nightlifeNOW – August 18 to 24

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

After working for years as a composer, multi-instrumentalist, and performer with some of the world's most celebrated circus companies, Montreal's Hallarsen (Ben Nesralla) is returning to his folk singer-songwriter roots steeped in the traditions of old-time, bluegrass, and country music. Hallarsen is performing at the Black Horse in downtown Peterborough on Wednesday, August 24. (Promotional photo)
After working for years as a composer, multi-instrumentalist, and performer with some of the world's most celebrated circus companies, Montreal's Hallarsen (Ben Nesralla) is returning to his folk singer-songwriter roots steeped in the traditions of old-time, bluegrass, and country music. Hallarsen is performing at the Black Horse in downtown Peterborough on Wednesday, August 24. (Promotional photo)

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, August 18 to Wednesday, August 24.

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, August 18

8-10pm - Open mic w/ Bruce Longman

Friday, August 19

8-10pm - Chris Devlin

Saturday, August 20

8-10pm - Matt Marcuz

Coming Soon

Friday, August 26
8-10pm - Ellen Torre

Saturday, August 27
8-10pm - Brian Ferris

Beamish House Pub

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

Sunday, August 21

4-7pm - Rachel Jeans & Ayden Jacobs

Black Horse Pub

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

Thursday, August 18

7-10pm - Jazz Night

Friday, August 19

5-8pm - Cheryl Casselman; 9pm - Between The Static

Saturday, August 20

5-8pm - Meredith Moon; 9pm - High Waters Band

Sunday, August 21

4-7pm - Washboard Hank & Mountain Muriel

Monday, August 22

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

Tuesday, August 23

7-10pm - Open stage

Wednesday, August 24

6-9pm - Hallarsen (Ben Nesrallah)

VIDEO: "Covid Blues" - Hallarsen (Ben Nesrallah)

Coming Soon

Friday, August 26
5-8pm - Samara Johnson; 9pm - Tyler Cochrane

Saturday, August 27
5-8pm - Dylan Ireland; 9pm - Propter Hawk

Sunday, August 28
4-7pm - The Salty Lemon String Band

Wednesday, August 31
6-9pm - Mike MacCurdy

Coach & Horses Pub

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

Tuesday, August 23

7:30-10:30pm - Jay Ezs

The Cow & Sow Eatery

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

Friday, August 19

8-11pm - Hitcher

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Crook & Coffer

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

Thursday, August 18

8pm - Marsala Lukianchuk & Mike Graham

Saturday, August 20

7:30pm - Joan Lamore & Joslynn Burford

Daisy's Dockside Patio at Bonnie View Inn

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

Wednesday, August 24

5:30-8:30pm - Nick & Benton

Coming Soon

Wednesday, August 31
5:30-8:30pm - Gary & The Rough Ideas

Dominion Hotel

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

Friday, August 19

8-10pm - Open Mic with John Dawson

Saturday, August 20

7:30-10pm - Albert Saxby, Noah Zacharin, Steve Payne

Tuesday, August 23

5pm - Tiki Tuesday w/ Jeff Moulton ($10))

Coming Soon

Saturday, August 27
7:30-9:30pm - Charlie Davis Band

Tuesday, August 30
5pm - Tiki Tuesday w/ Bill Nadeau ($10)

Dr. J's BBQ & Brews

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

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, August 20

2-6pm - Bone Yard

Coming Soon

Saturday, August 27
7-8pm & 9-10pm - Port Hope Jazz presents Richard Underhill Group ($10)

Gordon Best Theatre

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

Friday, August 19

8pm - Cheap Suits, Among Legends, and Kingfisher ($10 in advance at www.bestptbo.com/upcomingevents/cheap-suits-among-legends-and-kingfisher-in-ptbo)

Coming Soon

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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Graz Restobar

38 Bolton St., Bobcaygeon
705-738-6343

Thursday, August 18

7:30-9:30pm - Jesse Robinson

Haliburton Highlands Brewing

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

Friday, August 19

7-9pm - Not Responsible

Saturday, August 20

2-4pm - Chad Ingram

Sunday, August 21

2-4pm - Loney, Love and Love

Jethro's Bar + Stage

137 Hunter St. W., Peterborough

Thursday, August 18

6-8pm - TBA; 9pm - TBA

Friday, August 19

6-8pm - TBA; 9pm - Peterborough Folk Festival After-Party ft. Hillary Dumoulin & SJ Riley

Saturday, August 20

6-8pm - TBA; 9pm - TBA: 11pm - Peterborough Folk Festival After-Party ft.Kelly McMichael & Michael C. Duguay

Sunday, August 21

8pm - Peterborough Folk Festival After-Party ft.Kelly Loder & special guests

Wednesday, August 24

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

Kelly's Homelike Inn

205 3rd Street, Cobourg
905-372-3234

Saturday, August 20

4-8pm - Rick and Gailie Band

Coming Soon

Saturday, August 27
4-8pm - Urban Rednecks

The Lunchbox - Takeout Restaurant

8965 Highway 45, Roseneath
249-487-0024

Saturday, August 20

12-4pm - Curve Lake Women Poetry & Songs ft. Peggy Day, Missy Knott, Sarah Lewis, Janet McCue

Coming Soon

Saturday, August 27
12-4pm - Emily Burgess

Memories Tea Room and Bakery

33057 Highway 62, Maynooth
613-412-9700

Sunday, August 21

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

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Oasis Bar & Grill

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

Sunday, August 21

6-9pm - PHLO

Pastry Peddler

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

Sunday, August 21

12-3pm - Tyson Galloway

The Publican House

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

Thursday, August 18

7-9pm - JJ Thompson

Friday, August 19

7-9pm - Mike Graham

Red Dog Tavern

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

Friday, August 19

9:30pm - Misfits in Action

Saturday, August 20

11pm - Peterborough Folk Festival After-Party

Wednesday, August 24

9pm - Open mic hosted by Samara Johnson

Coming Soon

Friday, August 26
9pm - Nicholas Campbell & The Two Metre Cheaters w/ Nathan Truax ($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/)

Friday, September 30
10pm - Thunderstruck AC/DC Tribute Band ($15 in advance at www.ticketscene.ca/events/41854/)

Riverside Inn & Gazebo

150 George St, Peterborough
705-740-6564

Thursday, August 18

6-10pm - Misfits on Action (MIA)

Friday, August 19

6-10pm - Acoustically Hip

Sunday, August 21

1-4pm - Gunslingers

Scenery Drive Restaurant

6193 County Road 45, Baltimore
905-349-2217

Saturday, August 20

5-8pm - Greg Hannah

The Thirsty Goose

63 Walton St., Port Hope

Friday, August 19

8pm-12am - Bruce Longman

Saturday, August 20

8pm-12am - Owen Wright

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 with Five Roses ($$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 23

6:30pm - The Boogie Time Ramblers

Coming Soon

Tuesday, August 30
6:30pm - Dave Mowat and Curbside Shuffle