nightlifeNOW – March 17 to 23

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

Canadian indie folk-rocker Tennyson King performs Saturday, March 19 at the Gordon Best in downtown Peterborough with Sarah Lewis, Kyle Chivers, and Earthen Dolls in "Coffeehouse Vibes", an evening of music, poetry, and performance hosted by Danny Taro. (Cover photo from King's latest album Good Company)
Canadian indie folk-rocker Tennyson King performs Saturday, March 19 at the Gordon Best in downtown Peterborough with Sarah Lewis, Kyle Chivers, and Earthen Dolls in "Coffeehouse Vibes", an evening of music, poetry, and performance hosted by Danny Taro. (Cover photo from King's latest album Good Company)

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, March 17 to Wednesday, March 23.

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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Amandala's

375 Water St., Peterborough
(705) 749-9090

Thursday, March 17

6:30pm - Mike Graham & Dennis Pendrith (reservations recommended)

Arthur's Pub

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

Thursday, March 17

6pm - St. Patrick's Day w/ live music (6-8pm - Bruce Longman; 8-10pm - Madman's Window)

Friday, March 18

8-10pm - Busker Brothers

Saturday, March 19

8-10pm - Matt Marcuz

Coming Soon

Thursday, March 24
8-10pm - Open mic w/ Bruce Longman

Friday, March 25
8-10pm - Jakeb Daniel

Saturday, March 26
8-10pm - Tom Evans

Beamish House Pub

27 John St., Port Hope
905-885-8702

Thursday, March 17

7-10pm - St Patrick’s Day w/ live music by Matt Marcuz

Black Horse Pub

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

Thursday, March 17

11am-2pm - Fiddling Jay; 3-6pm - Irish Millie; 7-11pm - Washboard Hank & The Shenanigans

Friday, March 18

7-10pm - Rick & Gailie

Saturday, March 19

7-10pm - Marsala Lukianchuk & Mike Graham

Sunday, March 20

7-10pm - Nicholas Campbell & Rob Foreman

Monday, March 21

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

Tuesday, March 22

7-10pm - Open stage

Wednesday, March 23

6-9pm - Irish Millie

Coming Soon

Thursday, March 24
7-10pm - Jazz Night w/ Rob Phillips

Saturday, March 26
5-8pm - Nathan Miller; 9pm - Emily Burgess & The Emburys ($10)

Sunday, March 27
4-7pm - Hillary Dumoulin

Wednesday, March 30
6-9pm - The Keith Guy Band

Burleigh Falls Inn

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

Thursday, March 17

6-9pm - Karaoke w/ host Guye Vondette

Friday, March 18

5-8pm - Live music TBA

Canoe & Paddle

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

Thursday, March 17

7-9pm - St. Patrick's Day w/ live music TBA

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Coach & Horses Pub

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

Saturday, March 19

2pm - Gramps and Bonnie

The Cow & Sow Eatery

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

Friday, March 18

8-11pm - U-Jimmy

Coming Soon

Friday, March 25
6-8pm - North Country Express

Crook & Coffer

231 Hunter St. W., Peterborough
705-876-0505

Thursday, March 17

7pm - Brennon Wasson

Saturday, March 19

7pm - Nathan Miller

Dr. J's BBQ & Brews

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

Thursday, March 17

12-7pm - Live music TBA

Saturday, March 19

SOLD OUT - 2-4pm - Peterborough Musicians Benevolent Association (PMBA) fundraiser ft Jane Archer & Friends

Ganaraska Hotel

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

Saturday, March 19

2-6pm - Benj Rowland

Gordon Best Theatre

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

Saturday, March 19

7:30pm - Coffeehouse Vibes ft Tennyson King w/ Sarah Lewis, Kyle Chivers, Earthen Dolls ($10 in advance at www.bestptbo.com/upcomingevents/coffeehouse-vibes)

VIDEO: "It's Ain't Easy" - Tennyson King

Coming Soon

Saturday, April 9
8pm - Benj Rowland Community Garden Album Release w/ J.J. Swinn And The Haymakers, Kayla Mahomed ($20 in advance at www.eventbrite.com/e/290819056627)

Saturday, April 23
6:30pm - Evangeline Gentle & Guests ($15 to $20 in advance at www.eventbrite.ca/e/280316402907)

Graz Restobar

38 Bolton St., Bobcaygeon
705-738-6343

Saturday, March 19

7:30-9:30pm - Four Lanes Wide

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Kelly's Homelike Inn

205 3rd Street, Cobourg
905-372-3234

Thursday, March 17

3pm - St. Patrick's Day w/ live music from Madman's Window

Saturday, March 19

4-8pm - The Rob Vance Project

The Locker at The Falls

9 Lindsay St., Fenelon Falls
705-887-6211

Thursday, March 17

5-7:30pm - St. Patrick's Day with live music from Ryan Burton

Mainstreet Landing Restaurant

1939 Lakehurst Road, Buckhorn
(705) 657-9094

Thursday, March 17

6-10pm - St. Patrick's Day w/ live music by Ty Wilson

Maple Moose Pub

331 George St. N., Peterborough
(705) 745-9494

Coming Soon

Saturday, April 2
8pm - Two For The Show

McGillicafey's Pub & Eatery

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

Thursday, March 17

4-6pm - Jefrey Danger; 7-10pm - Karaoke

McThirsty's Pint

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

Thursday, March 17

12pm - St. Patrick's Day ft live music (12-3pm - Mike McCurdy; 4-6pm - Phil Shaughnessy; 9pm - The Mickies)

