John is mainly retired from performing and, rarely performs live these days, but, may be available for charity work. An archive of past shows and, some known set lists are listed below, for your interest. For booking information, click here to contact.

Sunday, February 19, 2012 BRANTFORD, ONTARIO
IGNITE Fire Lounge And Ice Bar (formerly “Callahan’s”)
John Mars will be the special guest of the
JACK deKEYZER BAND
tickets are $ 20 and, the show runs from 8pm to 1pm
for tickets call (519) 753 – 8244


Friday, June 25, 2010 PARIS, ONTARIO
The Cedar House
12 Broadway West
John Mars will be the special guest of Mary 5e
Show runs 8:00 pm – Midnight
Welcome the coming of summer with a patio evening!
Seating is limited; call to reserve 519 – 442 – 5555
(no cover charge)
VIEW: PRESS click here
VIEW: PRESS click here
VIEW: SETLIST click here


Thursday, June 10, 2010 CAMBRIDGE, ONTARIO
The Groove Kitchen
656 King Street East
John Mars & Mary 5e will open the show for
ALAN GERBER (Rhinoceros)
Show runs 8:00 pm – 1:00am
Welcome the coming of summer with a patio evening!
$5 admission
Seating is limited; call to reserve 519 – 650 – 4452
VIEW: PRESS click here
VIEW: SETLIST click here


Friday, February 26, 2010 PARIS, ONTARIO
The Cedar House
John Mars will be the special guest of Mary 5e
Show runs 8:00 pm – Midnight
Call the restaurant, if you want to make dinner reservations 519 – 442 – 5555 (no cover charge)


Saturday, December 26, 2009 PARIS, ONTARIO
The Cedar House
John Mars will be the special guest of Mary 5e
There is no cover charge
Show runs 8:00 pm – Midnight
The Cedar House opens at 5pm that day so, if you want to have a great dinner, call 519 – 442 – 5555 for reservations. Friday, December 23, 2009 KITCHENER-WATERLOO
Tango’s Lounge
John Mars will be the special guest of Mary 5e
There is no cover charge
For more information call the restaurant 519 – 578 – 8282


Saturday, September 19, 2009 PARIS, ONTARIO
The Cedar House
John Mars will be the special guest of Mary 5e
There is no cover charge
Show runs 8:00 pm – Midnight
For information call 519 – 442 – 5555


Friday, September 18, 2009 CAMBRIDGE, ONTARIO
The Nutty Parrot
John Mars will be the special guest of Mary 5e
There is no cover charge
Show starts at 10:00 pm
For information call 519 – 623 – 6999


Friday, August 28, 2009 PARIS, ONTARIO
The Cedar House
John Mars will be the special guest of Mary 5e
There is no cover charge
Show starts at 8:00 pm on the patio
For information call 519 – 442 – 5555


Friday, July 31, 2009 CAMBRIDGE, ONTARIO
Holiday Inn
John Mars will be the special guest of Mary 5e
There is no cover charge
Show runs 4:30 – 7:30 pm on the patio
For information call the hotel at 519 – 658 – 4601
VIEW: SETLIST click here
and later that same night…


Friday, July 31, 2009 CAMBRIDGE, ONTARIO
The Nutty Parrot
John Mars will be the special guest of Mary 5e
There is no cover charge
Show starts at 10:00 pm
For information call 519 – 623 – 6999
VIEW: SETLIST click here


Thursday, July 28, 2009 OWEN SOUND, ONTARIO
Jazzmyns Tapas And Taps
John Mars will be the special guest of Mary 5e
For information, call the club at 519 – 371 – 7736
VIEW: SETLIST click here


Saturday, July 25, 2009 CAMBRIDGE, ONTARIO
Holiday Inn
John Mars will be the special guest of Mary 5e
There is no cover charge
Show runs 4:30 – 7:30 pm on the patio
For information call the hotel at 519 – 658 – 4601
and later that same night…


Saturday, July 25, 2009 CAMBRIDGE, ONTARIO
The Argyle Arms
John Mars will be the special guest of Mary 5e
There is no cover charge
Show starts at 10:00 pm
For dinner reservations call 519 – 653 – 5272


Friday, July 10, 2009 PARIS, ONTARIO
The Cedar House
John Mars will be the special guest of Mary 5e
There is no cover charge
Show runs 8pm – 12 midnight
For information or tickets, call (519) 442-5555
VIEW: SETLIST click here


