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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 Veronica Desjardins

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.


MUSIC AT SUNDOWN ALL Through the Winter

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.

Hugh Jazz - Wednesday Nights at 7:00pm. New Early Start!

Starting October 17th... Hugh Jazz will be starting earlier... we will kick off the Gypsy Jazz portion just after dinner and then get rowdier after 9pm. Enjoy a flashback through time every Wednesday night at THE TOWNEHOUSE with HUGH JAZZ!

The amazing sounds of live gypsy jazz, delicious delicious food and beer will transport you to the romantic period of the early 20th century. HUGH JAZZ performs live gypsy jazz in the Paris "LE JAZZ HOT" style playing jazz standards made famous by artists such as Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli. Relive the golden period of jazz through the post-prohibition era deftly executed by:

J.P. Gignac - Fiddle, Percussion, Jigs and Reels
Eric Plangger - Guitar
Also fronting the band is amazing vocalist Will Himsl.

Will brings many years of Sinatraesque swing and latin jazz experience to the band covering everything from Fly me to the Moon to killer classics from Stevie Wonder. Not to be missed!

Music starts at 7:00 PM.

Pass the Hat. A $7.50 donation to the band is suggested. See you there!!!

BLUEGRASS BRUNCH SUNDAYS 2-5pm are continuing ...

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.

The Townehouse Tavern is pleased to add a Vegan Menu to our regular restaurant items

Yes, we've got the best Burgers in the north. Did you know that now we can do most of our sauces as Vegan? We hunted down some great Vegan Hotdogs so now we can make fresh Vegan Corndogs for you, anytime of day... We have a selection of Vegan Cheeses... some from Daiya and some from the Kind Choice Food Co. in North Bay. We are making our Vegan Chili around the clock and giving you lots of Vegan options for Burgers, Salads, Appetizers... and even our desserts. Peruse... ask your server for the Vegan Menu. The food is not just kind to your insides... it's kind to the planet.


The patio is back. You still can't smoke on the patio. You can't vape on the patio. You can't smoke Cannabis on the patio. you can't vape from a Cannabis vape pen on the patio. You can't take your drinks out of the patio. I know... there's a lot of rules... they are simple, and we do follow them. As per AGCO regulations, if you break the rules, you will be asked to leave.

Legalization of Cannabis

As of October 17th, 2018, The Cannabis Act rolled out across the country. Inside the restaurant, in this licensed establishment, it changes nothing. You still have to go outside to smoke. You still have to go outside to vape.

Tuesday Night Trivia

Nickel City Trivia will run here at the Townehouse Tavern every Tuesday night at 8pm. This trivia night includes multiple choice, picture, music, general, and local trivia questions as well as weekly prizes and specials.

We will be doing $6.00 Stack pints on Tuesdays plus you will still get treated to live music right after the Trivia is done...

Plan to get in around 7:30pm to get your seat, order some food and a drink and get ready to tease your brain.




            The Townehouse Tavern has, for the last 28 years been the home of live music here in Sudbury.  A proud tradition of live music clubs across the country, like The Horseshoe Tavern and Call the Office… that are keeping the music alive at the roots level.  We join a lively community of promoters and musicians who keep the music scene alive in this city… It takes a village to keep it all together… Together with Northern Lights, River and Sky, Up Here, the Houles, the Drakes, Shawn Kosmo, all the guys from Murder Murder, Cosmic Dave’s, Jenn McKerral, Jenn Holub and about 50 other people, we work full time around the clock year in and year out… For some it is the family business… our sound tech Dunstan is 3rd generation Sudbury artist… Paul DiSalle is 4th generation Sudbury artist.  We want people to go out and support live music throughout the year.  We want people to be inspired to pick up guitars and brass and keyboards and drums and challenge themselves and challenge the community with new music.  Sing your own song, paint your own picture, write your own book… I should add more… cook your own meal.  Build your own instruments.  Carve your own niche.

Earlier shows and Late night DJ's!!

