Ad Astra Music Festival

Est. 2014 in Russell, Kansas

2018 festival overview

The 2018 season featured 10 unique performances spanning three weekends in July.


Our four main stage performances are large-scale events featuring many world-class performers, suitable for large audiences. Tickets to each event are $10.

July 13 // Brahms Requiem
July 14 // Jazz at the Barn
July 22 // Semiconsciousness
July 28 // Bach's Matthew Passion


These three events in the Deines Cultural Center place audiences intimately close to smaller casts of performers. Limited seating available. Tickets to each event are $10.

July 15 // Here Be Sirens
July 20 // The Elements
July 21 // Cannonballs Fly


This series of three Sunday evening performances brings the historical music of the Church home to Russell and brings members of all denominations together in worship. Free admission.

July 15 // Charles Wesley & Charles Ives
July 22 // Bach Cantata 70
July 29 // Compline by Candlelight