Sept. 14: LIVE @ the WAYNE with After Jack

Sept. 14: LIVE @ the WAYNE with After Jack

LIVE @ the WAYNE returns to the Wayne Theatre on September 14 at 7:30 p.m. The show features After Jack who joins house band The Boogie Kings and host Tracy Straight.

Tickets are $15.

After Jack is a musical celebration of togetherness. Named 2014 Americana Vocal Group of the Year by the Appalachian Cultural Music Association, the trio couples a modern sensibility with distinctly old-time energy to blend bluegrass, gospel and folk elements. Combine your most beloved musical memories with a foot-stomping string band and top it off with harmonies that spring straight from the soul of the mountains, and you’ve got After Jack.



More on After Jack

Emily, Mary and Rachel met in 2010 when they were all working as performers in the same professional theatre company. They quickly realized their shared love of the diverse musical styles of Appalachia, and began to collaborate on musical projects. Each brings a unique musical sensibility to their work. The result is a blend of styles, a merger of old and new, and a one-of-a-kind sound they like to call “Hot Folk.”

After Jack was formed in 2011, and since then, the group has toured extensively throughout much of the US. The Virginia-based trio has performed at some of the biggest roots music festivals in the East, including Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, Floyd Fest, Red Wing Roots, and Rooster Walk, and played in the Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Contest in 2014.

After Jack’s first full-length album, released in 2014 on Travianna Records, was produced by Aaron Ramsey of Mountain Heart. The album’s title, “Echo,” is a notion that describes the band’s songwriting – a collection of stories to be shared and experiences that can only be lived. It’s also an invitation, to all who encounter it, to share those moments.


After Jack Awards and Accolades:

  • Virginia Commission For The Arts Performing Artist Tour Directory, 2018-19
  • Sunburst Award, Young Audiences of Virginia, 2016
  • 2nd Place Band, Watermelon Park Bluegrass Fest., 2016
  • 3rd Place Band, Watermelon Park Bluegrass Fest., 2015
  • Best Local Roots Band, Red Wing Roots Fest., 2014
  • Americana Vocal Group of the Year, Appalachian Cultural Music Association (ACMA) 2014
  • Uprising Star, ACMA, 2014
  • Winners, Rapunzel’s Songwriter’s Contest, 2011
  • First Prize, Hayloft Gang National Video Contest, 2011



Upcoming Events

Nov. 8-18: Sweeney Todd The Musical

The Wayne Theatre presents Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street on November 8-11 and 15-18, 2018. Showtimes are 7 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, with 3 p.m. Sunday matinees.

Nov. 20: Aaron Diehl

The Wayne Theatre presents Aaron Diehl on Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $17.

Nov. 30: Christmas Cocktail Party

The Wayne Theatre presents a Christmas Cocktail Party on Friday, Nov. 30, from 7-9 p.m.

Dec. 1: Christmas Home Tour 2018

The Wayne Theatre presents Christmas Home Tour 2018 on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Dec. 15: Wilson Fairchild

The Wayne Theatre presents Staunton’s own Wilson Fairchild on Saturday, Dec. 15, at 8 p.m.

Christmas 2018

There is something for everyone this holiday season with live performances from local dance companies, your favorite Christmas movies and a Christmas show by Wilson Fairchild.


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