A Return To The Dakota Tavern

How goes it?

It goes well with me! I’ve got the opportunity to return to the Dakota Tavern on Saturday April 20th and I’m so excited! I’ll be hitting the stage with the Pete’s at 7pm and then at 8pm Peter’s other band (gasp!) Redlight Ranch will hit the stage for a set. It’s going to be a busy night for Peter and a great night of live music with beautiful songs and blistering guitar solos. Something for everyone!

I spoke with Redlight Ranch and we decide to keep the advanced prices low in order to encourage advanced ticket sales and to save you a few dollars. Here is advanced ticket link with more info:

Redlight Ranch w/ Melanie Peterson Tickets, Sat, Apr 20, 2024 at 6:30 PM | Eventbrite

Here is the link to the show on the Dakota website incase you want to looking at who is hitting the stage after us for the late show and other venue info:


I will look forward to seeing your beautiful faces there and playing you some of your Melanie Peterson favs as well as some newer material I’m excited to share!

Hugs and mushy stuff,


Urgent Leap Year Day Live Stream Alert!

Happy Leap Year Day!

Thrilled to announce a pop up live stream concert tonight! Tune in HERE at 7pm EST for a captivating virtual musical experience with intimate lighting in a cozy space (my living room) featuring Hunky Peter Collins on bass and Lucky Pete Lambert on drums. Between songs we will be sharing personal anecdotes and hopefully creating a sense of connection despite the digital distance. We will play many of my originals songs and a few well-loved covers as well. My goal is to leave you feeling uplifted and inspired on this very special Leap Year Day.

Hope to see you there.

Hugs and mushy stuff,


Let’s Get Sauced!

Hey friends! First off, thanks so much to everyone who came out to my Hugh’s Room show last month. It was such a special night for me, and having a few familiar faces in the packed house made my tribute to Melanie Safka (my namesake, may she rest in peace) and performance of David Bowie’s “Golden Years” and “Fame” that much more special!

Photo by Bryan Sukdeo

In other show news, I’ve been getting a number of requests to play in the east end again. Your wish is my command! On Saturday Feb 24th, I’ll be playing with the full band at Sauce on the Danforth. It’s a matinee show (4-7pm) and we will be playing THREE 45 minute sets containing a mix of originals and well considered covers. Come on out and let’s get sauced! No cover charge, but tips are very welcome 🙂

Hope to see you there!

Hugs and mushy stuff,


Hear Me Sing Bowie Jan 26 at Hugh’s Room!

Friday, Jan 26th at 8pm, immerse yourself in the distinctive music of David Bowie and Dolly Parton as as some of your Hugh’s Room favourites (including moi!) sing the songs of these two artists with a twist: Boys sing Dolly, girls sing Bowie! You’ll have to come to the show to find out which Bowie songs I have chosen to sing 🙂


Shakura S’aida

Elizabeth Shepherd

Michael Dunston

Brooke Blackburn

Jeremy Voltz

Melanie Peterson

Where: The New Hugh’s Room Live 296 Broadview Ave

Grab your TICKETS HERE and I can’t wait to see you there!

Hugs and mushy stuff,


Here’s that livestream you wanted

Join me on Friday January 12th 8pm EST from the comfort of your own living room. I’d really like you to come. We’ll play new songs, old songs and share a few of my favorite cover songs. We’ll even chat between songs.

WHO: Melanie Peterson, hunky Peter Collins and Audrey

WHERE: Our Living Room and Yours

WHEN: Friday Jan 12th 8pm EST

WHY: The healing benefits of music, community and to catch up with old friends.

HOW: LIKE my Facebook page HERE to be notified when we go live and/or just head to my page at 8pm on Friday. We will be doing a soundcheck around 7pm if you want to tune in then and let us know how everything is sounding.

Meantime get in the mood for the show by watching this five song playlist of songs you will hear at the show. And as always, pls don’t forget to like the videos, subscribe to my channel, it really helps support the channel so I can reach more people.

I hope to see you there. And I wish you all the best.

Hugs and mushy stuff,


Support The Santa Claus Fund this Thursday

This Thursday the band and I are hoping to make a difference to underprivileged children in Toronto with $5.00 from every ticket sold to our 7pm show at The Dakota Tavern, with special guest Carmen Toth, going to the Santa Claus Fund! With 50,000 financially vulnerable children living in our great city, donations to the Santa Claus Fund are critical to the joy and well being of many of our city’s children.

So I hope this little note will inspire you with join us at The Dakota Tavern for some excellent live music and a little holiday cheer. Grab your advance tickets HERE, or simply pay at the door. I’m also excited to announce that 100% of my merch sales will go to the fund. So if you’ve been meaning to get yourself a signed CD or a fancy Melanie Peterson mug, seize the day!

