nightlifeNOW – December 14 to 20

Live music listings at pubs and clubs in Peterborough and The Kawarthas for the week of Thursday, December 14 to Wednesday, December 20

Legendary folk rocker Joe Hall, pictured here in 2014 at JP Hovercraft's 60th birthday celebration, performs a matinee show on Saturday, December 16 at the first-ever live music event at Moody's Bar & Grill in Millbrook. (Photo: SLAB Productions)
Legendary folk rocker Joe Hall, pictured here in 2014 at JP Hovercraft's 60th birthday celebration, performs a matinee show on Saturday, December 16 at the first-ever live music event at Moody's Bar & Grill in Millbrook. (Photo: SLAB Productions)

Every Thursday, we publish live music and performance events at pubs and clubs in Peterborough and The Kawarthas based on information that venues provide to us directly or post on their website or social media channels. Here are the listings for the week of Thursday, December 14 to Wednesday, December 20.

If you’re a pub or club owner and want to be included in our weekly listings, please email our Nightlife Editor at nightlife@kawarthanow.com.

ARIA

331 George St. N., Peterborough
(705) 743-0333

Friday, December 15

10pm - Frosted

Coming Soon

Sunday, December 31
10pm - Playboy Mansion NYE 2018 ft DJ Muddler and DJ RitheM ($10 early bird, $15 general admission, $20 all access)

Saturday, January 20
10pm - Two Friends (Matt Halper and Eli Sones)

Arlington Pub

32990 Highway 62, Maynooth
(613) 338-2080

Friday, December 15

7pm - Caroloke (Warm Caroling)

Saturday, December 16

9pm - The Weber Brothers Patches CD release ($10)

Arthur's Pub

930 Burnham St., Cobourg
(905) 372-2105

Thursdays

Karaoke Night

Sundays

4:30-8pm - Celtic Sunday w/ Madman's Window

Monday, December 18

6pm - Rob Phillips

Tuesday, December 19

7:30pm - Don Owen & Bruce Longman

Wednesday, December 20

Christmas Sing-A-Long w/ Don Owen & Tom Leighton

Coming Soon

Friday, December 22
8pm - Shawn Nelson

Saturday, December 23
8pm - Shawn Nelson

Sunday, December 31
9pm - New Year's Eve Party with Madman's Window ($15)

Black Horse Pub

452 George St. N., Peterborough
(705) 742-0633

Thursday, December 14

7:30pm - Jazz and Blues w/ Marsala Lukianchuk and the Rob Phillips Trio

Friday, December 15

5pm - Brian McDonald; 8:30pm - Pop Machine

Saturday, December 16

4:30-7:30pm - Marsala Lukianchuck, Steafan Hannigan, Saskia Tomkins; 8:30pm - Four Lanes Wide

Sunday, December 17

3pm - Odd Man Rush

Monday, December 18

7pm - Crash and Burn w/ Gailie & Friends

Tuesday, December 19

7pm - Open mic w/ Randy Hill

Wednesday, December 20

7pm - Student jazz bands

Coming Soon

Thursday, December 21
7:30pm - Jazz and Blues w/ Marsala Lukianchuk and the Rob Phillips Trio

Friday, December 22
5pm - Mike Longergan; 8:30pm - Rob Phillips Band

Saturday, December 23
5pm - Tyler Koke; 8:30pm - Classic Collectives

Sunday, December 24
4-8 - 4/Front w/ Terry Finn

Canoe & Paddle

18 Bridge St., Lakefield
(705) 651-1111

Coming Soon

Sunday, December 31
7:30pm - New Year's Eve Party with live music by Gunslingers at 9 p.m. ($85, includes 3-course meal, one drink and champagne at midnight)

Thursday, March 6
7pm - Shred Kelly

The Cat & The Fiddle Cobourg

38 Covert St., Cobourg
(905) 377-9029

Friday, December 15

8pm - Cheryl Casselman Band

Catalina's

131 Hunter St. W., Peterborough
(705) 874-5972

Friday, December 15

5-7pm - The Last Cocktail w/ Chester Babcock Trio

Saturday, December 16

7:30pm - Heartless Romantics w/ Rhys Climenhage, Television Rd, Mary-Kate Edwards, Niall Jensen ($5 or PWYC at door)

Sunday, December 17

3-6pm - Closing part w/ Pays d'en Haut ($15)

Chemong Lodge

764 Hunter St., Bridgenorth
(705) 292-8435

Thursdays

5-9pm - Pianist Barry McMullen (dining room)

Fridays

5-9pm - Pianist Barry McMullen (dining room)

