With two of the biggest music festivals in the country being held on back to back weekends here in Louisville with Bourbon & Beyond and Louder Than Life,  it is hard to imagine how much really goes into the production and logistics of moving over 140,000 music fans in and out of the festivals grounds for two consecutive weekends. In the end, the team at Danny Wimmer Presents produces a seamless experience year in and year out. There might be some that find it an inconvenience to their daily routines with additional traffic, noise at night or other things that may not fit into their day to day liking. But, rest assured that the overall benefit of these festivals to a city like Louisville is something we should embrace and welcome for years to come, or as long as Danny Wimmer will bring it back.

The numbers behind the two festivals are huge, both from a production stand point and an economic benefit standpoint. Here are some of those numbers released from Danny Wimmer Presents.

$43M – Total cost produced by the two festivals


This expenditure includes:


  • $2.65M – Total wages tolocal staff, bartenders, stagehands and security


  • $4.55M – Total spent on local restaurants and food & beverage suppliers


  • $2.75M – Total spent on other local providers, suppliers and vendors


  • $600,000 – Total hotel rooms purchased by DWP


  • $350,000 – Total donated to Kentucky-based charities


  • $2.65M – Total state sales tax paid


For more information about Danny Wimmer Presents and other festivals they produce, visit dannywimmerpresents.com