Weekly entertainment coverage 8-11 February: Where to find buzzing art, music and performance in and around Manchester

Ted Herbert

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

Ryan Williamson
Meet Ryan Williamson at Litherman’s Brewing Company on February 8th.

Thursday, February 8th

  • Doug Thompson / Merrimack / Homestead / 5:30 PM
  • Ralph Allen/Fratello’s (Manchester)/5:30 p.m.
  • Ryan Williamson/Litherman’s Brewing Company (Concord)/5:30 p.m.
  • Chris Powers / Merrimack / 6 p.m.
  • Peter Pappas / Shorty’s (Nashua) / 6 p.m.
  • Chris Lester / Copper Door (Bedford) / 7 p.m.
  • Jordan Quinn/ Copper Door (Salem) / 7 p.m.
  • Freddie Catalfo / Telly’s (Epping) / 7pm
  • Roc n Ron Duo / Stumble Inn (Londonderry) / 7pm

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If you can make it to Manchester’s Derryfield on February 9th, you won’t be disappointed with Emily’s Garage Band.

Friday, February 9th

  • Jamie Hughes/Murphy’s (Bedford)/6pm
  • Joanie Cicatelli / Coach Station (Londonderry) / 6pm
  • John Chouinard / Fratello’s (Manchester) / 6pm
  • Mark Apostolides/Homestead (Merrimack)/6 p.m.
  • Tyler Levs / Backyard Brewery (Manchester) / 6pm
  • Paul Driscoll / The Foundry (Manchester) / 6pm
  • Emily’s Garage Band / Driffield (Manchester) / 8pm
  • Redemption Trio / Telly’s (Epping) / 8pm
  • The Ride/Stumble Inn (Londonderry)/8pm
  • Peter Higgins / Strange Brew Tavern (Manchester) / 8pm
  • Standard Tuning/Angel City Music Hall (Manchester)/9pm (Not capped before 9pm)
  • Lamont Smooth/Shaskeen Irish Pub (Manchester)/9 p.m.
  • Nate Ramos/Bonfire Country Bar (Manchester)/9 p.m.

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Scott King will perform at San Francisco Kitchen in Nashua on February 10th.

Saturday, February 10th

  • Cat Faulkner Duo / Winter Farmers Marker (Concord) / 9 a.m. to 12 noon
  • Mary Fagan / Contoocook / 9 a.m. to 12 noon
  • Casey Roop / The Wild Rover (Manchester) / 5pm
  • Lucas Gallo/To Share Brewing Company (Manchester)/5pm
  • Bella Perrotta / The Hill Bar & Grille (Manchester) / 5.30pm
  • No. 603/Henniker/6 p.m.
  • Ryan Williamson / The Foundry (Manchester) / 6pm
  • Dan Fallon/Backyard Brewery (Manchester)/6pm
  • Paul Lussier / Coach Station (Londonderry) / 6pm
  • Richard Wallace / Murphy’s Restaurant (Bedford) / 6 p.m.
  • Scott King / San Francisco Kitchen (Nashua) / 6:30pm
  • Mikey G / Chen Yang Li (bow) / 7pm
  • Justin Jordan/Luna Bistro (Salem)/7 p.m.
  • Chad Lamarsh Band / Driffield (Manchester) / 8pm
  • Eric Grant Band/Bonfire Country Bar (Manchester)/9pm
  • Ken Clark Organ Trio/Strange Brew Tavern (Manchester)/9pm

Sunday, February 11th

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Chad Lamarsh Hope to see you at Stumble In on February 11th.

  • Marc Apostolides / Bronze Gate (Bedford) / 11 am
  • Steve Obert/Coppergate(Salem)/11am
  • Chad Lamarsh/Stumble Inn (Londonderry)/3 p.m.

