nightlifeNOW – May 3 to 9

Live music listings at pubs and clubs in Peterborough and The Kawarthas for the week of Thursday, May 3 to Wednesday, May 9

This week, we are featuring The Twisted Wheel, Jonathan Hall and Mike Judson's new joint venture in downtown Peterborough which opened at the end of April featuring DJs almost every night along with the occasional live music event, and Beard Free Brewing, Peterborough's latest micro-brewery located on The Parkway which is hosting live music on Saturday afternoons beginning May 5th with Randy Hill. (Photo: Mike Judson / Twitter)
This week, we are featuring The Twisted Wheel, Jonathan Hall and Mike Judson's new joint venture in downtown Peterborough which opened at the end of April featuring DJs almost every night along with the occasional live music event, and Beard Free Brewing, Peterborough's latest micro-brewery located on The Parkway which is hosting live music on Saturday afternoons beginning May 5th with Randy Hill. (Photo: Mike Judson / Twitter)

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, May 3 to Wednesday, May 9.

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.

Amandala's

375 Water St., Peterborough
(705) 749-9090

Thursday, May 3

6:30pm - Thursday Night Jazz with the Mike Graham Band (reservations recommended)

Arlington Pub

32990 Highway 62, Maynooth
(613) 338-2080

Saturday, May 5

9pm - Lonesome Ace Stringband ($10)

Coming Soon

Saturday, May 12
9pm - Emily Burgess ($10)

Saturday, May 19
9pm - Dub Trinity ($10)

Arthur's Pub

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

Thursday, May 3

8pm - Karaoke night

Friday, May 4

8pm - Shaun Savoy

Saturday, May 5

8pm - Bill Craig

Sunday, May 6

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

Monday, May 7

6pm - Rob Phillips

Tuesday, May 8

7:30pm - Beatles Tribute w/ Don Owen & Bruce Longman

Wednesday, May 9

8pm - Open mic

Coming Soon

Friday, May 11
8pm - Two For The Show (music and comedy by Rob Tyler and Allan Mackay)

Saturday, May 12
8pm - Brian Bracken

Bancroft Eatery and Brew Pub

4 Bridge St., Bancroft
(613) 332-3450

Thursday, May 3

8pm - Jam Session w/ Wino Blues Band and Open Mic Night (bring your own instruments)

Beard Free Brewing

649 Unit 4 The Parkway, Peterborough
(705) 775-2337

Beard Free Brewing, Peterborough's latest micro-brewery located on The Parkway, will be hosting live music at on Saturday afternoons. (Photo: Beard Free Brewing)
Beard Free Brewing, Peterborough's latest micro-brewery located on The Parkway, will be hosting live music at on Saturday afternoons. (Photo: Beard Free Brewing)

Saturday, May 5

2-5pm - Randy Hill

Coming Soon

Saturday, May 12
2-5pm - Strung Out

Saturday, May 19
2-5pm - Reckless Minstrel Buskers

Black Horse Pub

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

Thursday, May 3

7:30-11:30pm - Jazz and Blues w/ Marsala Lukianchuk and the Rob Phillips Trio

Friday, May 4

5-8pm - Cheryl Casselman; 8:30pm - Al Black and The Steady Band

Saturday, May 5

5-8pm - Rick and Gailie; 8:30pm - House Brand

Sunday, May 6

3-6pm - Bluegrass Menagerie

Monday, May 7

7-11pm - Crash and Burn w/ Rick & Gailie

Tuesday, May 8

7pm - Open mic w/ Randy Hill

Wednesday, May 9

7pm - Nicholas Campbell

Coming Soon

Thursday, May 10
7:30-11:30pm - Jazz and Blues w/ Marsala Lukianchuk and the Rob Phillips Trio

