Upcoming Performances and Events

The Lincoln Theatre is committed to keeping each of you, the performers, and our employees safe. Please help us protect the community by maintaining a social distance of six feet apart between patrons not living in the same household. It is also mandatory for each patron to wear a face covering. Unless you are enjoying our concessions, please wear your face covering at all times. 


If you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, or have been exposed to a suspected or confirmed case of the virus, please call our box office and we will be more than happy to move

your tickets to a different performance date.


Upon arrival, the ushers will seat you in every other row, as well as leaving at least two empty seats between households. Please be patient, everyone will be seated before the performance begins.

No refunds or exchanges. All ticket sale purchases are final. If a show is rescheduled, tickets will be automatically transferred to the new performance date.


We are all in this together!

Chaplin Film Festival

Saturday, February 27

"The Great Dictator" - 2:00 pm

"The Kid" - 6:30 pm

"The Gold Rush" - 8:30 pm

Sunday, February 28

"Modern Times" - 2:00 pm

"City Lights" - 4:30 

Bring in the New Year by watching one of the most recognizable and entertaining icons of Hollywood's Silent Era.

FREE  .  Donations Encouraged

Limited Seating  .  Masks Required 

The Lincoln Theatre is committed to keeping each of you and our employees safe. We are sanitizing the theatre before each event and limiting audience size to maintain social distancing.

  The Kody Norris Show

along with

Lightnin' Charlie

Jonah Riddle & Carolina Express

Talent Lineup Subject to Change

Song of the Mountains 

March 6, 2021  7:00 pm . $30

Limited Seating

Call it retro, hillbilly, bluegrass or rockabilly, the group strives for something Kody simply calls "dern good entertainment." Deeply rooted in North American folk music, Kody Norris has crafted a performance that harkens back and tips a hat to the traditions created by Bill Monroe, Jimmy Martin's showmanship, the Stanley Brothers' harmonies, performances of the Grand Ole Opry and a bit of Vaudeville. Top notch picking is center stage, but humor and visual flash are part of the entertaining package. Always clad in colorful, tailored suits adorned with rhinestones, ties, classic hats and ornate boots, the band earns its moniker as a "show." The brand is traditional, clean cut, acoustic and always entertaining.

The foursome is fronted by Kody Norris on guitar and his fiddling "sweetie," Mary Rachel Nalley, Josiah Tyree on banjo and Cousin Charlie Lowman on the bass! 

The band's album, When I Get The Money Made, was named 2017 Bluegrass Album of the Year by the National Traditional Country Music Association. The Kody Norris Show was honored with 7 nominations in the 2018 SPBGMA Awards in Nashville. 

Playing 90+ dates a year, The Kody Norris Show covers the road from Canada to Mexico, only missing two states to date. They've been part of the University of Chicago Folk Festival and have performed at the Smithsonian and the Kennedy Center and are part of two weekly programs on the acclaimed RFD-TV's network, The Cumberland Highlanders Show and The Bluegrass Trail. 

The Kody Norris Show just signed their first major record deal with Rebel Records from Charlottesville, VA. Be on the lookout for their first album to be released mid-March!

Lightnin' Charlie is an icon in our region and a favorite of music fans everywhere. Voted “Favorite Musician” and “Favorite Artist” in the Mountain South multiple times, Lightnin' is a recording artist, songwriter, showman, and author, whose style really defies description. His unique blend of blues, country, rock 'n' roll, and gospel, all combine to create a cheerful earful of what he calls “Good Music For Good People”. 

From the hills of Western North Carolina, two brothers set out to show the world their brand of bluegrass music, as so many brother duets have done before them. Jonah, 21 and Grayson, age 16, grew up playing gospel bluegrass in their church services. From the very beginning the brothers clung to the roots of the music, something that many young pickers tend to overlook. The love for the music pushed Jonah to start his own band, Jonah Riddle and Carolina Express.