The Dakota Tavern (249 Ossington Ave)

Thursday Dec 7, 7-9pm

$15 advance (plus hst/SC) $20 at the door

In other news, check out my “story” in Nashville Voyager! Let me know what you think.

See you on Thursday!

Hugs and mushy stuff,


THURS DEC 7! Holiday Show @ Dakota Tavern

Next Thursday, Dec 7th 7-9pm is THE NIGHT if you are in Toronto, or close by. The band and I will be playing our big holiday show at the legendary Dakota Tavern. We’re celebrating the holiday season with a nice long set of original songs, holiday songs, original holiday songs and more! There will be an opening set from indie/pop artist Carmen Toth. And $5.00 from every ticket sold goes to The Santa Claus fund which exists to provide unprivileged Toronto children with gifts this holiday season. It’s gonna be a beautiful show, full of holiday cheer that you don’t want to miss out on.

Doors 6:30pm

Carmen Toth opens the show 7pm

The band and I are on at 7:45pm

It looks like you can still get tickets online HERE

Tickets will also be available at the door.

We’ll also have a limited number of Melanie Peterson mugs available for sale, a perfect gift for that music lover in your life, or a gift to self, to enjoy yummy hot chocolates and coffees in this holiday season.

Watch the lyric video for Melanie’s holiday original “May I Have Your Midnight”

Are You Coming?

This is it!

Advanced ticket sales end soon for my upcoming full band show with an opening set from the “raw and wild”(Roots Music Canada) MIP at The Dakota Tavern THIS Saturday November 4th. Doors 6:30pm, music starts at 7pm sharp and ends at 9pm.

If you are considering coming, now is a good time to click the ticket link HERE and save yourself a couple bucks in the process!

Here is a poster for the show with a QR code if you’d like to grab your tickets that way. This is the first time I’ve put a QR code on a poster. I feel so technologically advanced, lol.

I hope to see you there! We are going to play some of your Melanie Peterson favs, a BRAND NEW tune that’ll have you singing along and a choice cover as well. Can’t wait!

Hugs and mushy stuff,

Melanie Peterson xo

PS- to hear a couple of the songs we plan to play on Saturday in advance, with the band, check out my Instagram and see hunky Peter Collins, lucky Peter Lambert and jammin’ Jonathan Billings and I playing live from my living room! And feel free to follow me if you haven’t yet.

Upcoming Show Alert!

Watch “One Tequila” before coming to hear me play it live at The Dakota Tavern!

Hey folks,

Next Monday, Sept 25th, I’ll be joined onstage by Jonathan Billings to perform at BS Friday’s FUNdraiser for The Unison Fund, a fund to support folks in the music community during difficult times. They were there for me and many others during the lock-down and so we are doing what we can to give back. The show starts at 7pm and will include sets from Angela Saini, Jessica Stuart, Carmen Toth and more! The doors open at 6pm so come early to network with me and others in the music community and support a wonderful cause in a wonderful way. Tickets and more info HERE

Above you can watch my pup Audrey and I star in “One Tequila” shot at Castro’s Lounge, which will be my closing song at the FUNdraiser. Feel free to get familiar with the tune (if you aren’t already) so you can sing along! And smash that like button if you like the vid!

I’m also excited t announce I am in talks with director Alexander Galant regarding a video shoot for my upcoming single Log Cabin. He directed me in the play “Love Letters” when I first came to Toronto, and we have stayed in touch ever since. Very excited to work with him again, and this time, on camera. More on that soon.

In other news, I’m happy to announce a full band show Nov 4th at The Dakota Tavern. Tickets will be available at dakotatavern.ca soon and of course I’ll give you more info here closer to the date. Who would you like to see me share the bill with?

Please feel free to checkout my latest release We Got This – Side Two on BANDCAMP and follow me there if you’d like to join me for upcoming new music listening parties. Or find me on Apple Music or Spotify and add me to your playlist! Also, if you are not already subscribed to my YouTube channel pls subscribe and be among the first to see my new video releases!

That’s all for now. Enjoy the last day of summer and see you in the fall! Personally, I cant wait, fall is my very fav season. Boots and sweaters are back. Yummy.

Hugs and mushy stuff,


New Show Announced!! A FUN-raiser

I’m so happy to announce my next show will be a fundraiser for Unison on Monday Sept 25th at 7pm at The Dakota Tavern (249 Ossington Ave). I’ll be sharing the stage with Toronto notables Carmen Toth, Don Campbell, Angela Saini, Jessa (who you may know as Jessica Stuart) and Lyric Freedom Dubee! And all for a good cause – The Unison Fund – a non-profit music industry charity that provides counselling and emergency relief series to those in the Canadian music industry!

I do hope you will save the date, you’ll be getting 6 bands for the price of one and the karma you’ll receive for coming to our fundraiser? Immeasurable. Not to mention, I’d LOVE to see you.

More deets to follow in next update.

Hugs and mushy stuff,