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Kansas Prairie Pickers Association

The Kansas Prairie Pickers Association is a music organization in northeast Kansas interested in the preservation of Bluegrass and Old Time acoustic music. We get together on the fourth Sunday of October through April at the Community Center in Auburn, Kansas, with open jam sessions and stage performances by area bands and other groups. On the second weekend in June we have our annual festival at Prairie Lake, close to Holton, Kansas. Our members are in several area bluegrass bands and are available for hire. Hope you browse through our web site and get a feel for who we are. Better yet, come on out and jam with us a while!

Table of Contents

About Us: Information about our organization; history, goals, ongoing activities, how to join.
Calendar: Bluegrass events in the Kansas and surrounding area.
Links & Contacts: Acoustic music and community related links.
Pictures: Link to Smugmug for Club pictures (
Bluegrass/Acoustic Bands: Bands of northeast Kansas and beyond.
Library: Articles and links to other articles.
Our Festival: Annual Prairie Lake Pickin' Party Details.
Scholarship: Dave Hackett Memorial Scholarship Details.

Holton, Kansas May 1996 Prairie Lake 
Pickin Party Festival 'Bluegrass Moon'

NOTICE: Due to the continued threat of COVID-19, our monthly Auburn Jams have been cancelled for the rest of the year (March, April, May).

NOTICE: With great sadness we must report that our June Prairie Lake Pickin' Party festival has also been canceled. We did not arrive at this decision lightly, as the festival is the highlight of our picking year, but felt it's the responsible thing to do.

Keep checking back for more info on the local acoustic scene.

Happy pickin'

Contact: John Payne
Last Modified: April 19, 2020.