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ONSITE EXPERIENCES ANNOUNCED FOR THIRD ANNUAL LOUDER THAN LIFE

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on September 16, 2016

DESTINATION FESTIVAL CELEBRATING THE WORLD’S TOP
BOURBON, MUSIC AND GOURMET MAN FOOD
OCTOBER 1 & 2 AT CHAMPIONS PARK IN LOUISVILLE, KY

FEATURING SLIPKNOT AND AVENGED SEVENFOLD
HEADLINING TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER,
WITH DISTURBED, KORN, SLAYER, THE CULT, GHOST, PIERCE THE VEIL
AND MANY MORE

“Louisville: The Home Of Bourbon.
Great People. Great Food.”

Additional festival experiences have been announced for the third annual LOUDER THAN LIFE, October 1 & 2, 2016 at Champions Park near downtown Louisville. The annual destination festival celebrates the region’s culture and cuisine, and features award-winning bourbons and spirits, Gourmet Man Food, craft beer and some of the biggest names in rock music.

Slipknot and Avenged Sevenfold–headlining together for the first time ever–top a mindblowing music lineup of over 35 bands on three stages, with performances from Disturbed, Korn, Slayer, The Cult, Ghost, Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Cheap Trick, Pierce The Veil and many more.

General admission and VIP tickets, as well as hotel and camping packages, are on sale now at http://www.LouderThanLifeFestival.com.

To kick off the LOUDER THAN LIFE weekend, festival attendees are invited to the Chef Edward Lee Dinner With Shannon Gunz at the Wine Studio at 610 Magnolia Restaurant. The dinner will be held Friday, September 30 at 7:00 PM and will feature a specially created menu by Louisville’s very own celebrity chef Edward Lee and will be hosted by SiriusXM’s Shannon Gunz. Purchase tickets at:
https://louderthanlife.frontgatetickets.com/event/qxgp2eidnhcb5iih.

Here’s a preliminary list of LOUDER THAN LIFE festival experiences, including Gourmet Man Food, Bourbon World and craft beer, as well as nonprofit organizations with a presence at the festival:

Monster Energy Experience/Sampling: Monster Energy will be keeping all fans fueled up and ready to rock by offering free sampling on their Monster Energy viewing deck. Enjoy Monster Energy drinks from one of the best seats in the house. Make sure to check back throughout the festival for a schedule of Monster Energy’s interactive artist experiences.
Facebook: facebook.com/monsterenergy
#monsterenergy #monstermusic

Bourbon World presented by the Louisville Courier-Journal: Angel’s Envy, Basil Hayden’s, Benchmark, Buffalo Trace, Bulleit, Eagle Rare, Evan Williams, Larceny, Four Roses, Jim Beam, Knob Creek, Maker’s Mark, Michter’s, Old Forester, Town Branch, Willett, Wild Turkey, Woodford Reserve. Bourbon World will feature performances and rock ‘n’ roll bluegrass covers throughout the day from Iron Horse (http://ironhorsebluegrass.com). The Christian Benner Experience (see below for details) will also be located within the Bourbon World grounds.

Whiskey & Other Spirits: Jack Daniel’s, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, El Jimador Tequila

Gourmet Man Food Village: 502 Café, Art Eatables, Aporkalypse Now, Blackbeard Espresso, Black Rock Grille, Cheese Louise, Chicago Taste Authority, Classic Home Cookin’, The Comfy Cow, Cousins Maine Lobster, Cravin’ Cajun, Louisville Dessert Truck, Dia De Los Tamales, Doc Crow’s, Doc’s Cantina, The Duffy Shuffle, El Luchador, Gelato Gilberto, Hebro’s Kitchen, Hi-Five Doughnuts, Highway 61, Hole Mole, International Spud Station, Iron Barley, Island Noodles, Lexi Lu’s, Lil Cheezers, Longshot Lobsta, Mac’ Attack, Mike’s Kentucky Kitchen, Momma’s BBQ, Mount Olympus, Mr. G’s Kettle Corn, Pie Baby, Pollo: A Gourmet Chicken Joint, Red Top Gourmet Hot Dogs, Spotz Gelato, Spudz Chips, Louisville Sushi Truck, The Traveling Kitchen, Tumbleweed (serving Jack Daniel’s inspired food items), Up In Smoke BBQ, Zoom Zoom Yum

LOUDER THAN LIFE Whole Hog Experience: This will be provided by Louisville favorite Keith Bush Jr. of Boss Hog BBQ — a spectacle not to be missed. In addition to the Whole Hog offerings, Keith will feature his famous pulled pork and pulled chicken along with ribs/rib tips, brisket and delicious sides.

Craft Beer (Regional) & Artist Inspired Beverages: Alltech Lexington, Falls City Beer, Goodwood Brewing Company, Motörhead Shiraz, New Albanian Brewing Company, Iron Maiden’s TROOPER Beer, West Sixth

The Christian Benner Experience: New York-based fashion designer Christian Benner is known for his custom-distressed leather jackets and band tees that he produces by hand. He was initially inspired by the do-it-yourself fashion in the punk rock scene of the late ‘70s and early ‘80s. Benner used the same attitude to create his first original designs and cultivated his own unique grasp of rock and roll culture in his clothing. The records he listens to often inspire his work and his designs are treated as an artistic process similar to the creation of a painting. His custom leather jackets and t-shirts are sought by musicians and stylists for events, and he recently wrapped up designing the wardrobe for Guns ‘N’ Roses on their current reunion tour. Make sure you stop by his workspace in Bourbon World to see him in action and check out some of his select pieces and get your band merch customized! http://www.christianbennercustom.com/

Local Celebrity Chefs: Edward Lee, Jonathan Schwartz, Keith Bush Jr.

