Amphitheater to feature 'American Idol' top 10 finalist

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LINCOLN CITY — The Lincoln Amphitheatre’s third Amp Unplugged event of 2020 will feature Paul McDonald, a top 10 finalist in the 10th season of the hit TV show "American Idol," at 5 p.m. CT on Sunday, July 26. All tickets for Amp Unplugged performances 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. A very limited amount of tickets are still available for the Sunday, June 28, Amp Unplugged summer debut featuring Chris Shaffer of The Why Store, as well as the Sunday, July 12, performance by roots/Americana artist Adam Hood. Tickets and information for all three of these intimate, socially-distanced Amp Unplugged performances can be found at

“The Amp Unplugged series is an intimate, acoustic-oriented group of performances that will have a limited number of seats/tickets spread out across our vast 1,500 capacity seating area to allow for plentiful social distancing opportunities,” said Marc Steczyk, Lincoln Amphitheatre’s director. “We aim to use to our advantage the unique qualities of being an outdoor, fully-covered space with a large seating area in combination with CDC 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.”

McDonald is a creative force that has been touring nonstop since the release of his debut solo album "Modern Hearts." Most recently, McDonald toured in 2019 with the Grammy-nominated trio Hanson.

Amp Unplugged performances will abide by all rules and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as the guidelines of Indiana’s “Back on Track” plan for reopening the state. 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.

Earlier this year, the Lincoln Amphitheatre 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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