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October 2019

Josh Ritter – Solo Acoustic Show

Friday, October 11 @ 8:00 PM
The Colonial Theatre, 95 Main Street
Keene, NH 03431 United States

“Josh Ritter remains at the top of his game two decades into a highlight-strewn career. He’d be forgiven for loosening his grip, but his hand has never felt surer." - NPR A songwriter, a musician, a New York Times best-selling author, a painter, a consummate performer. Josh Ritter encompasses all of these descriptors and more. He is a true artist. One who is not afraid of growing, changing and constantly challenging earlier versions of himself. This is a special solo…

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Black Violin: Impossible Tour

Saturday, October 12 @ 8:00 PM
The Colonial Theatre, 95 Main Street
Keene, NH 03431 United States

With influences ranging from Shostakovich and Bach to Nas and Jay-Z, stereotype-smashing Black Violin breaks the rules, blending classical, hip-hop, rock, R&B, and bluegrass to create a sound they call “classical boom.” With Kevin Sylvester and Wilner Baptiste, a.k.a. Kev Marcus and Wil B. on violin and viola, alongside DJ SPS and drummer Nat Stokes, Black Violin uses their music to overcome stereotypes and encourage people of all ages, races, and economic backgrounds to join together to break down cultural…

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Pink Martini with Meow Meow

Saturday, October 19 @ 8:00 PM
The Colonial Theatre, 95 Main Street
Keene, NH 03431 United States

Presenting the biggest little orchestra around – Pink Martini featuring lead singer China Forbes and special guest Meow Meow. The fabulously eclectic ensemble’s polished and glamorous sound – is an intoxicating concoction of sultry Latin music, swinging jazz, cabaret, cinema scores and more. 16195|http://thecolonial.org/wp-content/uploads/PinkMartiniBreaking-Club-Traditions.mp4Tickets$75 Gold Circle/$59/$49 Support for the 2019/20 season provided in part by Clark-Mortenson Agency, Inc.and Frazier & Son Furniture 16921|https://thecolonial.org/wp-content/uploads/Clark-MortensonWEB.jpg|full16940|https://thecolonial.org/wp-content/uploads/FrazierAndSonWEB.jpg|full

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Get the Led Out

Thursday, October 24 @ 7:30 PM
The Colonial Theatre, 95 Main Street
Keene, NH 03431 United States

From the bombastic and epic, to the folky and mystical, GTLO captures the essence of the recorded music of Led Zeppelin and brings it to the concert stage. GTLO brings what the audience wants…a high energy Zeppelin concert with an honest, heart-thumping intensity. 16198|http://thecolonial.org/wp-content/uploads/GTLO-Video-Promo.mp4Tickets$42.50/$38.50 Support for the 2019/20 season provided in part by Fenton Family Dealerships and Hamblet Electric, LLC 16923|https://thecolonial.org/wp-content/uploads/FentonFamdeal-NEWESTWEB.jpg|full16924|https://thecolonial.org/wp-content/uploads/HambletElectric_17-18WEB.jpg|full

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November 2019

KOZMIC BLUES The Spirit & Music of Janis Joplin

Friday, November 1 @ 8:00 PM
The Colonial Theatre, 95 Main Street
Keene, NH 03431 United States

Presented by Lon Bronson. The Kozmic Blues Show is a critically acclaimed homage to the spirit and music of the legendary Rock Goddess Janis Joplin.  Michelle Rohl portrays/channels Joplin with a breathtaking powerhouse vocal performance. Replete with Video, anecdotes, and a juggernaut 8 piece ‘Big Brother’ backing band, this show is a ‘Pearl’ that reminisces the magic that was taken from us much too soon. TV icon Drew Carey says: "Loved this tribute to Janis Joplin.  It will take you…

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Postmodern Jukebox: A Very Postmodern Christmas

Friday, November 15 @ 8:00 PM
The Colonial Theatre, 95 Main Street
Keene, NH 03431 United States

This holiday season, Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox will take the same originality, wit and virtuosic musical performances that have garnered them over 1 billion views on YouTube to revitalize the idea of a Christmas tour itself, in their multi-city "A Very Postmodern Christmas" tour. The tour will feature PMJ's rotating retro collective of showstopping vocalists, dancers and instrumentalists as they mashup timeless holiday classics and today's pop hits in the "vintage" styles of 20s hot jazz, doo wop and Motown…

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Ani DiFranco

Saturday, November 16 @ 8:00 PM
The Colonial Theatre, 95 Main Street
Keene, NH 03431 United States

with special guest Gracie and Rachel We once again welcome the Grammy-winning  feminist icon Ani DiFranco to The Colonial for an intimate solo show. While she has been known as the “Little Folksinger,” her music has embraced punk, funk, hip hop, jazz, soul, electronica and even more distant sounds. Her lyrics are rhythmic and poetic, often autobiographical, and strongly political. Most recently, the 2016 single "Play God" has become a battle cry for reproductive rights. Rolling Stone said of her…

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SPECIAL FILM EVENT: Stop Making Sense

Saturday, November 30 @ 7:30 PM

Join us for a special one-night-only screening of a film that Rolling Stone has called the "greatest concert movie ever." Starring: The Talking Heads; Directed by: Jonathan Demme; not rated; 88 minutes; 1984 Director Jonathan Demme captures the frantic energy and artsy groove of Talking Heads in this concert movie shot at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in 1983. The band's frontman, David Byrne, first appears on an empty stage, armed with only an acoustic guitar and does a solo "Psycho Killer." He is gradually…

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December 2019

The Greater Keene Pops Choir Holiday Concert: A December to Remember

Sunday, December 1 @ 3:00 PM

Join the Keene Pops Choir for their winter concert "A December to Remember." Directed By: Diane Cushing Assistant Director: Tracey Borden Accompanists: Walt Sayre, Steve Cady & Mike Rousseau TICKETS$12 Advance/$15 Day of Show

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Hot Tuna Acoustic 50th Anniversary plus special guests Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams

Friday, December 6 @ 8:00 PM
The Colonial Theatre, 95 Main Street
Keene, NH 03431 United States

No one has more consistently led American music for the last 50 years than Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady, the founders and continuing core members of Hot Tuna. Now these living legends, joined by Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams, will bring their bluesy fusion of rock and free rhythmic techniques to our stage. 16208|http://thecolonial.org/wp-content/uploads/Acoustic-Hot-Tuna-San-Francisco-Bay-Blues-Live-at-Fur-Peace-Ranch-1.mp4Tickets$59 Gold Circle/$49/$39

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