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, May 28, 2013

Our Tenth Year!

June 3rd, 2013 marks the kickoff of our 10th year for Pickin' on the Patio.
Please join us on the patio at 7126 W 8th in Overland Park, KS. Bring your instrument and a couple of good songs. We are going to have fun.


  1. Having fun with the stars of abounding love, colonial Presbyterian church

  2. What a great kick off for the summer.

    It was a blessing to be part of bringing up a joyous noise at Homer's Coffee House.

    Theresa, Bob and Jim are great examples of great host who make all their guest feel welcome, needed and appreciated.

    Love and prayers

    harris aka drlaugh4u

  3. Here's some of my harmonica playing during a recent praise and worship.

    Love Revolution by New Song


    I saw the light..ala Hank Williams.


    Long Way home ala Stephen Curtis Chapman


    Magic Wand ala Chris Rice


    God is greater


    love and prayers...harris