March 2-5 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 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.)

KOHA performs March 2 at Elm House of Pizza.

THURSDAY, MARCH 2nd        

  • Rebecca Turmel / The Foundry (Manchester) / 5pm
  • Dave Zangri / Fratello’s (Manchester) / 5:30pm
  • Jordan Quinn / Shorty’s (Nashua) / 6pm
  • KOHA / Elm House of Pizza (Manchester) / 6pm
  • Chad Lamarsh / Copper Door (Bedford) / 7pm
  • Chuck Alaimo / City Hall Pub (Manchester) / 7pm
  • D-Comp Trio / Stumble Inn (Londonderry) / 7pm
  • Justin Jordan / Copper Door (Salem) / 7pm
  • Ralph Allen / Tortilla Flat (Merrimack) / 7pm
  • Peter Higgins / Strange Brew Tavern (Manchester) / 8pm

Fatbunny at Bonfire Country Bar March 3.


  • Kimayo / Backyard Brewery (Manchester) / 6pm
  • John Chouinard / Fratello’s (Manchester) / 6pm
  • Joanie Cicatelli / Coach Stop (Londonderry) / 6pm
  • Sink With Me / Jewel Night Club (Manchester) / 7pm
  • Rob & Jody / Stumble Inn (Londonderry) / 8pm
  • Swipe Right / Telly’s (Epping) / 8pm
  • The Slakas / Derryfield (Manchester) / 8pm
  • Remy Roskin / Shaskeen (Manchester) / 9pm
  • Fatbunny / Bonfire Country Bar (Manchester) / 9pm
  • River Sang Wild / Strange Brew Tavern (Manchester) / 9pm

Matt Litzinger
Matt Litzinger performs March 4 at Great North Ale Works.


  • Ryan Williamson / Downtown Winter Farmer’s Market (Concord) / 9am-12pm
  • Matt Litzinger / Great North Aleworks (Manchester) / 3pm
  • Jonny Friday / The Wild Rover (Manchester) / 5pm
  • Paul Gormley / Homestead (Merrimack) / 6pm
  • Charlie Chronopolous / Over The Moon Farmstead (Pittsfield) / 6pm
  • Karen Grenier / The Foundry (Manchester) / 6pm
  • Phil Jacques / Luna Bistro (Salem) / 7pm
  • Chris Lester / Chen Yang Li (Bow) / 7pm
  • Eric Marcs / San Francisco Kitchen (Nashua) / 7pm
  • The Humans Being / Shaskeen (Manchester) / 8pm
  • 603’s / Telly’s (Epping) / 8pm
  • Johnny & the Two-Timers / Strange Brew Tavern (Manchester) / 9pm
  • Maddi Ryan / Bonfire Country Bar (Manchester) / 9pm

Nate Comp plays at The Foundry March 5.


  • Nate Comp / The Foundry (Manchester) / 10am
  • Mike Forgette / The Goat (Manchester) / 10am
  • Steve Aubert / Copper Door (Bedford) / 11am
  • Jon Paul Royer / Copper Door (Salem) / 11am
  • Lewis Goodwin Solo / Stumble Inn (Londonderry) / 3pm
  • Steve Prisby / Luna Bistro (Salem) / 4pm

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. 


Dueling Pianos with the Flying Ivories.

DUELING PIANOS with THE FLYING IVORIES / LaBelle Winery (Derry) / 8pm – DIRECT/x

The Flying Ivories Dueling Pianos Show delivers an all-request, rock and roll sing-along that is a rockin’ good time! These hilarious, talented musicians are so versatile, they can play a wide range of musical styles. Their all-request sing-along performances always sell out, and no two shows are ever the same! or (603)672-9898

2023 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS – DOCUMENTARY / Red River Theatres (Concord) – DIRECT/x

Red River offers audiences the chance to watch the short films nominated for Academy Awards again this year.  All categories will be shown: Animated, Live Action and Documentary.  Audience guidelines regarding program content and show times can be found at Also check out their other “Oscar Nominated Shorts” showings throughout the weekend – PROOF OF VACCINATION REQUIRED (Thursday only). 

FRIDAY, MARCH 3rd      

FNC: STEVE BJORK & FRIENDS / Rex Theatre (Manchester) / 7:30pm – DIRECT/x

Today, Stephen Bjork is a polished veteran of the highly competitive Boston comedy scene with crisscrossing tours of the country under his belt. His material is intelligent, sometimes absurd, and always accessible; but first and foremost it is funny. What truly sets him apart from the teeming crowd of today’s comedians is that you never have to ask Bjork to work ‘clean.’ While so many comedians think working clean means simply omitting the F-bomb, Bjork takes everyday life and turns it upside down in a way that every demographic in any given audience can enjoy. And because he does it so well, no one ever misses the filth. A longtime favorite in nightclubs and colleges around the country, Bjork enjoys equal success in corporate settings. or (603)668-5588. 

