The Kentucky Thumbpickers Club

NEWS & HOT EVENTS

2019 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

  February 22nd and 23rd, 2019 - 7:00 PM - Tommy Emmanuel and John Knowles will be performing at the Franklin Theatre.  It is located at 419 Main St, Franklin, TN 37064.  Go HERE for more info.

  Monday, February 25, 2019 6:45 PM to 8:15 PM - Tommy Emmanuel and John Knowles will be performing and promoting their new CD on WoodSongs Old Time Radio Hour.  It is recorded in front of a live audience every Monday evening at the Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center located at 300 E. 3rd St., Lexington, Kentucky 40508.

  Tuesday, February 26th, 2019 - 7:00 PM - Tommy Emmanuel will be performing at the Grand Ole Opry.  It is located at 2804 Opryland Dr, Nashville, TN 37214.  Go HERE for more info.

  Thursday, February 28th, 2019 - 7:30 PM - Frank Vignola Trio will be performing at the Glema Mahr Center for the Arts in Madisonville, Ky.  Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo are amazing guitarists and the show will be a treat for any guitar lover.  They are masters at Gypsy Jazz and can play anything.  Accompanied by bassist Gary Mazzaroppi.  Tickets are $20.  Contact them at glemacenter.org or call 270-821-2787 (arts).   The Center is located at 2000 College Drive, Madisonville, KY.

Four Legends Jamboree - March 2nd 6:00 PM - Picking Party at City Hall/Fire Station Community Room 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 thumbpickers@windstream.net

Saturday - March 9th 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.

  Saturday, April 6th - 6:30 pm - Mose Rager Birthday picking party at Drakesboro, Ky. Folks will gather starting Friday night at the hotels and will be pickin' until the main event begins on Saturday evening. It will be held at the Drakesboro Elementary School. The event includes dinner and concert of local and National Chet / Travis style pickers. Go HERE to see info on hotels in the area and driving directions around Muhlenberg County.

  May 18, 2019 7:30 PM - Parker Hastings will be performing at the DownTowne Listening Room in Cincinnati, OH as part of their "House Concert Music Series".  Also playing piano that evening will be Levi Kreis, Tony Award winning performer having played the role of Jerry Lee Lewis in the Broadway musical Million Dollar Quartet.  DownTowne Listening Room is located at 151 West 7th Street (Shillito Bldg), Cincinnati, OH 45202.  Go to HERE or call 484-686-8087 for tickets and more information.


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 2019:

  • January 12

  • February 9

  • March 9

  • April 13

  • May 11

  • June 8

  • July 13

  • August 10

  • September 14

  • October 12

  • November 9

  • December 14

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

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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