Ashton-Magnuson Media


Radio hosts Tina Smash of WXQR in North Carolina and Big Ric of WHBR in West Virginia will debut their new Big Smash Radio webcast live at the first annual LOUDER THAN LIFE, the weekend camping festival featuring music, whiskey and gourmet man food, October 4 and October 5, 2014 at Champions Park in Louisville, Kentucky.

LOUDER THAN LIFE will feature more than 70 food and beverage vendors. Celebrity chefs Chris Santos, Vic Vegas, Bill Kunz, and Tom Coghill will showcase their wares while more than 30 bands—including Kid Rock, Judas Priest, Korn, Five Finger Death Punch, Limp Bizkit, Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington, Volbeat, and Papa Roach—rock three stages over two days and nights.

Tina Smash & Big Ric squaring off, photo by Sarah Carmody (Tina Smash & Big Ric by Sarah Carmody)

During the festival, visit for a live video webcast of Tina Smash and Big Ric interviewing bands backstage while sampling whiskey, craft beer and gourmet man food. Big Ric and Tina Smash will also be seen sampling the festival's food and beverages on the big screen during the weekend.

Here's a video of Big Ric and Tina in the kitchen cooking up their own gourmet man food in preparation for LOUDER THAN LIFE:

Visit to purchase tickets and for the most current festival info.

LOUDER THAN LIFE is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, a producer of some of the biggest rock festivals in America, including Rock On The Range, Monster Energy's Welcome To Rockville, Monster Energy's Fort Rock Festival, Monster Energy's Carolina Rebellion, Monster Energy's Aftershock Festival, Epicenter—Southern California's Rock Festival, Rockwave, The Big Ticket, Chill On The Hill, and Monster Energy's Rock Allegiance Tour.

LOUDER THAN LIFE will highlight some of the Louisville region's best whiskeys and craft beers, as well as a variety of local cuisine. The festival will also offer a unique camping experience.

About Danny Wimmer Presents:

Since 1995, DWP has created, developed and produced events from the club level to some of the largest North American festivals. Founded by industry veteran Danny Wimmer, DWP produces some of the largest festivals in the rock and alternative landscapes. Never satisfied with the status quo, Danny Wimmer Presents strives to create memorable and fulfilling concert experiences leaving both consumers and partners with lasting and meaningful impressions.

LOUDER THAN LIFE Music & General PR Publicity Contact:

Kristine Ashton-Magnuson/Ashton-Magnuson Media; (818) 996-2496

LOUDER THAN LIFE Food, Spirits & Craft Beer Publicity Contacts:

Angie Gore/Kaleidoscope Media; (615) 321-3211

Olivia Christian/Kaleidoscope Media; (615) 321-3211

LOUDER THAN LIFE Marketing & Sponsorship Contact:

Clay Busch/Danny Wimmer Presents