March 17-20: lively arts, music, shows and entertainment in and around Manchester

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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 live inclusion radio report on WMNH 95.3 (The Morning Show with Peter White – “World of Entertainment” LIVE all Thursday at 8 a.m.).


Sean Coleman performs at Fratello on March 17.

THURSDAY MARCH 17and

  • Eric Marcs / Foundry (Manchester) / 5 p.m.
  • Sean Coleman / Fratello’s (Manchester) / 5:30 p.m.
  • Blues Brothers / Angel City (Manchester) / 6 p.m.
  • Eugene Beaudoin / Hermanos (Concord) / 6:30 p.m.
  • Dancing Madly Backwards / Murphy’s (Manchester) / 7pm
  • 21st and 1st / Stumble Inn (Londonderry) / 7pm
  • David Rousseau / Strange Brew (Manchester) / 8 p.m.
AC/DC tribute band Back in Black performs at The Goat on March 18.

FRIDAY 18TH MARCHand

  • ODB Project / Backyard Brewery (Manchester) / 5 p.m.
  • Pete Peterson / Bus Stop (Londonderry) / 6pm
  • Marc Apostolides / Homestead (Merrimack) / 6 p.m.
  • Roots of Creation / Pasta Loft (Milford) / 7pm
  • Off the Record / Derryfield (Manchester) / 8 p.m.
  • Joe Macdonald / Fody’s (Nashua) / 8 p.m.
  • Cashwood / Bonfire (Manchester) / 9 p.m.
  • Back in Black / The Goat (Manchester) / 9pm
Dave Zangri plays Saturday at the Hill Bar and Grill.

SATURDAY MARCH 19and

  • Paul Driscoll / Great North Aleworks (Manchester) / 3pm
  • Dave Zangri / The Hill Bar and Grill – McIntyre (Manchester) / 5 p.m.
  • Hey Dana / To Share Brewing Company (Manchester) / 5pm
  • Chris Perkins / Village Trestle (Goffstown) / 6 p.m.
  • Acoustic BS / Molly’s Tavern (New Boston) / 7 p.m.
  • Neon Rodeo / Bonfire (Manchester) / 7pm
  • Racky Thomas / Strange Brew (Manchester) / 9pm
  • GoodFoot / Peddler’s Daughter (Nashua) / 9:30 p.m.

SUNDAY MARCH 20and

  • Phil Jakes / Copper Door (Salem) / 11am
  • Steve Aubert / Copper Door (Bedford) / 11am
  • Colin Hart / Craft Brewery (Concord) / 12 p.m.
  • Ken Budka / Chen Yang Li (Arc) / 3 p.m.
  • Bob Pratte / Trestle Village (Goffstown) / 3:30 p.m.

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


The Majestic Theater

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

Disney’s FROZEN JR / March 25-27 (Derry Opera House)

Disney’s enchanting modern classic is ready for our Junior Broadway stars! Frozen JR. is based on the 2018 Broadway musical and brings Elsa, Anna and the magical land of Arendelle to life on stage. The show features all of the memorable songs from the animated film, with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, plus five new songs written for the Broadway production. (Youth and teen distribution)

LOVE, SEX & THE IRS / April 8-10 (Majestic Studio Theater)

The perfect classic prank for tax time! Jon Trachtman and Leslie Arthur are unemployed musicians who live together in New York. To save money, Jon filed tax returns showing the couple were married. Judgment day arrives when the Internal Revenue Service informs the “couple” that they will be investigated. Leslie poses as a housewife, aided by Jon’s fiancée, Kate. To complicate matters further, Leslie and Kate are having an affair behind Jon’s back, Jon’s mother arrives unannounced to meet her son’s fiancee, and Leslie’s ex-girlfriend shows up to ask why Leslie has changed and will not see her again. Like a cross between “I Love Lucy” and “Some Like it Hot”.


The Rex Theater

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

  • PATRICK’S DAY with THE BROTHERS OF SPAIN / March 17and at 7:30 p.m.

Join the Spain Brothers from Manchester for an evening filled with the traditional and original Irish and American folk music for which the duo are best known. Super talented multi-instrumentalists Green Heron will join Mickey and Liam on this special night.

  • “THE CRETIN’S BOOK” BY ROBERT DUBAC / March 18and at 7:30 p.m.

Robert Dubac’s new hit THE BOOK OF MORTON is a hilarious, fast-paced production that combines satire and drama in what critics describe as: “Razor-sharp!” “Laughing!” “Challenging!” “Thought-provoking!” “Brilliant!” and “A Thinking Man’s One Man Show!” The late Garry Shandling called it “The funniest show you’ll ever think of!” and SNL’s Dana Carvey said, “If funny were a religion, Bob is nothing less than a miracle!”