We have been edging toward this for a few years... first we said ALL the weeknight ticket concerts would start at 8pm... They have been working great... last fall we had great bands like Elliott Brood, Great Lake Swimmers, Tom Wilson, Stiff Little Fingers and The Mahones all with the doors opening at 8pm. Doors open at 8pm, first act will come on at 9:00pm or maybe 8:30pm. Headliner will come on around 10:30pm... we wrap up by midnight... and a DJ comes on and spins for a couple hours to the late night folks. It's the trend in the music business all over the country. Early doors, early shows, late night DJ's.

Every Friday and Saturday. Doors 8:00pm. Bands from 8:30pm to 12:00am. DJ after party... STARTING MARCH 1ST.

Maybe we will even try something on the Thursdays and Sundays too for all you hard workers around the city that only get to come out after the weekend is over or before the weekend begins.

This is the call I put out for DJ's... people who can spin a wide range of music from Classic R&B/ soul/ funk... early to mid-history hip hop... Gmaster Flash, Run DMC, Wu-Tang, a bit of Punk, proto-punk, new wave, modern garage (from Television to TV on the Radio, from Stooges to Pixies)... a splash of modern dance... maybe Bruno Mars and stuff that Ronson does, but not necessarily JayZ stuff... Someone who can make sense of spinning 50's doo-wop in between Missy Elliott and Curtis Mayfield... a little Blue-Eyed Soul and British Invasion, with a knowledge of Canadian and local music... to encourage and provide soundtrack to a safe and positive space, gender balanced and diverse ages.

EXCEPTIONS: Sometimes WE ARE the afterparty to another event... NLFB Bloom 19... March 8-10, La Nuit Sur L'etang - March 22, Stack Microbrew Festival - March 23rd, Northern Ontario Music and Film Awards - May 25th, Northern Lights Festival Boreal - July 4-7, Elgin Street Craft Beer Fest - Aug 9-10, UP HERE Festival - August 16-17... so there will be times that we run bands right until 2:00am... but for the most part... book your babysitter for 8-12!!


Monday, July 1st - The Alex Ginella Band - featuring members of The Country Casanovas - $5.00 at the door - after the fireworks

As soon as they are done setting the sky alight to celebrate our Country's birthday, head on over to the Townehouse for The Country Casanovas. This is a stripped down version of the 6 piece Western Swing band that we saw in February but will still provide an evening of swinging old country, surf and twang. These guys have done residencies at The Dakota Tavern and The Cameron House in Toronto so we have to get them while we can because they are in high demand most nights in Toronto.

Thursday, July 4th - Sunday July 7th - Northern Lights Festival Boreal after hours venue....

Thursday night after hours show ft. Brampton/Toronto rapper Haviah Mighty, with Sudbury's own Trapment warming things up.

Haviah Mighty

Haviah Mighty didn’t need to change her birth name when she decided to dedicate her career to music. In fact, Mighty couldn’t be more accurate to describe the 26-year-old artist, named one of XXL’s 15 Toronto Rappers You Should Know in 2019. Known for being one of the four MCs who make up The Sorority, Mighty is making equally large waves as a solo artist. Haviah’s explosive live show, filled with in-your-face intensity and her fast, technical flows, has also quickly developed her reputation. In 2019, she released her most fully realized body of work to date, and continues to carve out spaces that boldly defy gendered expectations for women in hip-hop.

Originally from Dowling, ON, DJ and turntablist Trevor ‘Trapment’ Mantysaari is one of the country’s most skilled scratch & mix DJs. At Red Bull’s prestigious Thre3Style DJ competition in 2016, Trapment became the Canadian champion, and moved on to become the world’s vice-champion. He made a return at the 2019 edition, placing 3rd after a heated competition. Expect blazing hot routines and dancefloor igniting sets.

Check out the rest of the lineup & artist bios at:

For tickets visit NOTE: Full Festival and Thursday Passes grant admission, pending capacity. Otherwise, show admission may be available by paying cover at the door. 19+

Doors at 10pm.

For all festival information visit or call 705-674-5512.

Saturday night after hours show ft. Canadian-Mexican party starter Boogát. Roots-fusion duo Jennis will start the night off.

