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A living legend in the world of professional wrestling! Since 1970, Jerry has headlined main events across the world for Memphis Wrestling, WWF, WWE, NWA, AWA, World Class Championship Wrestling, United States Wrestling Association, & Smoky Mountain Wrestling.

Jerry “The King” Lawler

American Professional Wrestler best known as "The King"- Galaxycon

As bodybuilder, Ferrigno won IFBB Mr. America title & 2 consecutive IFBB Mr. Universe titles & appeared in bodybuilding documentary Pumping Iron. As actor, he is best known for his title role in the CBS TV series The Incredible Hulk.

Lou Ferrigno

American bodybuilder best known as “the Incredible Hulk”- Galaxycon

Birthed at the Gathering of The Juggalos, & a staple at Juggalo events! Now emerging at other festivals, & beyond. The Mankini is going global! MANKINI IS FOR THE PEOPLE!

Chris Fabritz-aka "Mankini"

aka "Mankini" Character-Louder Than Life

Speaking from a platform cast in heavy metal power, hip-hop consciousness, & even a little reggae spirit, this Austin, TX. quintet urge for change through conveying a story that’s both personal & universal.

A.J. Channer

Heavy Metal Band-Louder Than Life

Take Me Home is a not for profit, volunteer-based foundation that has been saving the lives of homeless animals since 2001.

Their kind of honesty has solidified a bond between the Sick Puppies & their fans since day one. To date, their breakout 2nd full-length Tri-Polar has sold more than 500K albums, yielding 2 million single sales including the gold-certified “You're Going Down” as well as rock smashes “Maybe” “Riptide,” & “Odd One.”

Sick Puppies

Australian Rock Band-Louder Than Life

A garage rock band from Louisville, KY. Since their formation in 2014 these guys have been hanging out in basements, backyards, dismantled minivans, music festivals, & rock clubs, writing & performing loud melodic hook-laden rock songs.

Anemic Royalty

Garage Rock Band-Louder Than Life

Phil was a very close friend with Founder Brandon McGuinness, who sadly died at age 27 in 2007. Fuck Cancer - F C Cancer Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Visit the Fuck Cancer homepage to show your support at www.fuckcancer.org/

The Melvins, already known for their shattering mix of punk-meets-metal (including sludge & grunge). To date, they have released 27 original albums, numerous live full-lengths, & far too many to count singles & rarities.

Buzz Osbourne

Co-Founder-The Melvins (A Sludge/Alternative Metal, Grunge, & Punk Rock Band)-Louder Than Life

Crafting rock hooks with an emotive resonance beyond their years, the scrappy riff-rock trio made their major-label debut before they could legally buy booze!

JUNKBUNNY

Alternative Rock Band-Louder Than Life

Danny Kiranos, better known to the masses as his musical counterpart Amigo The Devil, has been challenging the expectations of traditional folk, country music purists, & rock/extreme metal fans alike.

Amigo The Devil

Eclectic Musician- Louder Than Life

While forming Dead Posey, Danyell Souza & Tony F tapped into an intense creative chemistry while quietly working in the studio for nearly a year to hone in on their sound rather than diving into the live show circuit.

The Dead Poseys

Rock Duo- Louder Than Life

Braylyn Stewart, who creates under the artist name Resko, is a mural artist, tattoo artist & conceptual artist living & working in Louisville.

Braylyn Resko Stewart

Mural Artist- Louder Than Life

Pioneers of the big beat genre & innovators of 1990's electronica movement & now ambassadors of the American electronic sound. Once a duo-alongside now retired Ken Jordan, today The Crystal Method lives & breaths as a solo act with co-founder Scott Kirkland at the helm.

Scott Kirkland

Founder-The Crystal Method-Electronic Dance Music "Royalty"- Louder Than Life

A blistering Rock Duo known for their highly energetic live show & incredibly full sound owed to their exhaustive multi-tasking. Cody Bowles drums & sings, while Kevin Comeau plays guitar & plays keyboards with his feet.

Crown Lands

Blistering Rock Duo- Louder Than Life

Chef Rusty is the executive chef for Zac Brown Brand & host of the renowned pre-concert dinner party, the “Eat & Greet.” Rusty’s most recent accolade was securing a spot as a finalist on season 13 of Food Network Star while continuing to tour around the country with Zac Brown Band.

Rusty HamlIn

Chef and Restauranteur- Bourbon & Beyond

Winner of the Cochon 555 nose-to-tail competition, he was the Best New Chef award by Food & Wine magazine. In May 2014, he was honored with the James Beard Foundation award for Best Chef: Northeast, & named 2016 Massachusetts Exec. Chef of the Year.

Jamie Bissonnette

Chef and Restauranteur- Bourbon & Beyond

A certified Executive Bourbon Steward, Reigler has lead bourbon tastings from Seattle to Savannah as well as tastings to benefit non-profit organizations including Locust Grove, the Falls of the Ohio Foundation, and Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill.

