nightlifeNOW – December 12 to 18

Live music listings at pubs and clubs in Peterborough and The Kawarthas for the week of Thursday, December 12 to Wednesday, December 18

Peterborough singer-songwriter Lindsay Barr, who recently released her new single and video "I Don't Dance", is performing in downtown Peterborough at Next Door on Thursday, December 12th and at The Social on Saturday, December 14th. (Photo: Samantha Moss)
Peterborough singer-songwriter Lindsay Barr, who recently released her new single and video "I Don't Dance", is performing in downtown Peterborough at Next Door on Thursday, December 12th and at The Social on Saturday, December 14th. (Photo: Samantha Moss)

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, December 12 to Wednesday, December 18.

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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Arthur's Pub

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

Thursday, December 12

8pm - Karaoke w/ The Travelling Wilburs

Friday, December 13

9pm - Cale Crowe

Saturday, December 14

9pm - Brian Ruddy

Sunday, December 15

4:30-8pm - Celtic Music w/ Bill Craig

Monday, December 16

7pm - Christmas sing-along w/ Don & Tom

Tuesday, December 17

7:30pm - Hits of '60s, '70s, '80s w/ Don Owen & Bruce Longman

Wednesday, December 18

8pm - Open mic

Coming Soon

Thursday, December 19
8pm - Karaoke w/ The Travelling Wilburs

Friday, December 20
9pm - Shawn Nelson

Saturday, December 21
9pm - Two For The Show

Sunday, December 22
2pm - Closed for staff Christmas party

Bancroft Eatery and Brew Pub

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

Coming Soon

Saturday, December 21
9pm - Ugly Christmas Sweater Party ft Emily Burgess and Marcus Browne

Black Horse Pub

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

Thursday, December 12

7:30-11:30pm - Rob Phillips Trio w/ Marsala Lukianchuk

Friday, December 13

5-8pm - Rick & Gailie; 8:30pm - Brother Sweet Brother

Saturday, December 14

5-8pm - Rick & Gailie; 8:30pm - Jackets

Sunday, December 15

3-6pm - Jacques Russell Trio; 6:30-9:30pm - Mark Beatty

Monday, December 16

7-11pm - Rick & Gailie's Crash & Burn

Tuesday, December 17

7-9pm - Wylie Harold

Wednesday, December 18

7-10pm - Nicholas Campbell & Friends

Coming Soon

Thursday, December 19
7:30-11:30pm - Rob Phillips Trio w/ Marsala Lukianchuk

Friday, December 20
5-8pm - Rick & Gailie; 8:30pm - Pop Machine

Saturday, December 21
5-8pm - Rick & Gailie; 8:30pm - Courtney Bowles Band

Sunday, December 22
3-6pm - Washboard Hank & The Wringers; 6:30-9:30pm - Morgan Rider

Boiling Over's Coffee Vault

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

Friday, December 13

7-9pm - Darren Bailey

Coming Soon

Friday, December 20
6-9pm - Open mic hosted by Gerald Van Halteren

Canoe & Paddle

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

Saturdays

8pm - Live music

Coming Soon

Tuesday, December 31
7:30pm - New Year's Eve Party ft. Ace & The Kid ($90 for three-course dinner, drink of choice and midnight champagne)

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)

Wednesdays

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

Coach & Horses Pub

16 York St. S., Lindsay
(705) 328-0006

Thursdays

10pm - Open Mic

Fridays

9:30pm - Karaoke Night

Wednesdays

7-11pm - Live music

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The Cow & Sow Eatery

38 Colborne St., Fenelon Falls
(705) 887-5111

Thursday, December 12

8pm - Karaoke

Coming Soon

Tuesday, December 31
6pm - New Year's Eve Party ft U Jimmy ($10)

Dominion Hotel

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

Saturday, December 14

7:30pm - Hellfire Hal and the Hot Tub Hussies

Coming Soon

Friday, December 20
4-7pm - Customer Appreciation Event w/ Jeff Moulton

Saturday, December 21
7:30pm - Albert Saxby

Dr. J's BBQ & Brews

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

Coming Soon

Saturday, December 21
1:30-5pm - PMBA Deluxe Blues Jam hosted by Bywater Call (donations welcome, all proceeds to musicians in need)

