The Kentucky Thumbpickers Club

NEWS & HOT EVENTS

2024 CALENDAR

(times are "local time" for the event)

    Saturday, April 6th - 2:00 pm -  Mose Rager Birthday Celebration and Home of the Legends Picking Party.   Come out to Drakesboro, Ky and help us celebrate Mose birthday which is actually April 2nd.  Its also Caleb Coots and Margaret Taylor's birthday.  Help us enjoy an afternoon of thumbpicking and continue the traditions of Mose, Merle, Chet & Reed.  Bring your guitar and amp or just drop in to listen.   It will be at the Drakesboro City Hall / Fire Station in the Community Room located at 211 W Mose Rager Blvd, Drakesboro, KY 42337.   Come enjoy a day of guitar with us.  Call Scott at 1-859-223-3576 for info.  Leave a message if I don't answer, I'll get back to you.  Click here for more club info.

Saturday, April 13th at Noon - Club Picking Party.  Come out to Louisville and enjoy an afternoon of great picking and fellowship.  Invite as many friends as you can to help support this club activity.   It will be at our Club home, the Hopewell Baptist Church 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.  Leave a message if I don't answer, I'll get back to you.  Click here for more

  Saturday, May 4th - 2:00 pm -  Home of the Legends Picking Party.   Come out to Drakesboro, Ky and help us celebrate thumbpicking and continue the traditions of Mose, Merle, Chet & Reed.  Bring your guitar and amp or just drop in to listen.   It will be at the Drakesboro City Hall / Fire Station in the Community Room located at 211 W Mose Rager Blvd, Drakesboro, KY 42337.   Come enjoy a day of guitar with us.  Call Scott at 1-859-223-3576 for info.  Leave a message if I don't answer, I'll get back to you.  Click here for more club info.

Saturday, May 11th at Noon - Club Picking Party.  Come out to Louisville and enjoy an afternoon of great picking and fellowship.  Invite as many friends as you can to help support this club activity.   It will be at our Club home, the Hopewell Baptist Church 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.  Leave a message if I don't answer, I'll get back to you.  Click here for more

July 10th - 13th - 23nd 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 10am on Wednesday, July 13. Registration fee for the full 4-day event if postmarked before April 15tth is $300, later it's $350. There is a 2-day options for $200 now and $250 later.  The fee covers the member (registrant), spouse (or “significant other”) and children living at home.  Register HERE.  It is so much fun and educational.  Don't miss it.


Regularly Scheduled Picking Events

KTPC Saturday Meeting and Picking Party Schedule - Our Louisville 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. 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.  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 starting at 2:00 PM 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 kythumbpicker@gmail.com

Here are the dates for the Saturday picking parties in Drakesboro (1st Saturday ) and Louisville (2nd Saturday) for 2024:

Drakesboro Louisville Event Notes
April 6th, 2024 April 13th

Mose Rager Birthday in Drakesboro

May 4th, 2024 May 11th, 2024

June 1st, 2024 June 8th, 2024

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.

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When you see this guitar picking icon, it means that the event features jamming or encourages visitors to join in and take a turn picking.  Bring your guitar and jump in with the others.

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