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Hot Day at the Zoo

Hot Day at the Zoo (HDATZ) is a groove-friendly mix of folk, blues, ragtime, and jazz with progressive bluegrass and Americana-infused rock and roll. HDATZ's powerful acoustic music truly resonates in their energizing live show. Marked by a growing list of festival and direct support performances alongside artists including Levon Helm, David Grisman, moe., Railroad Earth, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Cowboy Junkies, Trampled By Turtles and the Ryan Montbleau Band, Hot Day at the Zoo proves that their grassroots approach has built a dedicated fan base.

Event Date: 
Fri, 08/21/2015 - 20:00

Dwight & Nicole

Soulful Blues and Roots act, Dwight & Nicole (fronted by recording artists Dwight Ritcher & Nicole Nelson) has been compared to many legends of our time - Etta James and John Lee Hooker, Mavis Staples and BB King - but have their very own captivating sound. After experiencing one of their powerful performances, it’'s easy to understand why even Dr. Maya Angelou is a fan.

Event Date: 
Sat, 08/15/2015 - 20:00


Freevolt is a ‘Roots Rock Americana Jam Funk Reggae Pop’ act that was planted in Massachusetts in the summer of 2012. Since their inception, the band has been signed to Evolvement Music, received a New England Music Award, had their faces in a dozen of a magazines and newspapers, and have performed at some of the finest musical showcases in the area including Red Hook’s Hookfest, Boston Green Fest at City Hall Plaza, Lowell Folk Festival, Wachusett Mtn.

Event Date: 
Fri, 08/14/2015 - 20:00


Once upon a time, Jazz didn’t take itself too seriously; it was fun and entertaining. The band LUX takes jazz music back to that time, albiet with a modern sound and material, but this is not to say that they can’t get experimental and take things “out” a bit. They are a 4 piece band, that sounds like a 5 piece thanks to  Todd Clancy and his 8-string guitar ( an instrument that is half bass, half guitar) and their sound harkens back to the organ trio’s of the 60’s.

Event Date: 
Thu, 08/13/2015 - 20:00

Doublenecks Guitar Duo

The DoubleNecks are two talented guitarists and educators from New England. The professional duo consists of MIKE LOCE and JIM GAUDETTE, and after a few hours playing and an affinity for all things guitar, they decided to get it together in 2007. Both men teach their instrument in the Merrimack Valley of Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The DoubleNecks' sound crosses many boundaries, with interests ranging from 1930's gypsy jazz, 1940's swing blues, 1950's twang rockabilly and beyond into 1960's soul and 1970's funk styles.

Event Date: 
Sun, 08/09/2015 - 13:00
Sun, 08/23/2015 - 13:00

The Primate Fiasco w/Skunk Jesus & The Jazz Apostles

To a deaf person, they look like a New Orleans dixieland street band. To a blind person, they sound like a rave DJ mashing-up house beats with 60’s folk lyrics. To the police, it’s a busy day on the sidewalk.

The Primate Fiasco uses instruments that are loud without electricity, giving them the opportunity to attack at any moment, in any location, with or without permission. No one is safe, not even an elevator or city bus. If The Primate Fiasco sees a dull moment somewhere, they will pop out of the nearest sewer drain or trash can to lead an irresistible dance party.

Event Date: 
Sat, 08/08/2015 - 20:00

Nick Goumas Quintet

Tenor and soprano saxophonist Nick Goumas is a jazz musician who has developed his own mature , imaginative and identifying style. Nick performs with energy, feeling and musical integrity. His Quintet is joined by four outstanding Boston area musicians who all have outstanding credentials. Steve Hunt / piano, Bruce Gertz / bass, Ken Cervenka / Trumpet and Jack Diefendorf/ drums.

Event Date: 
Fri, 08/07/2015 - 20:00

Nick Di Maria & WiRED

WiRED is the result when jazz musicians embrace their rock roots. By combining the music of modern and classic jazz with the sounds of Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd and Radiohead, a complete and new sound emerges that grooves, rocks, and swings all at once. Nick Di Maria and WiRED recently recorded “Time Circuit,” an 8 track album of original music that will be presented at Best Video.

Event Date: 
Thu, 08/06/2015 - 20:00

Open Mic Every Wednesday

Now a four year tradition and counting, Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar's Open Mic is a showcase of what local talent in Nashua, NH and surrounding towns has to offer. With a dedicated focus on original, local art, we invite you to come play your music and read your poetry in front of the Open Mic audience.

Event Date: 
Wed, 08/05/2015 - 19:00
Wed, 08/12/2015 - 19:00
Wed, 08/19/2015 - 19:00
Wed, 08/26/2015 - 19:00

Howard Martin Quartet

After years of careful listening and writing about music, Michael Rosenstein began improvising with amplified everyday objects. He and Morgan Evans-Weiler played in a duo for a while, and eventually they invited James Coleman and Howard Martin to round out a quartet. From their first practice, they found a flexible group sound that includes quiet, considered playing but does not shy away from drama or abrupt transitions. They had chosen another name, a Beckett reference, but by virtue of a misprinted flyer became the HMQ.

Free Admission

Event Date: 
Sun, 08/02/2015 - 19:00


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