Exile on Highway 320 : Our Next Live Gig is…

Cape Bretons Live Music Venue!

Live music every Saturday, and whenever else we can get it! Some events coming up you won’t want to miss – Put ’em in your diary! Exile brings you music from the latest bands and musicians every Saturday night. Check out The Groundswell facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thegroundswellinn/ to see music happenings here on Saturday and throughout the week.


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An  Evening to Remember

 *** CANCELLED – Our Apologies ***

*We are working on other entertainment – watch this space *

Friday 6th October

Music Entertainment Dinner Show!

Pub Dinner Show

 *** CANCELLED – Our Apologies ***

*We are working on other entertainment – watch this space *

Music, Laughter, Stories – A Great Show for Dinner!

Tony has been in the entertainment business for over thirty years. His show is versatile and has been performed for a wide variety of audiences internationally. From being presented as the feature comedian at the National Radio Awards, as an emcee/host for a 3 day sales summit, or performing at a political conference , he easily adapts to the mood of any audience.



For 13 years Tony played a weekly musical comedy matinee to a packed to capacity crowd in Nova Scotia Canada. He was an MC and feature comedian at the Halifax Comedy Festival two years in a row. Tony’s unique talents and personality have attracted the attention of many advertising agencies. He writes and performs a wide variety of character voices for television and radio such as McDonalds, Pepsi, as well as hosting a wide range of corporate videos for national accounts.

A former student of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Tony still indulges in several musical projects, as a singer, guitarist and producer.

When working as an emcee/host for a gala or any other corporate function, Tony always finds room for humour when required, to keep things light, engaging and on time. His tailored show and quick wit make him a favorite at conferences, conventions and any gathering that needs a host. He can stand in front of any crowd and make them feel good, with observations on a wide range of various topics. Tony will work with you to ensure that your event is memorable. Clients are drawn into the show with its fast paced impromptu “clean” humour.


Legend: Jon Hines

SATURDAY 7th October! 

If you haven’t heard him yet, you GOTTA check this out. The next Canadian Folk Legend. You saw him here first!


This master rocks the blues, folk and bluegrass. Some kick ass originals, seriously, and some old classics thrown in there too.

Stop in to check out the vibe this Saturday at the Groundswell






Cape Breton based singer songwriter has had some positive responses through the industry that include showcases for ECMAs and Music NS in previous years. In 2008 he recorded his debut CD titled “Gary the Bus Driver” which is available on iTunes. His CD helped him open some doors through the Maritimes, branching out into surrounding provinces for some short tours. News was getting out about this guitar player with radio interviews and podcasts, helping to spread the news.

In 2016, after a brief hiatus Jon picked up his guitar again for the first time in years, and started writing, he found a new voice. A musical explosion bursting at the seams, he found he has something to say again. Experiencing life, love and loss. Asking questions, growing, maturing as an artist, songwriter and player. He started recording a new record, with our first taste of the new material posted one thing is for certain. This musical journey that we share together, is not over.


Nova Scotia Music Pub



Sunday 8th October – All Day Music!

12 – 3pm: FORK & SPOON

4 – 7pm: JON HINES


Fork & Spoon

FORK & SPOON: 12 – 3pm

Jon Hines Thanksgiving

JON HINES: 4 – 7pm


Thanksgiving MONDAY 9th October – Fork & Spoon Live!

Fork & Spoon

Fork and Spoon,music from Cape Breton and Beyond. Formed in 2012, is a duo made up of composer/clarinetist Barbara White and guitarist Charles MacDonald. They are always full of surprises and fruitful misunderstandings.

Click to Check ‘Em Out!

Saturday 14th October – CLOSING PARTY!!

The Leah & Kyle Collective

B&B Cape Breton


IT’S PARTY TIME: Cheap food, cheap beer, End of Season Party


We’re ending the season with a BANG. And we’ll be having ridiculously priced beer and food to clear our shelves! 

Leah and Kyle Samson combine a powerful voice and an electric guitar to achieve a sound you wouldn’t expect from such a stripped down act. The husband and wife duo recently packed up their young family and love of music and relocated to Pictou County where they have managed to take their music from the kitchen table to the stage, quickly building a loyal following. They draw on many influences ranging from Muddy Waters to Beyoncé, bringing out the spirit and feeling behind whatever style of music they decide to play.


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Port Hawkesbury Music Venue Pub