Events at the Concord City Auditorium

Here is a complete list of upcoming shows at the Concord NH City Auditorium. To see past shows, click here.

March

Tuesday, March 5th at 6:30PM

On Tuesday, March 5th, at 6:30 pm, the Abbot-Downing Museum Meeting. All are welcome as the Abbot-Downing Historical Society and the City of Concord firm up plans for a Concord Coach Museum here. For Info: concordcoach.org or 603-225-5991

Wednesday, March 6th at 7:30PM

On Wednesday, March 6th at 7:30 pm, the Walker Lecture Series presents “Freese Brothers Big Band: Celebrating the Swing Era and The Great American Songbook. The Freese Brothers Band will play the count, the King, the Duke, the Chairman and the Sentimental Gentleman of Swing. Yes – Basie, Goodman, Ellington, Sinatra and Dorsey, along with updated arrangements of classic hits from Michael Buble and others. No Charge. Doors open at 7:00 pm. For Info: 603-333-0035 or walkerlecture.org.

Wednesday, March 13th at 7:30PM

On Wednesday, March 13th at 7:30 m, the Walker Lecture Series presents “Man on the Hill”. What if you took the simplicity of Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town” and crossed it with the musical intensity of the rock opera “Tommy?” The result would be “Man on the Hill”, a two-act performance that intertwines a heartwarming story with powerful music. Your soul will be captivated as an old man shares his journey with each turning point punctuated and enhanced by song. The cascade of musical styles will have you smiling, crying, clapping, and singing along. No Charge. Doors open at 7:00 pm. For Info: 603-333-0035 or walkerlecture.org

Saturday, March 16th at 7:30PM

On Saturday, March 16th at 7:30 pm, the Concord Community Concert Association presents “Mia Vassilev – and Company”. The internationally acclaimed pianist is joined by dancers and a percussionist in a unique interdisciplinary performance. It’s a special opportunity for arts students. The silent auction highlight “the World of Music”. Tix: $20 Tix available at the door. Tix: $23 online at ccca-audi.org. For info: 603-344-4747 or ccca-audi.org.

Wednesday, March 20th at 7:30PM

On Wednesday, March 20th at 7:30 pm, the Walker Lecture Series presents “Exotic and Tropical Asia, a Travelogue with Marlin Darrah. Set sail as we journey to many of Southeast Asia’s most intriguing, alluring, and lovely countries. We’ll begin in Hong Kong. And then to the Thai paradise isles of Somalin and conclude or journey in Indonesia. At the end, Marlin Darrah will hold a question-and-answer period. No Charge. Doors open at 7:00 pm. For Info: 603-333-0035 or walkerlecture.org

Wednesday, March 27th at 7:30PM

On Wednesday, March 27th at 7:30 pm, the Walker Lecture Series presents “An Evening of A Capella with Tonehenge and the Afternotes.

The men of Tonehenge have been entertaining audiences throughout New England since 2009 with their blend of popular and traditional music. Their tagline, “rock solid a cappella’ is a play on the group’s name as well as their repertoire, with a focus on familiar tunes from the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s. In 2018, and 2019, Tonehenge appeared on WGBH popular talent show “Sing That Thing:”.

The Afternotes is a women’s a cappella group based on the seacoast of New Hampshire and Southern Maine. This multi-generation group of UNH alumnae bring a fun style and varied repertoire to their performance with sets that include songs by Ping, The Bangles, Fleetwood Mac, and Billie Eilish. No Charge. Doors open at 7:00 pm. For Info: 603-333-0035 or walkerlecture.org

April

Wednesday, April 3rd at 7:30PM

On Wednesday, April 3rd at 7:30 pm, the Walker Lecture Series presents “Harold Lloyd in “Kid Brother” (plus a short) with Jeff Rapsis. He was the bespectacled young man next door whose road to success was paved with perilous (and hilarious) detours. Harold Lloyd and his fast-paced comedies made him the most popular move star on Hollywood’s silent film era. See for yourself with Lloyd was the top box office attraction of the 1920’s in “Kid Brother.” One of his best comedies. Jeff Rapsis will improvise a musical score for both films. No Charge. Doors open at 7:00 pm. For Info: 603-333-0035 or walkerlecture.org

Saturday, April 13th at 7:30PM

On Saturday, April 13th at 7:30 pm, the Concord Community Concert Association presents “William Florian in Concert.: The legendary minstrel weaves stories, songs, and humor as he performs the celebrated folk and pop songs of the 60’s and 70’s. You’ll be singing along. Tix: $20 Tix available at the door. Tix: $23 online at ccca-audi.org. For info: 603-344-4747 or ccca-audi.org.

