The Kentucky Thumbpickers Club

NEWS & HOT EVENTS

2020 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

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

Saturday - April 11th 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 18th - Drakesboro Blossom Festival - We have been invited to play at Drakesboro's spring festival. The festival is scheduled from 10 am to 4 pm at their Reggie Warford Park located at the intersection of Simmons Street and Buffalo Drive, a couple of blocks behind our normal picking room and City Hall / Fire Station.  They have set a rain date of the following Saturday, the 25th just in case.  Hope you can join us.  There wil be plenty of festival food and other activities for us to enjoy.

  Saturday, May 2nd - 6:00 pm - Home of the Legends picking party at Drakesboro, Ky. The picking party will begin when the doors open at 6:00 PM.  It will be held at the Drakesboro City Hall / Community Room. Come to pick and grin or just drop in to listen and visit with friends.  There will be some of the finest music from local and National Chet / Travis style pickers. Go HERE to see info on hotels in the area and driving directions around Muhlenberg County.

Saturday - May 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

  May 15, 2020 - Merle Travis Thumbpicking Weekend.  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 www.kentuckyperformingarts.org 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 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 8.  Registration fee if postmarked by June 8, 2020 is $250, later and on site, it's $275. The fee covers the member (registrant), spouse (or “significant other”) and children living at home.  Seating for Saturday evening is limited to the first 1100 attendees registered.  Download and mail the registration form.  Phone (865) 577-2828, Fax (865) 687-2065 or e-mail GMPJR1@aol.com 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 grandtheatrefrankfort.org 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

  • April 11

  • May 9

  • 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 thumbpickers@windstream.net
 

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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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