Dec. 1-4: Entertainment Report: Lively arts, music, shows in and around Manchester

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Editor’s note: The title of this article has been corrected to reflect the live music event Dec. 1-4. Apologies for the editing error.

A. Robert Dionne of Ted Herbert Music School & Rentals brings you this week’s roundup of live entertainment happening in and around Manchester. Email us your fun activities to consider. Be sure to add your events to InkLink public calendar Available for live coverage on WMNH 95.3 (Morning Show with Peter White – LIVE every Thursday at 8am World of Entertainment)

Kimayo will play at They Foundry on December 1st.


  • Kimayo / The Foundry (Manchester) / 17.00
  • Austin McCarthy / Fratello (Manchester) / 5:30 p.m
  • Doug Thompson / Homestead (Merrimack) / 5:30 p.m
  • Chris Lester / Elm House (Manchester) / 18.00
  • Jordan Quinn / Shorty (Nashua) / 6 p.m
  • 21St and 1St / Stumble Inn (Londonderry) / 6:00 p.m
  • John Chouinard / City Hall Pub (Manchester) / 19:00
  • Peter Higgins / Strange Brew Tavern (Manchester) / 20.00

Miketon & The Nightblinders will rock you at The Shaskeen on December 2nd.


  • Chris Taylor / Fratello (Manchester) / 6:00 p.m
  • Chad Lamarche / Luna Bistro (Salem) / 6 p.m
  • Marc Apostolides / Homestead (Merrimack) / 6 p.m
  • Justin Jordan / Coach Stop (Londonderry) / 7pm
  • 603’s Duo / Stumble Inn (Londonderry) / 8pm
  • Pete Peterson / Telly’s (Epping) / 8pm
  • Stone Free / Derryfield (Manchester) / 8pm
  • Deviant Music / Chantilly’s (Hooksett) / 20.00
  • Miketon & The Nightblinders / Shaskeen (Manchester) / 9pm
  • Houston Bernard / Bonfire Country Bar (Manchester) / 9pm

Amanda McCarthy
Amanda McCarthy performs at Over The Moon Farmstead in Pittsfield on December 3rd.


  • Josh Foster / Downtown Winter Farmers Market (Concord) / 9am
  • Amanda McCarthy / On the Moon Farm (Pittsfield) / 2:00 p.m
  • Matt Litzinger / Great Northern Aleworks (Manchester) / 3pm
  • Paul Nelson / Share The Brewery Company (Manchester) / 4:00 p.m
  • D-Comp / Village Overpass (Goffstown) / 6:00 p.m
  • Dave Zangry / Coach Stop (Londonderry) / 6.00 p.m
  • Eric Marks / Chen Yang Li (Sagittarius) / 19.00
  • Sold Out Band / Derryfield (Manchester) / 8pm
  • EXP Band / Bonfire Country Bar (Manchester) / 9pm
  • Amorph Band / Weird Brew Tavern (Manchester) / 9pm

Liam Spain
Liam Spain will be playing at To Share Brewing on December 4th.


  • Brad Myrick / The Foundry (Manchester) / 10am
  • Tyler Leves / Concord Craft Brewing (Concord) / 2:00 p.m
  • Karen Grenier / On the Moon Farm (Pittsfield) / 2:00 p.m
  • Liam Spain / Share The Brewery (Manchester) / 4pm

Always check the accommodation website or social media for last minute changes.



Legally Blonde – THE MUSICAL / Capitol Center (Concord) / 8:00 p.m

The hilarious, international award-winning Legally Blonde – The Musical is Broadway’s ultimate tribute to Girl Power! The story follows Elle Woods as she fights stereotypes, sexism, slurs and scandals to pursue her dreams and prove that you can legally be blonde and be the smartest person in the room. This modern, gentle musical movement is driven by memorable songs and explosive dance moves. Legally Blonde – The Musical warms the heart by proving that self-discovery can be too fun and funny to begin with. or (603)225-1111

