nightlifeNOW – May 23 to 29

Live music listings at pubs and clubs in Peterborough and The Kawarthas for the week of Thursday, May 23 to Wednesday, May 29

New Brunswick contemporary roots and blues artist Mike Biggar performs two shows at the Dominion Hotel in Minden on Monday, May 27th and Tuesday, May 28th. (Publicity photo)
New Brunswick contemporary roots and blues artist Mike Biggar performs two shows at the Dominion Hotel in Minden on Monday, May 27th and Tuesday, May 28th. (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 23 to Wednesday, May 29.

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 25

9pm - Bobby Dove ($10)

Arthur's Pub

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

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

Monday, May 27

7pm - Jazz & Blues w/ Rob Phillips

Tuesday, May 28

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

Wednesday, May 29

8pm - Open mic

Coming Soon

Thursday, May 30
8pm - Karaoke w/ The Travelling Wilburs

Friday, May 31
9pm - Brian Bracken

Saturday, June 1
9pm - Downbeat

Sunday, June 2
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 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

Monday, May 27

7pm - Rick & Gailie's Crash & Burn

Tuesday, May 28

7pm - Randy Hill Band w/ guest Marc Roy

Wednesday, May 29

7pm - Hillary Dumoulin & Brandon Humphrey

Coming Soon

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

Friday, May 31
5-8pm - Rick & Gailie; 8:30pm - Broken Harmony

Saturday, June 1
5-8pm - Rick & Gailie; Doug Horner; 8:30pm - House Brand

Sunday, June 2
3-6pm - Bluegrass Menagerie; 6:30-9:30pm - Joe Bulger

Boiling Over's Coffee Vault

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

Friday, May 24

7pm - Campbell + Green ($10 suggested donation)

Coming Soon

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

Canoe & Paddle

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

Coming Soon

Thursday, July 11
8-11pm - Kane Miller with Lauryn Macfarlane

Castle John's Pub & Restaurant

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

Saturday, May 25

1-3pm - Grand opening celebration; 8:30pm - Country Spice

Coming Soon

Friday, August 2
9pm - Two for the Show

The Cat & The Fiddle Lindsay

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

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

Thursday, May 23

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

Friday, May 24

6-10pm - The Bridgenorth Boys (patio)

Saturday, May 25

5-9pm - Peterborough Youth Performers (patio)

Wednesday, May 29

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

Coming Soon

Friday, May 31
6-10pm - Tami J. Wilde with Jimmy Deck (patio)

The Church-key Pub & Grindhouse

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

Thursday, May 23

8pm - Open mic

Friday, May 24

8pm - Morgan Rider

Wednesday, May 29

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

Dominion Hotel

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

Saturday, May 25

7:30pm - Jeff Moulton

Monday, May 27

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

Tuesday, May 28

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

VIDEO: "Troubles No More" - Mike Biggar

Coming Soon

Saturday, June 1
7-10pm - BenTTree Bluegrass Band

Dreams of Beans

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

Thursday, May 23

8pm - Open mic hosted by Jacques Graveline

Coming Soon

Wednesday, June 5
5-7pm - Sarah Tohnin

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

Saturday, July 6
9:30pm - Garbageface w/ piloting the animal, Jaysic, Nevada Proving Grounds ($8 at door or PWYC)

Frank's Pasta and Grill

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

Friday, May 24

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

Saturday, May 25

8pm - Hilltop Project; 11:30pm - DJ

Wednesday, May 29

8-11pm - Open Mic

Coming Soon

Saturday, June 1
7 year anniversary celebration ft live music 4-8pm, Urban Angel 8:30pm, DJ 11:30pm

Ganarascals Restaurant

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

Friday, May 24

7-10pm - Winona Wilde ft Clayton Yates ($15)

Ganaraska Hotel

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

Friday, May 24

8pm - Ontario Street Theatre presents The Soul Motivators ($20)

Saturday, May 25

2pm & 10pm - Blueprint

Coming Soon

Saturday, June 1
2pm & 10pm - Gator James Band

The Garnet

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

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 (from w/ LUKA and Mike Teevee

Saturday, May 25

8pm - Bruce Enloe and Mary-Kate Edwards

Tuesday, May 28

9pm - Groceries, Katabat, MJ & The Beetus

Wednesday, May 29

9pm - Atoxxxico and Helltroopers w/ Crazy Bomber and Gashes ($10 or PWYC)