Boogát is a Canadian-Mexican musician from Montreal, blending hip-hop with Latin music styles such as cumbia, salsa and reggaeton. His album Neo-Reconquista won the Juno and Félix award for World Music Album of the Year at the 2016 Juno Awards and the ADISQ gala, respectively. He released his first full-length Spanish album El Dorado Sunset in 2013, which earned two Félix Awards at ADISQ 2013. He has been touring all over the world ever since. San Cristóbal Baile Inn, which includes collaborations with Andrés Oddone, Frikstailers, Miss Bolivia, and Lemon Bucket Orchestra, was released in 2017. Dancing shoes are recommended!

Jennis delivers more sound, variety and fun than one would think could fit into a single touring vehicle. The duo brings together award-winning Guelph-based Dennis Gaumond’s decades of experience writing and performing original blues and folk and the diverse musical experiences of veteran Toronto indie-scene multi-instrumentalist Jen Gillmor. The unique blend of cello and dobro is also augmented by unusual sounds, such as didgeridoo, custom-tuned harmonicas, flute, wah-guitar, jaw harp and wazinator. This vast palette of sound is presented by the dear friends with energy, passion and humour, as they draw on their vast performance experience to engage audiences.

For tickets visit NOTE: Full Festival Pass required for admission, pending capacity. Otherwise, show admission may be available by paying cover at the door. 19+

Doors at 10pm.

Sunday night after hours show ft. ECHLO, the new electro-pop-soul project from Chloe Charles. Rayannah will open up the show.

ECHLO, the echo and alias side project of Chloe Charles – the award-winning orchestral electro soul singer who has been lauded by the widest possible range of media including Noisey , Billboard , CBC q , Rolling Stone , Now Magazine and The Times (UK) for her musical adventurousness – releases her debut Echolocation album. Naked and daring, ECHLO places a new focus on intent, imbuing subversive social critique into her compelling modern pop gleaning from R&B and electronic explorations.

Rayannah bends noise into music by running voice, breath, synth and percussion through loop pedals. Underscored by intricate beat-making, her evocative lyrics in French and English rise above dense soundscapes, pulling listeners into a world both dark and sweet. Innovative on stage and in the studio, Rayannah’s first full length album, Nos repaires, was released in 2019.

For tickets visit NOTE: Full Festival or Sunday Pass required for admission, pending limited capacity. Otherwise, show admission may be available by paying cover at the door. 19+

Wednesday, July 10th - Tears for Queers - All Ages - 7pm doors - Pay what you can.

Fierté Sudbury Pride presents a night of sad songs and big queer feels. Come grab a drink and lend your ears to three wonderful Canadian acts.

Greyson Gritt (Yellowknife, NWT)

Inland Island (Montreal, QC)

Shawn Kosmo (local)

The event will be Pay What You Can, with all proceeds going towards the out of town artists. Safe space; no BS tolerated unless it's Big Smiles. All-ages.

Happy Pride ♥

Thursday, July 11th - $5.00 at the door. Open Stage. 9PM start.

No cover if you are playing.

This is your chance to get noticed.

Once a month, The Townehouse Tavern hosts an open stage night for all artists to come out and play. Whether you are trying out new stuff... working on a new band... trying out a new band member... or just met at the bar and said to each other... let's go jam a couple songs!!

The night is hosted by Mitchell Smith. If you know in advance you are coming... send him a message so he can begin slotting you.

Friday, July 12th - Dany Laj and the Looks, Little You, Little Me, Like a Girl, Eddy Blake - $10.00 at the door - doors 8:00pm

Dany Laj & The Looks
Power Pop/Garage/Rock 'N Roll

From dive bars, church basements, and festival stages, there's been a secret brewing in North America's rock 'n roll underground. With years of touring under his belt, power pop troubadour Dany Laj and his band The Looks are turning heads just about everywhere. The band's spirited live sets showcase their power pop/punk ethos, adhering to a simple philosophy: write good songs, play them well, and have a good time. This is pure pop.

