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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 show, which offers a unique mix of live music and humor essays, will raise money for our interior renovation fund.
Special guest musician Jason Wilber, who tours and records with American music legend John Prine, will perform in his fourth WRASFF show.
From Carnegie Hall to the London Palladium and throughout an endless stream of well-known venues in North America –Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Wolf Trap in Virginia, Massey Hall in Canada, Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado –Wilber has backed up his good buddy and boss, John Prine, for over 20 years. He is using the WRASFF occasion to promote his solo work. He will sign and sell CDs after the show.
The show will also include Muscle Shoals, Alabama, singer-songwriter Daniel Market, WEVV TV 44’s Gretchin Irons and WRASFF’s Scott Saalman, Ray Major, Kyle Lueken, Marc Steczyk and WNIN 88.3’s Paola Marizan (who cohosts the show with Saalman).
Finalists and winners of WRASFF’s latest writing contest for middle and high school students in southern Indiana will also be part of the show, along with THE TWO BREW GUYS, Josh Premuda and Barry Dunlop (owners of BREW).
And if that’s not enough, the show will also feature members of Actors Community Theater performing snippets of their upcoming play, “Tuesdays With Morrie.”
Admission to the show is a $10 donation to Next Act at the door. The show will include a cash bar and snacks.
*LIMITED TIME TICKET DISCOUNT* Click here to purchase tickets and use the code ASTRA1 at checkout to receive a $2 per general admission or VIP ticket discount. This deal will expire on Monday, February 27. In what could be one of the final events at the historic Astra Theatre before it shuts down for a… 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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