Amphitheater announces ‘Amp Unplugged’ series

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The Lincoln Amphitheatre will kick off the first of its Amp Unplugged series this season with a solo acoustic performance from Chris Shaffer of The Why Store on Sunday, June 28, at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. CT. The second installment of the series will feature singer-songwriter Adam Hood on Sunday, July 12, at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. CT. Tickets for each event are $9.95 and are on sale now at All seating is general admission with social-distancing guidelines in place.

The Amp Unplugged series is presented by Kyana Woodstock with additional performances announced as the summer progresses.

“By design, the Amp Unplugged series are smaller, acoustic-oriented performances that will have a limited number of seats/tickets spread out across our 1,500 capacity seating area in a social distancing-appropriate manner,” said Marc Steczyk, Lincoln Amphitheatre’s director. “Our intent is to continue to serve the region with much needed art and culture opportunities this summer by using to our advantage the unique qualities of being an outdoor, fully-covered space with a large seating area in combination with [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] recommendations regarding disinfectant usage, allowable gathering sizes, and the use of PPE in appropriate places and by appropriate personnel to provide a safe space for our staff, volunteers, artists, and our patrons.”

A veteran of the 1990s regional and national music scene, Chris Shaffer is best known as the frontman for The Why Store, which was formed in Muncie in the 1980s. Shaffer, known for his intense and emotional songwriting, enjoyed regional and national exposure with The Why Store, which released two albums on the MCA-subsidiary Way Cool Records — leading to fame and name recognition, as well as an instantly recognizable catalog of songs, that he enjoys to this day. For additional information about Shaffer, visit

For more than a decade, Alabama native Adam Hood has left his mark on stage and in the writing room, carving out a southern sound that mixes soul, country, and American roots music into the same package. An in-demand songwriter, his songs have been recorded and released by such powerhouse artists as Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, and Lee Ann Womack, as well as up and coming artists like Brent Cobb. For additional information about Hood, visit

Amp Unplugged performances will abide by all rules and recommendations from the CDC, as well as the guidelines of Indiana’s “Back on Track” plan for reopening the state. For additional information about the governor’s plan, visit On-site hand sanitizer will be provided courtesy of a partnership with Battle Monkey, a product of Monkey Hollow Winery & Distillery.

Concessions, including beer and wine, will be available at all Amp Unplugged performances.

The Lincoln Amphitheatre recently announced a shift in its scheduled 2020 full capacity shows to 2021 due to COVID-19. Full details, including rescheduled dates for those shows, as well as information for the 2020 Amp Unplugged Series, are available on the venue’s website

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