One of Lexington’s favorite summer traditions, Picnic with the Pops, is an annual outdoor musical event held each August. Featuring a fun and light-hearted atmosphere with picnic dinners, a table decorating contest and an idyllic Kentucky setting, the event started in 1980 by a group that included Lexington’s mayor at the time, Jim Amato, and Thomas Minter, who served as the chairman of the event until 2012. A city-appointed commission of volunteers now runs the event.
The event features live orchestra music by the Lexington Philharmonic and a special guest artist each year. Formerly taking place at The Kentucky Horse Park, the event moved into a new home at the beautiful Keene Meadow at Keeneland in 2010, where it still operates today.
Meeting schedule and location
Schedule: Every third Monday of the month
Time: 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Location: Offices of Frost Brown Todd, 28th floor of the Fifth Third building, 250 W. Main St.
Feb. 20 *changed to accommodate the holiday
Aug. – no meeting
Dec. – no meeting
Chair/Treasurer - Deborah Holland Tudor
Vice Chair - Kip Cornett
Secretary - Sharon Reed