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Grand opening set, first eight performances booked for Nashua Center for the Arts; tickets available Friday

By Dean Shalhoup - Senior Staff Reporter | Nov 30, 2022

NASHUA — Spectacle Live, the venue operator for the soon-to-open Nashua Center for the Arts, announced Tuesday that it has booked eight acts, beginning with alternative/folk singer songwriter Suzanne Vega on April 15, followed by a Beauty and the Beast ballet, Symphony NH and RUSH and Billy Joel tribute acts.

Tickets for each of the eight events go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, according to Spectacle Live spokeswoman Cassidy Blouin.

They can be purchased through www.NashuaCenterfortheArts.com or by calling 800-657-8774.

But before any of the acts take to the new stage in the four-level building at Main and West Pearl streets, the NCA, on Saturday, April 1, will host the Nashua Celebration of the Arts, a gala event that will mark the venue’s grand opening.

Additional events will be announced next Tuesday, according to Blouin.

Following Vega’s April 15 performance, titled “An Intimate Evening of Songs and Stories, will be the Safe Haven Ballet’s performance of the Beauty and the Beast on April 22.

Symphony NH’s 100-year anniversary concert “Momentum!” is scheduled for April 29.

Next up is the “RUSH Tribute Project” on May 19, followed by “Celebrating Billy Joel — America’s Piano Man,” on June 8.

Singer, saxophonist and songwriter Grace Kelly is scheduled for June 17, and on July 16, versatile musician and ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro will take the stage.

A full story on the NCA and the lead up to its grand opening will appear in The Sunday Telegraph.

Dean Shalhoup may be reached at 594-1256 or dshalhoup@nashuatelegraph.com.


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