nightlifeNOW – February 20 to 26

Live music listings at pubs and clubs in Peterborough and The Kawarthas for the week of Thursday, February 20 to Wednesday, February 26

Lindsay's indie alt-rockers Heaps (formerly The Kents), who recently released the first single "Softly" off their upcoming debut album 'What is Heaps', are performing at The Red Dog on Saturday, February 22nd along with Basement Revolver and Pleasure Craft. (Photo: Maya Fuhr Photography)
Lindsay's indie alt-rockers Heaps (formerly The Kents), who recently released the first single "Softly" off their upcoming debut album 'What is Heaps', are performing at The Red Dog on Saturday, February 22nd along with Basement Revolver and Pleasure Craft. (Photo: Maya Fuhr Photography)

Every Thursday, we publish live music events at pubs, clubs, and restaurants 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, February 20 to Wednesday, February 26.

If you’re a pub, club, or restaurant owner and want to be included in our weekly listings, please email our nightlifeNOW editor at nightlife@kawarthanow.com. For concerts and live music events at other venues, check out our Concerts & Live Music page.

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Arthur's Pub

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

Thursday, February 20

8pm - Karaoke w/ The Travelling Wilburs

Friday, February 21

9pm - James Higgins

Saturday, February 22

9pm - Greg Downey DC Guitarman Celebration

Sunday, February 23

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

Monday, February 24

7pm - Jazz and blues w/ Rob Phillips

Tuesday, February 25

7pm - 60s, 70s, 80s music w/ Don & Bruce

Wednesday, February 26

8pm - Open mic

Coming Soon

Thursday, February 27
8pm - Karaoke w/ The Travelling Wilburs

Friday, February 28
9pm - Exposure Exposure

Saturday, February 29
9pm - Exposure Exposure

Black Horse Pub

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

Thursday, February 20

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

Friday, February 21

5-8pm - Rick & Gailie; 9pm - Emily Burgess & The Emburys

Saturday, February 22

5-8pm - Rick & Gailie; 9pm - Rye Street

Sunday, February 23

3-6pm - Pays d'en Haut; 6:30-9:30pm - Lance Isaacs

Monday, February 24

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

Tuesday, February 25

7-11pm - Open Mic w/ Cameron Fraser

Wednesday, February 26

7-10pm - Morgan Rider

Coming Soon

Thursday, February 27
7:30-11:30pm - The Rob Phillips Trio w/ Carling Stephen

Friday, February 28
5-8pm - Rick & Gailie; 9pm - Midnight Shift

Saturday, February 29
5-8pm - Rick & Gailie; 9pm - Pop Machine

Sunday, March 1
3-6pm - Bluegrass Menagerie; 6:30-9:30pm - Bailey Jordan Neil

Boiling Over's Coffee Vault

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

Friday, February 21

6-9pm - Open mic

Coming Soon

Friday, February 28
7-9pm - The Kawartha Lakers

The Brickhouse Grill & Bar

123 Simcoe St., Peterborough
705-874-7474

Friday, February 21

4:30-9pm - Johnny "Goody" Goodchild

Canoe & Paddle

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

Saturdays

8pm - Live music

Castle John's Pub & Restaurant

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

Saturday, February 22

9pm - High Waters Band

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

Coming Soon

Saturday, February 29
2-6pm - Leap Year Party ft Pinky Brown

Dominion Hotel

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

Saturday, February 22

7-10pm - Jim Love and friends

Coming Soon

Saturday, February 29
7-10pm - Highlands Trio

Fenelon Falls Brewing Co.

4 May St., Fenelon Falls
(705) 215-9898

Friday, February 21

7-10pm - Open Mic Night hosted by Andrew Bain (first come basis, sign-up starts at 6pm, each musician has up to 3 songs and 15 minutes in total, all skill levels welcome)

Sunday, February 23

2pm - Music Bingo

Coming Soon

Saturday, February 29
12-8pm - Leap Year Party ft live music, special menu, tournament games, prizes and more...

