Everyone loves music, whether it’s upbeat and fun, like this week’s featured song, or mellow and thoughtful. This weekend there are a bunch of musical events happening downtown, including an open mic night and performances by local artists as well as international superstars! Check them out below and get ready for a great weekend!
Live Free or Die Tattoo Expo
The 2014 8th Annual Live Free or Die Tattoo Expo will be hosted this weekend at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester! The Live Free or Die Tattoo Expo is one of the largest tattoo conventions around, featuring an eclectic mix of tattoo artists and vendors from all over New England, as well as tattoo contests, art contests, live music and more. Don’t miss the fun and debauchery — it’s all happening on July 18th, 19th & 20th! Find out more and get tickets here.
New Hampshire Fisher Cats
The Fisher Cats are back in Manchester this weekend! Watch a fireworks show at Friday’s and Saturday’s games, and on Sunday the first 1,000 fans will receive a FREE Fisher Cats hat! See the schedule and buy tickets here.
There is always live music downtown in Manchester! This weekend check out The Shaskeen, Milly’s Tavern, Penuche’s on Hanover, and more for some great live music! Check out this week’s Hippo for a complete list of live music venues.
Friday night, July 18th:
Java Jams with Alli Beaudry
7:30pm – 9:30pm @ Cafe La Reine
Come down to Cafe La Reine for an evening of original art and music with Alli Beaudry! Singers and songwriters of all ages are welcome to join us and perform some original tunes. Sit and watch the show with a cup of java and jam out with some great hometown talent! Open mic, originals only, $5 cover for non-performers. Get more info here.
7:30pm @ Palace Theatre
Multi-platinum global superstar Bret Michaels is back and ready to rock! He is returning to the Palace this Friday night to give you the party you’ve been waiting for! Get more info and buy tickets here.
Bruno Mars with Special Guest Aloe Blacc
8:00pm – 11:00pm @ Verizon Wireless Arena
Renowned singer/songwriter/producer/musician Bruno Mars recently announced the eagerly anticipated additional leg to his blockbuster “Moonshine Jungle World Tour” which includes a stop at the Verizon Wireless Arena on July 18th! A few tickets are still available for what is going to be a very memorable show. Purchase tickets by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 or clicking here.
Saturday, July 19th:
Jimmy Keys LIVE
6:00pm @ Fratello’s
Jimmy Keys delivers a high energy, must-see, variety show packed with comedy, visual musical impressions and favorite Broadway songs, all wrapped around some of the most exciting piano playing you will ever witness! Tickets are $60 per person, and seating is 10 people per table. Get more info here.
Amoskeag Studio presents Ian Ethan Case
8:00pm – 10:00pm @ Amoskeag Studio
Acoustic double-neck guitarist Ian Ethan Case describes his guitar as “the most effective and intuitive means I’ve found to translate into sound the things I’m hearing in my head.” Ian Ethan’s strikingly unconventional, self-invented approach to the double-neck guitar is both magical to hear and fascinating to watch. This show is not to be missed! Find out more and get tickets here.
Sunday, July 20th:
Mother Daughter In-Studio Retreat
3:00pm – 5:00pm @ Jeca Yoga
Splash Canvas – Summer Art Showcase & Live Art Battle
5:00pm – 10:00pm @ Milly’s Tavern
Head to Milly’s for a Splash of Summer – including poetry slams, an artists’ showcase, a hip-hop/ballet dance collaboration, live music by DJ Danjah, a live art battle and more! Come out this Sunday and enjoy an amazing show to be talked about for weeks! Get more info here and here.