Jan. 20–23: Live music, shows and entertainment in and around Manchester

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This week’s round-up 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 rob@majestictheatre.net for consideration. 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 8 a.m.).

Old Tom and the Lookouts at the Currier Museum Jan. 20.


  • Old Tom and the Lookouts / Currier (Manchester) / 5pm
  • Austin McCarthy / Fratello’s (Manchester) / 5:30pm
  • Jennifer Mitchell / Village Trestle (Goffstown) / 6pm
  • Jessica Olson / KC’s (Manchester) / 6pm
  • Becca Myari / Strange Brew Tavern (Manchester) / 8pm

Maddi Ryan will be playing Backyard Brewery Jan. 21.


  • Maddi Ryan / Backyard Brewery (Manchester) / 6pm
  • Ralph Allen / Coach Stop (Londonderry) / 6pm
  • Charlie Chronopolous / Pat’s Peak (Henniker) / 6pm
  • Kevin Horan / To Share Brewing Company (Manchester) / 6:30pm
  • Marlena Phillips / Fody’s (Nashua) / 7pm
  • The Blues Express / Area 23 (Concord) / 8pm
  • Joe McDonald / Fody’s (Derry) / 8pm
  • Austin Worthington / Angel City Music Hall (Manchester) / 9pm

Kimayo plays at The Foundry Jan. 22.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 22           

  • Kevin Horan / Great North Aleworks (Manchester) / 3pm
  • Acoustic Tandem / Stumble Inn (Londonderry) / 3pm
  • Kimayo / The Foundry (Manchester) / 6pm
  • Marc Apostolides / Homestead (Merrimack) / 6pm
  • Brian Walker / Elm Street House of Pizza (Manchester) / 7pm
  • Bat Magoon Band / Pasta Loft (Milford) / 8pm
  • Last Kid Picked / Derryfield (Manchester) / 8pm
  • Zach Newbould / Murphy’s Taproom (Manchester) / 9:30pm


  • John Chouinard / Currier (Manchester) / 10am-2pm
  • Nate Comp / Copper Door (Salem) / 11am
  • Woodwind & Whiskey / Sawbelly (Exeter) / 11am
  • Vinyl Legion / Lynn’s (Hudson) / 5pm
  • Open Mic Blues Jam / Strange Brew Tavern (Manchester) / 7pm

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

The Palace Theatre

80 Hanover Street ~ www.palacetheatre.org (603)668-5588

AN EVENING WITH FELIX CAVALIERE’S RASCALS  / January 21st at 7:30pm (mainstage)

For legendary singer/songwriter, FELIX CAVALIERE, making people feel good is primary to his illustrious 50-year career that includes the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Songwriter Hall of Fame, Vocal Group Hall of Fame, and Grammy Hall of Fame. Few artists can claim they defined a generation; FELIX CAVALIERE continues to remind us to keep listening for the world’s beauty. The classically trained pianist, born in Pelham, New York, idolized Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye, and Sam Cook. FELIX CAVALIERE embraced the Hammond Organ and pioneered a fresh, rock and roll sound. Upon leaving Syracuse University to form the Escorts, and become a backup musician for Joe Dee and the Starliters and later Sandy Scott, who knew that his legendary next stop would be the beginning of an illustrious hall of fame career.

WHO’S BAD – THE ULTIMATE MICHAEL JACKSON EXPERIENCE / January 22nd at 2pm & 7:30pm (mainstage)

Who’s Bad’s power-packed tribute to Michael Jackson has ignited crowds on every continent and can only be described as a jaw-dropping, musical must-see.

The Majestic Theatre

880 Page Street ~ www.majestictheatre.net (603)669-7469

WEEKEND COMEDY / January 21-23 (Manchester)

A couple in their late forties and a couple in their twenties have accidentally rented the same cottage for a weekend by mistake. They decide to share it and we watch the comedic clash between generations. It’s home spun humor strikes chords regardless of a viewer’s age and the laughter it kindles is as warm and spontaneous as the play’s dialogue and situations.

Featured on “Through the Stage Door” on WMNH 95.3 Sunday 1/16 at noon.