It’s Miller Time VIP Lounge: The massive lounge and sports bar will be showing college and NFL football games all weekend. The VIP area includes: LED screens featuring video feed from all three main stages; VIP dedicated restrooms; upgraded Gourmet Man Food; upgraded bourbon and cocktail selections; shaded VIP pavilion with chairs, tables and couches adjacent to the VIP viewing area (exclusive view of North and South main stages from a seated and standing area located near main stage South). VIP Gourmet Man Food offerings will include: Pie Baby (gourmet wood fired pizza and salads), Mike’s Kentucky Kitchen (custom grilled burgers like Bourbon Bacon Burger and the brand new LOUDER THAN LIFE Burger), Ben’s Burrito Bowls (gluten free, vegetarian and vegan bowls), Chef Lee, Gelato Gilberto (simply the best in Italian Gelato), Up In Smoke BBQ (Southern BBQ done right — pulled pork, ribs, chicken — and special LOUDER THAN LIFE BBQ sauces).

Vibes: Vibes high-fidelity earplugs will be on site rewarding all LOUDER THAN LIFE VIP ticket purchasers with FREE earplugs to protect their hearing all weekend long without losing the live music experience! Don’t have earplugs? No worries! You can pick these up at The Music Experience as well for $20. First come first served. While supplies last.
http://www.discovervibes.com

f.y.e. Fan Experience: f.y.e. will be hosting the ultimate fan and artist interactive experiences throughout the festival. f.y.e. is the only place at the festival to get all your favorite band’s music – and maybe even get to meet your favorite LOUDER THAN LIFE performers. Check back for updates on artist meet and greet and autograph signing sessions as well as unique experiences and offers thanks to Roadrunner Records. First conceived as an indie importer of Metal albums in 1980, Roadrunner Records, now in its 36th year, has grown into the most significant and innovative label in heavy music culture. Roadrunner’s passion for artist development and commitment to integrity made the label the home of choice for legendary groups such as Sepultura, Machine Head, King Diamond, Life of Agony and Type O Negative, while its current roster boasts the powerfully diverse likes of Slipknot, Stone Sour, Gojira, Killswitch Engage, Dream Theater, Trivium and many more. Roadrunner’s affection for artistry continues today as a new generation of incredible artists including Marmozets, KING 810, The Amity Affliction, Wild Throne, Kvelertak, Turnstile, Code Orange and more continue to further the label’s already storied legacy.
Facebook: facebook.com/FYE
Instagram: @officalFYEmusic
#unitedstatesofFYE
http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/roadrunnerrecords
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/roadrunnerrecords
Twitter: https://twitter.com/rrusa
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/roadrunnerrecords
#RoadrunnerRecords

The Music Experience: The Music Experience features all the elements that are involved in making music in a professional band setting. The interactive exhibit features guitars, basses, amps, drums, keyboards and electronic gear from Fender Guitars, ESP Guitars, PRS Guitars, Yamaha / Revstar Guitars, Eventide, CAD Audio, Zemaitis Guitars, SJC Drums, Ibanez Guitars, Dean Guitars and more. The Music Experience has autograph signings and artist interactions throughout the day. Check Facebook and Instagram for the latest info on who will be hanging out at The Music Experience.
Facebook: facebook.com/themusicexp
Instagram: @tmexp

Jack Daniel’s Experience: “Taste of Tennessee” invites visitors to come experience what America’s first registered distillery has to offer from a brand new perspective. The Jack Daniel’s Experience is open to all fans ages 21 years old and older. Stop by the Old No. 7 Salon — where guests can be transformed through haircuts or face paint by a team of Jack Daniel’s stylists. Get your photo taken with rock star swagger in a golden Jack Daniel’s throne and don’t miss Jack’s Porch — outfitted with porch benches, rocking chairs and virtual reality goggles that will give you a taste of what life is like in Lynchburg, Tennessee, where every drop of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey is made.
Facebook: facebook.com/jackdaniels
Instagram: @jackdaniels_us
#jackdaniels #BornToMakeWhiskey

Keep Golf Metal: Keep Golf Metal is a movement that encourages festival attendees to play a 9-hole putt putt course with PGA level golf clubs. Keep Golf Metal also has apparel that features designs that fuse the rock and golf worlds together. Check it out next to The Music Experience all weekend long! http://www.keepgolfmetal.com/

Zippo Encore Experience: Zippo Encore will offer a full stock of Zippo lighters, including the limited edition festival designs. Come by and check out their contests and giveaways or get a free lighter fill or tune-up. Be sure to bring your Zippo lighter to the festival, it could be your ticket to special experiences.
Facebook: facebook.com/zippoencore
Instagram: @zippoencore
#zippo #zippoencore

Chef Edward Lee Dinner With Shannon Gunz: LOUDER THAN LIFE attendees are invited to enjoy a specially created menu by Louisville’s very own celebrity chef Edward Lee at the Wine Studio at 610 Magnolia Restaurant. The kickoff dinner on September 30th at 7:00 PM will also be hosted by SiriusXM’s Shannon Gunz. Tickets are available on a first come first served basis, as limited seating is available. Dinner tickets are $110 plus tax and fees. Every dinner ticket includes 2 bourbon cocktails as well. Event is 21+. Purchase tickets at:
https://louderthanlife.frontgatetickets.com/event/qxgp2eidnhcb5iih.

