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












MUSIC AT SUNDOWN ALL Through the Winter

Starting October 1st... we are having more dinner music!! Every Tuesday, Wednesday and 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 nightly basis. Great dinner, Great music. 5:30pm to 8:00pm. No Cover.

BLUEGRASS BRUNCH SUNDAYS 2-5pm are back... starting January 8th

After a busy week, there is nothing better for the soul than to sing with friends... join us for the Bluegrass and Gospel Brunch from 2-5pm each Sunday. We'll sing old timey songs, songs of freedom, old blues, country heartbreakers, maybe a few boozers... songs of joy, songs of redemption. Make your life one full of song. SUNDAY MUSIC BRUNCH RETURNED for most of the fall... took 2 weeks off over the holidays... we'll be back January 8th until spring break.

Bring your parents, bring your kids, bring your instruments... Keep your Sundays swinging.

Friday, March 24th - La Nuit emergente - Cover at the door

La Nuit est encore jeune! Après l'aventure étrange de La Nuit émergente, on se dirige au Townehouse pour une bonne dose de rock planant.

After your strange adventure at La Nuit émergente, make your way to the Townehouse Tavern for your dose of indie-psych-garage-franco-whatever.

Entrée gratuite avec billet de La Nuit émergente
Free Entry w/ ticket from La Nuit émergente
10$ à la porte / at the door

TELECOLOR (indie-rock) Sudbury, ON
Telecolor une formation sudburoise, réunit deux claviers et une batterie acoustique en une intense mixture électronique à effet hypnotique.

PONTEIX (electro-psych-shoegaze) Saskatoon, SK
Ponteix est un groupe fransaskois qui étale des ambiances planantes dans une veine électro psychédélique.

ROUGE POMPIER (grungy-garage-rock) Montréal, QC
Rouge Pompier est un duo de rock de garage générateur d’un grunge intense qui décrasse la cire d’oreille.

Saturday, March 25th – U2 Night!! - $7.00 at the door

The Bandit strikes again... add this to the ever growing list... the Black Sabbath Night, The Zeppelin Night, The Beatles Night, The Lost Waltz - Tribute to The Band and Bob Dylan, Exile on Elgin Street - The Stones Night, The Kinks Night, The David Bowie Night, the Prince Night, Northern Memphis Revival, The CCR Night, The Doors Night and a few more that I'm forgetting. Ryan Levecque and the usual suspects take on Ireland's favourite good Catholic boys school band... now celebrating 40 years and over 100 million albums sold... U2. Remember folks... it's not cosplay, it's not a clone band, it's just musicians faithfully paying tribute to one of the great pop bands in history. We'll dig deep into the catalog going back into Boy, October, War and the Unforgettable Fire as well as playing a few monsters from Joshua Tree, Rattle and Hum, and Achtung Baby. Equal parts tribute to Hamilton's own Daniel Lanois for having such a great part of shaping the soundtrack that dominated the end of the century.

Saturday, April 1st – B.A. Johnston – new album out!

$6.00 Before 10:30pm - $10.00 after 10:30pm

yeppers... B.A. has a new record out... Gremlins III. It's poutine for the soul. It's a chance at everlasting glory. It beats up your high school bully and smooths it over with your parents that you are taking a year off school to work... it introduces you to famous people... it's never boring.
BA Johnston Album Release
Tommy and the Commies
DJ Playlist. Ipod

HOTDOG EATING CONTEST - So heres the deal with the HOTDOG eating competition, you get free cover and the chance to win everlasting glory. Its a sprint, first person to eat 5 hotdogs and keep em down. SIGN UP HERE. GUTS GLORY SODIUM
6 or 7 Max Contestants ( i can only afford so many dogs)

6$ B4 1030 10$ After

Thursday, April 6th - Low Guns - $5.00 at the door

Dwayne Trudeau - Slide Guitar
Christopher Garlic - Drums

Dwayne Trudeau is a local icon of back woods and delta blues.

The beauty, sorrow, the grit and the soul of delta and back woods blues bleeds mysteriously and hauntingly from every word, note and song of this cherished Northern Ontario artist.

