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Astra’s Marquee Lighting Date Set for April 11 (click on video)

Jasper (NNDC) – The historic Astra’s recently renovated and refurbished iconic sign and marquee is

set to be relit for the first official time on Wednesday, April 11, at 7:30 p.m.  and the public is

invited.   The marquee lighting  event will, effectively, also serve as a ribbon-cutting of sorts for the

soon-to-be 83-year-old facility as it heads into its first official event since being renovated—a sold

out Will Kimbrough and Patrick Sweany performance on Saturday, April 14.  News Now got a sneak

peek of how things were coming along and talked to Mark about the renovation.


“This has been a labor of love for our organization, but, without the tremendous and ongoing

support of this community, this building would not be in the shape it is today,” said Marc Steczyk,

president of Next Act, the 501c3 that owns the iconic venue.  “The refurbished marquee is a strong

symbol of what our community can do when working together and we hope that there are many out

there that would like to come down and see it re-lit for the first official time.”


In addition to its sold out grand re-opening performance on April 14, the Astra is scheduled to host

East Nashville’s Smooth Hound Smith on Saturday, May 12. Tickets are still available for that

performance and can be purchased at

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