Saturday, June 27, 2009 CAMBRIDGE, ONTARIO
Holiday Inn
John Mars will be the special guest of Mary 5e
There is no cover charge
For information or tickets, call (519) 442-5555
VIEW: SETLIST click here


Sunday, February 15, 2009 BRANTFORD, ONTARIO
Branch 90, Royal Canadian Legion Hall
John Mars will be the special guest of Jack de Keyzer
Tickets are $15 in advance and, $20 at the door.
Show runs 7pm – 12 midnight
For information or tickets, call (519) 752-0331
VIEW: SETLIST click here


Saturday, October 4, 2008 KITCHENER, ONTARIO
Tango’s Lounge
John Mars will be the special guest of Mary 5e.
There is no cover charge.
For information call (519) 578 – 8282
VIEW: SETLIST click here


Wednesday, September 17, 2008 HAMILTON, ONTARIO
John Mars will be the special guest of Lou Molinaro on
Mohawk Radio C101.5 FM. If you are not in Hamilton that day you can listen on-line. 4pm – 6pm
The show is Part Two of a feature on Punk/New Wave music mainly from the 1970’s.
Listen on-line CLICK HERE

Call in while JOHN MARS is on-the-air (905) 575 -2101


Wednesday, July 16, 2008 HAMILTON, ONTARIO
John Mars will be the special guest of Lou Molinaro on
Mohawk Radio C101.5 FM. If you are not in Hamilton that day you can listen on-line. 4pm – 6pm
The show will feature Punk Rock / New Wave music from mostly the 1970’s.
Call in while JOHN MARS is on-the-air (905) 575 -2101


Friday, June 30 PARIS, ONTARIO
Capron’s Cavern downstairs at:
The Arlington Hotel
Acoustic Concert featuring 2 sets by John Mars (backed by Paul Chapman on guitar) and, 2 sets by J.P. Riemens (with lead guitar by Brian Griffin). Doors open at 8pm and, the music starts at 9pm. Admission is $10 and, seating is limited so, get there early to get a good spot. For more information or, to book a room for the night call (519) 442 – 1019 or, 1 – 877 – 833 – 9083
VIEW: POSTER, SETLIST click here


Wednesday, June 18, 2008 HAMILTON, ONTARIO
John Mars will be the special guest of Lou Molinaro on
Mohawk Radio C101.5 FM. If you are not in Hamilton that day you can listen on-line. 4pm – 6pm
New Music Show # 2 – New music to John means stuff recorded sometime in the past 15 years.
Call in while JOHN MARS is on-the-air (905) 575 -2101


Sunday, June 1, 2008 BRANTFORD, ONTARIO
Jackhammer’s Night Club
John Mars will be one of the performers at a benefit for
Country And Western legend Terry Sumsion, who is battling cancer. Other acts will include Stagecoach. The show runs from 2pm – 7pm and, John will be one of the first acts up on stage. Tickets are $20. For information call (519) 752 – 8777
VIEW: SETLIST click here


Wednesday, May 14, 2008 HAMILTON, ONTARIO
John Mars will be the special guest of Lou Molinaro on
Mohawk Radio C101.5 FM. If you are not in Hamilton that day you can listen on-line. 4pm – 6pm
The Great B-sides will be the theme and, John will be playing the flip sides of famous, hit 45rpm records from mainly the 1960’s on Lou’s show. Included will be songs from the Animals, Rolling Stones, Kinks, Spencer Davis Group, Bob Dylan etc.


Sunday, April 27, 2008 PARIS, ONTARIO
Paris Fairgrounds
John Mars will be doing his first show in more than 15 months and, will be performing a number of brand new songs as well as a few of his old songs that you may remember. John is pleased to be a part of what will be a totally amazing fundraiser that will benefit a real Canadian Country/Western singing icon. John’s pal, Terry Sumsion has always been one of the musical heroes of John’s own lil’ neighbourhood. Lately, Terry has had an incredible time battling cancer. He’s a fighter, but, he and his family need some help with all of this …. So, let’s kick into gear and, help out! Other artists will include The Mercey Brothers, Stagecoach, Marie Bottrell, Wildwood Flowers and, Dixon. Eleven acts in all. 1pm – 7pm
Tickets are $25. Call the Paris Fairgrounds events building at ( 519) 442 – 2823 to order tickets. Visa/Mastercard accepted. All proceeds go directly to Terry.
VIEW: SETLIST click here


Wednesday, April 16, 2008 HAMILTON, ONTARIO
John Mars will be the special guest of Lou Molinaro on
Mohawk Radio C101.5 FM. If you are not in Hamilton that day you can listen on-line. 4pm – 6pm
New Music – meaning stuff that has been released sometime in the last 15 years! John will introduce some of his favourite songs from approximately 1993 to the present on Lou’s show.