Little You Little Me (Saint-John, NB)

Since 2011, Little You Little Me have released an eclectic catalog of music, traversing a wide range of guitar rock.
Touring extensively across the nation, Little You Little Me's sonic pallet casts a wide net of tonal perspectives. From
fuzzed out abrasiveness, to dreamy-blissed out atmosphere, all structured around a tenacious sensitivity to hooky
melodies. Is shred the order of the day? It's certainly there in. Think Big Star being covered by Ty Segall. Think Fugazi
playing country music. Riffs on Riffs! Gnarly leads!
On their newest release, Hard To Say Not Knowing, these hooky powers are in full effect with intricate dual guitar
and the differing writing styles of the bands two songwriters and vocalists Corey Bonnevie and Gavin Downes, jumping between sentimentality, vitriolic disassociation, and monetary anxiety, coalescing into a nuanced emotional document that demonstrates a group who have spent almost a decade refining their musical acumen and (perhaps) their
interpersonal skills.
Hard To Say Not Knowing is available through Saint John NB's Monopolized Records on Vinyl and all digital platforms August 9th, 2019. Little You Little Me will be touring Central and Eastern Canada throughout the summer.

Like A Girl (Sudbury)

Is grunge-pop a genre? Don't tell these girls what to do, they'll kick your ass all the way to the big nickel then write a song about it.
Eddy Blake Trio (Montreal, QC)
Rockabilly. Featuring members of CPC Gangbangs, Ray Condo Bloodshot Bill and the Hickups, United Steelworkers of Montreal.
Do not miss this band on at 8 pm sharp!

DJ Derek Brunelle ( Toronto, ON) 12am to 2 am.
All Vinyl! Derek has been causing mayhem on dance floors from Toronto to New York City. An avid record collector, he will be selecting from his finest to keep you dancing all night.

19+ 10$ cover/ doors at 7:30. Show starts at 8 pm with the Eddy Blake Trio.

Be nice and respect each other.

Saturday, July 13th - Odyssey, Sara Gougeon + guests, $7.00 at the door - Doors 8:00pm

Sunday, July 14th - FLQ's, Kommissars, Westelaken - doors 8:00pm, $7.00 at the door

FLQ - Toronto hardpunx, badass and grimy hardcore

Westelaken - Somewhere in between country, folk, and punk, also certified badasses (also from Toronto)

Kommissars - Post-punk kind of, not from Toronto, pretty bad ass still though

$7 cover. doors @ 8pm. tHO

be a considerate human being, bring yer nan if you want

Monday, July 15th - Daniel Romano w/ Tommy and the Commies - $15.00 advance/ $20 at the door + tax

Daniel Romano returns to Sudbury... We've seen him with Attack in Black, Ancient Shapes, many fine solo shows... now watch him combine it all into a hybrid of modern Folk and angular indie Rock... DANIEL ROMANO – “FINALLY FREE”

“Finally Free” marks Daniel Romano’s eighth long playing album in the last eight years. He has had what understatedly would be considered a prolific output of incredibly entrancing, poignant and creative records in this span of time. Recording, producing, designing and landing his records into the minds and hearts of scores of fans the world over. He has been called a shapeshifter, contrived, a chameleon, a Charlatan, the best living songwriter, an asshole and a genius. His last record, “Modern pressure” received outstandingly high acclaim and praise from every notable publication out there and was acknowledged by most reputable “for-profit-prize-corporations” as well as a plethora of voguish “music-as-competitive-sport” year end lists. Despite being the bronze placeholder in most of these dogfights, he is most often noted as a person of astounding influence on all of his musically economic successors.

“No matter what he does, everything he puts out is better than anything else being put out by anyone else.”– Unnamed Subjugate.

Tickets $15.00 advance, $20 at the door + HST on sale tonight!!

Tommy and the Commies just got back from their first European tour, plus played a great festival in Puerto Rico. Their album is getting rave reviews around the world so it is a pleasure to announce them being added to this bill.

Hard copy tickets are now printed and are on sale at the bar. On sale at your favourite record stores this weekend. Get em!

