The Kentucky Thumbpickers Club

NEWS & HOT EVENTS

2018 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.

CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER Saturday,  January 13th at Noon - KTPC Picking Party     Call Chris at 1-502-821-6020 or Scott at 1-859-223-3576.  Click here for more club info.

Friday - February 9, 2018 - 8:00 pm - Tommy Emmanuel, cgp will be performing with special guest Rodney Crowell at the Egyptian Room at Old National Centre in Indianapolis, IN.  The Old National Centre, formerly known as the Murat Shrine Temple and the Murat Shrine Center, is located at North and New Jersey Streets in Indianapolis or 502 N New Jersey St.  Tickets are $45.  Call (317) 231-0000

Saturday,  February 10th 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.

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

Thursday - February 15th, 2018 - 8:00 pm - Tommy Emmanuel Cgp will be performing with special guest Rodney Crowell at the Taft Theatre in Cincinnati, OH.  It is located at  317 East 5th Street,  Cincinnati.  Please call 1-800-745-3000 to order your tickets by phone.

Saturday - February 17th, 2018 - 8:00 pm - Tommy Emmanuel will be performing with special guest Jake Shimabukuro at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. The Ryman is located at 116 5th Avenue North, Nashville.  Please call 1-800-745-3000 to order your tickets by phone.

  Monday, February 19, 2018 - 7:30 pm - Gretsch Guitars and The Grammy® Museum present a Merle Travis’ 100th Birthday Celebration with Doyle Dykes, John Jorgenson, Laurence Juber, Albert Lee, Andy McKee, Joe Robinson and more!  It will be held at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN.  It is located at 116 Fifth Avenue North.  Call (615) 889-3060 for tickets and information.  Tickets are $39.50 / $29.50 and go on sale Saturday, December 16 at 10 AM.  

Saturday, March 10th 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.

Saturday - April 7th - 6:00 PM  - Come celebrate Mose Rager Day in Drakesboro, KY at City Hall in downtown Drakesboro.  It is located at 210 Main St, Drakesboro, KY.  Call Scott at 859-223-3576


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 2018 for the Saturday picking parties:

  • January 13

  • February 10

  • March 10

  • April 14

  • May 12

  • June 9

  • July 14

  • August 11

  • September 8

  • October 13

  • November 10

  • December 8

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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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.

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