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Welcome to The Ellington

The Ellington's unique venue provides an intimate setting for music and dancing in historic downtown Lynchburg. We feature local and nationally-known musicians performing a wide range of music: from roots and soul, blues and jazz, to straight up rock and roll. There's not a bad seat in the house—though most of our shows will have you on your feet in no time!

While we pride ourselves on being the best intimate venue for live music in the area, we are MUCH MORE. We are a non-profit organization with two distinct missions: to bring people together through music and to identify, cultivate and expose artistic talent within our community.

Our next Mainstage Show: Culture, on Saturday, April 19. Advance tickets are available in our outlets and online at LynchburgTickets.com!  Our next Ellington Friday show: The Cheezy Westerns on April 25. Tickets available at the door.

BREAKING NEWS

• A special thank you to Montague Betts for their continuing support of the Ellington. They are sponsoring the Cheezy Westerns and the last Ellington Friday of the season.

 • Please note, we have streamlined our ticket outlets for the rest of this season. Pick up advance tickets at Lynchburg Music, Outdoor Trails and Blue Marlin Seafood.

• New shows added: We're excited to introduce some new offerings at the Ellington to help expand our audience base. The NextGen series will be in addition to our traditional Main Stage shows. Some of the acts may still have broad appeal to our regular patrons, some may not... so check out show info as our site is updated to find out more. Next Gen shows include: The Hackensaw Boys, Start Making Sense and Culture.
   
• Don't forget to join our 1,000 plus member Facebook Group (The Ellington Fellowship Playhouse) and like our Facebook Page (Ellington Fellowship Playhouse) to keep up with what's going on at the Ellington.
 
• The Ellington placed in two categories in the recent "Best of the Burg" readers' survey! FIRST for "Best Venue for Live Music" and a tie for second for "Best Venue or Club for Dancing". Thanks for showing your support and voting for us!
 
• We are pleased to announce that we have received a General Operating Support grant for 2013-2014 from the Virginia Commission for the Arts. The Commission cited community support, artistic quality and diversity, promotion of local bands, affordable ticket prices and the Music Bridge as some of our strengths. They also consider the Ellington an important asset to the City of Lynchburg!
 
• The Ellington partners with LynchburgTickets.com to provide on-line advance ticketing for our Saturday shows.

Events & More

Hoppie Vaughan & The Ministers of Soul | Sat., April 12, 8:30pm…

Hoppie Vaughan & The Ministers of Soul | Sat., April 12, 8:30pm…

Hoppie Vaughan & The Ministers of Soul | Sat., April 12, 8:30pm

One of our favorite Roanoke bands is back to the Ellington for a Saturday night show! The band plays…

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Culture featuring Kenyatta Hill | Sat., April 19, 8:30pm…

Culture featuring Kenyatta Hill | Sat., April 19, 8:30pm…

Culture featuring Kenyatta Hill | Sat., April 19, 8:30pm

Culture is reggae’s preeminent harmony group. Born in the 70s golden age of reggae, the ever viable…

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The Cheezy Westerns | Fri., April 25, 6pm…

The Cheezy Westerns | Fri., April 25, 6pm…

The Cheezy Westerns | Fri., April 25, 6pm

The Cheezy Westerns
 Appearing Friday, April 25 Honky tonk mixed with outlaw country, seasoned wi…

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