nightlifeNOW – August 22 to 28

Live music listings at pubs and clubs in Peterborough and The Kawarthas for the week of Thursday, August 22 to Wednesday, August 28

The Fraser Melvin Band (Jonathan Hyde, Alex Furlott, Fraser Melvin, Andrew Moljgun) bring their mixture of blues, roots, and R&B to the Black Horse in downtown Peterborough on Saturday, August 24th. (Publicity photo)
The Fraser Melvin Band (Jonathan Hyde, Alex Furlott, Fraser Melvin, Andrew Moljgun) bring their mixture of blues, roots, and R&B to the Black Horse in downtown Peterborough on Saturday, August 24th. (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, August 22 to Wednesday, August 28.

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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Arlington Pub

32990 Highway 62, Maynooth
(613) 338-2080

Friday, August 23

8pm - Jane Bunnett ($20)

Saturday, August 24

8pm - Jane Bunnett ($20)

Coming Soon

Saturday, August 31
9pm - Maynooth Madness ft Tick Maredza Band

Arthur's Pub

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

Thursday, August 22

8pm - Karaoke w/ The Travelling Wilburs

Friday, August 23

9pm - Bruce Longman

Saturday, August 24

9pm - Shaun Savoy

Sunday, August 25

4:30-8pm - Celtic Music ft Derek Morris

Monday, August 26

7pm - Jazz & Blues w/ Rob Phillips

Tuesday, August 27

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

Wednesday, August 28

8pm - Open mic

Coming Soon

Thursday, August 29
8pm - Karaoke w/ The Travelling Wilburs

Friday, August 30
9pm - Shawn Nelson

Saturday, August 31
9pm - Shawn Nelson

Sunday, September 1
4:30-8pm - Celtic Music

Black Horse Pub

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

Thursday, August 22

7:30-10:30pm - The Rob Phillips Trio w/ Marsala Lukianchuk

Friday, August 23

5-8pm - Tonya Bosch; 8:30pm - Christine Atrill

Saturday, August 24

5-8pm - Fraser Melvin Band; 8:30pm - The Emburys

VIDEO: "I Got Loaded" - Fraser Melvin Band

Sunday, August 25

3-6pm - Washboard Hank & The Wringers; 6:30-9:30pm - Tom Eastland Triage

Monday, August 26

7pm - Rick & Gailie's Crash & Burn

Tuesday, August 27

7-11pm - Randy Hill Band w/ guest Lauryn Macfarlane

Wednesday, August 28

6-9pm - Nicholas Campbell & Friends

Coming Soon

Thursday, August 29
7:30-10:30pm - The Rob Phillips Trio w/ Marsala Lukianchuk

Friday, August 30
5-8pm - Cheryl Casselman; 8:30pm - Pop Machine

Saturday, August 31
5-8pm - Ashley Bryant; 8:30pm - Jake Norris & The Side Street Band

Sunday, September 1
3-6pm - Bluegrass Menagerie; 6:30-9:30pm - Brandon Humphrey

Boathouse Cafe

7100 County Rd.18, Roseneath
(905) 342-5366

Wednesday, August 28

6-9pm - Morgan Ryder

Boiling Over's Coffee Vault

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

Friday, August 23

7-9pm - Amanda & John

Coming Soon

Friday, August 30
7-9pm - Mark Martyre

Burleigh Falls Inn

4791 Highway 28, Burleigh Falls
(705) 654-3441

Saturday, August 24

1-4pm - Open mic hosted by Jeff Webb and friends

Sunday, August 25

1-4pm - James Higgins

Capers Tap House

28 Bridge St. W., Campbellford
(705) 653-5262

Friday, August 23

7-10pm - Raggedy Andy’s

Saturday, August 24

7-10pm - Lukash Chabursky

Coming Soon

Friday, August 30
7-10pm - Tuborg

Saturday, August 31
7-10pm - Music for Goats

Champs Sports Bar

203 Simcoe St., Peterborough
(705) 742-3431

Thursdays

7pm - Open mic

Chemong Lodge

764 Hunter St., Bridgenorth
(705) 292-8435

Thursday, August 22

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

Friday, August 23

6-10pm - Water's Edge CD release (patio)

Saturday, August 24

5-9pm - Young Guns (patio)

Wednesday, August 28

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

Coming Soon

Friday, August 30
6-10pm - Bridgenorth Boys (patio)

