nightlifeNOW – December 13 to 19

Live music listings at pubs and clubs in Peterborough and The Kawarthas for the week of Thursday, December 13 to Wednesday, December 19

Tokyo rockabilly rocker "Johnny" Daigo Yamashita, best known to Canadian audiences for his appearance in a Sapporo beer commercial, performs with his band Johnny Pandora (with openers The Dreamboats) at The Twisted Wheel in downtown Peterborough on Saturday, December 15th. (Publicity photo)
Tokyo rockabilly rocker "Johnny" Daigo Yamashita, best known to Canadian audiences for his appearance in a Sapporo beer commercial, performs with his band Johnny Pandora (with openers The Dreamboats) at The Twisted Wheel in downtown Peterborough on Saturday, December 15th. (Publicity photo)

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 13 to Wednesday, December 19.

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

Coming Soon

Monday, December 31
10pm - NYE 2019 Masquerade Ball ($10-$20, in advance at http://clubaria.ca)

Arlington Pub

32990 Highway 62, Maynooth
(613) 338-2080

Friday, December 14

7-11pm - Hybla presents Warm Carolling and sing-along with The Sound of Music

Saturday, December 15

9pm - The Salt Cellars w/ Sylvan Shore ($10)

Coming Soon

Saturday, December 22
9pm - Solstice Dance Party

Arthur's Pub

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

Thursday, December 13

8pm - Karaoke night

Friday, December 14

8-11pm - Chris Devlin

Saturday, December 15

8-11pm - DC Guitarman

Sunday, December 16

4:30-8pm - Celtic Afternoon with Graham Taylor

Monday, December 17

7-9pm - Rob Phillips

Tuesday, December 18

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

Wednesday, December 19

8pm - Christmas Sing Along with Don and Tom

Coming Soon

Friday, December 14
8-11pm - Jeff Biggar

Saturday, December 15
8-11pm - Two for the Show

Sunday, December 16
4:30-8pm - Celtic Afternoon with Tyson Galloway

Monday, December 31
10:30pm - NYE East Coast Kitchen Party w/ Madman's Window

Beard Free Brewing

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

Coming Soon

Sunday, December 23
2-5 pm - Acoustic Jam Session

Black Horse Pub

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

Thursday, December 13

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

Friday, December 14

5pm - Rick & Gailie; 8:30pm - Emburys

Saturday, December 15

5pm - Rick & Gailie; 8:30pm - Northern Soul

Sunday, December 16

3pm - Joe Bolger; 7pm - Roch Albert

Monday, December 17

7-11pm - Rick & Gailie's Crash & Burn

Tuesday, December 18

7pm - The Randy Hill Band w/ Lauryn Macfarlane

Wednesday, December 19

7pm - Nicholas Campbell & Friends

Coming Soon

Thursday, December 20
7:30-11:30pm - Jazz and Blues ft Rob Phillips Trio w/ Marsala Lukianchuk

Friday, December 21
5pm - Rick & Gailie; 8:30pm - Josh Gordon Band

Saturday, December 22
5pm - Rick & Gailie; 8:30pm - Hillary Dumoulin

Sunday, December 23
3pm - Chic'n Pot Pi; 7pm - Sonny & Cloudy

Boiling Over's Coffee Vault

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

Friday, December 14

7-9pm - Sam Loaker

Coming Soon

Friday, December 21
6-9pm - Open mic

Canoe & Paddle

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

Coming Soon

Monday, December 31
7pm - New Year's Eve w/ dinner, drink, Ace & THe Kid at 9pm, and champagne at midnight ($90)

The Cat & The Fiddle Cobourg

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

Friday, December 14

7pm - Cindy & Scott

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)

Wednesdays

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

The Church-key Pub & Grindhouse

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

Wednesday, December 19

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

The Cow & Sow Eatery

38 Colborne St., Fenelon Falls
(705) 887-5111

Coming Soon

Monday, December 31
8:30pm - New Year's Eve w/ The Rootmen

Dr. J's BBQ & Brews

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

Saturday, December 15

1:30-5pm - PMBA Deluxe Blues Jam hosted by Water Street Slim and the Unlikely Heroes (donations accepted for Peterborough Musicians Benevolent Association)

