July 6-9 Entertainment Report: Lively arts, music, shows 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.)


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Lou Antonucci performs July 6 at Firefly Bistro.


  • Eyes of Age / The Foundry (Manchester) / 5pm
  • Lou Antonucci / Firefly (Manchester) / 5pm
  • John Chouinard / Murphy’s (Bedford) / 5:30pm
  • Chris Taylor / Homestead (Merrimack) / 5:30pm
  • Paul Driscoll / Litherman’s Limited Brewery (Concord) / 5:30pm
  • Erika Van Pelt Duo / Derryfield Deck (Manchester) / 6pm
  • Dave Clark / Cheers (Concord) / 6pm
  • Chris Fraga / Pressed Café (Bedford) / 6pm
  • Doug Thompson / T-Bones (Bedford) / 6pm
  • Brad Myrick / San Francisco Kitchen (Nashua) / 6:30pm
  • D-Comp Trio / Stumble Inn (Londonderry) / 7pm
  • The Latchkey Gang Band / City Hall Pub (Manchester) / 7pm

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Maddi Ryan performs July 7 at The Bonfire. Photo/Lisa Czech


  • Johnny Angel / Murphy’s (Manchester) / 5:30pm
  • Patrick Synan / The Hill Bar & Grill (Manchester) / 5:30pm
  • Gypsy Wild Duo / Derryfield Deck (Manchester) / 6pm
  • Sam Hammerman / Backyard Brewery (Manchester) / 6pm
  • Josh Foster / The Foundry (Manchester) / 6pm
  • Steve Haidaichuk / KC’s Rib Shack (Manchester) / 6pm
  • Liz Ridgely / Coach Stop (Londonderry) / 6pm
  • Chris Taylor / Olympus Pizza (Manchester) / 7pm
  • Foo Fighters Tribute / Shaskeen Pub (Manchester) / 8pm
  • Rob & Jody / Telly’s (Epping) / 8pm
  • Neon Rodeo / Derryfield (Manchester) / 8pm
  • All That ’90s / Stumble Inn (Londonderry) / 8pm
  • Maddi Ryan / Bonfire Country Bar (Manchester) / 9pm
  • Off The Map / Strange Brew Tavern (Manchester) / 9pm

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MB Padfield performs July 8 at Telly’s in Epping.


  • Matty and the Penders / Keep NH Brewing Festival (Everett Arena – Concord) / 12pm
  • Alli Beaudry / Great North Aleworks (Manchester) / 4pm
  • Sam Hammerman / The Wild Rover (Manchester) / 5pm
  • Ken Budka / Murphy’s (Manchester) / 5:30pm
  • Chris Gardner / The Hill Bar & Grill (Manchester) / 5:30pm
  • John Chouinard / Fratello’s (Manchester) / 6pm
  • KOHA / Firefly (Manchester) / 6pm
  • Taylor Hughes / KC’s Rib Shack (Manchester) / 6pm
  • Mikey G. / Chen Yang Li (Bow) / 7pm
  • Mike Barger & Janice / Hop Knot (Manchester) / 7pm
  • MB Padfield / Telly’s (Epping) / 8pm
  • Dusty Gray / Area 23 (Concord) / 8pm
  • 2120 S Michigan Avenue / Strange Brew Tavern (Manchester) / 9pm
  • Country Roads / Bonfire Country Bar (Manchester) / 9pm

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Upright Dogs perform July 9 at To Share Brewing Co.


  • Chuck Alaimo / Firefly (Manchester) / 11am
  • Lilly Innella / Copper Door (Salem) / 11am
  • Nate Comp / Copper Door (Bedford) / 11am
  • Jim Dozet / Shoppers Pub (Manchester) / 1pm
  • Debby Larkin & the Jeff Stout Quintet / Stark Park (Manchester) / 2pm
  • Jam Tomorrow / Strange Brew Tavern (Manchester) / 3pm
  • Upright Dogs / To Share Brewing Company (Manchester) / 3pm
  • Rob Dumais / Luna Bistro (Salem) / 4pm
  • Chad Lamarsh / Derryfield Deck (Manchester) / 5pm
  • Lewis Goodwin / Cheers (Concord) / 5pm

Always be sure to check a venue’s website or social media for last-minute changes or to see if there are ticket or admission requirements. Thank you to Notso Costley Productions, NH Music Collective, and Bea’s Band List for your support and listings of LOCAL LIVE MUSIC. 


Click on DIRECT/x link for the official link to purchase tickets for each event. 


CHILDREN’S SUMMER SERIES / Palace Theatre (Manchester) / through – DIRECT/x

  • BEAUTY & THE BEAST / July 11-14
  • RAPUNZEL / July 18-21
  • PETER PAN / July 25-28
  • SNOW WHITE / August 1-4
  • THE LITTLE MERMAID / August 8-11
  • FROZEN Kids / August 15-18
  • FINDING NEMO Jr. / August 22-25
  • www.palacetheatre.org or (603)668-5588


Come and join Concord Parks and Rec for their Thursday Night Concert Series featuring “The New Hampshire Fiddle Ensemble”. 


