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All incentives, plus 2 free tickets to Next Act events for 2017



Opal Fly and KAPOW! to perform at the Astra in January

opal-fly-and-kapowBloomington-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 p.m.
The performance is being presented in full by local donors choosing to remain anonymous.  Tickets for the event are $10 per, with the entire amount of ticketing to benefit the historic Astra Theatre’s renovation fund.  Tickets can be purchased in advance at or directly
Multi-instrumentalist Opal Fly is a Kentucky-born singer/songwriter whose music is firmly rooted in tradition, yet her style transcends established genres. A fresh and original voice, the two time NWAMA “Songwriter of the Year” first honed her talent playing on the streets of New Orleans and has traveled the world developing her unique sound and exploring new musical territory along the way.

Bassist Mark Buschkill and drummer Donn Middleton have played together in a number of groups over the last decade. As a rhythm section, they bring groove-based, power trio sensibilities that serve as perfect counterpoint to Opal’s traditional leanings.

Joining forces in 2013, Opal Fly and KAPOW! released their first album in 2015 and took 2nd place in the “Best Band in Bloomington” category in the 2015 NUVO Readers Poll.

For additional information about Opal Fly and KAPOW!, please visit and for more information about Brick Briscoe, visit


“…one of the most amazing voices in Blues.”
– Michael Johnathan (Host of Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour)


“Ms. Fly is an incredibly fresh yet beautifully timeless creative artist whose soulful vocal stylings and deeply expressive saxophone playing are a joy to hear. She has shaped a repertoire that eloquently expresses her singular musical personality and interprets her material with intensity and grace that is entirely her own.”
– John Sinclair (Poet, DJ, 60’s Radical

Next Act to Screen “Pyscho” and “Rocky Horror Picture Show” in October

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

2016 Grammy Award Winner for Best Bluegrass Album to Perform at the Astra

The 2016 Grammy Award winner in the “Best Bluegrass Album of the Year” category will be making a tour stop at the historic Astra Theatre in Jasper later this fall.  On Saturday, October 15, 2016, The SteelDrivers will headline a concert that will serve as a celebration of sorts, as Next Act, Inc., recently learned that… Continue Reading

Folk Festival Singer-Songwriter Competition at the Astra on Aug 13

We’re really looking forward to hosting the Ferdinand Folk Festival’s singer-songwriter competition on Saturday, August 13.  Thirteen local and regional contestants will take the historic Astra Theatre’s Jim and Pat Thyen Performance Stage, all vying for a chance to perform on the Next Era Energy Main Stage at the seventh annual Ferdinand Folk Festival on… Continue Reading

Next Act Announces Six Astra Theatre Naming Rights Opportunities

Next Act, Inc., the 501c3 working to rehabilitate and renovate the Astra in Jasper, has announced six opportunities for naming rights at the historic theatre.  The announcement comes nearly two months to the day after the group launched its first public fundraising campaign. “We’re excited to finally be at a point where we are able… Continue Reading

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