Performing arts, music, shows and entertainment in and around Manchester – Manchester Ink Link

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. Email your entertainment events to for review. Be sure to add your events to the InkLink Community Calendar for possible inclusion in the live radio report on WMNH 95.3 (The Morning Show with Peter White – “World of Entertainment” LIVE every Thursday at 8am)

Kevin Horan plays the Currier on April 21. Courtesy picture


  • Kevin Horan / Currier (Manchester) / 5 p.m.
  • Malcolm Salls / Murphy’s (Bedford) / 5:30 p.m.
  • Chris Perkins / Cheers (Concorde) / 6 p.m.
  • Chris Peters / Hermanos (Concorde) / 6:30 p.m.
  • Nate Cozzoline / The Bar (Hudson) / 6:30 p.m.

Pop Disaster plays The Goat on April 22.


  • Justin Cohn / Backyard Brewery (Manchester) / 6 p.m.
  • Tyler Levs / The Foundry (Manchester) / 6 p.m.
  • Marc Apostolides / Homestead (Merrimack) / 6 p.m.
  • Jeff Mrozek / Bus Stop (Londonderry) / 6pm
  • Tiny Town Stranded / Stumble Inn (Londonderry) / 8pm
  • Banana Gun / Angel City Music Hall (Manchester) / 8pm
  • The Pop Disaster / The Goat (Manchester) / 9pm
  • Jon Ross / Strange Brew (Manchester) / 9 p.m.

Meet Tom Dixon Band on April 23 at Bonfire Country Bar.


  • Matt the Sax / Great North Brewing Company (Manchester) / 3 p.m.
  • Bird Friend / To Share Brewing Company (Manchester) / 4pm
  • Tom Boisse / Trestle Village (Goffstown) / 6 p.m.
  • Tom Dixon Band / Bonfire (Manchester) / 7 p.m.
  • Carter on guitar / Game Changer (Londonderry) / 7pm
  • Horizon / Pasta Loft (Milford) / 8:30 p.m.
  • Dazed / Shaskeen (Manchester) / 9pm
  • Say n Dat / Murphy’s (Manchester) / 9pm

David Newsom plays The Foundry on April 24.


  • David Newsam / The Foundry (Manchester) 10am
  • Eric Lindberg / Craft Brewery (Concord) / 2 p.m.
  • Clint Lapointe / Murphy’s (Bedford) / 4 p.m.
  • Open Mic Blues Jam / Strange Brew (Manchester) / 7pm

Always be sure to check a venue’s website or Facebook page for last-minute changes.

The Rex Theater

23 Amherst Street ~ (603)668-5588

FNC at the Rex – KELLY McFARLAND / April 22n/a at 7:30 p.m.

As an experienced stand-up comedian, Kelly has a full and extensive resume that includes comedy clubs, theaters, colleges, festivals, television appearances, and entertaining American troupes overseas. Kelly has appeared on Stand Up in Stilettos on TV Guide Channel, The Today Show, The View, Comedy Central, NBC’s Last Comic Standing and AXS Gotham Comedy LIVE.


Tom’s career spans six decades, 26 albums and three GRAMMY awards. The New York Times called Chapin “one of the great personalities in contemporary folk music”, while Billboard called him “the best family artist around” and described him as “totally captivating”. Making music that The New York Times praises as “surprisingly close to beauty,” the Chapin Sisters carry on a proud family musical heritage: father Tom Chapin is a Grammy-winning singer/songwriter; the legendary late Uncle Harry Chapin was a musical artist and activist. best known for his 1974 No. 1 hit “Cat’s in the Cradle.” Since 2005, the sisters have garnered critical acclaim for forging a distinctive musical imprint in which they “marry melodic vocals, dynamically complex vocal harmonies and folk-influenced melodies with dark, sarcastic lyrical content”.

The Palace Theater

80 Hannover Street ~ (603)668-5588

THE PRODUCERS / April 22-May 15 (mainstage) OPENING WEEKEND!