Wednesday, February 13, 2008 HAMILTON, ONTARIO
John Mars will be the special guest of Lou Molinaro on
Mohawk Radio C101.5 FM. If you are not in Hamilton that day you can listen on-line. 4pm – 6pm
The Girl Groups + Female Singer/Songwriters
John will introduce uncommon records by women from the 1960’s to the present on Lou’s show.


Wednesday, January 16, 2008 HAMILTON, ONTARIO
John Mars will be the special guest of Lou Molinaro on
Mohawk Radio C101.5 FM. If you are not in Hamilton that day you can listen on-line. 4pm – 6pm
Soul Sisters And Brothers
John will introduce rare soul records from mainly the 1960’s on Lou’s show.


Wednesday, December 12, 2007 HAMILTON, ONTARIO
John Mars will be the special guest of Lou Molinaro on
Mohawk Radio C101.5 FM. If you are not in Hamilton that day you can listen on-line. 4pm – 6pm
John will introduce rare Rockabilly records from the 1950’s to the present on Lou’s show.


Saturday, December 30, 2006 KITCHENER, ONTARIO
The Boathouse in Victoria Park
John Mars and Craig McNair will be the special guest of
Lucas Stagg, in a show that will also feature Scott Wicken.
for information call (519) 884 – 3158


Friday, December 15, 2006 PARIS, ONTARIO
Grandstands
John will be performing with help from Lucas Stagg and Craig McNair.
for information call (519) 442 – 1354
VIEW: SETLIST click here


Friday, November 24, 2006 HAMILTON, ONTARIO
West Town Bar And Grill
John will be performing with help from Lucas Stagg and, Craig McNair. Opening the show will be J.P. Riemens.
for information call (905) 570 – 1412


Saturday, October 21, 2006 OAKVILLE, ONTARIO
Moonshine Cafe
John will be performing with help from Lucas Stagg & Craig McNair. Craig and Lucas will also perform their own sets.
for information call (905) 844 – 2655
VIEW: SETLIST click here


Saturday, October 14, 2006 PARIS, ONTARIO
Grandstands
John will be the special guest of Lucas Stagg and Craig McNair.
for information call (519) 442 – 1354


Saturday, September 30, 2006 KITCHENER, ONTARIO
The Boathouse in Victoria Park
John will be performing with help from Lucas Stagg & Craig McNair.
for information call (519) 844 – 3158


Monday, September 25, 2006 TORONTO, ONTARIO
Mitzi’s Sister
John will be the special guest of Lucas Stagg in a show that will also feature Guitar Bomb (NYC) and, Tanya Philipovich (Toronto).
for information call (416) 532 – 2570


Saturday, September 23, 2006 HAMILTON, ONTARIO
West Town Bar and Grill
John will be the special guest of Lucas Stagg.
for information call (519) 570 – 1412


Friday, September 22, 2006 BRANTFORD, ONTARIO
Army, Navy and Air Force Club
John will be performing with help from Lucas Stagg & Craig McNair as the opening act for THE JACK deKEYZER BAND.
for information call (519) 759 – 3503


Sunday, September 3, 2006 DURHAM, ONTARIO
Come Together Festival
John will be performing with help from Lucas Stagg & Craig McNair. Other artists will include Mark Wilson and Caution Jam. Lucas Stagg and Craig McNair will also perform their own sets. Music starts at NOON.
for information go to www.cometogethermusicfest.ca


Saturday, July 29, 2006 KITCHENER, ONTARIO
The Boathouse in Victoria Park
John Mars will be the special guest of Lucas Stagg. Other performers will include comic Caroline Stoesser and, Toronto based singing group Blue Venus.
for information, call (519) 885 – 3158


