Sadness: The Carleton is closed until April 30

[06-Apr-20 7:00 pm] Are you keeping track? We recognize that April in person isn’t going to happen. However, keep your eye on Live At The Carleton, your FB live local musician fix every Wed and Sat at 7 pm.

[30-Mar-20 9:30 pm] The sign on the Carleton door now reads “closed until further notice” but we are still managing moment to moment. Today we’ve retreated at least til April 17.

[20-Mar-20 11:00 am] Jill Barber has just cancelled her east coast tour. New dates will be announced shortly and all previously purchased tickets will be honoured. We at The Carleton vow to remain optimistic, so looking to re-open on Thursday April 9 with local 80s superband Maximum Overdrive.

[16-Mar-20 4:30 pm] I knew there would be updates, but not so soon, nor so drastic.

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In light of artist cancellations, staff availability, and the whole Halifax downtown scene slowly shutting down, we have decided that it is best and safest for all to close The Carleton for a few weeks.

If the world cooperates, we’ll be open again on Thursday April 9.

Thanks and big love (from 6 feet away!) to our team who have been thoughtful and patient and super-sanitized during these tough times.

To our many supporters: listen to those playlists, dream of Carleton frites, and we’ll see you in April!

Carleton mini-Shows Will Go On: music therapy for COVID-19

16-Mar-2020 8:30 am These are challenging times for everyone, and The Carleton’s niche of music, food, and drink is no different.

With three presumptive virus cases appearing in Nova Scotia, the Province has stepped up mandatory combative actions. See HERE for the latest info.

This measure particularly impacts The Carleton: “Organizations and businesses are required to practise social distancing of two metres (6 feet) and keep gatherings below 150 or much smaller, if possible. This applies to restaurants, bars, movie theatres, and other gathering spots.”

Our goal is to remain open, providing our guests a safe break from the real world , while taking care of musicians and staff livelihoods as best we can. To that end, we are actively realigning The Carleton to meet the social distancing requirement. We are reaching out to all upcoming artists to accommodate their decisions. Some touring musicians have already cancelled; ticket holders will be fully refunded.

First up, a St. Patrick’s Day celebration Tuesday March 17 — reduced capacity, but not reduced fun, with doors open at 12 noon and the fabulous trad fiddler Shannon Quinn taking the stage at 8 pm! No cover.

We’ll update this space as more specific show info becomes available. Thanks so much for your support over the years and patience in this wacky new world. Be wise, stay safe, wash and sanitize to 20 seconds of your fav song, support local, support live music!

(Facebook) Live At The Carleton

We are over the moon (perhaps the Connemara Moon) to introduce the first of hopefully many Halifax Presents “Live At The Carleton” interviews and performances, hosted by Mark Robins.

First up, Dusty Keleher – a wonderful folksinger, songwriter, and storyteller who regularly graces our Dinner at The Carleton stage. But did you know he speaks Irish and can tell a mean ghost story?

The direct link to this Facebook Live event is HERE. Enjoy and share!

For ongoing coverage of the arts scene in HRM and beyond, check out all the Halifax Presents platforms.

Web – https://halifaxpresents.com
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/HalifaxPresents/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/halifaxpresents
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/halifaxpresents

The Many ways to Celebrate

Not sure what you or that special someone will enjoy?

A night full of variety is what you need! Wed Feb 12 The Blue Room Band will keep your night vibrant with this 8-piece ensemble delivering different flavors of smooth Jazz Standards, Swing, Soft Rock, and Retro-Pop. Join us for dinner and let the music do the talking, you might just fall in love all over again!

Looking for a more irreverent evening?

Ease the pressure of Valentine’s Thurs Feb 13 with “A Not-So-Valentine’s Day Comedy Show”… need we say more? Or find that happy medium by enjoying dinner and drinks before the show, and then laugh it all off!

Where’s the Romance?

