2017 Thumbpicking Weekend


Ozark Folk Center State Park


May 19-20, 2018


Our annual Thumbpicking Weekend celebrates the life and music of legendary guitarist Merle Travis over two days of workshops and performances featuring Merle's son Thom Bresh, Pat Kirley, Randy Buckner, Evan Twitty and Danny Dozier. The weekend culminates Saturday with the Arkansas State Championship Thumbpicking Contest followed by an evening concert in the large auditorium at 7pm.

2018 Arkansas State Guitar Contest Rules and Registration Form

Complete Master Class Information and Registration Form