Live Music Around #BurlON

Posted July 28, 2021by Carson Baker
Band on stage

Good friends, good food and good drinks are all made better by the sound of live music.  Now, after missing out on these amazing things since March 2020 we are excited to welcome the return of live music in #BurlON. We have an abundance of local talent performing a variety of genres around the city for your enjoyment.  Highlighted below are some of the best places to catch this return to live music in Burlington.


Barra Fion

Barra Fion specializes in pairing great beverages with great food.  Their from-scratch menu items and selection of beverages are sure to impress. Live events are resuming at Barra Fion with solo and duo performers on the patio on most Friday and Saturday nights. For a full list of upcoming performances visit https://www.barrafion.ca/events 

Loch Side Bar & Lounge

Loch Side Bar and Lounge serves classic Scottish dishes with a modern spin, as well as local favorites. They feature a patio which overlooks Spencer Smith Park and Lake Ontario.  Live soft jazz can be heard on the patio most Friday and Saturday nights. Indoor events will also be held during the winter months.  Refer to the restaurants Instagram account to confirm showtimes.

The Dickens

The Dickens is a classic pub located in downtown Burlington that hosts a variety of music events. An open mic night takes place on Wednesday followed by karaoke on Thursday and live bands on Friday, Saturday and Sunday night. You can contact the restaurant for more lineup details here: https://www.thedickens.ca/

Stage set up with colourful lights at the Dickens pub

Slye Fox

The Slye Fox is a British style pub in mid-Burlington featuring a concert stage.  They have resumed live music on Friday nights which usually begins at 8:30pm. It is recommended that you call the restaurant at 905 333 4994 to confirm start times and lineup.

QB’s Sports Bar

Live music is offered Saturday nights after the Leaf game. No cover charge and live acoustic music starts around 10:00 pm.

Carrigan Arms

Carrigan Arms is a classic pub in north Burlington that will return to live music beginning on August 8th. Show off your own musical talent with karaoke on Friday night and then enjoy the talent of local artists on Saturday and Sunday.  On Saturday afternoon the “Blues Sermon” featuring blues and 70s rock duos takes place from 3:00pm-6:00pm.  On Sunday afternoon enjoy a country music duo from 2:00pm-6:00pm.  For lineup details check their website.

Uptown Social House

Uptown Social House is another one of Burlington’s many great pubs.  Various unique live music events take place here each week.  On Thursdays, Uptown Social House welcomes you to show off your own musical talent during a jam with James Anthony.  On Friday and Saturday nights, dueling pianos, which is known as the most interactive show in town, takes places from 9:00pm-12:30am.Full of familiar tunes and lots of singing and laughs. Reservations are strongly recommended for dueling pianos shows.  Finally, on Saturday afternoon from 1:00pm-5:00pm the James Anthony band performs with a weekly rotating guest.

2 men on 2 pianos; ad for Dueling Pianos

District Kitchen + Bar

District Kitchen + Bar is a casual eatery with an impressive selection of drinks including local craft beer.  The restaurant features live music with acoustic sessions on Thursday nights from 7:30pm – 10:30pm. Located in Aldershot, it’s a must visit.

Black Swan

The Black Swan is a classic pub with a down to earth setting and a large covered patio.  On Fridays from 9:30pm-1:00am the pub features live bands and on Saturday from 9:30pm-1:00am you can participate in Karaoke! The restaurant will also host an occasional matinee from 2:00pm-5:00pm.  Stay tuned to the Black Swan Instagram and Facebook here for more info: https://www.instagram.com/blkswanburlington/ https://www.facebook.com/blackswanburlington.ca

Band playing at the Black Swan

Miss Bailey Brown

Miss Bailey Brown’s is a new chocolate shop and bakery that also hosts events.  Starting on August 6th with their “Chocolate Jam” open mic nights every Friday. More info coming soon!


Studebaker is a family run modern day pub with a comfortable and relaxed environment.  They will be resuming live music as restrictions continue to be lifted.  Keep an eye on their events page here for more information as it’s a great venue to catch their regular line-up of live! https://www.facebook.com/pg/studebakerburlington/events/.

2 piece band at Studebaker, 2 men on guitars


Located in downtown Burlington, Pepperwood is an upscale restaurant with a terrific patio on Lakeshore.  They will be resuming regularly scheduled live music events in September. Follow this link to keep your eye on their website for more details https://pepperwood.on.ca/.

Jersey’s Bar and Grill

Jersey’s is a casual sports bar featuring pub food and pool tables in north Burlington. They will be resuming live music events in September. Keep an eye on this link for the release of new information https://jerseysbarandgrill.ca/.

Band playing at Jersey's

Have fun when you’re out and about in #BurlON and enjoy the tunes! And if we’ve missed anyone, please let us know!

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