Wednesday, April 17th at 7:30PM

On Wednesday. April 17th at 7:30 pm, the Walker Lecture Series presents “Why Calvin Coolidge Matters Today. A century after taking office, Calvin Coolidge stands as perhaps America’s most misunderstood and underappreciated president. Coolidge restored trust and credibility to the presidency. Join us for a feature presentation of the new documentary film: Coolidge: Rediscovering on American President. Following the film, Matthew Denhart, president of the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation will share his thoughts on “Why Calvin Coolidge Matters Today.” No Charge. Doors open at 7:00 pm. For Info: 603-333-0035 or walkerlecture.org

Wednesday, April 24th at 7:30PM

On Wednesday, April 24th at 7:30 pm, the Walker Lecture Series presents “The Shana Stack Band. Named the Independent Country Music Association’s Country Band of the Year, the Shana Stack Band focuses on modern country hits and original music. The band has opened for Reba McEntire, Sugarland, Rascal Flatts, chuck Wicks, Travis Tritt, Little Big Town, craig Morgan, Aaron Parker, Toby Keith, and the Marshall Tucker Band. No Charge. Doors open at 7:00 pm. For Info: 603-333-0035 or walkerlecture.org

May

Friday, May 3rd at 7:30PM

Saturday, May 4th at 7:30PM

Sunday, May 5th at 2:00PM

On Friday, May 3rd and Saturday, May 4th at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, May 5th at 2:00 pm, The Concord Community Players of Concord NH presents “Pride and Prejudice”. Bold, surprisingly boisterous, and timely Pride and Prejudice for a new era explores the absurdities and thrills of finding your perfect (or imperfect) match in life. The outspoken Lizzy Bennet is determined to never marry, despite mounting pressure from society. Literature’s greatest classic tale of latent love has never felt so theatrical or so full or life as it does in this effervescent new adaptation with a star-studded cast directed by Vicky Sandin. Tix: Adults - $20, and Juniors (age 17 and under) and Seniors (age 65+) - $18. Tix available online at communityplayersofconcord.org, or by mail to David Murdo, 8 Old Suncook Road, Unit 12, Concord, NH. 03301. The Audi Box Office is open performance days 90 minutes before curtain. For info: 603-344-4747

Saturday, May 11th at 8:00AM

On Saturday, May 11th from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon, the Friends of the Audi and Concord’s General Services Department: You are invited to The Perennial Exchange. A grand community gardening project, helping enhance the city’s streetscape and everybody’s garden. Just dig and split your overgrown perennials and bring them to the Audi to swap and share with neighbors. Plus, plants given to start-up gardeners, Mother’s Day Mugs for kids, morning coffee, and the Great Gardening Raffle. It’s all free, all ages, everybody is welcome. For info: 603-344-4747 or theaudi.org.

Saturday, May 25th at 2:00PM

On Saturday, May 25th at 2:00 PM, Gen’s Dance Studio presents “We Got The Beat”. Join Miss Gen and her talented students as they perform their annual dance recital. Tix: $20, Tix available at the dance studio – 151 Manchester Street, Building 5, Concord NH, or at the door. For Info: 603-224-0698

June

Saturday, June 1st

Sunday, June 2nd

On Saturday, June 1st and Sunday, June 2nd (time to be announced), The Creative Dance Workshop presents the “Annual Recital” – two shows. Bridget Edinger’s studio recitals showcase top-notch dancers and cheerleaders from the Capital Area. Shows include creative and exciting performances in ballet, tap, jazz, hop, tumbling, musical theatre and more! For tix information, call the studio at 603-225-7711.

