Three bottle filling stations will be installed as part of $500,000 in improvements to Louisville Champions Park (2050 River Road).
Funding for the improvements will be provided by Danny Wimmer Presents, producer of the Louder Than Life and Bourbon & Beyond festivals.
The company has committed to the improvements as part of a 10-year lease for the park that provides for continued production of the two events as well as a future country music festival now in development. The deal seeks to generate $1 billion in economic impact for Louisville over the next decade.
Held on back-to-back weekends, the first ever Bourbon & Beyond (September 23 & 24, 2017) and the fourth annual Louder Than Life (September 30 & October 1, 2017) drew a combined 110,000 people to Champions Park.
"Both festivals attracted many out-of-state visitors to our city and generated significant economic impact," said Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer. "Our partnership with Danny Wimmer Presents will continue to generate these returns along with providing Louisville unique, authentic and well-executed events. We also are excited about the investment that DWP will be making in Champions Park over the coming years to improve the park for all visitors to enjoy."
The new bottle filling stations will connect directly to Louisville Water’s supply and allow festival guests or visitors to the park to fill a bottle or cup with Louisville pure tap®.