The Kentucky Thumbpickers Club

NEWS & HOT EVENTS

2020 CALENDAR

CORONAVIRUS NOTICE - Lots of concerts and picking events have been canceled. Others are canceling by the week. Be sure and call ahead to verify any of the calendar information before you head out to a concert that may have been postponed or canceled. Many artist are replacing live audience events with live streaming shows. Search the web for your favorite artist.

Saturday Jam Sessions - The Kentucky Thumb Pickers Club gets together to pick and grin on Second Saturdays of every month at the Hopewell Baptist Church.  It is located at 4305 Hopewell Road in Jeffersontown, Ky.   We start at NOON and go till we give up. Come pick with us or just drop by and listen.  See details and schedule of dates below.  Check here and our Facebook page to see if the club picking parties are on for Drakesboro and Louisvilleo before you head out.  They are on a case by case basis.

  Saturday August 1st - Home of the Legends Picking Party.  It is held at the City Hall-Community Room in Drakesboro, Ky.  We checked with Mayor Jones and we room is ours as usual.  It starts at 6:00 and we'll quit when we get 'er done.  Bring your guitar and mask.  Behave and be careful.

Saturday - August 8th at Noon - KTPC Picking Party    NO MEETING   NO PICKING!  Come out to Louisville and enjoy an afternoon of great picking.   It will be at our Club home, the Hopewell Baptist Church.  It is located at 4305 Hopewell Road in Jeffersontown, Ky (Louisville).   Come enjoy a day of guitar with us. Click here for more club info Call Chris at 1-502-821-6020 or Scott at 1-859-223-3576.  Click here for more club info

Thursday - August 14th, 2020 - 8:00 PM - CANCCELED DUE TO COVID 19.  Tommy Emmanuel will be performing at the Speaker Jo Ann Davidson Theatre in Columbus, OH.  It is located at 77 S High St, Columbus, OH 43215

Saturday, August 15th, 2020 - 7:30 PM - CANCCELED DUE TO COVID 19.  Tommy Emmanuel with special guest Joe Robinson will be performing at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY.  It is located at 308 Saint Clair St., Frankfort,KY40601.  Tickets are $60 / $55 / $40.  For more info, conact grandtheatrefrankfort.org or call 502-352-7469

  Saturday September 5th - Call to see if it is on or check back here closer to the date.  Home of the Legends Picking Party.  It is held at the City Hall-Community Room in Drakesboro, Ky.  Mayor Jones says the room is ours as usual.  The event starts at 6:00 and we'll quit when we get 'er done.  Bring your guitar and mask.  Behave and be careful.

Saturday - September 12th at Noon - KTPC Picking Party      Call to see if it is on or check back here closer to the date.  Come out to Louisville and enjoy an afternoon of great picking.   It will be at our Club home, the Hopewell Baptist Church.  It is located at 4305 Hopewell Road in Jeffersontown, Ky (Louisville).   Come enjoy a day of guitar with us. Click here for more club info Call Chris at 1-502-821-6020 or Scott at 1-859-223-3576.  Click here for more club info

  September 25-27 - National Thumb Pickers Hall of Fame, Home of the Legends Picking Contest and the Picking in the Park have been canceled this year due to the Covid 19 virus.  There is talk of an online show with a variety of pickers but no inductions are planned this year.  Check back for details if / when they are available.


Regularly Scheduled Picking Events

KTPC Saturday Meeting and Picking Party Schedule - Our meetings are on the Second Saturdays of every month starting at NOON. A short business meeting is generally preceded by an informal jam session and is followed by a guest performer or the continuance of the jam session. A pot luck meal or light refreshments are available. Members, friends and the general public are invited to attend.  Sometimes the dates may not be 2nd Saturdays due to scheduling conflicts with the facilities.  

Here are the dates for the Saturday picking parties for 2020:

  • 2020

  • April 11   CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

  • May 9   CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

  • June 13  CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

  • July 11  We picked

  • August 8  We're NOT NOT NOT picking !

  •  September 12

  • October 10

  • November 14

  • December 12   (Our Christmas Party)
     

If you are traveling far, you should call Chris at 1-502-821-6020 or Scott at 1-859-223-3576 before you go to make sure there are no changes in the dates.  Bring your guitar and plan to pick with us.

Four Legends Jamboree is held every first Saturday at the Drakesboro City Hall in Drakesboro, KY. Everyone gets a chance to join in the picking and grinnin’. For more information, contact Scott at 1-859-223-3576 or email thumbpickers@windstream.net
 

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