Wednesday, June 5th at 6:00PM

On Wednesday, June 5th at 6:00 pm. Concord High School presents the Underclass Academic Awards. The public is cordially invited to this special ceremony recognizing the achievements of these young scholars. For Info: 603-415-1287

Saturday, June 15th at 2:00PM

On Saturday, June 15th at 2:00 pm, Turning Pointe Center of Dance presents “Alice In Wonderland:”. The magical story comes to life on stage under Lisa Drouin Goff’s direction as the studio dances to a season finale. Tix:$23, Tix available: at the door. For info: 603-485-8710 or TPCD@comcast.net.

Saturday, June 22nd

On Saturday, June 22nd (time to be announced), Dance Inspirations: Carolyn Coskren plans a special program to celebrate the accomplishments of the Studio’s talented dancers. For Info and tix: 603-856-8545.

Past Events

September

Saturday, September 9th at 6:00PM

Taconhy Entertainmenmt LLC presents “Circus on Ice”, an elegant ballet on ice combined with magnificent traditional circus acts. It is a magical performance for all ages. Tickets: $15 (age 2 to 12) and $25. For adults. Tickets available: https://circusoniceconcord.eventbrite.com

Thursday, September 14th at 6:30PM

Saturday, September 16th at 10:00AM

Annual House Manager Training. Are you interested in becoming an approved house manager for the Concord City Auditorium? All shows held at the Concord City Auditorium requires an approved house manager. You could also receive a cash donation for your services. You are required to attend one of the sessions, do the Concord Fire Department Crowd Control online training and shadow two shows before becoming approved. For more information or to sign up, please contact Terri Stevenson – Concord Park and Recreation at 603-225-8690 or tstevenson@concordnh.gov

Sunday, September 17th at 6:00PM

The Friends of the Concord City Auditorium kicks off the 2023-2024 Season with the Annual Gala. At 6:00 pm, the Arts Party/Ice Cream Social. Visit displays by Arts Organizations and enjoy the famous summer treat, Ice Cream provided by Arnie’s. And don’t forget to taka a change or two on the Gala Raffle – 10 winners – each mug has a restaurant gift certificate and show tickets.

At 6:00 pm, the Arts Party/Ice Cream Social. Visit displays by Arts Organizations and enjoy the famous summer treat, Ice Cream provided by Arnie’s. And don’t forget to taka a change or two on the Gala Raffle – 10 winners – each mug has a restaurant gift certificate and show tickets.

At 7:00 pm, enjoy a 60-minute preview of what can be seen on the Audi stage throughout the season. Free – no tickets required. For information: call 603-344-4747.

Monday, September 18th at 4:30PM

The NH Civics presents “Treat Lecture: Civics and Civility – A conversation with Governor Chris Sununu”. Laura Knoy will be moderating the conversation with Governor Sununu exploring the Importance of civics and civility given the current landscape. Current and past NH’s Kid Governors and NH’s Kid Executive Councilors will be engaging in the questions and answers session of the event. No charge but must register in advance. Register at https://tinyuri.com/Treat-Lecture-Sept-2023. For information: communications@nhcivics.org.

Wednesday, September 20th at 7:30PM

The Walker Lecture Series presents “Egypt, A Cruise Down the Nile” a travelogue with Marlin Darrah. Marlin Darrah tells the story of Egypt and the Nile, taking you on a journey to the Pyramids of Giza and Sakkara, through the market streets of the city of Cairo, to ancient Memphis, to the beautiful city of Alexandria by the Mediterranean, to the remarkable achievement known as the Suez Canal, to the holy sites in Sinai, and to the great Temples of Luxor, Karnak and Aswan. No Charge. Doors open at 7:00 pm. For Info: 603-333-0035 or walkerlecture.org.

Sunday, September 24th at 4:00PM

The Miss Capital Area Scholarship Program presents “Miss Capital Area/Miss Liberty Competition.” Annual competition to award the titles of Miss Capital Area, Miss Liberty, Miss Capital Area’s Teen and Miss Liberty’s Teen. More than $51.000.00 in scholarships will be awarded. Tickets: $15 and available at the door. For Information, call 603-533-7535 or misscapitalarea@gmail.com.

