The Big Stomp is more than just a music festival. The two-day event — formally known as “PeteFest” — also features ways for attendees to learn about mental health.
After Louisvillian Molly Jones lost her son, Pete, to suicide in 2016, she and Pete’s siblings formed The Pete Foundation to champion mental health. Within two weeks of creating the nonprofit, the Jones family also came up with the idea for a music festival. Dubbed The Big Stomp, the event’s goal is to stomp the stigma around mental health.
Tickets start at $30, and all proceeds benefit The Pete Foundation. Admission includes access to:
- 30+ musical acts across two stages, including headliners Lettuce and Bahamas
- Morning yoga, meditation, and mindfulness workshops
- Food + drink, including a mocktail lounge
- Hammock havens to rest among the trees in the Jones Fields Nature Preserve
- Bio-hacking tools that provide mental health benefits