This is the Monthly calendar for The Townehouse Tavern, Sudbury's long time venerable home of live music. Can we sum it up? We love to present Rock, Indie Rock, Punk, Heavy, Soul, Jazz, Blues, World, Folk, Bluegrass and more. It's got to be something interesting and we'll try and present it. We do full bands mostly on the weekends and mostly solo acoustic acts during the week. We were the starting point for hundreds of bands since 1991... from The Tea Party to Nickelback... the Hopping Penguins, Bourbon Tabernacle Choir... to Born Ruffians, Yukon Blonde... Those who might be the biggest music stars of tomorrow, might be playing here tonight.


Our kitchen cranks out the finest Burgers in the north. Made from local, fresh, never frozen, steroid free ground beef, our Burgers are hand made fresh every day. We are proud to use local potatoes for our handcut Fries, along with any other items on our menu that can be sourced locally. We have the best hand made Veggie Burger around... The Beet and Hemp Burger... hearty salads... soul satisfying appetizers ... mmm... Deep Fried Oreos... We love to cook from when we open at 11:00am (12:00pm Sundays) until 2:00am each day.


We love to entertain groups for everyday and special events... Business, Family or Friends. We love to help out community organizations with Fundraisers. We love to provide great entertainment and food in a safe environment. We love families but we do ask for Age of Majority after 9:00pm. We love Craft Beer and fine libations but if you look under 25, we need to see your ID when you order, and we do ask that if you do consume alcohol, please drink responsibly.

For Catering Information... contact Matt St. Pierre

For Reservations... call the restaurant at 705.674.6883

For Band Booking, Special Events information... contact Paul Loewenberg










Ask any musician in Canada what defines Sudbury and they will most likely say, The Townehouse Tavern.  As a mid sized venue, this room has seen almost every popular band in the country over the last 30 years.

From Nickelback to Bedouin Soundclash, The Tea Party to The Weakerthans.  Feist and Sarah Harmer.  Our Lady Peace to Alexisonfire.  The Townehouse is known for it’s diverse music from Rock to Funk, African Traditional, Folk, Klezmer, Metal, Ska, Reggae, Soul, Punk, Garage, Jazz, Blues and Bluegrass and Outlaw Country.  The Townehouse is one of the few incubators of live music to have lasted 30 years in this country.

When The Townehouse began to bring in interesting music, it tapped into the cultural vein of the country.  Everything else in this generation of the Arts community blossomed from this corner.  The Townehouse was the start of the change that transformed Elgin Street and steered downtown back towards a centre of cultural capital.



Continuing on Thursdays ... we are having more dinner music!! Every Thursday 5:30pm to 8:00pm
Don't wait for the weekend to fill your life with music... Music at Sundown is a great chance for you to finish your work day with a little play. Enjoy the music with dinner. Come and see the fantastic talent we have in the north on a weekly basis. Great dinner, Great music. Thursdays - 5:30pm to 8:00pm. No Cover.

BLUEGRASS BRUNCH SUNDAYS 2-5pm are returning ... starting September 17th

September… another school year, another new season of bands, food, good times to be found at The Townehouse Tavern and our sister restaurant, The Laughing Buddha. Some of us are students, some are teachers. Many of us just work regular jobs from Engineers to Baristas and we just want to hang out in a place that has a laid back atmosphere, good food and good music. Take in the Elgin Street Scene and see where the arts live in Sudbury. From the guitar store at the top of the street (Cosmic Dave’s, 420 Elgin) through the School of Architecture and beyond, Elgin Street is full of the restaurants, galleries, coffee shops, a tattoo parlor and music stores that breathe life into this city. Add to that the Theatre Centre, Book Stores, Clothing Stores, and Craft Galleries. Smack dab in the centre… ground zero if you will… is the place where it all started, The Townehouse Tavern.

We have been your hosts of the best live entertainment for decades… on our stage you saw Sudbury’s first appearances of Nickelback, Our Lady Peace, Sloan, D.O.A., SNFU, Bedouin Soundclash, Tokyo Police Club, Hollerado, Alexisonfire, The Constantines, The Planet Smashers, The Salads, The Trews, Finger 11, Swollen Members, Philosopher Kings, Kardinall Ofishall, Choclair, Snow, The Tea Party, The Headstones, The Rheostatics, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, Corb Lund, Serena Ryder, Sarah Harmer, Sarah Slean, Oh Susanna, Damnhait Doyle, Yukon Blonde, The Wooden Sky, Mother Mother, Hannah Georgas, Jenn Grant… classic acts like Razor, Anvil, Nash the Slash, The Paul Collins Band, The Fleshtones, The Viletones, Jad Fair, Fishbone… We’ve had the members of Joe Strummer’s Mescalaros come and pay tribute to Joe after he passed… Jon Spencer came around with Heavy Trash, his post Blues Explosion band with The Sadies. Our house musicians put together several shows each year to pay tribute to the great moments in music… The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Kinks, Memphis Soul, Tom Waits, David Bowie, Prince and more. We present Blues, Rock, Jazz, Indie, Underground, Funk, Outlaw Spacerock, Darkwave, Ska, Reggae, Punk, Noise, Folk, Bluegrass… anything!! We do it because filling your life with music is a good life.


