nightlifeNOW – July 28 to August 3

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

High-energy Vancouver funk band Five Alarm Funk, who last performed in Peterborough in July 2019 at Peterborough Musicfest, are performing at the Red Dog in downtown Peterborough on Wednesday, August 3, in a show rescheduled from March due to the pandemic. (Photo: Brendan Meadows Photography)
High-energy Vancouver funk band Five Alarm Funk, who last performed in Peterborough in July 2019 at Peterborough Musicfest, are performing at the Red Dog in downtown Peterborough on Wednesday, August 3, in a show rescheduled from March due to the pandemic. (Photo: Brendan Meadows 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, July 28 to Wednesday, August 3.

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

Thursday, July 28

8-10pm - Open mic w/ Bruce Longman

Friday, July 29

8-10pm - Davey Boy

Saturday, July 30

8-10pm - Bruce Longman

Bancroft Eatery and Brew Pub

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

Friday, July 29

6-9 pm - David Byrski & Brad Purchase

Black Horse Pub

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

Thursday, July 28

7-10pm - Jazz Night

Friday, July 29

3-6pm - James Higgins; 9pm - Peter and The Wolves

Saturday, July 30

5-8pm - Bridgenorth Boys; 9pm - 3/4 House Brand

Sunday, July 31

4-7pm - Hillary Dumoulin

Monday, August 1

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

Tuesday, August 2

7-10pm - Open stage

Wednesday, August 3

6-9pm - Northern Creatures

Coming Soon

Friday, August 5
5-8pm -Raphael Nawaz & Ben Ayotte; 9pm - The Griddle Pickers

Saturday, August 6
5-8pm - Po'Boy Jeffreys and Calamity Jane; 9pm - The Fog

Sunday, August 7
4-7pm - Mike MacCurdy

Wednesday, August 10
6-9pm - Noah Abrahamse & Harry Edwards

Burleigh Falls Inn

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

Friday, July 29

5-8pm - Jake Dudas

Saturday, July 30

6:30-9:30pm- Karaoke hosted by Guye Vondette

Sunday, July 31

5-8pm - James Higgins

Monday, August 1

12-3pm - Mike Graham

The Cow & Sow Eatery

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

Friday, July 29

6-9pm - Jesse Byers

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Crook & Coffer

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

Thursday, July 28

8pm - Samara Johnson

Saturday, July 30

7:30pm - Live music TBA

Daisy's Dockside Patio at Bonnie View Inn

2713 Kashagawigamog Lake Rd., Haliburton
800-461-0347

Wednesday, August 3

5:30-8:30pm - Nick Russell & Jeff Knights

Coming Soon

Wednesday, August 10
5:30-8:30pm - Shawn Steinhart

Dominion Hotel

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

Saturday, July 30

7:30pm - Bill Black

Tuesday, August 2

5pm - Tiki Tuesday w/ Bill Nadeau and his Digital Backup Band ($10)

Wednesday, August 3

7pm - Eric Casper

Coming Soon

Friday, August 5
8-10pm - Open Mic with John Dawson

Saturday, August 6
7:30pm - Gord Kidd and Friends

Tuesday, August 9
5pm - Tiki Tuesday w/ Gary and the Rough Ideas ($10)

Dr. J's BBQ & Brews

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

Coming Soon

Saturday, August 20
2-4pm - Peterborough Musicians Benevolent Association presents House Brand ($10 at door or in advance by e-transfer to )

Ganaraska Hotel

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

Saturday, July 30

2-6pm - Live music TBA

Gordon Best Theatre

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

Coming Soon

Sunday, August 7
7:30pm - Flamenco Vivo! music and dance ($25 in advance at www.bestptbo.com/upcomingevents/flamenco-vivo)

Saturday, August 27
8pm - Dee's Fresh Air Fantasy Album Release Party ($15 in advance at www.bestptbo.com/upcomingevents/dee-fresh-air-fantasy-album-release-party)

Thursday, September 1
8:30pm - The Everything Bagel ($10 at the door or PWYC or in advance at www.bestptbo.com/upcomingevents/the-everything-bagel)