Monday, September 25th at 6:30PM

Abbott-Downing Museum Meeting.
All are welcome as the Abbott-Downing Historical Society holds monthly 4th Monday meetings to develop plans with the City of Concord for a Coach museum in the 1905 Stables. For info: 603-225-5991 or online at concofdcoach.org.

Wednesday, September 27th at 7:30PM

The Walker Lecture Series presents “The Blizzard of ’78 with Michael Tougias. In February 1978, New England was knocked to its knees by incredible snow and wind some called the worst storm of the century. Michael Tougias, author of The Blizzard of ’78, combines an array of photographs with riveting narration, bringing the blizzard to life again. Tougias explains how people survived the storm by spending up to 48 hours in their cars and how coastal homes were torn from their foundations, then smashed by giant waves. He also recalls the lighter side of the storm including neighborhood parties, the fun of cross-country skiers skiing down major highways, and the way people helped strangers stranded by the storm. No Charge. Doors open at 7:00 pm. For Info: 603-333-0035 or walkerlecture.org.

Saturday, September 30th at 7:30PM

The Concord Community Concert Association presents “Nicole Zuraitis Jazz Quartet with Dan Pugach., Nicole Zuraitis is a GRAMMY-nominated jazz singer-songwriter, ;pianist and arranger. New York-based bandleader and winner of the prestigious 2021 American Traditions Vocal Competition Gold Medal. With a “heart as big as her remarkable voice, (Jazz Police), Nicole has positioned herself as one of the top artists and “prolific songwriters” (Broadway World) to watch in jazz and beyond. Besides leading her quartet, Nicole is the premier vocalist for the Birdland Big Band. Tickets: $20. Tickets available at Gibson’s Bookstore, at the door and online at ccca-audi.org. Online tickets are $23 per ticket. Checks and cash only accepted at Gibson’s Bookstore and at the door.
Their season is 9/30 – Next Generation Leahy, 11/4 – Nicole Ziuraitis with Dan Pugach, 2/4 – Frisson Ensemble, 3/16 – Mia Vassilev, and 4/13 – William Florian. Season tickets are $60 and available online, at the door, online at ccca-audi.org or by calling 603-344-4747.

October

Wednesday, October 4th at 7:30PM

The Walker Lecture Series presents “Secret Stories Behind Iconic Paintings” with Jane Oneail. From American Gothic to Whistler’s Mother, from Starry Night to The Nighthawks, some images are so ubiquitous that we have stopped looking at them closely. This program delves into these iconic works and shares the secret stories behind their creation and reception. No Charge. Doors open at 7:00 pm. For Info: 603-333-0035 or walkerlecture.org.

Sunday, October 8th at 6:30PM

The Friends of the Concord City Auditorium holds their quarterly business meeting. Come see what’s instore for the 2023-2024 season. Meeting held at the Concord City Auditorium and is open to the public. For Information: 603-344-4747.

Friday, October 20th at 7:00PM

Saturday, October 21st at 2:00PM

The Community Players Children’s Theatre Project presents “Disney’s Finding Nemo Jr.” A 60-minute musical adaptation of the beloved 2003 Pixar movie finding Nemo, with new music by award-winning songwriting team Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. Marlin, an anxious and over-protective clownfish, lives in the Great Barrier Reef with his kid Nemo, who longs to explore the world beyond their anemone home. But when Nemo is captured and taken to Sydney, marlin faces his fears and sets off on an epic adventure across the ocean. With the help of lovable characters such as optimistic Dory, laid-back sea turtle Crush, and the supportive Tank Gang, Marlin, and nemo both overcome challenges on their journey to find each other and themselves. Tickets: $15 – assigned seating. Tickets available at: communityplayersofconcord.org, at the door, 90 minutes before curtain, and by calling 603-344-4747.

Monday, October 23rd at 6:30PM

Abbott-Downing Museum Meeting. The Abbott-Downing Society and the City of Concord firm up stable restoration plans. All are welcome. For info: 603-225-5991 or online at concordcoach.org

Wednesday, October 25th at 7:30PM

The Walker Lecture Series presents “Southern Rail Bluegrass Band”. The Southern Rail Bluegrass Band brings high energy acoustic fun with stunning harmonies, good humor, and sparkling banjo, guitars, and mandolin. The group has 11 recordings to their credit, one of which was nominated for a Gospel Album of the Year Award by the International Bluegrass Music Association. No Charge. Doors open at 7:00 pm. For Info: 603-333-0035 or walkerlecture.org.

