The Lincoln Theatre and the Rick Epting Foundation for the Arts present

LLoyd Jones

Saturday, May 28th 7:30pm

Portland, Oregon roots artist Lloyd Jones has recorded six critically acclaimed albums, toured internationally, and racked up dozens of major awards and accolades. He’s a relentless road dog, hitting festival stages, Delbert’s annual Sandy Beaches Cruises (he’s been a regular on six winter cruises), and clubs all across the land to enthusiastic crowds who can’t get enough of his swampy blues, his backporch picking, his serious-as-anthrax funk, soul, roadhouse two-beats, and old-school rhythm and blues.

Jones is a master of the soulful understatement, the raw growl, and the groove. From his roots in muddy Oregon soil, he’s forged a 30-plus-year career as an impassioned singer and fierce guitar slinger, a clever and soulful songwriter, a bandleader, record producer, and an almost strident torchbearer for all that’s true and good about America’s music. Jones is his own true artist who works diligently at pushing American roots music forward.

What he does, he says, is “combine New Orleans rhythms, the simplicity of Memphis music, and the rawness of the blues, all for the 21st century. This music is not about louder and faster. It’s about time, meter, groove. I thought Muddy and Walter and those guys were pushing the envelope in their era. They were using effects, they were inventing their own sound. They were modern. I want to look at it in a contemporary way.” The gist is all the same — Lloyd Jones is the total package.

Consider this: Robert Cray sings his praises the way Sister Rosetta Tharpe sang gospel. Delbert McClinton won’t cruise the high seas without him. Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Joe Louis Walker and Coco Montoya saw fit to record his songs. He counts McClinton, Charlie Musselwhite, Marcia Ball, Bonnie Raitt, Tommy Castro, Jimmy Hall and other luminaries among his friends and musical cohorts, and can tell you stories that’ll curl your toes about touring with the likes of Earl King, Big Mama Thornton, Otis Clay, Etta James and scores of others.

Jones is a gifted singer, songwriter, American storyteller and energetic showman. He writes timeless music, steeped in a rich musical history that he’s learned, lived and loved over the years. “This is not a work of science,” he says. “It’s about attitude and joy that applies to all age groups. I’m addicted to this music.”

Lloyd Jones and his timeless, swampified American songwriting style is tailor-made for dancing like crazy people on a Saturday night. Jones is no poser, no youngster who copped a couple of quick blues licks and headed for the big time with a cocky swagger and a brand-new Strat. You see it in his face when he plays — the ear-to-ear grin, the soul-gripping grimace when he bites off another stinging note. You hear it in every heart-aching lyric, sung in a voice that genuinely shares with you life’s hard knocks and hard-won secrets. Many roots heavyweights, not to mention legions of CD-buying fans, sing his praises. Give him a listen, and you will too.

Advance festival seating tickets: $25 with $2 off for Lincoln Theatre and REFA members.

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Our sixth annual


sponsored by ChemDry of Mount Vernon returns to the Lincoln on

Saturday, June 18th at 7:00pm!

Dudestock celebrates all things related to the 1998 cult favorite The Big Lebowski. Fans of the film (aka "Achievers") come from far and wide to drink White Russians, listen to Creedence and party with an array of Dudes, Walters and Maudes (not to mention a nihilist or two). Prizes will be awarded for best costume in several categories. Come in your bathrobe if you like! Arrive early (doors at 7pm, film at 8pm) for Big Screen Bowling. And keep your eye out for a unique way to win a comfy couch seat in the theatre for the show!

"Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it. Come for the party-like atmosphere and enjoy Jeff Bridges in one of his most quirky roles.

If you'd like to enjoy your White Russian or other cold beverage while partaking in the film, no problemo! this film is a 21+ event.

Advance Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Members, as usual, get a $2 discount!

'Everybody that has been around knows a dude.... and the dude abides.'

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Apparition Hill

Thursday, June 23rd at 7:30pm

Documentary filmmaker Sean Bloomfield (If Only We Had Listened, The Triumph) and the Stella Mar Films crew have wrapped filming and finalized the details on the release of their latest film Apparition Hill.