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The Granite

45 Bridge St. W., Bancroft
613-332-1500

Saturday, July 30

5-8pm - Eduardo

Haliburton Highlands Brewing

1067 Garden Gate Dr., Haliburton
705-754-2739

Friday, July 29

7-9pm - The Emburys

Saturday, July 30

7-9pm - Carl Dixon

Sunday, July 31

2-4pm - Laura Keating

Coming Soon

Friday, August 5
7-9pm - Ragged Company

Saturday, August 6
7-9pm - Dudes of York

Sunday, August 7
2-4pm - Jeff Moulton

Huck's Bar and Lakeside Restaurant

17 Fire Route 82B, Buckhorn
705- 931-4455

Friday, July 29

5-8pm - Brandon Agnew

Saturday, July 30

5-8pm - Irish Millie

Jethro's Bar + Stage

137 Hunter St. W., Peterborough

Thursday, July 28

6-8pm - Thermos Thomas; 9pm - The Union

Friday, July 29

5-7pm - Dayna and Miranda; 7-9pm -Peter Graham Band; 9pm - Ace of Wands w/ guest SJ Riley

Saturday, July 30

6-8pm - Brandon Agnew; 9pm - Brandon Humphrey, Hilary Dumoulin, Kayla Howran

Wednesday, August 3

6-8pm - Burton, Glasspool, Davis; 9pm - Undercover Wednesdays w/ Matt Holtby

The Lunchbox - Takeout Restaurant

8965 Highway 45, Roseneath
249-487-0024

Saturday, July 30

12-4pm - Joe McCauley

Coming Soon

Saturday, August 6
12-4pm - Tami J Wilde

Mainstreet Landing Restaurant

1939 Lakehurst Road, Buckhorn
(705) 657-9094

Thursday, July 28

8-10pm - Ty Wilson

Friday, July 29

8pm - Karaoke

Saturday, July 30

8pm - Owen Wright

Sunday, July 31

8pm - Karaoke

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Memories Tea Room and Bakery

33057 Highway 62, Maynooth
613-412-9700

Sunday, July 31

2-4pm - Music on the Lawn (weather permitting, bring your own lawn chair)

Oasis Bar & Grill

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

Sunday, July 31

6-9pm - PHLO

The Publican House

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

Thursday, July 28

7-9pm - JJ Thompson

Friday, July 29

7-9pm - The Boogie Time Ramblers

Coming Soon

Thursday, August 4
7-9pm - Chris Collins

Friday, August 5
7-9pm - Sean Patrick and Jessica Martin

Red Dog Tavern

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

Thursday, July 28

9pm - NERiMA, Roach, Rikashay, BUSM

Saturday, July 30

8pm - Those Dam Beavers

Wednesday, August 3

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

VIDEO: "Big Smoke" - Five Alarm Funk

Coming Soon

Friday, August 5
10pm - Stone Temple 90s

Saturday, August 13
9pm - The Maximum Chill, Propter Hawk, Burning Bridges ($10 at door)

Friday, September 9
9pm - Anvil w/ Big Motor Gasoline ($25 in advance at www.ticketscene.ca/events/41148/)

Friday, September 23
8pm - Elliott Brood ($20 in advance at www.ticketscene.ca/events/36984/)

Riverside Inn & Gazebo

150 George St, Peterborough
705-740-6564

Thursday, July 28

6-10pm - Donny Wood Band

Friday, July 29

6-10pm - :Live music TBA

Sunday, July 31

1-4pm - Gunslingers

Scenery Drive Restaurant

6193 County Road 45, Baltimore
905-349-2217

Saturday, July 30

5pm - Rachael Albright

Silver Bean Cafe (unlicensed)

130 King St. (Millennium Park), Peterborough
705-749-0535

Coming Soon

Sunday, August 7
12-2pm - The Wild Cards

Sunday, August 14
12-2pm - Taylor Abrahamse

That Little Pub

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

Thursday, July 28

8pm - Karoake

Wednesday, August 3

7-10pm - Live music TBA

The Thirsty Goose

63 Walton St., Port Hope

Friday, July 29

8pm-12am - Tyler Cochrane

Saturday, July 30

2-5pm - Matt Marcuz; 8pm-12am -Brian Bracken

The Venue

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

Coming Soon

Friday, September 16 (rescheduled from May 12)
7pm - Bif Naked ($35 in advance at www.eventbrite.ca/e/310846118107)

Thursday, September 29
7pm - Tebey ($$25 in advance at www.ticketweb.ca/event/tebey-w-five-roses-the-venue-tickets/12336075.)

Wild Blue Yonder Pub at Elmhirst's Resort

1045 Settlers Line, Keene
(705) 295-4591

Tuesday, August 2

6:30pm - Tuned Up Tuesdays - Melissa Payne

Coming Soon

Tuesday, August 9
6:30pm - Fewings and Fewings