Sunday, June 4, 2006 WATERLOO, ONTARIO
Starlight Social Club
This will be the CD RELEASE SHOW for Lucas Stagg’s “Love Or Lack Thereof” album. John Mars will be the special guest of Lucas Stagg & other special guests will include Craig McNair, Mary 5E, Jesse Altman and Marcia Dwyer. This new album was co-produced by Lucas Stagg and John Mars for Ugly Dog Records. Comic Caroline Stoesser will open the show.
for information, call (519) 885 – 4970


Saturday, May 27, 2006 KITCHENER, ONTARIO
The Boathouse in Victoria Park
John Mars will be a special guest at “Stagg Ranch” starring Lucas Stagg with Jesse Altman & Marcia. Other special guests will include Scott Wicken.
for information, call (519) 884 – 3158


Sunday, May 21, 2006 DURHAM, ONTARIO
Come Together Festival
John Mars will be performing along with Lucas Stagg, Erica Knight, Mark Wilson And The Way It Is, Caution Jam, High Plains Drifter, The Fat Cats and many more.
for information, call (519) 223 – 0572
for driving directions, go to: www.cometogethermusicfest.ca


Saturday, April 29, 2006 KITCHENER, ONTARIO
The Boathouse in Victoria Park
John Mars will be a special guest at “Stagg Ranch” starring Lucas Stagg with Jesse Altman & Marcia. Other special guests will include Ray Materick.
for information, call (519) 884 – 3158
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Saturday, April 8, 2006
John Mars will be a guest on “The Final Round” with Brent Hanson. 6:30pm – 7:00pm
CKCO-TV, Channel 13
Kitchener, Ontario


Saturday, April 1, 2006 TORONTO, ONTARIO
The Mingle
John Mars will be the special guest of Lucas Stagg, in a performance that will also feature Craig McNair.
for information, call (519) 223 – 0572

Saturday, March 25, 2006 KITCHENER, ONTARIO
The Boathouse in Victoria Park
John Mars will be a special guest at “Stagg Ranch” starring Lucas Stagg with Jesse Altman & Marcia. Other guests will include Mark Toonan and his band.
for information, call (519) 884 – 3158


Saturday, January 28, 2006 WATERLOO, ONTARIO
Bridgeport Mingle
John Mars will be the special guest of Lucas Stagg in a performance that will also feature Paul McLeod.
for information, call (519) 223 – 0572


Saturday, November 5, 2005 NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Rockwood Music Hall
John Mars will be the special guest of Lucas Stagg.
for information, call (212) 477 – 4155
VIEW: POSTER click here


Saturday, October 29, 2005 WATERLOO, ONTARIO
The Bridgeport Mingle
John Mars will be performing along with Lucas Stagg, Mary 5E, Scott Wicken and, Paul O’ Toole.
for information, call (519) 223 – 0572


Saturday, September 24, 2005 WATERLOO, ONTARIO
The Bridgeport Mingle
John Mars will be performing along with Lucas Stagg, Mary 5E, Dave Rave, Paul O’ Toole, Shelley Young and, Art From The Ruin.
for information, call (519) 223 – 0572


Thursday, August 11, 2005 NEW YORK, NEW YORK
CBGB Gallery
John Mars will be the special guest of Lucas Stagg in a
performance that will also feature Mary 5E.
for information, call (212) 982 – 4052


Saturday, July 29, 2005 WATERLOO, ONTARIO
The Bridgeport Mingle
John Mars will be performing along with Lucas Stagg, Mary 5E, Paul O’Toole and, Scott Wicken.
for information, call (519) 223 – 0572


Saturday, June 25, 2005 WATERLOO, ONTARIO
The Bridgeport Mingle
John Mars will be performing along with Lucas Stagg and Art From The Ruin.
for information, call (519) 223 – 0572


Friday, June 25th, 2004 CAMBRIDGE, ONTARIO
The Newfoundland Club (downtown Galt)
John Mars will be the special guest of ROOM 101
This is a special reunion show for Room 101 and, it is a benefit
for a cancer charity.
for more information, call 519-223-0572
Tickets are $10


Saturday, November 22, 2003 BRANTFORD, ONTARIO
The Liquid Lounge (519) 756-3939
John Mars will be the special guest of
THE JACK deKEYZER BAND
Tickets are $10


