Enjoy sultry summer evenings on the Lincoln’s rooftop patio with live jazz performances from some of Columbus’ hottest talent, sumptuous hors d’oeuvres, and a specially curated wine selection or specialty cocktail. It’s an after-work, open-air indulgence only the Lincoln can deliver.



Happy Hour starts at 5 pm. Performances begin at 6:45 pm and include:

  • May 22, 2024: Bobby FloydSOLD OUT!

    Bobby Floyd has toured and performed extensively with Ray Charles, Rusty Bryant, Jeff Tyzik, Chris Howes, Byron Stripling, Sarah Morrow, and his own trio. His current touring schedule includes performances as featured soloist with orchestras throughout the USA and Canada, including the Rochester Philharmonic, Vancouver Symphony, Columbus Symphony, Edmonton Symphony, Detroit Symphony, ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, and many others. Floyd is also a frequent soloist with the Columbus Jazz Orchestra where his soulful sound has backed artist such as Chuck Mangione, Houston Person, Branford Marsalis, Roy Hargrove, Mavis Staples, Gerald Wilson, Wycliffe Gordon, John Clayton, and countless others. His recent performances in Europe and Japan have garnered high praise and he continues to accompany the top jazz, blues, and gospel artists in the country.

  • June 26, 2024:  Mark HamptonSOLD OUT!

    Mark Hampton is a seasoned bass player who has been playing for over 35 years. He is a GROOVE BASSIST – this guy really lays it down creating space for the music to feel good, it’s not in your face bass, but it’s in your groove bass. Mark is the cousin of the late great Lionel Hampton and has played with and for tons of artists. Gifted on multiple instruments, Mark still has the simple joy and love for music. Mark lays down simple but tasteful bass lines and grooves as well as simple but fresh keyboard. This show will present a new jazz aesthetic that will most certainly impress.

  • July 24, 2024:  Kevin Turner

    Besides being a performer, Kevin Turner is a writer, producer, and educator. Kevin presently tours and records with Grammy award-winning saxophonist Kirk Whalum. His artistry is most recently featured on Kirk Whalum’s album Romance Language and album/live DVD Gospel According to Jazz Chapter IV. He is also currently the professor of jazz guitar at The Ohio State University and performs locally with his trio and the Columbus Jazz Orchestra.

  • August 21, 2024:  The Jerry Powell Experience

    The Jerry Powell Experience is an eclectic band that showcases a variety of talent and artistry. An active multi-style drummer, Jerry Powell is one of the most sought-after drummers in the Columbus and Detroit music scenes. In addition to performance, he is an active percussion educator in central Ohio. His groups, The Jerry Powell Quartet and The Jerry Powell Experience, showcase a variety of talent and a refreshing fusion of jazz, neo soul and rhythm & blues.

  • September 18, 2024:  Starlit Ways

    Formed in 2014, Starlit Ways is an acoustic duo made of singer/songwriters Rose Nkechi Onyeneho (originally from West Africa, specifically Gabon and Nigeria) and Chris Glover, native of Columbus, OH. The duo performs an eclectic range of music from originals, jazz age classics, and modern tunes from a diverse range of genres. Rose’s truly gifted vocals combined with Chris’ guitar abilities and harmonies create a unique sound that reflects their talents and passion for music.


Spring for the exclusive VIP package to have the seats closest to the music on the Michael B. Coleman patio. A package includes 4 seats in the VIP lounge, 4 drink tickets, and Lincoln Theatre swag.

Limited availability!
Each performance has only 2 VIP packages available.