Thursday, October 26th at 7:00PM

Concord High School Concert. A celebration of our talented students featuring the Jazz Band, Chamber Singers, and the String Orchestra. Free, no tix. Info: gcohen@sau8.org

November

Wednesday, November 1st at 7:30PM

The Walker Lecture Series presents “An Evening of Yankee Humor with Rebecca rule and Fred Marple”. Rebecca rule hosted the New Hampshire Authors Series for ten years on NHPBS and now hosts Our Hometown on NHPBS. Yankee humorist Fred Marple has appeared on New Hampshire Chronicle, on the radio, at town halls, church basements, and the homes of most of his friends, usually right around the dinner table. No Charge. Doors open at 7:00 pm. For Info: 603-333-0035 or walkerlecture.org.

Saturday, November 4th at 7:30PM

The Concord Community Concert Association presents “Nicole Zuraitis Quartet”. Nicole Zuraitis is a GRAMMY-nominated jazz singer-songwriter, pianist and arranger, New York-based bandleader and winner of the prestigious 2021 American Traditions Vocal Competition Gold Medal. With a “heart as big as her remarkable voice,” (Jazz Police), Nicole has positioned herself as one of the top artists and "prolific songwriters" (Broadway World) to watch in jazz and beyond. Besides leading her quartet, Nicole is the premier vocalist for the Birdland Big Band. Tickets: $20 Tickets available at Gibson’s Bookstore, at the door and online at ccca-audi.org. Season tickets are $60 and available online, at the door, online at ccca-audi.org or by calling 603-344-4747.

Friday, November 17th at 7:30PM

Saturday, November 18th at 7:30PM

Sunday, November 19th at 2:00PM

The Community Players of Concord NH presents “The Sound of Music”. The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world’s most beloved musical. Featuring a trove of cherished songs, including “Climb Ev’ry Mountain”, “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Sixteen Going on Seventeen,” and the title number, The Sound of Music won the hearts of audiences worldwide, earning five Tony Awards and Five Oscars. The inspiration story, based on the memoir of Maria Augusta von Trapp, follows an ebullient postulant who serves as governess to the seven children of the imperious Captain von Trapp, bringing music and joy to the household. But as the forces of Nazism take hold of Austria, Maria and the entire von Trapp family must make a difficult decision. Tickets: $20 – adult and $18 – Junior (age 17 and under) and Senior (age 65+). Tickets available at communityplayersofconcord.org by mailing to: David Murdo, 8 Old Suncook Road, Unit 12, Concord NH. 03301 (enclosed a postage-paid envelope), at the door 90 minutes before performance or by calling 603-344-4747.

Wednesday, November 29th at 7:30PM

The Walker Lecture Series presents Night of NH Natures: “The Brilliant Beaver” with Willa Coroka and “An Uncommon Look at the Common Loon” with Ian Clark. Willa will introduce the Walker audience to North America’s largest rodent, recognized in fables and unrivaled in their engineering abilities. Willa Coroka is a wildlife educator, keeper of the plants, and lover of nature. She has presented at NH Herb & Garden Day, NH’s Northeast Organic Farming Association, and Strawberry Banke Museum. No Charge. Doors open at 7:00 pm. For Info: 603-333-0035 or walkerlecture.org.

