August 18-21: Performing arts, 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 8am)

Sam Hammerman performs August 18 at The Foundry.


  • Sam Hammerman / The Foundry (Manchester) / 5 p.m.
  • Chad Lamarsh / Murphy’s (Bedford) / 5:30 p.m.
  • Austin McCarthy / Cheers (Concord) / 6 p.m.
  • Josh Foster / Uno Pizzeria & Grill (Concorde) / 6 p.m.
  • Jon Paul Royer / Copper Door (Salem) / 7 p.m.
  • The Senie Hunt Project / Penuche’s (Concord) / 9pm

Watch something else at Angel City Music Hall on August 19.


  • Casey Roop / The Hill Bar & Grill (Manchester) / 5:30 p.m.
  • Andrew Geano / Backyard Brewery (Manchester) / 6 p.m.
  • The Deviant Music / Ignite Bar & Grill (Manchester) / 6pm
  • Jordan Quinn / Homestead (Merrimack) / 6 p.m.
  • Dani Sven / Luna Bistro (Salem) / 6 p.m.
  • Chris Perkins / Firefly (Manchester) / 6 p.m.
  • Clint Lapointe / KC’s Rib Shack (Manchester) / 6 p.m.
  • Rob Benton / The Goat (Manchester) / 9 p.m.
  • Something Else / Angel City Music Hall (Manchester) / 9pm
  • Dan Morgan Band / Murphy’s (Manchester) / 9:30 p.m.

Ramez Garung performs August 20 at To Share Brewing.


  • Joel Cage / Farm Over The Moon (Pittsfield) / 2 p.m.
  • Ramez Gurung / To Share Brewing Company (Manchester) / 4 p.m.
  • Andrew North / Great North Aleworks (Manchester) / 4pm
  • These Guys / Derryfield Deck (Manchester) / 6 p.m.
  • Dave Zangri / Bus Stop (Londonderry) / 6pm
  • The Hallorans / Chen Yang Li (Arc) / 7 p.m.
  • The Slakas / Stumble Inn (Londonderry) / 8pm
  • Jodee Frawlee / Sea Ketch (Hampton) / 8:30 p.m.
  • Wiki 3 / Strange Brew Tavern (Manchester) / 9pm
  • Maddi Ryan / Bonfire (Manchester) / 9 p.m.

Sean Coleman performs August 21 at Elm House of Pizza.


  • Steve Aubert / Firefly (Manchester) / 11am
  • Jonny Friday Duo / Murphy’s (Manchester) / 12pm
  • Sean Coleman / Elm House Patio (Manchester) / 2 p.m.
  • Eric Lindberg / Concord Craft Brewing (Concord) / 2 p.m.
  • Dan Gabel and the Abletones / Stark Park (Manchester) / 2 p.m.
  • Ryan Williamson / KC’s Rib Shack (Manchester) 3 p.m.

Always be sure to check a venue’s website or social media for last minute changes.

The Majestic Theater

880 Page Street ~ (603)669-7469

NUNSENSE / August 12-21 (Studio Theater) LAST WEEKEND

Nunsense begins when the Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook, Sister Julia, child of God, has accidentally poisoned 52 of the sisters and they are in desperate need of burial funds. The sisters decide that the best way to raise money is to put on a variety show, so they take over the school auditorium, which is currently being set up for the production of “Grease” in the eighth grade. Nunsense has become an international phenomenon. Updated by the author with new jokes, additional lyrics, two new arrangements and a brand new song. Join us at the Majestic Studio for this brand new production with a new cast!


Collaborating once again with the Majestic Theatre, the Manchester Historic Association is pleased to announce a living history tour of Stark Park. This interactive, actor-led tour will give first-person accounts of Manchester’s war hero General John Stark and his wife Molly, as well as some of their contemporaries, including Samuel Blodget, Robert Rogers, Samantha Plantin and Elizabeth Stark. Pre-registration is compulsory and the number of places is limited. Call (603)-622-7531 or visit for tickets.

The Rex Theater

23 Amherst Street ~ (603)668-5588

FNC at the Rex – Christine Hurley / August 19e at 7:30 p.m.

Like any great actor, Christine has an innate ability to see the humor in “everyday” situations. For years, she entertained family, friends and neighbors in their kitchens, at barbecues and in grocery store aisles. The only difference now is that she uses a microphone and a stage. Her stories and opinions on motherhood and marriage are exactly what everyone is going through…people get it and love it!

The Palace Theater

80 Hannover Street ~ (603)668-5588


  • Disney’s FROZEN Kids / August 23-26

DISNEY’S LITTLE MERMAID / September 16 – October 2

Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and Disney’s classic animated film The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. With music by eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken, this fish fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including “Under the Sea”, “Kiss the Girl” and “Part of Your World”. 4-PACK FAMILY SPECIAL (2 adult tickets, 2 children ages 6-12) for $100 – use code ARIEL4


20 August

We are a festival, Manchester NH – The tradition of the We Are One Festival will continue at Veterans Memorial Park from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Here is more information on this rain or shine event that celebrates Afro-Caribbean and Latino cultures in the queen city with food, music and fun!

21st of August

Elliot Summer Fest, Manchester NH – Elliot’s Circle of Community Ambassadors hosts its first annual summer festival. Taking place at The Hill Bar & Grille at McIntyre Ski Areathis paid event will contribute to the education and training of pediatric staff at The Elliot. Food is included with ticket purchase as well as games, face painting and more!

Visit The WEEKENDER here for more featured events in the city this weekend!


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