Entertainment coverage 28-31 March: Manchester and its surrounds buzzing with art, music and performance


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 and 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

Thursday, March 28

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Henry Laliberte will play at Homestead on March 28.

Henry Laliberte/Homestead (Merrimack)/5:30 PM
Peter Pappas/Fratello’s (Manchester)/5.30pm
Colin Hart / Lithermans Brewing Company / 5:30 PM
Sam Hammerman / Merrimack / 6 p.m.
John Chouinard / Gauchos (Manchester) / 6pm – Saturday
Chris Lester / San Francisco Kitchen (Nashua) / 6:30pm
Dave Clark / Telly’s (Epping) / 7pm
Outliers Trio / Stumble Inn (Londonderry) / 7pm
Freddie Catalfo / The Cavern Sports Bar (Pembroke) / 7pm


Friday, March 29

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You’re going to want to hear The Maniac Loves You when they invade Peddler’s Daughter on March 29th.

Hally Neal/Murphy’s (Bedford)/6 p.m.
Jeff Mrozek / Coach Station (Londonderry) / 6 PM
Johnny Angel / Fratello’s (Manchester) / 6pm
Tyler Levs/The Foundry (Manchester)/6pm
April Cushman/Backyard Brewery (Manchester)/6pm
Brewing and acoustic open mic with Alli Beaudry / Great North Aleworks (Manchester) / 6-8pm
Tender Intentions / Share Brewing Company (Manchester) / 6:30pm
Justin Jordan/Luna Bistro (Salem)/7 p.m.
Banana Gun / Stumble Inn (Londonderry) / 8pm
Lisa Marie/Strange Brew Tavern (Manchester)/8pm
J-Lo / Telly’s (Epping) / 8 p.m.
Lisa Love Experience / Driffield (Manchester) / 8pm

Chase Clark Music/Bonfire Country Bar (Manchester)/9pm
Caylin Costello & Guess Method / Shaskeen Irish Pub (Manchester) / 9 p.m.
Crazy Loves You / The Hawker’s Daughter (Nashua) / 9:30 pm


Saturday, March 30

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Stranded Town will have you dancing the night away at The Derryfield on March 30th.

Scott King / Farmers Market (Contoocook) / 9 a.m. to 12 noon
Taylor Marie / Winter Farmers Market (Concord) / 9 a.m. to 12 noon
Chris Perkins / The Wild Rover (Manchester) / 5pm
Eddie Sands / Homestead (Merrimack) / 6 p.m.
Jeff Mrozek / Fratello’s (Manchester) / 6 p.m.
Patrick Synan/Murphy’s (Bedford)/6pm
Ralph Allen / Coach Station (Londonderry) / 6pm
Kimayo / The Foundry (Manchester) / 6pm
Justin Cohn / Chen Yang Li (Bow) / 7pm
Stranded Town / Driffield (Manchester) / 8pm
The Slakas / Stumble Inn (Londonderry) / 8pm

Joe MacDonald/Fody’s Tavern (Nashua)/8:30 p.m.
Pinsky Reunion / Shaskeen Irish Pub (Manchester) / 9 p.m.
Max Sullivan Group/Strange Brew Tavern (Manchester)/9pm
Martin & Kelly/Bonfire Country Club (Manchester)/9 p.m.
Mockingbird / The Peddler’s Daughter / 9:30 pm


Sunday, March 31st

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Roc & Ron = Rocco Boulay and Ron Decoste, who will make your Easter brunch at the Stumble Inn feel like musical magic.

Rob Dumais / Bronze Door (Bedford) / 11am
Steve Obert/Coppergate(Salem)/11am
Roc n Ron/Stumble Inn (Londonderry)/2pm

Be sure to check the venue’s website or social media for last minute changes or to see if there are ticket 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.