Jonah takes care of banjo duties in the group, playing a style that is quickly fading away in today's business. You can easily hear the Stanley, Scruggs, and Osborne influences in his sound, the sounds of the pioneers! Grayson is on guitar and does all of the group's lead singing. Grayson’s style of guitar playing will take you back to the days of the great Jimmy Martin; strong, steady rhythm, full of all the runs that help make bluegrass what it is! The Brother's dad, Benjie, holds down upright bass duties for the band. George Giddens joined

the band as their fiddle player in 2019. George is a seasoned fiddle player that has also played with one of the original Dillards from the Andy Griffith show. He is sure to please any crowd!

Jonah and Grayson have had the privilege of picking on stage with many great artists: Doyle Lawson, Darin & Brooke Aldridge, Balsam Range, Ralph Stanley II, Nu Blue, Ricky Skaggs, and J.D. Crowe. They have performed at many concerts and venues across the country, including: The Ryman Auditorium Courtyard, Dollywood, the North Carolina State Fair in Raleigh, Woodsongs, the Lyric Theatre in Kentucky, Houstonfest, the North Carolina State Bluegrass Festival, Bluegrass First Class in Asheville, North Carolina, the Earl Scruggs Center, Tennessee Fall Homecoming, the Carter Fold and WDVX Blue Plate Special in Knoxville, TN.  Jonah and Grayson are also members of Tomorrow’s Bluegrass Stars and have performed at IBMA Kids on Bluegrass in Raleigh, North Carolina. They have won several awards during the time they have been performing such as Best of Show and individual awards for playing their instruments as well.

Above all, they want to thank the Lord for all his opportunities that He gives them and for all His blessings!

The master of thrillers and mysteries.

Alfred Hitchcock


Saturday, March 27

"Sabotage" - 2:00 pm

"Lady Vanishes" - 6:30 pm

"Man Who Knew Too Much" - 8:30 pm


Sunday, March 28

"The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog" - 2:00 pm

"The 39 Steps" - 4:30 pm



Song of the Mountains 

April 3 , 2021  7:00 pm . $30

Limited Seating

Deeper Shade of Blue

along with

Val Storey and Nick Chandler & Delivered

Talent Lineup Subject to Change

North Carolina can once again be credited for producing great bluegrass. Hailing from just east of Charlotte, Deeper Shade of Blue includes Jason Fraley (mandolin/vocals), Troy Pope (guitar/vocals),

Frank Poindexter (dobro/vocals), Scott Burgess (bass/vocals), and Steve Wilson (banjo). The band has been together for 21 years, has self-produced six albums, had a very successful 2018 release with Steam, on Mountain Fever Records, and are back in the studio wrapping up their next album now, due to release in 2021.


A quick search on Facebook or YouTube will no doubt prove why this band has been a favorite in bluegrass for so long. With their signature tight harmonies, dynamic instrumentation, and energetic stage show, they’ve been lauded as one of the best touring groups in the industry and one that festivals have added to their lineup year after year.

Nick Chandler & Delivered originate from Asheville, NC. They are a traditional bluegrass band that is known for their original songs and tight harmonies. They were chosen as a 2019 IBMA Official Ramble Artist and Nick Chandler is a 2020 IBMA Songwriter Showcase Finalist for the band's hit song Big Bill Johnson. Their album Inside The Lines had multiple songs on the bluegrass charts and they continue to produce top-quality bluegrass music. Nick Chandler leads the band and he is well known in the bluegrass world for his extraordinary mandolin talents. He’s joined by Gary Trivette on bass, and as students of the bluegrass program at East Tennessee State University Hudson Bosworth on guitar and Will Eller on banjo round out the band nicely. They combine their talents for a sound that shines!