Yellow Cab: Yellow Cab wants to let your fingers do the driving when you attend LOUDER THAN LIFE. Download the official app, text GOLOUCAB to 31996, call 502-636-5511 or go to http://www.goloucab.com to request!

Dyin 2 Live / Fxck Cancer: The F C Cancer Foundation’s mission is to fight cancer by raising awareness and to educate about early cancer detection, ultimately putting an end to late stage cancer diagnosis. The Dyin 2 Live wish granting program looks to enrich the lives of those fighting cancer by offering them an experience that will bring joy, hope, inspiration, and courage into their lives. In doing this, the program hopes it can help give the cancer fighter a chance to forget, even if it’s only for a day, what they are battling. The hope is that it can be used as a source of inspiration to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour.
http://www.FxckCancer.org
http://www.makingdreamshappen.org
http://www.Dyin2Live.org
Facebook: facebook.com/Dyin2LiveDREAMS or facebook.com/FxckCancerUSA
Instagram: @FxckCancer and @Dyin2LiveDreams

Take Me Home Animal Rescue: Take Me Home is a not for profit, volunteer based foundation that has been saving the lives of homeless animals since 2001. Many families living in low-income areas cannot afford medical care, basic vaccinations, or spay/neuter surgeries for their companion animals. The donations raised help us to fund mobile veterinary hospitals to travel into these under-served areas to provide free spay and neuter, vaccinations, microchipping and administer medical care for animals in desperate need. Take Me Home also supports local animal charities. Come by the booth to help out our furry friends by buying a shirt, signed merchandise, and entering a raffle. Danny Wimmer, Founder, DWP, said, “DWP is proud to support various charities, giving them a national platform to promote their messages. We are particularly fond of Take Me Home, which advocates for animal adoption. I hope everyone stops by their booth and supports their fundraising efforts to help animals in need.” For more information, please visit: http://www.takemehome.tv.
Facebook: facebook.com/TakeMeHomeRescue
Instagram: @TakeMeHomeRescue
Twitter: @TMHRescue

Tumbleweed Non Service Fee Tickets: Tumbleweed will be selling NON SERVICE FEE tickets starting September 1 at their 10 local Louisville stores and in surrounding areas. Head to http://www.LouderThanLifeFestival.com, click tickets and find the locations nearest to you. Every ticket purchased gets a free queso dip! http://louderthanlifefestival.com/tickets/

LOUDER THAN LIFE is presenting kickoff events with festival alumni Nothing More. Check out the LOUDER THAN LIFE Presents shows at the below links and enter to win tickets and a custom LOUDER THAN LIFE /Nothing More barrel heads highlighting each specific show, signed by the band and courtesy of Jack Daniel’s. Enter to win at the links below.
September 15: Clarksville, TN: http://tuns.pk/vbvIorQ
September 19: Columbus, OH: http://tuns.pk/Mu_oejU
September 20: Louisville, KY: http://tuns.pk/FLIdLE4
September 21: Knoxville, TN: http://tuns.pk/rcTpYFk

The daily music lineup for LOUDER THAN LIFE is as follows:

Saturday, October 1: Avenged Sevenfold, Slayer, The Cult, Pierce The Veil, Cheap Trick, Chevy Metal, Anthrax, Motionless In White, Hellyeah, Sick Puppies, The Amity Affliction, Avatar, I Prevail, Neck Deep, Young Guns, Being As An Ocean, ’68, Twelve Foot Ninja, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Bishop Gunn

Sunday, October 2: Slipknot, Disturbed, Korn, Ghost, Alter Bridge, Clutch, Pop Evil, Skillet, Sevendust, Zakk Sabbath, Parkway Drive, Trivium, KYNG, Skindred, Adelitas Way, Crobot, Smashing Satellites, Sabaton, Them Evils

Visit http://www.LouderThanLifeFestival.com to purchase General Admission or VIP tickets. VIP passes include: VIP entrance lanes into venue, shaded VIP hang area with seating for dining, seated and standing viewing area of Main Stage South (left), video screens featuring live feed from main stages inside VIP hang area, upgraded Gourmet Man Food and drink selections (for additional purchase), dedicated VIP restrooms, and a commemorative LOUDER THAN LIFE 2016 laminate.

Hotel discounts are available through Curadora at: https://curadora.com/events/louder-than-life-2016-dea7cc2c/. Camping and VIP packages can be purchased at http://www.LouderThanLifeFestival.com.

All LOUDER THAN LIFE camping passes include campsite space for 3 nights as well as access to campground bathrooms, showers, food and beverage concession stands, and a general store. Campers also have in and out privileges between the campground and festival grounds throughout the event. Car (tent) camping passes are $99.00 and RV camping passes are $175.00.

Produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, America’s premier production company for rock music festivals, Louisville’s LOUDER THAN LIFE features a selection of award-winning bourbons, whiskey, spirits, craft beer, and Gourmet Man Food curated personally by festival creator Danny Wimmer, along with a powerful music lineup of rock legends and breaking talent. The festival celebrates the bourbon culture and culinary heritage of this unique American city. In 2015, Louisville was #2 on the USA Today list of Best Local Food Scenes and was featured in Time Magazine’s list of America’s Best Music Scenes.