Fiddler's Green Pub & Grub

34 Lindsay St. St., Lindsay
(705) 878-8440

Saturday, December 14

9pm - U Jimmy

Coming Soon

Sunday, December 22
1-5pm - Randy Reid

Ganarascals Restaurant

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

Coming Soon

Saturday, December 21
6-8pm - Cairdeas (Saskia Tomkins, Steáfán Hannigan, and Marsala Lukianchuk) ($20, with $5 going to Sounds of the Next Generation)

Tuesday, December 31
5-9pm - New Year's Eve with Hailiah & Friends ($10)

Ganaraska Hotel

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

Saturday, December 14

2pm & 10pm - Tamin' Thunder

Sunday, December 15

2-6pm - Country Christmas ft Ginny McIllmoyle, John Noonan, Larry Adams, Stephen Francis, Darrin Johnson, Marty Hepburn, Mike and Sigrid McGiverin, & more

Coming Soon

Thursday, December 19
8pm - I'm Dreaming of a Blues Christmas ft Bad Luck Woman and Her Misfortunes ($20)

Friday, December 20
8pm - I'm Dreaming of a Blues Christmas ft Dave Mowatt and Curbside Shuffle ($20)

Saturday, December 21
2pm & 10pm - Blue Print

Sunday, December 22
3pm - I'm Dreaming of a Blues Christmas ft Emily Burgess and The Emburys ($20)

The Garnet

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

Thursday, December 12

9pm - Out By Lucy w/ guests

Friday, December 13

10:30pm - The Kents ($10 at door)

Sunday, December 15

8pm - Looking for Heather w/ guests

Monday, December 16

8pm - Joel Parkes

Tuesday, December 17

8pm - Human Music Team w/ guests

Wednesday, December 18

7-10pm - Open Stage Night hosted by Dixie Que and Ále Suárez (7-9pm open stage, 9-10pm music and art jam, sign up at 7pm)

Coming Soon

Thursday, December 19
8pm - Lotus Wight & Luke Mercier

Friday, December 20
9pm - RockBitur Metal Xmas

Saturday, December 21
9pm - Pays D'en Haut

Sunday, December 22
8pm - Mark Wood

Golden Wheel Restaurant

6725 Highway 7, Peterborough
(705) 749-6838

Saturday, December 14

8pm - Classic Collective

Gordon Best Theatre

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

Friday, December 13

9pm - Oberge w/ Peachykine ($10 at door or PWYC)

Saturday, December 14

7:30-11pm - Odd Man Rush ($10 at door, silent auction, all proceeds go to One Roof)

Coming Soon

Tuesday, December 31
9pm - The Starry Night New Year's Eve 2020 ft Death By Art School, All Girl Band, Belly Flop, Mary-Kate Edwards, Dixie Que, DJ Pete (19+, $5)

Wednesday, March 4
8pm - Royal Tusk w/ Brkn Love and Ready The Prince ($15 available in advance at www.eventbrite.ca/e/royal-tusk-brkn-love-ready-the-prince-tickets-84798078335, $20 at door)

Saturday, March 7
David James Allen

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Junction Nightclub

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

Friday, December 13

10pm - Nothing But the 90s hosted by DJ Bill Porter (no cover)

Keene Centre for the Arts

12 1st St., Keene
(519) 993-0079

Coming Soon

Tuesday, December 31
7pm - New Year's Eve Dinner Party ft folk music by Shane Eyers & Maylen (Scott M. Somerville) w/ gourmet dinner by Natalie McNeil ($10 show, $10 dinner, $10 shuttle bus, available at www.eventbrite.com/e/shane-eyers-maylen-and-friends-nye-tickets-83982524993)

Local No90

90 Mill St. N., Port Hope
(905) 269-3373

Thursday, December 12

6-8pm - Port Hope Young Professionals Holiday Social

McGillicafey's Pub & Eatery

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

Friday, December 13

8pm - Ugly Sweater Christmas Party ft Gunslingers

Coming Soon

Friday, December 20
8pm - Shawn Savoy

Friday, December 27
8pm - Eric Widzinki

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, December 12

7pm - Mulligan Tyme

Coming Soon

Thursday, December 19
7pm - Rag Wax Duo

Moody's Bar & Grill

3 Tupper St., Millbrook
(705) 932-6663

Saturday, December 14

2-5pm - Emily Burgess & The Emburys (no cover, donations for band accepted)

