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.
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