Saturday, August 31
5-9pm - Donny Wood Band (patio)

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The Church-key Pub & Grindhouse

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

Thursday, August 22

8pm - Open mic

Friday, August 23

5pm - The Bravos; 8pm - The Moonfruits

Saturday, August 24

8pm - Cale Crowe

Tuesday, August 27

8-11pm - Murota Monis Baer Jazz Trio

Wednesday, August 28

8pm - Whiskey Wednesday w/ Ken Tizzard

Coming Soon

Thursday, August 29
8pm - Open mic

Friday, August 30
5pm - David Papple; 8pm - Ron Nicholas

Saturday, August 31
8pm - I, The Mountain

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

Friday, August 23

8pm - Roy and Chris

Saturday, August 24

9pm - Post Man Dan Band

Daisy's Dockside Patio at Bonnie View Inn

2713 Kashagawigamog Lake Rd., Haliburton
800-461-0347

Monday, August 26

5-8pm - Chris Smith

Wednesday, August 28

5-8pm - B&B Blues Band w/ Gord Barnes

Dominion Hotel

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

Saturday, August 24

1pm - Saturday afternoon jazz w/ Chris Smith; 4pm - Pride Tea Dance

Sunday, August 25

12-3pm - Rhythm and Grace

Tuesday, August 27

5-8:30pm - Tiki Tuesday w/ Gary and the Rough Ideas

Coming Soon

Saturday, August 31
1pm - Saturday afternoon jazz w/ Chris Smith; 6:30-10pm - Gord Kidd and Friends

Dreams of Beans

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

Thursday, August 22

8pm - Open mic hosted by Jacques Graveline

Friday, August 23

9pm - An evening of electronic music ft Cubed1 Productions, Hull, Reign Boi, and Jaysic

Ganarascals Restaurant

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

Coming Soon

Friday, September 6
7:30-10:30pm - Terry Wilkins ($15, email to reserve)

Ganaraska Hotel

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

Saturday, August 24

2pm & 10pm - Party of 4

Coming Soon

Saturday, August 31
2pm & 10pm - Broken Harmony

The Garnet

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

Thursday, August 22

9pm - Morning Show, Mary-Kate Edwards, and special guest ($10)

Friday, August 23

9pm - The Space Wizards, Black Knight Satellite, SCAM ($10 or PWYC)

Saturday, August 24

8pm - GelaX w/ Desire Lines, Silver Lining

Coming Soon

Friday, August 30
9pm - Juice Girls, Peachykine, Shirazi, Teleri ($8)

Saturday, August 31
9pm - Tree Museum, People You Meet Outside of Bars, Adam Ferris ($10 or PWYC)

Golden Wheel Restaurant

6725 Highway 7, Peterborough
(705) 749-6838

Coming Soon

Saturday, September 28
9pm - Them Crooked Craigs

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Gordon Best Theatre

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

Saturday, August 24

8:30pm - Dopewolf XII ft Pessimist Prime, Recos, DJs Chronokinesis, No Guilty Pleasures, Molly Millions, & more

Coming Soon

Saturday, August 31
9pm - Rogue Tenant, Nikki Fierce, Nick Procyshyn & The Bad Milk

Saturday, September 7
7pm - Marksman Entertainment presents "Going Green" ft Taylor Landry, The Back Row Society, DJ Taktikill, Champagne, Billy Marks, DJ Hooked on Cronic, Empress, Maceo, S-Ka Paid, 3llls, 420 Klick ($15)

Hot Belly Mama's

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

Thursday, August 22

6-8pm - Live music

Coming Soon

Wednesday, September 23
7-10pm - Black Suit Devil

Junction Nightclub

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

Friday, August 23

10pm - Y2K Flashback hosted by DJ Bill Porter (no cover)

Kawartha Coffee Co.

