nightlifeNOW – April 25 to May 1

Live music listings at pubs and clubs in Peterborough and The Kawarthas for the week of Thursday, April 25 to Wednesday, May 1

Hamilton-based folk-roots duo Piper & Carson (Piper Hayes and Carson Ritcey-Thorpe) perform at The Garnet in downtown Peterborough on Wednesday, May 1st, with guest opener Alé Suárez. (Publicity photo)
Hamilton-based folk-roots duo Piper & Carson (Piper Hayes and Carson Ritcey-Thorpe) perform at The Garnet in downtown Peterborough on Wednesday, May 1st, with guest opener Alé Suárez. (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, April 25 to Wednesday, May 1.

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.

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Amandala's

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

Saturday, April 27

5-8pm - International Jazz Day presents "Dine with Jazz" ft Carrie Chesnutt and Mike Graham (reservations recommended)

Arlington Pub

32990 Highway 62, Maynooth
(613) 338-2080

Saturday, April 27

8pm - Anything Goes Café ($5, half of proceeds to Home Again animal rescue)

Coming Soon

Saturday, May 4
4-10pm - Sonny Cook's 90th Birthday Party ft open mic hosted by John Foreman (bring an ingredient-labelled dish to share for the potluck dinner)

Arthur's Pub

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

Thursday, April 25

8pm - Karaoke w/ The Travelling Wilburs

Friday, April 26

9pm - Shawn Nelson

Saturday, April 27

9pm - Shawn Nelson

Sunday, April 28

4:30-8pm - Brian Ruddy

Monday, April 29

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

Tuesday, April 30

7:30pm - British Invasion w/ Don Owen & Bruce Longman

Wednesday, May 1

8pm - Open mic hosted by Bruce Longman

Bancroft Eatery and Brew Pub

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

Friday, April 26

9pm - David Byrski and Riley Towns

Coming Soon

Friday, May 31
9pm - Steve Stacey & The Stump Splitters

Black Horse Pub

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

Thursday, April 25

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

Friday, April 26

5-8pm - Rick & Gailie; 8:30pm - Pop Machine

Saturday, April 27

5-8pm - Oscar Donald Trio; 8:30pm - Jake Norris & The Side Street Band

Sunday, April 28

3-6pm - Washboard Hank & The Wringers; 6:30-9:30pm - Cellar Door

Monday, April 29

7pm - Rick & Gailie's Crash & Burn

Tuesday, April 30

7pm - Randy Hill Band w/ guest Ty Wilson

Coming Soon

Thursday, May 2
7:30-11:30pm - Jazz and Blues ft Rob Phillips Trio w/ Charlie Earle

Friday, May 3
5-8pm - Rick & Gailie; 8:30pm - High Waters Band

Saturday, May 4
5-8pm - Rick & Gailie; 8:30pm - House Brand

Sunday, May 5
3-6pm - Bluegrass Menagerie; 6:30-9:30pm - Richie Young

Boiling Over's Coffee Vault

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

Friday, April 26

6-9pm - Open mic hosted by Gerald Van Halteren

Coming Soon

Friday, May 3
7-9pm - Gerald Van Halteren

Friday, May 10
7-9pm - Amanda & John

The Cat & The Fiddle Cobourg

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

Friday, April 26

7pm - Shaun Savoy

The Cat & The Fiddle Lindsay

49 William St. N., Lindsay
(705) 878-4312

Coming Soon

Saturday, May 25
6pm - Cancer Awareness Fundraiser ft dinner, The Harry Peterson Band (8pm), silent auction, door prizes ($10, reservations required)

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)

Coming Soon

Friday, May 17
6-10pm - The Donny Woods Band (patio)

The Church-key Pub & Grindhouse

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

Friday, April 26

5-7pm - David Papple & Suzan Johnson

Coming Soon

Saturday, May 4
11am-7pm - Spring Revival ft Sinful Flirt, Janet Jeffery Band, Bad Tractor, Ball & Jane, Jonny & Jane, Queen & Song, Hayley and The Pirate Queens, Blindsided, Madman's Window, Jana Ried, Randy Rodgers, Boys, Dave Papple, Ken Tizzard, Tuborg, Dave Papple; 9pm - Revival After Party w/ Jonny & Jane

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

Saturday, April 27

9pm - The Harry Peterson Band

Dominion Hotel

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

Coming Soon

Friday, May 3
8pm - Valdy w/ Doris Mason ($30, in advance at www.eventbrite.ca/e/valdy-in-concert-with-doris-mason-tickets-56596015205)

