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.
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Blues on the Rideau with HARRISON KENNEDY & BAND (Hamilton)
September 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm$70
To kick off this year’s Series – from The Hammer – arguably Canada’s best Soul/Blues/Roots male vocalist (and a damn fine songwriter too) – Harrison returns to The Cove for a fourth visit. Growing up in Hamilton the Kennedy house was always full of music thanks to his famous uncle – Jazzman Jackie Washington who would bring artists home like Lonnie Johnson, Duke Ellington and Billie Holiday when they were passing through. Harrison began his career in the late ‘60’s when his dynamic vocal talent earned him a spot on the world famous Motown band “Chairmen Of The Board” who shared the stage with artists like B.B. King, James Brown, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder and many more. When the band broke up in the ‘70’s Harrison returned to Hamilton and took a “real job” as a factory foreman only playing music on the side for the next couple of decades. But his love of the Blues was too powerful and in 2000 he returned to music full time with his first album “Sweet Taste”. 7 more have followed including his most recent “Who U Tellin’?” 4 of them were nominated for Juno Awards and he won in 2015 for “This Is From Here”. He’s also won 9 Hamilton Music Awards and received an astounding 38 Maple Blues Award nominations since 2005 in the categories of Male Vocalist, Acoustic Artist, Songwriter and Album Of The Year. Internationally he’s been nominated 8X for American Blues Music Awards and won the prestigious French Academie Charles Cros Award in the Blues category (other winners include Buddy Guy, Doctor John and Otis Taylor). The past few years Harrison has hooked up with the great Eric Bibb and toured with him, Ruthie Foster and another Canadian talented Michael Jerome Browne wowing audiences everywhere especially in Europe where he has a huge following. We are very honoured and pleased to welcome Harrison back – along with his great Hamilton band – to launch the 15th Anniversary season of BOTR at The Cove.
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NOTE: Bands and dates may change due to unforeseen circumstances so check with The Cove closer to the performance for updates.
DINNER & SHOW $70 (plus HST)
ADVANCE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
Call 613-273-3636 or 1-888-COVEINN or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
< 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