Live Music & Events

WHERE: all live music will be here at Donnelly’s Pub, and it is hosted by The Brant Parker Band

FEATURES: a different special guest each week.

Saturday Blues Series Special Guests!

2:30-6pm every week

Saturday, February 17th
Artist: Studebaker John 

Saturday, February 24th
Artist: Joel Parisien

Saturday, March 2nd
Artist: Danny Boy Phelan

Saturday, March 9th
Artist: Nicole Cerminara

Saturday, March 16th
Artist: Mike Branton

Saturday, March 23rd
Artist: Carlos Del Junco

(all $10 cover charge)

Our Sunday Shows

Sunday, December 3rd
Artist: The Chris Ayries Band
($10 cover with proceeds going to Community Cares)

Sunday, December 10th
Artist: Birthday Bash for Brad Krauss featuring Serena Pryne

Wednesday Acoustic Series


Wednesday, February 14th
Artist: Spencer Mackenzie
($10 cover charge)

We will be having music Friday evenings on the patio from 7pm-10pm (weather permitting)

(all no cover charge)

Friday, September 8th
Artist: The Vaudevillian

Friday, September 15th
Artist: JIN

Open Mic Night

Last Wednesday of Every Month
From 7-10pm


Special Event

Every other Sunday afternoon it is our pleasure to welcome back some very important members of our musical family.  As we have moved through Covid many things have come back into our lives, some bringing changes.  A new endeavor presented by Brad Krauss is one of those changes, and it’s a great one!  Below is a word from Brad, helping to explain what you’ll be missing if you don’t pop in for a pint and welcome them back personally!

A note from Brad….

For the past 12 years I’ve been playing gigs at Donnelly’s Irish Pub.

I started with my friend Max Hillier, playing the Canal Bank shuffle there in the fall of 2010.  Since then I’ve played a few hundred open mic gigs and a few hundred Saturday blues gigs with Brant Parker.  I’ve played Chuck Jackson duo gigs there.  I’ve played Thomas Nelson band gigs. I’ve played gigs with my own groups, Turnaround (with Ann Singer, Brandon MacPherson and Jeff Luciani), the Brad Krauss Trio/Quartet, and the all star Christmas bands I’ve had the pleasure to work with since we started an annual Christmas gig, at least 7 years ago.

As times change, so does the music (and the personnel, and the budgets) and I am happy to be bringing a new sound to Donnellys this Sunday featuring the following incredible musicians, playing your favourite R&B standards with fresh interpretation:

Sue Thibert:
A classically trained singer with a musical theatre degree who, after finishing as a top 100 finalist on Canadian idol as a teenager, settled in to a long career at the Oh Canada Eh dinner theatre where she remained until their untimely bankruptcy in 2020.

Thomas Nelson:
Prolific musician, adept at both bass guitar and vocals having performed in clubs across Canada, Europe and the US over the past 40 years. 

Niagara Falls NY USA Music Hall of Fame inductee, who currently leads an all-star R&B band in the Niagara Region (Canada) featuring incomparable Niagara legends Randy Stirtzinger and Graham Lear.

Thomas Reid:
A professional drummer, who trained at top schools across Canada and then extensively toured the world playing the drums before settling in Australia where he worked as a professional musician for 8+ years before returning to Canada.