A concert endorsed by the National Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission will take Lincoln Amphitheatre’s stage on Sunday.  In Kentucky we are proud of our native son and we support efforts to lift up President Lincoln.

Singer Chris Vallillo and Grammy-nominated percussionist Rocky Maffit will perform “Abraham Lincoln in Song,” the telling of Abraham Lincoln’s life through music on Sunday, June 12 at 6 p.m. CDT.

In “Abraham Lincoln in Song,” Vallillo combines Lincoln’s own words and stories with contemporary folk music and period folk songs.

Vallillo will perform songs during Lincoln’s time and tell the history -- from his birth 200 years ago on the Big South Fork of Nolan’s Creek in Kentucky through his death in 1865.

In 2008, A CD of Vallillo’s performance of “Abraham Lincoln in Song” was produced and reached number ten on the Billboard Charts for top Bluegrass Album. 

Pre-show activities will begin at 5 p.m. CDT with the Evansville Square Dancers Association. “Abraham in Song” will begin at 6 p.m. CDT.

Admission is a $5 suggested donation. A $5 in-state and a $7 out-of-state per car gate fee apply to enter Lincoln State Park.

Lincoln Amphitheatre’s 2011 season includes “Classic Family Films Series,” “Concert Series in a State Park,” and two summer productions--The Wizard of Oz” and “Our American Cousin.”  “The Wizard of Oz” will take the stage July 21 – August 7, Thursday to Saturday evenings with a Sunday matinee. “Our American Cousin” will run August 19 – August 27, Friday and Saturday evenings with a Sunday matinee.  The 2011 “Lincoln’s Legacy Lives” fundraising campaign is underway to support the expansion of family-friendly and affordable events at Lincoln Amphitheatre.

Tickets for all 2011 events at Lincoln Amphitheatre are currently on sale to the public.

For more information about Lincoln Amphitheatre’s 2011 season and to purchase tickets for upcoming events, visit the Lincoln Amphitheatre  or call 800-264-4ABE.

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