nightlifeNOW – January 12 to 18

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

Juno-nominated Métis/Slovakian singer-songwriter Ruby Waters, seen here performing at the 2022 Juno Awards, will be at the Historic Red Dog in downtown Peterborough on Wednesday, January 18 with special guest, Oji-Cree singer-songwriter Aysanabee. (kawarthaNOW screenshot of CBC Music video)
Juno-nominated Métis/Slovakian singer-songwriter Ruby Waters, seen here performing at the 2022 Juno Awards, will be at the Historic Red Dog in downtown Peterborough on Wednesday, January 18 with special guest, Oji-Cree singer-songwriter Aysanabee. (kawarthaNOW screenshot of CBC Music video)

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, January 12 to Wednesday, January 18.

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, January 12

8-10pm - Open mic w/ Bruce Longman

Friday, January 13

8-10pm - Chris Devlin

Saturday, January 14

8-10pm - Live music TBA

Bancroft Eatery and Brew Pub

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

Sunday, January 15

7pm - Open mic

Black Horse Pub

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

Thursday, January 12

7-10pm - Jazz Night w/ Rob Phillips and Carling Stephen

Friday, January 13

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

Saturday, January 14

6-8pm - Doug Horner; 9pm - Sean Conway Trio

Sunday, January 15

4-7pm - Washboard Hank & Mountain Muriel

Monday, January 16

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

Tuesday, January 17

7-10pm - Open stage

Wednesday, January 18

6-9pm - Ben Ayotte

Coming Soon

Friday, January 20
5-8pm - Space Cadets; 9pm - Pop Machine

Saturday, January 21
6-8pm - Rick & Gailie; 9pm - The Bravery Shakes (full band)

Sunday, January 22
4-7pm - Metsaema

Wednesday, January 25
6-8:30pm - Robbie Burns Day ft music by Reverend Ken and piping in of the haggis by John Mullin

Crook & Coffer

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

Thursday, January 12

Closed

Friday, January 13

Closed

Saturday, January 14

7:30pm - Brennon Wasson

Tuesday, January 17

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

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Dominion Hotel

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

Coming Soon

Saturday, February 4
4:30-7:30pm - Jeff Moulton

Dr. J's BBQ & Brews

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

Coming Soon

Saturday, January 21
1-4pm - Peterborough Musicians Benevolent Association (PMBA) presents The Rezonator Trio (Chris Iney, JP Hovercraft, Frank Watt) w/ special guest Tony Silvestri (PWYC, with proceeds to PMBA)

Erben Eatery & Bar

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

Thursday, January 12

8pm - Joslynn Burford (no cover)

Wednesday, January 18

8-11pm - Open mic hosted by Samara Johnson

Coming Soon

Thursday, January 19
8pm - Cheryl Casselman (no cover)

Friday, January 20
9pm - Lauryn MacFarlane and Boo Radley Project with Irish Millie, Mars Rivera, and Focused ($10 at door)

Saturday, January 21
9pm - Live Shiny Tunes ($10 at door)

Ganaraska Hotel

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

Saturday, January 14

2-6pm - Ayden Jacobs Trio

Coming Soon

Friday, February 24
8pm - Walk The Line - A Tribute to Johnny Cash fundraiser for Greenwood Coalition ($20 in advance at https://walktheline.eventbrite.ca)

Graz Restobar

38 Bolton St., Bobcaygeon
705-738-6343

Saturday, January 14

7:30pm. - Four Lanes Wide

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Jethro's Bar + Stage

137 Hunter St. W., Peterborough

Thursday, January 12

6-8pm - Pangea Project; 9pm - The Union

Friday, January 13

7-9pm - Peter Graham Band; 9pm - Junestone

Saturday, January 14

6-8pm - The Old Ornery Corn Bread Choir; 8-10pm - Sad Boi Variety Hour w/ Vancamp, Caitlin Currie

