28-31 March Entertainment Report: Live arts, music, performances in and around Manchester


As always, this week’s roundup of live entertainment in and around Manchester is brought to you by A. Robert Dionne of Ted Herbert Music School & Rentals. Email your entertaining events to [email protected] for consideration. Be sure to add your events to the InkLink community calendar for possible inclusion in the live radio report on WMNH 95.3 (The Breakfast Show with Peter White – “World of Entertainment” LIVE every Thursday at 8 am)



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Henry Laliberte will play at Homestead on March 28th.

Henry Laliberte / Homestead (Merrimack) / 5:30 p.m
Peter Pappas / Fratello’s (Manchester) / 17.30
Colin Hart / Lithermans Brewing Company / 5.30pm
Sam Hammerman / Tortilla Flat (Merrimack) / 6 p.m
John Chouinard / Gauchos (Manchester) / 18:00 – ALSO SATURDAY
Chris Lester / San Francisco Kitchen (Nashua) / 6:30 p.m
Dave Clark / Telly’s (Epping) / 7pm
Outliers Trio / Stumble Inn (Londonderry) / 7pm
Freddie Catalfo / Cave Sports Bar (Pembroke) / 7pm


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You’ll want to hear Maniac Loves You when they take over Peddler’s Daughter on March 29.

Hally Neal / Murphy’s (Bedford) / 6 p.m
Jeff Mrozek / Coach Stop (Londonderry) / 6 p.m
Johnny Angel / Fratello’s (Manchester) / 6pm
Tyler Levs / The Foundry (Manchester) / 6 p.m
April Cushman / Backyard Brewery (Manchester) / 6 p.m
Brewed & Acoustic Open Mic with Alli Beaudry / Great North Aleworks (Manchester) / 6-8pm
Bad Intent / To Share Brewing Company (Manchester) / 6.30pm
Justin Jordan / Luna Bistro (Salem) / 7 p.m
Banana Gun / Stumble Inn (Londonderry) / 8pm
Lisa Marie / Strange Brew Tavern (Manchester) / 8pm
J-Lo / Telly’s (Epping) / 8pm
Lisa Love Experience / Derryfield (Manchester) / 20:00

Chase Clark Music / Bonfire Country Bar (Manchester) / 9pm
Caylin Costello & Guess Method / Shaskeen Irish Pub (Manchester) / 9 p.m
The Maniac Loves You / Street Vendor’s Daughter (Nashua) / 9:30 p.m


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Small Town Stranded will have you on your feet dancing the night away at The Derryfield on March 30.

Scott King / Farmers Market (Contoocook) / 9am-12pm
Taylor Marie / Winter Farmers Market (Concord) / 9am-12pm
Chris Perkins / The Wild Rover (Manchester) / 5pm
Eddie Sands / Homestead (Merrimack) / 6 p.m
Jeff Mrozek / Fratello’s (Manchester) / 6 p.m
Patrick Synan / Murphy’s (Bedford) / 6pm
Ralph Allen / Coach Stop (London) / 18:00
Kimayo / The Foundry (Manchester) / 18:00
Justin Cohn / Chen Yang Li (Bow) / 7:00 p.m
Little Blocked Town / Derryfield (Manchester) / 8pm
Slakas / Stumble Inn (Londonderry) / 8pm

Joe MacDonald/Fody’s Tavern (Nashua) / 8:30 p.m
Pinsky Reunion / Shaskeen Irish Pub (Manchester) / 9 p.m
Max Sullivan Group / Strange Brew Tavern (Manchester) / 9pm
Martin and Kelly / Bonfire Country Club (Manchester) / 9pm
Mockingbirds / Street Vendor’s Daughter / 9:30 p.m


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Roc & Ron = Rocco Boulay and Ron Decoste, who will make your Easter morning feel like musical magic at the Stumble Inn.

Rob Dumais / Copper Door (Bedford) / 11am
Steve Aubert / Copper Door (Salem) / 11am
Roc n Ron / Stumble Inn (Londonderry) / 2pm

Always be sure to check a venue’s website or social media for last-minute changes or to see if there are ticket or admission requirements. Thanks to Notso Costley Productions and NH Music Collective for supporting and listing MUSIC LIVE LOCAL.

Click on the DIRECT/x link for the official link to purchase tickets for each event.

