July 7-10: Performing arts, music, shows and entertainment in and around Manchester


This week’s roundup 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 [email protected] for review. 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 8am)


Tim Kierstead performs July 12 at The Foundry

THURSDAY JULY 7
Tim Kierstead / The Foundry (Manchester) / 5 p.m.
Phil Jacques / KC’s Rib Shack (Manchester) / 5 p.m.
George Barber / Firefly (Manchester) / 6 p.m.
Chris Cavanaugh / T-Bones (Hudson) / 7 p.m.
Jess Olson Duo / Stumble Inn (Londonderry) / 7pm


Kimayo performs July 8 at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium

FRIDAY JULY 8
Clint Lapointe / The Hill Bar & Grill (Manchester) / 5:30 p.m.
Kimayo / Northeast Delta Dental Stadium (Manchester) / 5:30 p.m.
Mikey G / Backyard Brewery (Manchester) / 6pm
Decatur Creek / Shara Vineyards (Concord) / 6pm
Marc Apostolides / Homestead (Merrimack) / 6 p.m.
Upright Dogs / To Share Brewing Company (Manchester) / 6:30 p.m.
Mo Bounce / Derryfield (Manchester) / 8 p.m.
Chase Clark / Bonfire (Manchester) / 9 p.m.


Dave Mattacks & Friends will perform at Strange Brew on July 9th.

SATURDAY JULY 9
Mary Fagan / Farm Over The Moon (Pittsfield) / 2 p.m.
Paul Nelson / Great North Aleworks (Manchester) / 4 p.m.
Jordan & Clint / Murphy’s (Bedford) / 6 p.m.
Jeff Mrozek / Bus Stop (Londonderry) / 6pm
John Chouinard / Gaucho’s (Manchester) / 6 p.m.
Paul Gormley / Fratello’s (Manchester) / 6 p.m.
Liz Ridgely / Telly’s (Epping) / 8 p.m.
Dave Mattacks & Friends / Strange Brew Tavern (Manchester) / 9pm


The Love Dogs will perform July 10 at Stark Park as part of their summer musical series.

SUNDAY JULY 10
Steve Aubert / Copper Door (Salem) / 11am
The Love Dogs / Stark Park Summer Series (Manchester) / 2 p.m.
Mark Lapointe / Elm House of Pizza (Manchester) / 2 p.m.
Dani Sven / Stella Blu (Nashua) / 3 p.m.
Sean Coleman / Murphy’s (Manchester) / 5:30 p.m.

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


Comedian Jimmy Cash and his friends will do their best to rock you on July 8 at the Rex Theater’s Friday Night Comedy.

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

FNC at the Rex – Jimmy Cash & Friends / July 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Jimmy draws from his experience as the father of a teenage daughter, an uncertain number of stepchildren, sobriety, and 18 years as a public school janitor. Cash can be seen standing up at night to stay grounded. He has worked with some of the greatest actors in comedy and is currently opening for comedian Bob Marley.

He is the recent winner of the Last Comix Standing 2021, held at the Mohegan Sun.


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

  • KIDS SUMMER SERIES:
  • MAGICIAN BJ HICKMAN / July 5-8
  • THE WIZARD OF OZ / July 12-15
  • RAPUNZEL / July 19-22
  • PETER PAN / July 26-29

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

BIG – THE MUSICAL / July 8-17 (Derry Opera House)
The classic 1987 cinematic fantasy burst onto the stage in an unforgettable theatrical experience. With a witty, moving and insightful book and a dazzling, energetic and heartfelt contemporary score. Josh Baskin is tired of being a clumsy kid. During a carnival, he makes a wish to the Zoltar machine so that it becomes “great”. To his surprise, his wish is granted. After a naturally awkward start, Josh is forced to do “adult” things, like finding a job and a girlfriend. In the end, he discovers there’s so much more to being an adult than he bargained for and learns that we all have to grow up at our own pace, at our own pace.

NUNSENSE / August 12-21 (Studio Theater)
Nunsense begins when the Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook, Sister Julia, child of God, has accidentally poisoned 52 of the sisters and they are in desperate need of burial funds. The sisters decide that the best way to raise money is to put on a variety show, so they take over the school auditorium, which is currently being set up for the production of “Grease” in the eighth grade. With star tricks, tap dancing and ballet, an audience quiz and comedic surprises, this show has become an international phenomenon. Updated by the author with new jokes, additional lyrics, two new arrangements and a brand new song.


FEATURED EVENTS:

MUSIC: STEVE BLUNT / Manchester City Library (Manchester) / July 7 at 6 p.m.
For over 20 years, Steve has been teaching and performing for children and families, with this simple message: music is fun and it’s something anyone can do! He believes that music helps grow happy, healthy children and strengthens communities. Steve’s concerts include fun and upbeat songs that tickle the fun bones, warm the heart and capture the imagination, with great audience participation.

FESTIVAL: HILLSBORO SUMMER FESTIVAL / Grimes Field (Hillsboro) / July 7-10
A 4-day summer festival and a family favorite for over 25 years, Hillsboro Summerfest attracts visitors from all over New England with the best of Miller Amusements, food trucks and one of the biggest bonfire shows around. artifice. They pride themselves on including a wide variety for all to enjoy and maintaining a fun atmosphere not only for attendees, but for vendor success as well! www.hillsborosummerfest.com
ART: HAVERHILL ART WALK 2022 / Downtown Haverhill (MA) / July 9 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The Haverhill Art Walk is an outdoor and indoor event that takes place on the second Saturday of the month from June to October, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Art Walk showcases local businesses, forgotten alleyways and underutilized spaces with outdoor painting, exhibits, demonstrations and musical performances. www.creativehaverhill.org/haverhill-art-walk

MUSIC: THE BEGINNINGS / Tupelo Music Hall (Derry) / July 8
The debut formed in 2002 as a musical tribute to supergroup Chicago. The band lives in the New York metropolitan area and performs regularly to very enthusiastic and loyal audiences all over the United States. Beginnings perform faithful versions of classic Chicago hits (and even a few rare gems) from their fifty-plus-year-old songbook. Fueled by world-class musicianship and a passion for performance, the band is a live musical experience not to be missed. The band’s love for music and their fans makes for an outstanding and electrifying show every time. Come see the band live, and they promise to “make you smile”! www.tupelomusichall.com


Email your entertainment events to [email protected] for review. 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).

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