Sunday, January 15

3-6pm - Open Blues Jam

Monday, January 16

8pm - Karaoke w/ Cheyenne Buck

Tuesday, January 17

6-8pm - Bolfolk's Euro Folk Jam

Wednesday, January 18

9pm - Open Stage w/ Matt Holtby

Coming Soon

Thursday, January 19
6-8pm - Boogie Time Ramblers; 9pm - The Union

Friday, January 20
6-8pm - Carpe Noctem (jazz); 9pm - The Venisons

Saturday, January 21
6-8pm - Big Tobacco, The Pickers; 9pm - Nicholas Campbell & The Two Metre Cheaters w/ Cody Allen James, Good Company

The Junction

253 George St. N., Peterborough
(705) 743-0550

Coming Soon

Sunday, January 22
1-8pm - A Hand Up Live Music Fundraiser ft Bowie Lives Unplugged, High Waters Band, Baz Littlerock & Tyson Briden, Jessie Slack, SJ Riley, Ty Wilson (free admission, $1 per drink sold to be donated to United Way and Kawartha Food Share)

Kelly's Homelike Inn

205 3rd Street, Cobourg
905-372-3234

Saturday, January 14

4-8pm - Full Tilt

Mainstreet Bar & Grill

1939 Lakehurst Road, Buckhorn
(705) 657-9094

Saturday, January 14

7-10pm - SJ Riley

Coming Soon

Saturday, January 21
7pm - Open jam

McThirsty's Pint

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

Friday, January 13

9pm - Cale Crowe

Saturday, January 14

9pm - The Kid

Sunday, January 15

7pm - Open mic

Tuesday, January 17

8pm - Emily Burgess

Wednesday, January 18

9pm - Greg Dowey

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Murphy's Lockside Pub & Patio

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

Coming Soon

Thursday, January 19
7pm - Sean Jamieson w/ Jason Lynnon fiddle

Oasis Bar & Grill

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

Friday, January 13

6-9pm - Brian Ferris and Genrys Pritchard.

Sunday, January 15

6-9pm - PHLO

Pie Eyed Monk Brewery

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

Coming Soon

Friday, March 17
8pm - St. Patrick's Day ft John Turner ($15 at )

The Publican House

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

Thursday, January 12

7-9pm - Sean Jamieson

Friday, January 13

7-9pm - House Brand Trio

Puck' N Pint Sports Pub

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

Saturday, January 14

7-11pm - Open mic

Red Dog Tavern

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

Saturday, January 14

9pm - Focused & The Band Meat Band, Dr. Keys & The Current Thing, Jordana Talsky ($8 in advance at www.eventbrite.ca/e/498862429957)

Wednesday, January 18

8pm - Ruby Waters w/ Aysanabee ($20 in advance at www.ticketweb.ca/event/ruby-waters-with-aysanabee-the-red-dog-tickets/12569815)

VIDEO: "Harder" - Ruby Waters

VIDEO: "Nomads" - Aysanabee

Coming Soon

Saturday, January 21
9pm - Big Motor Gasoline w/ Nightime Drive and Adam Tario ($10 at door)

Saturday, January 28
8pm - Price To Die, Bayside Dropouts, Gravearth ($15 at door)

Thursday, March 16
8pm - Field Guide w/ special guests ($15 in advance at https://www.ticketweb.ca/event/field-guide-with-special-guests-the-red-dog-tickets/12773895)

Scenery Drive Restaurant

6193 County Road 45, Baltimore
905-349-2217

Saturday, January 14

7pm - Darren Bailey

The Thirsty Goose

63 Walton St., Port Hope

Friday, January 13

8pm-12am - Live music TBA

Saturday, January 14

8pm-12am - Live music TBA

The Venue

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

Coming Soon

Friday, February 10
8pm - Tony Yayo of G-Unit w/ Peter Jackson ($35 in advance at www.showpass.com/tony-yayo-of-g-unit-w-special-guest-peter-jackson-peterborough/)

Friday, February 17
8pm - Tebey With Special Guests Five Roses ($25 in advance at https://modo-live.com/custom-tickets/tebey/)