September 15-18: Performing arts, music, shows and entertainment in and around Manchester


Zak Trojano performs September 15 at The Foundry.



  • Zak Trojano / The Foundry (Manchester) / 5 p.m.
  • Doug Thompson / T-Bones (Concord) / 5 p.m.
  • Josh Foster / Uno Pizzeria & Grill (Concorde) / 6 p.m.
  • Jodee Frawlee / Cheers (Concorde) / 6 p.m.
  • Lewis Goodwin / Elm Street Patio (Manchester) / 6 p.m.
  • Amanda Adams / San Francisco Kitchen (Nashua) / 6:30 p.m.
  • Killian Venman Duo / City Hall Pub (Manchester) / 7pm
  • Mugsy Duo / Stumble Inn (Londonderry) / 7pm

Mobounce returns to Derryfield on September 16.


  • Russ Six / The Goat Patio (Manchester) / 4pm
  • Pete Massa / The Hill Bar & Grill (Manchester) / 5:30 p.m.
  • Ken Budka / Backyard Brewery (Manchester) / 6 p.m.
  • Joannie Cicatelli / Homestead (Merrimack) / 6 p.m.
  • Jordan Quinn / Firefly (Manchester) / 6 p.m.
  • Joe McDonald / Bus Stop (Londonderry) / 6pm
  • Mo Bounce / Derryfield (Manchester) / 8 p.m.
  • MB Padfield / Stumble Inn (Londonderry) / 8:30 p.m.
  • Amorphous Band / Strange Brew Tavern (Manchester) / 9pm
  • Off The Record / Murphy’s (Manchester) / 9:30 p.m.

Alli Beaudry will play September 17 at Great North Aleworks.


  • Alli Beaudry / Great North Brewing Company (Manchester) / 4 p.m.
  • Dave Clark Jr. / The Hill Bar & Grill (Manchester) / 5:30 p.m.
  • John Chouinard / Fratello’s (Manchester) / 6 p.m.
  • Phil Jacques / Luna Bistro (Salem) / 6 p.m.
  • Paul Gormley / Homestead (Merrimack) / 6 p.m.
  • Eric Marcs / Chen Yang Li (Arc) / 7 p.m.
  • Brian Johnson / Telly’s (Epping) / 8 p.m.
  • Everywhere / Shaskeen (Manchester) / 8 p.m.
  • Neon Rodeo / Bonfire (Manchester) / 9pm
  • Soup of the Day / Strange Brew Tavern / 9 p.m.

Upright Dogs will perform on September 18 at To Share Brewing Co.


  • Chuck Alaimo / Firefly (Manchester) / 11am
  • Jimmy Zaroulis / Copper Door (Bedford) / 11am
  • Morgan Clark & ​​Daniel Kassel / Over the Moon Farmstead (Pittsfield) / 2 p.m.
  • Amanda Adams / Concord Craft Brewing (Concord) / 2 p.m.
  • Chris Powers / Elm House Patio (Manchester) / 2pm
  • Upright Dogs / To Share Brewing Company (Manchester) / 3 p.m.
  • Clint Lapointe / Murphy’s (Bedford) / 4 p.m.

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



BRETT DENNEN / Rex Theater (Manchester) / 7:30 p.m.

Brett Dennen tells us to get out and see the world at a time when we need it more than ever. Flamboyant-haired, six-foot-five tall, and blessed with a singular gift for pondering life’s most meaningful matters with equal parts innocence and sharp wit, you know Dennen from his decade-plus career. years as a singer/songwriter. With a string of hit albums and four Top Ten AAA singles like “Make You Crazy”, “Wild Child” and “Already Gone” in 2018, which reached its highest position yet, Dennen has established as a staple of American folk music. . or (603)668-5588

ART AFTER WORK / Currier Museum (Manchester) / 5pm-8pm

Enjoy free admission to the gallery from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., guided tours of the exhibit, and live music from the popular band Bluegrass & Americana, Hickory Horned Devils, in the Winter Garden of the Currier Museum! The Winter Garden offers a new signature cocktail every week. and a shared signature bite in addition to the full cafe menu for Art After Work.


