20-23 January: live music, shows and entertainment in and around Manchester


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 entertainment events to [email protected] for review. Be sure to add your events to the InkLink Community Calendar for possible inclusion in the live radio report on WMNH 95.3 (The Morning Show with Peter White – “World of Entertainment” LIVE every Thursday at 8 a.m.).

Old Tom and the Lookouts at the Currier Museum on January 20.


  • Old Tom and the Lookouts / Currier (Manchester) / 5pm
  • Austin McCarthy / Fratello’s (Manchester) / 5:30 p.m.
  • Jennifer Mitchell / Village Trestle (Goffstown) / 6 p.m.
  • Jessica Olson / KC’s (Manchester) / 6 p.m.
  • Becca Myari / Strange Brew Tavern (Manchester) / 8 p.m.

Maddi Ryan will play at Backyard Brewery on January 21.


  • Maddi Ryan / Backyard Brewery (Manchester) / 6pm
  • Ralph Allen / Bus Stop (Londonderry) / 6pm
  • Charlie Chronopolous / Pat’s Peak (Henniker) / 6 p.m.
  • Kevin Horan / To Share Brewing Company (Manchester) / 6:30 p.m.
  • Marlena Phillips / Fody’s (Nashua) / 7 p.m.
  • The Blues Express / Zone 23 (Concord) / 8pm
  • Joe McDonald / Fody’s (Derry) / 8 p.m.
  • Austin Worthington / Angel City Music Hall (Manchester) / 9 p.m.

Kimayo performs at The Foundry on January 22.


  • Kevin Horan / Great North Aleworks (Manchester) / 3pm
  • Acoustic Tandem / Stumble Inn (Londonderry) / 3 p.m.
  • Kimayo / The Foundry (Manchester) / 6pm
  • Marc Apostolides / Homestead (Merrimack) / 6 p.m.
  • Brian Walker / Elm Street House of Pizza (Manchester) / 7 p.m.
  • Bat Magoon Band / Pasta Loft (Milford) / 8pm
  • Last child chosen / Derryfield (Manchester) / 8 p.m.
  • Zach Newbould / Murphy’s Taproom (Manchester) / 9:30 p.m.


  • John Chouinard / Currier (Manchester) / 10am-2pm
  • Nate Comp / Copper Door (Salem) / 11am
  • Wood & Whiskey / Sawbelly (Exeter) / 11am
  • Vinyl Legion / Lynn’s (Hudson) / 5 p.m.
  • Open Mic Blues Jam / Strange Brew Tavern (Manchester) / 7pm

Always be sure to check a venue’s website or Facebook page for last minute changes or covid requirements.

The Palace Theater

80 Hannover Street ~ www.palacetheatre.org (603)668-5588

AN EVENING WITH THE RASCALS OF FELIX CAVALIERE / January 21 at 7:30 p.m. (mainstage)

For legendary singer-songwriter FELIX CAVALIERE, making people feel good is at the heart of his illustrious 50-year career that includes the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Songwriter Hall of Fame, Vocal Group Hall of Fame and the Grammy Hall of Fame. Few artists can claim to have defined a generation; FELIX CAVALIERE continues to remind us to stay tuned to the beauty of the world. The classically trained pianist, born in Pelham, New York, idolized Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye and Sam Cook. FELIX CAVALIERE embraced the Hammond organ and pioneered a fresh, rock and roll sound. Leaving Syracuse University to form the Escorts, he became a backup musician for Joe Dee and the Starliters and later Sandy Scott, who knew his legendary next step would be the start of an illustrious Hall of Fame career. .

WHO’S BAD – THE ULTIMATE MICHAEL JACKSON EXPERIENCE / January 22 at 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. (mainstage)

Who’s Bad’s powerful tribute to Michael Jackson has ignited crowds on every continent and can only be described as a jaw-dropping musical staple.

The Majestic Theater

880 Page Street ~ www.majestictheatre.net (603)669-7469

COMEDY WEEKEND / January 21-23 (Manchester)

A couple in their late 40s and a couple in their 20s accidentally rented the same cottage for a weekend by mistake. They decide to share it and we watch the comic clash between the generations. His homemade humor strikes chords regardless of age and the laughter he elicits is as warm and spontaneous as the play’s dialogue and situations.