Thursday, July 18th - Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar - $15.00 advance, $20.00 at the door - Doors 8:00pm

2018 has proven to be the break-out year so long deserved by Samantha Martin and Delta Sugar. In 2019, the group’s latest recording entitled Run To Me, earned a Juno nomination as well as 4 Maple Blues Award Nominations  (Album of The Year, Songwriter of The Year, Entertainer of The Year, and Female Vocalist of The Year). Released in April 2018. Produced by Darcy Yates, the album is a massive step forward for both Martin and Delta Sugar. Over the course of the project’s ten tracks, everyone written by Martin solo or in tandem with Curtis Chaffey or Suzie Vinnick, the album explores the full range of the vicissitudes of love: desire, betrayal and, at times, emotional and sexual satisfaction. As a collective, the songs reflect remarkable growth on Martin’s part as a songwriter. The lyrics are incisive, the melodies are constantly arresting and the harmonies and arrangements call up the best of the soul and blues sounds of Stax Records and such contemporary artists as Leon Bridges, Sharon Jones and Lee Fields. The record is has received massive airplay in North America reaching #2 on Earshot, #1 on Roots Music Report, and #1 on Stingray’s Blues channel radio charts. The album has also crossed overseas and managed to sneak into the UK Blues Radio Top40 charts as well as receiving dozens of rave reviews. With over 500 shows under their belt in the last 4 years, Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA) has honored Samantha Martin and Delta Sugar with the certification “Road Gold.” CIMA certifies Canadian artists as “Road Gold” when they have sold over 25 thousand tickets to Canadian fans over a twelve-month period.

Samantha Martin and Delta Sugar’s debut release, 2015’s Send the Nightingale, was a stripped down affair consisting of Martin, her two co-singers, and guitarist Mikey McCallum. For Run to Me, Martin elected to record her emotionally wrought material with an expanded band, augmenting the core of Delta Sugar’s gospel-infused harmonies with a full rhythm section, piano, organ and an ever-so- soulful horn section.

Send the Nightingale was a stunning achievement which garnered four Maple Blues nominations in 2016, was regularly featured on the CBC, topped the blues charts on Stingray radio and propelled the group onto the stages of all the major Canadian festivals and clubs coast to coast. Subsequent to the album’s release, Martin has been nominated three years in a row as Female Vocalist of the Year at the Maple Blues Awards. Continuing to build on the group’s steam rolling momentum, in the fall of 2017, Samantha Martin and Delta Sugar were selected by a panel of blues experts to represent Toronto at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, a platform that has served to launch any number of careers in both Europe and the United States.

Martin is the lead singer, songwriter and focal point of the group. A dynamic front woman, she possesses a stunning voice that is capable of summoning up tidal waves of spine-tingling emotion in one instance while delicately bringing out the nuances of a gut wrenching lyric in the next. A torrid force of nature, night after night she takes audiences to emotional peaks while leaving them stunned with her sheer pin-you-against-the-wall power.

While Martin is a powerhouse unto herself, the vocal alchemy of Delta Sugar is not the work of a single talent. In combination with what she likes to term her “co-vocalists,” Sherie Marshall and Mwansa Mwansa, the vocal blend Delta Sugar produces is pure, unadulterated gospel-tinged, neuron-tingling magic where the sum is even richer than the already soul-melting parts.

Thursday, July 18th - Road Waves - $10.00 at the door - Doors 10:00pm

Funk-Rock extraordinaire 'Road Waves' make their return to Sudbury. Join them on their 'Songs In The Sky' 2019 tour across Canada.

The adventurous nature of Road Waves makes it a challenging task to define the energy-packed four-piece that touches on the roots of funk, blues, rock, and jazz. Their shows are built on a philosophy of playing from their hearts and an open mind, making for an exciting exploration with a huge sound.

Music Starts at 10//$10 Entry

Friday, July 19th - Whiskey River Blues Band - $7.00 at the door - Doors 8:00pm

Whiskey River returns for their first gig at the Townehouse this year. It's the beginning of the busy season for this veteran band as they prepare for the regular travel season to hit gigs on Manitoulin Island and some Blues and Jazz festivals in the south. In the meantime, Whiskey River stays visible in Sudbury with regular appearances at Blues for Food, Ribfest, The Lavigne Tavern, Elgin Street Craft Beer Festival and more. Whiskey River Blues Band has been Sudbury's Blues favourite for 33 years. Tommy, Pete, Steve and Paul rip up classic Chess Blues, Texas Blues, Canadian classics, plus pick from a number of their own albums to play a great evening of uptempo R&B, Blues, Funk, Soul and a little bit of straight up rock and roll.