“We didn’t set out to create a film about life and death,” says Mr. Bloomfield. “But when you draw seven people from different backgrounds together, you can’t help but explore what’s truly on people’s hearts. This project turned into a fascinating experience that shows just how much we all have in common. Despite what seem like major differences, these unlikely pilgrims have a shared story that needs to be told.”

The documentary is the fruit of a groundbreaking concept utilizing a video contest and crowd-funding campaign to send 5 individuals to Medjugorje, a little-known village nestled in between two mountains along the border of Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia to film their experiences. The contest and campaign surpassed expectations and the “pilgrimage” added two additional travelers. Medjugorje has been a hotbed of controversy as millions visit the town each year to see for themselves whether the legend is true: that Mary, the Mother of Jesus, has appeared to a select group of natives with regularity for the last 35 years.

The film features Holly Weller of Mount Vernon. Proceeds from the screening of Apparition Hill go to the “Weller Kids Fund”.

Advance Festival Seating Tickets $12 general, $10 Lincoln Theatre members + applicable fees.

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The Lincoln Theatre is thrilled present an intimate evening with the legendary voice of The Moody Blues,

Justin Hayward

on Friday, June 24th at 7:30pm

International Guitar Night's Mike Dawes opens the show and fills out the band along with Julie Ragins on keyboards.

Having chalked up nearly fifty years at the peak of the music and entertainment industry, Justin Hayward’s voice has been heard the world over. Known principally as the vocalist, lead guitarist and composer for the Moody Blues, his is an enduring talent that has helped to define the times in which he worked. Over the last forty-five years the band has sold fifty five million albums and received numerous awards. Commercial success has gone hand in hand with critical acclaim, The Moody Blues are renowned the world over as innovators and trail blazers who have influenced any number of fellow artists. Justin is honoured with the Moody Blues on the Rock Walk Hall of Fame on Sunset Boulevard.

“For our gigs, with the sensational Mike Dawes on guitar and the gorgeous and talented Julie Ragins on everything else, I have some brand new songs to mix in, as well as old favourites. There is something there for everyone – I’m sure.”

“I have spent most of my life, so far, on the road”, says Justin. “Playing live and creating a small piece of magic in a room is like a drug to me, one that I never want to give up”. His is a talent that has helped soundtrack more than a generation and created a legacy that remains undimmed.

Tickets go on sale Friday, March 25th at noon to Lincoln Theatre Members and Friday, April 1st to the general public. An email will be sent with the pre-sale code on Thursday, March 24th. New members after that date should contact our box office for your code.

Reserved Seating Tickets: 1st Section - $60; 2nd Section - $50; 3rd Section - $40; 4th Section - $30 plus applicable fees. $2 discount for Lincoln Theatre Members 

A special JUSTIN HAYWARD VIP MERCHANDISE PACKAGE will be available through Mr. Hayward's website here for $160 that includes:

One reserved ticket in the 1st section
Autographed Justin Hayward Poster
Tote Bag
Lapel Pin
Exclusive T-shirt
Guitar pick tin set

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The Lincoln Theatre and the Rick Epting Foundation for the Arts presents

Ana Popovic

on Sunday, July 3rd at 7:30pm

The award-winning, hard-touring, guitar slinger blends smoking electric funk and slide guitar, jazzy instrumentals and a tight blues groove with soulful, feminine vocals. Add to the mix her incredible stage presence, all of which makes her an irresistible force in the world of contemporary blues music.

As the only female guitar-player Ana was added to the 2014 -'16 all star Experience Hendrix lineup; a nationwide tour celebrating the music and legacy of Jimi Hendrix w/ Buddy Guy, Eric Johnson, Zakk Wylde, Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and many more world renown artists. She’s nominated for five Blues Music Awards, appeared on the cover of Vintage Guitar and Guitar Player magazine. Her albums 'Can You Stand The Heat' and ‘Unconditional' where Pick-Of-The-Week by USA Today and featured on NPR Music. Nearly all of Ana's albums made it the Top 5 of the Billboard Blues Charts and are being played regularly on US radio.