Coming Soon

Friday, May 31
5-7pm - Forselli Fridays w/ Drea; 9pm - Girlfriend Material w/ Nick Ferrio and Jiants

Gordon Best Theatre

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

Friday, May 24

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

Coming Soon

Thursday, May 30
8pm - Comedy Tour w/ headliner Jeff Leeson ($25 in advance at /www.eventbrite.ca/e/comedy-tour-in-peterborough-tickets-61890039775?, $30 at door)

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

Saturday, June 15
8pm - Carpenter's Gardening presents Road To Lost in a Little Town ft Dube with Heartless, Excuses Excuses, and The New Blue ($10 in advance at www.eventbrite.ca/e/road-to-lost-in-a-little-town-with-dube-tickets-61075746201, $15 at door)

Hot Belly Mama's

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

Sunday, May 26

1-4pm - Monthly Jazz Jam

Kawartha Coffee Co.

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

Coming Soon

Saturday, August 24
8pm - Kelly Burrows Trio

Marley's Bar & Grill

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

Friday, May 24

7-10pm - Blue Hazel

Saturday, May 25

7-10pm - Ace & The Kid

McGillicafey's Pub & Eatery

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

Friday, May 24

8pm - Zambo Rock

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

Thursday, May 23

7pm - Downbeat (no cover)

Murphy's Lockside Pub & Patio

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

Coming Soon

Tuesday, June 18
7-9pm - North Country Express

Next Door

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

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 23

7-10pm - Open Mic

Saturday, May 25

1-3pm - Shipwrecked Saturdays w/ Jacques Graveline

Pastry Peddler

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

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 24

7-9pm - Bobby Watson

Saturday, May 25

7-9pm - Mike Graham

Coming Soon

Friday, May 31
7-9pm - Doug Horner

Saturday, June 1
7-9pm - Joe Bulger

Sunday, June 2
3-6pm - Ace and The Kid

Puck' N Pint Sports Pub

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

Friday, May 24

8-11pm - The Acoustically Hip (Duo)

Saturday, May 25

9:30pm - High Waters Band

Tuesday, May 28

9pm - Bobby Watson and the Crown Royals

Coming Soon

Saturday, June 1
8pm - Raggedy Andys

Red Dog Tavern

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

Saturday, May 25

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

Monday, May 27

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

Tuesday, May 28

9pm - Open mic hosted by Davey Mac

Coming Soon

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)

Thursday, June 6
8pm - The Weber Brothers present WE Thursdays Concert Series ft Lance Isaacs ($10 at door)

Saturday, June 8
10pm - White Cowbell Oklahoma ($10 at door)

Thursday June 13
8pm - The Weber Brothers present WE Thursdays Concert Series ft Tony Silvestri ($10 at door)

Saturday, June 15
8pm - Peachykine Album Release Party w/ People You Meet Outside Bars and Shirazi ($9 at door or PWYC)

Thursday June 20
8pm - The Weber Brothers present WE Thursdays Concert Series ft Brock Zeman ($10 at door)

Thursday June 27
8pm - The Weber Brothers present WE Thursdays Concert Series ft Paul Reddick ($10 at door)

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

Simcoe Ptbo

172 Simcoe St., Peterborough
705-874-3825

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, & more ($5 in advance at www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/18500680)

NOTE

Simcoe Ptbo is closing effective May 31

The Social

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

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 Thirsty Goose

63 Walton St., Port Hope

Thursday, May 23

7pm - Bruce Longman

Friday, May 24

8pm - Josh Kvasnak

Saturday, May 25

8pm - Jeff Biggar

Turtle John's Pub & Restaurant

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

Coming Soon

Saturday, June 22
10pm - Baby Drayton

The Twisted Wheel

379 Water St., Peterborough

Thursday, May 23

7-10pm - Washboard Hank's Backroom Bazaar ft Matty Watson, Jill Staveley, and Steelburner

Coming Soon

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

Thursday, June 6
7-10pm - Express & Company

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

Friday, June 14
7-10pm - Inverness w/ Dylan Stone and Doug Kennedy

Saturday, June 15
7-10pm - Johnson Crook with Chris Collins

The Venue

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

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/)

Wild Blue Yonder Pub at Elmhirst's Resort

1045 Settlers Line, Keene
(705) 295-4591

Coming Soon

Tuesday, June 4
6:30-8:30pm - Tuned Up Tuesdays ft Lotus Wight

Comments