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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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Blues on the Rideau BILL DURST (Stratford)

February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

$70

If you like your Blues hard & heavy in the style of ZZ Top you don’t want to miss this night! It’s Bill’s first visit to BOTR @ The Cove and I don’t know why it’s taken this long for us to get him here. I’ve been a big fan of Bill’s stuff for years. Growing up in Wingham, Ontario he was influenced by Motown, R&B, Soul and the British Blues invasion artists – especially Jimi Hendrix. He formed a classic Rock band called Thundermug in 1969 that had a #1 radio hit and went on to record 5 albums. He also spent some time in a ZZ Top Tribute band and you can certainly hear that influence in his music today. Bill put out two solo albums in the mid ‘80’s but it wasn’t until 2000 that his career really took off. He created his power trio – a “fuzzy, psychedelic Blues band” as he calls it with Joe DeAngelis on bass (who also co-writes the songs with Bill) and a drummer and boy do they lay down a big sound for just 3 guys. They’ve now done 5 albums together and have won or been nominated for a long list of Blues and Blues Rock Awards since then. IIf you’re not familiar with Bill’s music check out his website – and his extensive list of You Tubes and see for yourself why you’ll want to be here for this show!

 

YOU TUBE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mU6k8hFS3YQ&list=RD2w5QF8AORQI&index=4

 

PROCEEDS TO KICK IN FOR KIDS, RIDEAU DISTRICT HIGH SCHOOL ELGIN http://rideaudhs.ucdsb.on.ca

NOTE: Bands and dates may change due to unforeseen circumstances so check with The Cove closer to the performance for updates.

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DINNER & SHOW $70 (plus HST)

ADVANCE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

Call 613-273-3636 or 1-888-COVEINN or email thecoveinnwestport@gmail.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:
February 21
Time:
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cost:
$70
Website:
www.billdurst.com

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 ONTARIO

 

2020 FALL SERIES 

COVID-fighter edition * Our 16th season

 

DINNER & SHOW FUNDRAISERS IN SUPPORT OF LOCAL CHARITIES

GREAT “SIT & LISTEN” BLUES, SOUL & R&B

CANADA’S BEST ARTISTS * 2 SHOWS PER ENGAGEMENT

 

September 18 – RICK FINES & SUZIE VINNICK     (photo)

Matinee Lunch & Show 1-4 pm (On the Patio if weather is nice – inside if not)

Dinner & Show 7-10 pm

PROCEEDS TO WESTPORT LIBRARY

 

October 23 & 24 – SAMANTHA MARTIN TRIO     (photo)

Dinner & Show both nights 7-10 pm

PDIROCEEDS TO THE RUBY GLAND FOUNDATION

 

November 13 & 14 – HOROJO TRIO     (photo)

Dinner & Show both nights 7-10 pm

PROCEEDS TO WESTPORT FOOD BANK

 

Shows subject to change due to COVID restrictions or other unforeseen circumstances.

Check with The Cove closer to the date to confirm

 

FULL COVID SAFETY PROTOCOIN EFFECT AT ALL SHOWS 

MASKS REQUIRED TO ENTER * 50 PERSON CAPACITY 

2 METERS BETWEEN TABLES * NO DANCING

 

$70 (plus HST)

Includes full course mealshow, door prizes and donation to charity

 

ADVANCE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED * CALL THE COVE 613-273-3636

 

AND IF YOU CAN’T BE THERE IN PERSON – TUNE IN TO THE 

LIVE BROADCASTS ON THE BLUES ON THE RIDEAU YouTube CHANNEL  

DONATIONS GRATEFULLY APPRECIATED

 

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www.BluesOnTheRideau.ca