Dreams of Beans

138 Hunter St. W., Peterborough
(705) 742-2406

Thursday, December 13

8pm - Open Mic hosted by Jacques Graveline

Frank's Pasta and Grill

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

Friday, December 14

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

Saturday, December 15

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

Wednesday, December 19

8-11pm - Open Mic

Coming Soon

Thursday, December 27
5:30-8:30pm - Morgan Rider

Monday, December 31
8pm - New Year's Eve ft Johnny Sweet & The Project ($15); 11:30pm - DJ

Ganarascals Restaurant

53 Walton St., Port Hope
905-885-1888

Coming Soon

Saturday, December 22
7pm - Delaware String Band ($15 in advance at http://averybluegrasschristmas.eventbrite.ca)

Ganaraska Hotel

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

Saturday, December 15

2pm & 10pm - Recovery Mode Band

Wednesday, December 19

8-11pm - Open Mic Night w/ Clayton Yates & Rob Foreman

Coming Soon

Friday, December 21
7pm - The Barrel Boys ($15 in advance at http://averybluegrasschristmas.eventbrite.ca)

Saturday, December 22
2pm & 10pm - Baz Little Rock Band

Sunday, December 23
3pm - Ganaraska Skillet Lickers w/ mystery guests, bluegress ceilidh, banjo pick off ($15 in advance at http://averybluegrasschristmas.eventbrite.ca)

The Garnet

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

Thursday, December 13

8pm - Hilary Dumoulin, Blue Hazel, Lance Isaacs ($10 or PWYC)

Coming Soon

Thursday, December 20
Nathan Miller

Friday, December 21
Belly Flop

Saturday, December 22
Sean Conway

Monday, December 31
10pm - New Year's Eve w/ Evangeline Gentle, Nathan Truax, and Nick Ferrio ($15, in advance at www.ticketscene.ca/events/22796/)

Golden Wheel Restaurant

6725 Highway 7, Peterborough
(705) 749-6838

Thursday, December 13

6:30-8:30pm - Pop Country Line Dancing Lessons w/ Tina O'Rourke (beginner plus to intermediate, $7)

Gordon Best Theatre

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

Friday, December 14

8pm - Holiday Party ft Odd Man Rush ($10, portion of proceeds to Warming Room)

Junction Nightclub

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

Friday, December 14

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

Coming Soon

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

McGillicafey's Pub & Eatery

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

Thursday, December 13

7-11pm - Karaoke w/ Jefrey Danger

Friday, December 14

8pm - Little Lake

Saturday, December 15

9pm - Ugly Sweater Christmas Party ft Christmas Karaoke at 10pm with Jefrey Danger

Coming Soon

Friday, December 23
8pm - Cindy & Scott

Monday, December 31
9pm - New Year's Masquerade Party ft Sanches Band ($10 in advance at 705-696-3600, $15 at door)

McThirsty's Pint

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

Thursdays

9pm - Live music hosted by Tony Silvestri and Greg Caven

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

Wednesdays

9pm - Live music hosted by Kevin Foster

The Mill Restaurant and Pub

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

Thursday, December 13

7pm - Andy Earle

Coming Soon

Thursday, December 20
7pm - Tyler Cochrane

Oasis Bar & Grill

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

Sundays

5:30pm - PHLO

Pappas Billiards

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

Thursday, December 13

7-10pm - Open Mic hosted by Casey Bax

Pattie House Smokin' Barbecue

6675 Highway 35, Coboconk
(705) 454-8100

Saturday, December 15

8pm - B&B Blues Band (no cover)

