Mount Vernon, Washington

Five Time Grammy Winner

Robert Cray

returns to the Lincoln on Tuesday, July 31 at 7:30pm.

The Lincoln Theatre is thrilled to welcome back Robert Cray and put our new audio system to the test! Special Thanks to all who have donated to our Sound + Hearing Campaign!

Robert Cray has been bridging the lines between blues, soul and R&B for the past four decades, with five grammy wins and over 20 acclaimed albums! “In the early days of the band we were paying attention to my favorite blues players; Buddy Guy, Otis Rush, Albert King and especially Albert Collins,” Cray says.

With the 1986 release of Strong Persuader the Robert Cray Band’s tunes were put in heavy rotation on mega rock stations across the nation. The first hit, “Smoking Gun,” was followed by “I Guess I Showed Her” & “Right Next Door (Because Of Me).”

Following the path of fame taken by blues-based rockers like Johnny Winter & Stevie Ray Vaughan, Cray became a sensation, leading his band in concerts at large arenas and rock festivals.

Eric Clapton’s admiration for Cray led to a writing collaboration on the hit “Old Love,” which featured Cray on guitar. Cray performs “Brown Eyed Handsome Man” with Chuck Berry in the film “Hail! Hail! Rock ‘N’ Roll.”

During the 90s the Robert Cray Band was featured in concert with artists like Eric Clapton, the Rolling Stones, John Lee Hooker, BB King and Bonnie Raitt, who declared that the band leader (Cray) is “an original; he’s passionate, he’s a bad ass and puts on one of the best shows you’ll ever see.”

Please select a performance

Advance Reserved Seating: $69 1st Section; $64 2nd Section; $59 3rd Section; $54 4th Section + applicable fees go on sale to Lincoln Theatre Members beginning Friday, May 18 at 10:00am with a coupon code, Robert Cray Fan Club members on Wednesday, May 23 and to the general public on Friday, May 25 at 10:00am. Lincoln Theatre Members receive a $2 discount.

The mission of the Lincoln Theatre is to entertain, inform & inspire our diverse community through cinema, live performance & educational programs while preserving the historic Lincoln Theatre.