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Local A&E happenings Sept. 19 to 26

  • Sindy and Soraya perform at a previous festival in Concord. Courtesy

Published: 9/18/2019 4:59:29 PM
Modified: 9/18/2019 4:59:19 PM
13th Annual Concord Multicultural Festival

What: The exceptional diversity of performances, art, food, exhibitors, and participation of the local community illuminates the rich history of our region, and amplifies who we are today: a diverse, vibrant, and thriving community. The festival, a celebration of the cultures and traditions from around the world that have been woven into the social and economic fabric of Concord – and New Hampshire – over the past 250-plus years, is truly a community event, brought to life by many local organizations, student groups, churches, and cultural groups.

When: Sunday from 11 a.m. to
4 p.m.

Where: N.H. State House on Main Street, downtown Concord

Cost: Free and open to the public; cost for vendors vary

Info: Find a list of vendors at

Collective Soul

What: Alt-rock legends Collective Soul will be appearing at the Cap Center. Collective Soul has been on an upward trajectory that’s seen them play to sold-out audiences across the globe while concurrently amassing an impressive catalog of beloved songs instantly recognizable by their titles alone.

When: Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 S. Main St., Concord

Cost: Tickets starting at $45; VIP packages are also available

Info: Call 225-1111 or go to

‘Manchester’s Shoe Industry: A History’

What: Kelly Kilcrease and Yvette Lazdowski share their history of Manchester, N.H.’s massive shoe industry, and how it shaped the city’s landscape, in Manchester’s Shoe Industry. Famous for its dominance in textile production, Manchester was also affectionately called “Shoe City.” More than seventy different shoe companies once called Manchester home, and thousands of area residents worked tirelessly to produce some of the best-known shoes in America and throughout the world. The largest manufacturers were the F.M. Hoyt Shoe Company, maker of Beacon Shoes, and the granddaddy of them all, the McElwain Company. Authors Kilcrease and Lazdowski reveal how these and other Manchester-based shoe shops were vital to the area’s economic and employment prosperity, especially among the immigrant population.

When: Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Where: Gibson’s Bookstore, 45 S. Main St., Concord

Cost: Free and open to the public

Info: Call 224-0562 or go to

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