JULY 11-14, 2024
Saint Clair, MO

John Hartford Memorial Festival Tribute

By Derrick Weisbrod ~ John Hartford Memorial Festival, The Most Laidback Festival in America, started in 2011 and featured The Infamous Stringdusters headlining the inaugural event along with names like Tim O’Brien, Danny Barnes, and Larry Keel & Natural Bridge as headliners. They also featured Rodney Dillard and a lesser-known Greensky Bluegrass on the lineup […]

Yonder Mountain String Band // March 23, 2022

By Derrick Weisbrod ~ Yonder Mountain String Band (YMSB) is a grass band that has been plying their craft of what many call Jamgrass for the last 22 years. My experience of catching music started in the early 2000’s with a series of New Year’s Eve shows in St. Louis, MO. As we started to […]

Benefit for Boyce Clark and Dan Rogers March 6th, 2022

By Derrick Weisbrod ~ Dan Rogers is a persistent attendee at live music events around St. Louis and festivals in the Midwest. Anyone who has attended a show with Dan is quite familiar with his kind and generous nature. He is constantly greeting friends and strangers with the warmest smile welcoming you to the show. I met […]

One Way Traffic, Arkansauce & Armchair Boogie Show Review

By Derrick Weisbrod ~ Several of the Pickin’ on Music Festival’s team members went to catch the Armchair Boogie, Arkansauce and One Way Traffic show at Off Broadway in St. Louis on Friday January 28th . We started off by having a quick hangout at the business office with some of our friends and then walked across […]

Pickin’ Up the Neighborhood

Every year, the team at Pickin’ on Picknic works to make a difference in not just our community, but the world we live in. We do this through consistent action, such as cleaning riverways, and through organizing our friends and family in events such as Pickin’ Up Mill Hill, held last year at this time. […]

Pickin’ on Picknic 2019 – A Look Back

Under a Summer Sun In the heat of the summer, beneath a sweltering sun and a nearly full moon, the second annual Pickin’ on Picknic filled the walnut grove of Lost Hill Lake with music, remembrances, celebrations and laughter. From the dry dust on Thursday that saw a stream of attendees arrive to the tranquil […]