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Brown County Welcomes Summer With Booming Live Music Scene

May 19, 2016

Brown County’s live music scene is booming. From pickin’ at the Village pavilion to outdoor gazebo parties, Brown County has plenty of listening opportunities for any and all music lovers. With summer right around the corner, Brown County has been ramping up its live entertainment and fine tuning its musical offerings.

Starting Memorial Day weekend, the Pavilion Music Series will begin. Brown County’s newest musical delight, the Pavilion Music Series will include five free live concerts throughout the summer season stretching into fall. As the name suggests, this special music series will take place in the heart of Nashville at the Village pavilion, which is located at the corner of Main and Jefferson Streets.

From bluegrass and doo-wop country to Americana roots and laid-back guitar strumming, this free concert series will cover a wide variety of music genres and will feature some of Brown County’s favorite musicians. The Pavilion Music Series kicks off on Saturday, May 28 with some banjo and fiddlin’ fun. Other concert dates include June 18, August 20, September 17, and October 8. Concerts will begin at 4:30 p.m. and end at 6 p.m. and all are welcome to attend. Listeners are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket.

The Pavilion Music Series is presented by Arts Village Brown County and sponsored by the Johnson Family Charitable Fund. More information and the complete line-up of performers is available online at

Another original on the Brown County music scene is Hotel Nashville’s outdoor gazebo parties. Offering spectacular views of the Village below, Hotel Nashville’s famous gazebo comes alive on Fridays in May through September with live music, food, and fun. Combine live performances by a stellar line-up of musicians with a delicious cookout buffet and you’ve got a recipe for an evening of enjoyment. Top it all off with a beautiful scenic hillside view and a cash bar and Hotel Nashville’s gazebo parties are hard to beat.

Music will be performed from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., with the buffet available from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Buffet cost is based on items served, but typically ranges from $12 to $15 per person. Bar drinks are sold separately. Live entertainment is free and all are invited to listen even those not purchasing food and/or drink items.

Gazebo parties are currently scheduled for May 27, June 24, July 8 and 22, August 5 and 26, and September 16 and 30. More dates may be added. Additional details, including a list of performers, are available online at or by calling 812-988-8400.

Additionally, Pickin’ at the Pavilion or the “Little Nashville Jam” has returned to the Village for the summer season. Regardless of what name it goes by, this is a one-of-a-kind musical treat that should not be missed. Every Tuesday, a group of local musicians gather at the pavilion at the corner of Main and Jefferson Streets for an evening of pickin’ and playin.’ Not only is this grassroots, informal jam session a great way to get a taste of the local life, but also to hear some top-notch tunes. All are welcome to bring along an instrument and participate or simply to set up a lawn chair and spectate. Pickin’ at the Pavilion starts at 7 p.m. and continues until the music stops. There is no charge to attend.

Several restaurants and bars in Brown County also are hotspots for live entertainment. Guests can expect to regularly find live music at Big Woods Brewing Company, the Big Busted Bar, Big Woods Pizza, Pine Room and Muddy Boots Café, the Corn Crib Lounge in the Brown County Inn, the 19th Hole Sports Bar and Grille at Salt Creek Golf Retreat, Chateau Thomas Winery, and The Saloon at The Seasons Lodge. There are even Wine-Down Wednesdays featuring music at the Hobnob Corner Restaurant and the Story Inn is offering their new Summer Music Series this year. Be sure to check out the online event calendar on for live music happenings. Additional information also may be found on each respective venue’s website.

From casual group guitar jams to top-notch concerts for free, Brown County is the place to be this summer for live music fun. Discover Brown County’s booming entertainment scene. It is sure to be music to your ears.

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