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The Lincoln Theatre, built in 1922, was a cultural center of D.C., predating and influencing Harlem's renaissance. Washington natives Duke Ellington and Pearl Bailey were joined by nationally acclaimed artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Nat King Cole, Cab Calloway, Louis Armstrong and Sarah Vaughn, who performed regularly on the storied staged. President Franklin D. Roosevelt celebrated his birthday parties at the Lincoln Colonnade, a party hall once located at the theatre.
In June 2013, I.M.P. was selected by the District of Columbia to operate the theater in the city's U Street Neighborhood. I.M.P. also operates the 9:30 Club in the District and Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD.
Capacity, Classroom-style: 1000
Capacity, Theatre-style: 1000
October 18, 2019 Starting: 06:30 PM Bianca Del Rio
October 3, 2019 Starting: 06:30 PM Emeli Sandé (Acoustic)
October 29, 2019 Starting: 06:00 PM X Ambassadors
September 10, 2019 Starting: 06:30 PM Antoni in the Kitchen
November 14, 2019 Starting: 06:30 PM Mandolin Orange
September 26, 2019 Starting: 05:30 PM Politics and Prose Presents Ta-Nehisi Coates - The Water Dancer Book Tour