nightlifeNOW – May 16 to 22

Live music listings at pubs and clubs in Peterborough and The Kawarthas for the week of Thursday, May 16 to Wednesday, May 22

Hamilton folk singer-songwriter Gillian Nicola, who has just released her debut record "Dried Flowers", performs at The Garnet in downtown Peterborough on Wednsdsay, May 22nd, with special guest Evangeline Gentle. (Publicity photo)
Hamilton folk singer-songwriter Gillian Nicola, who has just released her debut record "Dried Flowers", performs at The Garnet in downtown Peterborough on Wednsdsay, May 22nd, with special guest Evangeline Gentle. (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, May 16 to Wednesday, May 22.

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

Friday, May 17

8pm - Hoot In M'noot open mic w/ guest host Toth Ganesh

Saturday, May 18

9pm - FreeDubStar ($6)

Coming Soon

Saturday, May 25
9pm - Bobby Dove ($10)

Arthur's Pub

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

Thursday, May 16

8pm - Karaoke w/ The Travelling Wilburs

Friday, May 17

9pm - Matt Marcuz

Saturday, May 18

9pm - Dan Clancy Trio

Sunday, May 19

4:30-8pm - Celtic music w/ Madman's Window

Monday, May 20

7pm - Jazz & Blues w/ Rob Phillips

Tuesday, May 21

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

Wednesday, May 22

8pm - Open mic

Coming Soon

Thursday, May 23
8pm - Karaoke w/ The Travelling Wilburs

Friday, May 24
9pm - Shawn Nelson

Saturday, May 25
9pm - Shawn Nelson

Sunday, May 26
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 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

5-8pm - Rick & Gailie; 8:30pm - Maximum Chill, The Mystics, The Messaround

Sunday, May 19

3-6pm - Bobby Dove; 6:30-9:30pm - Tom Eastland Triage

Monday, May 20

7pm - Rick & Gailie's Crash & Burn

Tuesday, May 21

7pm - Randy Hill Band w/ guest Ryan Van Loon

Wednesday, May 22

7pm - Nicholas Campbell & Friends

Coming Soon

Thursday, May 23
7:30-11:30pm - Jazz and Blues ft Rob Phillips Trio w/ Marsala Lukianchuk

Friday, May 24
5-8pm - Ryan Gazzola; 8:30pm - Lohrwoods

Saturday, May 25
5-8pm - Doug Horner; 8:30pm - Rye Street

Sunday, May 26
3-6pm - Washboard Hank & The Wringers; 6:30-9:30pm - Joe Bulger

Boiling Over's Coffee Vault

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

Friday, May 17

6-9pm - Open mic

Coming Soon

Friday, May 24
7pm - Campbell + Green ($10 suggested donation)

Friday, May 31
7-9pm - Amanda & John

Canoe & Paddle

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

Saturday, May 18

7-10pm - CMHA fundraiser ft silent auction, dinner, and live music

Castle John's Pub & Restaurant

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

Wednesday, May 22

7-10pm - Steve O'Donoghue

Coming Soon

Friday, August 2
9pm - Two for the Show

The Cat & The Fiddle Cobourg

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

Friday, May 17

8pm - Chris Devlin & Friends

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)

Friday, May 17

6-10pm - The Donny Woods Band (patio)

Wednesdays

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

The Church-key Pub & Grindhouse

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

Thursday, May 16

8pm - Tuborg

Friday, May 17

8pm - Billy and Lynn

Saturday, May 18

8pm - I, the Mountain

Wednesday, May 22

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

Saturday, May 18

9:30pm - Mother Leads

Dominion Hotel

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

Saturday, May 18

6:30-9:30pm - Summer Kick-Off Dance with Gord Kidd and Friends

Coming Soon

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 18

1:30-5pm - PMBA Deluxe Blues Jam hosted by Logan Murray & the Spoon Lickers ft Pat Temple, Wayne O'Connor, and Brian Landry (donations to Peterborough Musicians Benevolent Association appreciated)

Dreams of Beans

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

Thursday, May 16

8pm - Open mic hosted by Jacques Graveline

Wednesday, May 22

5-7pm - Sarah Tohnin

Coming Soon

Friday, June 7
8-11pm - Shane Eyers w/ The Coveralls ($5 at door or PWYC)

Frank's Pasta and Grill

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

Friday, May 17

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

Saturday, May 18

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

Wednesday, May 22

8-11pm - Open Mic

Coming Soon

Saturday, May 25
8pm - Hilltop Project

Ganarascals Restaurant

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

Thursday, May 16

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

Coming Soon

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

Ganaraska Hotel

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

Saturday, May 18

2pm & 10pm - Spit Fire Kings

Coming Soon

Friday, May 24
8pm - Ontario Street Theatre presents The Soul Motivators ($20)

Saturday, May 25
2pm & 10pm - Blueprint

The Garnet

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

Thursday, May 16

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

Friday, May 17

5-7pm - Forselli Fridays; 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

Wednesday, May 22

8-11pm - Gillian Nicola w/ Evangeline Gentle

VIDEO: "Night Comes To Call" - Gillian Nicola

Coming Soon

Thursday, May 23
7:30pm - North Easton and Campbell + Green ($10 at door)

Friday, May 24
5-7pm - Forselli Fridays w/ Latchford and Grieg; 9pm - Dan Edmonds and LUKA

Saturday, May 25
8pm - Bruce Enloe and Mary-Kate Edwards

Golden Wheel Restaurant

6725 Highway 7, Peterborough
(705) 749-6838

Wednesday, May 22

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

Gordon Best Theatre

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

Friday, May 17

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

Coming Soon

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 17

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

Sunday, May 19

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

Kawartha Coffee Co.