Friday, March 18

9pm - Live music TBA

Saturday, March 19

9pm - Live music TBA

Murphy's Lockside Pub & Patio

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

Thursday, March 17

7:30pm - St. Patrick's Day w/ live music from Michael O'Grady & Jason Lynn

Friday, March 18

8pm - St. Patrick's Day "Hair of the Dog" w/ live music from Michael O'Grady & Jason Lynn

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Oasis Bar & Grill

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

Thursday, March 17

7-10pm - St. Patrick's Day w/ live music from Tom Leighton & Conrad Kipping ($5 at door)

The Only Café

216 Hunter St. W., Peterborough
705-743-7591

Thursday, March 17

8pm - St. Patrick's Day ft Melissa Payne & Benj Rowland

Pastry Peddler

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

Coming Soon

Saturday, March 26
5:30pm & 7:45pm - Irish Music Dinner Night ft Marsala & the Imports ($60 per person)

Pie Eyed Monk Brewery

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

Thursday, March 17

7-10pm - Irish music ft John Turner

The Publican House

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

Thursday, March 17

7-9pm - St. Patrick's Day Bash with live music by Phil Stephenson

Friday, March 18

7-9pm - Shai Peer

Coming Soon

Thursday, March 24
7-9pm - Ace & the Kid

Friday, March 25
7-9pm - Rob Phillips & Carling Stephen

Puck' N Pint Sports Pub

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

Thursday, March 17

2-5pm - Michelle Prins & Rod MacDonald

Coming Soon

Saturday, March 26
7-11pm - High Waters Band

Red Dog Tavern

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

Thursday, March 17

9pm - St. Patrick's Day ft Vortexans

Friday, March 18

9pm - Nicholas Campbell & The 2 Metre Cheaters w/ Diamond Dave & The Smoke Eaters ($10 at door)

Saturday, March 19

9pm - Wasting Time, Bayside Dopouts, BUSM, The Mickies ($15 at door)

Coming Soon

Friday, March 25
9:30pm - B.A. Johnson w/ and The Mickies & Thunderkok ($5 at door before 10pm, $10 after)

Saturday, March 26
8pm - Born Ruffians ($15 in advance at www.ticketscene.ca/events/39366/)

Thursday, March 31
Hola

Friday, April 1
9pm - The Kippers w/ Scram & Mellohoney ($5 in advance at www.ticketscene.ca/events/39829/)

Saturday, April 2
9pm - My Son the Hurricane w/ Crabrat ($25 in advance at www.eventbrite.ca/e/212966056207)

Saturday, April 9
9pm - The Reed Effect

Friday, April 15
9pm - Looking for Heather w/ SJ Riley & The Howlin' Gales ($10 at door)

Saturday, April 16
8pm - Deadwolff w/ Burning Bridges & No Small Affair ($15 at door)

Friday, April 22
9pm - Broken Harmony w/ The Mickies & Kippers ($10 at door)

Friday, April 29
Blood Opera

Saturday, April 30
Road Waves & Votexans

Saturday, May 14
8pm - Elliott Brood ($20 in advance at www.ticketscene.ca/events/36984/)

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

Wednesday, August 3
8pm - Five Alarm Funk, rescheduled from March 18 ($20 in advance at www.ticketscene.ca/events/36526/)

Sammy's Roadhouse n Grill

2714 Brown Line, Peterborough
(705) 876-9994

Saturday, March 19

7pm - The Radials ($8 in advance via e-transfer to or $10 at door)

Coming Soon

Saturday, April 2
7pm - Washboard Hank ($8 in advance via e-transfer to or $10 at door)

Spanky's

201 Hunter St. W., Peterborough
(705) 874-5078

Wednesday, March 23

9pm - Live & Local Table Top Tunes ft SJ Riley w/ Ben Ayotte

Coming Soon

Wednesday, March 30
9pm - Live & Local Table Top Tunes ft SJ Riley w/ Corey Merritt

The Thirsty Goose

63 Walton St., Port Hope

Thursday, March 17

3-6pm - Matt Marcuz; 7pm - Busker Brothers

Friday, March 18

7-11pm - Bruce Longman

Saturday, March 19

7-11pm - Jordan Thomas

The Venue

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

Coming Soon

Friday, April 8
7:30pm - Tribute to Elton John & Ed Sheeran ($40 in advance at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/224141251517)

Saturday, April 9
8pm - Bon Jovi Forever w/ Ian-K ($10 in advance at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/269851803007)

Saturday, May 14
8pm - Destroyer (Kiss tribute band) w/ Gunslingers ($10 in advance at www.eventbrite.ca/e/271117037357)