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 9th

FNC: AL PARK with special guests / Rex Theater (Manchester) / 7:30pm – direct/x

Al Park quickly became a rising star on the national comedy scene. He has won competitions at the Boston Comedy Festival and the Cleveland Comedy Festival, and was a finalist in the prestigious Seattle International Comedy Competition. In 2019, he was invited to perform at the National Comedy Center in Jamestown, New York. Named Boston’s best comedian by Inappropriate Bostonian magazine, Parker blends keen observation, cultural irony and a generous dose of self-deprecation to create a unique, authentic comedic voice. His stand-up comedy can be heard on Audible.com, and his television debut was on Fox’s “Laughs.” www.rextheatre.org or (603)668-5588

GENTICORUM / NH Stage Bank (Concord) / 7:30 pm – direct/x

With Juno and ADISQ nominations and four Canadian Folk Music Awards, GENTICORUM is one of the leading groups in Quebec’s traditional music scene. Two of the trio’s founding members, Pascal Gemme (violin) and Yann Falquet (guitar), were also recognized for their solid contributions to the traditional music scene. They are joined by multi-instrumentalist and composer Nicholas Williams (flute, accordion); the joy these three musicians have playing and writing together is evident, both on stage and on record. 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 10th

Carnival with PO BOYS / Rex Theater (Manchester) / 7:30pm – direct/x

Po Boys formed in 2012 with the intention of rocking the walls of a local club on Grease Tuesday, but they’ve honed their sound and are no longer just the centerpiece of the carnival. The band explores New Orleans’ vast musical heritage and expands their repertoire beyond NOLA jazz to include traditional Caribbean music (New Orleans is said to be the northernmost city in the Caribbean), as well as Meters funk, soul and brass happy. www.rextheatre.org or (603)668-5588

LOTUS LAND / Tupelo Music Hall (Delhi) / 8pm – DIRECT/x (Same goes for Friday night at 8pm)

American RUSH Tributes to Lotus Park brings the power of live Rush to the stage with an unparalleled performance. Loved by die-hard Rush fans, musicians and casual music listeners alike, the Lotus Land experience is hailed as the ultimate celebration of RUSH’s musical craftsmanship and passionate performance. With the authentic setting and sounds of the Canadian power trio, Lotus Land delivers the excitement people have come to expect when attending a RUSH concert. Their performances have sold out premiere concert venues, and their fan base continues to grow at home and abroad. www.tupelomusichall.com or (603)437-5100

Sunday, February 11th

Aaron’s Valentine’s Day Party / Bank of NH Stage (Concord) / 11am – direct/x

Get ready to dance and burn some calories for the upcoming Valentine’s Day chocolate treat with Mr. Aaron for a fun party for the whole family! Hosted by Mr. Aaron on the BNH Stage, we’ll be listening to his kid-friendly pop and dance music! It’s Mr. Aaron’s signature interactive musical fun – Valentine’s Day style. Let’s get ready! This family Valentine’s Day party lasts 90 minutes. It’s aimed at children ages 2 to 10 and their families, at a child-friendly volume. Snacks and drinks will be provided. www.ccanh.com or (603)225-1111

Dinosaur Zoo Live! / Capitol Center – Chubb Theater (Concord) / 2 p.m. – direct/x

Get ready for the ultimate play date – 65 million years in the making – Erth’s Dinosaur ZOO LIVE will take your family on a thrilling journey from prehistoric Australia. You’ll observe, meet, and interact with stunningly life-like dinosaurs and other creatures in theatrical performances that will excite and entertain children while igniting their imaginations, forever connecting them to their world . Created by a team of skilled performers and puppeteers and designed with the help of professional paleontologists, the puppets at Erth’s DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE are so lifelike you may want to run and hide – but don’t! Because you don’t want to miss a minute of this fun, unique, entertaining and educational live show. www.ccanh.com or (603)225-1111

SWIFT ME AWAY / Bank of NH Stage (Concord) / 8pm – direct/x

SWIFT Me Away is Taylor Swift’s Valentine’s Day dance party! This Valentine’s Day, celebrate your Valentine’s Day with the people who break your heart! Our Taylor Made Prom is for girls, boys and girls to share their love for the one and only songwriter. welcome everybody!

NOTE: Taylor Swift will not be attending. www.ccanh.com or (603)225-1111

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

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

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