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In what could be one of the final events at the historic Astra Theatre before it shuts down for a major infrastructure and external face lift, nationally-touring artists The Way Down Wanderers will bring their unique harmony-laced brand of Americana, follk, and bluegrass to the Jim and Pat Thyen Performance Stage on Saturday, March 18, 2017. The box office will open at 5:30 p.m., doors at 6 p.m., Brother, Son will perform at 7 p.m., and The Way Down Wanderers will take the stage at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $12.95 for general admission seats and $25.95 for VIP. The VIP ticket package includes a pre-show meet and greet with The Way Down Wanderers at Brew (free finger foods, cash bar), reserved VIP parking at the Matrix Integration lot, reserved VIP seating closest to the stage, and a free drink voucher good for Pepsi products or beer at the Astra.
Tickets are on sale now at www.itickets.com/events/374804.html.
The March 18 Astra performance will be the third Dubois County appearance in as many years by the band. They performed on the Ferdinand Folk Festival’s Main Stage in 2015 and returned in March of 2016 to play in front of a sold out crowd for the Folk Festival’s annual “Halfway to the Folk Fest” event.
All net proceeds from the performance will benefit Next Act’s continued effort to raise necessary funds to begin and complete interior renovations to the facility that include, but aren’t limited to: opening the balcony, restroom expansion and installation on the second floor, installing an accessible restroom on the first floor, renovation and installation of the Bob Luegers Coat Garage, renovation and installation of the Circle A Concessions Area, as well as installation of the Kimball Electronics Sound & Light Booth.
Equal parts fast-paced and soulful, a five-piece alternative folk band, The Way Down Wanderers (Chicago, IL) not only draw listeners in with their energy and originality, but also captivate fans with their unique and touching story. Banjo player Ben Montalbano and fiddle/mandolin player Collin Krause are half brothers who met each other for the first time six years ago. The two were shocked to find that not only were they both pursuing careers in music, but that they were each drawn to the same genres. In addition to their unexpected brotherly collaboration, the other band member’s dramatically diverse backgrounds in bluegrass, jazz, classical, and rap music blend together to form unique harmony vocals, soaring instrumentals, lively dynamics, and standout melodies. For additional information about the band, visit www.thewaydownwanderers.com.
In 2014, they were named “Chicago’s Best Emerging Artist” by Deli magazine and have since racked up multiple songwriting and performance honors and acclaim. Their March 18th performance at the Astra will be on the heels of a run of dates which will see the band opening for International Bluegrass Music Association award-winners The Infamous Stringdusters.
CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE ADVANCE SEATS TO THE MARCH 3 WILL READ AND SING FOR FOOD EVENT AT THE HISTORIC ASTRA THEATRE. Will Read and Sing For Food will hold its 106th public benefit show on Friday, March 3, 7 p.m., at the historic Astra Theater on Jasper’s town square. Doors open at 6 p.m. The… Continue Reading
CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS FOR DIRTY DANCING, Feb. 11, 7 p.m. eastern The public opinion results regarding which classic movie should be shown at the historic Astra Theatre on Saturday, February 11 are in. Given the choices of Dirty Dancing, When Harry Met Sally, and Ghost, the majority has chosen the Patrick Swayze and Jennifer… Continue Reading
The historic Astra Theatre will open its doors on Saturday, February 11, at 6 p.m. for a 7 p.m. screening of…a movie that YOU can help choose. Choices include Dirty Dancing, When Harry Met Sally, and Ghost. Vote for your favorite here http://bit.ly/2ki3Xmr by Sunday, January 29. “We have received a lot of great feedback since… Continue Reading
Bloomington-based jazz trio Opal Fly and KAPOW! will perform on the Jim and Pat Thyen Performance Stage at the historic Astra Theatre on Saturday, January 21, 2017. Doors for the performance will open at 6 p.m. with regional musician and host of WNIN’s “The Song Show” set to perform a brief acoustic set at 7… Continue Reading
The holiday classic Christmas Vacation will be screened at the historic Astra Theatre on Saturday, December 10. Doors are at 5:45 p.m. with the show beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $6 and available in advance by clicking here. The evening is being presented by Jasper’s Tri Kappa. Concessions will be available, as well as… Continue Reading
As an endcap to Jasper’s O’Tannenbaum Days, we’ll be holding a pork chop dinner fundraiser on Sunday, December 4. Each to-go meal will include a 10 ounce bacon wrapped pork chop, a baked potato, creamy cole slaw, and Amish bread, and will be available for pickup at the Matrix Integration parking lot between the hours… Continue Reading
A special screening of the iconic film Hoosiers will be held at the historic Astra Theatre on Saturday, November 19, at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 5:45 p.m., tickets are $6 per, and can be purchased in advance by clicking here. The evening is being presented by All Star Sports in Ferdinand. 2016 marks… Continue Reading
Next Act, Inc., will bring the 1960 horror-thriller movie Psycho back to the silver screen on Friday, October 21, and the cult-classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show on Saturday, October 29, at the historic Astra Theatre. The screening of Psycho is in partnership with and presented by the Jasper Downtown Merchant’s Association in conjunction with their seventh annual “Evening of Appetizers”. … Continue Reading
In honor of the recent 36th anniversary of the film’s release and in an ongoing effort to raise much needed funds, Next Act will host a one-time showing of the iconic and hilarious golf classic Caddyshack at the historic Astra Theatre on Thursday, August 25. Doors will open at 6 p.m., with the movie beginning at 7… Continue Reading
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