Classic cult comedy movie from Mel Brooks, now as a big Broadway musical. The producers are once again setting the standard for modern, outrageous and straight-forward humor. It’s a true “boffo” success, winning a record twelve Tony Awards and wowing crowds night after night. The plot is simple: an unlucky Broadway producer and his mild-mannered accountant come up with a scheme to produce the most notorious flop in history, cheating their backers (all “little old ladies”) out of millions. of dollars. Only one thing is wrong: the show is a resounding success! At the heart of the incredibly funny adventure of producing a show is a harrowing emotional journey of two very different men who become friends. With a truly hysterical book co-written by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan (Annie) and music and lyrics by Mr. Brooks, The Producers confuses Broadway lore and takes no prisoners as it proudly proclaims itself a “violator of ‘equal opportunities ! »

The Majestic Theater

880 Page Street ~ (603)669-7469

Agatha Christie’s RULE OF THREE / April 22-24 (Majestic Studio Theatre)

By Agatha Christie / This triple project of one-act murder mysteries combines: the light comedy Afternoon at the Seaside, in which a detective tries to find a priceless emerald necklace and the culprit who stole it; The Rats, a dark and chilling tale in which two adulterous lovers find themselves lured into an apartment, trapped like rats and framed for murder; and finally, The Patient, a tense thriller in which a woman is hospitalized after she appears to fall from her balcony.

CHARLOTTE’S WEB / May 20-22 (Majestic Studio Theatre)

Adapted by Joseph Robinette. Based on the book by EB White / All the enchanting characters are there: Wilbur, the irresistible young pig who desperately wants to avoid the butcher; Fern, a girl who understands what animals say to each other; Templeton, the gluttonous rat who can sometimes be persuaded into a good deed; the Zuckerman family; the Arabs; and, above all, the extraordinary spider, Charlotte, who happens to be “a true friend and a good writer”. Determined to save Wilbur, Charlotte begins her campaign with the “miracle” of her canvas in which she writes “Some pig”. It’s the start of a winning campaign that finally ends with Wilbur, now safe, doing what matters most to Charlotte. This is a beautiful, scholarly piece about friendship that will provide audiences with an evening of enchantment.


DALLAS BRASS / Stockbridge Theater (Derry) / April 21st at 19 ‘o clock

The Dallas Brass has established a unique blend of traditional brass instruments with a full complement of drums and percussion, which creates a performing entity of extraordinary range and musical challenge. Dallas Brass’ repertoire includes classic, Dixieland, swing, Broadway, Hollywood and patriotic masterpieces. According to Mr. Levine, “A Dallas Brass concert is for the whole family. Our ideal audience is between 5 and 95 years old. Our goal is to entertain and enrich by playing great music, while showing our audience how much we love what we do.

WANTED DOA / Tupelo Music Hall (Derry) / April 22n/a at 20 hours

The feeling of Bon Jovi’s music hits home and no matter the age group, their music is iconic and recognizable to the masses. As one of the most successful musical groups in history with over 130 million RIAA certified sales and countless awards, it’s no wonder countless bands seek to pay tribute to this legendary group. . However, there is only one that truly captures the authenticity of Bon Jovi’s music and what its fans demand; DOA wanted.

WHO’S LIVE? / Capitol Center for Arts (Concord) / April 24and at 7:30 p.m.

WHO ALIVE ANYWAY? is 90 minutes of hilarious improvised comedy and song, all based on audience suggestions. Cast members Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis and Joel Murray will leave you speechless with the very witty scenes they dream up before your eyes. Audience participation is key to the show, so bring your suggestions and you might be asked to join the cast on stage! WHO ALIVE ANYWAY? features some of the improv games made famous by the long-running TV show as well as exciting new games, with musical direction by Bob Derkach.

Email your entertainment events to for exam. Be sure to add your events to the InkLink calendar for possible inclusion in the live radio report on WMNH 95.3 (The Morning Show with Peter White – “World of Entertainment” LIVE every Thursday at 8am).

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