Fiddler's Green Pub & Grub

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

Coming Soon

Saturday, February 29
9pm - Gravy (no cover)

Ganarascals Restaurant

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

Coming Soon

Thursday, March 5
7-10pm - Hulagoons ($20)

Ganaraska Hotel

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

Saturday, February 22

2pm & 10pm - The Spirits

Wednesday, February 26

7pm - Open mic

Coming Soon

Saturday, February 29
2pm & 10pm - Bone Yard

The Garnet

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

Friday, February 21

5-7pm - Forselli Friday w/ Chester Babcock; 8pm - Geoff Berner ($20 in advance at www.eventbrite.ca/e/geoff-berner-live-at-the-garnet-feb-21-2020-peterborough-tickets-85591641905)

Monday, February 24

8pm - Tim Holehouse, Dave Rocket, Lee Resistance, Chris Walton

Tuesday, February 25

7-10pm - Open stage w/ Ale Suarez

Coming Soon

Friday, February 28
5-7pm - Forselli Friday w/ McDonnel Street Gospel Quartet; 8pm - Doogie & Dun (ft. members of The Ceedees and Whiskey Jack)

Saturday, February 29
9pm - FIRSTBØRNSØN w/ Rhude, James Higgins

Golden Wheel Restaurant

6725 Highway 7, Peterborough
(705) 749-6838

Coming Soon

Saturday, March 14
8pm - St. Patrick's Day dinner and dance ft Rye Street ($25, includes dinner buffet at 7pm)

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Gordon Best Theatre

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

Friday, February 21

8pm - Forest Gumption, MC Shiro, Thelonious, Beepax ($5 in advance at www.eventbrite.com/e/quiet-confidance-apparel-x-forest-gumption-lofi-til-i-die-release-party-tickets-93939522641, $10 at door)

Coming Soon

Friday, February 28
9pm - Black History Blowout ft Beth Bekele, Don Soul, Mongiwa Khumalo, Boho Fab, JONCRO, Dixie Que, DJ Cornbread and DJ Honey Ham ($10 at www.bestptbo.com/upcomingevents/bhmshowcase)

Saturday, February 29
8pm - Peterborough Folk Festival presents Michael C Duguay, Oberge, Sing Leaf ($12 in advance at The Only, $15 at door)

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
8pm - David James Allen, Nick Prosychyn & The Bad Milk, Little Rapids ($10 or PWYC)

Saturday, March 14
8pm - St. Patrick's Party w/ Chris Molyneaux Jazz Trio ($10 in advance at www.bestptbo.com/upcomingevents/cmjt, $15 at door)

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)

Saturday, March 28
8pm - Cancer Bats and the Anti-Queens w/ D Boy, Cross Dog, Marion Cinder (SOLD OUT)

The Grand Experience

177 Kent St. W., Lindsay
(705) 324-9444

Coming Soon

Saturday, March 14
7pm - St. Paddy's Jam ft Sean Jamieson and Ryan Burton, Joe Dehaan, Vanessa Houthuys, The Dad Bods (Ryan Mcintyre, Glenn Danger, Riley Paxton, Adam Airhart), and Steve and Adam Airhart

Keene Centre for the Arts

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

Thursday, February 20

1-4pm - Open stage hosted by Sharon Marie Doughty ($5)

Friday, February 21

7pm - The Lohrwoods ($15 in advance at www.eventbrite.com/e/the-lohrwoods-tickets-94073619729); 10pm - Funhouse Friday (open stage coffeehouse/jam)

Saturday, February 22

7pm - Nephton Ridgerunners ($10 in advance at www.eventbrite.com/e/nephton-ridgerunners-tickets-87066567447)

Coming Soon

Thursday, February 27
1-4pm - Open stage hosted by Sharon Marie Doughty ($5)

Friday, February 28
7pm - Still Picking Country Band ($10, in advance at www.eventbrite.com/e/still-picking-band-tickets-94077049989)

McGillicafey's Pub & Eatery

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

Friday, February 21

8pm - Stephen Francis & Keith Robertson

Coming Soon

Friday, February 28
8pm - Cellar Door

Saturday, February 29
8pm - The Spirits

Mckecks Tap & Grill

207 Highland St., Haliburton
(705) 457-3443

Coming Soon

Friday, February 28
7pm - Beat the Blues ft The Swingin' BlackJacks (no cover, call for reservations)