Song of the Mountains 

May 1, 2021  7:00 pm . $30

Limited Seating

The Mountain Minor

along with

Maurice Mattei and the Tempers

Talent Lineup Subject to Change

Maurice Mattei is a singer/songwriter/photographer/artist whose music ranges from Americana/Alt Country to Rock&Roll, Pop and Blues. He has received glowing reviews both nationally (No Depression Magazine, City Beat, Every Body's News) and internationally (France's Alt Country magazine Le Cri Du Coyote and Belgium's on-line Rootstime Belgium among others.) Maurice has released 27 records and written nearly 300 songs since 1995 and along with his band - the Tempers (Debbie Immesoete on drums and Bryan Berwanger on upright bass) - has performed countless shows throughout that time. Maurice and his band are currently working on new material, tentatively set to be released in 2022. His most recent CD release is called Velvet Lined Room.

Rhonda Vincent & The Rage

Saturday, May 22, 2021, 7:30 pm

Tickets will be available Spring 2021

Rhonda Vincent's music career began when she was a child in her family's band The Sally Mountain Show, and it has spanned more than four decades. She first achieved success in the bluegrass genre in the 1970s and '80s, earning the respect of her mostly male peers for her mastery of the progressive chord structures and multi-range, fast-paced vocals intrinsic to bluegrass music. Rhonda is an in-demand guest vocalist for other bluegrass and country music performers, appearing on recordings by Dolly PartonAlan JacksonTanya TuckerJoe DiffieFaith Hill and other notables.

Rhonda is a seven-time Grammy nominee, winning the Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album in 2017. In 2020, she was made a member of the Grand Ole Opry.

Rhonda Vincent is an American bluegrass singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. Rhonda and her band, The Rage, are the most awarded band in bluegrass history!

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Song of the Mountains 

June 5, 2021  7:00 pm . $30

Limited Seating

Red Rocking Chair

along with

Fish Fisher

Talent Lineup Subject to Change

The Red Rocking Chair band blends Americana, folk, bluegrass, Honky Tonk, swing, and county music in an acoustic format. In the midst of their twelfth year, this band continues a Tuesday night tradition at Charlotte, NC's popular neighborhood pub, The Comet Grill, and features some of the area's most prominent and award-winning multi-instrumentalists. Collectively, Red Rocking Chair has played venues and festivals across the USA & Europe.


Jack Lawrence: guitar, mandolin, lead & harmony vocals

Patrick (Paddy) Crouch: mandolin, banjo, fiddle, lead & harmony vocals

Dale Meyer: guitar, dobro, mandolin, lead & harmony vocals

Tom Kuhn: bass, lead & harmony vocals

Fish Fisher is an award winning songwriter and singer. Born in Toledo & based out of Gatlinburg, he regularly plays his special blend of original Americana & Outlaw-Country music traveling thru his 'Rust-belt to Coal-belt' road-tour scouring a giant triangle-shaped area from the Smokies to Detroit to Nashville & back. Fish customizes most of his travels with a heavy focus on the Appalachian areas of the nation but performs all over too.


He also co-writes for & with many notable other artists & enjoys teaching songwriter workshops & hosting songwriting retreats. Fish’s newest album Songs Of The Smokies releases in 2021 available at all Gatlinburg venues as well as all major streaming platforms.

Summer Brooke & the Mountain Faith Band

Saturday, June 26, 2021, 7:30 pm

Tickets will be available Spring 2021

Captivating audiences nationally for the past eighteen years, Summer Brooke & the Mountain Faith Band offer a musical experience that sets them apart from other musicians.  With their unique blend of Country, Pop, Bluegrass and Americana, they became a household name on Season 10 of America's Got Talent, gaining the attention of millions and earning their spot as semifinalists.  Their ability to manipulate popular songs and add their own personal style immediately captivated audiences both in studio and throughout homes in America, appealing to lovers of all genres of music. Howie Mandell of AGT said, "This IS America's music."


