22-25 September: Vibrant arts, music, shows and entertainment in and around Manchester


Sean Coleman performs at the Elm House of Pizza Patio on September 22nd.

This week’s roundup of live entertainment in and around Manchester is brought to you by A. Robert Dionne of Ted Herbert Music School & Rentals. Please email entertainment events to rob@majestictheatre.net for consideration. Add your event to the InkLink Community Calendar so we can include it in our live radio report from WMNH 95.3 (Peter White’s Morning Show – “World of Entertainment” LIVE). every Thursday at 8:00 a.m.).

Thursday, September 22ndnd

  • Eric Lindberg / The Foundry (Manchester) / 5pm
  • Austin McCarthy / Cactus Jack’s (Manchester) / 5pm
  • Jae Mannion / T-Bones (Concord) / 17:30
  • Pete Massa / T-Bones (Hudson) / 5:30 PM
  • Sean Coleman / Elm House Patio (Manchester) / 6pm
  • Two For The Road / Derryfield Deck (Manchester) / 6pm
  • Alex Cohen / San Francisco Kitchen (Nashua) / 6:30 PM
  • Doug Mitchell Duo / Stumble Inn (Londonderry) / 7pm

Catch Chase Clark at the Bonfire on September 23rd.

Friday, September 23rdrd

  • Ramez Mataz / The Hill Bar & Grill (Manchester) / 17:30
  • Justin Cohn / Murphy’s (Bedford) / 6pm
  • Lou Antonucci / Homestead (Merrimack) / 6pm
  • Paul Lussier / Coach Stop (Londonderry) / 6pm
  • Mark Lapointe / Fratello’s (Manchester) / 6pm
  • Ryan Williamson / Backyard Brewery (Manchester) / 6pm
  • Karen Grenier / Over The Moon Farmstead (Pittsfield) / 7pm
  • Brendan Clarke & The Deadman Band / Angel City Music Hall (Manchester) / 9pm
  • BJ Magoon & Driving Sideways / Strange Brew Tavern (Manchester) / 9pm
  • Chase Clark / Bonfire (Manchester) / 9pm

Promise Game will play Shaskeen on September 24th.

Saturday, September 24thth

  • Joel Cage / Great North Yaleworks (Manchester) / 4pm
  • KOHA / Murphy’s (Manchester) / 17:30
  • Justin Jordan / Coach Stop (Londonderry) / 6pm
  • Ralph Allen / Murphy’s (Bedford) / 6pm
  • Dani Sven / Luna Bistro (Salem) / 6pm
  • Paul Gormley / Chen Yang Lee (bow) / 19:00
  • Last Kid Picked / Derryfield (Manchester) / 8pm
  • Rob & Jody / Telly’s (Epping) / 8pm
  • Maddi Ryan / Bonfire (Manchester) / 9pm
  • Promise Game / Shaskeen (Manchester) / 21:00

Sunday 25th Septemberth

  • Nate Comp / Copper Door (Bedford) / 11am
  • Steve Aubert / Copper Door (Salem) / 11am
  • Old Tom & The Lookouts / Northwoods Brewing Company / 12pm
  • Chris Lester / Concord Craft Brewing (Concord) / 2pm
  • Jordan Quinn / Elm House Patio (Manchester) / 2pm

Always check the venue website and social media for last minute changes.

art & entertainment

Thursday, September 22ndnd

Marshall Crenshaw 40TH ANNIVERSARY / Rex Theater (Manchester) / 19:30

Throughout his 30-year career, 13 albums, Grammy and Golden Globe nominations, film and television appearances (Buddy Holly in “La Bamba”), and thousands of performances, Marshall Crenshaw’s musical output has consistently maintained its fidelity to quality. His efforts of finesse, craftsmanship and passion have been rewarded with the devotion of a wide and highly loyal fan base. Established him as a singular songwriter, record maker and guitarist. The album spawned his hit single “Someday, Someway” and classics such as “(You’re My) Favorite Waste of Time”, “Whenever You’re On My Mind” and “Cynical Girl”.

DIRTY DEEDS: THE AC/DC EXPERIENCE / Palace Theater (Manchester) / 19:30

Dirty Deeds The AC/DC Experience from the New England area brings an energetic and hilarious tribute to one of the world’s greatest rock bands, AC/DC. Dirty Deeds immerses the audience in unpredictable thrills throughout the concert, revisiting all of his timeless AC/DC hits and returning to the early music that launched AC/DC to stardom. Known for their attention to detail, Dirty Deeds not only captures AC/DC’s onstage antics and appearances, but also utilizes interactive video, lighting, and fully functional props to bring AC to life. Recreate theatrical making /DC concerts. An experience you will never forget. A true audio and visual experience, Dirty Deeds takes the stage and pays tribute to his one of the greatest groups of our time, AC/DC, into hours of pure rock ‘n’ roll escapism. We invite you to join us!

