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Weekly Entertainment

Once you’ve enjoyed your dinner, stay and take in some of the best live music Halifax has to offer. Each week, Stayner’s presents artists from here and away performing jazz, blues, soul and pop. And Sunday? Ahhhh… Sunday. Jeff Goodspeed hosts a matinee from 5-9 featuring a variety of musicians from Halifax’ thriving Jazz community.

Check our “News & Events” tab for our “Special Events”…there is so much more to our entertainment!

Sunday Matinees – Jeff Goodspeed’s Ultimate Band of Super Heroes (Jazz)

5 pm – 9 pm


Join us each Sunday afternoon at 5:00 for a wonderful musical spectrum of tunes and players hosted by Jeff Goodspeed.

Born in Truro, NS, Jeff’s musical education includes Berklee College of Music in Boston, Acadia University and Toronto’s Humber College of Music. He has followed a career as a freelance musician and teacher, spending 3 yrs in the RCMP band and 2 yrs with Roger Whittaker. Jeff has worked with Frank Sinatra, Liza Minnelli, Bob Hope, Rich Little, Shirley MacLaine, Natalie Cole, Aretha Franklin and many others.

While in Toronto for 10 yrs he had the opportunity to perform with The Toronto Symphony Orchestra and The Guido Basso Orchestra, and was in the pit bands for Cats, Crazy For You and other shows. Since returning to NS in ’92 he has been very busy with Jazz Education and leading his own groups. In 1996, he and Dave Staples won the East Coast Music Award for best jazz recording for their CD entitled ‘Eastern Passage’.

He is the founder of the Los Primos cultural exchange between music students in NS and Cuba and has created a professional jazz band with musicians from Havana and Halifax. This group, HavanaFax, won the ECMA for best jazz recording in 2004. Currently, Jeff stays busy as director of the new music arts program at the Waterfront Campus of the NSCC, teaching jazz clinics and playing with the many talented Maritime musicians.

Showtime 5 pm No Cover


Scott N’The Rocks – Mondays Dec 17, Jan 14 & Jan 28, Feb 11 & 25, Mar 11 & Mar 25 and Apr 8 (Jazz)

Scott Macmillan is a vibrant musical force in Atlantic Canada as a, guitarist/ composer/ conductor/ arranger. His creative drive and love of jazz is found with the best of the best of Halifax’s jazz musicians and the creation of “Scott ‘n the Rocks”. Halifax’s newest and very exciting little big jazz band.

In the late 70′s Scott studied with, Duke Ellington’s arranger, Ron Collier, at Humber College. In 1987, his group, The Scott Macmillan Sextet represented Atlantic Canada at the Montreal Jazz Festival

A multi-dimensioned musician, Scott has made his career moving through many genres of music. Since 1995 he is more familiar to audiences as the Host Conductor and Arranger of the Maritime Pops Series with Symphony Nova. His love for the jazz band sound has remained brewing on the back burner and in November 2004 Scott gathered a group of 12 talented and versatile jazz musicians and so “Scott ‘n the Rocks” was launched.

Founded in 2004, Scott has created a new musical scene in Halifax at Stayners Pub and Grill on Monday nights throughout the winter months. These Monday night performances have the top jazz musicians in the region angling for opportunities to perform the new and challenging music that Macmillan presents to them on a regular basis.

With Scott ‘n the Rocks, Scott is looking to provide a creative venue for the musicians. Scott has opened up the opportunity for himself and others to express themselves as composers as well as to explore music through improvisational performance freedom.

Showtime 8 pm No Cover


Audition with Theo MacIntosh – Wednesday’s  – NEXT AUDITION JANUARY 16, 2019 (All Genres)

Audition w/ Theo MacIntosh!
Theo MacIntosh has assisted in getting gigs for many musicians that went on to perform regular solo and band gigs all over HRM.
You could be the next big thing!
Come on down and Audition with Theo.

7:30 pm  No cover






Thursday Night Groove

Thursday Night Groove will return in January






Showtimes 8 pm Cover $5 (Unless Otherwise stated)


Friday Night Solo/Duet Series – All Genres

Dec 14 – Theo MacIntosh (All Genres)
Dec 28 – Mickey Doyle (All Genres) Cover $5
Jan 11 – Theo MacIntosh (All Genres)
Jan 18 – Patrick Drake Classic Artists, Classic Songs (All Genres)
Jan 25 – Robbie Burns Celebrations
Feb 1 – Shawn Birt (All Genres)






Showtime 7:30 pm (Unless otherwise stated), No cover (Unless otherwise stated)

Saturday Matinee – All Genres

Dec 15 – Theo MacIntosh (All Genres) 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Jan 12 – Theo MacIntosh (All Genres) 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Jan 19 – Patrick Drake Classic Artists, Classic Songs (All Genres)
Jan 26 – Theo MacIntosh (All Genres)
Feb 2 – Shawn Birt (All Genres)







Showtime 4:30 pm (Unless otherwise stated) No cover

Dec 13 – Dec 19

Dec 13 – No Music

Dec 14 – Theo MacIntosh (All Genres) 7:30 pm No Cover

Dec 15 – MATINEE!!! Theo MacIntosh (All Genres) 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Dec 16 – Jeff Goodspeed’s Ultimate Band of Super Hero’s LAST SUNDAY MATINEE UNTIL JAN 2019 (Jazz) 5 pm No Cover

Dec 17 – Scott N’ The Rocks LAST SHOW UNTIL 2019 (Jazz) 8 pm No Cover

Dec 18 and 19 – No Music




Dec 20 – Dec 26

Dec 20 – Dec 22 No Music


Dec 23, Dec 24, Dec 25 and Dec 26 – Closed Happy Holidays!!!








Dec 27 – Jan 2

2 for 1 Fish and Fries Dec 27th – Dec 30th!!!

Dec 27 – No Music

Dec 28 – Mickey Doyle (All Genres) 7:30 pm Cover $5

Dec 29 and Dec 30 – No Music

Dec 31  – New Years Eve 2019 – Mon Dec 31st It’s the party you’ve been waiting for all year! See our Special Events Page for Full Details!

Jan 1 – Closed Happy New Year!!!

Jan 2 – Open regular hours – No Music



Jan 3 – Jan 9

Jan 3 – No Music

Jan 4 – No Music

Jan 5 – No Music

Jan 6 – No Music

Jan 7, Jan 8 and Jan 9 – No Music






Jan 10 – Jan 16

Jan 10 – No Music

Jan 11 – Theo MacIntosh (All Genres) 7:30 pm No Cover

Jan 12 – MATINEE!!! Theo MacIntosh (All Genres) 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Jan 13 – Jeff Goodspeed’s Ultimate Band of Super Hero’s – While Jeff is on Cuban hiatus the band will still be here playing all your fave’s (Jazz) 5 pm No Cover

Jan 14 – Scott N’ The Rocks (Jazz) 8 pm No Cover

Jan 15 – No Music

Jan 16 – Audition with Theo MacIntosh (All Genres)  7:30 pm No Cover



Jan 17 – Jan 23

Jan 17 – No Music

Jan 18 – Patrick Drake Classic Artists, Classic Songs (All Genres) 7:30 pm No Cover

Jan 19 – Rasta Gumbo (R&B/Reggae) 9 pm Cover $10

Jan 20 – Jeff Goodspeed’s Ultimate Band of Super Hero’s (Jazz) 5 pm No Cover

Jan 21 and Jan 22 – No Music

Jan 23 – Audition with Theo MacIntosh (All Genres)  7:30 pm No Cover



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