Every Thursday evening from May thru September, hundreds of musicians of all ages and styles gather at Fred Miller Park in Morristown for a weekly acoustic jam session. The goal of “Pickin’ in the Park” is to help musicians learn more about their craft and to preserve East Tennessee’s rich musical heritage.
Pickin In The Park begins at 6 p.m. and winds up at dusk. There is no charge for admission.
Whether musicians have an ear for that high lonesome sound, bluegrass, country, gospel, blues, jazz or rock, they’re all welcome at the Pickin’ in the Park. The weekly event also features drum circles for percussionists. Rules are no electric instruments or amplifiers and microphones for acoustic instruments, no commercial instrument sales, no formal performances and no charge.
Those who don’t play are invited to bring a blanket or lawn chair and soak in the sounds. Concessions are available. Attendees are encouraged to pack a picnic or bring a boxed supper from a downtown restaurant.