Sponsors for LOUDER THAN LIFE include Monster Energy, Jack Daniel’s, Miller Lite, f.y.e., The Music Experience, Zippo Encore, Tito’s Vodka, El Jimador Tequila, 4th Street Live, Louisville Courier Journal, Leo Weekly, Spudz Potato Chips, Vibes High-Fidelity Earplugs, Roadrunner Records, Fxck Cancer’s Dyin 2 Live, Marine’s, Take Me Home Animal Rescue, Yelp and more.

Website: http://www.LouderThanLifeFestival.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/louderthanlifefestival
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ltlfest
Instagram: http://instagram.com/louderthanlifefest

About Danny Wimmer Presents: Since 1993, music industry veteran Danny Wimmer has been producing concerts and festivals, both large and small. In 2011, he formed Danny Wimmer Presents, which now produces several of the largest rock and alternative festivals in the U.S. By combining A-list talent with local cuisine and culture, DWP has become recognized within the industry for delivering the highest-quality entertainment experiences to fans, artists, sponsors, partners and host cities. DWP creates memorable and all-encompassing festival experiences, leaving both consumers and partners with lasting and meaningful impressions. With 580,000 fans attending all DWP festivals in 2015, and 10 billion media impressions, DWP will continue to add new music festivals to its already stellar portfolio, which includes Rock On The Range, Monster Energy Aftershock Festival, Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville, Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion, Louder Than Life, and Monster Energy Rock Allegiance, among others.
http://www.DannyWimmerPresents.com

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Louder Than Life: Band Performance Times & Pre-Party Announced For Bourbon, Music & Gourmet Man Food Festival October 1 & 2 in Louisville

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on September 16, 2016

BAND PERFORMANCE TIMES AND PRE-PARTY ANNOUNCED FOR
LOUDER THAN LIFE
DESTINATION FESTIVAL CELEBRATING THE WORLD’S TOP
BOURBON, MUSIC AND GOURMET MAN FOOD
OCTOBER 1 & 2 AT CHAMPIONS PARK IN LOUISVILLE, KY

FEATURING SLIPKNOT AND AVENGED SEVENFOLD
HEADLINING TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER,
WITH DISTURBED, KORN, SLAYER, THE CULT, GHOST, PIERCE THE VEIL
AND MANY MORE

“Louisville: The Home Of Bourbon.
Great People. Great Food.”

Band performance times and the official festival Pre-Party have been announced for the third annual LOUDER THAN LIFE, October 1 & 2, 2016 at Champions Park near downtown Louisville. The annual destination festival celebrates the region’s culture and cuisine, and features award-winning bourbons and spirits, Gourmet Man Food, craft beer and some of the biggest names in rock music.

LOUDER THAN LIFE 2016 features Slipknot and Avenged Sevenfold–headlining together for the first time ever–topping a mindblowing music lineup of over 35 bands on three stages, with performances from Disturbed, Korn, Slayer, The Cult, Ghost, Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Cheap Trick, Pierce The Veil and many more.

LOUDER THAN LIFE attendees will have the chance to meet some of their favorite musicians during signings hosted by The Music Experience, FYE and Monster Energy. Check http://www.LouderThanLifeFestival.com for signing times.

The weekend gets underway on Friday, September 30 with the official LOUDER THAN LIFE Pre-Party at the Fourth Street Live! entertainment complex with LOUDER THAN LIFE band Them Evils, along with some of the best local rock bands from the Louisville area. The Pre-Party is FREE and is open to the public. Look for more details to be announced soon at http://www.LouderThanLifeFestival.com.

In addition, Fourth Street Live! will host official LOUDER THAN LIFE afterparties on Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2, with nightly specials at Fourth Street Live!’s bars and restaurants throughout the weekend.

LOUDER THAN LIFE general admission and VIP tickets, as well as hotel and camping packages, are on sale now at http://www.LouderThanLifeFestival.com.

Saturday, October 1
Monster Energy Stage
Loudmouth Stage
9:40 PM
Avenged Sevenfold
8:35 PM
Slayer
6:45 PM
The Cult
5:50 PM
Pierce The Veil
5:05 PM
Anthrax
4:20 PM
Hellyeah
3:45 PM
Motionless In White
3:10 PM
The Amity Affliction
2:35 PM
I Prevail
2:00 PM
Avatar
1:25 PM
Neck Deep
12:50 PM
Young Guns
12:15 PM
Twelve Foot Ninja
11:05 AM
’68

Zorn Stage

7:40 PM
Cheap Trick

6:05 PM
Chevy Metal

4:10 PM
Sick Puppies

2:10 PM
Being As An Ocean

12:40 PM
Dinosaur Pile-Up

11:40 AM
Bishop Gunn

Sunday, October 2
Monster Energy Stage
Loudmouth Stage
8:35 PM
Slipknot
7:30 PM
Disturbed
6:25 PM
Korn
5:40 PM
Ghost
4:50 PM
Alter Bridge
4:05 PM
Skillet
3:20 PM
Sevendust
2:35 PM
Pop Evil
2:00 PM
Parkway Drive
1:25 PM
Trivium
12:50 PM
Skindred
12:15 PM
Adelitas Way
11:40 AM
Crobot

Zorn Stage

5:20 PM
Clutch

4:10 PM
Zakk Sabbath

3:00 PM
KYNG

1:35 PM
Sabaton

12:15 PM
Smashing Satellites

11:10 AM
Them Evils
General admission and VIP tickets, as well as hotel and camping packages, are on sale now at http://www.LouderThanLifeFestival.com. VIP passes include: VIP entrance lanes into venue, shaded VIP hang area with seating for dining, seated and standing viewing area of Main Stage South (left), video screens featuring live feed from main stages inside VIP hang area, upgraded Gourmet Man Food and drink selections (for additional purchase), dedicated VIP restrooms, and a commemorative LOUDER THAN LIFE 2016 laminate.

