Please check the Astra website and Facebook pages for announcements regarding artists at the 2018 Astra Arts Festival, July 6-8, 2018, in Independence, Kansas.


Theatre--2016 Astra Arts Festival in Review


Diva Dish! by Luke Yankee

Luke has performed DIVA DISH! around the country and on the high seas for the past two years to highly enthusiastic audiences. In this loving tribute, he shares first hand, never-before- heard show business anecdotes, rare stills and video footage on "divas" ranging from Marilyn Monroe, Marlene Dietrich, Paul Newman, Martha Stewart, Lyndon Johnson, Ellen Degeneres and over fifty others! Rex Reed calls it "touching, hilarious and completely enthralling!" It's like a party with biggest names from Broadway to Hollywood - and you're invited to hear the dish...the DIVA DISH! To see a four minute video demo and to read some of Luke's other fabulous reviews, check his website -


Performance Date: Saturday, July 2nd; William Inge Theatre; Independence Community College

Magic by Pete

Whether as a comedian or emcee, Pete takes pride in what he presents.

He is a long time member of International Brotherhood of Magicians, Society of American Magicians, and the coveted Academy of Magical Arts.

Tickets: FREE

Luncheon Music & More: Thursday-Friday, 212 N. Penn, 11:00 p.m.-2:00p.m.