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