Picnic with the Pops Commission



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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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.

2024 meetings

Jan. 22
Feb. 20 *changed to accommodate the holiday
March 18
April 15
May 20
June 17
July 15
Aug. – no meeting
Sept. 16
Oct. 21
Nov. 18
Dec. – no meeting

Meeting materials

Elected officers

Chair/Treasurer - Deborah Holland Tudor

Vice Chair - Kip Cornett

Secretary - Sharon Reed