Musicians for thousands of years have gathered on porches and in public places to play music with friends. Join hundreds of musicians of all ages and styles as they gather at Fred Miller Park for the weekly acoustic jam session. The goal is to help musicians learn more about their craft and to preserve East Tennessee’s rich musical heritage. The pickin's are held at the same time, rain or shine. 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. The only rules are no electric instruments or amplifiers and microphones for acoustic instruments, no commercial instrument sales, no formal performances and no charge. In other words, it is a fun, free acoustic jam session. Those who don’t play are invited to bring a blanket or lawn chair and soak in the sounds. Concessions are available. We also encourage people to pack a picnic or bring a boxed supper from a downtown restaurant. Musicians are always looking for a great place to pick, enjoy each other’s company and make music. Pickin’ in the Park gives them a location and a free weekly community event.