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

Jan. 25

Feb. 22

Jun. 20

Meetings are held at the offices of Frost Brown Todd, 28th floor of the Fifth Third building, 250 W. Main St. at 4:30pm

Previous meeting minutes