Friday, September 23rdrd

MAJESTIC-OPOLY / Majestic Theater (Manchester) / September 23rd and 24th at 6:30pm

Join us for our 17th Annual Auction and Performance Fundraiser. This is Majestic Theater’s biggest fundraiser of the year. Silent auction featuring performances by Majestic adult, teen and youth actors, tickets and passes to arts and cultural venues, electronics, gift baskets, restaurant gift certificates, artwork and more! There’s something for everyone! ! Special themed raffles and nightly refreshments.Tickets are available at the door or www.majestic theater.net.

MISS HOLMES / Milford Area Players at Amato Center (Milford) / 23rd September – 2nd October

Inspired by the play by Christopher M. Walsh/the work of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, ‘Miss Holmes’ explores the Victorian world of Holmes and Watson with an additional set of characters confronted by these two iconic characters. Reconsider by exploring obstacles. A newlywed wife receives an anonymous letter asking for help. Miss Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Dorothy Watson team up to uncover the secrets of a corrupt Lieutenant. But this Holmes and Watson face a much bigger challenge than bringing criminals to justice. Miss Holmes is one of the most speculative minds of her generation, but she is frustrated by the restraints imposed on her by her society. https://milfordarea.booktix.com/

THE LINDA RONSTADT EXPERIENCE / Rex Theater (Manchester) / 19:30

American Idol star Tristan Mackintosh creates a stunning portrayal of Linda Ronstadt in the prime of her career. Brilliant back Tristan’s formidable backed by her band Her singing prowess and her presence on stage led to Linda takes you to The Linda Ronstadt Experience takes you on a musical journey through chart-topping smash hits, ‘You’re No Good’, ‘When Will I Be Loved’, ‘That’ll Be The Day’, ‘Blue Bayou’ and many more classic hits I am going out. Featuring artists such as Jackson Browne, Elvis Costello, Tom Petty, Neil Young, Warren Zevon, Little Feat and more! Enjoy the songs that Linda Ronstadt brought to life in her masterful way with The Linda Ronstadt Experience. American Idol star Tristan Mackintosh invites you on an emotional ride of purity, power and heartbreak. www.rextheatre.org or (603) 668-5588

Saturday, September 24thth

CAPITAL ARTS FEST / South Main Street (Concord) / September 24th and 25th

This vibrant street festival features vendors, food and live music on South Main Street in downtown Concord, highlighting Concord’s amazing arts community. The event is supported by a juried fine arts and crafts fair organized by the League of NH Craftsmen. Shop the breathtaking display of ceramics, jewelry, textiles, fine art prints and more in tents set up on South Main Street. Access the outdoor stage to catch a performance at the Capitol Center for the Arts. The two-day festival will feature a diverse line-up of music, including performances by Firefall (the band that created the ’70s hit “You Are The Woman”) and Screaming Orphans. (pop and folk band from Ireland).A complete schedule of events and performances at https://www.visitconcord-nh.com/capital-arts-fest

DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID / Palace Theater (Manchester) Until 10/2

Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s best-loved stories and the classic animated film Disney’s Little Mermaid, this is a timeless and hauntingly beautiful love story. Music by his eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, this shady fable will capture your heart with haunting tunes like “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl,” and “Part of Your World.” www.palaceheatre.org or (603) 668-5588

Sunday 25th Septemberth

WOLF / Bank of NH Stage (Concord) / 16:00 (9/23-24 also at 7:00 pm)

Rajiv Joseph’s play / How do you find your place in a world where you don’t belong anymore? You must reconcile the lost child with the young woman you find. Pulitzer finalist Rajiv Joseph explores Teresa’s life as she and her family struggle to make sense of a shattered past and an uncertain future in the wake of her parents’ worst nightmares. Expand your new life. *Content Transparency: This show contains references to gunshots, suicide and suicide references, emotional abuse of minors, and missing children. https://tkapow.com/MrWolf.html

Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noon / Tupelo Music Hall (Delhi) / 19:00

Widely regarded as one of rock ‘n’ roll’s greatest and most versatile entertainers, Peter Noone is second to none! A star of stage, screen and record, Noone’s performances are legendary. There, he deftly delivers a broad musical palette that is all generation-defining gems through his voice. Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone is a must-see concert experience, perfect for trade fairs, festivals, casinos, performing arts centers, symphony halls and private events. Rock guru Lacanter packs plenty of puns but doesn’t add punch to his music. Peter Noon is the real deal, having sold over 60 million records! www.tupelomusichall.com or (603) 437-5100

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