Weekly entertainment coverage 1-4 February: buzzing with art, music and performance in and around Manchester


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As always, this week’s live entertainment in and around Manchester is brought to you by A. Robert Dionne of Ted Herbert Music School & Rentals. Email your entertainment to rob@majestictheatre.net for consideration. Be sure to add your event to the InkLink Community Calendar for possible inclusion in WMNH 95.3’s live radio coverage (The Peter White Morning Show – “Entertainment World” airs Thursdays at 8 a.m.)


Featured Live Music

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Joanie Cicatell will be doing her thing at the Homestead in Merrimack on February 1st.

  • Joanie Cicatelli / Homestead (Merrimack) / 5:30 PM
  • Richard Wallace/Fratello’s (Manchester)/5:30pm
  • Tom Boisse/Lithermans Brewing Company (Concord)/5:30 p.m.
  • Caylin Costello / Merrimack / 6 p.m.
  • Chad Lamarsh / Stumble Inn (Londonderry) / 7 p.m.
  • Doug Mitchell / Telly’s (Epping) / 7pm
  • Jodee Frawlee / Copper Door (Salem) / 7 p.m.
  • Rebecca Turmel / Copper Door (Bedford) / 7 p.m.

Friday, February 2ND

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Watch Liam’s Spanish show on February 2nd at To Share Brewing Co.

  • Kimayo/Backyard Brewing Company (Manchester)/6 p.m.
  • Jack Plante / Murphy’s (Bedford) / 6 p.m.
  • Justin Jordan/Homestead (Merrimack)/6 p.m.
  • Paul Lussier / Fratello’s (Manchester) / 6pm
  • Chris Lester / The Foundry (Manchester) / 6pm
  • Liam Spain / To Share Brewing Company (Manchester) / 6:30pm
  • Tomorrow’s Jam / Strange Brew Tavern (Manchester) / 8pm
  • Another Shot / Stumble Inn (Londonderry) / 8pm
  • Lewis Goodwin Duo / Telly’s (Epping) / 8pm
  • The Ride / Driffield (Manchester) / 8pm
  • Phil Maurice / Bonfire Country Bar (Manchester) / 9pm
  • Falsely Accused / Shaskeen Irish Pub (Manchester) / 9 p.m.

Saturday, February 3RD

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Samantha Rae will perform at Bonfire Country Bar on February 3rd.

  • Paul Gormley / Downtown Farmers Market (Concord) / 9 a.m. to 12 noon
  • Ordinary Man / To Share Brewing Company (Manchester) / 5pm
  • Clint Lapointe / The Wild Rover (Manchester) / 5 p.m.
  • Dave Zangri/The Hill Bar & Grille (Manchester)/5:30pm
  • Bella Perotta/Murphy’s (Bedford)/6 p.m.
  • Dave Clark / Coach Station (Londonderry) / 6pm
  • Justin Federico/Backyard Brewery (Manchester)/6 p.m.
  • Justin Cohn / The Foundry (Manchester) / 6pm
  • Colin Hart / Li Chenyang (bow) / 7 p.m.
  • 9pm, Creation From Crisis, Cytokine / Shaskeen Irish Pub (Manchester) / 8pm
  • Stranded Town / Stumble Inn (Londonderry) / 8 p.m.
  • The Slakas / Driffield (Manchester) / 8pm
  • Racky Thomas / Strange Brew Tavern (Manchester) / 9pm
  • Samantha Rae / Bonfire Country Bar (Manchester) / 9pm

Sunday, February 4th

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Phil Jacques will perform at the Copper Door in Bedford on February 4th.

  • Lilly Innella / Copper Door (Salem) / 11 AM
  • Phil Jacques / Bronze Gate (Bedford) / 11am
  • Redemption Trio / Stumble Inn (Londonderry) / 2pm

Be sure to check the venue’s website or social media for last minute changes Or check to see if there are tickets or admission requirements. Thanks to Notso Costley Productions and NH Music Collective for their support and listing of local live music.


Featured Arts & Entertainment

Click on the DIRECT/x links for official links to purchase tickets for each event.

