Category Archives: News and Events

Country rocker Will Hoge and Band now set to take the stage at the historic Astra Theatre on Saturday, August 15.

Will Hoge and his band will be rocking the Jim and Pat Thyen Performance Stage on Saturday, August 15.

(This is a rescheduled date due to the postponement of the original event, scheduled in May, from the COVID containment response.  All tickets purchased for that show will still be honored for the new date.  Refund requests may be submitted via Eventbrite or by emailing info@thenextact.org)

Hoge performs a mix of country, southern rock, and Americana songs, and the Grammy nominated artist has a very impressive resume that he will putting on display for all those in attendance.  The music will kick off at 7:30 pm EST with Darrin Bradbury warming up the stage. Bradbury has a unique ability to blend satire into his folk songs in an effort that can result in some humorous lyrics.

Tickets are on sale now via Eventbrite here.  Reserved seating tickets on the main floor and balcony are $25 with a $40 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.

Hoge has recorded multiple albums, his latest being My American Dream, and each provides an authentic portrayal of real life. He proves to be a truly empathetic artist as he puts himself in someone else’s shoes when writing. Furthermore, Hoge places great importance on the freedom to stand up for his convictions and put them into his music when the time calls for it. He co-wrote “Even if it Breaks Your Heart” which was recorded by the Eli Young Band. This song reached #1 on the country charts, and it received Grammy, CMA, and Academy of Country Music nominations for best country song of the year. 

Music legends have also realized Hoge’s abilities, as he has toured with the likes of ZZ Top, Shinedown, Dierks Bentley, Jason Isbell, John Mellencamp and many others. In addition, Hoge has played at the Grand Ole Opry multiple times, and in his first performance, country legend Vince Gill played guitar and sang background vocals for a couple of songs.

Astra Theatre Releases 1st Half of 2020 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 2020 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

Mike Armstrong to bring his national comedy act to the historic Astra Theatre on Friday, February 14.

Comedian Mike Armstrong will bring his good, fun, and clean comedy routine to the historic Astra Theatre in Jasper on Friday, February 14 as the second show in the 2020 Next Act, Inc season.  Doors for this performance will open at 6:30 p.m., opening comedian will take the stage at 7:30 p.m., with Armstrong starting… Continue Reading

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation to show at the historic Astra Theatre on Saturday, December 14

A good ol’ fashioned family Christmas will once again be had at the newly remodeled Astra Theatre. So, make plans to join the Griswold family as National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation will take over the big screen on Saturday, December 14.  Tickets are on sale now at www.TheNextAct.org.  General admission tickets on the main floor and… Continue Reading

The Way Down Wanderers set to bring their distinctive sound back to the historic Astra Theatre on Saturday, November 23.

“Somewhere on the spectrum between Old Crow Medicine Show and Mumford and Sons lies the spirited bluegrass-based artistry of The Way Down Wanderers. It is joyful, daring and occasionally sublime.” Associated Press The Way Down Wanderers will be making their second journey to the historic Astra Theatre in Jasper on Saturday, November 23. Doors for… Continue Reading

Rocky Horror Picture Show to play at the historic Astra Theatre on Saturday, October 26

The Rocky Horror Picture Show will once again be screening at the Astra Theatre on Saturday, October 26. Tickets are on sale now at www.TheNextAct.org. General admission tickets on the main floor and balcony are $5.00. The doors will open at 6:30 pm, with the featured film scheduled to begin at 7:00 pm. This cult-classic… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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

© Copyright 2016

The Next Act | P.O. Box 23 | Jasper, IN 47547