nightlifeNOW – May 2 to 8

Live music listings at pubs and clubs in Peterborough and The Kawarthas for the week of Thursday, May 2 to Wednesday, May 8

Oshawa folk-rock singer-songwriter Hunter Sheridan will be performing a mix of originals and covers at the Next Door in downtown Peterborough on Friday, May 3rd, and will return on Sunday, May 12th to perform at the Black Horse. (Photo: Sandra Ivaz / kninvu.com)
Oshawa folk-rock singer-songwriter Hunter Sheridan will be performing a mix of originals and covers at the Next Door in downtown Peterborough on Friday, May 3rd, and will return on Sunday, May 12th to perform at the Black Horse. (Photo: Sandra Ivaz / kninvu.com)

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 2 to Wednesday, May 8.

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

Thursday, May 2

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

Arlington Pub

32990 Highway 62, Maynooth
(613) 338-2080

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)

Coming Soon

Saturday, May 11
9pm - Tich Maredza Band ($10)

Arthur's Pub

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

Thursday, May 2

8pm - Karaoke w/ The Travelling Wilburs

Friday, May 3

9:30pm - Ty Wilson

Saturday, May 4

9:30pm - Jeff Biggar

Sunday, May 5

4:30-8pm - Celtic Music w/ Tom & Ric

Monday, May 6

7pm - Jazz & Blues w/ Rob Phillips

Tuesday, May 7

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

Wednesday, May 8

8pm - Open mic

Coming Soon

Thursday, May 9
8pm - Karaoke w/ The Travelling Wilburs

Friday, May 10
9:30pm - Northern Hearts

Saturday, May 11
9:30 - Tyson Galloway

Sunday, May 12
4:30-8pm - Celtic music

Bancroft Eatery and Brew Pub

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

Coming Soon

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

Black Horse Pub

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

Thursday, May 2

7:30-11:30pm - Jazz and Blues ft Rob Phillips Trio w/ Charlie Earle & Sam Weber

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

Monday, May 6

7pm - Rick & Gailie's Crash & Burn

Tuesday, May 7

7pm - Randy Hill Band w/ guest Kane Miller

Coming Soon

Thursday, May 9
7:30-11:30pm - Jazz and Blues ft Rob Phillips Trio w/ Charlie Earle & Sam Weber

Friday, May 10
5-8pm - Rick & Gailie; 8:30pm - The Cadillacs

Saturday, May 11
5-8pm - Rick & Gailie; 8:30pm - 4 Lanes Wide

Sunday, May 12
3-6pm - Catfish Willie & The Buckle Busters ; 6:30-9:30pm - Hunter Sheridan

Boiling Over's Coffee Vault

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

Friday, May 3

7-9pm - Gerald Van Halteren

Coming Soon

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

Friday, May 17
6-9pm - Open mic

The Cat & The Fiddle Cobourg

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

Friday, May 3

7pm - Travis Lemah

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

Thursday, May 2

7pm - Open mic

Saturday, May 4

11am-7pm - Spring Revival ft Janet Jeffery Band, Ball & Jane, Queen & Son, Madman's Window, & many more; 9pm - Revival After Party w/ Jonny & Jane

Wednesday, May 8

8pm - Whiskey Wednesday

Coming Soon

Saturday, May 11
8pm - 3/4 House Brand

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

NOTE

Under new ownership, temporarily closed until May 16

Dominion Hotel

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

Friday, May 3

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

Coming Soon

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, May 2

8pm - Open mic hosted by Jacques Graveline

Wednesday, May 8

5-7pm - Sarah Tohnin

Coming Soon

Wednesday, May 22
5-7pm - Sarah Tohnin

Frank's Pasta and Grill

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

Friday, May 3

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

Saturday, May 4

7-10pm - Street Latin Social Dance; 10:30pm - DJ

Wednesday, May 8

8-11pm - Open Mic

Ganarascals Restaurant

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

Coming Soon

Saturday, May 11
7pm - Steve Marriner

Ganaraska Hotel

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

Friday, May 3

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

Saturday, May 4

2pm & 10pm -Baz Little Rock Band

Coming Soon

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

Saturday, May 11
2pm & 10pm - Shenanigans

The Garnet

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

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

5-7pm - Forselli Fridays; 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)

Monday, May 6

7-10pm - St. Arnaud w/ Katey Gatta ($10 at door)

Coming Soon

Saturday, May 11
8pm - Little Fire, Steelburner ($10)

Tuesday, May 14
8pm - Caribou Run w/ Mike Kerr & Mike Brunelle

Golden Wheel Restaurant

6725 Highway 7, Peterborough
(705) 749-6838

Wednesday, May 8

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

Gordon Best Theatre

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

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)

Coming Soon

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)

Junction Nightclub

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

Friday, May 3

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

McGillicafey's Pub & Eatery

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

NOTE

Closed May 6th and 7th for renovations

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

Murphy's Lockside Pub & Patio

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

Thursday, May 2

7:30pm - Open mic

Next Door

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

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Friday, May 3

9-11pm - Hunter Sheridan (no cover)

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Coming Soon

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, May 2

7-10pm - Open Mic

Saturday, May 4

1-3pm - Shipwrecked Saturdays w/ Jacques Graveline

Pie Eyed Monk Brewery

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

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, May 3

7-9pm - Doug Horner

Saturday, May 4

7-9pm - Mike Graham Duo

Coming Soon

Friday, May 10
7-9pm - Shai Peer

Saturday, May 11
7-9pm - Mike Graham Duo

Red Dog Tavern

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

Friday, May 3

9pm - Chuckle Buddies Comedy Open Mic (sign up at 8:30pm for a five-minute routine)

Monday, May 6

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

Tuesday, May 7

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)

Wednesday, July 24
8pm - Bonds of Mara & special guests ($20 in advance at www.ticketscene.ca/events/24319/, Red Dog, Zap Records)

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

Thursday, May 2

7-9pm - Queer Trivia Night; 9-10pm - Amateur Drag Night; 10pm - DJ Pete Thibault

Simcoe Ptbo

172 Simcoe St., Peterborough
705-874-3825

Friday, May 3

9pm - Lobsterfest 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)

Coming Soon

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

Monday, May 13
8pm - The Human Project w/ Uniforms, Bonnavilles, Antixx, Ship of Fools (all ages, $5 in advance, $10 at door)

Friday, May 17
8:30pm - Skybound, Rival Town, This is a Crisis, Sonorous (19+, $10 at door)

The Social

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

Coming Soon

Saturday, May 11
9-11pm - Steve Waters & Cartwright Boundary Band

The Thirsty Goose

63 Walton St., Port Hope

Thursday, May 2

7pm - Live music (TBA)

Friday, May 3

8pm - Live music (TBA)

Saturday, May 4

8pm - Live music (TBA)

The Twisted Wheel

379 Water St., Peterborough

Thursday, May 2

7-10pm - Washboard Hank's Backroom Bazaar w/ Dylan Ireland and Hillary Dumoulin

Saturday, May 4

10pm - DJ Casper

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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