nightlifeNOW – May 9 to 15

Live music listings at pubs and clubs in Peterborough and The Kawarthas for the week of Thursday, May 9 to Wednesday, May 15

Toronto alt-rockers Future History (Kevin Ker, Justin Dillon, Todd Larter, Sarah Carmosino, and Braedon Garret) will be performing at The Twisted Wheel in downtown Peterborough on Saturday, May 11th in support of their new record "For", with special guests Say Ritual and Tijuana Jesus. (Photo: Mike Guymer)
Toronto alt-rockers Future History (Kevin Ker, Justin Dillon, Todd Larter, Sarah Carmosino, and Braedon Garret) will be performing at The Twisted Wheel in downtown Peterborough on Saturday, May 11th in support of their new record "For", with special guests Say Ritual and Tijuana Jesus. (Photo: Mike Guymer)

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 9 to Wednesday, May 15.

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

Saturday, May 11

9pm - Tich Maredza Band ($10)

Coming Soon

Saturday, May 18
9pm - FreeDubStar

Arthur's Pub

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

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

Monday, May 13

7pm - Jazz & Blues w/ Rob Phillips

Tuesday, May 14

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

Wednesday, May 15

8pm - Open mic

Coming Soon

Thursday, May 16
8pm - Karaoke w/ The Travelling Wilburs

Friday, May 17
9pm - Matt Marcuz

Saturday, May 18
9pm - Dan Clancy TTrio

Sunday, May 19
4:30-8pm - Celtic music w/ Madman's Window

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 9

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

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

Monday, May 13

7pm - Rick & Gailie's Crash & Burn

Tuesday, May 14

7pm - Randy Hill Band w/ guest Lauryn Macfarlane

Wednesday, May 15

6-9pm - Oscar Donald Trio

Coming Soon

Thursday, May 16
7:30-11:30pm - Jazz and Blues ft Rob Phillips Trio w/ Marsala Lukianchuk

Friday, May 17
5-8pm - Rick & Gailie; 8:30pm - Al Black & The Steady Band

Saturday, May 18
8:30pm - Maximum Chill, The Mystics, The Messaround

Sunday, May 19
3-6pm - Bobby Dove; 6:30-9:30pm - Tom Eastland Triage

Boiling Over's Coffee Vault

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

Friday, May 10

7-9pm - Amanda & John

Coming Soon

Friday, May 17
6-9pm - Open mic

Castle John's Pub & Restaurant

1550 Lansdowne St. W., Peterborough
705-740-2111

Coming Soon

Friday, August 2
9pm - Two for the Show

The Cat & The Fiddle Cobourg

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

Friday, May 10

7pm - Matt Marcuz

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

Saturday, May 11

8pm - 3/4 House Brand

Wednesday, May 15

8pm - Whiskey Wednesday

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

Coming Soon

Saturday, May 18
9:30pm - Mother Leads

Dominion Hotel

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

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)

Coming Soon

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

Saturday, May 25
7:30pm - Jeff Moulton

Monday, May 27 & Tuesday, May 28
8pm - Mike Biggar ($15, in advance at www.eventbrite.ca/e/mike-biggar-stories-and-songs-tickets-60282026163)

Dr. J's BBQ & Brews

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

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 9

8pm - Open mic hosted by Jacques Graveline

Coming Soon

Wednesday, May 22
5-7pm - Sarah Tohnin

Frank's Pasta and Grill

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

Friday, May 10

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

Saturday, May 11

8pm - Nighthawk; 11:30pm - DJ

Wednesday, May 15

8-11pm - Open Mic

Coming Soon

Saturday, May 18
8pm - Little Lake

Ganarascals Restaurant

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

Saturday, May 11

7pm - Steve Marriner (SOLD OUT)

Coming Soon

Thursday, May 16
7:30pm - Heaven Lee Hytes Drag show ($22, SOLD OUT)

Friday, May 24
7-10pm - Winona Wilde ft Clayton Yates ($15)

Ganaraska Hotel

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

Friday, May 10

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

Saturday, May 11

2pm & 10pm - Shenanigans

Coming Soon

Saturday, May 18
2pm & 10pm - Spit Fire Kings

The Garnet

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

Saturday, May 11

8pm - Little Fire, Steelburner ($10)