Musical Silent Film/Rex Theater (Manchester) 7:00pm – direct/x

Cecil B. DeMille Ten Commandments (1923), the original silent film version. Come experience the best of early Hollywood – on the big screen, with live music, and in the company of an audience. Jeff Rapsis is a musician and composer from New Hampshire who specializes in composing live music for silent film screenings. Over the past 15 years, he has accompanied more than 1,000 screenings in New England, across the country and in Europe. www.rextheatre.org or (603)668-5588


Friday, March 29th

Candlelight Music – A Tribute to COLDPLAY / Rex Theater (Manchester) / 6pm and 8:30pm – direct/x

Candlelight Concerts bring the magic of a live, multi-sensory music experience to stunning locations; discover Coldplay music under the soft candlelight of the Rex Theatre. www.rextheatre.org or (603)668-5588

Piano Duel / Tupelo Music Hall (Delhi) / 8pm – direct/x

Dueling Pianos of New Hampshire brings fast-paced, demand-driven dueling piano fun to the Granite State. Join us for a non-stop, high-energy show with your pick of the set list! No musical style or genre is off limits and no two shows are the same. www.tupelomusichall.com or (603)437-5100

KILLER QUEEN / Palace Theater (Manchester) / 29-30 March – direct/x

A night full of hits showcasing the music of Queen. Killer Queen celebrates Freddie Mercury, considered one of the greatest singers in the history of rock music. www.palacetheatre.org or (603)668-5588

Taylor Edition/Art Center (Nashua)/8:30pm – direct/x

Calling all Swifties! Welcome to Taylor’s version, the dance party of your wildest dreams. We host DJ-based events every Taylor era, no skips! Could you ask for anything better? Grab the tickets, invite your friends, and trade bracelets with us! www.nashuacenterforhearts.com or 800-657-8774 – 18+ events


Saturday, March 30th

Home Sweet Home: ICE REVUE 2024 / JFK Stadium (Manchester) / 1pm & 7pm – direct/x

Presented by the Southern New Hampshire Skateboard Club. This year’s show will reveal all the fun you can find at home! Skaters of all ages and abilities will explore the rooms of the house while showcasing their hard work in this multimedia ice show. Video, lighting and clothing will bring life to our homes! www.snhsc.com

SOULED OUT SHOW BAND / Rex Theater (Manchester) / 7:30pm – direct/x

The Souled Out Show Band has been entertaining audiences throughout the greater New England area for over 20 years, making them one of the hottest bands in the area. They added visuals to an already energetic stage show that took the SOSB experience to a whole new level! www.rextheatre.org or (603)668-5588

Captain Jack Sparrow and the Stranger / Tupelo Music Hall (Delhi) / 8pm – direct/x

Captain Jack & The Strangers consists of six members from Gloucester, Massachusetts, who have over 30 years of experience in music and performance. The orchestra is led by 24-year-old piano prodigy Jack Favazza, who injects youthful energy into this classic American songbook. The orchestra performed a series of music by American piano master Billy Joel, covering his entire music career from the 1970s, 1980s to the 1990s. Playing two well-known hits, as well as B-side fan favorites, there’s sure to be something to appease any audience. www.tupelomusichall.com or (603)437-5100


Sunday, March 31stYingshi – happy Easter!


Upcoming events

Robert Dion Piano Cabaret / Public Library (Bedford) / April 7, 2:30 pm – free events

Part of the 2023/24 Sunday Concert and Cookie Series, taking place in the McAllaster Room. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Bedford Library at halftime. Join Robert Dionne for his popular interactive piano/vocal cabaret show; at this invitation-only event, you can listen to music and sing along from an audience-created song list. It is recommended to book in advance. Register here (www.bedfordnhlibrary.org)

The Birthday Club / Majestic Theater (Manchester) / 12-14 April – direct/x

Five women come together to celebrate a birthday, each with their own story, drinking, celebrating, commiserating and supporting each other as they discuss marriage, work, divorce, fertility and children, all while solving the world’s problems. One by one, they revealed their personal, work and family problems, and Vodka caused a stir when one admitted she was dating another’s husband. The question is: will the Birthday Club continue to exist, or will Rule #5 end it for good? www.majestictheatre.net or (603)669-7469

Be sure to visit The WEEKENDER for more special events in town this weekend!



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