Festival attendees are also invited to the Chef Edward Lee Dinner With Shannon Gunz at the Wine Studio at 610 Magnolia Restaurant. The dinner will be held Friday, September 30 at 7:00 PM, will feature a specially created menu by Louisville’s very own celebrity chef Edward Lee, and will be hosted by SiriusXM’s Shannon Gunz. Purchase tickets at: https://louderthanlife.frontgatetickets.com/event/qxgp2eidnhcb5iih.

Hotel discounts are available through Curadora at: https://curadora.com/events/louder-than-life-2016-dea7cc2c/. Camping and VIP packages can be purchased at http://www.LouderThanLifeFestival.com.

All LOUDER THAN LIFE camping passes include campsite space for 3 nights as well as access to campground bathrooms, showers, food and beverage concession stands, and a general store. Campers also have in and out privileges between the campground and festival grounds throughout the event. Car (tent) camping passes are $99.00 and RV camping passes are $175.00.

Produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, America’s premier production company for rock music festivals, Louisville’s LOUDER THAN LIFE features a selection of award-winning bourbons, whiskey, spirits, craft beer, and Gourmet Man Food curated personally by festival creator Danny Wimmer, along with a powerful music lineup of rock legends and breaking talent. The festival celebrates the bourbon culture and culinary heritage of this unique American city. In 2015, Louisville was #2 on the USA Today list of Best Local Food Scenes and was featured in Time Magazine’s list of America’s Best Music Scenes.

Sponsors for LOUDER THAN LIFE include Monster Energy, Jack Daniel’s, Miller Lite, f.y.e., The Music Experience, Zippo Encore, Tito’s Vodka, El Jimador Tequila, 4th Street Live, Louisville Courier Journal, Leo Weekly, Spudz Potato Chips, Vibes High-Fidelity Earplugs, Roadrunner Records, Fxck Cancer’s Dyin 2 Live, Marine’s, Take Me Home Animal Rescue, Yelp and more.

Website: http://www.LouderThanLifeFestival.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/louderthanlifefestival
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ltlfest
Instagram: http://instagram.com/louderthanlifefest

About Danny Wimmer Presents: Since 1993, music industry veteran Danny Wimmer has been producing concerts and festivals, both large and small. In 2011, he formed Danny Wimmer Presents, which now produces several of the largest rock and alternative festivals in the U.S. By combining A-list talent with local cuisine and culture, DWP has become recognized within the industry for delivering the highest-quality entertainment experiences to fans, artists, sponsors, partners and host cities. DWP creates memorable and all-encompassing festival experiences, leaving both consumers and partners with lasting and meaningful impressions. With 580,000 fans attending all DWP festivals in 2015, and 10 billion media impressions, DWP will continue to add new music festivals to its already stellar portfolio, which includes Rock On The Range, Monster Energy Aftershock Festival, Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville, Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion, Louder Than Life, and Monster Energy Rock Allegiance, among others.
http://www.DannyWimmerPresents.com

Louder Than Life returns to Louisville Oct 1 and 2

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on August 27, 2016

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LOUDER THAN LIFE

THIRD ANNUAL DESTINATION FESTIVAL CELEBRATING
THE WORLD’S TOP BOURBON, MUSIC AND GOURMET MAN FOOD
SET FOR OCTOBER 1 & 2 AT CHAMPIONS PARK IN LOUISVILLE, KY

FEATURING TWO TITANS OF ROCK:
SLIPKNOT AND AVENGED SEVENFOLD,
ALONG WITH DISTURBED, KORN, SLAYER, THE CULT, GHOST AND MANY MORE

EARLY BIRD TICKETS, VIP, HOTEL & CAMPING PACKAGES AVAILABLE JUNE 1

“Louisville: The Home Of Bourbon.
Great People. Great Food.”

Following a 2015 sellout with 50,000 in attendance, LOUDER THAN LIFE returns to Champions Park near downtown Louisville October 1 & 2, 2016 for the third annual destination festival celebrating the region’s culture and cuisine, and featuring award-winning bourbons and spirits, Gourmet Man Food, craft beer and some of the biggest names in rock music. Slipknot and Avenged Sevenfold top a mindblowing music lineup of over 35 bands on three stages, with performances from Disturbed, Korn, Slayer, The Cult, Ghost, Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Cheap Trick and many more.

Produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, America’s premier production company for rock music festivals, Louisville’s LOUDER THAN LIFE features a selection of award-winning bourbons, whiskey, spirits, craft beer, and Gourmet Man Food curated personally by festival creator Danny Wimmer, along with a powerful music lineup of rock legends and breaking talent. The festival celebrates the bourbon culture and culinary heritage of this unique American city. In 2015, Louisville was #2 on the USA Today list of Best Local Food Scenes and was featured in Time Magazine’s list of America’s Best Music Scenes.

