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




Local Author Showcase January 24
7 pm
Local Visual Artist Showcase February 8
7 pm
Copacetic February 22
7 pm
Local Dance Showcase March 15
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 Local Author Showcase

Local authors will read selections from their respective books followed by a Q&A. Featured authors include Alexis Wilson, Not So Black and White; Chris Bournea, The Chloe Chronicles; Kim Brazwell, Browning Pleasantville; and Vada Azeem, The Boy Who Tried to Touch the Sun.

About Local Visual Artist Showcase

Local visual artists Percy King, Kay Onwukwe, and April Sunami will each share their creative processes followed by a Q&A. A sampling of their art work will also be on display.

About Copacetic

With their own special blend of sonic java, Ed Hill (saxophone), David Jordan (keyboard), and Derek Brown (guitar) will perform jazz standards and instrumental versions of classic soul.

About Local Dance Showcase

Local dancers Candice WIlliams Bethea, Lori A. Lindsey, and Quianna Simpson will each perform individual pieces then collaborate on two group dances that include a tribute to Nina Simone. A Q&A will follow the program.


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. .