Past Performances

Happy Hour At The Carleton – Music By Dusty Keleher – CANCELLED


  • March 21, 2020
    5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We’ve had to surrender to COVID-19 but only in the short term.  Check out Dusty’s next gig at The Carleton on Friday April 10! ==== As part of our Dinner At The Carleton series, Dusty Keleher will play for your Happy Hour listening pleasure on Saturday, March 21st from 4 – 7 PM and it’s (more…)

Maximum Overdrive – CANCELLED


  • March 20, 2020
    10:00 pm - 1:00 am

We’ve had to surrender to COVID-19 but only in the short term.  Check out Maximum Overdrive’s next gigs at The Carleton on Thursday April 9 and Friday April 10! ==== If you find yourself occasionally humming hits of the 80s – and let’s face it, who doesn’t? – you’re going to want to get to (more…)

Dinner At The Carleton – Music By Thomas Matheson – CANCELLED


  • March 20, 2020
    5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We’ve had to surrender to COVID-19 but only in the short term.  Check out Thomas’ next gig at The Carleton on Saturday April 18! ==== Dinner At The Carleton is a series of FREE performances featuring worthy local artists during dinner hours. Thomas Matheson will be playing between 5 and 8 PM for your listening (more…)

Campfire Songwriters’ Circle – CANCELLED


  • March 19, 2020
    8:00 pm - 11:30 pm

We’ve had to surrender to COVID-19 but only in the short term. Rudy Pacé and the entire Campfire gang will be gracing The Carleton stage at a future date TBD. ==== Rudy Pacé once again rallies his Campfire Songwriters’ Circle – this time also featuring Michael S. Ryan + Alexander B. MacNeil + Brooklyn Blackmore (more…)

St. Patrick’s Day – Shannon Quinn & Friends – CANCELLED


  • March 17, 2020
    8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

We’ve had to surrender to COVID-19 but only in the short term. Shannon & Friends will be gracing The Carleton stage at a future date TBD. ==== Whatever the day of the week, St. Patrick’s Day has always been one for celebration in Halifax, so who better to bring out the Irish in us all (more…)

Sadness: The Carleton is closed until April 5


There are no upcoming dates for this event.


I really hoped The Carleton could remain a tiny refuge within this crazy new world order. However, in light of artist cancellations, staff availability, and the whole Halifax downtown scene slowly shutting down, we have decided it is best and safest for all to close for a few weeks. If the world cooperates, we’ll open (more…)

The Carleton Collective


  • March 14, 2020
    10:00 pm - 1:00 am

Our beauty house band – The Carleton Collective (made up of some of the best musicians in the city) – plays almost every Saturday at The Carleton including this one, Saturday, March 14th. Show time will be the usual 10 PM and it’s just $5 to hear a mix of killer rock’n’roll tunes that you (more…)

Dinner At The Carleton – Music By Dusty Keleher


  • March 14, 2020
    5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

As part of our Dinner At The Carleton series, Dusty Keleher plays for your listening pleasure on Saturday, March 14th from 5 – 8 PM and it’s FREE. Dusty Keleher writes songs that tell a good story and searches out gems from the past that do the same. Simply put, roots/traditional music that takes its (more…)

Roxy & The Underground Soul Sound + The Brood


  • March 13, 2020
    10:00 pm - 1:30 am

The hard-working, tight-as-a-drum Roxy & The Underground Soul Sound are back at The Carleton for a return gig on Friday, March 13th – this time with pals, The Brood – for an ass-shaking night of funk and soul music. Show time is 10 PM and admission is $10 at the door. Get there early! Roxy & (more…)

Dinner At The Carleton – Music By Almasy


  • March 13, 2020
    5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Our Dinner At The Carleton series is happy to welcome back the talented Michael Dalton (Almasy) on Friday, March 13th. Michael will be playing between 5 and 8 PM and the music is FREE. After growing a reputation as the frontperson and songwriter of the Transatlantic Zodiac Ensemble and rhythm guitarist for Donald MacLennan’s Jazz (more…)