The Cold Stares set for Astra return in January

The duo of Chris Tapp and Brian Mullins joined together in 2010 to, in their own words, “just jam.”

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JASPER — One of the first events brought to the historic Astra Theatre in Jasper by The Next Act was The Cold Stares, and the band, fresh off the release of a new album, is coming back to the Astra on Saturday, Jan. 18.

Doors for this performance will open at 6:30 p.m., with the opening act taking the stage at 7:30 p.m. and the Cold Stares around 8:30 p.m. General admission tickets on the main floor and balcony are $15. VIP tickets that include reserved parking, premium seating, concessions voucher, and artist meet-and-greet, are available for $30 each. Tickets can be purchased at

The duo of Chris Tapp and Brian Mullins joined together in 2010 to, in their own words, “just jam.” Since then, they have recorded multiple albums and gained a great deal of fanfare along the way. A common descriptor of the band is authenticity, as they do not fit into any set genre, and they produce an extraordinary sound for just two people.

The Cold Stares achieve their authentic sound in some part thanks to Chris’ unique guitar rig and Mullin’s giant bass drum. Nashville radio personality Dan Buckley described the band by saying, “The first time I saw them, I thought they had at least two other musicians secretly behind the curtain. There’s just no way that sound comes from the two of them.”

Their new album, “Ways,” is a collection of 13 songs that showcases the band’s authentic sound and ever growing songwriting abilities. The January concert offers a chance to check out this rising band in action and see firsthand where all that sound comes from.

In addition to sharing the evening with The Cold Stares, make plans to attend more of the events from the soon-to-be released 2020 schedule brought to you by Next Act, Inc. Season tickets, individual membership, and business sponsorship opportunities are also now available for the 2020 season. Information may be found at

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