LOUDER THAN LIFE founder and producer Danny Wimmer of Danny Wimmer Presents declares, “Louisville: The home of bourbon. Great people. Great food. How can those ingredients not make a perfect place to have a festival? This is a place you have to visit if you’re a lover of bourbon, a lover of food…a lover of life. I asked my team how we could top last year’s LOUDER THAN LIFE sellout. The easy answer? Slipknot and Avenged Sevenfold.”

LOUDER THAN LIFE tickets go on sale Wednesday, June 1 at Noon ET at http://www.LouderThanLifeFestival.com with limited quantities available at early bird discounted prices. Ticket prices will increase in the coming weeks, so fans are encouraged to buy early to save. See below for details.

The daily music lineup for LOUDER THAN LIFE is as follows:

Saturday, October 1
Avenged Sevenfold, Slayer, The Cult, The Pretty Reckless, Pierce The Veil, Cheap Trick, Chevy Metal, Anthrax, Motionless In White, Hellyeah, Sick Puppies, The Amity Affliction, Avatar, Neck Deep, Young Guns, Being As An Ocean, ’68, Twelve Foot Ninja, Dinosaur Pile Up
Sunday, October 2
Slipknot, Disturbed, Korn, Ghost, Alter Bridge, Clutch, Biffy Clyro, Pop Evil, Skillet, Sevendust, Zakk Sabbath, Parkway Drive, Trivium, KYNG, Skindred, Adelitas Way, Crobot, Smashing Satellites, Sabaton

One highlight of the Gourmet Man Food experience will be Doc Crow’s and Doc’s Cantina, featuring the cuisine of Executive Chef Jonathan Schwartz, including BBQ cheese fries, beef brisket sandwiches, and pulled pork sandwiches. In addition, a joint venture between two St. Louis based restaurants—Food Network star Tom Coghill’s Iron Barley and Bill Kunz’ Highway 61 Roadhouse—will be staging a full scale Pig Roast.

LOUDER THAN LIFE flyer with band lineup and venue details
Based on over 50,000 attendees in 2015, it’s estimated that LOUDER THAN LIFE generated $13 million in economic impact to the city of Louisville, including more than $3 million in hotel revenue and more than 18,000 incremental room nights. Of those attendees, over two-thirds were from outside the Louisville area, and the majority said they came to the city specifically for the event. In addition, over 350 media were on hand to cover the second annual event, coming from around the U.S. and as far as away as the U.K., The Netherlands and Turkey.

“We decided to start a festival in Louisville because it is such a special city,” says Danny Hayes, CEO of Danny Wimmer Presents. “It has a great Mayor, hospitable local government, welcoming CVB and outstanding city services that in turn make our job really easy. We have a long term plan to grow LOUDER THAN LIFE that includes a significant increase to the economic impact we have created in just the first two years of the festival.”

“Louisville is a festival city — and LOUDER THAN LIFE, in just two years, has proven to be a huge success, both in terms of attendance and economic impact to the city. We look forward to many more years of hosting this impressive festival by the impressive Danny Wimmer Presents company,” says Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer.

“We know from tourism research that attending a festival is one of the primary drivers for weekend visitation to Louisville,” says Karen Williams, President & CEO, Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Hosting LOUDER THAN LIFE drives lucrative leisure business to Louisville’s hotels, restaurants and attractions.”

Here are the preliminary lists of LOUDER THAN LIFE celebrity chefs, bourbon, craft beer, and Gourmet Man Food partners:

Celebrity Chefs: Edward Lee, Tom Coghill, Bill Kunz, Jonathan Schwartz
Bourbon World presented by the Louisville Courier-Journal: Angel’s Envy, Basil Hayden’s, Benchmark, Buffalo Trace, Bulleit, Eagle Rare, Evan Williams, Four Roses, Jim Beam, Knob Creek, Maker’s Mark, Michter’s, Old Forester, Town Branch, Willett, Wild Turkey, Woodford Reserve
Whiskey & Other Spirits: Jack Daniel’s, Copper & Kings American Brandy
Gourmet Man Food Village: 502 Café, Art Eatables, Aporkalypse Now, Blackbeard Espresso, Black Rock Grille, Cheese Louise, Chicago Taste Authority, Classic Home Cookin’, The Comfy Cow, Cousins Maine Lobster, Cravin’ Cajun, Louisville Dessert Truck, Dia De Los Tamales, Doc Crow’s, Doc’s Cantina, The Duffy Shuffle, El Luchador, Gelato Gilberto, Hebro’s Kitchen, Hi-Five Doughnuts, Highway 61, Hole Mole, International Spud Station, Iron Barley, Island Noodles, Lexi Lu’s, Lil Cheezers, Longshot Lobsta, Mac’ Attack, Mike’s Kentucky Kitchen, Momma’s BBQ, Mount Olympus, Mr. G’s Kettle Corn, Pie Baby, Pollo: A Gourmet Chicken Joint, Red Top Gourmet Hot Dogs, Spotz Gelato, Spudz Chips, Louisville Sushi Truck, The Traveling Kitchen, Tumbleweed (serving Jack Daniel’s inspired food items), Up In Smoke BBQ, Zoom Zoom Yum
Craft Beer (Regional) & Artist Inspired Beverages: Alltech Lexington, Falls City Beer, Goodwood Brewing Company, Motörhead Shiraz, New Albanian Brewing Company, Trooper Beer, West Sixth
LOUDER THAN LIFE will also feature interactive experiences including: • Artist autograph signings and beverage sampling at the Monster Energy Hospitality Rig • Jack Daniel’s Experience • Zippo Music Experience • The Bourbon Tent presented by the Louisville Courier-Journal • The Music Experience • It’s Miller Time VIP Lounge • Dyin 2 Live / Fxck Cancer • Keep Golf Metal • The Christian Benner Experience • Take Me Home Animal Rescue • and more.

