October 6-9: Live 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 8 a.m.).

Catch Nate Comp on October 6 at the City Hall Pub.


  • Austin McCarthy / Fratello’s (Manchester) / 5:30 p.m.
  • Ralph Allen / Homestead (Merrimack) / 5:30 p.m.
  • Clint Lapointe / Elm House of Pizza (Manchester) / 6 p.m.
  • Zac Francis / Northwood Brewing Company (Northwood) / 6 p.m.
  • Chad Lamarsh / Copper Door (Bedford) / 7 p.m.
  • Doug Mitchell / Telly’s (Epping) / 7 p.m.
  • Mugsy Duo / Stumble Inn (Londonderry) / 7pm
  • Nate Comp / City Hall Pub (Manchester) / 7pm

Yamica Peterson will perform at XO Bistro on October 7th.


  • Justin Jordan / The Hill Bar & Grille (Manchester) / 5:30 p.m.
  • Yamica Peterson / XO Bistro (Manchester) / 6 p.m.
  • Slack Tide / Pipe Dream Brewing (Londonderry) / 6:30 p.m.
  • Marc Erelli / The Word Barn (Exeter) / 7pm
  • Blue Light Bandits / Gas Light Deck (Portsmouth) / 7pm
  • Mojo’s West End Tavern (Portsmouth) / 8pm
  • Bob Pratte Band / Derryfield (Manchester) / 8 p.m.
  • The Deviant Music / Chantilly Restaurant & Pub (Hooksett) / 8pm
  • Evanoff / Jewel (Manchester) / 9 p.m.
  • Isaiah Bennett / Bonfire (Manchester) / 9 p.m.
  • River Sang Wild / Strange Brew Tavern (Manchester) / 9pm

Feverslip rocks the Shaskeen on October 8.


  • Casey Roop / Wild Rover (Manchester) / 5 p.m.
  • Dave Clark / The Hill Bar & Grille (Manchester) / 5:30 p.m.
  • Lou Antonucci / Fratello’s (Manchester) / 6 p.m.
  • Paul Gormley / Homestead (Merrimack) / 6 p.m.
  • Dough Thompson / Luna Bistro (Salem) / 6 p.m.
  • Rebecca Turmel / Bus Stop (Londonderry) / 6pm
  • Last Child Picked / Stumble Inn (Londonderry) / 8pm
  • Fever shot / Shaskeen (Manchester) / 9 p.m.
  • Nick Drouin / Bonfire (Manchester) / 9 p.m.
  • Lisa Marie & All Shook Up / Strange Brew Tavern (Manchester) / 9pm
  • No More Blue Tomorrows / The Peddler’s Daughter (Nashua) / 9:30 p.m.


  • Phil Jacques / Copper Door (Salem) / 11am
  • Steve Aubert / Copper Door (Bedford) / 11am
  • D-Comp / KC’s Rib Shack Oktoberfest (Manchester) / 12pm
  • Lewis Goodwin / Stella Blu (Nashua) / 4 p.m.
  • Music by Brett Wilson / Tuscan Village North (Salem) / 4 p.m.
  • Bird Friend / To Share Brewing Company (Manchester) / 4pm

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



FNC: GARY VALENTINE / Rex Theater (Manchester) / 7:30 p.m.

Gary stars in the new CBS comedy, “Kevin Can Wait,” as Kyle Gable, Kevin’s firefighter brother on the hit show. Valentine also appeared as Danny on “The King of Queens” for nine years on CBS, for which he also wrote several episodes. Additional TV credits include “Fargo,” “Chelsea Lately,” “Men of a Certain Age,” co-host of “The X Show,” and his own stand-up special, “Comedy Central Presents: Gary Valentine.” Gary also starred as George Bannister in a series of TV movies, “The Dog Who Saved…” His feature film credits include, “Paul Blart: Mall Cop,” “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2,” Here Comes the Boom “, “I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry”, “Zookeeper”, “Stuck On You”, “Poolboy: Drowning Out The Fury”, and the independent short film “Alive N’ Kickin'”. www.rextheatre.org or (603)668-5188

THE UNDERPANTS / Players’ Ring Theater (Portsmouth) / 7-23 October

A comedy by Steve Martin and directed by CJ Lewis. The famous comic actor delivers a naughty and hilarious satire adapted from the classic German play about Louise and Theo Maske, a couple whose conservative existence is shattered when Louise’s bloomers fall off in public. Louise’s momentary display attracts two men in love, each of whom wants to rent the guest room in the Maskes’ house. https://www.playersring.org/

Journey of foreigners with Constantine Mouroulis.

