Weekly entertainment coverage 2-5 May: buzzing with 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:

Thursday, May 2

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Watch Dornach at the Shaskeen Bar on May 2nd.

  • Bella Perrotta/T-Bones (Hudson)/5 p.m.
  • Casey Roop / T-Bones (Concord) / 5 p.m.
  • Johnny Angel/T-Bones (Bedford)/5 p.m.
  • Ralph Allen/T-Bones (Salem)/5 p.m.
  • Dani Sven / Concord / 5pm
  • Dave Zangri / Copper Door (Bedford) / 5 p.m.
  • Jodee Frawlee / Copper Door (Salem) / 5 p.m.
  • Dave Clark/Fratello’s (Manchester)/5:30pm
  • Rebecca Turmel/Lithermans Brewing Company (Concord)/5:30 p.m.
  • Sean Coleman/Homestead (Merrimack)/5:30 PM
  • Chris Perkins / Tortilla Flat (Merrimack) / 6pm
  • D-Comp / Telly’s (Epping) / 7pm
  • Jonny Friday Duo / Stumble Inn (Londonderry) / 7pm
  • Garrett Smith / The Cavern Sports Bar (Pembroke) / 7 p.m.
  • Donaher / Shaskeen Irish Pub (Manchester) / 8pm

Friday, May 3

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On May 3rd, watch Jonathan Stephen present a sharing brew event.

  • Dalton Sayball/The Hill Bar & Grill (Manchester)/5:30 p.m.
  • Chris Taylor / Fratello’s (Manchester) / 6pm
  • Ked Budka/Murphy’s (Bedford)/6 p.m.
  • Mark Apostolides/Homestead (Merrimack)/6 p.m.
  • Swipe Right Duo/Derryfield Deck (Manchester)/6pm
  • Peter Pappas / Coach Station (Londonderry) / 6pm
  • John Chouinard / Gaucho’s (Manchester) / 6pm – Saturday too
  • Tom Boisse / Backyard Brewery (Manchester) / 6pm
  • Clint Lapointe / The Foundry (Manchester) / 6pm
  • Jonathan Stephen Brought / To Share Brewing Company (Manchester) / 6:30pm
  • Andrea Paquin / Luna Bistro (Salem) / 7 p.m.
  • Dancing Backwards Crazy / Driffield (Manchester) / 8pm
  • Rumboat / Stumble Inn (Londonderry) / 8pm
  • J-Lo / Telly’s (Epping) / 8 p.m.
  • Frank Morey/Strange Brew Tavern (Manchester)/8pm
  • Maddi Ryan / Bonfire Country Bar (Manchester) / 9pm
  • Gnarley Sacs / Shaskeen Irish Pub (Manchester) / 9pm

Saturday, May 4

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Hell on Heels will take over Murphy’s on May 4th.

  • Upright Dogs/Great North Aleworks (Manchester)/4 p.m.
  • Scott Solsy/To Share Brewing Company (Manchester)/5 p.m.
  • Justin Federico / The Hill Bar & Grille (Manchester) / 5:30 p.m.
  • Joanie Cicatelli/Fratello’s (Manchester)/5.30pm
  • Minimum two drinks / Derryfield Deck (Manchester) / 6pm
  • Paul Lussier / Coach Station (Londonderry) / 6pm
  • Scott King/Backyard Brewery (Manchester)/6pm
  • Amanda Dane Band/Telly’s (Epping)/8pm
  • Eric Grant Band / Driffield (Manchester) / 8pm
  • Keep Flying, Everyway, Waiver, Donaher / Shaskeen Irish Pub (Manchester) / 8 p.m.
  • BJ Magoon & Driving Sideways / Strange Brew Tavern (Manchester) / 9pm
  • Phil Maurice / Bonfire Country Bar (Manchester) / 9pm
  • Hell on Heels / Murphy’s (Manchester) / 9:30pm

Sunday, May 5

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Brooks Young will play at Stella Blue on May 5th.

  • Nate Comp / Bronze Gate (Salem) / 11 AM
  • Phil Jacques / Bronze Gate (Bedford) / 11am
  • Casey Roop / Shorty’s (Manchester) / 12pm
  • Johnny Angel / Shorty’s (Nashua) / 12 noon
  • Stephen DeCuire / Tortilla Flat (Merrimack) / 1 p.m.
  • Brooks Young / Stella Blu (Nashua) / 3 p.m.
  • Peter Pappas / Shorty’s (Nashua) / 3:30 PM
  • Richard Wallace/Shorty’s (Manchester) 3:30pm
  • Another Shot / Stumble Inn (Londonderry) / 4pm
  • Ralph Allen/Murphy’s (Bedford)/4 p.m.
  • Chuck Alaimo Duo/Derryfield Deck (Manchester)/5pm
  • Freddie Catalfo / Shorty’s (Manchester) / 7pm

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.