If you aren't out camping at River and Sky, then this is your safe bet for dancing the evening away.

Saturday, July 20th - Mike Trudell - $10.00 at the door - Doors 8:00pm - DJ Uian after Midnight

Mike makes his official Townehouse debut tonight. He's a regular on the festival scene and modern country radio. Mike Trudell continues to leave his mark on the Canadian Country Music scene with his Self titled CD. Born in Elliot Lake, Ontario, this singer/songwriter is no stranger to the Canadian country music scene. 5 time winner and retired champion THREE TIMES! of the new music Challenge at Kix 106 FM Barrie and 3 time winner of The new Artist Challenge in Sudbury Kicx 91.7FM with his debut single (DO YA WANNA), is a radio friendly song which is sure to grasp your attention that is sure to give MikeTrudell his shot in markets both sides of the border in addition to his latest singles (Blue Jean Girl) and (Runaway Highway)
Being quickly recognized by the Canadian Country Music Industry and making waves with his incredible guitar skills, and vocal., Mike delivers an explosive high energy show with music that includes songs from his debut EP (Five Rounds) and his current CD as well as fan favorites .Mike has been the supporting act to Brett Kissel, Dallas Smith,Gord Bamford, The Wilkinson’s, Jason McCoy, Bobby Wills, Dean Brody ,Josh Turner as well as being supporting act to several other Canadian country music artists playing fairs and festivals. 

Sunday, July 21st - Les Barricades - Edouard Landry - $10.00 at the door - Doors 7:30pm - Showtime 8pm

Les Barricades! born on the trans Canadian highway and steamed in Montréal's musical espresso pot, they embody the fusion of styles and language that epitomizes Montreal's unique flavor. Led by the indomitable Gabriel Campagne who's voice and charm will lead you through both French and English songs, their original material is a fusion of, traditional, pop, classical, blues and rock. Yes! you'll hear it all and so much more when you take on a night with Les Barricades.

Originaire de Sudbury en Ontario, Edouard Landry façonne à travers ses chansons, un univers folk aux accents pop, reggae ou rock et aux mélodies accrocheuses. Son sens de la mélodie et son aisance à naviguer à travers les styles musicaux séduisent. Il est nominé dans la catégorie 'Meilleur interprète masculin' au Gala des prix Trille Or (2017), et ses albums 'Pomme plastique II' et 'L'escalade' sont nominés 'Meilleur album par un artiste francophone' au Prix de musique et de film du Nord de l'Ontario (2017 et 2019). Un quatrième album, Pomme Plastique III, sera lancé en octobre, 2019.

Thursday, July 25th - Goodnight Sunrise, Lion House, The Flakes - $7.00 at the door - doors 8:00pm

Goodnight, Sunrise is an indie-rock-and-roll-super-fun-dance-party band from Toronto, Canada. Founded in 2011 through a shared love of pop hooks, EDM drops, and the raw power of classic rock, their sound has naturally evolved into a hybrid reminiscent of CHVRCHES, Muse, and July Talk. They’ve taken their explosive live show to over 300 audiences across Canada, US, and Europe, opening up for Bon Jovi, Monster Truck, and The Sheepdogs along the way.

A night of great music and good times! Lion House is a new band featuring familiar faces Ryan McIntosh, Patrick Wright, Kate Laface and Robert Harris... Tonight they make their Townehouse debut. LionHouse is a Canadian rock band from Sudbury Ontario. Formed in 2018. The music can be described as a singer songwriter approach to alternative rock, as emphasis is put into ensuring that each song has its own personality, charm, and story.

Lion House (Indie/ Alternative Rock)

Friday, July 26th - Neil E Dee's Danger Thrill Show, Drugwolf, Tanner Reinhardt - $10.00 at the door - Doors 8:00pm

Here's something we don't get to see very often... Not since The Torture King performed here a couple times in the 1990's... an honest to goodness sideshow... the best in the land...