Featured on “Through the Stage Door” on WMNH 95.3 Sunday 1/16 at noon.


The WIZARD OF OZ Young Artist Edition is an adaptation specially designed for young artists. Join Dorothy as she travels the rainbow to discover the magical power of the house. The classic musical, suitable for young performers, features all your favorite characters and songs that have entertained audiences for generations. Follow the yellow brick road with The Majestic Academy and relive the magic!

The Rex Theater

23 Amherst Street ~ www.rextheatre.org (603)668-5588

FNC at the Rex: KAREN MORGAN / January 21st at 7:30 p.m.

Karen Morgan was born and raised in Athens, Georgia, but now lives in Maine. A former lawyer, she began her professional acting career as a finalist on Nickelodeon Television’s “Search for the Funniest Mom in America.” Since then, she has performed in comedy clubs and theaters from New York to Hollywood. Karen has 2 comedy specials on Dry Bar Comedy and her “Mean Candy” CD can be heard on Sirius XM Radio. His television appearances include national comedy shows and commercials for companies like Wal-Mart and Zyrtec. Karen’s own shows at performing arts centers across the country have made her a favorite among theater audiences. Still licensed to practice law in Maine and Georgia, Karen lives in Cumberland, Maine, and Waffle House is dearly missed.


MUSIC: THE DAVE MATTHEWS TRIBUTE BAND / Tupelo Music Hall (Derry) / January 21st

Their name says it all: The Dave Matthews Tribute Band. Many go to their gigs with reservations, high expectations, and the burning question, “Do these guys sound like the real Dave Matthews Band?” Almost always the answer is “Yes!”

As Rick Grant of Entertaining U in Jacksonville, Florida wrote, “The Dave Matthews Tribute Band have proven to exceed their reputation as a quality improv band that uses Dave Matthews material as improvisational themes. Clearly, this sets them apart from other so-called tribute bands.The band is exceptionally tight and produces a solid groove on which the players improvise with hot chops. www.tupelomusichall/com

SCIENCE STORYTIME / SEE Science Center (Manchester) / Tuesdays at 10.30am

Story time Science Tuesdays at 10:30 am for 2 to 5 year olds and their carers.

Pre-registration is required and the number of places is limited to 10 family units. The program will

cover STEM topics through storytelling, movement, experiences and more. Admission Information: (603) 669-0400 or www.see-sciencecenter.org

COMEDY: COMEDY OUT OF THE BOX / Hatbox Theater (Concord) / January 21st at 7:30 p.m.

Tiny Hands Productions presents the ongoing comedy series “Comedy Out of the ‘Box” at The Hatbox. Every month, talented comedians from the North East come to the capital to make you think and make you laugh. Hosted by New Hampshire native Chad Blodgett (Portland Maine Comedy Festival, Vermont Snowplow Comedy Champion 2018). Come see them all play Hatbox now, so you can tell your friends you saw them before they were on Netflix. www.hatboxnh.com for tickets and covid info.

OPEN MIC WITH JONNY FRIDAY / Angel City Music Hall (Manchester) / January 20and at 20 hours

ART: “TOMIE dePAOLA / Currier Museum (Manchester) / until February 13

Tomie dePaola (1934–2020) wrote and illustrated some 270 children’s books during his 50-year career, including picture books, folk tales, nursery rhymes and chapter books. dePaola had a masterful ability to express complicated emotions through accessible narratives and dynamic illustrations, filled with her warm and lively characters. A longtime resident of New Hampshire, he has received numerous awards and accolades. The collection of the Currier Museum of Art contains more than 100 works by Tomie dePaola. This exhibition celebrates the life and legacy of the artist through a selection of these illustrations. Masks and proof of Covid vaccination are required for entry. Call 669-6144 or visit www.currier.org

Email your entertainment events to [email protected] for exam. Be sure to add your events to the InkLink calendar for possible inclusion in the live radio report on WMNH 95.3 (The Morning Show with Peter White – “World of Entertainment” LIVE every Thursday at 8am).


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