Accolades and honors for the band since their debut on AGT include traveling to Doha, Qatar to play for the military, multiple appearances on the Grand Ole Opry, Pre-game show concert for Super Bowl LI at NRG Arena in Houston, TX, National Anthems for The Falcons, Panthers, 49ers, Braves and NASCAR all-star truck races, and many festivals, fairs, performing arts centers and colleges.  Rounding out their resume, they have had the privilege of sharing the stage with legends such as Loretta Lynn, Charlie Daniels, Willie Nelson, Marty Stuart, and Dailey & Vincent.  

Two Concerts  . One Evening Full of Entertainment!

Carley Arrowood

along with

The Trailblazers

Saturday, July 10, 2021, 7:00 pm

Tickets will be available Spring 2021

With the release of her very first singles for Mountain Home Music Company, Carley Arrowood has begun to make her mark as an award-winning singer, a songwriter, and of course as a cutting-edge fiddler. You may recognize her from her time performing with the husband/wife duo Darin & Brooke Aldridge, but Carley is forming a new path all of her own. Her vocals are unmistakable, but her voice on the fiddle is also forceful and bright, winning her the IBMA Momentum Award for

Instrumentalist of the Year in 2017. Carley shares the stage with her sister Autumn on mandolin, boyfriend Daniel Thrailkill on guitar, and longtime friends Paul Watson and Sawyer Whitman on bass and banjo. Together they bring a refreshingly original sound to acoustic music that will leave you feeling exhilarated. 

Based in Rowan County, NC, the Trailblazers add energy and passion to a progressive sound in Bluegrass music. After forming in 2016, the Trailblazers have continued to live up to their name by pushing the boundaries and adding to their repertoire, creating original music and adding original arrangements to classic songs. They have been recognized by top festivals and bluegrass music events, taking home First Place in the 2017 Merlefest Band Contest, as well as the 2018 SPBGMA International Band Contest. In 2018 the Trailblazers were also awarded the IBMA Momentum Award for Band of the Year, being recognized as

an emerging band to keep an eye on in the bluegrass community. In October 2020, The Trailblazers released their sophomore album, “Space and Time”. The band is comprised of Alex Edwards on banjo, Daniel Thrailkill on guitar, Jonah Horton on mandolin, and Will Thrailkill on bass.

Cumberland Thunder

Saturday, August 28, 2021, 7:oo pm

Tickets will be available Spring 2021

Cumberland Thunder was formed in November of 2016 in Russell Springs, Kentucky.  With each member coming from a unique stylistic background, the music of Cumberland Thunder is an eclectic mix of old and new, combining to create something never before seen in the Christian music field.

With high energy performances reminiscent of days gone by, Cumberland Thunder is paving a new path forward in today’s music scene. Through moments of encouragement, laughter, and reflection, an evening with Cumberland Thunder is not one you will soon forget.  With each ebb and flow, their concerts take the listener on a journey that ultimately has one goal: don’t leave the same way you came!

We know you’ll love our events. Join us!

Dramatic Writing Virtual Class  FREE

Have you always wanted to write? Do you think you could

write a movie or play conversation? Want to try?!


The instructor for the class is Colette Burson, a successful television and movie writer/director. She will discuss all aspects of being a writer, both for those just beginning and for those who are more advanced in their writing experience.


The Lincoln Theatre is offering this FREE CLASS on Dramatic Writing to anyone and everyone. We will host this special event via Zoom, allowing you to safely take this class from the comfort of your own home. All you need is a computer and access to the internet. Technical assistance will be provided for anyone who is unfamiliar with Zoom or lacks access to a device.


Classes will begin on Thursday, March 18th at 7:00 pm. Donations to

The Lincoln Theatre are encouraged and welcomed, but not required to attend. To register for the class or ask any questions, contact Justin Hartsell at jkhart95@gmail.com or The Lincoln Theatre.

The Lincoln Theatre, Inc. is a 501(c)3 charitable organization.

Federal Tax ID: 54-1477479