Spring is finally beginning to arrive and it’s time to get out and enjoy some music in Peterborough. Here are some great things coming up.
Be sure to also check out all the other live music listings on our Pubs and Clubs page.
Le Vent Du Nord at the Market Hall in Peterborough
Peterborough gets a treat in early May with a “Quebec Kitchen Party” from with Le Vent Du Nord at our very own Market Hall (140 Charlotte St., Peterborough) on Friday, May 2nd at 8 p.m.
Presented by Folk Under the Clock, Le Vent Du Nord is considered to be a group leading the way in Quebec’s traditional folk music revival. When Rick Fines tells you to check out a group, it’s a pretty good idea to check them out!
Tickets are $35 for adults and $25 for students (at the door only), and are available at the Market Hall Box Office, by phone at 705-749-1146, and online at www.markethall.org. Tickets for rows FF and C are available at Moondance (425 George St. N., Peterborough, 705-742-9425, open Monday – Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., cash only).
“Elise” – Le Vent Du Nord
Grand Re-opening of The Garnet in Peterborough
It’s back! The Garnet (231 Hunter St. W., Peterborough, 705-874-0107) has returned as an established music venue in downtown Peterborough.
There’ll be a grand re-opening on Friday, May 2nd and Saturday, May 3rd, featuring music, friends, and great drinks. Bands over the weekend include The Lonely Parade, Evangeline Gentle, and Ratbaby on Friday, and The Losing Hand, Weed + Cobras, and Ben Rough on Saturday.
“My Mom Got Hit On at a Punk Show” – The Lonely Parade
L.I.V.E! Music Festival in downtown PeterboroughA live music extravaganza takes place in Peterborough on Sunday, May 4th from 1 – 10 p.m. The Peterborough L.I.V.E! Music Festival features 30 acts at six venues for a single ticket.
L.I.V.E. is an acronym for “Local Independent Venues Event”, and partipating venues are The Red Dog, The Dobro, The Spill, Sin City, The Venue, and the Black Horse Pub. There are far too many acts to mention in this space, so check out www.peterboroughlive.ca for all the details.
The all-access pass is $10, available directly from performers and at Thin City Skateshop (410 George St. N., Peterborough, 705-775-5664), The Spill (414 George St. N., Peterborough, 705-748-6167), Bluestreak Records (444 George St. N., Peterborough, 705-742-6078), Bud’s Music Centre (296 Aylmer St. N., Peterborough, 705-742-5332), the customer service desk at Lansdowne Place (645 Lansdowne St. W., 705-748-2961), and Moondance (425 George St. N., Peterborough, 705-742-9425).
Shane Philip at The Spill in Peterborough
One-man band phenomenon Shane Philip brings his awesome live show to The Spill (414 George St. N., Peterborough, 705-748-6167) on Thursday, May 8th from 7-10 p.m..
Complete with drums, percussion, guitar, and didgeridoo, Shane weaves it all together to make something special.
“Connections” – Shane Philip
Melissa Payne at The Market Hall in Peterborough
Melissa Payne may just be the next big artist to emerge from the Peterborough music scene. She celebrates the release her brand new CD High and Dry on Friday, May 9th at 8 p.m. at the Market Hall, presented by Seventh Fire Records and with special guest James McKenty.
Produced by McKenty and Blue Rodeo’s Greg Keelor, Melissa’s record is already being played on CBC and beyond.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door, available at the Market Hall Box Office, by phone at 705-749-1146, and online at www.markethall.org. Tickets are also available at Moondance (425 George St. N., Peterborough, 705-742-9425, open Monday – Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., cash only).
“High and Dry” – Melissa Payne
Mayhemingways at the The Pig’s Ear in Peterborough
Peterborough alt-country, bluegrass, and Cajun duo Mayhemingways will light up The Pig’s Ear Tavern (144 Brock St., Peterborough, 705-745-7255) on Saturday, May 10th.
Accordion, banjo, guitar and vocals all mingle with a solid tapestry of rhythm. The show begins at 10 p.m. with a $3 cover.
“CDs I Didn’t Sell” – Mayhemingways
Bordeen with The Archers at The Spill in Peterborough
If you like bands like Walk off the Earth and Imagine Dragons, you’ll love Bordeen.
A Toronto pop/punk band made up of three siblings, they’re garnering buzz from all over the place and they’re in town on Monday, May 12th at The Spill (414 George St. N., Peterborough, 705-748-6167).
The show begins around 9 p.m. The Archers, a folk/rock band from Victoria BC, will open.
“Broken Bones” – Bordeen
“Walking in the Dark” – The Archers
Marta Pacek and Amy Rose at The Spill in Peterborough
Australia’s Marta Pacek brings her excellent songs and beautiful voice to The Spill (414 George St. N., Peterborough, 705-748-6167) on Thursday, May 15th at 9 p.m..
Opening will be the lovely Amy Rose.
“Nothing Going on” – Marta Pacek
“Redneck Reunion (Party Like A Redneck)” – Amy Rose
Washboard Hank at The Garnet in Peterborough
He’s a living Peterborough legend. Washboard Hank performs live at The Garnet (231 Hunter St. W., Peterborough, 705-874-0107) on Sunday, May 18th at 9 p.m.
Come hear songs about Peterborough, Canada, and the wild world of humanity.
“The Washboard Boogie” – Washboard Hank
Gabrielle Papillon at The Spill in Peterborough
Tom Power of CBC’s Deep Roots calls Gabrielle Papillon one of the “finest new songwriters in Canada” and she’s at The Spill (414 George St. N., Peterborough, 705-748-6167) on Tuesday, May 27th at 8.m.
Gabrielle is no stranger to The Spill. Come and see her and enjoy $4 pints of local beer until 10 p.m.
“Concrete Of The City” – Gabrielle Papillon
The Weber Brothers at the Market Hall in Peterborough
They may be originally from Maryland, but The Weber Brothers are now firmly established as Peterborough musicians.
The boys will release their ninth album in style in their adopted town on Friday, May 30th at 8 p.m. at Market Hall. CBC’s Bob Mersereau describes WE as “bursting with ideas and influences”. Don’t miss this high-energy show full of excellent A-level talent.
Tickets are $18 for general admission and $22 for premium table seating, available at the Market Hall Box Office, by phone at 705-749-1146, and online at www.markethall.org. Tickets are also available at Moondance (425 George St. N., Peterborough, 705-742-9425, open Monday – Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., cash only).
“Before We Arrive” – The Weber Brothers