Saturday, October 4, 2003 BUFFALO, NEW YORK
Tudor Lounge (716) 884 – 1557
John Mars will be the special guest of JACK de KEYZER
with backing musicians to include: Pat Carey, Gary Kendall and Mike Fitzpatrick of the Downchild Blues Band.
Tickets Are $7


Friday, October 3, 2003 ST. CATHARINE’S, ONTARIO
Bumpin’ Uglies (905) 988 – 3900
John Mars will be the special guest of the
JACK de KEYZER BAND
This is the grand opening party for this new club.
Tickets Are $25


Saturday, Septemberber 13, 2003 PARIS, ONTARIO
Knucklehead’s (519) – 442 – 1100
John Mars will be the special guest of the
JACK deKEYZER BAND
Tickets Are $7


Friday, August 15, 2003 PORT CREDIT
(MISSISSAUGA), ONTARIO

Roc ‘n’ Docs (905) – 891 – 1754
John Mars will be the special guest of the
JACK deKEYZER BAND
there is no cover charge


Saturday, March 8, 2003 BRANTFORD, ONTARIO
The Liquid Lounge (519) 756-3939
John Mars will be the special guest of
THE JACK deKEYZER BAND
there is no cover charge at the Liquid Lounge
VIEW POSTER click here


Saturday, January 11, 2003 PARIS, ONTARIO
Morgan’s On The Grand (519) 442-5313
John Mars will be the special guest of THE NOWNS
there is no cover charge at Morgan’s On The Grand


Saturday, November 16, 2002 PARIS, ONTARIO
Knucklehead’s (519) – 442 – 1100
John Mars will be the special guest of the
JACK de KEYZER BAND
Tickets Are $5


Saturday May 18, 2002 PORT ELGIN, ONTARIO
May 2-4 Biker Bash
Call (519) 658-5063 or (519) 239-6616 for tickets, which are just $20
John Mars will be the special guest of ROOM 101


Saturday, April 6, 2002 BRANTFORD, ONTARIO
The Cowboy (519) 758 8116
John Mars will be the special guest of
THE JACK deKEYZER BAND
TICKETS ARE $5


Saturday, March 2, 2002 PARIS, ONTARIO
Knucklehead’s (519) – 442 – 1100
John Mars will be the special guest of the
JACK de KEYZER BAND


Saturday, January 19, 2002 BRANTFORD, ONTARIO
The Cowboy Tavern (519) 758-8116
John Mars will be the special guest of
THE JACK de KEYZER BAND


Monday, December 31, 2001 CAMBRIDGE, ONTARIO
ring in the new year with us at The Olde Hespeler Inn
Call (519) 658-5063 or (519) 239-6616 for tickets, which are just $5
John Mars will be the special guest of ROOM 101


Friday, December 14, 2001 BRANTFORD, ONTARIO
Celebrate the season!
The Cowboy (519) 758 – 8116
John Mars will be the special guest of ROOM 101


Friday, November 30, 2001 PARIS, ONTARIO
Knucklehead’s (519) 442 – 1100
John Mars will be the special guest of ROOM 101
Monday, November 19, 2001 TORONTO, ONTARIO
The Horseshoe Tavern (416) 598 – 2162 + (416) 598 – 4753
John Mars will be the special guest of ROOM 101


Saturday, October 27, 2001 CAMBRIDGE, ONTARIO
The Olde Hespeler Inn for tickets, call (519) 239-6616
John Mars will be the special guest of ROOM 101
Tickets are $5


Thursday, October 18, 2001 and
Thursday, October 25, 2001 TORONTO, ONTARIO
Healey’s (416) 703-5882
John Mars will be the special guest of TROUSER


Friday, October 12, 2001 PARIS, ONTARIO
Knucklehead’s
no cover charge (519)442-1100
John Mars will be the special guest of ROOM 101


Saturday, August 25, 2001NEW HAMBURG, ONTARIO
Cornstalk Festival
for information call (519)239-6616
John Mars will be the special guest of ROOM 101


Saturday, August 11, 2001 PARIS, ONTARIO
Knucklehead’s
for tickets, call (519)442-1000 Tickets: $7 door/ $5 advance
John Mars will be the special guest of the
JACK de KEYZER BAND


Saturday, August 4, 2001 CAMBRIDGE, ONTARIO
The Olde Hespeler Inn
for tickets, call (519)239-6616 Tickets are $5
John Mars will be the special guest of ROOM 101

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