VANITIES / Hatbox Theatre (Concord) / through March 19thDIRECT/x

A comedy-drama by Jack Heifner / Produced by Creative Ambitions Performance Studio. “Vanities” centers on the lives and friendship of three Texas cheerleaders – beginning in 1963 when the ladies were in high school, continuing through their college years as sorority sisters in 1968, and finally catching up with them again in 1974 when they realize that their interests and livelihoods have changed in many ways. “Vanities” is a story that hits home with many friends who were inseparable in their younger years only to see life’s circumstances make them incompatible. or (603)715-2315

The cast of Little Women: The Musical.

LITTLE WOMEN – THE MUSICAL / Palace Theatre (Manchester) / through March 19thDIRECT/x 

A Palace Theatre Production. Based on Louisa May Alcott’s life, Little Women follows the adventures of sisters Jo, Meg, Beth, and Amy March. Taking the advice of friend Professor Bhaer, aspiring writer Jo weaves the story of herself and her sisters and their experience growing up in Civil War America.  This powerful score soars with the sounds of personal discovery, heartache, and hope – the sounds of a young America finding its voice. or (603)668-5588 – Purchase 1 Adult ticket and bring your Young Adult (age 12-18) for FREE! Use code: B1G1LW

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM / Amato Center (Milford) / through March 12thDIRECT/x

By William Shakespeare / Presented by the Milford Area Players. A story of magic, love and dreams, William Shakespeare’s most fanciful and well-known comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream follows the misadventures of four young lovers, a group of aspiring actors and a team of mischievous fairies as they all enter the woods outside Athens on a summer night. The ensuing hilarity and chaos create an evening filled with laughter. Under the direction of Pamela Thornhill of Nashua, this production features a cast of over 20 local actors. 

SKIN DEEP / Old Town Hall (Bedford) / through March 12th DIRECT/x

A comedy by Jon Lonoff / Presented by Bedford Off Broadway.  A large, lovable, lonely-heart, named Maureen Mulligan, gives romance one last shot on a blind-date with sweet awkward Joseph Spinelli; she’s learned to pepper her speech with jokes to hide insecurities about her weight and appearance, while he’s almost dangerously forthright, saying everything that comes to his mind. They both know they’re perfect for each other, and in time they come to admit it. They were set up on the date by Maureen’s sister Sheila and her husband Squire, who are having problems of their own: Sheila undergoes a non-stop series of cosmetic surgeries to hang onto the attractive and much-desired Squire, who may or may not have long ago held designs on Maureen, who introduced him to Sheila. With Maureen particularly vulnerable to both hurting and being hurt, the time is ripe for all these unspoken issues to bubble to the surface. 

SATURDAY, MARCH 4th       

Rockin Daddios
The Rockin’ Daddios will delight you with their rockin’ harmonies March 4 at the Majestic Theatre. Courtesy Photo

ROCKIN’ DADDIOS / Majestic Theatre (Manchester) / March 4 at 7pm – DIRECT/x

Doo-Wop music at it’s best! Join The Rockin‘ Daddios (and their band) for an amazing night of Doo-Wop music that will keep your toes tapping as we stroll down memory lane! They are well known for their great harmonies and are known to include audience participation along with their stage antics. This is a fun group of guys!. or (603)669-7469

DIVAS WITH A TWIST / Rex Theatre (Manchester) / 7:30pm – DIRECT/x

For a decade Divas with a Twist have been selling out shows in the Boston area.  This band features 5 powerhouse female vocalists backed by high energy; Grammy nominated musicians.  With a unique blend of vocals combined with new arrangements to pop favorites, classic rock, Motown and originals, the Divas do not disappoint!! or (603)668-5588


CLASSIC ALBUMS LIVE – PINK FLOYD / Tupelo Music Hall (Derry) / 7pm – DIRECT/x

Classic Albums Live is presents: Pink Floyd – The Dark Side Of The Moon. Founded in 2003 by Craig Martin, Classic Albums Live takes the greatest albums and recreates them live on stage – note for note, cut for cut, using the best musicians. “Think of it as a recital,” says Martin, “these albums are historic and stand the test of time.” Forgoing costumes and impersonations, Classic Albums Live has found success in concentrating solely on the music. “We don’t dress up or wear any sort of costume. All of our energy is put into the music. We want the performance to sound exactly like the album,” says Martin. With 100+ shows a year across North America, Classic Albums Live has seen massive success in performing arts centres and theatres. or (603)437-5100

MOZART’S REQUIEM / Symphony NH (Nashua) / 3:00pm – DIRECT/x

Presented at the Immaculate Conception Church. Symphony NH’s collaborative spirit is on display in this sure-to-bring-the-house-down performance of one of the foremost and well-known choral works, Mozart’s Requiem. Joining SNH to perform the radiant Rex Tremendae and other stirring choral passages is none other than the Nashua Choral Society in a nod to SNH’s past when the two organizations performed together regularly. SNH and NCS are also joined by Nashoba Valley Chorale. Four rising singers from the area serve as soloists on this memorable afternoon. 

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 / or call (603)669-7469