Neil E. Dee's Danger Thrill Show is Canada's wildest touring sideshow. Featuring the "World's Fattest Contortionist" and international sideshow spectacle that is Fatt Matt. Newest addition to the DTS family, the adorably dangerous fire eater and pain proof girl Lil' Burks. Hosted by sword swallower and extreme stunt performer Neil E. Dee, the wildman man of Vancouver sideshow. Combining classics sideshow stunts of the past with original mind blowing acts of the human body to bring you a night of unforgettable and unusual entertainment. Danger Thrill Show is on tour throughout B.C. & Alberta June and July, 2016. Real Thrills! Real Danger! Real Fun!

Tanner Reinhardt opens the evening with an acoustic set... you might remember Tanner from the band Life Blown Open. Since moving back to Sudbury he has written a new set for acoustic guitar and continues to blaze new trails through the forest of melody.

Drugwolf ends the evening with a blistering punk rock set. This will make for a great night of freaky skills and freaky chills.

Saturday, July 27th - Bendero & Mars, Magic Pelvis, Taco Fiesta - $7.00 at the door - doors 8:00pm

Taco Fiesta stopped playing last year around this time. The members were scattered to the winds for school and work... now that it is summer, we get to see the return of one of Sudbury's favourites. A fiesta of alternative rock, funk and indie brought to you by three horsemen from LU, and one from the city of Sudbury. Bringing friendship, love and catchy riffs back into the heart of downtown.

Sunday, July 28th - Dr. Tom's Traveling Medicine Show - no cover - 9:00pm

Tom Fyfe and Paul Loewenberg return for another night of Blues, Rock, 60's favourites, old ragtime tunes and more. Veteran's of Sudbury's music scene... Tom and Paul know hundreds of songs. Music is the medicine.

Friday, August 2nd - Desert Therapy with guests - $7.00 at the door - 8:00pm doors

Saturday, August 3rd - Misshapen, Peronicus, Archelon - $7.00 at the door - 8:00pm doors

August 9 and 10 - Elgin Street Craft Beer Festival and Woodstock celebration - Tickets in advance.

Elgin Street Craft Beer Fest turns 7!!

The 2019 Elgin Street Craft Beer Festival will be held in downtown Sudbury on Saturday, August 10th. As usual, we close down Grey Street and take over the sidewalk along Elgin to the other side of The Laughing Buddha.

Once again this year we will close Grey Street on Friday, August 9th in the afternoon and have a street party from 6pm to 11pm with your favourite bands… after the success of 2016’s Pink Floyd night… we are branching out. 2017 saw a continued celebration of 30 years of The Townehouse Tavern with part 2 of our Anniversary Celebrations. Part 1 was June 16/17 with the reunion of Far From Heroes and Budget Motel.


Throughout August 9th and 10th we will feature artists playing music in the spirit of the 1969 Woodstock concert.

We will have artists paying tribute to…

Sly and the Family Stone, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Crosby Stills and Nash, Blood Sweat and Tears, The Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Canned Heat and more!!


Tickets are now on sale for our VIP Section of the Craft Beerfest... Access VIP Area with Exclusive Shade, Full Restaurant Service, Exclusive Tastings, Draws for Prizes and more TBA

Friday, August 16th - Simply Saucer, Art D'Ecco - UP HERE 5 - Tickets through Up Here.

Legendary proto-punk psychedelia band Simply Saucer make a highly anticipated stop in Sudbury! Presented by Stack Brewing.

Simply Saucer were formed on the hardscrabble streets of Hamilton, Ontario, these sci-fried proto-punks produced a hybrid of proto-punk and psychedelia in the mid-’70s. Hardly noticed outside of their hometown at the time, their album Cyborg’s Revisited (described as an “explosive time capsule”) was rediscovered and rereleased in 1989 and now they’re touring regularly and recording with a hopeful eye to the future.

Art d'Ecco is a product of the Gulf Islands of the Pacific Northwest and is a multitude: an unapologetic, inclusive rock and roll mystic in a wig and lipstick. The fluidity that d’Ecco embraces had its day in the sun with glam rock’s celebration of androgyny, but the mainstream in 2019 can be painfully lacking in beyond-the-binary experiences. d’Ecco wants to change that (and says “it might make some people uncomfortable!”)

TICKETS / 19 +
15$ advance / 20$ at the door
Free for children 12 and under.