Friday, February 2ND

FNC: Dave Russell/Rex Theater (Manchester)/7:30pm – direct/x

Dave Russo is a comedian like no other. He is small in stature, has a booming voice, and his energetic performances always make the audience laugh out loud. Dave has yet to encounter a situation where he hasn’t been able to win over a crowd with his charm and upbeat attitude. His wit and clever improvisational skills keep the audience on their toes, never sure where Dave’s mind will jump next. His deft storytelling, combined with his dramatic flair and impressions of killer Robert De Niro, delighted audiences across the country. www.rextheatre.org or (603)668-5588

CONSTANTINE MAROULIS / New Hampshire Bank Stage (Concord) / 8pm– direct/x

Constantine first rose to prominence as the beloved rock and roll loser on “American Idol.” He went on to carve out a place in pop culture as a Broadway star, most notably for his Tony Award-nominated role in Rock of Ages. Now, in his third act, he begins a new era of energy and promise with a series of interesting projects, including putting the finishing touches on his most confident and swaggering solo music to date. www.ccanh.com or (603)225-1111

DANCING QUEENS / Palace Theater (Manchester) / Until 11 February – direct/x

Come experience the glamor and glamor of the 1970s disco era. The performance highlighted an era when Swedish disco band ABBA dominated the music industry. ABBA’s music has stood the test of time and brought joy to all generations. You’ll be singing and dancing in the aisles! “You can dance, you can jump and have the time of your life!” www.palacetheatre.org or (603)668-5588


Saturday, February 3RD

NH Jazz Orchestra/Bank of NH Stage (Concord)/7 p.m.– direct/x

Dance the night away with us, or just listen for pleasure and enjoy the exciting sounds of the 19-piece New Hampshire Jazz Orchestra. Experience authentic selections of swing greats such as Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Count Basie and more, played by one of the best big bands in the country today More music from the incredible “Great American Songbook”! www.ccanh.com or (603)225-1111

603 FOLK: New Hampshire Songwriters Night / Rex Theater (Manchester) / 7:30pm – direct/x

Starring Cozie Sheridan, Kate Redgate and Jon Nolan. Cozy Sheridan has been called one of the finest and most thoughtful songwriters of our time and “a Buddhist monk trapped in the body of a singer-songwriter.” Kate Redgate’s music is a fusion of rock, folk, roots rock and country. It’s the result of a high school dropout who spent a lot of time absorbing early influences. As the longtime frontman of New England alt-country pioneers Say ZuZu, Jon explores the dreamier, poppier parts of his American sensibility in his solo work. www.rextheatre.org or (603)668-5588

CLASSIC STONES LIVE / Tupelo Music Hall (Delhi) / 8pm – direct/x

Classic Stones Live™ captures the raw energy of the most electrifying performances of the Stones’ entire career, recreating the Stones at their legendary peak. That’s why Classic Stones Live™ is the world’s number one Stones tribute. Classic Stones Live™ plays all the hits that have formed the soundtrack of so many people’s lives, delivering the full Stones experience every time. www.tupelomusichall.com or (603)437-5100

Sunday, February 4th

Fortune/Tupelo Music Hall (Delhi)/7 p.m.– direct/x

For more than three decades, Fortune Magazine has regularly sold out venues across New England. The six-piece band from Peabody, Massachusetts has long built a reputation for smooth three- and four-part harmonies, dynamic and melodic textures from multiple guitars and keyboards, and a tight rhythm section. Fortune Magazine has been fortunate to have performed for many national acts such as Cheap Trick, Kansas, Dave Mason, Blood, Sweat, and Tears, Robin Trower, Bad Company, Blue Oyster Cult, The Guess Who, Ben Orr, America and Jefferson Starship. www.tupelomusichall.com or (603)437-5100

Upcoming events:

Beating a Dead Horse / Majestic Theater (Manchester) / 16-18 February – direct/x

Steve and Marty Martin are two brothers who are about to close their failing pet funeral home with “a nice farm upstate with plenty of room to run around.” Until an eccentric and wealthy old lady offers them a A large amount of money was spent on the funeral of her nearly dead racehorse, Sir Trotz. There’s just one problem: the horse doesn’t die. www.majestictheatre.net or (603)669-7469

Hammer: The Story of Thor and Loki / Peacock Players (Nashua) / February 16-18– direct/x

As Thor struggled with the pressure of finals, his younger brother Loki found himself facing a different kind of pressure. In their never-ending battle for their parents’ favor, the two’s shenanigans are no small feat. But beneath all the thunder and mischief, the two Asgardian princes discovered a bond that would last for millennia. peacockplayers.org or (603) 886-7000


Be sure to visit THE WEEKENDER for more great events in town this weekend!




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