Dwayne is joined this evening by local drum soldier Christopher Garlic and special guest Steve Joncas on bass!

Sure to be an amazing evening of music, food and Jack Daniels! Don't miss it!

Cover at the door

Friday, April 7th - Tofino, Carden Cove, Hotdog - $10.00 at the door

Triple trifecta. The end of Hotdog. The return of Carden Cove. And the rollin' Tofino. A steamy show, set to bring it all together and make you dance those socks off.

Like it hot? Like the dance? Like pop/rock(s)? A high five of fun put together with sounds and 4 guys. Rockin and rollin and ready to make your night a goodie.


The love of your life walks in the door, and what is playing? Carden cove of course. Returning for a doozy, Spencer Jose and the boys are as good as it gets, so ya best be there.


The end of an era, the end of hot dog season, call it what you will but their last show has come upon us. Covers gallore and the good ole one, two, switch up. Come out and say goodbye to Hotdog.

Saturday, April 8th – Whiskey River Blues Band - $7.00 at the door

This ferocious Rhythm and Blues band carries on a strong tradition started by Tommy Fyfe 30 years ago.  The last 10 years or so, Tommy has been joined by Pete Larabie and Steve Malick on Keys and Drums, who have been playing in bands together since the late 60’s when they toured as part of Every Mother’s Mistake.  They have been joined by Paul Loewenberg on Bass, continuing the history of a band that plays louder and younger than their years.  From 60’s rock to traditional Blues of Muddy Waters, Jimmy Reed, Lightning Hopkins and more, this band flies without safety nets and always delivers an exciting time.

This month the band returns to pay tribute to one of the pioneers of electric Rhythm and Blues and Chicago Blues. McKinley Morganfield aka Muddy Waters was born in early April a little over 100 years ago and created the blueprints for what would become rollicking blues, fathered the Rolling Stones, etc. From his early delta work through Electric Mud and beyond, Whiskey River dives into the deepest mine tonight.

Thursday, April 13th - Odora - $5.00 at the door

Thea returns with the full band to stake a claim on Thursday night rocking. Favourites from the past 50 years of great rock and roll from a wide range of artists.

Friday, April 14th - The Common Dread - $7.00 at the door

ROOTS Reggae & SKA at Thouse with CoMMON DreaD!

'COMMON DREAD' together again!!!!

Sudbury's longest running roots/reggae/ska musical troupe is dropping the ROOTS vibes all nite. Classics from Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Desmond Dekker and more will turn Thouse into a springtime Caribbean getaway.

Led by the inimitable guitar prankster MATT FOY joined by, CHRISTAPHAJAH DARDICK, BRYAN McNALLY and the amazing KEITH BREIT on Keys!!!.

We will also be joined this evening by the jahcredible JEAN-PAUL COTE GIGNAC !

Come out and DaNcE, ChiLL and FeeL tha VibeS!

Saturday, April 15th - Blonde Elvis, Germaphobes, Lazy Daisies - $10.00 at the door

Blonde Elvis (Toronto Psych Pop)
Blonde Elvis feels like that band you should have gotten into if you were a cool mom from the 60s, but also that mom lived in space or something. The pop hooks don't ever stop and the singer's deep, romantic voice alone is enough to get heart's fluttering. Check out their new album "On Agency" here:

Germaphobes (Toronto Art Pop)
Germaphobes are nothing short of a blast! Their music spans across many genres and their live energy can't be beat. It's a rock n roll dance party! Check out their album "Fiji Whizz" here:

Lazy Daisies (Local Cutie Pop)
Lazy Daisies are 4 best friends who love you a lot. They play rock n roll and flowerpunk bangerz. Check out their single "Gotta Getta Car" here:

Doors at 10:00 PM
$10 • 19+
Have fun and let's dance!

