXPERIENCES

Jones Fields

The Big Stomp will take place at Jones Fields, a 90-acre nature preserve in the heart of bluegrass country, just 25 minutes away from downtown Louisville. Since this location is a protected piece of land, we are able to maintain its natural state and continue to use it as a mental health retreat.

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.

Fan Experience

In addition to our musical acts, we bring in a range of educational and experiential engagement every year to help support our mission. There’s fun, resources, and learning activities for all ages to learn more about how to help us stomp the stigma! This is a festival from which you will gain a sense that you experienced true personal growth.

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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