Publican House Brewery

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

Friday, December 14

8-10pm - Reg Corey

Saturday, December 15

8-10pm - Mike Graham Duo

Coming Soon

Friday, December 21
8-10pm - Lauryn McFarlane

Saturday, December 22
8-10pm - Mike Graham Duo

Puck' N Pint Sports Pub

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

Friday, December 14

8pm - Open mic hosted by Andy McDonald

Saturday, December 15

1-3pm - Customer appreciation and meet the new owners; 9:30pm - High Waters Band

Red Dog Tavern

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

Thursday, December 13

9pm - Titan Arum, Black9, Snake River Redemption, Dawn Vally ($10)

Friday, December 14

Disco Party

Saturday, December 15

10pm - The Silver Hearts

Coming Soon

Friday, December 21
Weber Brothers Christmas show

Saturday, December 22
9pm - Chastity w/ Heartless Romantics, Peace and Rest, Fade Awaays ($10)

Sunday, December 23
9pm - Swervey, Robbie Jones, Zack Weston w/ DJ Tictactic ($10)

Wednesday, December 26
10pm - Tarantüela w/ Michael C. Duguay and more (no cover)

Friday, December 28
MIA

Monday, December 31
10pm - Mokomokai Album Release and New Year's Eve Bash with Living Dead Girl ($15, in advance at www.ticketscene.ca/events/22515/)

Wednesday, March 6
10pm - Five Alarm Funk and Too Many Zooz ($25, in advance at www.ticketscene.ca/events/22560/)

Retro e-Sports Bar

172 Simcoe St., Peterborough
(705) 775-3232

Thursdays

9pm - Rockband Karaoke Night

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

Sapphire Room

137 Hunter St., Peterborough
(705) 749-0409

Coming Soon

Friday, January 11
8pm - Homecoming Kings Stand Up Comedy Tour ft Dylan Gott and Peter White ($10)

Southside Pizzeria

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

Fridays

9am-12pm - Open mic hosted by Jim Russell

Tuesdays

9am-12pm - Open mic hosted by Art Lajambe

Turtle John's Pub & Restaurant

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

Coming Soon

Saturday, December 29
10pm - Joker

The Twisted Wheel

379 Water St., Peterborough

Saturday, December 15

8pm - Johnny Pandora from Tokyo Japan w/ special guests The Dreamboats ($10, tickets available at Twisted Wheel, Providence, and Bluestreak Records)

VIDEO: "Rock Me Baby" (English version) - Johnny Pandora

Coming Soon

Thursday, December 20
7-10pm - Xmas Party ft Washboard Hank & The Wringers and Melissa Payne w/ McDonnel Street Gospel Quartet (no cover)

Sunday, December 30
8pm - Bloodshot Bill (no cover)

Monday, December 31
9pm - New Year's Eve Decades Dance

The Venue

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

Thursday, December 13

7:30pm - Fourth Annual Warming Room Christmas Concert ft Kate Suhr, Melissa Payne, Kate Brioux, Paper Shakers (19+, PWYC, all proceeds to Warming Room Community Ministries)

Saturday, December 15

7pm - The Headstones w/ Matchstick Skeletons ($42.50, available at www.ticketmaster.com)

Coming Soon

Saturday, December 22
7pm - Monster Truck w/ Crown Lands ($32, in advance at www.ticketscene.ca/events/22350)

Monday, December 31
8:30pm - 19 New Year's Eve Brazilian Carnival ft DJ Rodrigo Flores and samba drumming group A Fantástica Bateria Escola De Samba De Toronto and Batucatronica ($40, in advance at www.eventbrite.ca/e/2019-new-years-eve-brazilian-carnival-tickets-52230940148)

Friday, February 8
7:30pm - Aaron Pritchett w/ Kira Isabella ($29.50 - $65, tickets on sale Fri Nov 2 at https://cabinmedia.ca/buy-tickets/tickets/191)

Tuesday, March 5
7pm - Mother Mother ($45.50 to $111.99, available at www.ticketmaster.com)

Wednesday, March 6
7pm - The Reklaws w/ Jade Eagleson & East Adelaide ($25, available at www.ticketmaster.com)

Tuesday, April 16
7pm - The Tea Party ($45, available at www.ticketmaster.com)

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