Susan Reigler

Author-"Kentucky Bourbon Country"- Bourbon & Beyond

Graham Elliot an award-winning chef, restaurateur, television personality & cookbook author. “Food to me, in one word, is ‘creativity’ or ‘expression.’ It’s simple, ‘This is who I am at this point in time, & this is what I want to cook for you.”

Graham Elliot

Chef, restauranteur, television personality and cookbook author- Bourbon & Beyond

Her deep love for farm life, as well as her many years working her family’s land, have given her invaluable insight into growing the wide variety of crops used in Jeptha Creed’s products. It has also inspired the distillery’s distinct ground-to-glass maxim.

Joyce Nethery

Co-Owner & Master Distiller- Jeptha Creed Distllery- Bourbon & Beyond

The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys have a passion for bluegrass, with a heavy touring schedule across the United States/ Europe & a recently signed record deal with the esteemed Rounder Records, the Boys are well on their way to becoming the quintessential bluegrass band of their generation.

C.J. Lewandowski

Founder & Bluegrass Musician- Po' Ramblin Boys-Bourbon & Beyond

Amythyst’s commanding stage presence is matched by her raw & powerful vocals—a deeply moving, hypnotic sound that stirs echoes of a distant & restless past.

Amythyst Kiah

Eclectic Musical Artist-Bourbon & Beyond

Matt is a frequent guest chef on The Today Show and has appeared on NBC’s The Chew and DirecTV’s Fantasty Zone

Matt Abdoo/Shane McBride

Chefs & Restauranteurs-Bourbon and Beyond

Chef Jose Salazar was born in Colombia South America & was raised in Queens NY. Chef Salazar got his start in restaurants as a bartender & waiter at some of New York’s hottest establishments.

Jose Salazar

Chef & Restauranteur-Bourbon & Beyond

Michael has been recognized as one of Food & Wine’s Best New Chefs 2013, winner of Bravo’s Top Chef, and hosted the Travel Channel series 

Michael Voltaggio

American Chef & Restauranteur-Bourbon & Beyond

Pearl once again proves how she is every inch a rock chanteuse who seamlessly moves from vulnerable to guttural in one measure. 

Pearl

California Country Music Artist-Bourbon & Beyond

This Kentucky native is creating forward-thinking pop country music with lyrics that pull from real-life experiences. This approach has garnered a great deal of attention in as she was named to CMT’s Next Women of Country, as well as one of Rolling Stone’s “Artists to Watch.”

Hannah Ellis

Country Music Artist-Hometown Rising

Like the great American bands that came before them – new Broken Bow Records duo Everette doesn’t follow trends. Instead, the guys of Everette write what they live, weaving gritty tales of struggle and heartbreak alongside fun-loving stories of escapism & mischief.

Everette

Country Music Artists-Hometown Rising

IMAJ, is a multi-talented Country singer-songwriter, visual artist, novelist, actress & humanitarian. Born in Miami Beach, FL to a model mother & actor father, 80’s TV icon Philip Michael Thomas (Tubbs of Miami Vice).

IMAJ

Country Music Artist-Hometown Rising

The songwriting partnership between Bayliss & Cope continues to grow, mature & blossom. “Over time, you find out a person’s strengths and weaknesses, & it just happened to turn out his strengths are my weaknesses, & vice versa.”

The Steel Woods

Country Music Band-Hometown Rising

She knew that being a traveling troubadour & committing herself fully to music could be a dangerous choice. “In some ways, I wish I had done it sooner,” she says. “But I’m also glad I have the life experience to help fuel my songwriting & survive life on the road.”

Alice Wallace

Country Music Artist-Hometown Rising

“It’s been a tough road getting here & it’s taken longer than I would’ve liked, but I’ve always felt confident in setting & pursuing my goals. That work ethic is what drove me to learn how to play, & to go back out and play another show for ten people. Where I’m from, that’s just what you do—you work.”

Clare Dunn

Country Music Artist-Hometown Rising

His richly textured voice is capable of conveying the true emotion of a lyric. Guthrie has opened concerts for the likes of Ed Sheeran, & Selena Gomez, & has performed on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars as well as NBC’s Today Show & The Tonight Show.

Noah Guthrie

Country Music Artist-Hometown Rising

Robert is motivated by the form that a dancer gains from training in the traditions of classical ballet, where respect & discipline can facilitate breathtaking strength & freedom.

Robert Curran

Exec./Artistic Director of the Louisville Ballet

Marcia leads the Lean strategy for the business focusing on delivering winning products and services for customers and consumers while minimizing waste throughout ALL functions.

Marcia Brey

Executive Director of Lean Enterprise for GE Appliances, A Haier Company

Since the age of 11, Alex has been leading a bipartisan effort in the Kentucky legislature to end the use of corporal punishment in schools. Alex's MoxieTalk was conducted @ the age of 15, making Alex BY FAR, the youngest guest ever featured on MoxieTalk with Kirt Jacobs.

Learn the underpinnings of why Kirt walked away from a commercial real estate career, and is now solely focused on finding the humanity behind some of today’s most inspiring individuals.

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