The Church-key Pub & Grindhouse

26 Bridge St. W., Campbellford
(705) 653-0001

Thursday, December 14

7pm - Euchre; 8pm - Ray on the Radio

Friday, December 15

5pm - Andrew Queen & Son; 9pm - Culgin and Bell

Saturday, December 16

9pm - Jane Archer and the Reactionaries "Great Atomic Power" CD Release

Monday, December 18

Trivial Pursuit

Tuesday, December 19

OpinioNation w/ Bill Davenport

Wednesday, December 20

8pm - Whiskey Wednesday w/ Ken Tizzard

Coach & Horses Pub

16 York St. S., Lindsay
(705) 328-0006

Thursdays

10pm - Open Mic w/ Gerald Vanhalteren

Fridays

9:30pm - Karaoke Night w/ DJ. Ross

Wednesdays

7-11pm - Live music

Dobro Restaurant & Bar

287-289 George St. N., Peterborough
(705) 775-9645

Thursday, December 14

10pm - Live music TBA (no cover)

Friday, December 15

10pm - Live music TBA (no cover)

Saturday, December 16

10pm - Live music TBA (no cover)

Wednesday, December 20

Open stage

Dominion Hotel

113 Main St., Minden
(705) 286-6954

Saturday, December 16

7:30pm - Blues Christmas Dance ft the Full Count Blues Band ($20-25)

Wednesday, December 20

7:30pm - Poets in the Pub

Coming Soon

Friday, December 22
4-7pm - Customer Appreciation Event ft music by Jeff Moulton

Sunday, December 31
9pm - New Year's Eve with music by Movin' On ($10)

Dr. J's BBQ & Brews

282 Aylmer St., Peterborough
(705) 874-5717

Saturday, December 16

2-5pm - Peterborough Musicians Benevolent Association Deluxe Blues Jam hosted by Water St. Slim & The Unlikely Heroes (by donation)

Coming Soon

Saturday, December 23
2-5pm - Doug Horner

Frank's Pasta and Grill

426 King St. E., Cobourg
(905) 372-2727

Fridays

9pm-12am - Karaoke; 12am - DJ

Saturday, December 16

8:30pm - Little Lake; 11:30pm - DJ

Sundays

7-10pm - Underground Sundays ft 3 bands

Tuesdays

7pm & 8pm - Salsa Classes beginners & intermediate ($10/lesson)

Wednesdays

8-11pm - Open Mic

Coming Soon

Sunday, December 31
9:30pm - New Year's Eve Party with The Spirits & DJ Double J at 12:30am ($20)

Ganaraska Hotel

30 Ontario St., Port Hope
(905) 885-9254

Friday, December 15

10pm - Dave Mowat Band

Saturday, December 16

2pm & 10pm - Blueprint

Wednesday, December 20

8pm - Open mic w/ Rob Foreman and Clayton Yates

Coming Soon

Friday, December 22
10pm - Quickshifters

Saturday, December 23
2pm & 10pm - Quickshifters

The Garnet

231 Hunter St. W., Peterborough
(705) 874-0107

Thursday, December 14

5-7pm - Pints 'N' Politics

Friday, December 15

8pm - Nailheads, Beta 58s, Corporate Life, Deviants and The Odd Man Out, Basement Dweller ($5 or PWYC)

Saturday, December 16

9pm - Nick Ferrio, Tough Age, Belly Flop ($10 or PWYC)

Sunday, December 17

Construction and Deconstruction

Coming Soon

Thursday, December 21
5-7pm - Pints 'N' Politics

Friday, December 22
5pm - Lotus Wight

Saturday, December 23
Tipsy Eve

Golden Wheel Restaurant

6725 Highway 7, Peterborough
(705) 749-6838

Thursdays

7-9pm - Intermediate Line Dancing Lessons w/ Tina O'Rourke ($7 per person,)

Friday, December 15

7pm - Fundraiser Cavan Millbrook Community Centre with dinner and live music by Peter Graham & Kendal Thompson ($40)

Wednesdays

7-9pm - Line Dancing Lessons w/ Marlene Maskell ($7 per person, all levels welcome)

Gordon Best Theatre

216 Hunter St. W., Peterborough
(705) 876-8884

Thursday, December 14

9pm - Fond Farewell to Fruitcake the Fender with Em Glasspool

Saturday, December 16

7pm - Tacky Christmas Sweater Party 'N Food Drive

Hastings House Restaurant & Bar

27 Front St. W., Hastings
(705) 696-3301

Friday, December 15

9pm - Jane Archer and the Reactionaries "Great Atomic Power" CD Release

Coming Soon

Friday, December 29
8pm - Live Band and Open Mic

Hot Belly Mama's

378 George St. N., Peterborough
(705) 745-3544

Thursdays

8pm - The Quickshifters (PWYC)

Junction Nightclub

253 George St. N., Peterborough
(705) 743-0550

Friday, December 15

10pm - Nothing But the 90s w/ DJ Bill Porter (no cover)