Monday, October 30th - The Beatles Night - 10pm

There's a celebration of The Beatles at the Sudbury Arena tonight... So tonight the house musicians of The Townehouse will, as they have for many years, do their own Beatles Night. It seems we'll just have the core band out tonight and have some good old Fab Fun. Look for an event this winter where we get the strings and the horns back out with us to do a largescale celebration of The Beatles. For tonight... come out at 9:30/10pm and we'll have a couple sets of fun rock and roll.

Saturday, November 4th - A Night For Gord - The Music of The Tragically Hip - 10pm - $7.00 at the door

The Tragically Hip created the soundtrack of being Canadian in the 21st century. The great voices of Canada... Leonard Cohen, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, The Band, The Guess Who... while being great ambassadors of Canada didn't capture our distinct Canadian-ness like The Hip did. While we knew that Gord Downie had cancer, his passing was still too soon and traumatic for the music community of Canada. We just weren't ready... and I don't think we ever would be. So tonight, a bunch of the local house musicians will play an evening of music of The Tragically Hip.

Join Ryan Levecque as he and a crew of players pull out the finest Hip songs they know and we celebrate a unique Canadian voice. Proceeds from tonight's show will go to a local Cancer Research foundation.

Friday, November 10th - Whiskey River Blues Band - 9pm - $7.00 at the door

Join Whiskey River for another romp through the world of Blues and R&B. We recently had a fantastic show with Pianist David Vest. The west coast pianist sat in with the band in September for a great romp through the history of Blues music, from WC Handy's St. Louis Blues through his own Mose Alison like numbers. Whiskey River is Tom Fyfe, Pete Larabie, Steve Malick and Paul Loewenberg. The band is in it's 32nd year. They like to play fast boogie numbers, old Chicago jump blues, wild Texas blues, 60's American Garage Blues, slow simmering blues, some songs are tributes to the masters and some are Tom's own songs.

We'll try to start early again so that we can get our old crowd out as well as the new young rockers.

Saturday, November 11th - Dany Laj and the Looks - 10pm, $10 at the door


Dany Laj and the Looks:

Tommy and the Commies:
https:// tommyandthecommies.bandcamp .com/

Sage (Cochrane ON): sagerulez/

Sunday, November 12th – Washboard Hank w/ Guests - Members of Murder Murder - $15.00 at the door – 7:00pm show

Washboard Hank has successfully made a living as a musician/cultural treasure for over 40 years. He started as a street musician playing all over North America where he learned how to present a truly entertaining show. Late at night he would have total strangers laughing and dancing in the grimmest of urban settings. This ability to spread joy has been Hank's constant goal..

The Stradovarious Washboard, from which he gets his name, is a musical phenomenon of the first order that he plays with breathtaking virtuosity. With wild flailing motions he carves out melodies in the most unlikely yet spectacular fashion. Hank also plays guitar, 4 & 5 string banjo and kitchen sink tuba.

Saturday, November 18th – A Night for Tom Petty - $7.00 at the door

We're all sad to learn of the passing of Tom Petty. He spent 41 years in the public eye writing a solid body of workday rock and roll songs. He was the everyman songwriter with a catchy riff and a great sandy, nasally voice. True testament to his power was being picked by Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne and Roy Orbison to join their ragtag supergroup of Traveling Wilbury's..

Don Kunto and his regular crew and a few long time musical friends gather this evening to sing songs for Tom Petty… Whether you’re on the Last Dance for Mary Jane, Dancing at the Zombie Zoo or you’re a Refugee… The Waiting is the Hardest Part.  Come celebrate this iconic songwriter with us. 

Friday, November 24th- Strange Attractor, Doxx, Faze - 10pm - $10.00 at the door

... a smash the fash b-day bash w/

Strange Attractor (Sudbury)
https:// strangeattractor.bandcamp.c om/

Doxx (Ottawa)

Faze (Montreal)

See you there.

Sunday, November 26th – One Bad Son - $15.00 advance/ $20.00 at the door 8:00pm show

In their twelve years as a band, One Bad Son (also known as OBS) has achieved two Top 5 singles and five Top 10 singles, has performed with the likes of Def Leppard and Judas Priest and worked with notable producers such as Gavin Brown (Three Days Grace, Billy Talent, Metric, The Tragically Hip) and Eric Ratz (Monster Truck, The Arkells. One Bad Son have clearly made their stamp noticeable in Canada to date.

The band has spent years touring constantly, converting audiences and gaining legions of loyal fans across the country; with multiple sold out tours, support and headline dates. OBS is one of the hardest working live Rock n’ Roll bands and are known for their successful and captivating live sets.