Homer's Coffee House

Homer's Coffee House
Theresa and the "Theresa Fan Club" with Pickin' on the Patio T-shirts
For 2014, Homer's Coffee House has decided to discontinue Pickin' on the Patio. It has been a great ten years. A big thanks to everyone who has been involved.

Pickin' on the Patio was a weekly open-mic jam session hosted by Homer's Coffee House, 80th & Metcalf in Overland Park, Kansas.

The group met every Monday night between Memorial Day and Labor day at 7:30. We began in 2003, so we are into our eighth season.

The hostess was Theresa Kaat-Wohlert who did a great job of keeping things moving and assuring that everyone who wants to play had a chance. Her husband Bob, is a musical giant who will gladly give a free music lesson when asked, and helps keep everybody in time and on key. Jim Mathis plays the dobro and was the initiator of this summer event.

Jim founded Homer’s in 2001 and patterned Pickin' on the Patio after an event his father hosted in the 1950’s. Jim is no longer involved with managing Homer’s and volunteers his time with two of his band mates on Monday nights to make a successful event happen. The band members of Sky Blue consist of Jim Mathis, Theresa Kaat-Wohlert, Bob Kaat-Wohlert and Wes Burrows.

The puprose of Pickin' on the Patio was first, to have a good time; and then to develop friendships and relationships to encourage one another and build one another up. In the process we hoped to encourage talent and build musical skills.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Attendance is Up

Now into our seventh year, it appears that Pickin' on the Patio has become an institution in Downtown Overland Park. For the past several weeks we have had record attendance with many new players and well as a growing audience.

Thank you to everybody who is making POTP a success.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

First Night of 2010

Thanks to all who came out last night for the first night of our seventh season of Pickin' on the Patio. It was good to see a lot of our old friends from last year as well as our good friends who have become faithful followers of SKY BLUE.

The rain held off and the weather was great. We will be on the patio outside of Homer's for the next 12 Mondays, so come when you can.