CABARET / Hatbox Theatre (Concord) / through July 16 – DIRECT/x

Presented by Actors Cooperative Theatre / In a Berlin nightclub, as the 1920’s draw to a close, a garish Master of Ceremonies welcomes the audience and assures them they will forget all their troubles at the Cabaret. With the Emcee’s bawdy songs as wry commentary, Cabaret explores the dark, heady, and tumultuous life of Berlin’s natives and expatriates as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich. Cliff, a young American writer newly arrived in Berlin, is immediately taken with English singer Sally Bowles. Meanwhile, Fräulein Schneider, proprietor of Cliff and Sally’s boarding house, tentatively begins a romance with Herr Schultz, a mild-mannered fruit seller who happens to be Jewish. www.hatboxnh.com or (603)715-2315


FNC: LENNY CLARKE / Rex Theatre (Manchester) / 7:30pm – DIRECT/x

The “Bad Boy from Boston” is back! Legendary Boston Comedian Lenny Clarke is back on the road with his “No holds barred” stand up comedy tour! Lenny was featured in the Dennis Leary FX show RESCUE ME and has also been in some great comedy movies; There’s Something about Mary, Fever Pitch, Stuck on You and Me, Myself and Irene to name just a few! www.rextheatre.org or (603)668-5588

THE ADDAMS FAMILY / Capitol Center (Concord) / through July 8th – DIRECT/x

Presented by RB Productions / Celebrate the wackiness in every family with our best-selling Broadway musical adapted for middle school-age performers! Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family whom her parents have never met. She confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before– keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents. www.ccanh.com or (603)225-1111

PEACE FROG / Tupelo Music Hall (Derry) / 8pm – DIRECT/x

Celebrating their 25th anniversary, this highly acclaimed act pays tribute to Jim Morrison and The Doors by recreating the magic and intensity of a Doors concert experience. Based out of Venice, California, lead singer Tony Fernandez lives out every move of Jim Morrison on stage and delivers a powerful recreation of true likeness in presence, vocals, mannerisms and spirit. Peace Frog is the drama and rock theater that made the Doors famous. Dark and spooky, mystical and hypnotic, the band demonstrates the ability to transform any room into an actual Doors concert experience. With intoxicating renditions of “Hello, I Love You”, “Light My Fire”, “L.A. Woman”, “The End” and many of the Doors classic songs, Peace Frog has the crowd entranced! Jim Morrison can no longer perform live, but when you witness Peace Frog you will think you are at Doors concert. It is a must see for all Doors fans and for anyone looking to experience an amazing recreation of a Doors show! www.tupelomusichall.com or (603)437-5100


DUELING PIANOS / Tupelo Music Hall (Derry) / 8pm – DIRECT/x

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

A NIGHT WITH WILL NOONAN / Center for the Arts (Nashua) / 7:30pm – DIRECT/x

Presented by Glassjaw. Will Noonan has been named Best Comedian In Boston and is known for his acting in movies on Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu. Featuring Andrew Della Volpe. Andrew is a standup comedian from Boston who got his start as an intern at Sacha Baron Cohen’s 4×2 Films, and never considered a straight job since. He recently headlined the legendary Nick’s Comedy Stop and is the co-host of the popular Soft Boys Podcast, alongside fellow comedian Will Noonan. Your host, Josh Mandl, is a rising star in the New England Area. Josh regularly performs up and down the east coast. www.nashuacenterforthearts.com or (800)657-8774


America’s #1 James Taylor tribute artist Bill Griese visits from Nashville with his acclaimed Sweet Baby James show. Join us for the timeless music of the 6-time Grammy winner, with a performance you have to hear to believe! Not your typical tribute band fare and not a “look-alike” impersonator, Griese brings you the songs & stories of Taylor in a refreshingly authentic way – using only his spot-on vocals and skillful guitar playing. It’s a natural & respectful homage to an American original. Whether you’re a lifelong or casual JT fan, this one is not-to-miss! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zr9GV2o7VK4 

ECHOES OF FLOYD / Bank of NH Stage (Concord) / 8pm – DIRECT/x

Echoes of Floyd is New England’s premier Pink Floyd tribute act, specializing in the accurate reproduction of the band’s extensive catalog. Meticulous in detail, Echoes faithfully reproduces the iconic songs and albums from Floyd’s vast catalog. Their honest renditions of the deeper cuts, heavy hitting crowd favorites, and complete renditions of Floyd’s concept albums have earned them accolades with both casual fans and the most devout Floyd fans. The result has been an actively growing fanbase and sold out shows across the northeast. www.ccanh.com or (603)225-1111



Check them out on Facebook – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0ZYm7M-U4U 

L.A. GUNS / Tupelo Music Hall (Derry) / 7pm – DIRECT/x

L.A. Guns was formed in 1983 by guitar player Tracii Guns and, then unknown singer, Axl Rose on lead vocals. The “classic lineup” of Guns, former Girl singer Phil Lewis, drummer Steve Riley, guitar player Mick Cripps and bassist Kelly Nickels have sold 6 1/2 million records, including 1988’s L.A. Guns and 1990’s Cocked and Loaded, both of which were certified Gold. Cocked and Loaded contained the hit single “Ballad of Jayne” that went to #33 on Billboard’s Hot 100 and #25 on the Mainstream Rock charts. From the mid-90’s to the mid 2000’s, after changing lineups twice, L.A. Guns continued to tour and release new music. With the classic lineup of Tracii Guns and Phil Lewis recently reunited L.A. Guns continue to tour around the world.www.tupelomusichall.com or (603)437-5100

THE ALLMAN BETTS BAND / Center for the Arts (Nashua) / 7pm – DIRECT/x

The Allman Betts Band includes Devon Allman & Duane Betts on guitars and vocals, Berry Oakley Jr. on bass, Johnny Stachela on slide guitar, John Ginty on Hammond B3 (Robert Randolph/Dixie Chicks) and Devon Allman Project percussionists R. Scott Bryan (Sheryl Crow) and John Lum.  The show features original music from their two recent BMG albums, songs from their solo projects as well as classic songs by The Allman Brothers Band, the legendary group founded by Devon and Duane’s fathers, Gregg Allman & Dickey Betts. www.nashuacenterforthearts.com or (800)657-8774

Be sure to visit The WEEKENDER for more featured events out and about town this weekend!

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