ENTERTAINMENT & SPECIAL EVENTS
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.
Always best to call ahead for reservations so you have a seat too! 613.273.3636
To discuss a gig, please email email@example.com with your name, number, email, web/social media links, particular dates you might want to play and anything else we might need to know about you. We appreciate your request but know that we can only book a limited amount of acts. Thank you for your understanding.
Check out our CALENDAR of EVENTS below for the next show! Click on the MONTH to view monthly listings.
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***BLUES on the RIDEAU*** – ZOOM with THE SHAWN KELLERMAN BAND (Detroit/Kitchener)
February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
One event on February 22, 2022 at 7:00pm
EXCITING NEWS! – BLUES ON THE RIDEAU RETURNS TO THE COVE THIS SPRING
With the COVID pandemic slowly starting to ease – thank God! – and restrictions being lifted in Ontario we are very pleased to announce that the Blues On The Rideau Dinner & Show Fundraiser Series is returning to The Cove Inn, Westport Ontario – beginning with the SPRING 2022 Series.
Once again we are bringing in some of Canada’s best Blues, Soul & R&B artists for you to enjoy in the friendly, intimate setting of The Cove. All Shows include a delicious full course dinner, an evening of great LIVE Blues and Door Prizes (plus a chance to win a Grand Prize at the end of the Series). Proceeds from all shows go to help support local charities.
March 25 & 26
From Detroit & Kitchener
ZOOM w. SHAWN KELLERMAN BAND
Born in Michigan ZOOM started belting out her real deal Blues in the ‘90’s touring around the world with the likes of Bobby Rush, Sherman Robertson and Lucky Peterson. She took a 2 decade hiatus to raise her family but snow he’s back with a vengeance – backed by Shawn Kellerman’s ferocious Funk Blues guitar (Mel Brown, Lucky Peterson) and dynamite band. If you’ve never heard of ZOOM check out the YouTube video below. Can’t wait for these two shows!
Proceeds to St. Edwards & Rideau Vista Elementary Schools
Tickets – $80 pp (+HST & Gratuity)
All shows 7 to 11 pm
ADVANCE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED * LIMITED CAPACITY * BOOK EARLY
Call The Cove 613-273-3636 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Book ahead! – After 2 years of COVID restrictions people are chomping at the bit to get out and enjoy some great LIVE music again and there is still limited capacity at The Cove.
COVID Safety Protocol is changing rapidly in Ontario. At present Proof of Vaccination, wearing masks to enter and when moving around the room, 2 meter distancing between tables and a No Dancing rule remain in effect but restrictions are supposed to lift further on March 1st. Check with The Cove for updates.
We also ask that you help us to maximize safe seating for these shows by getting together with family and friends to book larger tables. There are only a few deuces available and they book up fast. Please consider that if you do have to sit at a table with people that you don’t know, remember that they are all vaccinated too.
NEW THIS YEAR – for those who can’t make it in person – we are doing
LIVE STREAMING BROADCASTS of all shows in high quality HD video/audio on the BOTR YOUTUBE channel. just Google “Blues On The Rideau YouTube” to find it.
Broadcast times for all shows: 8:30 to 11 pm ET. There is NO CHARGE to view these shows but DONATIONS to help out the artists are gratefully appreciated. There will be a PayPal button on the channel page. Comments are also welcome during the show and some will be read out by the MC during the show.
BLUES ON THE RIDEAU
is produced by Choose The Blues Productions, Kenmore Ontario
in co-operation with The Cove Inn, Westport Ontario
BLACK DOG INN www.coveinn.com
JACOB’S CREEK WINES www.jacobscreek.com
PERTH BREWERY www.perthbrewery.ca
OTTAWA BLUES SOCIETY www.ottawabluessociety.com
DAWG FM Ottawa Blues Internet Radio www.dawgfm.com
LAKE 88.1 radio Perth/Rideau Lakes www.lake88.ca
For more info contact:
Producer of Blues On The Rideau
Manager, The Cove Inn, Westport Ontario
< NIGHTLY LIVE MUSIC + EVENTS CALENDAR >
EVERY SUNDAY with HEAD over HEELS (Blues/Folk/Jazz Acoustic Duo, Gananoque) 5-8pm
EVERY TUESDAY with ERIC UREN (Folk/Rock, Westport) 5-8pm
EVERY WEDNESDAY with RACK ‘n TUNES + OPEN MIC with SHAWN McCULLOUGH & FRIENDS (Country/Rock…or whatever you want to play!) Perform and get a chance to win a Guitar from Long & McQuade Music of Kingston. 5-8pm