nightlifeNOW – December 21 to 27

Live music listings at pubs and clubs in Peterborough and The Kawarthas for the week of Thursday, December 21 to Wednesday, December 27

Hillbilly boogie/rockabilly/swing dance band The Quickshifters (Clayton Yates on guitar, Johnny Wong on sax, Marcus Browne on drums, Rob Foreman on bass and vocals) are performing at The Ganny in Port Hope on Friday and Saturday night with a family-friendly matinee on Saturday afternoon (they also perform every Thursday night at Hot Belly Mama's in downtown Peterborough). (Photo: The Quickshifters / Facebook)
Hillbilly boogie/rockabilly/swing dance band The Quickshifters (Clayton Yates on guitar, Johnny Wong on sax, Marcus Browne on drums, Rob Foreman on bass and vocals) are performing at The Ganny in Port Hope on Friday and Saturday night with a family-friendly matinee on Saturday afternoon (they also perform every Thursday night at Hot Belly Mama's in downtown Peterborough). (Photo: The Quickshifters / Facebook)

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 21 to Wednesday, December 27.

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 22

10pm - Ugly Sweater Party

Coming Soon

Friday, December 29
10pm - Little Black Dress Night

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)

Arthur's Pub

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

Thursdays

Karaoke Night

Friday, December 22

8pm - Shawn Nelson

Saturday, December 23

8pm - Shawn Nelson

Sunday, December 24

Closed at 2pm

Monday, December 25

Open for dinner (no live entertainment)

Tuesday, December 26

Closed

Coming Soon

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 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

4-8pm - 4Front w/ Terry Finn

Monday, December 25

CLOSED

Tuesday, December 26

CLOSED

Wednesday, December 27

7pm - TBA

Coming Soon

Thursday, December 28
7:30pm - Jazz and Blues w/ Marsala Lukianchuk and the Rob Phillips Trio

Friday, December 29
5pm - Tonya Bosch; 8:30pm - Randy Hill Band

Saturday, December 30
5pm - Tyler Koke; 8:30pm - Live music (TBA)

Sunday, December 31
8:30pm - New Year's Eve w/ Northern Soul (no cover)

Canoe & Paddle

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

Sunday, December 24

Open 11am-4pm

Monday, December 25

Closed

Tuesday, December 26

Closed

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 22

8pm - Shaun Savoy

The Ceilie (Trent University student pub)

1600 West Bank Dr., Peterborough
(705) 748-1011

NOTE

Closed until January 8

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 21

9pm - Tubourg

Friday, December 22

9pm - Mike Tabares and Susan Latimer

Saturday, December 23

9pm - Antixx and Muddy Hack

Monday, December 25

Trivial Pursuit

Tuesday, December 26

OpinioNation w/ Bill Davenport

Wednesday, December 27

8pm - Whiskey Wednesday w/ Ken Tizzard

Coming Soon

Sunday, December 31
8pm - New Year's Eve w/ New Years Eve with Everybody Love Everybody, Garbageface, Muddy Hack and more

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

Tuesday, December 26

8pm - Brent Farrow

Wednesdays

7-11pm - Live music

Dobro Restaurant & Bar

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

Friday, December 22

9pm - Kevin Carley Band (no cover)

Saturday, December 23

CLOSED

Sunday, December 24

CLOSED

Monday, December 25

CLOSED

Wednesday, December 27

Open stage

Dominion Hotel

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

Friday, December 22

4-7pm - Customer Appreciation Event ft music by Jeff Moulton

Monday, December 25

CLOSED

Tuesday, December 26

CLOSED

Coming Soon

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 23

2-5pm - Doug Horner

Coming Soon

Saturday, December 30
2-5pm - Brennon Wasson

Frank's Pasta and Grill

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

Fridays

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

Saturday, December 23

10pm - Holiday Party w/ DJ Sabir

Sunday, December 24

Closed

Monday, December 25

Closed

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 22

10pm - The Quickshifters (no cover)

Saturday, December 23

2pm & 10pm - The Quickshifters (no cover)

