nightlifeNOW – December 27 to January 2

Live music listings at pubs and clubs in Peterborough and The Kawarthas for the week of Thursday, December 27 to Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Celebrate New Year's Eve at The Venue in downtown Peterborough in Brazilian Carnival style, with a celebration featuring samba drumming group A Fantástica Bateria along with contemporary Brazilian dance music from Batucatronica and DJ Rodrigo Flores. (Photo: Michael Zender)
Celebrate New Year's Eve at The Venue in downtown Peterborough in Brazilian Carnival style, with a celebration featuring samba drumming group A Fantástica Bateria along with contemporary Brazilian dance music from Batucatronica and DJ Rodrigo Flores. (Photo: Michael Zender)

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 27 to Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

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

Monday, December 31

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

Arthur's Pub

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

Thursday, December 27

8pm - Karaoke night

Friday, December 28

8-11pm - Northern Hearts

Saturday, December 29

8-11pm - DownBeat

Sunday, December 30

4:30-8pm - Celtic Afternoon with Busker Brothers

Monday, December 31

10:30pm - New Year's Eve East Coast Kitchen Party w/ Madman's Window

Black Horse Pub

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

Thursday, December 27

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

Friday, December 28

5pm - Rick & Gailie; 8:30pm - 4 Lanes Wide

Saturday, December 29

5pm - Rick & Gailie; 8:30pm - Back Beat

Sunday, December 30

3pm - Bridgenorth Boys; 6:30pm - Oscar Donald Trio

Monday, December 31

5pm - Rick & Gailie; 9pm - New Year's Eve w/ Express & Harmony (3-course package dinner, champagne at midnight)

Tuesday, January 1

Closed

Wednesday, January 2

7pm - Nicholas Campbell & Friends

Coming Soon

Thursday, January 3
7:30-11:30pm - Jazz and Blues ft Rob Phillips Trio w/ Marsala Lukianchuk

Friday, January 4
5pm - Rick & Gailie; 8:30pm - Odd Man Rush

Saturday, January 5
5pm - Rick & Gailie; 8:30pm - House Brand

Sunday, January 6
3pm - Bluegrass Menagerie

Boiling Over's Coffee Vault

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

Coming Soon

Friday, January 4
7-9pm - Gerald Van Halteren

Canoe & Paddle

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

Monday, December 31

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

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

Thursday, December 27

9pm - Open Mic

Friday, December 28

5-7pm - Jonny And Jane

Wednesday, January 2

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

Monday, December 31

8:30pm - New Year's Eve w/ The Rootmen

Dreams of Beans

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

Thursday, December 27

8pm - Open Mic hosted by Jacques Graveline

Frank's Pasta and Grill

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

Thursday, December 27

5:30-8:30pm - Morgan Rider

Friday, December 28

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

Saturday, December 29

10pm - DJ Chrome

Monday, December 31

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

Wednesday, January 2

8-11pm - Open Mic

Ganaraska Hotel

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

Saturday, December 29

2pm & 10pm - Ever the Bridesmaids

Wednesday, January 2

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

The Garnet

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

Thursday, December 27

9pm - Erik Fines and Friends Holiday Extravaganza

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/)

Tuesday, January 1

2-6pm - New Year's Day Levee with Washboard Hank & Friends

Gordon Best Theatre

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

Monday, December 31

8:45pm - New Year's Eve w/ Idlewild South Blues Band ($20 in advance at 705-858-2598, $25 at door)

Junction Nightclub

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

Friday, December 28

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

Monday, December 31

10pm - New Year's Eve Party ft DJ Bill Porter ($10 in advance at www.junctionptbo.com/nye)

Kawartha Coffee Co.

58 Bolton St., Bobcaygeon
(705) 738-1500

Coming Soon

Saturday, January 5
7-10pm - Mayhemingways

Saturday, January 19
7pm - Disco Fever ($10, portion of proceeds to Humane Society of Kawartha Lakes)

McGillicafey's Pub & Eatery

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

Thursday, December 27

7-11pm - Karaoke w/ Jefrey Danger

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 27

7pm - Mulligan Thyme

Oasis Bar & Grill

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

Sundays

5:30pm - PHLO

Monday, December 31

New Year's Eve ft Tom Leighton & Rick Bauer

Pappas Billiards

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

Thursday, December 27

7-10pm - Open Mic hosted by Casey Bax

Saturday, December 29

1-3pm - Shipwrecked Saturdays

Partista Café

23 Bridge St., Bancroft
613-630-0063

Friday, December 28

7-11pm - Open Mic hosted by John Foreman

Publican House Brewery

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

Friday, December 28

8-10pm - Shai Peer

Saturday, December 29

8-10pm - Mike Graham Duo

Monday, December 31

9pm - New Year's Eve w/ Rob Phillips Trio

Coming Soon

Friday, January 4
8-10pm - Andy Du Rego

Saturday, January 5
8-10pm - Rob Phillips

Puck' N Pint Sports Pub

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

Friday, December 28

7:30pm - Boats and Horses

Saturday, December 29

10pm - Brookdale Mafia (Black Sabbath tribute)

Red Dog Tavern

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

Friday, December 28

9:30pm - Misfits In Action

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/)

Coming Soon

Friday, January 4
9pm - MJ & The Beetus w/ Bloodroot & Peace Sand Rest ($5 before 10pm, $10 after)

Thursday, January 10
8pm - Paper Shakers w/ Basic White, Huttch, Niall ($5 before 9pm, $10 after)

Saturday, January 12
9pm - Rainbow Romp w/ DJ Mike Lee ($5 at door with proceeds to Rainbow Service Organization)

Friday, January 18
Express and Co.

Saturday, January 19
Kerry Jayne

Saturday, January 26
Hillary Dumoulin

Friday, February
Humphrey

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

Friday, April 19
10pm - Tokyo Police Club w/ special guests TBA ($25, in advance at www.ticketscene.ca/events/22684/)

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)

The Social

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

Saturday, December 29

9pm - MJ & the Beetus

Monday, December 31

5-8pm - 6th annual New Year's Eve FamJam ft Cellar Door and countown at 7pm (suggested donation of $10 per person, $25 per family); 10pm - Back to the Future NYE Party ft Austin Carson Band ($8)

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

Saturday, December 29

10pm - Joker

The Twisted Wheel

379 Water St., Peterborough

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

Monday, December 31

8:30pm - 2019 New Year's Eve Brazilian Carnival ($40, in advance at www.eventbrite.ca/e/2019-new-years-eve-brazilian-carnival-tickets-52230940148)

VIDEO: A Fantástica Bateria

Coming Soon

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)

Wild Blue Yonder Pub at Elmhirst's Resort

1045 Settlers Line, Keene
(705) 295-4591

Thursday, December 27

3-5pm - Odd Man Rush

Sunday, December 30

3-5pm - Emily Burgess Duo

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