DISNEY’S LITTLE MERMAID / Palace Theater (Manchester) from September 16 to October 2

OPENING WEEKEND! 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”. or (603)668-5588

FNC: DAN CROHN & EMILY RUSKOWSKI / Rex Theater (Manchester) / 7:30 p.m.

Dan Crohn has been performing stand-up comedy in and around Boston for years. His jokes can be heard on XM Radio and he has been a guest on the popular WTF podcast with Marc Maron. Dan was named one of Last Comic Standing’s Top 100 Comedians for Season 9 and recently appeared on Gotham Comedy Live on AXS TV and Laughs on Fox. Emily Ruskowski is a staple of the Boston standing scene. She has been featured in the Boston Globe and the Washington Post. She was a 2018 Boston Comedy Festival finalist. She was featured on or (603)668-5588


TUPELO NIGHT OF COMEDY / Tupelo Music Hall (Derry) / 8pm

It’s a killer comedy night with Paul Nardizzi, Mike Prior and Ken Richard! Bring friends for an evening of laughs. or (603) 437-5100

DON CAMPBELL BAND / Rex Theater (Manchester) / 7:30 p.m.

Award-winning singer-songwriter Don Campbell and the Don Campbell Band perform a highly acclaimed concert celebrating the music of Dan Fogelberg. Dan Fogelberg was a multi-platinum recording artist, with hits such as “Longer”, “Leader of the Band” and “Same Old Lang Syne” and as a fellow songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Don has always considered Dan a huge influence and musical hero. Following the release of Don’s tribute CD, “Kites to Fly: Celebrating the Music of Dan Fogelberg”, Don has traveled the country performing concerts of Dan Fogelberg’s favorite songs and classics as well as some of his own heartfelt originals. Don’s performances are endorsed by the Fogelberg Foundation of Peoria, whose leadership brought the band to Dan’s hometown of Peoria, Illinois, to headline its annual Dan Fogelberg Celebration weekend. or (603)668-5588

THE PRINCESS BRIDE with CARY ELWES / Capitol Center (Concord) / 7:30 p.m.

Join Cary Elwes (Westley) for ‘An Inconceivable Evening’ and get a behind-the-scenes look at life on and off the set of the classic movie, The Princess Bride. After a screening of the iconic film, Elwes will engage in a moderated discussion revealing never-before-told secrets and tales of inconceivable antics! Elwes has starred in a slew of movies and TV shows including Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Saw, Twister, Liar, Liar, Stranger Things, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. He recently starred in Guy Ritchie’s “Operation Fortune: Cunning War,” just finished “Mission Impossible 7” with Tom Cruise, and is currently working on Zack Snyder’s sci-fi epic “Rebel Moon.” Now Elwes is hitting the road to share with fans the personal stories behind the making of this piece of cinematic history. or (603)225-1111


CONCORD MULTICULTURAL FESTIVAL / Keach Park (Concord) / 10:30am-4:30pm

The Concord Multicultural Festival is an annual event in September to celebrate the beauty of diversity in the Capital Region, with food, performances, art, activities and a flag parade, all presented by members of our local community. Our mission is to foster an appreciation of diversity by providing engaging opportunities to share and learn about the many different cultures in the Capital Region, creating a welcoming community for all.


MAJESTIC-OPOLY / Majestic Theater (Manchester) / September 23 & 24

Join us for our 17th Annual Auction and Performance Fundraiser! Performances by Majestic adult, teen and youth actors, silent auctions including tickets and passes to arts and cultural venues, electronics, gift baskets, restaurant gift certificates, artwork art and more! There is something for every taste ! Special themed raffles and refreshments each evening. or (603)669-7469

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


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