  • JINGO – THE ULTIMATE TRIBUTE TO SANTANA / March 19and at 7:30 p.m.

Jingo is the ultimate tribute to Santana. No fancy stuff, no gimmicks, just seven musicians recreating Carlos Santana’s music to perfection with note-for-note interpretations quickly becoming the Ultimate Santana Tribute on the touring scene today.


The Palace Theater

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

  • DEVON ALLMAN PROJECT / March 17and at 7:30 p.m.

The Devon Allman Project is a world-class six-piece band that has toured nearly 20 countries. It is led by Blues Music Award winner Devon Allman and includes the two drummers of the Allman Betts Band, bass, organ and piano Hammond B3 and one other guitarist. They will play songs from The Allman Brothers and Gregg Allman in their set as well as fan-favorite Devon originals and surprise covers. It is an exceptionally entertaining spectacle. This series of dates will also include the liquid light show and video visuals behind the band thanks to “Brotherhood of Light”, the touring visual company that toured with the Allman Brothers for 20 years and also for 3 years with Allman Betts.

  • BYE BYE BIRDIE / March 11-April 3 (main stage)

A loving send-off of 1950s, small-town America, teenage years and rock & roll, Bye Bye Birdie remains fresher and more vibrant than ever. Teen idol Conrad Birdie has been drafted, so he chooses All-American girl Kim MacAfee for a very public goodbye kiss. With a melodious, high-energy score, plenty of engaging teen parts, and a hilarious storyline, Birdie continues to delight audiences around the world.


FEATURED EVENTS:

MUSIC: TAKIN’ IT TO THE STREETS / LaBelle Winery (Derry) / March 17and at 7:30 p.m.

It’s the ultimate doobie brothers show with all of their greatest hits combined with incredible vocal skills and top-notch musicianship! This incredible concert performance covers all of The Doobie’s great hits and the occasional deep track or two with astonishing precision. You’ll hear Long Train Runnin’, China Grove, Listen To The Music, Takin’ It To The Streets, What A Fool Believes, Rockin’ Down The Highway, Minute By Minute, Black Water and more! With incredible vocal skill and top-notch musicianship, Takin’ It To The Streets delivers it night after night, show after show. The Doobie Brothers concert experience doesn’t get any better than Takin’ It To The Streets. www.labellewinery.com

THEATER: LOVE LETTERS / Hatbox Theater (Concord) / March 11-20

AR Gurney’s “Love Letters” was nominated in 1990 for a Pulitzer Prize for Drama. It follows Andrew and Melissa’s ever-evolving relationship through more than 50 years of correspondence, beginning when she was 6 in first grade. Gurney skillfully creates characters, their personal growth, places, historical and cultural shifts through his articulate and often funny pen. It illustrates how relationships were formed and flourished before the advent of television and the variety of ubiquitous screens that shape life today. www.hatboxnh.com.

MUSIC: HAROLD STOVER, COMPOSER AND ORGANIST / St. Paul’s Church (Concord) / March 19and at 2 o’clock in the afternoon

Stover will talk about his career and perform some of his music on the magnificent Austin Pipe Organ. He attended Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh and graduated from the Juilliard School in New York. Now retired from full-time church music after serving churches in New York and Portland, Maine, he currently directs the Portland-based Renaissance Voices chamber choir and pursues an active career as a composer and recitalist. of organ. FREE EVENT

MUSIC: THE KINGSTON TRIO / Concord City Auditorium (Concord) / March 19and at 7:30 p.m.

Fans of the legendary folk icons of the Kingston Trio can rediscover their timeless music. To celebrate nearly 65 years of music, the iconic folk group performs its most beloved songs as part of the national “Keep The Music Playing” tour. They will teach timeless classes such as “Where Have All The Flowers Gone?” and “Tom Dooley”. The three current members, Mike Marvin, Tim Gorelangton and Don Marovich have intrinsic ties and experience with the original band. Presented by Concord Community Concerts. https://theaudi.org

SATURDAY NIGHT COMEDY THIS WEEKEND:

  • Johnny Pizzi / Headliners Comedy Club (Manchester) / March 19and at 8:30 p.m.
  • Jody Sloane / Chunky’s (Manchester) / March 19and at 8:30 p.m.
  • Bill Simas / Chunky’s (Nashua) / March 19and at 8:30 p.m.
  • Chance Langton / McCue’s Comedy Club (Portsmouth) / March 19and at 20 hours

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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