Backstage at the Lincoln Announces Remaining 2017 Performances

The remaining 2017 performance schedule for the “Backstage at the Lincoln” series at the Lincoln Theatre was recently announced by CAPA. This series highlights skilled Columbus artists in an intimate setting where the audience is seated on stage of the historic theater. Of special note for local jazz fans is the opening concert on September 20th featuring renowned vocalist Tia Harris paired with all-star smooth and contemporary jazz group NexLevel. The program will include material from both artists albums as well as versions of classic jazz and R&B tunes, and will also feature guest vocalists Jae Teré and Ron Jenkins. To wrap up the year, R&B vocalist Camille Betton, who sounded wonderful at the Phil Clark Gospel Showcase in June, will perform with a full band on October 19th, and acclaimed poet, essayist and organizer Scott Woods will present his original poetry on November 16th. All shows start at 7pm. Keep reading for full details from CAPA:


Backstage at the Lincoln, the Lincoln Theatre’s intimate concert series featuring local artists, has announced the remaining performances for 2017. This series offers concertgoers the extraordinary opportunity to be seated on stage for the performance, providing an up-close-and-personal experience with the featured artist set against the hand-painted grandeur of the Lincoln’s rare Egyptian Revival-style motif.

The schedule is as follows:

September 20 – Tia Harris with NexLevel

Jazz vocalist and songwriter Tia Harris and the dynamic group NexLevel will perform original music from their respective CDs as well as covers of popular jazz and R&B songs.

October 19 – Camille Betton

Backed by a live band and background vocalists, Camille Betton showcases her smooth, rich tones in traditional R&B, feel-good music that speaks of love, life, and happiness.

November 16 – Scott Woods

Nationally renowned poet and essayist Scott Woods will perform original poetry in his inimitable and humorous style in a show that includes new and published

Tickets are $10 and seating is limited. All concerts begin at 7pm at the Lincoln Theatre (769 E. Long St.). 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.

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

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Support for the Lincoln Theatre’s 2017-18 season is provided in part by the Greater Columbus Arts Council, the City of Columbus, Franklin County, Nationwide, and the Ohio Arts Council to encourage economic growth, educational excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.

About the Lincoln Theatre

First opened in 1928, the Lincoln Theatre is a landmark in African-American and jazz history. After undergoing a $13.5 million renovation funded by a partnership of public and private support, the Lincoln reopened in May 2009 as a multi-use, state-of-the-art performing arts and education center serving the diversity of the central Ohio community. The Lincoln is a bustling hub of activity 365 days a year hosting performances, rehearsals, and classes in the performing arts, as well as a wide variety of community events such as film festivals, meetings, and receptions.

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