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

Friday, August 23

8pm - Karaoke w/ Kelly Burrows

Saturday, August 24

8pm - Kelly Burrows Trio

Tuesday, August 27

7-9pm - Open mic hosted by Nathan Truax

Lock 27 Tap and Grill

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

Coming Soon

Monday, September 2
2-6pm - J 'n R Acoustic Duo

Saturday, September 28
2-6pm - Closing Season Party ft Ryan/Williams

Marley's Bar & Grill

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

Friday, August 23

7-10pm - Tony Silvestri

Saturday, August 24

7-10pm - Live music (TBA)

Coming Soon

Friday, August 30
7-10pm - Kayla Howran

Saturday, August 31
7-10pm - Ace & The Kid

McGillicafey's Pub & Eatery

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

Friday, August 23

8pm - DownBeat

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, August 22

7pm - DownBeat

Murphy's Lockside Pub & Patio

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

Tuesday, August 27

7-9pm - North Country Express (patio)

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Next Door

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

Coming Soon

Thursday, August 29
9pm - The Musician Next Door hosted by Kerry Jayne and Stephen Stamp w/ musical guest Lauryn Macfarlane

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

Thursdays

7-10pm - Open Mic

Saturdays

1-3pm - Shipwrecked Saturdays w/ Jacques Graveline

Publican House Brewery

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

Friday, August 23

6-9pm - Cale Crowe

Saturday, August 24

6-9pm - Doug Horner

Sunday, August 25

3-6pm - Ace and The Kid

Coming Soon

Friday, August 30
6-9pm - Joe Bulger

Saturday, August 31
6-9pm - Rob Phillips

Sunday, September 1
3-6pm - Ace and The Kid

Puck' N Pint Sports Pub

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

Friday, August 23

7:30pm - The Acoustically Hip

Red Dog Tavern

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

Thursday, August 22

9pm - The Weber Brothers WE Thursdays Concert Series ft Matt Weidinger ($10)

Friday, August 23

9pm - MIA

Saturday, August 24

10pm - Benefit Concert for Otter Gas And Marine Peewee AA Petes ft Shawinigan Handshake

Tuesday, August 27

9pm - Open mic

Coming Soon

Thursday, August 29
9pm - The Weber Brothers WE Thursdays Concert Series ft Missy Knott ($10)

Friday, August 30
9pm - Zack Weston

Saturday, August 31
9pm - Latin Dance

Thursday, September 19
10:30pm - Five Alarm Funk ($15, advance tickets at www.ticketscene.ca/events/25389/)

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

The Social

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

Saturday, August 24

7-10m - Royal Tusk w/ Texas King

Wednesday, August 28

9pm - Live music (TBA)

Southside Pizzeria

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

Coming Soon

Friday, August 30
9pm - Punks on Pizza presents Deviants and The Odd Man Out, Last Chance Marie, Death Before Art School, Sarah Tohnin, Röckbitür

Sticks Sports Pub

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

Friday, August 23

6-10pm - High Waters Trio

The Thirsty Goose

63 Walton St., Port Hope

Thursday, August 22

7pm - Cale Crowe

Friday, August 23

8pm - Tyson Galloway

Saturday, August 24

8pm - Marty Hepburn

The Twisted Wheel

379 Water St., Peterborough

Thursday, August 22

7:30pm - Graeme Kennedy ($10 at door)

Friday, August 23

7-10pm - Craig Robertson w/ Wray Ellis

Saturday, August 24

7-10pm - Tijuana Jesus w/ Standard Electric

Wednesday, August 28

10pm - Karaoke w/ Cheyenne and friends

The Venue

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

Coming Soon

Saturday, August 31
8pm - PTBOStrong presents Salute AC/DC (opioid and homelessness crisis fundraiser, $20 in advance at www.eventbrite.ca/e/ptbostrong-presents-salute-acdc-tickets-68996559567)

Sunday, September 8
3-8pm - PTBOStrong & RE/MAX Eastern Realty Inc. present An Afternoon of Blues/R&B (opioid and homelessness crisis fundraiser, $20 in advance at www.eventbrite.ca/e/ptbostrong-and-remax-present-an-afternoon-of-blues-rb-tickets-69557258633)

Saturday, September 14
6pm - PTBOStrong presents "For the Love of Community" in support of Warming Room Community Ministries (donations accepted at door, all proceeds go to Warming Room Community Ministries)

Sunday, September 22
7pm - PTBOStrong & Waste Connections Canada present A Night of Folk/Pop Rock (opioid and homelessness crisis fundraiser, $20 in advance at www.eventbrite.ca/e/ptbostrong-and-waste-connections-presents-folk-pop-rock-tickets-69562460191)

Wild Blue Yonder Pub at Elmhirst's Resort

1045 Settlers Line, Keene
(705) 295-4591

Tuesday, August 27

6:30-8:30pm - Tuned Up Tuesdays ft Fred Stillman & Keene Country (no cover)

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