Thursday, April 20th - Birthday Cakes 4/20 show - $10.00 at the door

The Birthday Cakes release party for Cloud Troopers on limited edition trading cards, plus it's 4/20! If the Prime Minister is to be believed, this will be the last 4/20 where participating in the sacrement of mother earth will be illegal. Of course, it will still be against the law to smoke anything inside... that's not going to change. The important thing is that the legacy of rock and roll is in good hands for the future. All of these music makers take their art to the furthest edges of their imagination. Check out these links...

$10 / 9:45 PM / 19+


The Birthday Cakes
Music from the year 2040, today!

Magic Pelvis
The most fun

Electronic warlock

Friday, April 21st - The Barrel Boys w/ guest Jennifer Holub- $7.00 at the door

Established in 2012, The Barrel Boys are a 5-piece string band based in Toronto, Ontario. The band’s sound is built around rich vocal harmonies and virtuosic instrumentals, and their repertoire finely balances standard tunes with their own original writing. Their instrumentation lends itself to classic bluegrass, but they are also fluent in old time, classic country, and Americana, and their original material is informed by all of these styles. Each of the 5 members writes and sings their own tunes, making for a wide stylistic range within the band’s sound.

In addition to being great songwriters, The Barrel Boys are also incredible performers. All 5 members crowd around a single vocal mic, making for a beautiful vocal blend, as well as an energetic and engaging experience. The group first honed its craft through a 2-year-long weekly residency at Toronto’s Cloak and Dagger Pub, where they performed 3-hr sets every Tuesday night. Since then, they have been featured on stages of all sizes across Ontario, Quebec, and the Canadian East Coast. Notable performances include the 2015 Mariposa Folk Festival, 2016 Montreal Folk Festival sur le Canal, and the 2016 Windsong Folk Festival Concert Series.

Joining the Barrel Boys on the bill is the ever enigmatic Jennifer Holub. The release of her album, For the Haunting, last June, sent Jennifer on the road for most of the next 4 months. She continues to organize her next tour, getting ready for another summer of festivals, while also playing a few select shows in Sudbury this season.

Saturday, April 22nd - Fortunate Losers w/ guests - $7.00 at the door

Fortunate Losers was born from the fire of Devon's past projects AutumnSkys and The Devon Coxoxox Band. In home town Sudbury, FL had spent countless hours crafting our catchy, Grunge fuelled sound and is now spreading out from Northern Ontario to invade the south, and then the rest of the world. This rock-solid 3-piece is on a mission to remind the world of what real hard hitting rock sounds like.

Thursday, April 27th - All the Wasted Years, Odyssey + Guests - $7.00 at the door

All The Wasted Years (ATWY) was formed in 2010 by four founding members; Darcy Larouche, Nathan Radey, Kyle Pichette and Mat Vallee. The bands sound is fuelled by the incredible lyrics of front-man Nathan Radey. In ATWY's first summer they were able to put together enough songs to open for a Local Punk band Laforge at l'Armise. Through that summer the band started recording with help from front-man of Laforge, Corey McGee. Unfortunately due to two members returning to Ottawa for school the band was placed on the back-burner.

The band continued to practice off and on with the four founding members without much luck from 2011 onwards.

In 2014, two of the founding members, Nathan and Darcy, decided to revive ATWY with a new drummer Stephane Gaudet. Steph is fitting in perfectly with the band. After only a few months the band stumbled upon a new bass player at a small show that has joined up with ATWY.

As of 2015 the four members are: Nathan Radey (Guitar/Vocals), Darcy Larouche (Guitar/Vocals), Eric Forin (Bass/Vocals), Stephane Gaudet(Drums).

Friday, April 28th - Elijah Manitowabi and the Backburners - $5.00 at the door

A trio raised by the sound of rhythm and blues to gin soaked country, delivering a glimpse of pure Rock and Roll when excited. Elijah will be hailed as one of the great guitar weilders in the North which is made doubly impressive when you find that he's actually the best stride piano player in the city... watch out for the Jerry Lee Lewis and Ray Charles. The Backburners will ignite the original spirit of rock and roll and carry the torch with you into a new generation.