Saturday, May 11
8pm - Canadian Blues Legend Series ft Chris Antonik Band ($30, in advance at www.eventbrite.ca/e/chris-antonik-band-canadian-blues-legend-series-tickets-57945124427)

Sunday, May 18
6:30-9:30pm - Summer Kick-Off Dance with Gord Kidd and Friends

Dr. J's BBQ & Brews

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

Coming Soon

Saturday, May 11
8pm - Doc Yates w/ Greg Williams & Kansas Stone ($20, available at www.docyates.com)

Dreams of Beans

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

Thursday, April 25

8pm - Open mic hosted by Jacques Graveline

Frank's Pasta and Grill

426 King St. E., Cobourg
(905) 372-2720

Friday, April 26

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

Saturday, April 27

8pm - The Breezeway Band w/ Griffin McGill; 11pm - DJ

Wednesday, May 1

8-11pm - Open Mic

Ganarascals Restaurant

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

Saturday, April 27

7pm - Kim Doolittle w/ Ted Staunton and Tom Leighton
($15)

Coming Soon

Saturday, May 11
7pm - Steve Marriner

Ganaraska Hotel

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

Friday, April 26

8pm - Ontario Street Theatre presents Union Duke ($20)

Saturday, April 27

2pm & 10pm - Tamin Thunder

Coming Soon

Friday, May 3
8pm - Ontario Street Theatre presents Bon Jovi Forever ($20)

Friday, May 10
8pm - Ontario Street Theatre presents Ode to Bob Seger ft 10 performers ($20)

The Garnet

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

Thursday, April 25

8-10pm - BanjoGoBoom! (Bob Birnie, Kate Murphy, John Glover, Dave Harvey, Neil Affleck) w/ Robert Atyeo

Friday, April 26

5-7pm - Forselli Fridays w/ McDonnel Street Gospel Quartet; 8pm - Nathan Truax ($5 at door or PWYC)

Saturday, April 27

9pm - The Party Favours

Tuesday, April 30

8pm - Show and Tell Poetry Series presents National Poetry Month - Group Type ft Justin Million, Scott Cecchin, Hannah Collins, Jon Hedderwick, Katherine Heigh & 8 more poets (donations accepted)

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Wednesday, May 1

7:30pm - Piper & Carson w/ Alé Suárez ($10 or PWYC)

VIDEO: "Big Red" - Piper & Carson

VIDEO: "For All We Know" - Piper & Carson

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Coming Soon

Thursday, May 2
7-9pm - Peterborough launch of "Lands and Forests" short story collection by Andrew Forbes w/ Dorothy Cheng & Erin Funnell-Kononuk (no cover)

Friday, May 3
8pm - David Essig ($20)

Saturday, May 4
10pm - Yitzy and Izzy Heltai

Sunday, May 5
8pm - Excuses Excuses w/ Niall and Paper Shakers (19+, $8 or PWYC)

Golden Wheel Restaurant

6725 Highway 7, Peterborough
(705) 749-6838

Wednesday, May 1

6:30-8:30pm - Line Dancing w/ Marlene Maskell ($7)

Gordon Best Theatre

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

Friday, April 26

7:30pm - International Jazz Day Peterborough Committee presents Jazz Film - Finding Carleton

Tuesday, April 30

7pm - Peterborough Swing presents Adult Swing Dance Lessons ($15 drop-in, $120 for 10 classes, beginners and singles welcome)

Coming Soon

Saturday, May 4
9pm - Lucky Monkey w/ The Classic 45s ($10 at door)

Tuesday, May 7
8pm - Jordan Foisy in: The I'm Back On My Anti-Depressants Comedy Tour ($15, tickets at http://bit.ly/FoisyPtbo)

Saturday, May 11
8pm - Limestone ($10 at the door, or $15 for two)

Friday, May 17
8pm - Mokomokai w/ Ian Blurton's Future Now and garbageface ($10)

Friday, May 24
9pm - The Kents and Basement Revolver w/ Rhys Climenhage Band ($10)

Hot Belly Mama's

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

Thursday, April 25

6-8pm - Live music w/ The Quickshifters (no cover)

Junction Nightclub

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

Friday, April 26

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

McGillicafey's Pub & Eatery

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

Friday, April 26

8pm - Geordy Craig

Mckecks Tap & Grill

207 Highland St., Haliburton
(705) 457-3443

Friday, April 26

7-9pm - The Swingin' Blackjacks (no cover, reservations recommended)

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

Next Door

197 Hunter St. W., Peterborough
(647) 270-9609

Friday, April 26

9-11pm - The Flying Heads (no cover)