Single day and weekend tickets for LOUDER THAN LIFE will be available starting on Wednesday, June 1 at Noon EDT. Tickets and VIP packages will initially be priced as follows (increasing in the coming weeks):

GA Weekend: $89.50
GA 4-Packs: $340.00
VIP Weekend: $234.50
VIP Zippo 2-Packs: $550.00 (includes VIP amenities + 2 LTL 2016 commemorative Zippos)
Single Day GA: $79.50
VIP passes include: VIP entrance lanes into venue, shaded VIP hang area with seating for dining, seated and standing viewing area of Main Stage South (left), video screens featuring live feed from main stages inside VIP hang area, upgraded Gourmet Man Food and drink selections (for additional purchase), dedicated VIP restrooms, and a commemorative LOUDER THAN LIFE 2016 laminate.

Hotel discounts are available through Curadora at: https://curadora.com/events/louder-than-life-2016-dea7cc2c/. Camping and VIP packages can be purchased at www.LouderThanLifeFestival.com.

All LOUDER THAN LIFE camping passes include campsite space for 3 nights as well as access to campground bathrooms, showers, food and beverage concession stands, and a general store. Campers also have in and out privileges between the campground and festival grounds throughout the event. Car (tent) camping passes are $99.00 and RV camping passes are $175.00.

LOUDER THAN LIFE is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, a producer of some of the biggest rock festivals in America, including Chicago Open Air, Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville, Monster Energy Fort Rock, Monster Energy AFTERSHOCK, Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion, Northern Invasion, Monster Energy Rock Allegiance, Rock On The Range, Houston Open Air and more.

Sponsors for LOUDER THAN LIFE include Monster Energy, Jack Daniel’s, Miller Lite, The Music Experience, Zippo Encore, El Jimador Tequila, Take Me Home Animal Rescue, and more to be announced!

Website: www.LouderThanLifeFestival.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/louderthanlifefestival
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ltlfest
Instagram: http://instagram.com/louderthanlifefest

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Ace Frehley Original KISS Spaceman coming to Mercury Ballroom

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on August 27, 2016

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Original KISS Guitarist, Ace Freely will play the Mercury Ballroom, Louisville Ky on 8/30.

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer ACE FREHLEY has announced Origins Vol. 1, a collection of 12 newly recorded classics from Ace’s formative years featuring some of the biggest names in rock and roll, on April 15, 2016. Most notably, KISS frontman PAUL STANLEY joins ACE on Free’s hit “Fire and Water.” This collaboration marks the first time that Ace and Paul appear on the same studio recording since KISS’ 1998 reunion album Psycho Circus.

Ace spoke with Rolling Stone about the new record, his guest players and recording with Paul after all these years. Rolling Stone writes: Regarding his reunion with Stanley, Frehley shrugs off any residual tension between the two of them. “We’ve always been friends,” he says. “The press seems to amplify negativity. I guess it makes good copy.”

Today Rolling Stone debuts “White Room,” the classic hit originally performed by Cream. Other guests are none other than Slash trading leads on Thin Lizzy’s classic “Emerald,” Lita Ford singing and playing lead on The Troggs staple “Wild Thing,” Rob Zombie guitarist John 5 playing guitar alongside Ace as he sings his classic KISS composition “Parasite” for the very first time, as well as Jimi Hendrix’s “Spanish Castle Magic,” and Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready also plays guitar with Ace as he finally sings his KISS “Alive!” mainstay “Cold Gin.” “White Room” is also an iTunes instant gratification track, meaning fans who pre order the LP on iTunes will receive the Cream cover song instantly.

Justin Bieber@ KFC Yum Center

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on April 21, 2016

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Guster @ Mercury Ballroom

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on January 29, 2016

Guster played a stellar show at The Mercury Ballroom, in Louisville, Kentucky. It was their first visit in 25 years. Here are some photos from the show.

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Madonna at KFC Yum Center

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on January 18, 2016

Madonna visited Louisville for the first time playing the KFC Yum Center Saturday evening. Look for the review in Mondays  The News and Tribune

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Le Butcherettes

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on July 7, 2015

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Don’t Miss this Band! Full of talent and energy. Photographers you will love this group!

 

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Tedeschi Trucks Band Announces Summer Tour

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on February 23, 2015

CINCINNATI, OH, (February 23, 2015) — Rolling across America on a sizzling summer run, Tedeschi Trucks Band’s “Wheels of Soul” tour brings the Grammy-winning,11-piece blues-rock dynamo together with soul sensation Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, and acclaimed guitarist Doyle Bramhall II, for 20 not-be-missed appearances. Performing at some of the finest outdoor venues in the country, the first of the tour’s two legs kicks off June 5th in Paso Robles, California, and includes a stop in Cincinnati, OH at PNC Pavilion on Friday, June 26.

Tickets for the Cincinnati show $78*, $68*, $48* Reserved Pavilion and $150* Reserved 4-Pack, go on sale to the public beginning at 10:00am on Friday, March 6 at www.Ticketmaster.com, www.PNCPavilion.com, and all Ticketmaster outlets. Charge by phone at 1.800.745.3000. *Ticket prices include parking and are subject to applicable fees. Dates, times and artists subject to change without notice.

