Sept. 21-24 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.)



Andrea Paquin performs Sept. 21 at The Foundry
  • Andrea Paquin / The Foundry (Manchester) / 5pm
  • Johnny Angel / T-Bones (Bedford) / 5pm
  • Mark Lapointe / Copper Door (Salem) / 5pm
  • Sean Coleman / Cactus Jack’s (Manchester) / 5pm
  • TMFI / Derryfield Deck (Manchester) / 6pm
  • Dave Clark / Tortilla Flat (Merrimack) / 6pm
  • Dave Zangri / Fratello’s (Manchester) / 6pm
  • Henry Laliberte / Cheers (Concord) / 6pm
  • Joanie Cicatelli / Homestead (Merrimack) / 6pm
  • Phil Jacques / City Hall Pub (Manchester) / 7pm
  • Charlie Chronopoulos / Stumble Inn (Londonderry) 7pm
  • Ralph Allen / Strange Brew Tavern (Manchester) / 8pm
  • Violet Crimes, Girl Spit, Psych Ward Disco, Breaking Up / Shaskeen Irish Pub (Manchester) / 9pm


MaddI Ryan plays The Bonfire Country Bar on Sept. 22. Photo/Lisa Czech
  • Jonny Friday / Stumble Inn (Londonderry) / 3:30pm
  • Sam Hammerman / Murphy’s (Bedford) / 5pm
  • Tom Boisse / The Foundry (Manchester) / 6pm
  • Clint Lapointe / Coach Stop (Londonderry) / 6pm
  • Tyler Levs / San Francisco Kitchen (Nashua) / 6:30pm
  • Chris Gardner / Luna Bistro (Salem) / 7pm
  • Banana Gun / Derryfield (Manchester) / 8pm
  • Redemption Band / Telly’s (Epping) / 8pm
  • BJ Magoon & Driving Sideways / Strange Brew Tavern (Manchester) / 9pm
  • Long Autumn / Shaskeen Irish Pub (Manchester) / 9pm
  • Maddi Ryan / Bonfire Country Bar (Manchester) / 9pm
  • Whiskey 6 / Murphy’s (Manchester) / 9:30pm


Catch Jodee Frawlee Sept. 23 at the Hill Bar & Grill.
  • Doug Thompson / Murphy’s (Bedford) / 1pm
  • Jodee Frawlee / The Hill Bar & Grille (Manchester) / 5:30pm
  • Lou Antonucci / Homestead (Merrimack) / 6pm
  • Paul Gormley / Fratello’s (Manchester) / 6pm
  • Paul Driscoll / Backyard Brewery (Manchester) / 6pm
  • Paul Lussier / Coach Stop (Londonderry) / 6pm
  • Chris Cavanaugh / Luna Bistro (Salem) / 7pm
  • Alex Cohen / Chen Yang Li (Bow) / 7pm
  • Jamsterdam Band / Gas Light Deck (Portsmouth) / 7pm
  • Amanda Dane Band / Derryfield (Manchester) / 8pm
  • Brian Johnson / Telly’s (Epping) / 8pm
  • FatBunny / Bonfire Country Bar (Manchester) / 9pm
  • Peter Ward / Strange Brew Tavern (Manchester) / 9pm


Lilly Innella performs on Sept. 24 at Copper Door.
  • Lilly Innella / Copper Door (Bedford) / 11am
  • Tom Rousseau / Stella Blu (Nashua) / 3pm
  • 603’s / Stumble Inn (Londonderry) / 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. 


