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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.
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.
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!!!
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.
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 gone. Drinks can't go outside in the winter. You must go outside to Smoke or to Vape.
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.
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 Muskoka pints on Tuesdays plus you will have chances to win prizes from the sponsoring Beverage company from time to time.
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.
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 or 9pm, first act will come on at 9:00pm or maybe 10:00pm. Headliner will come on around 11:30pm... we wrap up by 12:30 or 1:00am. 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 or 9:00pm. Bands from 9:30pm to 1:00am. 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!!
BA returns. He is kicking off the 2nd leg of his Alley Beers tour in Sudbury before he heads west and east to continue his conquering of the whole country.
Cancer Bats (Toronto punk, Bat Skull recs) www.cancerbats.com
Dboy (Moscow/Welland punk) https://www.facebook.com/dboyintl/
With 15 years under their belt including 5 acclaimed studio albums, three Juno Award nominations and countless tours around the globe, Canadian hardcore metal punks, Cancer Bats have become a well-known force within the world of heavy music. 2018 sees the band embarking on the newest chapter of their career, self-releasing their 6th studio album “The Spark That Moves” on their own label Bat Skull Records. Not only looking to record and release albums on their own terms, but also choosing to forgo the traditional lead ups and teaser singles, Cancer Bats, without any forewarning, released “The Spark That Moves” in its entirety on April 20th, 2018, with vinyl and CDs ready to ship to fans that day. “We were just tired of waiting,” said front man Liam Joseph Cormier. “We spent all of 2017 working hard on this album, all while playing shows and talking with our fans, who were constantly asking “when can we hear new music!?”.
Dave Smalley, the legendary punk rock singer (DYS, All, Dag Nasty, Down by Law) has a new band. Formed in 2017, Mr. Dave Smalley has united forces with The Bandoleros, three spanish guys and one crazy argentinean, to con quer Europe and the whole world soon. After their first tour of Spain and writing a few of their own songs, the band have a new album ready to kick brains and hearts, "Join The 0utsiders". 11 punk rock hits. The LP is available in tri-colour (salid sea blue, salid white, and transparent red) and blue splatter on milky white clear on heavyweight vinyl, a limited edition of 250 of each colourway. lt is also available as a limited edition Dígipak CD and as a digital download direct from Little Rocket Records. Dave Smalley & The Bandoleros started to hit the road all over Europe in spring 2019, presenting their new record. The spring of 2020 will see their first Cross-Canada tour.
Dave Smalley & The Bandoleros:
Mr. Dave Smalley: vocals
Marcelo Pesoa "el diablo": guitar/ vocals
Pablo Magallanes "the master of disaster": guitar/ vocals
Javi Pérez "Dr. Legs": bass/ vocals
Rafa Camisón "the thunder": drums
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General Admission Tickets - $35 + tax - go on sale February 14th - noon... online, at the bar and at your local record stores, High Road records and Cosmic Dave's Vinyl.
Corb Lund – VIP Meet & Greet Package
Package price: $112.94; ticket fees on top
One general admission ticket or one reserved ticket (where applicable)
Exclusive meet & greet with Corb Lund
Personal photograph with Corb Lund
Access to an intimate preshow acoustic performance (2-3 songs)
Hand-written lyric sheet for “90 Seconds of Your Time”
Exclusive High Quality Lithograph Poster
Corb Lund camping to go mug (exclusive to VIP)
Official meet & greet laminate
Hailing from the Rocky Mountains of Alberta, Canada, and with a family lineage of ranchers and rodeo people, Lund is about as authentic as they come. Embracing his Western heritage through his music, Lund has been known to touch on a range of cowboy themes past and present - from rough-and-tumble tales of lawless frontier saloons, to the somber realities of running a modern family ranch. Corb Lund has received multiple CCMA, Juno, and international award nominations and wins. His seventh album, Cabin Fever, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Canadian Charts; three of his records have been certified Gold, and his latest studio album, Things That Can’t Be Undone, produced by Dave Cobb (Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell), cemented his status as one of the best contemporary country singer/songwriters working today.
NPR said “The album is a high mark of a long career” while Rolling Stone named him one of the “10 New Country Artists You Need to Know” stating, “Things That Can’t Be Undone finds Lund flirting in fresh sonic waters, while still keeping his sardonic mix of eerie lyrics and deceptively joyful vamps well intact.” PopMatters exclaimed, “Melodically engaging and narratively compelling, Things That Can’t Be Undone furthers the case for Corb Lund as one of the best contemporary country songwriters.” Corb Lund released an EP of cover songs, Cover Your Tracks on September 13th via New West Records in the US and Warner Music in Canada. The EP presents some of the songs by others that Lund says have inspired him throughout his career. His forthcoming full-length album of original songs will be released in early 2020.