After the city of Louisville declared Champions Park to be unsafe, Bourbon & Beyond organizers were forced to cancel the second day of musical performance and bourbon and food sessions.

“The cumulative effect of the persistent rain has made it impossible to adequately prepare the grounds to hold a second consecutive festival day. It’s always difficult to make a decision like this, but safety has to be first and foremost,” Marty Storch, director of special events for Louisville Metro Government, said in a news release.

The company that produces the festival Danny Wimmer Presents will refund all or a portion of ticket holders money. Single-day ticket holders will be a full refund, while those with two-day passes will get a 50 percent refund. People with hotel and ticket packages and camping passes also will receive a 50 percent refund.

On the festival’s website, it asked ticket holders to allow up to three weeks for their refund to be processed. Those who purchased at the box office yesterday are asked to contact, Anyone with other questions should email [email protected]

“Our team worked so hard to bring an unprecedented festival experience to Louisville. While it is disappointing to have to cancel Day 2, we think the 25,000 fans who braved the weather got a real feeling for where this festival is headed. We are so grateful to everyone who worked so hard to keep the festival going on Saturday,” Danny Hayes, CEO of Danny Wimmer Presents said in the release.

The release also noted that Louder Than Life, a whiskey, food and rock & roll festival scheduled for next weekend at Champions Park, will go on as planned and is unaffected. However, Danny Wimmer Presents will notify festival goers if that changes.