nightlifeNOW – May 10 to 16

Live music listings at pubs and clubs in Peterborough and The Kawarthas for the week of Thursday, May 10 to Wednesday, May 16

Guitar phenom and singer-songwriter Emily Burgess performs with her band (brothers Rico and Marcus Browne on bass and drums) at the Black Horse in Peterborough on Friday, May 11 and at The Arlington Pub in Maynooth on Saturday, May 12. (Photo: Emily Burgess / Facebook)
Guitar phenom and singer-songwriter Emily Burgess performs with her band (brothers Rico and Marcus Browne on bass and drums) at the Black Horse in Peterborough on Friday, May 11 and at The Arlington Pub in Maynooth on Saturday, May 12. (Photo: Emily Burgess / 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, May 10 to Wednesday, May 16.

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.

Arlington Pub

32990 Highway 62, Maynooth
(613) 338-2080

Friday, May 11

8pm - Games Night

Saturday, May 12

9pm - Emily Burgess Band ($10)

VIDEO: "Til I Get To Call You My Own" - Emily Burgess

Coming Soon

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

Arthur's Pub

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

Thursday, May 10

8pm - Karaoke night

Friday, May 11

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

Saturday, May 12

8pm - Brian Bracken

Sunday, May 13

4:30-8pm - Celtic Sunday w/ Clan Hannigan

Monday, May 14

6pm - Rob Phillips

Tuesday, May 15

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

Wednesday, May 16

8pm - Open mic

Coming Soon

Friday, May 18
8pm - Shawn Nelson

Saturday, May 19
8pm - Shawn Nelson

Bancroft Eatery and Brew Pub

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

Friday, May 11

9pm - Dave Byrski and Riley Towns

Beard Free Brewing

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

Saturday, May 12

2-5pm - Strung Out

Coming Soon

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

Black Horse Pub

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

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

VIDEO: Emily Burgess Band at the Dakota Tavern

Saturday, May 12

5-8pm - Wylie Harold & Richard Simpkin; 8:30pm - Steve Water/Cartwright Boundary

Sunday, May 13

3-6pm - The Bucklebusters

Monday, May 14

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

Tuesday, May 15

7pm - Open mic w/ Randy Hill

Wednesday, May 16

7pm - Nicholas Campbell

Coming Soon

Thursday, May 17
7:30-11:30pm - Jazz and Blues w/ Marsala Lukianchuk and the Rob Phillips Trio

Friday, May 18
8:30pm - The Cadillacs

Saturday, May 19
8:30pm - Parkside Drive

Sunday, May 20
3-6pm - 3/4 House Brand

Boathouse Cafe at Golden Beach Resort

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

Saturday, May 12

6-9pm - Mimi O'Bonsawin

Boiling Over's Coffee Vault

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

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 11

8pm - Girls' Night Out ft Head Case

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 10

8pm - Open mic

Friday, May 11

5pm - Mike Taberas; 9pm - Ron Nicholas

Saturday, May 12

9pm - Fret Level High

Monday, May 14

Trivial Pursuit

Tuesday, May 15

OpinioNation w/ Bill Davenport

Wednesday, May 16

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 11

9pm - Live music TBA (no cover)

Saturday, May 12

9pm - Live music TBA (no cover)

Wednesday, May 16

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

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 11

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

Saturday, May 12

8pm - The Breezeway Band; 11:30pm - DJ McPimpin

Wednesday, May 16

8-11pm - Open Mic

Coming Soon

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

Friday, May 11

10pm - DJ Loco Joe

Saturday, May 12

2pm & 10pm - The Quickshifters

Coming Soon

Friday, May 18
10pm - DJ Loco Joe

Saturday, May 19
2pm & 10pm - Tamin' Thunder

The Garnet

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

Thursday, May 10

The Steves, PSR, MJ and The Beetus

Friday, May 11

5-7pm - Happy Hour with Chester Babcock; 9pm - Paper Shakers w/ Amos the Transparent and Rum Fit Mosey

Saturday, May 12

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

Tuesday, May 15

Jackson Reed

Coming Soon

Friday, May 18
Pseudo

Saturday, May 19
9pm - Shit Liver, ELE, Gunt ($10 or PWYC)

Golden Wheel Restaurant

6725 Highway 7, Peterborough
(705) 749-6838

Thursday, May 10

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

Wednesday, May 16

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 10

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 11

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

McGillicafey's Pub & Eatery

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

Thursday, May 10

7-11pm - Karaoke w/ Jefrey Danger

Friday, May 11

8pm - Reckless Minstrel Buskers

Wednesday, May 16

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 10

7pm - Wendy Meadows Trio

Coming Soon

Thursday, May 17
7pm - Lotus Wight

Moody's Bar & Grill

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

Saturday, May 12

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

Coming Soon

Saturday, June 16
2pm - Emily Burgess Band

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

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 11

8-10pm - Ace & the Kid

Saturday, May 12

8-10pm - Matt Gunn

Coming Soon

Friday, May 18
8-10pm - Cale Crowe

Saturday, May 18
8-10pm - Rob Phillips

Red Dog Tavern

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

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/)

Tuesday, May 15

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

Coming Soon

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

The Social

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

Friday, May 11

10pm - Nashville Night

Saturday, May 12

10pm - Saturday Night Live

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)

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

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

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

Coming Soon

Thursday, May 17
7-10pm - Washboard Hank's Weekly Live Music Backroom Bazaar w/ special guest

The Venue

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

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)

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