nightlifeNOW – December 19 to 25

Live music listings at pubs and clubs in Peterborough and The Kawarthas for the week of Thursday, December 19 to Wednesday, December 25

Toronto-based 2020 Maple Blues Awards nominees Bywater Call, who released their self-titled debut in November, are hosting the Peterborough Musicians Benevolent Association's Deluxe Blues Jam on Saturday, December 21st at Dr. J's BBQ & Brews in downtown Peterborough. (Publicity photo)
Toronto-based 2020 Maple Blues Awards nominees Bywater Call, who released their self-titled debut in November, are hosting the Peterborough Musicians Benevolent Association's Deluxe Blues Jam on Saturday, December 21st at Dr. J's BBQ & Brews in downtown Peterborough. (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, December 19 to Wednesday, December 25.

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 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

Monday, December 23

7pm - Local Talent Night ft Nathan & Amy

Tuesday, December 24

7-9pm - Christmas Eve w/ Bruce Longman

Coming Soon

Thursday, December 26
8pm - Karaoke w/ The Travelling Wilburs

Friday, December 27
9pm - Downbeat

Saturday, December 28
9pm - Courtney Bowles

Sunday, December 29
4:30-8pm - Celtic Music w/ Tom & Ric

Tuesday, December 31
8pm - New Year's Eve w/ The Fiddleheads ($20 cover after 9pm)

Bancroft Eatery and Brew Pub

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

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 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

Monday, December 23

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

Tuesday, December 24

7-9pm - Terry Finn & 4 Front

Coming Soon

Friday, December 27
5-8pm - Rick & Gailie; 8:30pm - Christine Atrill

Saturday, December 28
5-8pm - Rick & Gailie; 8:30pm - 4 Lanes Wide

Sunday, December 29
3-6pm - Cindy & Scott; 6:30-9:30pm - Keith Whiteduck

Boiling Over's Coffee Vault

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

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)

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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

The Cow & Sow Eatery

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

Coming Soon

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

Dominion Hotel

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

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

Saturday, December 21

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

VIDEO: "Arizona" - Bywater Call

Fiddler's Green Pub & Grub

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

Sunday, December 22

1-5pm - Randy Reid

Coming Soon

Saturday, December 28
9pm - Side Street

Ganarascals Restaurant

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

Saturday, December 21

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

Coming Soon

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

Ganaraska Hotel

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

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 - Blueprint

Sunday, December 22

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

Coming Soon

Saturday, December 28
2pm & 10pm - Big Bang

The Garnet

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

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

Tuesday, December 24

Closed

Wednesday, December 25

Closed

Coming Soon

Friday, December 27
9pm - Rys Climenhage and Friends

Sunday, December 29
8pm - The Songwriter Cycle ft. Husky Jeans, Sarah Tohnin, and Maylen ($5 or PWYC)

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Gordon Best Theatre

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

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

Saturday, March 21
7-10pm - Texas King w/ The Jailbirds, The New Blue, Fiasco ($15 in advance at www.eventbrite.ca/e/texas-king-the-jailbirds-the-new-blue-fiasco-tickets-86408011689)

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)

Thursday, January 9
1-4pm - Open stage hosted by Sharon Marie Doughty w/ backup band Nepthton Ridgerunner

Friday, January 10
7pm - Funhouse open stage/open mic/jam

Saturday, January 11
7pm - Stockdale Central ($10 in advance at www.eventbrite.com/e/stockdale-central-tickets-86848737913)

Local No90

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

Thursday, December 19

6pm - Dan O’Farrell

McGillicafey's Pub & Eatery

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

Friday, December 20

8pm - Shawn Savoy

Coming Soon

Friday, December 27
8pm - Eric Widzinki

Tuesday, December 31
8pm - New Year's Eve w/ Cindy & Scott ($10 in advance, $15 at door)

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 19

7pm - Rag Wax Duo

Coming Soon

Thursday, January 9
7pm - Two Strangers

Next Door

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

Thursday, December 19

8:30-11pm - Lauryn Macfarlane w/ Jayde and Hunter Sheridan

Coming Soon

Tuesday, December 31
8pm - Roaring 2020 New Year's Eve Speakeasy Party ft burlesque by Adelyn Vain, Bellamie Beastly, Cara De Melo, Midnite Wolverine, Viola Volta, and Kitten: Muffin Topp (Marj Wingrove) w/ music by Keith Danger Whiteduck and Lance Isaacs (%65, includes hors d'oeuvres and sweet treats from Revelstoke Cafe and champagne toast at midnight)

Oasis Bar & Grill

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

Sundays

5:30pm - PHLO

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Pappas Billiards

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

Thursday, December 19

7-10pm - Open mic hosted by Casey Bax

Friday, December 20

10pm - Joel Parkes

Publican House Brewery

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

Friday, December 20

7-9pm - Darren Bailey

Saturday, December 21

7-9pm - Doug Horner

Coming Soon

Friday, December 27
7-9pm - Shai Peer

Saturday, December 28
7-9pm - Mike Graham

Tuesday, December 31
8pm - New Year's Eve ft. Doug Horner

Puck' N Pint Sports Pub

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

Thursday, December 19

7pm - Custmer Appreciation Holiday Party ft. Bobby Brioux and friends

Friday, December 20

8pm - Andy McDonald

Saturday, December 21

8pm - High Waters Band

Coming Soon

Tuesday, December 31
8pm - New Year's Eve ft. High Waters Band

Red Dog Tavern

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

Friday, December 20

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

Coming Soon

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

Southside Pizzeria

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

Friday, December 20

9:3pm - Punks On Pizza presents Shockwire, Dream Sculptor, Nebraska, Hangtime, Kevin Rj Brown (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 19

8pm - Open mic

The Thirsty Goose

63 Walton St., Port Hope

Thursday, December 19

7pm - Live music (TBA)

Friday, December 20

8pm - Live music (TBA)

Saturday, December 21

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 19

8:30-11:30pm - Stories: A Musical Showcase Pt. II ft Cassidy Jane, Merit, and The Muddy Hack ($10 or PWYC)

Friday, December 20

8-11pm - Express & Company (Melissa Payne and Dylan Ireland) w/ Uncle Karl (no cover)

Sunday, December 22

9pm - BA Johnston w/ Shady Men on a Shitty Planet ($10 or $6 w/ food bank donation)

Coming Soon

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

The Venue

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

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)

Coming Soon

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)

Tuesday, March 24
7-10pm - Matthew Good w/ Ria Mae ($39.50 in advance at www.eventbrite.ca/e/84749388703)

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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