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.).
THURSDAY OCTOBER 13e
- Justin Cohn / The Foundry (Manchester) / 5 p.m.
- Jess Olson / Homestead (Merrimack) / 5:30 p.m.
- Justin Jordan / Fratello’s (Manchester) / 5:30 p.m.
- Jordan Quinn / Shorty’s (Nashua) / 6 p.m.
- Ralph Allen / Elm House of Pizza (Manchester) / 6 p.m.
- Sam Hammerman / San Francisco Kitchen / 6:30 p.m.
- Jodee Frawlee / Copper Door (Bedford) / 7 p.m.
- John Chouinard / City Hall Pub (Manchester) / 7 p.m.
FRIDAY OCTOBER 14e
- Sean Coleman / The Hill Bar & Grille (Manchester) / 5:30 p.m.
- Joe McDonald / Bus Stop (Londonderry) / 6pm
- Ryan Williamson / Backyard Brewery (Manchester) / 6 p.m.
- Songs with Molly / To Share Brewing Company (Manchester) / 6:30 p.m.
- David Corson / Mojo’s West End Tavern (Portsmouth) / 7pm
- Henry LaLiberte / Over the Moon Farmstead (Pittsfield) / 7 p.m.
- Pete Peterson Duet / Telly’s (Epping) / 8 p.m.
- Two for the Road / Derryfield (Manchester) / 8 p.m.
- Houston Bernard / Bonfire (Manchester) / 9 p.m.
- Stuck in Time / Strange Brew Tavern (Manchester) / 9pm
SATURDAY OCTOBER 15e
- Liam Spain / To Share Brewing Company (Manchester) / 4pm
- George Barber / The Wild Rover (Manchester) / 5 p.m.
- Dani Sven / The Hill Bar & Grill (Manchester) / 5:30 p.m.
- Marc Apostolides / Homestead (Merrimack) / 6 p.m.
- The Lone Wolf Project / Chen Yang Li (Arc) / 7 p.m.
- Paul Jarvis / Shaskeen (Manchester) / 8 p.m.
- Emil’s Garage Band / Derryfield (Manchester) / 8pm
- ODB Project / Penuche’s Ale House (Concord) / 9pm
- Racky Thomas / Strange Brew Tavern (Manchester) / 9pm
- Maddi Ryan / Bonfire (Manchester) / 9 p.m.
SUNDAY OCTOBER 16e
- Rob Dumais / Copper Door (Salem) / 11am
- Colin Hart / Concord Craft Brewing (Concord) / 2 p.m.
- The Grim Bros. / Sawbelly (Exeter) / 3pm
- One Big Soul Jam / Strange Brew Tavern / 7pm
Always be sure to check a venue’s website or social media for last minute changes.
CULTURE & LEISURE
THURSDAY OCTOBER 13e
THE BEST OF JOZAY AND PATTI / Palace Theater (Manchester) / 7:30 p.m.
The New Hampshire Prostate Cancer Coalition is proud to present this concert event.
ACT ONE: “HAPPY TWO GATHER AGAIN” A flashback to the 60s This is a high-energy performance by some of the most iconic artists of the 60s. JOZAY and PATTI will recreate, in harmony, the songs that made them fall in love with music and life! Sing along to music from “The Doors”, “Mamas & Papas”, “Janis Joplin”, “Sonny & Cher”, “The Rolling Stones”, and many more. They will also be backed by one of the finest 7-piece bands in all of New England, under the direction of virtuoso guitarist Paul Warnick. So come and discover the sounds of this decade of Flower Power, Love, & Peace.
ACT TWO: “DIAMOND, with CASH & FRIENDS” This second part of the show pays tribute to one of America’s greatest singer-songwriters, NEIL DIAMOND. Jozay and Patti will also perform songs made famous by JOHNNY CASH, CAROLE KING, FLEETWOOD MAC, and more. With songs like ‘Coming to America’, ‘Cracklin’ Rosie’, ‘I Feel the Earth Move’ and ‘Ring of Fire’ they will leave you feeling, SO GOOD! SO GOOD! SO GOOD!!!! www.palacetheatre.org or (603)668-5188
THE SMITHEREENS with MARSHALL CRENSHAW / Tupelo Music Hall (Derry) / 8pm
Founded in New Jersey in 1980, the Smithereens have been creating original and electrifying rock ‘n’ roll for 41 years. Jim Babjak (guitar), Dennis Diken (drums) and Mike Mesaros (bass) grew up together in Carteret and lead singer, the late Pat DiNizio, was from Scotch Plains. The Smithereens’ Take No Prisons sound, reflecting their Garden State roots, has resonated with fans around the world across 17 albums and more than 2,500 gigs. Studio albums include Specially for You, Green Thoughts, 11, A Date with The Smithereens and 2011. Among their biggest hits are rock radios “Blood and Roses”, “Only a Memory”, “Behind the Wall of Sleep”. and “A Girl Like You”. The Smithereens’ most recent album, COVERS, features 22 of the band’s favorite songs first recorded by other artists. www.tupelomusichall.com or (603) 437-5100
FRIDAY OCTOBER 14e
BACK TO THE 80S with JESSIE’S GIRL / Palace Theater (Manchester) / 7:30 p.m.
