Nashville’s Pat Patrick Band tapped for The Julep


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Guests at the premier Kentucky Derby Eve event will dance to the sounds of one of Music City’s finest and most musically diverse ensembles.

    The Pat Patrick Band of Nashville has been tapped as the dance band for The Julep presented by Brown-Forman, set for Friday, May 4, at The Galt House, 140 N. Fourth St. in Louisville. The event benefits the James Graham Brown Cancer Center at the University of Louisville.

    One of the most in-demand party bands in the country, the Pat Patrick Band possesses the diversity to perform as a 5-piece combo up to a 23-piece orchestra, and has a reputation as one of the most energetic party bands around. The band is comprised of Nashville’s top studio musicians and is led by the only band leader in the country who has earned more than 30 platinum records. The Pat Patrick Band brings the big band and swing era to life, interspersed with a diverse repertoire of rock ‘n’ roll, soul, pop and rhythm and blues.

    Leader Pat Patrick began playing guitar at age 11, and in high school and college, built a band that played Nashville-area events. After graduating from Vanderbilt University, Patrick opened his own recording studio in Nashville and worked with Dolly Parton, Hank Williams, Jr., Garth Brooks, John Mellencamp, Dionne Warwick, Jimmy Buffet, Ray Charles and Chubby Checker, among others. At the same time, his studio also was becoming known as a powerhouse in commercial and jingle production, putting out more than 5,000 tracks. Patrick also worked with the Walt Disney Co., writing, producing and recording several children’s albums.

    Today, the Pat Patrick Band continues to receive rave reviews for performances at events, parties and weddings, praised for its versatility and musicianship. From the funk of Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition” to the big band swing of Glenn Miller’s “In the Mood,” the Pat Patrick Band produces the kind of high-energy non-stop sounds that put party goers on the dance floor.

    The Pat Patrick Band’s appearance is made possible by the generosity of Mimi and Marshall Heuser, special friends of the James Graham Brown Cancer Center.

    About The Julep:

    The James Graham Brown Cancer Center’s Kentucky Derby Eve event has raised more than $2 million for the cancer center since its inception. The 2012 Julep is hosted by Honorary Chairs Coach Charlie and Vicki Strong, and Edward C. and Mary F. Glasscock. For more information about The Julep and to purchase tickets, please visit

    About the James Graham Brown Cancer Center:

    The James Graham Brown Cancer Center is a key component of the University of Louisville’s Health Sciences Center and UofL Health Care. As the region’s leading academic, research and teaching medical center, our patients benefit from the latest medical advances, often long before they become available in non-teaching settings. The JGBCC is affiliated with the Kentucky Cancer Program and the National Cancer Institute. It is the only cancer center in the region to use a unified approach to cancer care, with multidisciplinary teams of physicians working together to guide patients through diagnosis, treatment and recovery. For more information, visit our web site,

    About Brown-Forman Corp.:

    For 140 years, Brown-Forman Corp. has enriched the experience of life by responsibly building fine quality beverage alcohol brands, including Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Southern Comfort, Finlandia, Jack Daniel’s & Cola, Canadian Mist, Korbel, Gentleman Jack, el Jimador, Herradura, Sonoma-Cutrer, Chambord, New Mix, Tuaca and Woodford Reserve. Brown-Forman’s brands are supported by nearly 3,900 employees and sold in approximately 135 countries worldwide. For more information about the company, please visit

    About Early Times Kentucky Whisky:

    During this year’s Derby week, more than 120,000 Early Times® Mint Juleps are expected to be served at Churchill Downs®. For the past 25 years, the Early Times Mint Julep, 30 percent ABV, has proudly served as the “Official Drink of the Kentucky Derby®.”

    Early Times Mint Julep is made at the Brown-Forman Distillery in Louisville, Ky. Early Times reminds you to drink responsibly. For more information on Early Times Kentucky Whisky visit

    Jill Scoggins is Director of Communications at UofL's Louis D. Brandeis School of Law. She has been at UofL since 2010.