backstage at the lincoln

Go backstage at the Lincoln Theatre
with your favorite local artists!

The Backstage at the Lincoln concert series offers you the extraordinary opportunity to be seated on stage for a performance with your favorite local artist. Set against the hand-painted grandeur of the Lincoln’s Egyptian Revival-style motif, enjoy an exceptionally intimate concert from a perspective normally seen only by the artists themselves.

Want to know more? Read Columbus Underground's Backstage at the Lincoln interview with Suzan Bradford, our General Manager.

Backstage at the Lincoln Concert Series Lineup 2018

Backstage at the Lincoln Schedule




Visual Artists Showcase September 20
7 pm
Local Dance Showcase October 18
7 pm
Tony Hagood & Friends November 29
7 pm
Tickets are $10 and seating is limited. Tickets can be purchased at the CAPA Ticket Center (39 E. State St.), all Ticketmaster outlets, and To purchase tickets by phone, please call (614) 469-0939 or (800) 745-3000. Tickets can also be purchased at the door on the night of the show if still available.


About the Visual Artist Showcase

Painter Talle Bamazi, multi-media artist Shelbi Harris Roseboro, and dollmaker Antoinette Savage will each share their art and creative processes followed by a Q&A. A sampling of their work will also be on display.

Talle Bamazi: A visionary, born in Kara, Togo West Africa, and a painter who can best be described as an artist with more than a canvas, Talle Bamazi set out to show the world that Africa means more than violence -- it has a soul and a purpose. He uses his gift of the brush to educate, instruct, and give people a sense that the past is worth studying; for the past dictates the future.

Shelbi Harris-Roseboro: Shelbi Harris-Roseboro is a fine artist and graphic designer raised in Columbus, Ohio. Inspired by life, love, and community her artistic genesis lies in color and culture. She continues to push these artistic boundaries through new mediums, and creative collaboration.

Antoinette Savage: Born in Columbus, Ohio, Antoinette Savage is a self-taught doll maker, sculpture and wearable art artist. Her work is a collection of lives and memories of her ancestors. Since 2007, she has designed and sold dolls and wearable art in many forms, utilizing her skills with recycled fabric and found objects. Antoinette loves using bright bold "Kool-Aid" colored fabric scraps as the signature palette of her artistic expression.

About the Local Dance Showcase

Local dancers Candice Nyama McCarthy Brown, Gamal Brown, and Crystal Perkins will each perform individual pieces then collaborate on a group dance. A Q&A will follow the program.

About the Tony Hagood
Westerville native Tony Hagood obtained his Jazz Studies degree from Capital University in 2010. Since then he has played piano for audiences all around the world including China, Japan, South Korea, France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Turkey, and several cities in the Caribbean. Here in the States, he plays a large range of performances from restaurants to stadiums. When Tony is not performing with other bands or leading his trio, he is a staff accompanist at Otterbein University, Westerville South, and Pickerington Community Choirs, plays for and is the Music Director at the Triumphant Church of God in Westerville, Central College's Saturday night contemporary service, and runs his music lessons company, Noteworthy Music, as Owner & Founder, which teaches lessons in students' homes.


The Backstage at the Lincoln series is made possible through the generous support of the Greater Columbus Arts Council and the Ohio Arts Council.

The Lincoln Theatre Association acknowledges the support of many supporters, including Franklin County. In addition, the Ohio Arts Council helped fund this program with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. .