The Kentucky Thumbpickers Club



CORONAVIRUS NOTICE - Lots of concerts and picking events have been canceled. Others are canceling by the week. Be sure and call ahead to verify any of the calendar information before you head out to a concert that may have been postponed or canceled. Many artist are replacing live audience events with live streaming shows. Search the web for your favorite artist.

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 April 4th - Mose Rager Day and Home of the Legends Picking Party POSTPONED UNTIL ? DUE TO CORONAVIRUS.  It will NOT be held at the City Hall-Community Room in Drakesboro, Ky on April 4th. 

Saturday - April 11th at Noon - KTPC Picking Party  CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS  It will NOT be at our Club home, the Hopewell Baptist Church on April 11th.  Click here for more club info.

Saturday - April 18th - Drakesboro Blossom Festival - POSTPONED UNTIL ? DUE TO CORONAVIRUS.  We were invited to play at Drakesboro's spring festival. It will be re-scheduled someday.

  Saturday, May 2nd - 6:00 pm - Home of the Legends picking party at Drakesboro, Ky CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS.

Saturday - May 9th at Noon - KTPC Picking Party    CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS  Call Chris at 1-502-821-6020 or Scott at 1-859-223-3576.  Click here for more club info

  May 15, 2020 - Merle Travis Thumbpicking WeekendCANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS  Includes workshops, concerts and contest.  It is held in the Ozark Folk Center Craft Village at 1032 Park Ave, Mountain View, Arkansas 72560

  July 7, 2020 - Tommy Emmanuel and Sierra Hull will be performing in Louisville, KY at the Brown Theatre. It is located at 315 West Broadway, Louisville, KY.  Got to for more information and tickets.

  July 8, 2020 - Tommy Emmanuel will be performing at the Taft Theatre in Cincinnati.  It is located at 317 East 5th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202

  July 8th - 11th - 36th Annual Chet Atkins Appreciation Society Convention CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS.  We are awaiting more info from CAAS leadership regarding postponing vs canceled.  e-mail for more information.  Don't miss it.

Thursday - August 14th, 2020 - 8:00 PM - Tommy Emmanuel will be performing at the Speaker Jo Ann Davidson Theatre in Columbus, OH.  It is located at 77 S High St, Columbus, OH 43215

Saturday, August 15th, 2020 - 7:30 PM - Tommy Emmanuel with special guest Joe Robinson will be performing at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY.  It is located at 308 Saint Clair St., Frankfort,KY40601.  Tickets are $60 / $55 / $40.  For more info, conact or call 502-352-7469

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 2020:

  • 2020



  • June 13

  • July 11

  • August 8

  •  September 12

  • October 10

  • November 14

  • December 12   (Our Christmas Party)

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


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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