Summer concerts you can see at the Lincoln Amphitheatre

You can enjoy a summer concert live, in-person and socially distanced this weekend at the Lincoln Ampitheatre in Lincoln City, IN.

On Sunday, June 28 at 5 p.m. CT. Chris Shaffer will perform. Shaffer is best known as the front man for The Why Store, which was formed in Muncie, Indiana, in the 1980s. 

What has the Lincoln Amphitheatre done in response to Covid-19?

  • The Lincoln Amphitheatre rescheduled its 2020 full capacity performance series to 2021.
  • Season ticket and single ticket refunds have been made available.
  • While not expected, partial donations back to the Amphitheatre are much appreciated during the refund process, to help the venue navigate this unprecedented time. 

We know now what’s NOT happening at the Lincoln
Amphitheatre, but what WILL go on in 2020?

  • Rentals. We have filled several weekends this summer with rentals for dance and gymnastic recitals and competitions.  With a vast stage, we are able to spread the dancers out across a pretty wide and deep space. The 1,500 seating capacity provides socially-distanced appropriate seating easily for 250 people (current figures) and, if the state progresses into stage 5 of the Governor’s Back on Track plan as scheduled on July 4, we can safely bump that number up to 375.  By holding multiple performances per weekend, we can spread out their audiences and safely maintain social distance guidelines.
  • Live music. We had already been developing a small Sunday series of performances called “Amp Unplugged” since the end of last season. By design, the Amp Unplugged series are smaller, acoustic-oriented performances that will have a limited number of seats/tickets spread out across our 1,500 capacity seating area in a social distancing-appropriate manner.  “Amp Unplugged” is presented by Kyana Woodstock, we will have one at the end of June, two Sundays in July, two Sundays in August, and two Sundays in September.  

About the Amp Unplugged Performers

  • Sunday, June 28, 5 p.m. central time:  Chris Shaffer of The Why Store.  A veteran of the 1990s regional and national music scene. Shaffer, known for his intense and emotional songwriting, enjoyed regional and national exposure with The Why Store which released two albums on the MCA-subsidiary Way Cool Records— leading to fame and name recognition, as well as an instantly recognizable catalog of songs, that he enjoys to this day. For additional information about Shaffer, visit
  • Sunday, July 12, 5 p.m. central time:  Adam Hood.  For more than a decade, Alabama native Adam Hood has left his mark on stage and in the writing room, carving out a southern sound that mixes soul, country, and American roots music into the same package. An in-demand songwriter, his songs have been recorded and released by such powerhouse artists as Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, and Lee Ann Womack, as well as up and coming artists like Brent Cobb. For additional information about Hood, visit
  •  Sunday, July 26, 5 p.m. CT: Paul McDonald. a top 10 finalist in the tenth season of the hit TV show American Idol. McDonald is a creative force that has been touring nonstop since the release of his debut solo album “Modern Hearts”.  Most recently, McDonald toured in 2019 with the Grammy-nominated trio Hanson. A Huntsville, Ala., native and current East Nashville resident, McDonald’s broadly resonant musicality has garnered him millions of Spotify streams and international acclaim and coverage from the likes of Rolling Stone magazine, Billboard magazine, MTV, and has enabled him to tour the world and share the stage with a diverse array of classic and current icons.  Select performance highlights include sharing the stage with artists such as Stevie Wonder, John Mayer, Crosby, Stills, & Nash, The Revivalists, Zac Brown, Father John Misty, Emmylou Harris, and appearances at such iconic festivals such as Bonnaroo and SXSW.  He has appeared on nationally-televised programs “Good Morning America”, “The Today Show”, NBC’s “Parenthood”, and “The Tonight Show”.  For additional information about Paul McDonald, visit

Why is this relevant and what makes the
Lincoln Amphitheatre unique? 

  • Our intent is to continue to serve the state and region with much needed art and culture opportunities this summer while using to our advantage the unique qualities of being an outdoor, fully-covered space with a seating area large enough to account for social distancing guidelines.  
  • With a lot of area festivals, fairs, etc., being postponed into 2021 or canceled altogether, we are one of the only spaces that will have live music in 2020 and we hope that people take advantage of the opportunity to visit us. We are uniquely adapting to this in a way that we are kind of at a unique advantage to adapt—fully covered, limited ticketing in a large volume of seats to keep separation, open air yet fully covered, and any facility (restrooms, concessions) that would have re-circulated air gets hit by ultraviolet light before going back out into the vents. 
  • Lincoln City, Indiana, is a perfect day drive destination from just about anywhere.

How much are tickets?

All Amp Unplugged performances are general admission (w/ social distancing guidelines in place) and $9.95 per ticket.  All tickets can be purchased at or by calling 812-937-2329.