nightlifeNOW – December 1 to 7

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

Canadian blues and reggae rockers Big Sugar with frontman Gordie Johnson are performing on The Venue in downtown Peterborough on Wednesday, December 7 as part of their 25th anniversary tour. (Publicity photo)
Canadian blues and reggae rockers Big Sugar with frontman Gordie Johnson are performing on The Venue in downtown Peterborough on Wednesday, December 7 as part of their 25th anniversary tour. (Publicity 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, December 1 to Wednesday, December 7.

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.

With the exception of karaoke, we only list events with performing musicians. Venues may also host other events during the week (e.g., dancing, DJs, comedy shows).

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Arthur's Pub

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

Thursday, December 1

8-10pm - Open mic w/ Bruce Longman

Friday, December 2

8-10pm - Live music TBA

Saturday, December 3

8-10pm - Live music TBA

Be My Guest Family Restaurant

16 Doxsee Ave. N., Campbellford
705-653-4555

Coming Soon

Wednesday, December 28
9pm - Whiskey Wednesday w/ Ken Tizzard and Music For Goats (free, reservations recommended)

Black Horse Pub

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

Thursday, December 1

7-10pm - Jazz Night

Friday, December 2

5-8pm - David Shewchuk; 9pm - High Waters Band

Saturday, December 3

5-8pm - Victoria Yeh & David Hines; 9pm - Lindsay Barr

Sunday, December 4

4-7pm - Cheryl Casselman Trio

Monday, December 5

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

Tuesday, December 6

7-10pm - Open stage

Wednesday, December 7

6-9pm - Matthew Burkhart

Coming Soon

Friday, December 9
5-8pm - Johann Burkhardt & Mike MacCurdy; 9pm - Pop Machine

Saturday, December 10
5-8pm - Aubrey Northey; 7-10pm - One Roof Fundraiser featuring Odd Man Rush

Sunday, December 11
4-7pm - Bluegrass Menagerie

Wednesday, December 14
Closed

Burleigh Falls Inn

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

Friday, December 2

6-9pm - Mike Graham

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Coach & Horses Pub

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

Tuesday, December 6

7:30-10pm - Jay Ezs

Crook & Coffer

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

Thursday, December 1

7-10pm - Groovehorse

Friday, December 2

8-10pm - Sing along with Jimmy

Saturday, December 3

7:30-:10:30pm - The Hippie Chicks

Tuesday, December 6

7-9pm - All Request Tuesdays w/ Rod MacDonald

Curry Village

306 George St. N., Peterborough
705-742-1432

Coming Soon

Wednesday, December 14
6:30pm - Curry Christmas buffet with live music by Marsala Lukianchuk, Saskia Tomkins, and Jake Vanhaverbeke ($24.99, call 705-742-1432 for reservations)

Dr. J's BBQ & Brews

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

Coming Soon

Saturday, December 17
1-4pm - Peterborough Musicians Benevolent Association (PMBA) musical showcase ft Al Lerman with Al Black and the Steady Band (PWYC, proceeds support PMBA)

Erben Eatery & Bar

189 Hunter St W,, Peterborough
705-304-1995

Coming Soon

Thursday, December 8
9pm - High Waters Band ($10)

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Ganaraska Hotel

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

Saturday, December 3

2-6pm - Boneyard

Coming Soon

Sunday, December 11
2-6pm - Mike McGiverin with Sweetgrass Band and Greatest of Ease

Gordon Best Theatre

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

Saturday, December 3

9pm - Theme Entertainment Group presents Forest Gumption w/ River Jensen, The Give and Goes, Blizzy Stiz ($10 at door)

Coming Soon

Saturday, December 10
8pm - Indie Folk & Country for Christmas ft Ty Wilson & The River Spirits, VanCamp, Caitlin Currie ($10 at door)

Graz Restobar

38 Bolton St., Bobcaygeon
705-738-6343

Thursday, December 1

5-7pm - J Ezs

Jethro's Bar + Stage

137 Hunter St. W., Peterborough

Thursday, December 1

6-8pm - Little Fire; 9pm - The Union

Friday, December 2

6-8pm - McDonnel Street Gospel Quartet; 9pm - The Boo Radley Project

Saturday, December 3

6-8pm - Steelburner & Suns; 9pm - Diamond Dave and the Smoke Eaters

Sunday, December 4

3-6pm - Open blues jam; 7-9pm - In The Round w/ Melissa Payne

Monday, December 5

8pm - One Note Stand Karaoke w/ Cheyenne Buck

Tuesday, December 6

6-8pm - Bolfolk's Euro Folk Jam

Wednesday, December 7

6-8pm - Mutant Starings (Burton, Glasspool, Davis); 9pm - Open Stage w/ Matt Holtby

McGillicafey's Pub & Eatery

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

Thursday, December 1

7-11pm - Karaoke

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McThirsty's Pint

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

Friday, December 2

9pm - Cale Crowe

Saturday, December 3

9pm - Luke Wilson

Tuesday, December 6

8pm - Emily Burgess

Wednesday, December 7

9pm - Live music TBA

Murphy's Lockside Pub & Patio

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

Thursday, December 1

7:30pm - Open mic

Oasis Bar & Grill

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

Sunday, December 4

6-9pm - PHLO

The Publican House

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

Thursday, December 1

7-9pm - Shai Peer

Friday, December 2

7-9pm - Rob Phillips & Carling Stephen

Coming Soon

Thursday, December 8
7-9pm - Mark Burkhart

Friday, December 9
7-9pm - House Brand Trio

Red Dog Tavern

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

Saturday, December 3

9pm - Bootleg XXX ($10 at door)

Coming Soon

Sunday, December 11
2pm - Benefit for Frank Girard

Sideway Bar & Bistro

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

Tuesday, December 6

7-10pm - Karaoke

The Thirsty Goose

63 Walton St., Port Hope

Friday, December 2

8pm-12am - Live music TBA

Saturday, December 3

8pm-12am - Live music TBA

The Venue

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

Thursday, December 1

9pm - Dax w/ OLI x Robbie G ($35 or $70 VIP, in advance at www.showpass.com/dax-live-in-concert-peterborough/)

Wednesday, December 7

8pm - Big Sugar ($39.05 in advance at https://www.ticketweb.ca/event/big-sugar-with-special-guests-the-venue-tickets/12587195)

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