nightlifeNOW – December 2 to 8

Featuring live music listings at pubs and restaurants in Peterborough and the greater Kawarthas region

After more than 600 days, live music returns to the Gordon Best in downtown Peterborough on Friday, December 3 with punk rockers Cross Dog performing in a show with Garbageface and Shahrazi. (Photo: Bryan Reid Photography)
After more than 600 days, live music returns to the Gordon Best in downtown Peterborough on Friday, December 3 with punk rockers Cross Dog performing in a show with Garbageface and Shahrazi. (Photo: Bryan Reid Photography)

Every Thursday, we publish live music events at pubs and restaurants in Peterborough and the greater Kawarthas region 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 2 to Wednesday, December 8.

If you’re a pub 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

Friday, December 3

8-10pm - Chris Devlin

Saturday, December 4

8-10pm - Live music TBA

Black Horse Pub

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

Thursday, December 2

7-10pm - Rob Phillips ft Marsala Lukianchuk

Friday, December 3

7-10pm - Rick & Gailie

Saturday, December 4

7-10pm - Jessica Sevier

Sunday, December 5

4-7pm - Ky Anto

Monday, December 6

6-9pm - Rick & Gailie's Crash & Burn

Tuesday, December 7

7-10pm - Open stage

Wednesday, December 8

6-9pm - Isaak Bonk

Coming Soon

Saturday, December 11
7-10pm - One Roof Fundraiser featuring Odd Man Rush

Sunday, December 12
4-7pm - Bluegrass Menagerie

Wednesday, December 15
6-9pm - Irish Millie

BrickHouse Craft Burger Grill

123 Simcoe St., Peterborough
705-874-7474

Thursday, December 2

6:30pm - John Goodchild & Chad Spencer

Friday, December 3

7:30pm - Karaoke party

Coming Soon

Thursday, December 9
6:30pm - Amanda J. Thomas

Saturday, December 11
8pm - Amanda J. Thomas

Burleigh Falls Inn

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

Coming Soon

Friday, December 31
6-10pm - New Year's Eve Dinner w/ music by Mike Graham & friends ($65 per person at https://burleighfallsinn.com)

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Castle John's Pub & Restaurant

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

Saturday, December 4

8pm - High Waters Band

Coach & Horses Pub

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

Thursday, December 2

8:30pm - Open Jam Night

Friday, December 3

9pm - Karaoke

Saturday, December 4

9pm - Karaoke

The Cow & Sow Eatery

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

Friday, December 3

6-9pm - Jesse Byers

Dr. J's BBQ & Brews

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

Coming Soon

Saturday, December 18
SOLD OUT - 2-4pm - Peterborough Musicians Benevolent Association hosted by The Fabulous Tonemasters ft Bridget Foley ($100 for table of 4, $150 for table of 6, $25 for bar seat, by etransfer to )

Ganaraska Hotel

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

Saturday, December 4

2-6pm - Bruce Longman

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The Garnet

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

Coming Soon

Thursday, December 30
Death by Art School

Gordon Best Theatre

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

Friday, December 3

9pm - Cross Dog, Garbageface, Shahrazi ($10 or PWYC in advance at www.eventbrite.ca/e/221603069747 or at the door)

VIDEO: "Good Lord" - Cross Dog

Graz Restobar

38 Bolton St., Bobcaygeon
705-738-6343

Coming Soon

Saturday, December 11
7:30-9:30pm - Four Lanes Wide

Kelly's Homelike Inn

205 3rd Street, Cobourg
905-372-3234

Saturday, December 4

4-8pm - Tonemasters

Coming Soon

Saturday, December 11
4-8pm - Little Lake

McGillicafey's Pub & Eatery

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

Thursday, December 2

7-11pm - Karaoke with Jefrey Danger

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McThirsty's Pint

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

Thursday, December 2

9pm - Live music TBA

Friday, December 3

9pm - Live music TBA

Saturday, December 4

9pm - Live music TBA

Sunday, December 5

7-11pm - Open mic

Red Dog Tavern

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

Thursday, December 2

Rippers

Friday, December 3

8pm - The Vortexans

Saturday, December 4

8:30pm - HotKid and Mad Ones ($10 in advance at www.eventbrite.ca/e/182021209337/)

Coming Soon

Thursday, December 9
Adam Tario

Friday, December 10
Acoustic Showcase

Saturday, December 11
8pm - The Reed Effect w/ Burning Bridges, Skinwalkers ($10 in advance at www.eventbrite.ca/e/220327765277)

Friday, December 17
9pm - Ferraro w/ Nothing Special & River Jensen ($15 in advance at www.eventbrite.com/e/210077586717, $20 at door)

Thursday, January 20
7-10pm - Texas King w/ Motherfolk and Loviet ($15 in advance at www.eventbrite.com/e/186063178977?)

Saturday, February 19
8pm - Elliott Brood ($20 in advance at www.ticketscene.ca/events/36984/)

Friday, March 18
8pm - Five Alarm Funk ($20 in advance at www.ticketscene.ca/events/36526/)

Thursday, May 26
8pm - Shad ($15 in advance at www.ticketscene.ca/events/38891/)

Sammy's Roadhouse n Grill

2714 Brown Line, Peterborough
(705) 876-9994

Friday, December 3

7-10pm - Brian Tisdale

Saturday, December 4

7-10pm - Acoustically Hip

Sideways Bar & Grill

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

Tuesday, December 7

7:30-10:30pm - Karaoke

Spanky's Next Door

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

Friday, December 3

9pm - SJ Riley ($10 at door)

Sticks Sports Pub

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

Friday, December 3

6-9pm - Cheryl Casselman

The Thirsty Goose

63 Walton St., Port Hope

Thursday, December 2

7pm - Open mic hosted by Harry Hannah

Friday, December 3

8pm-12am - Bruce Longman

Saturday, December 4

Closed at 5pm for private event

Turtle John's Pub & Restaurant

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

Friday, December 3

9pm - Karaoke

The Venue

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

Coming Soon

Friday, December 31
9pm - 80s New Years Concert 2021 featuring Misfits in Action ($30 in advance at www.eventbrite.ca/e/201380102307)

Friday, January 14
8pm - Hell N Back AC/DC tribute ($15 in advance at www.eventbrite.ca/e/218147483997)