Entertainment Lineup

For 2016

Updated: Jun 01 16
 Created: Jan 01 70

Opening Day is Thursday, June 16, 2016

Music starts at 9 pm on Band Nights

South Paw Blues Band

Saturday June 18, 2016

Updated: May 31 16
 Created: Jan 01 70

Southpaw Blues

This band hails from various parts of the upper Ottawa Valley. They're all experienced and talented musicians who have been playing in various local bands for years. Joe Lance is one of the most versatile vocalists in the Valley.


Tunes range from Clapton to ZZ Top to Van Morrison with emphasis on upbeat blues rock, classic rock and country rock.

$8 cover

Jeanette Mackintosh and
Kirk Harber

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Updated: May 31 16
 Created: May 30 16

Jeanette Mackintosh and Kirk Harbe

5 to 8 pm

Jeanette Mackintosh and Kirk Harber are local Ottawa valley musicians who play together in a cover band called "Odd Man Out." They play a wide range of genres with something for everyone.

No cover.

North of Nowhere

Saturday June 25, 2016

Updated: Jun 02 16
 Created: May 22 16

North of Nowhere

A local band lead by the powerful vocals and rhythm guitar of Kevin Foley. They pick the songs you want to hear from The Hip to Johnny Cash, Matchbox 20 etc. Always a full house and a party when these guys show up.

$5 cover

Jean Legendre

Friday, July 1, 2016

Updated: May 31 16
 Created: May 30 16

1 - 4 pm

Jean Legendre has been playing guitar for over 30 years. Does all styles from country to classic rock right up to today's music. He also has taught guitar lessons and has a recording studio in his home in Killaloe. He has played with Shield Aikhart who was Ann Murray’s back up singer, as well as Kim Mitchell's drummer, Greg Critchley. His set up makes him sound like a five piece band.

No Cover.

Renegade

Saturday July 2, 2016

Updated: May 31 16
 Created: May 23 16

Renegade is a Country/Rock/Everything Band who grabs their audience's attention from the first song until the last encore!! Known as a "High Energy Party Band."

$7 cover

Ginger St. James

Saturday July 9, 2016

Updated: Jun 03 16
 Created: May 17 16

Ginger with her guitar

With her sultry and powerful voice, her sassy and commanding stage presence, and a repertoire that blends country, rock n' roll and blues, Ginger St. James packs a lot of entertainment into her 5-foot frame.

Following the tradition of country songbirds like Loretta Lynn, Ginger writes and sings music from real experience; growing up on the family farm, being broke, having fun, and love gone wrong. Her early life in Binbrook, Ontario was heavily influenced by American southern culture, listening to country radio in the barn. Although trips with Dad to the vintage car and rockabilly shows had their impact, her signature song 'Ramblin' Country Bumpkin', proves that this gal is more Hee Haw than Happy Days.

A Zapp Production

$10 cover

Fran Band

Saturday July 16, 2016

Updated: May 31 16
 Created: Jan 01 70

Featuring Fran's gutsy vocals, this band's lively show of rhythm, blues & 60's dance music just keeps getting better and better. Always enjoyable and eminently dance-able.

Come out and get down with this excellent local talent!

$7 cover

Salty Dog

Saturday July 23, 2016

Updated: May 31 16
 Created: Jan 01 70

Salty Dog is a group of 5 musicians from Bancroft. Consisting of Adam Palmer, Tony Donkers, Paul Sargent, Jesse Hanna and Ron Kapitain. The band has been together for about 6 years. They have evolved into an energetic, lively mix of blues, southern rock and good old rock and roll. If you like to dance, Salty Dog will not disappoint.

$9 cover

JAZZ SUNDAY!

Sunday July 24, 2016

Updated: May 31 16
 Created: May 30 16

Featuring Schroeder Nordholt

4 - 8 pm

Schroeder Nordholt is an accomplished performer, composer and instructor with over 20 years in the field. A graduate from the esteemed jazz program at Humber College, Schroeder is an engaging and interactive performer.

No cover.

Talent Show

Saturday, July 30

Updated: May 31 16
 Created: May 23 16

Show off your unique skills or musical talents this summer at The Bent!


There will be two divisions: Under 18 and Over 18. Prize for the best performance in each!

Call or drop in to sign up at the Bent Anchor!

CO Blitz
Evening Entertainment

Sunday July 31, 2016

Updated: May 31 16
 Created: May 30 16

Enjoy the day's activities at C O Blitz then come on over & enjoy great musical entertainment for the evening!!

Restricted after 9 pm

$10 cover

Updated: May 31 16
 Created: May 31 16

Craig playing guitar

Craig Peterkin (solo)

4 to 7 pm

Craig is no stranger to the Bent Anchor. He's summered on Kamaniskeg for years and he's played here with several bands over the years - Snake Bookie, Peterkin, Robin Hawkins Band.

Come out to hear some of the best guitar playing of the summer. Here is a link to a tune he recorded almost 20 years ago, and he's just gotten better!

Updated: Jun 02 16
 Created: Jan 01 70

Five members of Odd Man Out

Odd Man Out

7 to 10 pm

Jason Deroche, Jeanette Tubby, Jason Malinowski, and Terry Mask bring you a collection of recognizable crowd favorites that are sure to get your fingers tapping and your feet moving. Always a crowd favourite, this is one night you don't want to miss!