SILENT FILM WITH MUSIC / Rex Theater (Manchester) 19:00 – DIRECT/x

Cecil B. DeMille’s THE TEN QUESTS (1923), the original silent film version. Come experience the best of early Hollywood as it was meant to be seen – on the big screen, with live music and an audience. Jeff Rapsis is a musician and composer based in New Hampshire who specializes in creating live music for silent film screenings. Over the past 15 years, he has accompanied more than 1,000 shows in New England, around the country and in Europe. www.rextheatre.org or (603)668-5588


MUSIC IN A CANDLE POT – COLDPLAY TRIBUTE / Rex Theater (Manchester) / 18:30 and 20:30 – DIRECT/x

Candlelight concerts bring the magic of a multi-sensory live musical experience to amazing locations; discover the music of Coldplay at The Rex Theater under the soft glow of candlelight. www.rextheatre.org or (603)668-5588

DUELING PIANOS / Tupelo Music Hall (Derry) / 20:00 – DIRECT/x

Dueling Pianos of New Hampshire brings the fast-paced, demand-driven entertainment of Dueling Pianos to the Granite State. Join us for a non-stop, high-energy show where you choose the set list! No musical style or genre is off limits, and no show is the same. www.tupelomusichall.com or (603)437-5100

KILLER QUEEN / Palace Theater (Manchester) / March 29 & 30 – DIRECT/x

A night full of top hits featuring the music of Queen. Killer Queen celebrates Freddie Mercury who is considered one of the greatest singers in the history of rock music. www.palacetheatre.org or (603)668-5588

TAYLOR’S VERSION / Center for the Arts (Nashua) / 20:30 – DIRECT/x

Calling all Swifties! Welcome to Taylor’s Version, the dance party of your wildest dreams. We host DJ based events playing every era of Taylor, no dancing! Could you ask for anything better? Grab your tickets, grab your friends and come trade bracelets with us! www.nashuacenterforthearts.com or 800-657-8774 – 18+ EVENTS


HOME SWEET HOME: ANNUAL REVUE 2024 ICE / JFK Colliseum (Manchester) / 13:00 and 19:00 – DIRECT/x

Presented by the Southern NH Skate Club. This year’s show will reveal all the fun you can find at home! Skaters of all ages and abilities will explore the rooms of a home while showing off their hard work in this multimedia ice show. Video, lights and costumes will bring our home to life! www.snhsc.com

SOULED OUT SHOW BAND / Rex Theater (Manchester) / 19:30 – DIRECT/x

For over 20 years, The Souled Out Show Band has been entertaining crowds in the Greater New England area, making them one of the hottest acts around. They’ve added visuals to their already dynamic stage show that takes the SOSB experience to a whole new level! www.rextheatre.org or (603)668-5588

CAPTAIN JACK AND THE STRANGERS / Tupelo Music Hall (Derry) / 20:00 – DIRECT/x

Captain Jack & The Strangers, consisting of six individuals hailing from Gloucester, MA with over 30 years of music and performance experience. The band is fronted by 24-year-old piano phenom Jack Favazza, who brings a youthful exuberance to this classic American songbook. This band plays an extensive catalog of music from America’s Piano Man, Billy Joel, spanning his entire musical career from the 70s, 80s and 90s. Playing both popular hits alongside b-side fan favourites, there are sure to be songs to soothe any audience member. www.tupelomusichall.com or (603)437-5100



ROBERT DIONNE PIANO CABARET / Public Library (Bedford) / April 7, 2:30 p.m. – FREE EVENT

Part of the 2023/24 Sunday Concert and Cookie Series in the McAllaster Room. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Bedford Library will be served intermittently. Join Robert Dionne for his popular interactive piano/vocal cabaret; enjoy the music and sing along based on a playlist created by the audience at this all-demand event. Advanced reservations suggested. REGISTER HERE (www.bedfordnlibrary.org)

BIRTHDAY CLUB / Majestic Theater (Manchester) / April 12-14 – DIRECT/x

Five women come together for their birthdays, each with her own story, to drink, celebrate, greet and support each other as they negotiate marriage, work, divorce, childbirth and children while solving the world’s problems. One by one they reveal their personal, work and family issues and when one of them admits to dating the other’s husband, the vodka hits the fan. The question is: Will the Birthday Club survive, or will Rule #5 end it forever? www.majestictheatre.net or (603)669-7469

Be sure to visit WEEKENDER for more popular events out and about town this weekend!

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