Coming Soon

Friday, May 3
9-11pm - Hunter Sheridan (no cover)

Friday, May 17
9-11pm - Lauryn Macfarlane (no cover)

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, April 25

7-10pm - Open Mic

Saturday, April 27

1-3pm - Shipwrecked Saturdays w/ Jacques Graveline

Pastry Peddler

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

Friday, April 26

5:30pm & 7:45pm - Jazz Dinner Weekend ft Lenni Stewart, Michael Monis, Howard Baer ($50 per person

Pie Eyed Monk Brewery

8 Cambridge St. N., Lindsay
(705) 212-2200

Coming Soon

Thursday, May 2
7-11pm - Two For The Show (no cover, reservations recommended)

Saturday, May 4
8pm - The Seven Man Trio ($15 in advance, $20 at door)

Publican House Brewery

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

Friday, April 26

7-9pm - Shai Peer

Saturday, April 27

7-7:30-10pm - International Jazz Day presents "Dine Later With Jazz" ft Rob Phillips Trio

Coming Soon

Friday, May 3
7-9pm - Doug Horner

Saturday, May 4
7-9pm - Mike Graham Duo

Red Dog Tavern

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

Friday, April 26

8pm - Death by Art School album release w/ St. Homer and Bellyflop ($10 or PWYC)

Saturday, April 27

9pm - MJ & The Beetus w/ The Bandicoots

Monday, April 29

8-11pm - Sean and Chris Conway w/ guest Hillary Dumoulin

Tuesday, April 30

9pm - Open mic hosted by Davey Mac

Coming Soon

Thursday, May 9
9pm - Adam Gontier of Three Days Grace and Saint Asonia acoustic show ($15 in advance at www.ticketscene.ca/events/24136/, $20 at door)

Friday, May 10
Kasadors

Saturday, May 11
9pm - Demolishit Fest ft Gag Order, Hotel Murder, High Anxiety, ELE ($10 at door)

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

Saturday, April 27

12-9pm - Helping BJ Rebuild benefit ft David Papple, Cheryl Casselman, Fiddling Jay, Mark Sepic, Marsala Lukianchuk, Rob Phillips, Saskia Tomkins, Steafan Hannigan, Al Lerman, Jane Archer & many more

Simcoe Ptbo

172 Simcoe St., Peterborough
705-874-3825

Friday, April 26

8pm - Onionface, Bowtie Killers, Antixx, Latest V

Saturday, April 27

9pm - The Castor Troys and Hot Lips w/ The Crooked and One In The Chamber ($10)

Coming Soon

Friday, May 3
9pm - Lobersterfest 2019 Fundraiser Party ft Deviants and The Odd Man Out, The Bayside Dropouts, Basement Dweller & more ($10 at door)

Saturday, May 4
9pm - Throne to the Wolves w/ Heir To The Throne, Dragged In, and Autumna ($5 in advance, $10 at door)

Thursday, May 9
9pm - Moon Tan w/ Goodnight Sunrise, Antixx, and Merin ($10 at door)

The Social

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

Friday, April 26

10pm - Greg Williams

Saturday, April 27

9pm - The Spirits

Southside Pizzeria

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

Friday, April 26

8pm - Punks On Pizza presents It's A Little Metal But A Whole Lotta Punk ft Hurricane Charlie, Puppet, Outer Rooms, Strange, Copper Crown ($5)

The Thirsty Goose

63 Walton St., Port Hope

Thursday, April 25

7pm - Conor Gains

Friday, April 26

8pm - Brian Bracken

Saturday, April 27

8pm - Ty Wilson

Turtle John's Pub & Restaurant

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

Saturday, April 27

10pm - Jackson Fox Band

The Twisted Wheel

379 Water St., Peterborough

Thursday, April 25

7-10pm - Washboard Hank's Backroom Bazaar w/ Tami J. Wilde and Jimmy Deck

Friday, April 26

7-10pm - People with AIDS Foundation fundraiser ft Nick Procyshyn and the Bad Milk, Lance Isaacs, Niall, Conner Clarkin ($10)

Coming Soon

Saturday, May 11
7-10pm - Future History w/ Say Ritual and Tijuana Jesus

The Venue

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

Coming Soon

Sunday, May 18
7pm - The Beaches ($25+fees, available Mar 1 at https://www1.ticketmaster.ca/the-beaches-peterborough-ontario-05-18-2019/event/10005659DDEE3F62)

Wednesday, August 7
7-10pm - Buckcherry w/ Joyous Wolf, Ian K. & more ($34.99 - $39.99 on sale Fri Apr 5 at 10am at www.ticketscene.ca/events/23864/)

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