Indiana General Assembly, two resolutions for Lincoln Amphitheatre’s 35th anniversary

The Indiana General Assembly recently presented two resolutions commemorating the Lincoln Amphitheatre’s 35th anniversary year of serving Hoosiers and out-of-state guests with entertainment and educational opportunities.

Located in Lincoln City, the Lincoln Amphitheatre is one of the largest roofed amphitheatres in the nation with a capacity of more than 1,500 guests. The venue first opened in 1987 inside of Lincoln State Park amongst the woods where Abraham Lincoln spent his most formative and foundational years (age 7-21). Today, in addition to an annual summer Lincoln theatrical production, the Lincoln Amphitheatre hosts a diverse variety of musical acts ranging from rock and roll, country, classical and more. The Lincoln Amphitheatre recently announced its 2022 Performance Series and tickets are on sale now at

State Sen. Mark Messmer (R-Jasper) authored Senate Resolution 24 and House Resolution 14 was offered by State Rep. Steve Bartels (R-Eckerty). Both resolutions were presented to Lincoln Amphitheatre Director Marc Steczyk and Indiana Destination Development Corporation Secretary and CEO Elaine Bedel.

“As we prepare to kick off the 2022 performance series in May, we have a tremendous line-up scheduled and are excited to welcome back visitors to the Lincoln Amphitheatre,” Steczyk said. “We are very thankful to the Indiana General Assembly for their support and celebrating this milestone year with us.”


The 2022 Lincoln Amphitheatre performance series marks the seventh summer of a unique partnership and management agreement between the Indiana Destination Development Corporation (IDDC) and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (IDNR). IDDC is part of Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch’s family of business.

“For 35 years, Lincoln Amphitheatre has been an iconic landmark offering Hoosiers in southern Indiana and beyond unique and diverse art and music experiences,” Crouch said. “These resolutions not only commemorate the venue’s legacy and history but also look to the future, where we expect to see even more growth moving forward.”

Tickets for the 2022 performance series are on sale now at


Those pictured in the far-left photo include, from left to right, Lincoln State Park Property Manager Joe Compton, Indiana Destination Development Corporation Secretary and CEO Elaine Bedel, Lincoln Amphitheatre Director Marc Steczyk, State Sen. Mark Messmer, State Rep. Steve Bartels, Spencer County Commissioner Heather Gries and Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch.

ampAbout the Lincoln Amphitheatre

As one of the largest fully-covered amphitheaters in the United States, Lincoln Amphitheatre is a majestic 1,500-seat venue located within Lincoln State Park in Lincoln City, Indiana—the boyhood home of Abraham Lincoln. The venue is under the management of the Indiana Destination Development Corporation.  For additional information, call 812-937-2329 or email

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