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 Alanna Negusanti

For Reservations... call the restaurant at 705.674.6883

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












Every Thursday 5:30pm to 8:00pm
By the time Thursday rolls around... most folk are ready to roll off the week... Music at Sundown is a great chance for you to kick the weekend into gear and finish your week on a positive note. Great dinner, Great music. 5:30pm to 8:00pm. No Cover.


April 7th - Richard Foers - Richard sings a lot of 60's and 70's favourites from rock and roll and the teen idols.

April 14th - Ryan Harris -

April 21st - Eric Clancy - We finally bring this golden voice to our dinner shows. Eric sings somewhere in the golden range of City and Colour to Neil Young. He picks a few classics to sing from the great writers like Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, plus he does a bunch of his own catchy tunes. Come discover this vastly underappreciated artist...

April 28th - Marc and Dan -


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. We started the new season on January 3rd and should continue through most Sundays until the summer. There will be a few holidays and such that we can't come out, but stay tuned to our Facebook page and we'll try to keep you up to date.

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


As of May 1st, the patios are allowed to roll out along the sidewalks of the city.  Please… as it began in 2015, NO Smoking is allowed on the patio this year.  This means you CANNOT take your beer with you to smoke.  Those days are over.  We’ll find a system that is easy and you won’t even notice that things have changed. In the meantime, please refrain from smoking at the entrance to the patio.  You’ll have to walk a few steps down the street.  And let’s be clear on one thing… you can’t stand outside the patio, reach in and have a swig of your drink.  No climbing the fences… in or out.


As of October 15th, Sidewalk patios disappear for the season. This means you do NOT take your beverage with you to go outside. Of course, if you are at the Laughing Buddha you may still take your beverage out on the Buddha Patios since they are on premise, but you still can't smoke out there... These are the rules.

The May Events

And so we leapfrog into May.  Typical Sudbury weather... it'll feel like Spring for a week... then hit us with winter again, then spring for a couple days... then BAM, It's Summer. Lots on the horizon for this new day.  Daily delivery starts soon for the restaurant and the Buddha.  You will be able to order a pizza and a couple burgers and have it delivered by the same delivery person and paid with Cash at the door or online on your Credit Card..  Check out the winter deals for food and such… check out the announcements for upcoming concerts because this is where it all starts to come together.  We spend the holidays celebrating, January recovering and then the music business in Canada starts to get back into gear in February…  it ramps up another notch in March as the winter wanes.  Hundreds of artists cross the country to Canadian Music Week in Toronto in May when the snow is gone, then June for NXNE and then all summer for festivals season and prime driving weather.
Tickets will go on sale for many events that are happening and will usually be available online through Eventbrite.com and on site here at The Townehouse.  You will see tickets soon enough for …

Repartee - May 19th

Pack AD - June 2nd

Tupper Ware Remix Party - June 3rd

Zuul's Evil Disco - June 11th!

Cecile Doo-Kingue - June 30th

Whiskey River Bluesfest – July 15, 16th

Elgin Street Craft Beer Festival – August 5, 6th

The Townehouse Tavern is your host of great live music everyday.  So far we are working nine gigs a week when you factor 7 nights of players, Thursday dinners and Sunday Bluegrass Brunch.  We have been your host of live music for 25 years!! That’s right, 1991, the year that the underground scene became mainstream… That’s the ground floor that The Townehouse was on.  We beat the release of Nirvana Nevermind by 5 months.  That was the year that everything changed for music.  Post punk, alternative rock, roots rock, everything came one step closer to mass culture.  In the next years, as the Internet circled the globe and the information superhighway went from 2 lanes to 16, music went along for the ride.  Everyone with a computer could become a collector and gather an encyclopedic knowledge of music history without having to spend hours flipping through dusty bins in stores across the country.