Friday, May 11
5-8pm - Sean Hully; 8:30pm - The Emily Burgess Band

Saturday, May 12
5-8pm - Steve Water/Cartwright Boundary

Sunday, May 13
3-6pm - The Bucklebusters

Boathouse Cafe at Golden Beach Resort

7100 County Rd.18, Roseneath
(905) 342-5366

Saturday, May 5

6-9pm - Shaun Savoy

Boiling Over's Coffee Vault

148 Kent St. W., Lindsay
(705) 878-8884

Friday, May 4

7-9pm - Gerald Van Halteren

Coming Soon

Friday, May 18
6-8pm - Open Mic Night fundraiser for Machik Tibetan school

The Cat & The Fiddle Cobourg

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

Friday, May 4

8pm - Madman's Window

Champs Sports Bar

203 Simcoe St., Peterborough
(705) 742-3431

Thursdays

7pm - Open mic

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)

Coming Soon

Friday, May 18 and Saturday, May 19
Live music on the outdoor patio

The Church-key Pub & Grindhouse

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

Thursday, May 3

8pm - Open mic

Friday, May 4

9pm - Live music (TBA)

Saturday, May 5

11am-6pm - Church-key Spring Revival w/ 10 live bands including Madman's Window, The Rodgers Boys, and more (proceeds to support local school music programs); 9pm - Jonny and Jane

Monday, May 7

Trivial Pursuit

Tuesday, May 8

OpinioNation w/ Bill Davenport

Wednesday, May 9

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

Friday, May 4

9pm - Live music TBA (no cover)

Saturday, May 5

9pm - High Waters Band (no cover)

Wednesday, May 9

Open stage

Dominion Hotel

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

Coming Soon

Saturday, May 19
6-10pm - Summer Kickoff Party with Gord Kidd and Rockin Country (no cover)

Saturday, June 9
8pm - Blues with Mike Biggar ($10, in advance at www.eventbrite.ca/e/blues-with-mike-biggar-tickets-45578139442)

Saturday, June 16
8pm - Canadian Blues Legends: Jesse O'Brien and Chris Caddell ($20, in advance at www.eventbrite.ca/o/dominion-hotel-7925441443)

Dr. J's BBQ & Brews

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

Coming Soon

Friday, May 11
9pm - Wolverines Fundraiser ft The Water's Edge Band and silent auction ($20, 2 for $35, 3 for $45, 4 for $60)

Frank's Pasta and Grill

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

Friday, May 4

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

Saturday, May 5

7pm - Madman's Window; 11:30pm - DJ McPimpin

Wednesday, May 9

8-11pm - Open Mic

Coming Soon

Saturday, May 12
8pm - The Breezeway Band; 11:30pm - DJ McPimpin

Saturday, May 19
8pm - Nurse Joy; 11:30pm - DJ C. Martell

Saturday, May 26
8pm - The Quickshifters; 11:30pm - DJ Mocha

Ganaraska Hotel

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

Thursday, May 3

6:30pm - Elvis Presley Show ft Elvis impersonator Al Ross

Friday, May 4

10pm - DJ Loco Joe

Saturday, May 5

2pm & 10pm - Baz Little Rock Band

Coming Soon

Friday, May 11
10pm - DJ Loco Joe

Saturday, May 12
2pm & 10pm - The Quickshifters

The Garnet

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

Thursday, May 3

8:30pm - The Kents w/ special guests ($10 at door)

Friday, May 4

8pm - Nick Procyshyn and the Bad Milk, Wired To The Sky, Peachykine ($10 or PWYC)

Saturday, May 5

5-7pm - Little Fire with Softie ($10 or PWYC); 9pm - The Boo Radley Project w/ Niall ($10 at door)

Sunday, May 6

9pm - Rap Club VI: Ceschi, Garbageface, Lee Reed ($8)

Monday, May 7

9pm - Property//, Cold Eye, Olias ($7 or PWYC)

Tuesday, May 8

8pm - Kele Fleming, Sarah Greene and Will Gillespie ($10 at door)