Ana Popovic was born in Belgrade, Serbia (formerly Yugoslavia) and grew up in a warm family where music was very important. All throughout her youth, her father would invite friends over for nightly jam sessions. In this atmosphere, she quickly learned her father’s impressive blues and soul record collection, grabbed his guitar and started playing at the age of fifteen. Since then, Ana has developed into an phenomenal guitarist/vocalist with a growing legion of fans throughout the world.

Ana and her powerful band are tirelessly touring, playing major blues, jazz and rock festivals. She is endorsed by Fender, Ovation and DR strings. Ana has shared headlining stages with B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Joe Bonamassa, Gary Clark Jr., Jonny Lang and many others. When not on tour, she resides in Memphis, TN.

The concert will be opened by The Naughty Blokes.

Advance reserved seating tickets: $35 1st section; $30 2nd section; $25 3rd section; $15 4th section + applicable fees. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 29th to Lincoln Theatre and REFA members. Tickets go on sale to the general public on May 6th.

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The Historic Lincoln Theatre presents

Albert Lee 

with Special Guest

Kate Taylor

on Sunday, July 24th at 7:30pm

Albert Lee is “the guitar player’s guitar player,” universally recognized in music circles as one of the world’s finest, as well as one of the top rockabilly guitarists in history. Albert has not only worked with some of the biggest names in music, like Eric Clapton, Emmylou Harris and the Everly Brothers, but has also maintained a solo career of his own.

In his fifth decade as a professional musician, Lee is part of a rarefied fraternity as a virtuoso's virtuoso, respected on three continents and pretty much living out a professional life that most of his colleagues, when he started out, could only dream of.

"One of the finest guitar players who ever walked this earth…” - Vince Gill

Born in New England and raised in North Carolina, Kate Taylor shares her dual musical heritage with brothers James, Livingston, Hugh, and her late brother Alex. Her roots run deep in the soul, gospel and rockabilly sounds of her southern upbringing and in the literate folk, pop and Appalachian stylings that comprise the balance of her family's shared musical legacy.

In a recent show review, The Huffington Post said, "Her heart ignites a sea of beauty expressed in a myriad of harmony, rhythm and passion. Musically, she is seamless. She effortlessly and brilliantly flies through a wide swath of styles, from blues to country to ballad to gospel and beyond."

Advance Reserved Seating Tickets: $35 1st section; $30 2nd section; $25 3rd section; $20 4th section + applicable fees. Lincoln Theatre Members receive a $2 discount.

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Skagit Theater Camp 2016

at the Historic Lincoln Theatre brought to you by TAG & META!!

Session 1 - August 1-5, matinee performance on Saturday, August 6th at 2pm

Session 2- August 8-12, matinee performance on Saturday, August 13, 2pm

Theater Arts Guild (TAG)— the organization that brought you MARY POPPINS!! and Multi-cultural Educational Theatre Arts (META)— the organization that brought you CATS!! for the first time ever are teaming up together to present Skagit Theater Camp; using the performing arts to inspire self-confidence and self-awareness.

STC is facilitated by theater professionals who love what they do; student groups will work with themes to create an original short play including dance and singing. During the week long session, students will learn all aspects of theater from acting, singing, and dancing; to costume, sets, props, lighting and sound.

STC will have two one week long camps that each have a Saturday Matinee at 2pm.

The hours of the camp are 10am to 3pm, M-F, plus the Saturday matinees.

The camp instructors will be members of TAG and META theater organizations.

Students ages 7-18 are welcome, bring a bag lunch and be prepared for fun!

Skagit Theater Camp Mission Statement: Provide and nurture performing arts experiences for youth ages 7-18.

Sign up for one, or both, sessions now for this amazing oportunity. Class size is limited.

Cost for the camp per student will be $250 for one week and we offer a $50 sibling discount.

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