The newer evolution of The Townehouse is that we are also the favourite Burger joint in the north.  We use only fresh local ground beef for our Burgers.  For Vegetarians we have excellent Roasted Portobello Burgers and our hand made Beet and Hemp Burgers.  All of our signature burgers come with a generous portion of local, fresh cut French Fries with a choice of home made dipping sauce, or a hearty salad.  Over the next couple weeks we are rolling out some new configurations such as a Sunday Slider Platter special and a platter of delicious appetizers Special one night a week… A Tuesday night Date Night special.  All of this is in addition to our daily special of Domestic bottled beer from 4pm-7pm and FREE POOL everyday from noon to 7pm.


Saturday, April 30th - The Human Rights - $10.00 at the door

The Human Rights are:

Friendlyness: Chant
Tréson: Lead Vocals & Rhythm Guitar
Bernie Pitters: Keyboards
Eric Woolston: Drums
Tyler Wagler: Bass
Graham Campbell: Pick Guitar
James Taylor: Lead Guitar
Ben Macdonald: Tenor Sax
Patrick McGroarty: Trumpet
Tom Richards: Trombone

Since they came together in 2008, The Human Rights have built a reputation as one of Canada's top reggae bands -- specializing in original, high-energy, modern roots reggae with a mix of jazz, funk and R&B influences. “The Rights” are fronted by Friendlyness (Culture Shock, Big Sugar) and Juno nominee Tréson on lead vocals; and feature a blazing 3-piece horn section, two stellar guitar players, and a rock steady riddim section, topped off by legendary reggae keyboardist Bernie Pitters (Toots and the Maytals, Hit Squad, Leroy Brown, Sly & Robbie) on the one drop.


Monday, May 2nd - The Decoys - No Cover

Thursday, May 5th - Dwayne's Backwoods Blues - $7.00 at the door

Friday, May 6th - Scenic Route to Alaska w/ The Twentiest, Fortunate Losers - $7.00 at the door

Growing up together in Edmonton Scenic Route, have been friends for as long as they can remember. Each member began learning their respective instruments around the age of 13 and soon after formed a band. Initially, they played R&B and rock and roll covers for hall shows and weddings. They became a kind of session band, backing up local artists of varying genres and accumulated the valuable performance experience that made them stand out as a mature young group. After several years of this and having performed at nearly every venue in Edmonton, the trio created Scenic Route to Alaska in the summer of 2010.

Their sophomore album Warrington, recorded by Brad Smith and produced by Jay Sparrow in Edmonton, builds on their distinctive “prairie-indie” sound, and captures the positive energy that the trio brings to their live performance. It's also the first album recorded after being reunited in their hometown. Inspired by lead singer Trevor Mann's grandmother, Dorothy, an English war bride, this deceptively cheery indie-folk album puts an optimistic spin on dealing with love and loss. Since the release, they have been nominated for Pop Recording of the Year at the Western Canadian Music Awards, made top 12 for the Alberta Peak Performance Project and have been on radio charts throughout North America. Furthermore, the band received the Cruz FM Emerging Artist award at the 2014 Edmonton Folk Music Festival.


Saturday, May 7th - Chuck Jackson of the legendary Downchild with Tom Fyfe and the Whiskey River Blues Band - $10.00 tickets available.

Monday, May 9th - Royal Canoe w/ local guests - $10.00 at the door - Doors 8:00pm.

Thursday, May 12th - Hugh Jazz - $7.00 at the door

Friday, May 13th - Johnny and the Terminators - $7.00 at the door

Saturday, May 14th - The Prince Night - $10.00 at the door

Tuesday, May 17th - Twin Peaks w/ Eric Clancy - $5.00 at the door

Wednesday, May 18th - Closed for one day for film location shooting.

Thursday, May 19th - Repartee, Sex & Summer - $10.00 at the door - more line-up to be announced soon!!

Friday, May 20th - NLFB Presents - Blonde Elvis, The

Thursday, June 2nd - The Pack AD, Greylands - $12 advance/ $15 door - Tickets on Sale Soon.

Friday, June 24th - The 24th Street Wailers - $10.00 at the door