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Rock Lotto set to return to the historic Astra Theatre on Saturday, July 20.

After much fanfare and success of its inaugural performance in 2018, the Rock Lotto is returning to the historic Astra Theatre in Jasper on Saturday, July 20. Doors for this performance will open at 6:30 p.m. with bands scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at www.TheNextAct.org.  General admission tickets are $10.

This is a fundraiser event going on its second year. Local musicians will join in the competition, and the participants will be “drafted” to form new bands for the event. The newly formed bands will then each perform a few songs as they try to impress to the audience that they deserve to take home the jackpot of being named the big winners of the 2019 Rock Lotto .

Every admission ticket purchased comes with 10 votes. As the fledgling bands vie for dominance, audience members will cast their votes. Will you split your votes among a few stand out groups, or will you go all in on one brand new band with obvious rock star status in their future? A winner for the evening will be announced at the conclusion of the event.

In addition to sharing the evening with the bands of Rock Lotto, make plans to attend events from the scheduled 2019 Next Act, Inc. shows including the highly anticipated performance of National Park Radio on  Saturday, August 24. Tickets and information on upcoming shows can be found at www.TheNextAct.org.

The historic Astra Theatre is located in the heart of downtown Jasper, Indiana. Newly renovated with 357 seats, the Astra has main level and balcony seating with a concessions stand offering snacks, local craft and domestic beer, and wine that are available for purchase.

Cris Jacobs, Americana Soul artist, to bring his Color Where You Are Tour to the historic Astra Theatre on Saturday, May 18.

Musician Cris Jacobs will bring “his inspired, poignant songwriting, virtuoso guitar playing, and soulfully transcendent voice” to the historic Astra Theatre in Jasper on Saturday, May 18. Doors for this performance will open at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are on sale now at www.TheNextAct.org.  General admission tickets on the main floor and balcony are $20.… Continue Reading

30th Anniversary Screening of Major League at the historic Astra Theatre on Saturday, April 20

Start this baseball season off right by visiting the historic Astra Theatre to view the classic baseball movie Major League at 7:00pm EST on Saturday, April 20.  Enjoy the 30th anniversary screening of the movie in which the teams’ owner and the players work against one another, rated R.   General admission tickets are on… Continue Reading

Costaki Economopoulos, the biggest name in comedy, to bring his national comedy act to the historic Astra Theatre on Friday, April 12

Comedian Costaki Economopoulos will bring his smart, insightful, socially relevant, and gut-laugh funny comedy routine to the historic Astra Theatre in Jasper on Friday, April 12 as the third act in the 2019 Next Act, Inc season.  Doors for this performance will open at 6:30 p.m., opening comedian Peter Swanz, out of Louisville, will take… Continue Reading

Astra Theatre Releases 1st Half of 2019 Season Schedule

Next Act, Inc, the non-profit organization that owns and operates the historic Astra Theatre in Jasper, Indiana, releases the first half of their 2019 season.  Newly renovated with 357 seats, the Astra has main level and balcony seating with a concessions stand offering snacks, local craft and domestic beer, and wine that are available for… Continue Reading

Iris DeMent, Nationally Renowned Alternative Folk and Country Singer and Songwriter, to Perform at Astra March 22nd

Nationally renowned singer, guitarist, pianist, and songwriter, Iris DeMent, will perform at the historic Astra Theatre in Jasper on Friday, March 22 as part of the 2019 season of Next Act, Inc.  Doors for this performance will open at 6:30 p.m., opening performer Pieta Brown will go on at 7:30 p.m., and DeMent will take… Continue Reading

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