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What’s Happening


Not long after the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, Matt Gelinas has been focused on giving back to the venues and communities where he plays. For the last 9 or so weeks, Matt has been playing in his home studio, streaming live shows virtually to benefit local establishments, an, most recently, to benefit a good friend who was recently diagnosed with a serious illness. Please visit Matt Gelinas Music on Facebook to get show updates, and view previously recorded virtual shows, or click these buttons:

Matt plans to continue playing virtual shows, but is now starting to work in some shows at live venues again. Please visit this website, as all upcoming shows (live and virtual) will be posted as they are confirmed!

On Friday, May 15th, Matt played a virtual benefit show from his home studio, with the goal of raising money to help support a friend who was recently diagnosed with cancer. With the help of the generous community, Matt’s show was able to raise over $11,000 in just a three hour show!

On Tuesday, May 19th, at 7:00 PM, Matt was featured on New Hampshire’s local news outlet, WMUR-TV, channel 9, in a piece called “NH Chronicle.” This piece highlighted Matt’s virtual shows and the donations raised for the different causes since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

Matt leaves all his live, virtual shows on his Facebook page, Matt Gelinas Music, so that they can continue to be viewed!


Matt has more upcoming shows – both live, and virtual, and they will all be posted right here, on www.mattgelinasmusic.com.


On Friday, May 15th, Matt performed virtually from his home studio to, once again, raise donations – but this time, for a friend who was recently diagnosed with cancer. With the power of music and help from the local community, Matt managed to raise approximately $12,000 for his friend and her family, to help them financially!!

Past Shows:

On Friday, April 24th, Matt hosted a virtual show to benefit Granite Steak & Grille and Smokey’s Tavern in Rochester, New Hampshire. This was a huge success, generating almost $9,000 in donations for the furloughed employees!!

On Friday, April 17th, Matt played to benefit Lilac City Grill in Rochester, NH and it was a huge turnout. This benefit yielded $4,000 for LCG employees.

On Friday, April 10th, Matt’s first virtual show ever, was a HUGE success. This event benefited Kozy’s Pizza & Pub and Topwater Brewing of Barrington, NH. This show generated $3,000 in donations for employees!


Upcoming | Archive: 2021 2020
  • Fri

    Benefit Show for Granite Steak & Grill and Smokey's Tavern


    This is a virtual show. Please go to the Matt Gelinas Music page on Facebook at 8pm on Friday, April 24th and click on the live event.

    This is a benefit show where donations are accepted via Venmo (@Matthew-Gelinas) and 100% of donations are given to furloughed employees of the Granite Steak & Grill and Smokey’s Tavern. Please grab your favorite beverage and join us for a fun night of music.

  • Fri

    BeCAUSE of You!



    Tonight, Matt won’t be asking for donations or playing for any cause – other than to just have some fun and kick off the weekend!

    So grab a drink, kick back, and tune in!


  • Fri

    Solo/Acoustic at Backyard Brewery

    5 PM to 7 PM

    Backyard Brewery

    1211 South Mammoth Rd

    Manchester, NH 03109


    From 5 PM to 7 PM, Matt will be playing live – doing solo acoustic cover tunes out on the patio. Per the state-enforced orders, only outdoor seating and dining will be permitted. This is a terrific spot with great food and a variety of fresh, locally brewed brewed beer!

    * Please not the social distancing rules and regulations will be enforced, as well as other COVID-19 related regulations. 

  • Sat

    Matt, Live at Granite Steak & Grill/Smokey's Tavern (outdoors!)

    5 PM to 8 PM

    Granite Steak & Grill/Smokey's Tavern

    11 Farmington Road

    Rochester, NH 03867

    Matt will once again be live, this time at Smokey’s Tavern, outdoors (weather permitting) from 5 PM to 8 PM on Saturday, June 13, 2020!

    Come down to visit, have dinner and drinks, and enjoy some acoustic, live tunes on Saturday Night! Full menu is available, and tables are covered with tents!

    Please respect social distancing and the regulations set forth by the State of New Hampshire.

  • Fri

    Matt, Live at Kozy's Pizza & Pub (outdoors!)

    5 PM to 8 PM

    Kozy's Pizza & Pub

    748 Calef Highway

    Barrington, NH, 03825

    Come have a pizza, sub, or calzone, and listen to Matt perform from 5 PM to 8 PM at Kozy’s Pizza & Pub on Friday, June 19, 2020! Matt will be playing outdoors!


    Please respect social distancing as well as the regulations set forth by the State of New Hampshire.

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