If you’re looking for some music to spice up your time in Westport, The Cove is the place for you to set yourself down. We bring in the best we can find and keep a healthy mix on rotation. From Blues to Jazz, Rock to Folk, Country to Bluegrass, Soul to Funk, we love it all. In the warmer months, larger performances and full band shows take place on our Lounge stage while solos, duos and small groups play to the patio crowds. When it gets cooler, all shows happen in the Lounge.

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STEVE STRONGMAN (JUNO Winning SOLO Acoustic Blues!)

June 2 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Born and raised in Kitchener Steve fell in love with the Blues as a teenager after seeing the great Mel Brown perform. Mel recognized his talent immediately and helped mentor him to become the fabulous guitarist that he is today. Steve won the Mel Brown Blues Award in 2009 – a distinction  he still treasures highly. In the early 2000’s he married a Hamilton girl and moved to that city. He broke on to the scene with a roar in 2006 with the release of his debut album “Honey”. Since then Steve has recorded 3 more CD’s – and a DVD. His 2013 album “A Natural Fact” won him the Juno that year and his past album “Let Me Prove It To You” and most recent one – “No Time Like Now” – have both earned him a Juno nominations for Blues Album of the Year. He’s also been nominated for, and won, multiple Hamilton Music Awards and Maple Blues Awards over the past 8 years in the categories of Guitarist, Songwriter, Recording, Electric Act, Acoustic Act and Entertainer of the Year. Some of the Blues greats that he’s played with include B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Joe Cocker & Randy Bachman. Enough said – Steve Strongman is undeniably one of Canada’s best Bluesmen. This is his 5th visit to The Cove and he’s become so popular we hope to have him back SOLO ACOUSTIC! His guitar playing and songwriting are up there with the best that Canada has to offer so we are looking forward to seeing this other side of him!


June 2
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Seamus Cowan


The Cove
2 Bedford St.
Westport, Ontario K0G 1X0 Canada
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The BLUES ON THE RIDEAU Dinner & Show Fundraiser Series – featuring some of Canada’s best Blues bands and recognized as one of the best Series of its kind in the country – returns in September for another great season – our 13th year! Buffet starts 7pm, show goes from 8:30-11pm. You can arrive anytime after 6pm. Room check in time is anytime after 3pm. Check the fabulous Line-Up and dates for 2017/18 soon! Shows are generally once a month from September through May (December excluded) with two shows in January and May. Visit www.BluesOnTheRideau.ca for a look at all the great shows from previous seasons.

Blues On The Rideau is produced by Choose The Blues Productions in Kenmore, Ontario www.choosetheblues.ca in cooperation with The Cove Inn www.coveinn.com
Sponsored by Perth Brewery www.perthbrewery.ca, Jacob’s Creek Wines www.jacobscreek.ca, DAWG FM Ottawa www.dawgfm.com, LAKE 88 Perth www.lake88.ca and the Ottawa Blues Society www.ottawabluessociety.com