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The Verve Pipe set to rock the historic Astra Theatre on Saturday, October 19.

The rock/alternative band The Verve Pipe will be coming to the historic Astra Theatre in Jasper on Saturday, October 19. This will undoubtedly be an electrifying event because The Verve Pipe is known for their energetic live performances. We can be thankful that two rival bands from western Michigan decided to join forces, as they have graced the air waves with innovative arrangements and soul-searching lyrics for nearly 25 years since their blending. 

Doors for this performance will open at 6:30 p.m. with the opening act, Justin LaGrange, scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at www.TheNextAct.org.  Reserved seating tickets on the main floor and balcony are $29.95 with a $44.95 VIP option. The VIP ticket includes preferred parking in the Matrix parking lot, a $5 concession voucher, and a 30 minute pre-show meet-and-greet with the artist.

In 1996, The Verve Pipe released their album Villains, which featured the #1 single “The Freshmen.” This was one of the most successful multi-format tracks of 1997, and the lyrics “we were merely freshmen” is more than likely enough to get this song going through your mind still today. This album also featured the hit song “Photograph.” Ensuing albums were The Verve Pipe, featuring top 15 hit “Hero”, and Underneath, with singles “Happiness Is,” “Never Let You Down,” and “Colorful.”  

Many locals may also be excited to know that Channing Lee, of the duo Channing and Quinn, has joined up with The Verve Pipe. Channing and Quinn have performed numerous times in our area, and are always a crowd favorite.  

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.

Back to the Future to play at the historic Astra Theatre on Saturday, September 14

Marty McFly and Doc Brown will be bringing their time traveling DeLorean to Jasper and the newly remodeled Astra Theatre. The original 1985 film, starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd will grace the silver screen once again.  Tickets are on sale now at www.TheNextAct.org.  General admission tickets on the main floor and balcony are… Continue Reading

2nd Half of 2019 Astra Season

Next Act, Inc, the non-profit organization that owns and operates the historic Astra Theatre in Jasper, Indiana, releases the second half of their 2019 season.  This is the second season of entertainment to take place on the Jim and Pat Thyen Performance Stage in the theatre since major renovations took place in 2017.   Tickets are… Continue Reading

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… 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

Details for the Second Annual ‘GIVE WHERE YOU LIVE!’ Day Announced

The second annual ‘GIVE WHERE YOU LIVE!’ day of giving campaign aimed at supporting arts’ and literacy initiatives will be held on Friday, October 26, 2018, with activities planned for the entire day.  This year’s campaign will specifically benefit programming at the Jasper Public Library, stage equipment at the Jasper Arts Center, and ongoing facility… Continue Reading

Bob & Tom Veteran and “The Pat McAfee Show” Host Todd McComas to Headline Night of Comedy at the Astra

Todd McComas will headline a night of comedy at the Astra on Saturday, November 10, 2018.  Doors for the performance will open at 6:30 p.m. with the show beginning at 7:30 p.m.   Tickets are $14.95 and can be purchased in advance at www.astratheatre.eventbrite.com or by phoning 812-566-1935.  Questions or requests for ticketing assistance can also be… Continue Reading

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