Next Door

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

Thursday, December 12

9pm - The Musician Next Door ft Lindsay Barr

VIDEO: "Inside Out" - Lindsay Barr

Coming Soon

Thursday, December 19
8:30-11pm - Lauryn Macfarlane w/ Jayde and Hunter Sheridan

Oasis Bar & Grill

31 King St. E., Cobourg
(905) 372-6634

Sundays

5:30pm - PHLO

Pappas Billiards

407 George St. N., Peterborough
(705) 772-9010

Thursday, December 12

7-10pm - Open mic hosted by Casey Bax

Coming Soon

Friday, December 20
10pm - Joel Parkes

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Publican House Brewery

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

Friday, December 13

7-9pm - Doug Horner

Saturday, December 14

7-9pm - House Brand

Puck' N Pint Sports Pub

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

Friday, December 13

7:30-11pm - One Hip Dog

Red Dog Tavern

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

Saturday, December 14

8pm - A Weber Brothers Christmas ($20, portion of proceeds go to Brock Mission)

Tuesday, December 17

9pm - Open mic

Coming Soon

Friday, December 20
8pm - Christmas Bash ft Tamarack and the Roy Boys ($5 with all proceeds going to Kawartha Food Share)

Thursday, February 13
10pm - Jeremie Albino ($10 in advance at www.ticketscene.ca/events/27619/)

Sideways Bar & Grill

18-22 Bridge St. W., Campbellford
(705) 947-2333

Saturday, December 14

8pm - James Higgins

The Social

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

Saturday, December 14

9pm - Lindsay Barr Band

VIDEO: "I Don't Dance" - Lindsay Barr

Southside Pizzeria

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

Coming Soon

Friday, December 20
9:3pm - Punks On Pizza presents Shockwire, Dream Sculptor, Nebraska, Hangtime (all ages, $10 or PWYC)

Sticks Sports Pub

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

Coming Soon

Tuesday, December 31
9pm - New Year's Eve ft. Maxwell McWilliams

That Little Pub (formerly Church-Key Pub)

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

Thursday, December 12

8pm - Open mic

Friday, December 13

9pm - Blindsided Blues Band

Wednesday, December 18

8pm - Whiskey Wednesday w/ Ken Tizzard

The Thirsty Goose

63 Walton St., Port Hope

Thursday, December 12

7pm - Live music (TBA)

Friday, December 13

8pm - Live music (TBA)

Saturday, December 14

8pm - Live music (TBA)

Turtle John's Pub & Restaurant

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

Coming Soon

Saturday, December 28
9:30pm - Hip Hop ft DJ Spinmart & Luck Force, Cotter & Evan The Human

The Twisted Wheel

379 Water St., Peterborough

Thursday, December 12

8-11pm - Women's Quarterly ft. Little Fire, Hardwood Cat, Hillary Dumoulin, The Watched Pots, Little Rapids, Jill Stavely. ($10 at door)

Sunday, December 15

8pm - Movie Night ft "Die Hard" (1988)

Wednesday, December 18

10pm - Twisted Karaoke w/ Cheyenne & friends

Coming Soon

Friday, December 27
9pm - Chic'n Pot Pi

The Venue

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

Coming Soon

Friday, December 20
8pm - PTBO Strong presents First Responders Christmas Party ft High Waters and Ambulance Driver ($10 in advance at www.eventbrite.ca/e/first-responders-christmas-party-tickets-81414987419)

Wednesday, January 29
7pm - Tebey - The Good Ones Tour w/ Matt Lang ($30, tickets on sale Oct 4 at www.eventbrite.ca/e/tebey-the-good-ones-tour-tickets-73886132411)

Wild Blue Yonder Pub at Elmhirst's Resort

1045 Settlers Line, Keene
(705) 295-4591

Coming Soon

Saturday, December 28
3pm - Mayhemingways

Monday, December 30
3pm - Melissa Payne

Tuesday, December 31
7pm - New Year's Eve Party ft Fred Stillman and Keene Country Band ($75 incl. dinner and entertainment)

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