Thursday, May 2ND

Forbidden Broadway / Stockbridge Theater (Delhi) / 7pm – direct/x

From Frozen to Phantasm to HQ, this new comedy lampoons Broadway’s biggest shows and brightest stars, with shocking costumes and goofy spoofs of songs you know by heart As well as featuring crazy impressions from the celebrity cast! Laughing at your favorite musicals and stars has never been more fun! A talented group of chameleon comedians have been a New York sensation for 35 years, delivering sharp parodies at a dizzying pace. Whether you’re a seasoned theater lover or a newbie, the Tony Award-winning Forbidden Broadway is your one-stop ticket to non-stop laughter: a stylish and fresh take on tried and true theater that’ll leave you wanting more! www.stockbridgetheatre.showare.com or (603)437-5200

KEVIN NEALON / Tupelo Music Hall (Delhi) / 8pm – direct/x

Kevin Nealon is an Emmy Award- and SAG Award-nominated actor and comedian who sets himself apart from other comedy performers with his unique sense of humor, dry humor, and likable demeanor. stand out. Nealon is best known for his nine-year run as a cast member on NBC’s Saturday Night Live and was critically acclaimed for his role on Showtime’s hit series Marijuana. www.tupelomusichall.com or (603)437-5100

Friday, May 3RD

SUSAN WERNER / Rex Theater (Manchester) / 7:30pm – direct/x

Over the course of her twenty-five-year career, Susan Werner has earned a reputation as “one of the most innovative songwriters working today” (Chicago Tribune). With impressive guitar and piano abilities and a graduate degree in vocal performance, her performances are a one-man musical masterclass. www.rextheatre.org or (603)668-5588

ZACH NUGENT’S DEAD SET / Arts Center (Nashua) / 8 p.m.– direct/x

Led by the incomparable Zach Nugent, Dead Set’s uncanny ability to channel the spirit of Jerry Garcia is simply astounding. Nugent’s masterful guitar work captures the essence of Garcia, mesmerizing the audience with catchy solos and stunning improvisations. The band’s tight chemistry and unwavering dedication ensure that every note resonates with the magic that made the Grateful Dead the legend they are. www.nashuacenterforhearts.com or 800-657-8774

Beautiful / Palace Theater (Manchester) / Ending 12 May – direct/x

Before she was pop music producer Carole King, she was Carole Klein, a dynamic young songwriter from Brooklyn with a unique voice. From her chart-topping singles for music’s biggest acts to her own life-changing, groundbreaking hit with Tapestry, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical takes you back to where it all began , and take you on a journey of a lifetime. www.palacetheatre.org or (603)668-5588

Saturday, May 4th

Panorama – A Tribute to the Automobile / NH Stage Bank (Concord) / 7:30 PM – direct/x

Relive the magic of THE CARS, one of the most iconic bands of the 1970s and 1980s. Panorama are five talented musicians from the Boston metro area who are dedicated to artfully recreating arrangements of CARS music with passion and accuracy, taking you back to the days of spinning records dominating radio and new wave rock through multimedia video performances The music of the era shook the concert halls. www.ccanh.com or (603)225-1111

The Mummy Came / Arts Center (Nashua) / 8 p.m.– direct/x

Here Come the Mummies are an eight-piece funk rock band composed of 5,000-year-old Egyptian mummies with a single-track mind. Their “terrible horrors from beyond the grave” are sure to draw you in (and vice versa). Some say they were cursed after breaking the virginity of a great pharaoh’s daughter. Others claim they are the reincarnation of the Grammy-winning studio musician. No matter what, HCTM’s enigmatic characters, cunning songcraft and ruthless live performances will bend your brain and melt your face. be prepared! The mummy is coming. www.nashuacenterforhearts.com or 800-657-8774

Livingston Taylor/Tupelo Music Hall (Delhi)/8 p.m.– direct/x

Livingston Taylor picked up his first guitar at age 13, beginning a 40-year career of playing, songwriting and teaching. Livingston made his first record at age 18 and continues to write carefully crafted, introspective original songs that have won him a worldwide audience. www.tupelomusichall.com or (603)437-5100

The Kruger Brothers / Rex Theater (Manchester) / 7:30pm – direct/x

Since their official introduction to American audiences in 1997, the Kruger Brothers have created a unique sound that has made them a fixture in the acoustic music scene, thanks to their exceptional discipline, creativity, and ability to blend classical music with folk music. Their original music is crafted to their discerning tastes, and the result is unpretentious, cultured, and delightfully fresh. www.rextheatre.org or (603)668-5588

Sunday, May 5th

RODRIGO Y GABRIELA / Arts Center (Nashua) / 7 p.m.– direct/x

Grammy Award-winning duo Rodrigo y Gabriela grew up on an eclectic mix of classic rock, heavy metal and flamenco, a rare influence that still influences their work today . As they developed their own unique style of guitar music, Rodrigo y Gabriela quickly gained recognition for their exceptional live performances, making their debut in 2002 with the album re-Foc. Over the years, eight other critically acclaimed Kaleidoscope albums were released. www.nashuacenterforhearts.com or 800-657-8774

NH Gay Men’s Choir – Putting It All Together / Rex Theater (Manchester) / 3pm – direct/x www.nhgm.com / www.rextheatre.org or (603)668-5588

Upcoming events

Les Misérables: School Edition / Majestic Theater (Delhi) / 10-12 May – direct/x

The world’s longest-running musical, Les Misérables is a true modern classic based on Victor Hugo’s novel and features one of the most unforgettable scores of all time. The award-winning Les Misérables is as groundbreaking today as it was when it first premiered in London in 1985. for just over two hours, while perfectly maintaining the integrity of this musical masterpiece. Presented by Majestic Academy of Dramatic Arts. 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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