The Young Performers’ Edition of THE WIZARD OF OZ is an adaptation specially tailored for younger performers. Join Dorothy as she travels over the rainbow to discover the magical power of home. The classic musical, adapted for young performers, includes all of your favorite characters and songs that have been entertaining audiences for generations. Follow the yellow brick road with The Majestic Academy and re-live the magic!

The Rex Theatre

23 Amherst Street ~ www.rextheatre.org (603)668-5588

FNC at The Rex: KAREN MORGAN / January 21st at 7:30pm

Karen Morgan was born and raised in Athens, Georgia but now calls Maine home. A former trial attorney, she began her professional comedy career as a Finalist on Nickelodeon Television’s “Search for the Funniest Mom in America.” Since then, she has performed in comedy clubs and theaters from New York to Hollywood. Karen has 2 comedy specials on Dry Bar Comedy and her CD “Mean Candy” can be heard on Sirius XM Radio. Her TV appearances include national comedy shows and ads for companies like Wal-Mart and Zyrtec. Karen’s clean shows in Performing Arts Centers around the country have made her a favorite among theater audiences. Still licensed to practice law in Maine and Georgia, Karen lives in Cumberland, Maine and misses Waffle House very much.


MUSIC: THE DAVE MATTHEWS TRIBUTE BAND / Tupelo Music Hall (Derry) / January 21st

Their name says it all: The Dave Matthews Tribute Band. Many go to their live shows with reservations, high expectations, and the burning question, “Do these guys sound like the real Dave Matthews Band?” Almost always the answer is, “Yes!”

As Rick Grant of Entertaining U in Jacksonville, FL wrote, “The Dave Matthews Tribute Band turned out to exceed its billing as a quality improvisational band that uses Dave Matthews material as themes to improvise. Clearly, this distinguishes them from the other so-called tribute bands. The band is exceptionally tight and produces a solid groove over which the players improvise with hot chops.” www.tupelomusichall/com

SCIENCE STORYTIME / SEE Science Center (Manchester) / Tuesdays at 10:30am

Storytime Science Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. for ages 2 to 5 and their caregivers.

Pre-registration is required and space is limited to 10 family units. The program will

cover STEM topics through storytelling, movement, experiments and more. Admission information: (603)669-0400 or www.see-sciencecenter.org

COMEDY: COMEDY OUT OF THE BOX / Hatbox Theatre (Concord) / January 21st  at 7:30pm 

Tiny Hands Productions presents the ongoing comedy series “Comedy Out of the ‘Box” at The Hatbox. Each month, talented comedians from around the Northeast come to the Capital City to make you think and make you laugh. Hosted by New Hampshire native Chad Blodgett (Portland Maine Comedy Festival, Vermont Snowplow Comedy champion 2018). Come see them all perform at the Hatbox now, so you can tell your friends you saw them before they were on Netflix. www.hatboxnh.com for tickets and covid info.

OPEN MIC WITH JONNY FRIDAY / Angel City Music Hall (Manchester) / January 20th at 8pm 

ART: “TOMIE dePAOLA / Currier Museum (Manchester) / through February 13

Tomie dePaola (1934–2020) wrote and illustrated some 270 children’s books over his 50-year career, including picture books, folk tales, nursery rhymes, and chapter books. dePaola had a masterful ability to express complicated emotions through accessible narratives and dynamic illustrations, filled with his warm and lively characters. A longtime resident of New Hampshire, he has received numerous awards and accolades. The Currier Museum of Art’s collection holds more than 100 works by Tomie dePaola. This exhibition celebrates the artist’s life and legacy through a selection of these illustrations. Masks and proof of Covid vaccination are required for entry. Call 669-6144 or visit www.currier.org 

Email your entertainment events to rob@majestictheatre.net for consideration. 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).


About this Author


A. Robert Dionne

A. Robert Dionne is the Founder and Artistic Director of The Majestic Theatre and Administrator to Ted Herbert Music School & Rentals. For over 90 combined years The Majestic and Ted Herbert’s has been providing arts opportunities, for all ages, ‘FOR AND BY THE COMMUNITY’.  Ted Herbert’s is excited to provide lessons for all instruments, all abilities, and all ages as well as quality rentals of band and orchestra instruments from their location at 880 Page Street in Manchester. More information at www.tedherbert.com / www.majestictheatre.net or call (603)669-7469