December

Saturday, December 2nd at 1:00PM

Saturday, December 2nd at 6:00PM

Sunday, December 3rd at 1:00PM

The Concord Dance Academy presents “Spectacular Holiday Show”. Come enjoy the music of the season as the talented dancers dance with a variety dance styles. The family baked goods sale, the holiday 50/50 raffle and free Santa photo enables the school to make donations to the community, such as St. Paul’s Pantry, Toys for Tots, various food pantries and the Friends of the Audi. Tickets are $25 and available at TuTuTix.com starting November 15th. For info: 603-226-0200 or concorddanceacademy.com

Tuesday, December 5th at 5:30PM

Changed from November 27th at 6:30 pm

The Abbott-Downing Historical Society meeting in the Audi lobby. Agenda items include $2M grant application for remediation of the City Stables - future home of the Concord Coach Museum. This is a public-private partnership and the meeting is open to the public. For information: concordcoach.org

Wednesday, December 6th at 7:30PM

The Walker Lecture Series presents “The Cartells”. A returning Walker favorite, the Cartells will bring their musical prowess and vocal harmonies to the City Auditorium to treat the audience to a night of pop, jazz, Motown and swing. The band covers everyone from Elvis to Norah Jones. No Charge. Doors open at 7:00 pm. For Info: 603-333-0035 or walkerlecture.org.

Saturday, December 9th at 2:00PM

Turning Pointe Center of Dance presents “Nutcracker”. Celebrate the holidays with the tradition of the Nutcracker. The Family Friendly production is a wonderful kick off to the holiday season that retains the classical, magical experience for viewers of all ages. With beautiful dancers, costumes, and scenery along with a magical growing Christmas Tree and falling snow. Tickets: $23 in advance at the dance studio or $25 at the door. Tickets available: at the dance school – 371 Pembroke Street, Pembroke NH, by mail or online at www.turningpointecenterofdance.com. For Info: 603-485-8710

Sunday, December 10th at 3:00PM

Symphony NH presents “Holiday Pops!”. A New Hampshire favorite. Nobody rings in the holidays like SNH. Join Maestro Kalia for a fun-filled, high energy performance – Jack Frost has nothing on us! Guaranteed to have you hoping you’re on Santa’s “nice” list. Tickets: $10-$65. Tickets available: online at symphonynh.org/23-24-events/holiday-pops-concord. For info: kate@symphonynh.org or 603-595-9156

Sunday, December 17th at 2:00PM

NH School of Ballet presents “The Nutcracker”. Enjoy this Holiday classic of Clara traveling to the world of sweets with her Prince! With a cast of over 50 come watch the falling snow, the growing Christmas tree, and the wonderful dancers of NHSB dance this holiday tradition! Tickets: TBA, Tickets available: at the studio – 183 Londonderry Tpke, Hooksett, NH, Gibson’s Bookstore (mid-November), and at the door. For Info: 603-668-5330.

Sunday, December 31st at 12:00PM

On Sunday, December 31, 2023, Paul Brogan and The Friends of the Concord City Auditorium would like to invite you to an open house from 12:00 to 2:00 pm honoring Clara Brogan as she celebrates her 100th birthday. The open house will be held in the Audi Reception Lobby. For information: 603-715-1575.

February

Sunday, February 4th at 2:00PM

On Sunday, February 4th at 2:00 pm, the Concord Community Concert Association presents “Frisson Ensemble”. Frisson comes from the French word meaning “a shiver or a thrill, a sudden feeling of excitement. “True to their name, the ensemble performs in over 25 cities annually including appearances in such diverse venues as the Morgan Library and Museum in New York city, for the Da Camera Society in Los Angeles and the Bermuda Festival. This concert features a trio of cello, piano, and clarinet. The silent auction will be “Love”.

Tix: $20 Tix available at the door. Tix: $23 online at ccca-audi.org. For info: 603-344-4747 or ccca-audi.org.

Friday, February 16th at 7:30PM

Saturday, February 17th at 7:30PM

Sunday, February 18th at 2:00PM

On Friday, February 16th, and Saturday February 17th at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, February 18th at 2:00 pm, the Community Players of Concord NH presents “Witness for the Prosecution”. Agatha Christie’s thrilling mystery keeps us guessing till the very end as Leonard Vole, accused of murdering a rich widow, fights to escape the hangman’s noose. Matt Mutrie directs the high-stakes courtroom action: “Guilty of being a Good Night Out.” Tix: Adults - $20, and Juniors (age 17 and under) and Seniors (age 65+) - $18. Tix available online at communityplayersofconcord.org, or by mail to David Murdo, 8 Old Suncook Road, Unit 12, Concord, NH. 03301. The Audi Box Office is open performance days 90 minutes before curtain. For info: 603-344-4747

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