Wednesday, May 9

Mary-Kate Edwards, Greg Smit

Coming Soon

Thursday, May 10
The Steves, PSR, MJ and The Beetus

Friday, May 11
9pm - Paper Shakers w/ Amos the Transparent and Rum Fit Mosey

Saturday, May 12
9pm - Borderless presents Copper Crown, No Pussyfooting, Luceo ($8)

Golden Wheel Restaurant

6725 Highway 7, Peterborough
(705) 749-6838

Thursday, May 3

7-9pm - Pop Country Line Dancing Lessons w/ Tina O'Rourke (beginner plus to intermediate, $7)

Wednesday, May 9

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

Coming Soon

Saturday, May 26
2-5pm - Spring Social/Dance hosted by Marlene Maskell and Tina O'Rourke (no cover)

Saturday, June 2
Jade Eagleson fundraiser for Centreville Presbyterian Church Youth Mission Trip ($15)

Gordon Best Theatre

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

Coming Soon

Friday, May 25
7pm - Peterborough LIVE Music Festival - Mic Drop ft Forest Gumption, NSY, Laugh Peterborough, Dave Cave, Richelle Nantais, Charmaine Magumbe, Peterborough Poetry Slam Collective, EJ, Chatell Motherboard, Swervey, QdaSauce, Gibb, Luqman ($10 show or $15 festival pass at www.ticketscene.ca/events/21126/)

Saturday, May 26
9pm - Peterborough LIVE Music Festival - Punk and Morty ($10 show or $15 festival pass at www.ticketscene.ca/events/21058/)

Sunday, May 27
8pm - Peterborough LIVE Music Festival - Eleanor Shore, Brandon Humphrey Experience, Puppet, LIVE Open Jam ($10 show or $15 festival pass at www.ticketscene.ca/events/21130/)

Hot Belly Mama's

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

Thursday, May 3

8pm - Quickshifters (PWYC)

Coming Soon

Sunday, May 20
1-4pm - Monthly Jazz Jam

Junction Nightclub

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

Friday, May 4

10pm - Y2K Flashback w/ DJ Bill Porter (no cover)

McGillicafey's Pub & Eatery

13 Bridge St.. N., Hastings
(705) 696-3600

Thursday, May 3

7-11pm - Karaoke w/ Jefrey Danger

Friday, May 4

8pm - Live music (TBA)

Wednesday, May 9

7-10:30pm - Open mic

McThirsty's Pint

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

Thursdays

9pm - Live music with Tony Silvestri / Greg Cave

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, May 3

7pm - Ragwax

Coming Soon

Thursday, May 10
7pm - Wendy Meadows Trio

Moody's Bar & Grill

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

Coming Soon

Saturday, May 13
2-5pm - Charlie Glasspool, Wyatt Burton,and Trevor Davis of the Silverhearts

Murphy's Lockside Pub & Patio

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

Thursday, May 3

7:30-10:30pm - Open Mic Night hosted by Jonny Wit

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

Pastry Peddler

17 King St., Millbrook
(705) 932-7333

Sunday, May 6

1-4 pm - Mike Graham

Pattie House Smokin' Barbecue

6675 Highway 35, Coboconk
(705) 454-8100

Coming Soon

Saturday, May 19
6-9pm - Marc Ekins

Sunday, May 20
9pm - Live on the Line

Publican House Brewery

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

Friday, May 4

8-10pm - Joe Bulger

Saturday, May 5

8-10pm - Rob Phillips

Coming Soon

Friday, May 11
8-10pm - Ace & the Kid

Saturday, May 12
8-10pm - Matt Gunn

Puck' N Pint Sports Pub

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

Saturday, May 5

10pm - Brookdale Mafia (Black Sabbath tribute)

Red Dog Tavern

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

Thursday, May 3

9pm - The Lazys ($10 in advance at www.ticketscene.ca/events/20955/)

