Oct. 29-31: Where to catch 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. If you know of something brewing on the live music scene, send it to rob@majestictheatre.net for consideration. You can also list your music event in InkLink’s community calendar.


  • Chris Perkins / The Hill Bar & Grill at McIntyre (Manchester) / 5:30pm
  • Jeff Mrozek / Coach Stop (Londonderry) / 6pm
  • Justin Cohn / Backyard Brewery (Manchester) / 6pm
  • Trent & Jake / To Share Brewing Company (Manchester) / 6:30pm
  • Maddi Ryan / Bonfire (Manchester) / 7pm
  • Boneshakers / Area 23 (Concord) / 8pm
  • The Black Charade / Shaskeen (Manchester) / 9pm

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30th         

  • Bradley Copper Kettle & Friends / Millyard Brewery (Nashua) / 3pm
  • Justin Jordan / Village Trestle (Goffstown) / 6pm
  • Andrew Geano / The Foundry (Manchester) / 6pm
  • Maven Jamz / South Side Tavern (Manchester) / 8pm
  • Crave / The Bar (Hudson) / 8pm
  • Rob & Jodee / Stumble Inn (Londonderry) / 8pm
  • Horizon / Pasta Loft (Milford) / 9pm
Mike Forgette and Brunch: Perfect together on Oct. 31 at The Goat/Manchester.


  • Brunch with Mike Forgette / The Goat (Manchester) / 10am
  • Steve Aubert / Copper Door (Salem) / 11am
  • Clint & Jordan / Stumble Inn (Londonderry) / 1pm
  • Bob Pratte & Steve Roberge / Village Trestle (Goffstown) / 3:30pm
  • Weekly Blues Jam / Strange Brew Tavern (Manchester) / 7pm
  • Max Sullivan / Gas Light (Portsmouth) / 7:30pm

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

Oct. 30 – Nightmare on Elm Street 

An informal pub crawl situation for “boos and booze” with several participating businesses, including Halloween costume contests and more. Click here for more info.

The Palace Theatre

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

 “Mamma Mia” now showing at The Palace through Nov. 14. File Photo/Carol Robidoux

MAMMA MIA / October 15-November 14 (Mainstage)

  • ABBA’s hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. A large cast, non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers combine to make Mamma Mia! a guaranteed smash hit for any theatre. A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget!

THE NUTCRACKER / November 19-21

A CHRISTMAS CAROL / November 26-December 22

The Majestic Theatre

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

ALL TOGETHER NOW / November 12-13

  • Join us Friday, November 12th and Saturday, November 13th for our 16th Annual Auction & Performance Fundraiser. All Together Now! is a global celebration of local theatre. Come enjoy performances by Majestic’s Adult, Teen, & Youth Actors, Silent Auctions, and Raffles – all to benefit future arts and music opportunities for the community. Click here for more info and buy a Scratch-a-Palooza raffle ticket.


  • Nick is a single, Italian-American guy from New Jersey. His parents retired and moved to Florida. That doesn’t mean his family isn’t still in Jersey. In fact, he sees both sets of his grandparents every Sunday for dinner. This is routine until he has to tell them that he’s been offered a dream job. The job he’s been waiting for—marketing executive—would take him away from his beloved, but annoying, grandparents. He tells them. The news doesn’t sit so well. Thus begins a series of scheme to keep Nick around. How could he betray his family’s love to move to Seattle, for a job, wonder his grandparents? Well, Frank, Aida, Nunzio and Emma do their level best, and that includes bringing to dinner the lovely—and single—Caitlin O’Hare as bait…we won’t give the ending away here.

The Rex Theatre

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


  • What started as a dare by a group of friends in 1990 has turned into a pretty successful stand-up comedy career? Brad’s “street smart” brand of comedy has been making fans laugh all over the globe. From his hometown of Boston to California and every place in between, Brad’s show hits home with everyone. His real-life stories make crowds think they must have grown up with this guy because they can usually relate to everything he talks about.

Featured EVENTS: 

  • COMEDY: The Laugh Attic / Every Thursday at 9 pm / Strange Brew Tavern (Manchester)
  • OPEN MIC: Jonny Open Mic / Every Monday 9 pm-1 am at Central Ale House (Manchester)
  • HALLOWEEN MOVIES: October 28-31
      • River Theatres (Concord) www.redriver-theatres.org 
  • Check the website for titles and show times.
  • KID’S TRICK OR TREAT / October 29 from 3-5 pm
      • Come to Manchester City Hall and meet Mayor Craig and get a free book from the library’s Bookmobile. Participating local businesses will also have goodies to hand out during downtown trick-or-treat at that same time.
      • www.manchesternh.gov for details
  • THEATRE: Friends! A Musical Parody / October 31st at 2 pm
      • Bank of NH Stage / https://ccanh.com/show/friends-the-musical-parody/ 
      • FRIENDS! The Musical Parody is the comedic musical that lovingly pokes fun at TV’s Friends, celebrating the adventures of your favorite group of 20-something friends as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life, and love in 1990s Manhattan.
  • MUSIC: Pianist Adam Swanson / November 3rd at 7:30 pm (FREE SHOW)
    • Part of the Walker Lecture Series at the Concord City Auditiorium
    • Adam Swanson is one of the world’s foremost performers of vintage American popular music, including ragtime, early jazz, the Great American Songbook, and more.

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