Friday, September 5th, 2014

Article by Danny Coleman

Perhaps best known for bourbon and baseball bats, the town of Louisville, Kentucky began a metamorphosis of sorts over the last decade.

Recently named one of “The 16 Greatest Places to Live in America” by Outside Magazine; Louisville has gone from a perceived “small city” to a tourist destination seemingly overnight. This has never been more evident with the installation of the first Louder Than Life Music, Whiskey and Gourmet Man Food Festival on October 4 and 5. This food, drink and heavy rock/metal festival celebrates the regions up and coming rankings of being named one of “America’s Top Seven Up and Coming Food Cities” by Zagat in 2013, the Kentucky Bourbon Trail being named one of National Geographic’s “500 Drives of a Lifetime” as well as their “2014 Best of the World” cities to visit. Couple all of this with GQ Magazine’s ranking of Louisville being named one of the “Manliest Towns in America” along with The Travel Channel naming it one of the top “Mancation Destinations” add great rock music and you’ve got one heck of a time occurring in Champions Park.

ram_horn_flyin_fingers_H5A0328 1In a recent press release, festival creator Danny Wimmer says, “Louisville is known for a lot of things. But I don’t think people realize what a great rock town this is.  When I first came to Louisville, I fell in love with the city, its diverse food, its bourbon and its culture. It screamed ‘LOUDER THAN LIFE’ and I felt this was the perfect destination for this kind of rock festival.” Added Wimmer, “I’ve created the LOUDER THAN LIFE festival to highlight and celebrate the ‘Culinary Capital of Bourbon Country” and of course; the culture of rock & roll and bourbon go hand in hand!”

Scheduled performers include Judas Priest, Korn, Limpbizkit, Stone Temple Pilots, Mastodon, Theory of a Dead Man, Fuel, Kid Rock, Five Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach, Buck Cherry, Butcher Babies, Volbeat  and many more. While the music’s playing, world-class celebrity chefs such as Chris Santos, Vic Vegas, Bill Kunz and  Tom Coghill will be part of the more than 70 food and beverage vendors in attendance catering to all

Michael Poulsen  Photo by Kimberly Annette ©2014

Michael Poulsen
Photo by Kimberly Annette ©2014


Also in a recent press release, Volbeat guitarist Michael Poulsen added, “Louisville is a city we enjoy performing in and the fans always create a great atmosphere for a Volbeat show.  We look forward to October. It will be a great time for all.”

Also in attendance will be our buddies at Crazy Dave’s Music Experience and The Jack Daniels Experience. These two interactive tents are always some of the best “hands on” events around.

Hotel packages range from a low of $700 to a maximum of $1,250 with limited availability. Camping packages start as low as $249.50 to $524.50 per person with greater availability at the time of this publication.
What better way is there to spend a long weekend? Food, beverages and music in a city which is revitalized and ready to rock sounds like a great way to party and unwind in anybody’s book.

For more information, please visit Louder Than Life website (links below).







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