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

Saturday, May 18

8pm - Karaoke

Lock 27 Tap and Grill

2824 River Ave., Youngs Point
705-652-6000

Friday, May 17

5-9pm - Bridgenorth Boys (Kenny Deschamps and Earl Wilfong)

Saturday, May 18

3-7pm - Grand opening ft Tami J Wilde Band

McGillicafey's Pub & Eatery

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

Thursday, May 16

8pm - Karoake hosted by Jefrey Danger

Friday, May 17

8pm - Janet Jeffery Band

Saturday, May 18

8pm - Shaun Savoy

Sunday, May 19

1-5pm - Brookfield

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

The Mill Restaurant and Pub

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

Coming Soon

Thursday, May 23
7pm - Downbeat

Next Door

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

Friday, May 17

9-11pm - Lauryn Macfarlane (no cover)

Coming Soon

Friday, May 31
9pm - The Musician Next Door ft Mike and Whit from the Paper Shakers

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 16

CANCELLED - 7-10pm - Open Mic

Saturday, May 18

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)

Pie Eyed Monk Brewery

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

Coming Soon

Saturday, May 25
7-11pm - The Fortunate Sons Of Neil - Neil Young and CCR tribute ($10 in advance)

Publican House Brewery

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

Friday, May 17

7-9pm - Doug Horner

Saturday, May 18

7-9pm - Sam Loaker

Coming Soon

Friday, May 24
7-9pm - Bobby Watson

Saturday, May 25
7-9pm - Mike Graham

Puck' N Pint Sports Pub

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

Saturday, May 18

9pm - Ryan Anderson

Coming Soon

Friday, May 24
8-11pm - The Acoustically Hip (Duo)

Red Dog Tavern

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

Saturday, May 18

9pm - F.O. Theatric presents Haus of Hedwig music, drag, & dance ft Haus of Accounting, My Fair Lady, Kevin Lemieux, Flying Heads ($10-$20 sliding scale, proceeds support "Hedwig & The Angry Inch")

Monday, May 20

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

Tuesday, May 21

9pm - Open mic hosted by Davey Mac

Coming Soon

Saturday, May 25
9pm - Rainbow Romp LGBTQ+ dance ft DJ Hendi ($5 with proceed to Rainbow Service Organization)

Friday, May 31
8pm - Borderless presents LAL "Dark Beings" album release w/ Lacey Hill, Shirazi, DJ Federico, and Dixie Q & Janis from Haus of Accounting ($8-12 or PWYC)

Sunday, June 30
9pm - Shotty Horroh ($5 in advance at www.ticketscene.ca/events/24638/, $8 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

Wednesday, May 22

8-11pm - Peterborough Poetry Slam Team Finals ($5-10 or PWYC)

Serendipitous Old Stuff Lounge

161 Old Hastings Rd., Warkworth
(705) 924-3333

Friday, May 17

6-9pm - . Cheryl Casselman

Simcoe Ptbo

172 Simcoe St., Peterborough
705-874-3825

Friday, May 17

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

Wednesday, May 22

8pm - Open mic night

Coming Soon

Friday, May 24
9pm - Black Knight Satellite w/ Another Crush, ALLO, All Day Breakfast, Hiall

Saturday, May 25
10pm - Homesick Emo Night ft Fall Out Boy, Yellowcard, Taking Back Sunday, New Found Glory, The Used, Sum 41, Good Charlotte, My Chemical Romance, Blink 182, Paramore, and more ($5 in advance at www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/18500680)

The Social

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

Coming Soon

Friday, May 24
10pm - Jesse Slack

Saturday, May 25
9pm - Lindsay Barr Band

Southside Pizzeria

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

Coming Soon

Friday, May 31
10pm - Punks on Pizza presents Heir To The Throne, Dream Sculptor, Titan Arum, The Space Wizards, Chachi On Acid, and more ($5, all ages)

The Spud and the Bull Food Truck

2621 Lakefield Rd., Peterborough
705-208-2855

Saturday, May 18

12-4pm - Grand opening ft live music by Dauncey

The Thirsty Goose

63 Walton St., Port Hope

Thursday, May 16

7pm - Kevin Foster

Friday, May 17

8pm - JJ Thompson

Saturday, May 18

8pm - Steve O'Donoghue

The Twisted Wheel

379 Water St., Peterborough

Thursday, May 16

7:30-10pm - Washboard Hank's Backroom Bazaar ft Melissa Payne and friends

Coming Soon

Thursday, May 30
7:30-10pm - Washboard Hank's Backroom Bazaar ft Russell DeCarle

Friday, June 7
7-10pm - Women’s Quarterly Music Night ft Hardwood Cat Quartet, Kerry McMaster, Hilary Dumoulin, Little Fire and guests

The Venue

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

Saturday, May 18

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

Coming Soon

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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