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No Joke – Nashua Arts Center Set to Open

Spectacle Live, which operates the Lowell Memorial Auditorium, is ready to debut its newest stage just a few miles North of the Mill City. And it’s no April Fools Joke!

The Nashua Center for the Arts is excited to announce 8 performances including the “Nashua Celebration of the Arts” Grand Opening on April 1, 2023. This event will be the kickoff of the Nashua Center for the Arts followed by an array of shows featuring a wide range of genres including Jazz, Rock, Classical, Ballet, and more. According to Richard Lannan, President of Nashua Community Arts, “We, along with the 400 donors to this project, are excited that the vision of the Nashua Center for the Arts as an economic engine for the Nashua area and a community venue focused on the arts will be realized when it opens next year.”

Spectacle will run all aspects of the operation, from bookings to marketing to hiring and managing staff. “After the years of hard work and dedication that has gone into the Nashua Center for the Arts, we are excited to finally share it with the public” said Spectacle President Peter Lally. “The design and uniqueness of the building will allow for us to showcase a diverse array of shows. This is only the beginning and we look forward to announcing the exciting things we have planned for the Nashua Center for the Arts.“

Among the first nationally touring artist to perform on the Nashua Center for the Arts stage include singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega, Jazz-saxophonist Grace Kelly, and Jake Shimabukuro known as the Jimi Hendrix of the ukulele. More shows will be announced on December 6.

Along with many national touring acts, the Nashua Center for the Arts will also host New Hampshire’s well respected performing arts organizations such as Symphony NH and Safe Haven Ballet. Symphony NH has chosen to celebrate their 100-year anniversary concert on April 29 at the Nashua Center for the Arts. This event marks 100 years to the day from their very first concert and features acclaimed cellist Amit Peled, who performed Dvořák’s Cello Concerto with SNH in 2001, followed by two works played on Symphony NH’s very first concert on April 29, 1923: a movement from Schubert’s “Unfinished” Symphony – and Strauss’s On the Beautiful Blue Danube, a piece that has stood the test of time.

The Nashua Celebration of the Arts at the Nashua Center for the Arts takes place Saturday, April 1. Stay tuned for more information to come. For more information on the Grand Opening of the Nashua Center for the Arts, visit


April 1 – Nashua Celebration of the Arts
April 15 – Suzanne Vega – An Intimate Evening of Songs and Stories
April 22 –Safe Haven Ballet: Beauty and the Beast
April 29 – Symphony NH: Momentum! 100 Year Anniversary Concert
May 19 – RUSH Tribute Project
June 8 – Celebrating Billy Joel – America’s Piano Man
June 17 – Grace Kelly
July 16 – Jake Shimabukuro

Tickets go on sale for these events Friday, December 2 at 10am at or by calling 1-800-657-8774. More events to be announced on December 6.

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