GREAT GATSBY! / Majestic Theatre (Manchester) / September 22 &23 / 6:30pm – DIRECT/x

Join us Friday, September 22nd and Saturday, September 23rd at Majestic Studio Theatre for our 18th Annual Auction & Performance Fundraiser! Performances by Majestic’s Adult, Teen, & Youth Actors, Ted Herbert Faculty & Students, and Special Guests. Silent Auctions featuring tickets and passes to art and cultural venues, electronics, gift baskets, restaurant gift certificates, artwork and more! There’s something for everyone! Special theme raffles, and refreshments each evening. (603)669-7469

HENRY ROLLINS – GOOD TO SEE YOU / Bank of NH Stage (Concord) / 8pm – DIRECT/x

In describing Henry Rollins, the tendency is to try to squeeze as many labels as possible into a single sentence. “Rollins is many things,” says The Washington Post, “diatribist, confessor, provocateur, humorist, even motivational speaker…his is an enthusiastic and engaging chatter.” Rollins has toured the world as a spoken word artist, as frontman for both Rollins Band and Black Flag and as a solitary traveler with insatiable curiosity, favoring road-less-traveled locales around the world. or (603)225-1111

THE WIZARD OF OZ / Palace Theatre (Manchester) / FINAL WEEKEND!DIRECT/x

Follow the Yellow Brick Road in this delightful stage adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s beloved tale, featuring the iconic musical score from the MGM film. This timeless tale, in which young Dorothy Gale travels from Kansas over the rainbow to the magical land of Oz, continues to thrill audiences worldwide. or (603)668-5588 

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

Brian Glowacki’s comedy feels like home.  His playful style and originality have quickly taken him from a small town class clown to a nationwide crowd favorite.  Brian’s likability on stage paired with sharp observations on life have quickly catapulted him into view as one of the nation’s premier emerging talents.  Brian is the national touring opener for comedian Bob Marley as well as headlining many clubs and festivals on his own. He connects daily to his growing tribe on social media through short videos about his family and his travels. or (603)668-5588

STAGE STRUCK / Hatbox Theatre (Concord) / FINAL WEEKEND!DIRECT/x

From acclaimed playwright Simon Gray and directed by stage veteran Gary comes the most twisted, unpredictable thriller you may ever see. Robert Simon was formerly a first-rate stage manager in London’s West End theatres and provincial touring companies. Now, he keeps house for his famous actress-wife Anne O’Neill. He also amuses himself with multiple dalliances when Anne is away. Unfortunately, Robert’s thoroughly delightful lifestyle is upended by the intervention of Anne’s therapist. Now, threatened with the loss of his home and marriage, Robert plans a violent revenge on his wife and her therapist utilizing the skills he acquired in his previous profession. But theater is all artifice. Nothing is as it seems. And if you think you know what’s coming next, just wait a minute. or (603)715-2315

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! or (603)437-5100


PAULA POUNDSTONE / Tupelo Music Hall (Derry) / 8pm – DIRECT/x

Paula Poundstone is known for her smart, observational humor and a spontaneous wit that has become the stuff of legend. Paula can be heard weekly as the host of the comedy podcast, Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone and as a regular panelist on NPR’s comedy news quiz, Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! or (603)437-5100

JANIVA MAGNESS / Bank of NH Stage (Concord) / 7:30pm – DIRECT/x

Singer-songwriter-author Janiva Magness makes a forceful return on June 24 with the release of Hard to Kill, the Los Angeles-based musician’s first new collection in three years. The seven-time Blues Music Awards recipient and 2016 Grammy Award nominee sits on the bedrock of blues, soul, and funk. The music on her newest album ‘Hard to Kill’ is tough, assured and boldly honest. or (603)225-1111

MARSHALL CRENSHAW – 40 YEARS IN SHOWBIZ TOUR / Rex Theatre (Manchester) / 7:30pm – DIRECT/x

Over the course of a career that’s spanned three decades, 13 albums, Grammy and Golden Globe nominations, film and TV appearances (Buddy Holly in “La Bamba”) and thousands of performances, Marshall Crenshaw’s musical output has maintained a consistent fidelity to the qualities of artfulness, craftsmanship and passion, and his efforts have been rewarded with the devotion of a broad and remarkably loyal fan base. or (603)668-5588

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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