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BLUES on the RIDEAU: STEVE STRONGMAN BAND

September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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$65

BLUES ON THE RIDEAU @ THE COVE INN

2018/19 SEASON – our 14th year!

MONTHLY DINNER & SHOW FUNDRAISERS IN SUPPORT OF LOCAL CHARITIES FEATURING SOME OF CANADA’S BEST BLUES BANDS

From Hamilton

STEVE STRONGMAN BAND 

To kick off this year’s Series – all the way from The Hammer – one of the best guitarists and singer/songwriters in the country – Steve Strongman. 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 Steve 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 Steve 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 he’s recorded 4 more CD’s – and a DVD – each one pushing his boundaries in new directions. His 2013 album “A Natural Fact” won him the Juno that year and the two that followed – “Let Me Prove It To You” (2014) and “No Time Like Now” (2017) also both earned Juno nominations. He’s also been nominated for and/or won won multiple Hamilton Music Awards and Maple Blues Awards in the categories of Guitarist, Songwriter, Recording, Electric Act, Acoustic Act and Entertainer of the Year. Some of the Blues greats that Steve has played with over the years include B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Joe Cocker & Randy Bachman. This is his 5th visit to BOTR @ The Cove making him one of the most popular artists to play the Series.

YOU TUBE https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=136&v=PZk_miKGP7M

PROCEEDS TO THE RUBY GLAND CHARITY

 

DINNER & SHOW $65 (plus HST)

ADVANCE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

Call 613-273-3636 or 1-888-COVEINN or email info@coveinn.com

 

All nights run from 7-11 pm and include a delicious full course buffet dinner followed by the show and dancing. There are great Door Prizes and a Big Draw for two Grand Prizes at the end of the season from all of the Comment Cards submitted over the year.

 

Comfortable, well-priced ACCOMMODATION is available at The Cove, nearby B&B’s and a motel – but BOOK EARLY. All the rooms in town usually sell out on BOTR nights.

 

The Cove Inn is located at 2 Bedford St. in Westport on the shores of Upper Rideau Lake – part of the beautiful Rideau Waterway (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) – only a 1.5 hour drive from downtown Ottawa, 45 min from Kingston, 3 hours from Montreal or Toronto.

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BLUES ON THE RIDEAU is produced by CHOOSE THE BLUES PRODUCTIONS Kenmore ON www.choosetheblues.ca in cooperation with THE COVE INN, Westport ON www.coveinn.com

Sponsored by JACOB’S CREEK WINES www.jacobscreek.com PERTH BREWERY www.perthbrewery.ca The OTTAWA BLUES SOCIETY www.ottawabluessociety.com

DAWG FM Ottawa www.dawgfm.com & LAKE 88.1 FM Perth/Rideau Lakes www.lake88.ca

 

Details

Date:
September 28
Time:
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cost:
$65
Website:
http://www.stevestrongman.com www.bluesontherideau.ca

Organizer

James Doran
Phone:
1.888.COVE.INN
Website:
www.choosetheblues.ca

Venue

The Cove
2 Bedford St.
Westport, Ontario K0G 1X0 Canada
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Phone:
1.888.COVE.INN
Website:
www.coveinn.com

BLUES ON THE RIDEAU @ THE COVE INN, WESTPORT ANNOUNCES 2018/19 LINE-UP

 

Choose The Blues Productions in co-operation with The Cove Inn, Westport is pleased to announce the 2018/19 LINE-UP for Blues On The Rideau @ The Cove – our 14th year! In memory of Diane Leduc Doran this year’s Series is being dedicated to her.

 

BOTR @ The Cove is now recognized as one of the premier Blues Series in the country featuring some of Canada’s best Blues, Soul and R&B artists (all Juno, Maple Blues Award, Western Canadian Music Award and/or Quebec Lys Blues Award winners/nominees). The Cove venue is friendly and intimate located in a beautiful 140 year old country inn in one of the most scenic villages in eastern Ontario – Westport – located on the shores of Upper Rideau Lake on the historic Rideau Waterway (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) – only a 1.5 hour drive from Ottawa, 45 minutes from Kingston, 2.5 hours from Syracuse, 3 hours from Toronto and Montreal.

 

There are 9 shows this season including one 2 Night Stand – Jack de Keyzer in January. All shows take place from 7-11 pm. The ticket price remains the same – for the fifth year in a row – $65 (plus HST). That includes a delicious full course buffet dinner, dancing, door prizes and a chance to win 2 Grand Prizes at the end of the season. Proceeds from each show go to support different local charities. To date $68K has been raised for the Westport community and the goal is to raise at least another $5K this season.

 

  • September 28 – From Hamilton: STEVE STRONGMAN BAND (Raw, powerful Blues Rock)

  • October 19 – From Toronto: SAMANTHA MARTIN & DELTA SUGAR  (Fabulous Soul Blues with beautiful harmonies)

  • November 16 – From Toronto: THE HOGTOWN ALLSTARS (Big time Blues, Soul & R&B from 6 members from 2 of Canada’s most famous Blues bands)

  • January 18 & 19* – From Toronto: JACK DE KEYZER BAND (Canada’s King of the Blues guitar. One of BOTR’s favourites. *2 Night stand)

  • February 15 – From Montreal: DAWN TYLER WATSON & THE BEN RACINE BAND (Winners of the 2017 International Blues Challenge – great Blues, Soul & R&B)           

  • March 22 – From Montreal – RIA REECE BAND (More great Blues, Soul & R&B)

  • April 19 – From Peterborough & Niagara: RICK FINES & SUZIE VINNICK w. BAND (2 of Canada’s best Roots/Blues artists together on one stage)

  • May 10 – From Ottawa: WICKED GRIN (High energy get-up-and-dance rockin’ Blues!)

 

Full details on the Series including the artists’ Bios, links to their websites and YOU TUBE videos – plus the charities that are being supported this year – can be found at www.BluesOnTheRideau.ca  More info on The Cove at www.coveinn.com

Advance reservations are required for all shows and can be made at The Cove, by phone 1-888-COVEINN 613-273-3636 or email info@coveinn.com  Well priced accommodation is available at The Cove and nearby B&B’s and a motel but book well ahead. All the beds in Westport usually sell out on BOTR nights.  

 

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

 

For more information contact:

James Doran, Choose The Blues Productions, 613-574-0086  james@choosetheblues.ca

Seamus Cowan, Manager, The Cove Inn, Westport ON 613-273-3636  info@coveinn.com