Thank you to everyone who joined us for our 2021 Lights of the Lincoln Virtual Celebration!

Did you miss the live stream? Re-watch the program below.

The Lincoln is more than a theatre.

It’s where artists soar, voices are heard, and the heart of the community shines.

This year’s annual celebration, Lights of the Lincoln, will be a not-to-be-missed, virtual showcase of Lincoln artists telling a story of resilience, strength, and perseverance through diverse, multi-dimensional art forms.

And through the support of our 2021 sponsors, Lights of the Lincoln will be accessible to the community for the very first time and will be free of charge to all viewers via the Lincoln website on Thursday, April 8.

We seek to inspire peace, spread hope, and produce joy!

Please join us on our mission to be a beacon of hope, and share our dream of a peaceful and equitable tomorrow through art.


Snap a photo as a keepsake for yourself! Share on social media using #CelebrateLincoln.


  • 6:30 pm – The Celebration kicks off with a pre-show set of R&B from the Lincoln Theatre Celebration Band streamed live from the Lincoln Theatre. The band features local artists Tylur Starks, Jordan Sandidge, Jermaine Smith, and Eric Rollin.
  • 7 pm – The main event will be an hour-long video showcase of the creative work being done at the Lincoln Theatre through its many signature programs designed to enrich local artists of all backgrounds and generations and the communities they serve.
    • Segment 1 – Arts & Humanity: Local creatives and Lincoln artists of various genres perform in and around central Ohio neighborhoods, businesses, art organizations, libraries, and universities.
    • Segment 2 – Young Artists: Performances from PATTERNZ Summer Camp participants, Lincoln resident arts group Thiossane West African Dance Institute, and many others are woven into “All Things Lincoln,” a video compilation of the creativity and excitement happening at the Lincoln Theatre.
    • Segment 3 – Creative Collectives: Local and Lincoln artists collaborate to present original works that address, respond, and share the joy and pain of our community and world.
  • 8 pm – The Celebration wraps up with a soul, go-go, funk-inspired afterparty set from local favorites, The Deal Breakers, streamed live from the stage of the Lincoln Theatre.




Cardinal Health
Crabbe, Brown & James
Robin & Peter Hersha
L Brands Foundation
Marlon Moore Consulting, LLC

Meuse Family Foundation
PNC Bank
Susan Tomasky & Ron Ungvarsky
United Way of Central Ohio
The Robert Weiler Company


Central Ohio Transit Authority


Mary & Andy Auch
Nick & Habiba Bankston
Dr. Thomas & Mrs. Penny Boes
Barbara & David Brandt
Treasurer Cheryl Brooks Sullivan
Lisa & Tom Courtice
Tonjia Coverdale
Senator Hearcel F. Craig
Donald Dennis
Elfi Di Bella
Charissa Durst
Jeff & Lisa Edwards
Alex Fischer & Lori Barreras
Shellee Fisher
Jim Gregory

Mark Hatcher
Robin & Peter Hersha
Stephanie Hightower
Janet E. Jackson
Larry & Donna James
Mike & Linda Kaufmann
Barbara B. Lach
David & Mo Meuse
Marlon Moore, PhD
Gene Smith
The Ulman Family
Anthony Underdown
Susan Tomasky & Ron Ungvarsky
The Bob Weiler Family
Sue & Mike Zazon