23-26 June: Lively arts, music, shows and entertainment in and around Manchester.

A review of this week’s live performances in and around Manchester is brought to you by A. Robert Dionne of Ted Herbert Music School & Rentals. Please send your entertainment to rob@majestictheatre.net for consideration. Don’t forget to add your events to the InkLink community calendar for possible inclusion in the live radio report on WMNH 95.3 (Peter White’s Morning Show – “Entertainment World” live every Thursday at 8am)

Ariel Strasser and Ken Budka perform June 23 at The Foundry.


  • Ariel Strasser & Ken Booth / The Foundry (Manchester) / 17:00
  • Doug Thompson / Homestead (Merrimack) / 5:30 pm
  • Chris Perkins / Cheers (Concord) / 18:00
  • Chris Taylor / Elm House of Pizza (Manchester) / 18:00
  • Pete Massa/T-Bones (Bedford)/19:00

April Cushman performs June 24th at the Backyard Brewery.


  • Andrew Giano / Northeast Delta Dental Stadium (Manchester) / 17:30
  • April Cushman / Backyard Brewery (Manchester) / 18:00
  • Cohn Brothers / Murphy (Bedford) / 18:00
  • Kimayo / Foundry (Manchester) / 18:00
  • Mary Fagan / Ball Vineyards (Concord) / 18:00
  • J-Lo Duo / Stumble Inn (Londonderry) / 20:00
  • Duet Chris Powers / Telly (Epping) / 20:00
  • Stone Temple Posers / Shaskin (Manchester) / 21:00

Str8 Down plays at Bonfire Country Bar on June 25th.


  • Jordan Quinn / The Hill Bar & Grill at McIntyre (Manchester) / 5:30 pm
  • Clint Lapointe / KC’s Rib Shack (Manchester) / 18:00
  • Johnny Friday / Village Flyover (Goffstown) / 6:00 pm
  • Paul Gormley / Fratello’s (Manchester) / 18:00
  • These guys / Derryfield (Manchester) / 18:00
  • Josh Foster / Chen Yang Li (bow) / 19:00
  • Str8 Down / Bonfire (Manchester) / 21:00
  • River Sang Wild / Strange Brew (Manchester) / 21:00

Liam Spain performs June 26 at To Share Brewing.


  • Chuck Alaimo / Firefly (Manchester) / 11:00
  • Chris Lester/Concord Craft Brewing (Concord)/14:00
  • Liam Spain / To Share Brewing Company (Manchester) / 15:00
  • KOHA / Stella Blu (Nashua) / 15:00
  • Matt Sachs / Colby Hill Inn (Henniker) / 4:30 pm

Always be sure to check the establishment’s website or social media for the latest changes.

Watch the last weekend of Legally Blonde at the Palace.

Palace Theater

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


Based on the much-loved film Legally Blonde: The Musical, the incredibly hilarious, award-winning musical follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she overcomes stereotypes and scandals in pursuit of her dreams. Packed with action and exploding with catchy songs and dynamic dances, this musical is so hilarious it should be banned! Elle Woods seems to have it all. Her life is turned upside down when her boyfriend Warner leaves her to go to Harvard Law School. Determined to win him back, Elle ingeniously charms her way into a prestigious law school. While there, she struggles with peers, professors, and an ex. However, with the support of a few new friends, El quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.

majestic theater

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

BIG – THE MUSICAL / July 8-17 (Derry Opera House)

The classic fantasy movie of 1987 bursts onto the stage with an unforgettable theatrical spectacle. Includes a witty, moving and insightful book, as well as dazzling, energetic, soulful and contemporary music. Josh Baskin is tired of being the clumsy kid. At the carnival, he makes a wish to Zoltar’s car to become “big”. To his shock, his wish is granted. After an understandably awkward start, Josh is forced to do “adult” things like finding a job and a girlfriend. In the end, he discovers that being an adult is much more than he bargained for and learns that we must all grow up at our own pace, in our own time.

HEARINGS: NUNSENSE / June 27 and 28th (Studio Theatre)

Be part of the magic! With star performances, tap and ballet, audience quizzes and fun surprises, this show has become an international phenomenon. With over 5,000 productions worldwide, it has been translated into 21 languages. Updated by the author with new jokes, additional lyrics, two new arrangements and a brand new song. Additional Information: https://majestictheatre.net/education/nunsense-audition/

Rex Theater

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

FNC at the Rex – Brian Glowacki & Friends / June 24th at 19:30

Brian Glowacki’s comedy makes you feel right at home. His playful style and originality quickly transformed him from a small-town clown to a national darling. Brian’s stage presence, combined with his keen insights into life, quickly made him one of the country’s top young talents. Brian opens the national tour of comedian Bob Marley, and also acts as the headliner of many clubs and festivals. This year he is proud to add the Wilbur Theater in Boston and the Laugh Factory in Las Vegas to his calendar.


Intimate tribute concert featuring popular music Carol King. The show will focus on songs from Carol’s career, with a focus on Carol’s 1971 solo album Tapestry, which catapulted her to the top. For the first time for a female writer/artist, Tapestry has won four GRAMMY Awards® for Recording, Song and Album of the Year, as well as Best Pop Vocal Performance. You’ll hear all your absolute favorites including You’ve Got A Friend, It’s Too Late, So Far Away and I Feel The Earth Move.


MARK KOHN / Tupelo Music Hall (Derry) / June 25th

By winning a GRAMMY for his soulful ballad Walking in Memphis, Mark Cohn cemented his position as one of the most compelling singer-songwriters of this generation, combining the precision of a brilliant melody master with the passion of a great soul man. He is a natural storyteller, balancing the bright and the poignant, and able to draw universal truth from his often romantic life stories. Kohn continued his platinum debut with two more releases in the 1990s, after which TIME magazine called him “one of the honest and emotional voices we need in this decade”, and Bonnie Wright stated: “Mark is one of the most soulful people.” I know talented artists. I love his songs, he’s an incredible singer and I admire his ability to mesmerize every audience he plays for.” www.tupelomusichall.com

THEATER: The Bald Soprano / Hatbox Theater (Concord) / June 17-26

In the modern theater classic The Bald Soprano, the clock strikes seventeen times for no reason, the doorbell rings, but there are no visitors, the bald soprano never changes her hairdo. A hilarious and unique satire of modern life from Eugene Ionesco, known as the father of the Theater of the Absurd, this is a theatrical experience where inconsistencies fly, people talk mutual goals while going nowhere, and the concept of time is included. his head. This thought-provoking display of linguistic acrobatics with respect to modern communication (or lack of it) is sure to inspire admiration.

Produced by the Players of Concord community. www.hatboxnh.com

ART: New England Seasons: An Impressionistic View / NH Antique Co-op (Milford) / June 23-26

The New Hampshire Antique Coop presents New England Seasons: An Impressionist View, an exhibition and sale of over 30 paintings illustrating landscapes and seascapes that draw artists and visitors to New England. Selected Artists from the Nineteenth Century to the Present. www.nhantiquecoop.com


48th Annual Market Days, a FREE 3-day street festival right on Main Street in downtown Concord, New Hampshire. Live performances, delicious food and fantastic shopping await you daily from 10:00 to 22:00.


Submit your entertainment events to rob@majestictheatre.net for consideration. Don’t forget to add your events to your InkLink calendar for possible inclusion in the WMNH 95.3 Live Radio Report (Peter White’s Morning Show – “Entertainment World” live every Thursday at 8am).

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