Friday, May 4

Pindles

Saturday, May 5

9:30pm - New Swears ($10 in advance at www.ticketscene.ca/events/20591/)

Tuesday, May 8

9pm - Open mic w/ Matt Diamond (sign up at 8pm)

Coming Soon

Thursday, May 10
Modern Space

Friday, May 11
Borderless presents SHIRAZI, Peachykine, people you meet outside of bars

Saturday, May 12
10pm - Frigs w/ Television Road ($10 in advance at www.ticketscene.ca/events/20896/)

Thursday, May 17
9pm - Sloan ($25 in advance at www.ticketscene.ca/events/20814/, $30 at door)

Friday, May 18
Mokomakai

Thursday, May 24
8pm - Peterborough LIVE presents Rockafellas w/ Broken Harmony, The Heartless Romantics, M.J. & The Beetus, Goombas, Rhys Climenhage ($15 for all-access festival pass or $10 per show, in advance at www.ticketscene.ca/events/21027/)

Friday, May 25
10pm - The Box ($15 in advance at www.ticketscene.ca/events/20641/)

Saturday, May 26
8pm - Peterborough LIVE presents Mayhem w/ The Divided Line, Odd Ones, Jagged, My Affected Reality, Outshined, Present Tense ($15 for all-access festival pass or $10 per show, in advance at www.ticketscene.ca/events/21057/)

Thursday, May 31
10pm - Bif Naked ($25 in advance at www.ticketscene.ca/events/20815/)

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

Serendipitous Old Stuff Lounge

161 Old Hastings Rd., Warkworth
(705) 924-3333

Friday, May 4

6:30pm - Dinner and Elvis Impersonator Al Ross

The Social

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

Friday, May 4

10pm - Nashville Night

Saturday, May 5

Mayhem at the Memorial Official After Party w/ live band and DJ ($5)

Coming Soon

Saturday, June 2
10pm - Ivory Hours w/ Paper Shakers

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, May 4

6-10pm - High Waters Trio

Sweet Bottoms Cafe

19 Colborne St., Fenelon Falls
(705) 887-7506

Coming Soon

Saturday, May 19
7-10pm - Open Mic

Turtle John's Bar & Grill

4620 County Road 45, Cobourg
(905) 377-9113

Coming Soon

Sunday, May 13
12pm - Grand Opening ft dance performances by #M Dance works, DJ Chris, face painting and jumping castle (fundraiser for The Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation)

The Twisted Wheel

379 Water St., Peterborough
(123) 123-1234

Thursday, May 3

'60s Night ft Vinyl DJ

Friday, May 4

7-10pm - DJ Mike Judson; 10pm - 'All Around The World' Vinyl Dance w DJ Willy Joel

Saturday, May 5

'80s Night ft DJ Jonny Trash

Monday, May 7

Movie Night

Tuesday, May 8

Bring Your Own Vinyl Night w/ Jonny Trash

Wednesday, May 9

Liszomania w/ DJ Willy Joel

Coming Soon

Thursday, May 10
7-10pm - Washboard Hank's Weekly Live Music Backroom Bazaar w/ special guest Catfish Willy (no cover); 10pm - DJ Jonny Trash's Outlaw Country/Rockabilly Vinyl Twist

The Venue

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

Saturday, May 5

5:30-11:30pm - The Isaac Foundation presents Gala for a Cure ft Danny Michel (tickets no longer available)

Coming Soon

Friday, June 1
7pm - RiseUp TV Tour Spring 2008 hosted by Roger Boucher and ft Ian Kurz, Taylor Merrick, Missy Knott, and more ($10)

Saturday, June 23
8pm - Matt Mays w/ Modern Space ($19.99 or $22.50, available in advance at www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1678499)

White House Hotel

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

Friday, May 4

5-9pm - Jesse Stone Trio

Saturday, May 5

5-9pm - Jesse Stone Trio

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