NEWS & HOT EVENTS
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.
Monday March 26th 7:30pm - Smokin' Joe Robinson will be performing at Steilberg String Instruments presented by Maton Guitars. Steilberg String Instruments is located at 4029 Bardstown Rd in Louisville, For more information go to www.stringInstruments.com or call 502-491-2337.
Saturday - April 7th - 2:00 PM - Come celebrate Mose Rager Day in Drakesboro, KY at City Hall in downtown Drakesboro. It is located at 210 Main St, Drakesboro, KY. Doors open at 2:00 PM and picking will start. We'll break around 5:00 for BBQ and potluck dinner. Then we'll pick again into the evening. Bring a side dish or dessert to help with dinner. But more importantly, bring your guitar and amp and join in or just drop in and listen. Call Scott at 859-223-3576
Saturday, April 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
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 7:30 pm - Bigsby and The Grammy® Museum present a Merle Travis’ 100th Birthday Celebration with Tommy Emmanuel, John Knowles, Steve Wariner, Pat Bergeson, Thom Bresh, Eddie Pennington, Doyle Dykes, John Jorgenson, Laurence Juber, Andy McKee, Parker Hastings, Rory Hoffman, Jack Pearson and more! It will be held at the City Winery, Nashville, TN. It is located at 609 LaFayette Street. Call (615) 324-1010 for tickets and information.
Friday - April 27, 2018 at 8:00 PM - Tommy Emmanuel CGP With Special Guest Amanda Shires will be performing at the Tennessee Theatre in Knoxville, TN. Tickets are $66.00, $49.50 and $39.50 (plus applicable fees). Call 800-745-3000
Saturday - May 12th 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 (Louisville). 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.
July 4th - Muhlenberg Miners and Music - 4th of July Festival will be held at the Merle Travis Music Center and Paradise Park. Activities include thumbpicking in the Park and a concert by Thom Bresh in the Music Center. The Paradise Park facilities will be open with volunteers available to help visitors with directions and questions. The Merle Travis Home and the Miners Museum are adjacent to the picking stage so come by and visit the facilities and enjoy the Muhlenberg style thumbpicking. Food will be available at the Park and the evening firework displays are launched from the Ag Center across the street so plan to stay and watch the show. The Merle Travis Music Center is located at 750 Cleaton Rd, Powderly, KY 42367
July 11th - 14th - Annual Chet Atkins Appreciation Society Convention will be at the Sheraton Music City Hotel, Nashville,TN (Phone: 615-885-2200). It is the greatest fingerpicking event in the world with guests and performers from around the world. The convention opens at 10 am on Wednesday, July 11th. Registration fee if postmarked by June 5, 2018 is $240, later it's $260. The fee covers the member (registrant), spouse (or “significant other”) and children living at home. There is a separate $5 charge for EACH PERSON including the registrant to attend the Saturday night closing concert. Seating for Saturday evening is limited to the first 1100 attendees registered. Download and mail the registration form. Phone (865)577-2828, Fax (865)687-2065 or e-mail GMPJR1@aol.com for more information.
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 2018 for the Saturday picking parties:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
When you see this guitar picking icon, it means that the event features jaming or encourages visitors to join in and take a turn picking. Bring your guitar and jump in with the others.