Simply Saucer est un groupe formé dans les rues dures de Hamilton, en Ontario. Au milieu des années 70, ces proto-punks à la sci-fried produisent une oeuvre hybride de proto-punk et de psychédélisme. À peine remarqué au début, leur album Cyborg’s Revisited sera plus tard décrit comme une capsule explosive et sera redécouvert puis réédité en 1989. Aujourd’hui, ils se partent en tournée et enregistrent avec un regard optimiste sur l’avenir.

Sans compromis, Art d'Ecco est un mystique rock’n’roll inclusif arborant fièrement une perruque et du rouge à lèvres. La fluidité des genres qu’embrasse Art d’Ecco était au sommet de sa forme lors de l’époque du glam rock et de la célébration de l’androgynéité des années ‘70, mais n'occupe plus la même place dans l'imaginaire populaire de 2019. Art d’Ecco a bien l'intention de changer ça.

BILLETS / 19 +
15$ à l'avance / 20$ à la porte.

Up Here est un festival d'art urbain et de musique émergente qui se passe du 16-18 août 2019 dans l'étrange ville de Sudbury, Ontario. Suivez Up Here festival. RSVP Up Here 5.

Saturday, August 17th - FET.NAT, Camilla Sparksss, Andy California - Tickets through UP HERE.

Weirdos unite! This might be the most eclectic triple-bill we've ever booked and you'll love it. Presented by Stack Brewing.

Born of the hotbed of Hull and Ottawa’s experimental scene in 2010, FET.NAT are a force to be reckoned with. FET.NAT is a gang of prodigious musicians that kidnapped a pissed off french slam poet. Their music can sound utterly disorganized at times but is always in control, bending space and time with elastic rhythms. By mixing free jazz, noise, krautrock, punk and even Créole and Afro-beat influences, FET.NAT is a ludique quartet that is always looking for novelty in their creation.

Barbara Lehnhoff (artistic alias Camilla Sparksss) is a Swiss-Canadian singer, songwriter, musician and visual artist. She was born in 1983 on a frigid, -27? Celcius December day in Kenora, a small town on Lake Superior. She had a pet bear as a child and, yes, her father flew a float plane. She is know based in Switzerland. Her work is a collage of experimental, lo-fi electronic pop and melodic genre mashups performed with turntables, fat synthesizers and cutting vocals.

Andy California is the last true savior of rock ’n’ roll. Along with a fist full of others who were actually there for, and brought up on, 20th century noise, he’s an essential and spiritual component of the great force of primal, rhythmic skronk, and possibly the only man left with the sincerity and inalienable right to deliver it.

15$ advance / 20$ at the door

Up Here is an urban art & emerging music festival in weird and wonderful downtown Sudbury that takes place from August 16-18, 2019. Follow Up Here festival. RSVP Up Here 5.


FET.NAT est un groupe de talents apparemment sans limites se délectant de la juxtaposition confuse, tendu et troublante des machines et de la poésie. Basé à Hull au Québec, FET.NAT existe depuis 2010 et est composé d?artistes qui cherchent à constamment repousser leur limites musicale en utilisant des rythmes fracturés, des mélodies atypiques et des formes disloquées en mettant toujours l?accent sur la spontanéité.

Barbara Lehnhoff (artistic alias Camilla Sparksss) is a Swiss-Canadian singer, songwriter, musician and visual artist. She was born in 1983 on a frigid, -27? Celcius December day in Kenora, a small town on Lake Superior. She had a pet bear as a child and, yes, her father flew a float plane. She is know based in Switzerland. Her work is a collage of experimental, lo-fi electronic pop and melodic genre mashups performed with turntables, fat synthesisers and cutting vocals.

Andy California est le dernier véritable sauveur du rock ’n’ roll. Il est un élément essentiel et spirituel de la grande force du skronk primitif et rythmique. Il est sûrement le dernier homme sincère et inaliénable ayant le droit de le délivrer sur scène.

BILLETS / 19 +
15$ à l'avance / 20$ à la porte

Up Here est un festival d'art urbain et de musique émergente qui se passe du 16-18 août 2019 dans l'étrange ville de Sudbury, Ontario. Suivez Up Here festival. RSVP Up Here 5.