Perhaps not since the days of Joe Cocker’s supersized Mad Dogs and Englishmen tour of the early ’70s has this much talented rock and soul hit the road together, suggesting some potentially explosive onstage musical fireworks. Singer and guitarist Susan Tedeschi, who fronts TTB with her husband and guitar virtuoso Derek Trucks, is excited about the possibilities. “Sharon is really soulful and sweet and we know a lot of the Dap-King guys through different projects,” said Tedeschi, also thrilled to share the stage with longtime friend and TTB collaborator Doyle Bramhall II. “There’s a lot to look forward to and who knows—maybe we’ll all get up and play together. The wheels of creativity are turning at all times; it should be fun and could be epic.”

Formed in 2010 with a spirit of adventure that saw Tedeschi and Trucks shelve their equally successful solo careers, Tedeschi Trucks Band has quickly become the vanguard of modern roots music. TTB has already earned a Grammy for its debut album,

Revelator, followed with a dynamic live double disc, Everybody’s Talkin,’ and most recently released Made Up Mind. Driven by Trucks, #16 of the top 100 Guitarists of All Time (Rolling Stone), and Tedeschi, blessed with a voice that passionately delivers a range of powerful R&B belters to gentle ballads, the group enlists two drummers, two vocalists, a three-piece horn section, bass, and a multi-instrumentalist keyboard player for what is a greater-than-the-sum-of-its-parts collective.

Combining inspired Memphis soul with post-war electric blues and classic songcraft into an award-winning sound, TTB has captured the admiration of both concert audiences and critics worldwide – recently touted as “a deeply skilled groove machine” (

Los Angeles Times). With its legendary live performances featuring a growing repertoire of original material and an astounding range of songs by anyone from blues pioneers Blind Willie Johnson and Elmore James to present-day Ray LaMontagne and David Bowie, TTB thrives on shaking things up and challenging itself. They’ve recently introduced an intimate acoustic segment into their live set, and fans this summer can also expect to hear new originals that the band has been working on for their next album.

Having wrapped up his 15-year tenure with The Allman Brothers Band, Trucks is entering 2015 with full-time focus and a jam-packed itinerary of TTB concert dates. After launching the new year with their own annual Sunshine Music Festival in Florida, two nights at Nashville’s storied Ryman Auditorium, and a performance by Derek and Susan at February’s high-profile MusicCares concert honoring Bob Dylan, TTB will jump on the festival circuit again, with an inaugural mainstage appearance at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in April and a return to Lock’n in September. Additionally, the group has also lined up another trip to Europe this fall after two treks there in 2014.

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings have been hailed as one of the leading forces in the revival of classic soul and funk. The band has traveled the world for more than a decade, blowing minds with their electrifying live performances and their raw, hand-crafted studio recordings. The Brooklyn based 11-piece group delivers sharp, danceable funk grooves, impassioned singing and sweet soul hooks that stay in your head for days on end. The group is touring behind it’s sixth album under the renowned independent Daptone label, 2014’s

Give the People What They Want, which was recently honored with a Grammy nomination for Best R&B Album. The prolific power-house and survivor that she is, Sharon Jones has fully recovered from a 2013 cancer diagnosis and bounced back with one of the biggest years of her career, filled with milestone accomplishments and a renewed energy for life.

Doyle Bramhall II is well-known for his extraordinary guitar work, but also as a distinctive vocalist, composer and producer. Just 18 when he was recruited by Jimmie Vaughan to play with the Fabulous Thunderbirds, two years later Doyle co-founded the Arc Angels with Charlie Sexton and Stevie Ray Vaughan’s rhythm section: Chris Layton and Tommy Shannon. So impressed with Doyle too, Eric Clapton invited Bramhall to join Clapton’s group full-time and their association flourished. Collaborations with such as artists as Sheryl Crow, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Elton John, Gary Clark Jr., Erykah Badu, and Gregg Allman have kept Doyle highly in-demand. He is now completing his fourth solo album, launching the next chapter of his musical journey.

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NICKELBACK COMING TO LOUISVILLE, KY – YUM! CENTER ON WEDNESDAY, FEB 25

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on February 23, 2015
  • Nickelback is on the road for the next seven months in support of their acclaimed eighth studio album, No Fixed Address (Republic Records), released last November.  No Fixed Address spawned the anthemic Active Rock hit, “Edge Of A Revolution,” and the #1 Most Added at Top 40 and iTunes Top Rock Songs Chart hit, “What Are You Waiting For?”

 

  • Nickelback will be joined by special guests The Pretty Reckless, supporting their latest release Going To Hell (Razor & Tie), for 19 dates when the tour launches, February 14 through March 15.  Michigan rockers Pop Evil will pick-up the next ten dates, March 22 through April 7.  Lifehouse will finish out the remaining 30+ dates, in support of their new release Out of the Wasteland (Ironworks Records/Kobalt Label Services), beginning on June 19 in Ridgefield, WA.

 

  • The group’s worldwide sales exceed 50 million units, solidifying their status as the “eleventh best-selling music act” and second best-selling foreign act in the U.S. of the 21st century-behind only The Beatles.

 

  • Their inescapable and irresistible smash “How You Remind Me” remains Billboard’s “Top Rock Song of the Decade” and “Fourth Song of the Decade”.

 

  • Along the way, they’ve received a staggering nine Grammy Award nominations, three American Music Awards, a World Music Award, a People’s Choice Award, 12 JUNO Awards and have been inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame.

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