Saturday, April 29th - Well Made, Save the Strange, The Metis - $7.00 at the door


Monday, May 1st - 7-9pm May Day Sing Out - Celebration of Workers in Song

Workers on demonstration for declaring an 8 hour work day in 1886 were engaged by the Police in Chicago. The General Strike began on May 1st, the day that the Second International declared would be International Workers Day, and resulted a couple days later with a small bomb being thrown by agitators and Police opening fire on a large crowd, killing several and wounding many. It became known as the Haymarket Massacre. Spun by mainstream media, anarchism became synonymous with bomb throwing and socialism became un-American. The common image of an anarchist became a bearded, eastern European immigrant with a bomb in one hand and a dagger in the other.

Today we see tens of thousands of activists embracing the ideals of the Haymarket Martyrs and those who established May Day as an International Workers' Day. Ironically, May Day is an official holiday in 66 countries and unofficially celebrated in many more, but rarely is it recognized in the country where it began.

Tonight we will gather with brothers and sisters, friends and co-workers and sing songs about work. Led again this year by John Newlands, you will hear some unexpected gems (last year, Anita stole the show with her take on Dolly's classic 9 to 5). You will also hear a few standards of work life. Maybe some Johnny Paycheck. All-in-all... it's a night of fun... and it is over around 9:00pm so you can bring the kids if you like. A regular solo act will follow at 10:30pm.

Saturday, May 6th - Sonia Aimy - $10.00 at the door - 9:00pm

With her inimitable, velvety voice, Nigerian-born singer, songwriter and actress Sonia Aimy is the quintessential embodiment of contemporary African world music. Her sound blends Afro- jazz, highlife, and call-and-response African griot tradition, in easy flowing, yet virtuosic performances.
Her irresistible rhythms and melody and infectious joie de vivre unite audiences of diverse backgrounds. Her second CD, Nigerian Spirit 2017, is an incantation of hope. It offers spiritual nourishment and intellectual stimulation, and is a joy to the senses.
Sonia Aimy has won fans in Europe, Africa and Canada through her on stage appearances with the likes of African musical legends Hugh Masekela, the Mahotella Queens, Miriam Makeba, IGNAWA and Williams Parker.

Fluent in English, Italian and several African tongues, Aimy grew up speaking the local Edo language of her native Benin City in southern Nigeria. Through her music, she also explores Yoruba and Hausa (both from Nigeria); as well as Obamba (Gabon), Wolof (Senegal), Lingala (Congo), Kiswahili (East Africa) and Somali. Motherhood is an important theme that often appears in her lyrics, along with a deep concern for justice.
Sonia Aimy has also been recognized in Italy and Nigeria not only for her obvious talent but also for her commitment to end human trafficking, and for the deep sense of her Nigerian heritage, which gives a spiritual grounding to her work wherever she performs.

For her many endeavors, Aimy was chosen Best Positive Figure for Youths in Turin and Caserta (2005/2006); was named a Millennium Models Nominee among fifty Nigerians in the world by Nigeria’s Platinum Bank Limited in 2003; and in 2005 was nominated by Italy’s AfroLife magazine as one of the Top Ten leading Nigerians in that country.

Monday, May 29th - Hollerado - $12.00 adv/ $15 door + HST - Doors open 8:00pm!

Opening Bands TBA

Doors at 8:00pm

Hollerado's debut album Record In A Bag came out in 2009 and received a Canadian JUNO award nomination for Best New Artist. Their incredible “Americanarama” video garnered over 1.4 Million YouTube views with its forcefully creative approach to video making, and the album spawned the Top 10 radio hits “Americanarama” and “Juliette” as well as Top 20 radio hit "Got To Lose." The launch of White Paint followed, their 2013 studio release, which included the Top 10 song and video for “So It Goes,” a wrenchingly personal story about lead singer Menno Versteeg's Dutch grandfather, whose life was spared in World World II. Hollerado's band ethos is spent building a music community of music loving fans, so it's no surprise that 2015's 111 Songs was a project where they wrote custom songs for specific fans. This exhaustive continuous songwriting project built the working framework for the release for their new single, “Born Yesterday, which hints at the sheer energy of musical and creative offerings to come from the band in 2017.