POPA CHUBBY / Tupelo Music Hall (Derry) / 8 p.m

Twenty five years of hard bitter blues. Popa Chubby, born Ted Horowitz, has been rocking the blues hard for more than 25 years with his ferocity and soulfulness. Throughout his career, which dates back to 1994, he has been a force to be reckoned with in guitar music, and his fierce and soulful playing has never been stronger. With a shaved head, tattooed arms, goatee and performance style he describes as “The Pickers meets Buddy Guy, Motörhead meets Muddy Waters, Jimi Hendrix meets Robert Johnson” and Poppa Chubby is a lovable character. The most famous characters of this genre. or (603)437-5100


Until 23 Dec A CHRISTMAS CAROL / Palace Theater (Manchester)rd

Come and celebrate the festive season as the Palace Theater tradition continues with the classic story of Scrooge and Little Tim from Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Scrooge, known for his penny-pinching ways, is visited by three ghosts on a snowy Christmas Eve. These ghostly visits reveal Scrooge’s past, present, and future, filling him with new hope and joy just in time for Christmas! Filled with hilarious songs, dances, special effects, professional actors and a live orchestra, this heartwarming tale will leave your family with memories forever. or (603)668-5588

FNC: JIM COLLITON & KAREN MORGAN / Paul Gilligan (Manchester) / 7.30pm

Paul Gilligan is one of Boston’s most sought-after comedians, bringing down the house with a personality he first developed as a high school clown and material culled from his life as a blue-collar worker, husband and father. In addition to attending Boston clubs, golf tournaments, fundraisers, barbecues and other events, Gilligan appears on NESN’s Dirty Water TV and is a regular on Charlie Moore Outdoors with the Charlie Fisherman. or (603)668-5588


SEAMUS EGAN CELTIC CHRISTMAS / Capitol Center (Concord) / 8:00 p.m

Celebrate a Celtic Christmas with the Seamus Egan Project. The holiday season is a time of ritual and tradition. It’s a time to gather with family and friends and renew your common sense of community. Celebrate this special time with Celtic music and seasonal songs with the Seamus Egan Project. or (603)225-1111

MOONDANCE – A VAN MORRISON TRIBUTE / Rex Theater (Manchester) / 19:30

Rock and roll doesn’t get any better than Van Morrison. Van Man has done it all – from classic rockers like Brown Eyed Girl and Domino to legendary tunes like Tupelo Honey and Into The Mystic, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer has never failed to wow music fans around the world. Moondance is a Van Morrison tribute concert. This spectacular performance represented a Van Morrison concert experience like no other. You’ll hear classic tunes like Brown Eyed Girl, Moon Dance, Domino, Stoned Me, Tupelo Honey, Wild Night, Hidden in Mystery and Caravan. The show is filled with one VM classic after the next. or (603)668-5588


AMAHL AND THE NIGHT GUESTS / Dana Center (Manchester) / 4:00 p.m

Menotti’s family-friendly operas feature professional opera singers, full orchestras, and faculty, students, and alumni. The timeless Christmas story of the Three Wise Men is woven through themes of hope, wonder, and seasonal wonder. Reserve your tickets online or with a suggested donation at the door. Tickets are also available at the door. The performance lasts less than an hour.

A pre-performance lecture about the opera will begin at 3:30 p.m or on the door

GARY HOY – HUH! HO! Hey! / Tupelo Music Hall (Derry) / 19.00

One of New England’s most popular holiday shows, it will set your jingle bells ringing! Get excited for the classic holiday songs we all know (and then some). It’s a blast and will really help you start the holiday season off right! With a collection of 21 albums, it’s no wonder Gary Hoy is listed as one of the top 100 guitarists of all time. Whether playing originals or classic rock covers, his solos are reminiscent of Clapton or Stevie Ray in their fiery youth. or (603)437-5100


The Best of Christmas Pageants / Majestic Theater (Derry) / 9-11 December

Christmas will never be the same! The herdsmen are the worst kids in the history of the world, so the whole town panics when they crash Sunday school and demand a Christmas pageant. There’s no biting or smoking in Bethlehem, and even if these kids have never heard the Christmas story, they’re sure to rewrite it! Soon, everyone is urging reluctant director Grace Bradley to call it all off. It’s up to Bradley and His Highness to help their community see the story of Christmas and the Shepherd’s Children in a new light in this buoyant musical adaptation of the hilarious and heartwarming holiday classic. or (603)669-7469

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