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August 16th

Pickin' In Paristown Music Series: Hot Brown Smackdown

  • Admission: Free
  • Location: Paristown - Christy's Garden
  • 731 Brent St.
  • Louisville, Kentucky 40204
  • Time:
    6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Pickin' In Paristown Music Series: Hot Brown Smackdown

Enjoy free Bluegrass apart of the Pickin' In Paristown series taking place the 3rd Friday of each month. Friday, August 16th will feature the Hot Brown Smackdown at Christy's Garden from 6pm-9pm.

Hot Brown Smackdown is a dynamic, high-energy newgrass band hailing from Louisville, KY. Known for their electrifying live performances and unique sound, the band combines traditional bluegrass instrumentation with elements of rock, jazz, and funk to create a sound that is both avante-garde and timeless.

Over the years Hot Brown Smackdown has earned a reputation for their impressive musicianship, infectious energy, and complex compositions. With a lineup consisting of Arthur Geissler on drums and vocals, Patrick Schroering on mandolin and vocals, John Blum on banjo, Ellie Ruth Miller on fiddle, Justin Cecil on bass, and Anthony Le on guitar, the band has become a fixture in the Appalachian music scene.

With the release of their self-titled album in 2021, the band established themselves as one of the most exciting bands in the circuit, delivering a newgrass-fusion sound that is all their own.  Since then, the band has continued to evolve and hone their craft, releasing two new singles and is currently mid-production on their sophomore album.

In addition to their studio recordings, Hot Brown Smackdown is best experienced live, where their captivating performances and improvisational skills are on full display. Whether playing to a packed field at a music festival or a small club, the band always packs a punch, combining brightly textured, hard-driving, POWERFUL bluegrass polyphony with high-energy groove and soul.



Paristown is conveniently located just blocks from downtown Louisville on Brent Street off of East...