Bald black man singing at a keyboard

Bobby Floyd
Photo by John Ray

The Lincoln Theatre invites central Ohio to enjoy sultry summer evenings on its newly renovated 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.

Doors open at 5:30pm. Performances begin at 6pm and include:

Wednesday, May 11 - Bobby Floyd Trio

2020 Grammy Award nominee Bobby Floyd performs on his classic Hammond B3 organ with Derek DiCenzo on guitar and bass and Reggie Jackson on drums, creating the perfect mix to provide an unparalleled evening of live jazz.

Wednesday, June 15 - Mark Hampton Quartet

Reemerging at the top of his game, jazz bassist Mark Hampton’s grooves are organically earthy, telling a story and giving jazz a conscience.

Wednesday, July 13 – Robert Mason Trio

Jazz educator and musician Robert Mason performs with his personal trio, featuring a blend of jazz and soulful sounds that mindfully infuse traditional and modern elements of jazz.

Wednesday, August 10 - Midwest Modern Jazz Quartet

One of central Ohio’s newest contemporary music quartets, these four musicians have come together after touring the globe in their individual careers to form one of jazz’s most musically diverse, contemporary organizations.

Wednesday, September 14 - Aaron White Quartet

From The Isley Brothers and Stevie Wonder to Frank Ocean and BJ the Chicago Kid, the Aaron White Quartet performs their own fresh renditions of popular R&B and soul.  

Individual tickets to Wine Down Wednesdays at the Lincoln Theatre (769 E. Long St.) are $27. Five- and four-show subscriptions are also available.

Both individual tickets and subscriptions can be purchased in-person at the CBUSArts Ticket Center (39 E. State St.), online at, or by phone at (614) 469-0939.

In the event of inclement weather, performances will be moved indoors to the Lincoln lobby. 


Support for the Lincoln Theatre’s 2021-22 season is provided in part by the Greater Columbus Arts Council, the City of Columbus, AEP Foundation, Nationwide, The Columbus Foundation’s Fred Sands Family Fund with the assistance of the Ingram-White Castle Foundation, and the Ohio Arts Council to encourage economic growth, educational excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. The Lincoln Theatre Association is also supported in part by an American Rescue Plan Act grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support general operating expenses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

About the Lincoln Theatre

First opened in 1928, the Lincoln Theatre is a landmark in African American and jazz history. After undergoing a $13.5 million renovation funded by a partnership of public and private support, the Lincoln reopened in May 2009 as a multi-use, state-of-the-art performing arts and education center serving the diversity of the central Ohio community. The Lincoln is a bustling hub of activity 365 days a year hosting performances, rehearsals, and classes in the performing arts, as well as a wide variety of community events such as film festivals, meetings, and receptions.