JOURNEY FROM ABROAD / Tupelo Music Hall (Derry) / 8pm (also on 10/8 at 8 p.m.)

Foreigners Journey: Bringing together the incredible sounds of two of the greatest rock bands of the 80s – Foreigner & Journey. Discover rock ballads Faithfully & Open Arms, plus rock classics Cold As Ice, Urgent, Hot Blooded, Feels Like The First Time, Jukebox Hero, Separate Ways, Don’t Stop Believin’, Anyway You Want It, and more Moreover ! All were performed as the originals, in their original key and tone!

The music and energy of two legendary stadium rock bands come together in one electrifying show! www.tupelomusichall.com or (603) 437-5100

THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR / Hatbox Theater (Concord) / October 7-23

When the residents of a small Russian hamlet learn that an undercover government inspector is in the area investigating possible corruption, an unfortunate case of mistaken identity sends the entire village spiraling out of control into a frenzied explosion of panic. and greed. The Government Inspector, Nikolai Gogol’s classic satire of bureaucracy and politics has been updated by playwright Jeffrey Hatcher (Holmes and Watson) into a silly game filled with slapstick, sex, stupidity, bad food and lots of vodka. www.hatboxnh.com

MAGIC ROCKS! ILLUSIONIST LEON ETIENNE / Capitol Center (Concord) / 7 p.m.

You’ve seen it in America’s Got Talent, Jimmy Fallon, and Penn & Teller: Fool Us! Illusionist Leon Etienne rocks venues around the world with his jaw-dropping and critically acclaimed hit show, Magic Rocks! Witness this spectacular family illusion featuring the world’s best grand illusions, award-winning sleight of hand and hilarious comedy, in an immersive experience that brings joy, laughter and wonder when the world has it the most need ! https://ccanh.com/show/magic-rocks/


GET A CLUE – MYSTERY FUNDRAISER / Kimball Jenkins (Concord) / 7 p.m.

Kimball Jenkins in Concord hosts Get A Clue: A Murder Mystery and Fundraiser. NH-based event planner and performer Journee LaFond is teaming up with Kimball Jenkins to produce the event. The night will benefit the work of Positive Street Art, feature brilliant artists, fortune tellers, musicians and local food. A night of cold drinks and hot jazz that will inevitably turn into a thriller game when a guest is found murdered! https://www.kimballjenkins.com/ticketed-events

THE UPTOWN BOYS / Palace Theater (Manchester) / 2pm (also Sunday 10/9 at 2 p.m.)

The Uptown Boys: New York State of Mind is a Broadway-style musical revue, concert experience that marries Billy Joel’s iconic songbook with the energy and excitement of Broadway and New York. With sleek Bruno Mars-inspired choreography and the swagger of Broadway hits like Jersey Boys and Million Dollar Quartet, The Uptown Boys has something for every audience member of every demographic. Each concert experience is an opportunity for the boys to connect with the audience and share their personal stories of life, love and success in New York. Timeless nostalgia, a great American songbook, and a creative team of Broadway veterans are a recipe for success for audiences and presenters alike! www.palacetheatre.org or (603)668-5588


JOURNEY TO FREEDOM / Rex Theater (Manchester) / 1pm

Journey to Freedom: A chamber concert of American and Cuban-American music will take you on a musical journey from the mountains and lakes of North America to the Caribbean Sea of ​​Cuba. The music will include repertoire for piano, voice and classical guitar written by American composers such as Aaron Copland, Samuel Barber and William Grant and Cuban and Cuban American composers such as Ernesto Lecuona and Jose Lezcano. The music you hear will reflect human experiences from an American perspective and set the stage for new work to be created and heard by our audience. This premiere will be a Cuban-American piece composed by Dr. Jose Lezcano with poetry written by Cuban-Americans and Cuban dissidents. This piece will address the subject of what it means to be free through the musical perspective of a Cuban-American immigrant. www.rextheatre.org or (603)668-5588


Cast members of ‘Next to Normal, clockwise from top left, Shawna Ciampa, Eric Berthiaume, Bryn Steinmetz, Adam Beauparlant. Courtesy picture

NEXT TO NORMAL / Majestic Theater (Derry) / October 14-16

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

Be sure to visit The WEEKENDER for more featured events in the city this weekend!


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