Back to The Eighties Show with Jessie’s Girl is the world’s greatest tribute to 80s music! JESSIE’S GIRL’s main line-up includes a cast of New York’s top rock and pop singers: Jenna O’Gara, Chris Hall, Mark Rinzel. They’re backed by one of the tightest bands in town made up of more than 20-year veterans of the New York music scene: Eric Presti on guitar, Drew Mortali on bass and Michael Maenza on drums, each featuring dozens of credits playing with authentic 80s icons. who made music famous to begin with! There’s no decade like the 80s and no party like THE BACK TO THE EIGHTIES SHOW with JESSIE’S GIRL. So put on your best neon, use some extra hairspray on that hair and head to POISSON ROUGE every Saturday – because it’s time to party like it’s 1989 www.palacetheatre.org or (603)668-5188
R-RATED HYPNOTIST FRANK SANTOS / Rex Theater (Manchester) / 7pm
Be amazed when you, your friends, or strangers from across the room become the stars of the show, as hypnotist/comedian Frank Santos Jr. tricks them into believing they’re singers, dancers, and even more. It is a performance where the audience becomes the show. Its performance has unlimited variations and can satisfy any appetite. It’s a hilarious, energetic and unique show you’ll never forget! www.rextheatre.org or (603)668-5588
ONE MAN STAR WARS TRILOGY / Capitol Center (Concord) / 8 p.m.
Canadian actor and uber-geek Charles Ross brings his crazy solo creation “One-Man Star Wars Trilogy” to the stage in this jaw-dropping whirlwind of a spectacle. Ross narrates the classic bad hair trilogy in 60 minutes – no costumes, no props, no sets – all characters, music, ships and battles. If your child’s name is Chewbacca, this show is a no-brainer. Otherwise, jump in and experience the global sensation loved by audiences from London’s West End, Off-Broadway, Dubai, Sydney Opera House, Lucasfilm and Charlie’s Mother. The force is strong with this one. Written and starring Charles Ross and directed by TJ Dawe. www.ccanh.com
SATURDAY OCTOBER 15e
SUSAN WERNER / Rex Theater (Manchester) / 7:30 p.m.
Having written twelve albums of songs in styles ranging from folk/rock to Tin Pan Alley, gospel, country and chamber music, what is a woman considered by National Public Radio to be ” the Empress of the Unexpected” could try next? As audiences will attest, Werner has been knocking it out of the park – or the concert hall – all over the United States for twenty years. Recognized as a charismatic performer, she is best known for challenging herself to conquer new styles, almost like mountain peaks, every few years. From his major-label debut in 1995, folk/rock gem Last of the Good Straight Girls, to his 2004 collection of Tin Pan Alley-style originals, I Can’t Be New, to his “agnostic gospel” anthem from 2007’s The Gospel Truth, to 2013’s tribute to farming and her agricultural roots in Iowa Hayseed from 2018’s Cuban-flavored collection An American In Havana, Werner’s creative restlessness has become her hallmark decisive. www.rextheatre.org or (603)668-5588
SUNDAY OCTOBER 16e
AN EVENING WITH GEORGE WINSTON / Tupelo Music Hall (Derry) / 7pm
George Winston is undeniably a household name. He inspired fans and musicians with his singular songs for solo acoustic piano for over 40 years while selling 15 million albums. A tireless road warrior playing nearly 100 gigs a year, live performance for Winston is akin to breathing. Winston’s music is evocative, giving us all a chance to step back from our perpetually busy lives and let our minds wander with adventure. Restless Wind is a representation of Winston’s place in a chaotic world – his compositions extend solace with idiosyncratic grace. www.tupelomusichall.com or (603) 437-5100
JIM BRICKMAN – ACROSS AMERICA / Palace Theater (Manchester) / 2 p.m.
Join JIM BRICKMAN as he travels across the United States, stopping at iconic locations and celebrating the origins of American music in an all-new “Brickman Across America” concert. Brickman will dazzle audiences with his unique piano style, all of his greatest hits, and captivating storytelling. style. In this special concert event, Brickman performs his most popular songs like “Valentine”, “Love of My Life”, “Never Alone” and “The Gift”, along with songs that capture the sound and spirit of every region of the country. . Each location and town along the way will be a one-of-a-kind, special experience at each stop along the way as Brickman pays homage to the influences of each town. All performances will be recorded and the public is invited to participate in the interactive show. “Brickman Across America” featuring the tour will be released on a compilation album in 2023. www.palacetheatre.org or (603) 668-5588
NEXT TO NORMAL / Majestic Theater (Derry) / POSTPONED*
Next to Normal explores how a suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness. Winner of three 2009 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Score and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize, Next to Normal was also chosen as “one of the ten best shows of the year” by critics across the country, including the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, Rolling Pierre and the New York Times. Dad is an architect; Mom rushes to make lunches and pour cereal; their daughter and son are bright and well-behaved teenagers, seeming like a typical American family. And yet, their life is anything but normal because the mother has been manic-depressive for 16 years. Next to Normal takes audiences inside the minds and hearts of each character, presenting their family history with love, sympathy and heart. This deeply moving play features performers who will explore dramatic material while showcasing their vocal talents through an energetic pop/rock score. www.majestictheatre.net or (603)669-7469 / *Due to last minute delays with the Derry Opera Stage reconstruction project, this show has been postponed – visit our website for the most up to date information.
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