VIDEO: "Juke Joint Jumpin'" - The Quickshifters

Wednesday, December 27

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

Coming Soon

Friday, December 29
10pm - The Spirits

Saturday, December 30
2pm & 10pm - The Spirits

The Garnet

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

Thursday, December 21

5-7pm - Pints 'N' Politics

Friday, December 22

5pm - Lotus Wight

Saturday, December 23

10pm - Sean Burns w/ Melissa Payne and Benj Rowland

Sunday, December 24

Open 3-7pm

Monday, December 25

Open 5pm-2am

Coming Soon

Saturday, December 30
Dub Trinity

Sunday, December 31
New Year's Eve Party

Monday, January 1
3pm - New Year's Day Levee w/ Washboard Hank

Hastings House Restaurant & Bar

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

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)

VIDEO: "Swing, Brother, Swing" - The Quickshifters

Coming Soon

Sunday, January 14
1-4pm - Open jazz jam hosted by Standard Time Trio (Pete Woolidge, John Climenhage, Craig Paterson)

Junction Nightclub

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

Saturday, December 23

10pm - Country Night w/ DJ Bill Porter ($5 cover)

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 with Tony Silvestri

Fridays

10pm - Live music with Brian Haddlesey

Saturdays

10pm - Live music with Brian Haddlesey

Sundays

8pm - Open stage hosted by Ryan Van Loon

Mondays

9:30pm - Trivia Night hosted by Cam Green

Tuesdays

9pm - Topper Tuesdays w/ DJ Jake Topper

Wednesdays

9pm - Live music with Kevin Foster

The Mill Restaurant and Pub

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

Thursday, December 21

7pm - Rob Vance

Coming Soon

Thursday, December 28
7pm - Detour

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

Publican House Brewery

300 Charlotte St., Peterborough
(705) 874-5743

Friday, December 22

8pm - Mary-Kate Edwards

Saturday, December 23

8pm - Rob Phillips

Coming Soon

Friday, December 29
8pm - Shai Peer

Saturday, December 30
8pm - Rob Phillips

Sunday, December 31
8pm - New Year's Eve w/ Shai Peer

Puck' N Pint Sports Pub

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

Friday, December 22

9pm - Ugly Christmas Sweater Party w/ Andy McDonald and friends

Saturday, December 23

9pm - High Waters Band

Red Dog Tavern

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

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

Monday, December 25

Open at 7pm

Tuesday, December 26

10pm - Tarantula (no cover)

Coming Soon

Sunday, December 31
10pm - New Year's Eve Bash w/ The Weber Brothers and Patches CD Release ($20 per person, $30 per couple, available in advance at www.ticketscene.ca/events/19935/)

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

Riverside Grill & Gazebo - Holiday Inn

150 George St, Peterborough
(705) 743-1144

Coming Soon

Saturday, January 13
8pm - Carter Lewis the Mysterious, Hilarious, and Harmless Family Fun Hypnotist ($5, call to reserve)

Shots

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

NOTE

Shots will be closing on January 1st for renovations.

Wednesdays

10pm - Wednesday House Party

The Social

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

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

Wednesday, December 27

Age & The Kid

Coming Soon

Friday, December 29
Dean James

Saturday, December 30
Austin Carson Band

Sunday, December 31
Nashville New Year's 2018 w/ live country band and champagne at midnight ($10)

Southside Pizzeria

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

Fridays

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

Sticks Sports Pub

500 George St. S., Peterborough
(705) 775-7845

Friday, December 22

5-9pm - HighWaters Trio

The Venue

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

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)

Saturday, February 24
6pm - Peterborough Humane Society Cat N Canine Cabaret 5th Annual Fur Ball Gala ($100 until December 31, $150 after)

White House Hotel

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

Friday, December 22

4-8pm - Tonemasters

Saturday, December 23

4-8pm - Tonemasters

Wild Blue Yonder Pub at Elmhirst's Resort

1045 Settlers Line, Keene
(705) 295-4591

Wednesday, December 27

3-5pm - High and Lonesome (Kate Kelly & Bobby Watson)

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