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    "I want more people to jump on the bandwagon," said Four Pegs owner Princeton Hurst. Four Pegs is one of a handful of Germantown bars that have benefited from Germantown's recent boom in younger homeowners. Hurst continues, "But barhopping hasn't been branded yet in Germantown." 

    Hurst and the owners of The Post, Nachbar, and Kaiju (all located within a mile of each other) have set out to brand Germantown barhopping by organzing the first-ever What The Germantown?! Festival: a casual (and should we say mobile) event of music, beer, and good times from 2-12 p.m. on October 17. 

    Each bar will have live music tapered throughout the day, as well as drink specials. Food will be available from the bars that usually serve. 

    The live music schedule for the What The Germantown Festival!? is as follows:

    2-4 p.m. at Eiderdown: Slow Charleston

    4-6 p.m. at The Post: Jaye Jayle

    6-8 p.m. at Four Pegs: Seluah and Tsunami Samurai

    8-10 p.m. at Nachbar: Spleen

    10-12 p.m. at Kaiju: Sweatermeat, Hanoi Jane, and Scuzz Master

    The Post, which has not hosted music before this event, will close its parking lot and host the music there. 

    Even with many younger people moving in, this event recognizes and respects the people that have lived in Germantown and the adjoining Schnitzelburg neighborhoods for decades. Hurst said the Germantown Neighborhood Association is a big sponsor for the event and part of the proceeds will go to the Germantown Senior Center. Compared to areas like Bardstown Road or NuLu, Hurst says Germantown doesn't get as a much exposure because there aren't as many businesses- but he said that may change in the next few years with the opening of a new apartment complex replacing the Goss Avenue Antique Mall. Kaiju owner Casey Snook said, with events like What the Germantown!? , he and the other bar owners hope to bring new faces to the neighborhood. 

     

    Photo courtesy of What The Germantown?!'s Facebook event page. 

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    Covering Louisville music like it's the 6 o' clock news. I've covered Forecastle, Louder Than Life, Moontower, Starry Nights, and Louisville music news for 3 years. Follow me @parasiticnoise

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