The Kentucky Thumbpickers Club

NEWS & HOT EVENTS

2017 CALENDAR

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.

  Saturday, October 7th - 6:00 PM - 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’.  Come to a picking community, Drakesboro, where the streets are named for the pioneers of thumbpicking.  City Hall is across the street from the newly renovated "Thumbpicking Legends Guitar Fountain".  Check it out sometime.  Call Scott at 1-859-223-3576 for more information. 


Saturday, October 14th at Noon - KTPC Picking Party    Come out to Louisville and enjoy an afternoon of great picking.   Everyone is encouraged to attend and invite as many friends as you can to help support this club activity.  It will be at our Club home, the Hopewell Baptist Church.  It is located at 4305 Hopewell Road in Jeffersontown, Ky.   Come enjoy a day of guitar with us.  Call Chris at 1-502-821-6020 or Scott at 1-859-223-3576.  Click here for more club info.

  Fri, Oct 27 - 6:30 PM - Parker Hastings will be playing at the Old Barn Front Porch Pickin' at Renfro Valley Entertainment Center, 2380 Richmond St, Mt Vernon, KY 40456.  Old Time Country Classics are Fridays 6:30 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. Ticket Price: $27.50

  Fri, Nov 17 - 6:30 PM - Parker Hastings will be playing at the Old Barn Front Porch Pickin' at Renfro Valley Entertainment Center, 2380 Richmond St, Mt Vernon, KY 40456.  Old Time Country Classics are Fridays 6:30 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. Ticket Price: $27.50

  Monday, Nov 27 - 6:30 pm - Tommy Emmanuel will be performing at Woodsongs Old Time Radio Show live taping.  It will be at the Lyric Theater at 300 E Third St in Lexington, KY.  Call 1-859-280-2201 or go to their site HERE.

  Thursday, Nov 30 - 8:00 PM - Tommy Emmanuel will be performing at the Kentucky Center - Bomhard Theatre, Louisville, KY.  It is located at 501 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202.  Phone: (502) 584-7777 

  Saturday, December 2nd - Merle Travis 100th Birthday Celebration at the Home of the Legends 1st Saturday Jam in Drakesboro, KY.  We're having a special celebration of Merle's 100th at our usual monthly picking party at the Drakesboro City Hall.  We'll be picking all day and having "Miners Strawberries and Cornbread" for dinner.  (according to Travis' Miner's Strawberries song off of his "Songs of the Hills" album, ".... miners strawberries ain't nothing but beans").  We'll also have BBQ, some sides and a Travis Happy Birthday Cake.  We'll take turns pickin' and grinnin' and everyone will get a chance to play.  You can pick solo or paired up with friends.  Bring your guitar and amp and join in or just come by for some easy listening, some fellowship and a bowl of beans.

  December 7th - 7:00 pm - Ed Gerhard will be performing a Holiday concert  at the Northeast State Auditorium at Northeast State College in Blountville, TN.  It is located at 2425 TN-75, Blountville, TN.  For more information call (423) 323-3191


  Saturday, December 9th at Noon - Christmas Club Meeting and Picking Party with special guests Thom Bresh and Pat Kirtley.   Come out and enjoy the show and pick with us.   Everyone is encouraged to attend.  Invite as many friends as you can to help support this club activity.  There will be lots of food and drinks.  Members should bring pot luck sides (a veggie, salad, bread and/or dessert) for the Club prepared entree.  So, gather some friends and come on down to the Hopewell Baptist Church for a day of great thumbpicking.  It is located at 4305 Hopewell Road in Jeffersontown, Ky.  Questions? Call  Scott at 1-859-223-3576.  Click here for more club info and a map link.

  Monday, February 12, 2018 - 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM (CT) - Pat Kirtley will be performing in Guitar Fest at Austin Peay University in Clarksville TN.  It is held in the Music/Mass Communications Mabry Concert Hall.  For more info call: 931-221-7351


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 through 2016 for the Saturday picking parties:

  • May 13

  • June 10

  • July 8

  • August 12

  • September 9

  • October 14

  • November 18

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’. Call Bennie Lear at 1-270-476-8680 or Scott at 1-859-223-3576 for more information. 

Pickin’ In The Park provides a variety of players and some open mic nights and operates seasonally.  On the 3rd Friday of the month at Paradise Park in Powderly, KY from June thru September the stage is filled with the sounds of West Kentucky picking. Call 1-270-338-2520 for details and head on down to pick and listen. 

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