McThirsty's Pint

166 Charlotte St., Peterborough
(705) 743-2220

Thursdays

9pm - Live music

Fridays

9:30pm - Live music

Saturdays

10pm - Live music

Sundays

9pm - Open mic

Tuesdays

9pm - Live music

Wednesdays

9pm - Live music

The Mill Restaurant and Pub

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

Thursday, February 20

7pm - Andy Earl

Coming Soon

Thursday, February 27
7pm - Lotus White

Moody's Bar & Grill

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

Coming Soon

Saturday, February 29
2-5pm - Michael C. Duguay

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Next Door

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

Coming Soon

Thursday, February 27
9pm - Emily Burgess and Marcus Browne

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

Friday, February 21

10pm - Joel Parkes

Pastry Peddler

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

Coming Soon

Friday, February 28
5:30pm & 7:45pm - Ladies of Jazz Dinner Series ft Lenni Stewart performing music of Ella Fitzgerald w/ Michael Monis on guitar and Howard Baer on bass ($50 per person)

Pie Eyed Monk Brewery

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

Sunday, February 23

4-8pm - Live Music Sundays ft Rick Fines hosted by Monk House Band (no cover)

Coming Soon

Sunday, March 1
4-8pm - Live Music Sundays ft Lance Anderson hosted by Monk House Band (no cover)

The Publican House

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

Friday, February 21

7-9pm - Shai Peer

Saturday, February 22

7-9pm - Cindy & Scott

Puck' N Pint Sports Pub

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

Friday, February 21

7:30pm - On Hip Dog

Red Dog Tavern

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

Thursday, February 20

8pm - Prada West w/ Stax and Dirty Doc ($20)

Friday, February 21

9pm - Johnson's Creek

Saturday, February 22

9pm - Heaps (formerly The Kents), Basement Revolver, Pleasure Craft ($10 at door)

AUDIO: "Softly" - Heaps

Tuesday, February 25

9pm - Open mic

Coming Soon

Friday, February 28
10pm - Birds of Bellwoods ($10 in advance at www.ticketscene.ca/events/28149/)

Saturday, February 29
Dub Trinity

Saturday, March 14
10pm - Bonds of Mara ($20 in advance at www.ticketscene.ca/events/28147/)

Saturday, March 28
10pm - My Son the Hurricane ($20 in advance at www.ticketscene.ca/events/28051/)

Serendipitous Old Stuff Lounge

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

Coming Soon

Saturday, March 14
6-9pm - Cheryl Casselman and Allan Fehrenbach

Sideways Bar & Grill

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

Saturday, February 22

8pm - Rod Rokk

The Social

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

Friday, February 21

10pm - Live music (TBA)

Wednesday, February 26

9pm - Live music (TBA)

That Little Pub (formerly Church-Key Pub)

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

Tuesday, February 25

8pm - Open mic

Wednesday, February 26

8pm - Whiskey Wednesday w/ Ken Tizzard

The Thirsty Goose

63 Walton St., Port Hope

Thursday, February 20

7pm - Live music (TBA)

Friday, February 21

7pm - Live music (TBA)

Saturday, February 22

7pm - Live music (TBA)

The Twisted Wheel

379 Water St., Peterborough

Thursday, February 20

8:30pm - Ersatz, Mary-Kate Edwards, ELMS ($10 at door or PWYC)

Sunday, February 23

9pm - Pain Chain, Goth Girl, Victuals, Olias, Noise Workers of Ptbo ($10-15 or PWYC)

Monday, February 24

9pm - Open mic hosted by Trevor James (sign-up at 8:30pm)

Wednesday, February 26

10pm - Twisted Karaoke

Coming Soon

Friday, February 28
8pm - The Hype hosted by Billy Marks ft. P Doc, Whiteboy Scummy, DBDroh, B. Moss, Mvckro ($15 at w/ $5 to Canadian Red Cross in support of Australian bush fire victims)

Saturday, February 29
8pm - Tripsonix and Haus Of Dope

The Venue

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

Thursday, February 20

7pm - PUP ($25 in advance at www.eventbrite.ca/e/pup-tickets-74847477821)

Coming Soon

Saturday, February 29
8pm - PTBOStrong and Waste Connections Canada present Destroyer (KISS tribute) w/ Baz Little Rock Band ($15 at door, $10 students)

Saturday, March 7
7-11pm - Peterborough Folk Festival presents A Tribe Called Red ($34.50 at www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/peterborough-folk-festival/events/atribecalledredmarch7thpeterborough//)

Friday, March 13
7-11pm - Peterborough Folk Festival presents Bedouin Soundclash ($23 at www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/peterborough-folk-festival/events/bedouin-soundclash-friday-march-13th-presented-by-peterborough-folk-fest/)

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

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