Saturday, December 16

10pm - Santa's Workshop Party (ugly sweaters and Christmas outfits encouraged, free photo with Santa plus gift, $1 from every drink to Energy 99.7 toy drive)

Coming Soon

Sunday, December 31
New Year's Eve ft DJ Bill Porter ($10 in advance at www.junctionptbo.com/nye)

McThirsty's Pint

166 Charlotte St., Peterborough
(705) 743-2220

Thursdays

9pm - Live music

Fridays

10pm - Live music with Brian Haddlesey

Saturdays

10pm - Live music with Brian Haddlesey

Mondays

10pm - Trivia Night

Tuesdays

9pm - Topper Tuesdays w/ DJ Jake Topper

Wednesdays

9pm - Live music

The Mill Restaurant and Pub

990 Ontario St., Cobourg
(905) 377-8177

Thursday, December 14

7pm - Down Beat

Coming Soon

Thursday, December 21
7pm - Rob Vance

Moody's Bar & Grill

3 Tupper St., Millbrook
(705) 932-6663

Saturday, December 16

2-5:30pm - Joe Hall

VIDEO: "The New Frontier" by Joe Hall with Pat Walsh and Trevor Davis

Murphy's Lockside Pub & Patio

3 May St., Fenelon Falls
(705) 887-1100

Coming Soon

Thursday, January 18
7:30-10pm - North Country Express

Oasis Bar & Grill

31 King St. E., Cobourg
(905) 372-6634

Thursdays

6:30pm - Live music

Sundays

5:30pm - PHLO

Wednesdays

6:30pm - Live music

Pappas Billiards

407 George St. N., Peterborough
(705) 742-9010

Thursdays

7-10pm - Open Mic

Puck' N Pint Sports Pub

871 Chemong Rd., Peterborough
(705) 741-1078

Friday, December 15

9pm - Andy McDonald and friends

Saturday, December 16

9pm - Karaoke

Coming Soon

Friday, December 22
9pm - Andy McDonald and friends

Saturday, December 23
9pm - High Waters Band

Red Dog Tavern

189 Hunter St. W., Peterborough
(705) 741-6400

Thursday, December 14

Kirkland

Friday, December 15

Silverhearts

Saturday, December 16

9pm - Ireland Brothers w/ Washboard Hank

Coming Soon

Thursday, December 21
8pm - Peterborough Folk Fest presents The Kents Holiday Homecoming w/ Lost Cousins, Hutch, Cleopatrick, Mary-Kate Edwards ($10 with non-perishable food item)

Friday, December 22
9pm - Tribute Audio Xmas

Sunday, December 31
10pm - The Weber Brothers Patches CD Release ($20)

Riley's

257 George St. N., Peterborough
(705) 750-1445

Thursdays

Travis Berlinbach

Fridays

Travis Berlinbach

Saturdays

Josh Gontier

Sundays

Josh Gontier

Mondays

Josh Gontier

Tuesdays

Josh Gontier & Cale Gontier

Wednesdays

Guest performers

Shots

379 George Street K9H 3R2, Peterborough
(705) 749-9315

Wednesdays

10pm - Wednesday House Party

The Social

295 George St. N., Peterborough
(705) 874-6724

Friday, December 15

Kris Barclay

Saturday, December 16

Hippe Crippler

Wednesday, December 20

Cale Crow

Coming Soon

Thursday, December 21
8pm - The Blues Brothers tribute (Stan and Bob Hammond) w/ Shane Philips and Mississauga Delta Blues Band ($20)

Friday, December 22
Jesse Slack

Saturday, December 23
Man on The Wall

Southside Pizzeria

25 Lansdowne St. W., Peterborough
(705) 748-6120

Fridays

9am-12pm - Open mic ($2);

Turtle John's Pub & Restaurant

64 John St., Port Hope
(905) 885-7200

Saturday, December 16

9pm - Daniel Greer w/ The Social Drinkers

The Venue

286 George Street North, Peterborough
(705) 876-0008

Sunday, December 17

7-10pm - 3rd Annual Warming Room Christmas Party ft Kate Suhr, Melissa Payne, Kate Brioux, Silver Lining, Paper Shakers, Eric Brandon (PWYC)

Coming Soon

Sunday, December 31
6pm - 2018 NYE Dinner and Dance (at 9pm) with live music by 4 Front (19+, $30 for dance only, $65 for dance and dinner)

Thursday, January 18
7pm - Big Wreck w/ Attica Riots ($35-47 at http://www1.ticketmaster.ca/event/1000535FB5AB36FA)

White House Hotel

173 Charlotte St., Peterborough
(705) 741-2444

Friday, December 15

4-8pm - Washboard Hank

Saturday, December 16

4-8pm - Washboard Hank

Coming Soon

Friday, December 22
4-8pm - Tonemasters

Saturday, December 23
4-8pm - Tonemasters

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