Cinco de Mayo extravaganza set for the Opera House Friday

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Primo Cubano will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo this year at the Rochester Opera House! Courtesy photo
If you want some lively Mexican fiesta activities this Cinco de Mayo, you need not go any further south than The Rochester Opera House! Its going to be one colorful, rhythmic, all out, South-of-the-border celebration!
As quoted from the Opera House Facebook page "Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with a cash bar. For those who would like to learn there will be an introductory salsa dance lesson from 7:15 to 8 p.m. Then the band, Primo Cubano, will play Cuban-style song, salsa, and cha cha ... the kind of Latin music that people most want to dance to ... with strong rhythmic beats and Spanish harmonies. For this event the Opera House floor will be flat with chairs removed for a massive wooden dance floor. Skilled latin dancers are planning to come from Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
During band breaks there will be dance performances by the Fluere Dance Company and the Bella Vita TEAM FUEGO ... of ladies styling, salsa, and of Dominican Bachatta. There will also be a Piñata cracking ceremony, and after the band more dancing from 11 p.m. to midnight with recorded music. Spread the word, invite your friends and help make this an annual event for Cinco de Mayo!"
Get Out and About!!
Friday....May 5
Lewis Goodwin will be returning to Porters in Rochester NH, 6-9 pm
Cinco De Mayo Fiesta will be held at the Rochester Opera House in Rochester NH, doors open at 6:30 pm 💃🏼
Rosie will be rocking at the American Legion in Rochester NH, 7-11 pm
Grande Cru Duo will be at Mitchell Hill BBQ in Rochester NH, 6-9 pm 💃🏼 Cinco de Mayo food and beverage
Aunt Peg Band will be at the American Legion in Dover NH, 7 pm and it is Tony's Birthday! HBD Tony 🥳
3Way will be on deck for Opening Night at Iron Tails in Acton ME, 7 pm
Saturday... May 6
Dancing Madly Backwards will be at Trains Tavern in Lebanon ME, 7-11 pm
Dakota Smart will be at Mitchell Hill BBQ in Rochester NH, 6-9 pm "A phenomenal young local talent!" MHB

Bad Penny will be rocking the Lilac City Grille in Rochester NH, 7-11 pm
Rosie will be enjoying the outside stage at Bentleys Saloon in Arundel ME, 2-6 pm
Texas Pete will be sharing their southern rock at the Wolves Social Club in Sanford ME, 8 pm-12 midnight
Sunday May 7
Lewis Goodwin will be at Daniel Street Tavern in Portsmouth NH, 4-7 pm
Tuesday...May 9
Lewis Goodwin will be the featured artist during open mic night at KCs Rib Shack in Manchester NH, 7-8 pm
And wait there is more!!
Acoustic Nights...
Tuesdays join Pete Peterson for Acoustic Open Mic Nights at Castaway Boathouse in Dover NH, 8-11 pm
Wednesday's are Acoustic nights at the Spaulding Steak & Ale, at the Governor's Inn in Rochester NH, check their website for who is playing next!
Open Mic Jam Nights...
Every other Wednesday at Mitchell Hill BBQ in Rochester NH, starting at 5 pm
2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at the Milton Moose Lodge in Milton NH, 7-10 pm
Thursdays at The Hawgs Pen in Farmington NH, starting at 7 pm
First Saturday of the month at Charleez Hill in Lebanon ME, starting at 7 pm
Trivia Nights...
Tuesdays at the Lilac City Grille in Rochester NH, starting at 6:30 pm
Scott the Trivia Guy Wednesdays at Earth Eagle North in Somersworth NH, 6-8 pm
Thursdays at Mitchell Hill BBQ in Rochester NH, starting at 6 pm
Every other Thursday at the Governor's Inn in Rochester NH, 7-10 pm
DJs in charge...
Friday nights at the Rock Club at the Governors Inn in Rochester NH, a DJ will be spinning the tunes starting at 7 pm
DJ Dick is hosting a karaoke/dance party on Wednesdays at Train's Tavern in Lebanon ME, 6-9 pm
Don't forget to give a big tip to the hardworking waitstaff and musicians when you are Out and About this weekend! 💃🏼
CC Bissett is a longtime Rochester music scene aficionado. She lives in Lebanon, Maine. You can contact here at
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