Sunday, May 12

4-7pm - Mother's Day benefit w/ Bonus Numbers, Chris Conway, Mary-Kate Edwards, Dylan Ireland, Ben Rough, Wes Ryan, Justin Million & more

Tuesday, May 14

8pm - Caribou Run w/ Mike Kerr & Mike Brunelle

Wednesday, May 15

7:30pm - Saffron A Resilience Tour w/ Wax Manniquin and People You Meet Outside of Bars

Coming Soon

Thursday, May 16
8pm - The Rifle and The Writer w/ Terry Savage (19+, $8 cover)

Friday, May 17
9pm - Joncro, Sunshine X, Shirazi, Belly Flop, Sunshine Express ($10 or PWYC)

Saturday, May 18
9pm - Possum (Space Grade Assembly LP Release) w/ Deth Trips and Peace Sand Rest

Sunday, May 19
9pm - Soda Pony, Kitty and the Rooster, Chris Culgin

Golden Wheel Restaurant

6725 Highway 7, Peterborough
(705) 749-6838

Wednesday, May 15

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

Gordon Best Theatre

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

Saturday, May 11

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

Coming Soon

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)

Saturday, June 1
8:30pm - Dopewolf XI: Rave ft DJs Chantal Glo, bodyhorrorgenre, MATT, Mark McGilvray, No Guilty Pleasures, Molly Millions (PWYC)

Junction Nightclub

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

Friday, May 10

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

Marley's Bar & Grill

17 Fire Route 82 Catalina Bay, Buckhorn
(705) 868-2545

NOTE

Opening for the season on Friday, May 17

McGillicafey's Pub & Eatery

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

Thursday, May 9

8pm - Karoake

Friday, May 10

8pm - Jefrey Danger

Mckecks Tap & Grill

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

Coming Soon

Friday, May 31
7-9pm - Emily Burgess & The Emburys (no cover, call for reservations)

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

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 9

7-10pm - Open Mic

Saturday, May 11

1-3pm - Shipwrecked Saturdays w/ Jacques Graveline

Pastry Peddler

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

Coming Soon

Friday, May 24
5:30pm & 7:45pm - Ladies of Jazz Dinner Series ft Karen Oxorn w/ Michael Monis & Howard Baer ($45 per person)

Publican House Brewery

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

Friday, May 10

7-9pm - Shai Peer

Saturday, May 11

7-9pm - Mike Graham Duo

Puck' N Pint Sports Pub

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

Coming Soon

Saturday, May 18
9pm - Ryan Anderson

Red Dog Tavern

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

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

9pm - Kasador w/ Ex Ømerta

Saturday, May 11

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

Monday, May 13

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

Tuesday, May 14

9pm - Open mic hosted by Davey Mac

Coming Soon

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

Simcoe Ptbo

172 Simcoe St., Peterborough
705-874-3825

Thursday, May 9

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

Friday, May 10

9pm - Customer Appreciation Night (and Chase Wilson's birthday)

Monday, May 13

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

Wednesday, May 15

8pm - Open mic night

Coming Soon

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

Thursday, May 9

8pm - Yuk Yuk's Summer Comedy Series ft. Jeff McEnery, Keith Pedro, Juliana Rodrigues ($10)

Saturday, May 11

9-11pm - Steve Waters & Cartwright Boundary Band

Coming Soon

Friday, May 24
10pm - Jesse Slack

Sticks Sports Pub

500 George St. S., Peterborough
(705) 775-7845

Friday, May 10

6-10pm - High Waters Trio

The Thirsty Goose

63 Walton St., Port Hope

Thursday, May 9

7pm - Bruce Longman

Friday, May 10

8pm - Ellen Torrie

Saturday, May 11

8pm - Brian Bracken

The Twisted Wheel

379 Water St., Peterborough

Thursday, May 9

7-10pm - Washboard Hank's Backroom Bazaar w/ Ben Rough, Caitlin Currie, Erik Fines, and Julia Fenn

Saturday, May 11

7-10pm - Future History w/ Say Ritual and Tijuana Jesus

VIDEO: "Falser Feelings" - Future History

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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