Don’t worry, we’ve got that too! Fri Feb 14 surround yourselves with the sound of love, featuring ” Ariana Nasr performing Edith Piaf”. With 2 shows, we hope you can find your fit. Celebrate with a 3-course menu at the early show, or catch up for dessert and prosecco at the late show!

The Carleton welcomes singles, couples, groups of friends, colleagues – whatever combo floats your boat for an equal opportunity Valentine.

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW AT thecarleton.ca

Valentine’s Day Menu is Here!

February 14, enjoy a 3-course meal and “A Night of Cabaret featuring Ariana Nasr performing Edith Piaf.”

Dinner and Show tickets on sale now! Tickets are only $90 (including taxes and gratuity) Dinner seating from 4 pm to 7 pm via OpenTable HERE.

Dessert and Prosecco package is also available for the second, late show at 9:30pm. Details and info HERE.

The Carleton’s Chef Dolente Competes in Canada’s Great Kitchen Party 2019

Canada’s Great Kitchen Party is a national culinary competition with over 100 Chefs and 5,000 guests gathering annually across twelve cities in Canada. With a 13 year successful history, this evening of celebration and elevation of Canadian culture in food, sport, and music has raised $15 million for Canadian athletes and as of 2018, the impact has expanded to include music and food programs for youth.

Reigning silver medalist of Canada’s Culinary Championship 2018 for Nova Scotia, Chef Dolente, and his culinary team will once again compete in Canada’s Great Kitchen Party, an evening of celebration and elevation of Canadian culture in food, sport and music, set for Friday, October 18 at the Cunard Centre in Halifax. Tickets available HERE.

Behind every great Chef, is a great culinary team and Chef Dolente’s will be supporting him in full during the competition.  With the absence of skilled hands in our kitchen at The Carleton this Friday, October 18, Chef Dolente has graciously created a Snack-able Menu for guests to enjoy.

The Snack-able Menu will be available from the time we open for Happy Hour, at 4pm and all throughout Geoff Kennedy’s free acoustic show at 6pm, as well as the Second Line Parade Album Release at 10pm!

Of course, the bar is still open.  And don’t worry, the full menu will be back Saturday, October 19th!

  • Cheese Board 12
  • Charcuterie Board 12
  • House Made All Dressed Kettle Chips 5
  • Cajun Spiced Bar Nuts 5
  • Marinated Olives 5

A Great Time for a Great Cause

On August 21, our Carleton was proudly involved in hosting The “No Time for That” Anti-Bullying and Mental Health Benefit Concert alongside its founder, singer-songwriter, Elsie Morden.

100% of proceeds from the benefit concert went towards ensuring that the Anti-Bullying Society’s “No Time for That” Tour can continue to deliver powerful presentations about bullying prevention, mental health awareness and youth empowerment to schools free of charge. So far they have been to 600 schools across Canada including 71 schools in Nova Scotia.

We, at The Carleton, have no time for bullying and are cheering on Elsie for her efforts in continuing to create awareness and change with this important anti-bullying movement. You rock Elsie!

[Photo credit: Stoo Metz]

A decade of HUFF

Mike Campbell talks about his journey over the past ten years with HUFF on Global, August 22, 2019.

We’re feeling the love!

As seen in Flightnetwork’s Article – 19 Spots to Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Halifax, by Keith Perrotta.

The Carleton combines two of my favorite things – great music and amazing food! Housed in one of the city’s oldest stone buildings (built-in 1760) it’s a refreshing blend of historical and modern as well. Both an award-winning music venue and seriously delicious restaurant, this place makes for a great night. Talented chef Michael Dolente has made this place a foodie hotspot while live musical talent keeps your ears happy too! It’s the perfect recipe for a night out with friends or that special someone sampling the culinary and musical delights of Halifax. Pro tip: Happy Hour is from 4-6 so be sure to get some super affordable bites and drinks before dinner! Their menu is filled with local and fresh pickings and is sure to please.”

We are very proud to be a part of this great guide for those looking for a true Halifax experience.