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Rodney Crowell will perform at the historic Astra Theatre on Saturday, November 3, 2018. Doors for this intimate acoustic trio performance will open at 6:30 p.m., a yet-to-be-determined opener will perform at 7:30 p.m., and Crowell and his two accompaniments will take to the Jim and Pat Thyen Performance Stage at 8:30 p.m.
Crowell is a two-time Grammy winner, a multi-Americana Music Award winner (including “Lifetime Achievement Award in Songwriting”), an Academy of Country Music Awards winner, an ASCAP Country Music Awards “Founder’s Award” recipient, and a multi-Country Music Association Awards nominee. He has had five number one country singles to his credit and has had his songs covered by the likes of Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Rosanne Cash, Emmylou Harris, Jerry Reed, and Bob Seger.
Ticket for this reserved seat performance are on sale now at by CLICKING HERE and are $49.95 for VIP (preferred parking and seating and early venue access with refreshments and a free drink voucher), $29.95 for the main floor, and $29.95 for the Best Home Furnishings Balcony (the Best Home Furnishings Balcony is home to the Bell Tower Bar, a private balcony service-only bar, and has more immediate access to the Astra’s restroom facilities).
Season ticket holders and business members will be contacted about their assigned seat information.
About Rodney Crowell
Rodney Crowell has been doing this for awhile. In fact, his career has been so long and varied that one might be better off specifying exactly which “this” is being referred to. There’s the record making, which dates back to 1978, his commercial peak a decade later with Diamonds & Dirt (which yielded all five of his number-one country hits), and a grown songwriting sophistication and power in more recent years. There’s the fiercely lyrical and personal songwriting, which has attracted the attention of everyone from Seger to Keith Urban. Then there’s the autobiographical writing, which extends beyond the music world to a memoir, Chinaberry Sidewalks.
The area’s first “Rock Lotto” will hit the Jim and Pat Thyen Performance Stage at the Astra on July 21, 2018, at 7 p.m. The unique event will take 12 local musicians, divide them into three bands, and have the newly-formed “bands” perform five songs each. Audience members will receive a voucher worth ten points to vote… Continue Reading
American musician Pokey LaFarge will perform a solo acoustic set at the historic Astra Theatre on Saturday, October 6, 2018. Doors for this intimate performance will open at 6:30 p.m., a yet-to-be determined opener will perform at 7:30 p.m., and LaFarge will take to the Jim and Pat Thyen Performance Stage at 8:30 p.m. LaFarge is… Continue Reading
The 1939 classic Wizard of Oz will be screened at the historic Astra Theatre on Saturday, June 2, 2018, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased in advance online by CLICKING HERE or at the door the night of the show. The Greater Jasper Downtown Business Association (the Downtown Merchants) is sponsoring the presentation. Widely… Continue Reading
The historic Astra’s recently renovated and refurbished iconic sign and marquee is set to be relit for the first official time on Wednesday, April 11, at 7:30 p.m. The marquee lighting event will, effectively, also serve as a ribbon-cutting of sorts for the soon-to-be 83-year-old facility as it heads into its first official event since being… Continue Reading
Smooth Hound Smith, a self-described foot stomping Americana roots duo, will perform at the historic Astra Theatre on Saturday, May 12, 2018. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., with a yet-to-be-determined opening act beginning at 7:30 p.m. PURCHASE TICKETS HERE. The East Nashville duo utilizes a combination of foot percussion, fuzzed out finger-picked guitar patterns, and… Continue Reading
With a $1.6 million renovation headed toward completion, Nashville recording artists Will Kimbrough and Patrick Sweany are set to re-open the historic Astra Theatre on Saturday, April 14, 2018. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., with the performance beginning at 7:30 p.m. We strongly encourage you to get tickets in advance, as we would anticipate… Continue Reading
Next Act, Inc., the 501c3 renovating the historic Astra Theatre in downtown Jasper, has launched its 2018 membership campaign. Launched while the building is currently undergoing a complete and total renovation and remodel lead by general contractor Seufert Construction, proceeds from the campaign will be used to pay for final design elements in the theater… Continue Reading
Next Act, Inc., has added two new members to its board of directors: Ben Nowotarski and Rafaela Schaick. Steffi Schmücker has also joined the board in a consultant’s capacity. “Our original board of directors is now almost four years in on our journey and, as is the case with most not-for-profit by-laws, we saw the… Continue Reading
First formed in October 2014, the Next Act has operated with six volunteer board members while having nine available seats—and we’re looking to expand. Details below. “We have long been working toward a fully-renovated Astra Theatre,” said Leslie Hamby, Next Act’s chairperson. “Now that we are starting to see where that road ends, we felt… Continue Reading
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