There’s going to be a Pickin’ Party at the Homeplace and you’re invited!
Philip Steinmetz, great nephew of Grandpa Jones, is among the artists scheduled to perform at this year’s Pickin’ Party. Given his musical roots, he’s ideal for this annual musical celebration of Old Time Music!
Did you know that Louis Marshall “Grandpa” Jones was born in Niagra, Kentucky?
The Pickin’ Party will take place at the Homeplace 1850s Working Farm (4512 The Trace in the Land Between the Lakes) on Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9, 2019 from 10 am to 5:30 pm. Special admission price for the day is $7 for ages 13 and up and $5 for ages 5-12. Admission includes entry to the farm and doors open at 9 am.
From the Land Between the Lakes:
Enjoy the best in Old Time Music as it echoes through the hills, hollows and the river valleys of the Homeplace. Old Time Music represents the oral traditions of our ancestors brought with them from the old world, then changed to reflect experiences in their new homeland. Today Old Time Music is our connection to the past; we can hear their voices telling stories of hardships, sorrows and celebrations of good times.
Bring your banjo, guitar, fiddle or harmonica and join in on the fun during open mic and the jamming sessions. Take a stroll around the farm and visit with the farm family and the farm animals about their daily work and enjoy daily programs throughout the farm. Festival food will be available for purchase. Bring lawn chairs or ground blankets.
Artists scheduled to perform include:
- Phillip Steinmetz, great nephew of Grandpa Jones
- Fret-less banjo picker and blues guitar performer Mark Dvorak
- Paducah’s own Wheelhouse Rousters
- 21st anniversary Pickin Party performance of Dixie Volunteers String Band
- Common Thread, talented women who perform old time favorites
- Nathan Blake Lynn and Josh Coffey return as masters of ceremonies
Sponsors for the event are Kentucky Machine & Engineering, Inc. Cadiz, Kentucky; Lake Barkley State Resort Park, Cadiz, Kentucky; and WKMS, Murray, Kentucky.
Other programming includes:
- Saturday, June 8
1-3 pm – Strong as an Ox
1 -3 pm – Get Your Homeplace “Driver’s” License
3:30 pm – Piggin’ Party
- Sunday, June 9
1– 3 pm – Sweet Jamming at the Single Pen
1– 3 pm – Game of Graces
Fourth grade students can go to https://everykidinapark.gov/ to receive a free Every Kid in a Park pass, and get their family in for free. For more information, call the Homeplace at 931.232.6457 .