Updated: Jun 02 16
 Created: Jan 01 70

Rob Foreman and his stand-up bass

The Rob Foreman Rockabilly Trio

This band is Jimmy Bowskill's back up band. World class musicians who are taking a break from touring to do this show. Rob Foreman's Stand Up "Slap Back" Bass playing is some of the best you will ever see. Same goes for Kyler Tapscott on guitar.

This band is incredible and Kyler is one of the best guitarists I have ever worked with. Jimmy Bowskill
Presented by Zapp!

Sidewinder

Fri Aug 5, 2016

Updated: May 31 16
 Created: Jan 01 70

Sidewinder

If you love Rock & New Country you will love Sidewinder, a Premiere Valley Band, with Glen Getz, Terry and Brian Mask, Barry Recoskie and Shawn Lynch. So put on your dancing shoes and come out for this fantastic night of entertainment. You won't be disappointed.

$10 cover

JAZZ SUNDAY!

Sunday August 7, 2016

Updated: May 31 16
 Created: Jan 01 70

Featuring Fran Pinkerton & Peter Brown

4 - 8 pm
A mix of bluesy and classic Jazz! Special menu in the works.

No cover

FIREWEED

Saturday August 13, 2016

Updated: Aug 03 16
 Created: Jan 01 70

Yes you read it correctly! The boys are back and better than ever! The same hard driving music that has everyone up dancing and jumping, guaranteed to play some old favourites along with some new ones!

$10 cover

Weber Brothers

Saturday August 20, 2016

Updated: May 31 16
 Created: May 23 16

Weber brothers rockin

Between their renowned musical ability, high-energy, awe-inspiring performances and lessons learned first hand from rock n’ roll pioneers, a reputation as the “baddest band in the land,” “heroes of this generation” and “the future in the big shoes of the past” now precedes them.

“If it’s looked at as a passing of the torch or a keeping of the flame, then we’re the guys to do it,” says Ryan Weber.

Presented by Zapp

$20 cover

Rocktree

Saturday August 27, 2016

Updated: Jul 03 16
 Created: Jan 01 70

Tim LaRiviere, Andrew Smith, Rich Martel and Tom Martel Jr have been playing the local and surrounding areas for years. Come rock with old friends and meet new ones, join Rocktree for an enjoyable evening of rock and roll from the classics to the present.

$7 cover

Twist of Fate

Saturday Sept. 3, 2016

Updated: Jun 01 16
 Created: Jan 01 70

A mix of classic and new rock. Local artist with a vast range of music. Join Laura-Lee Kelly and the gang for a night of dancing and singing.

$7 cover

Liam O'Connor

Sunday Sept 4

Updated: Sep 03 16
 Created: Jun 03 16

3 - 6 pm.

Thin Ice

Sunday Sept 4

Updated: Jun 03 16
 Created: Jan 01 70

Thin Ice playing at the Bent Anchor

9 pm

Closing off the season and the Long Weekend we have Thin Ice. Still alive and kicking.
This local foursome have been playing their own blend of rock, rhythm and blues for over a quarter of a century in the Madawaska Valley. Although they play covers of other bands' songs, it is rare to hear a song played the same way twice.
$7 cover

Also at the Bent Anchor

Relaxed Patio Dining

Updated: Jun 03 16
 Created: Jan 01 70

Check out our 2016 menu! All of your favourites with some delicious new items to enjoy!

Summery salads, burgers and buns, wraps and snacks and new delicious dinner options!

For reservations, call 613-756-9558.

Maggie II River Cruises

Updated: Jun 03 16
 Created: Jun 03 16

The Maggie II

The Maggie II is an Ottawa River tugboat, re-purposed for cruising the Madawaska River system.

Walk-in Tours

A one hour cruise departing Wednesdays at 3 pm & 6 pm, Saturdays at 3 pm
(other days by chance or reservation).
North towards Kamaniskeg Lake to the mouth of Chippawa Bay or South past Madonna House, through Nageek Lake to the mouth of the York River.
$25 per adult or $10 for children

Charter Tours

Book a cruise to celebrate a special occasion, view cottage properties from the water or do a little fishing.
Charter Tours can accommodate up to 20 people.
$150 for the first hour
$100 for each additional hour

Call 613-756-9558 to book your tour.

Mad River Wednesdays

Updated: Jun 03 16
 Created: May 23 16

Prow of a yellow canoe against the blue water of Negeek Lake

Maggie II River Cruises at 3 pm and 6pm.
No reservation necessary

Historical Paddle on the Madawaska River from 2pm until sunset. Mad River Rentals will be onsite providing canoe, kayak and SUP rentals!

(contact them directly for reservations:

paddle@madriverrentals.ca or 613-758-2165 )

Stick around for evening acoustic jam!

Thursday is Karaoke

Updated: May 30 16
 Created: Jan 01 70

All Day Wing Specials!!

Karaoke every Thursday evening around 9 pm.
Music will play if you just feel like coming to hang out for the evening!!

Friday is Fish Night

Updated: May 31 16
 Created: Jan 01 70

Fish Night is Back!

Mary’s Fried or Grilled Fish starting at 5 pm.
Reservations are strongly recommended.

Open Mic starts at 9 pm.

Drums, guitar and PA system will be supplied this year!

Saturday Night is Band Night

Updated: May 30 16
 Created: Jan 01 70

Reservations recommended.

Sunday Jazz Matinees

Updated: May 23 16
 Created: Jan 01 70

Occasional Sunday Jazz Matinees

Check the Schedule!