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: WICKED GRIN
May 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm$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
If you attended last November’s BOTR show with Tas’ Cru’ you saw Murray Kinsley on guitar (and backing vocals) and Leigh-Anne Stanton on bass – two members of this great Roots/Blues/Rock band from Ottawa. The audience enjoyed their performance so much that we’ve invited them back as the full band this time with Bruce Saunders on drums and Rod Williams on harp. Although the individual members of Wicked Grin have been playing the Blues for a long time they didn’t get major recognition until 2013 when they released their debut album “Shame On Me”. It helped win them the Maple Blues Award for Best New Group that year and they’ve gone on to receive another MBA since then as well. Blues Underground Network named that CD – and their second one “Stormy Water” released in 2015 – as Blues Rock Albums of the Year. Murray and Leigh-Anne have travelled to Europe and across North America regularly since then – sometimes accompanied by the full band, sometimes backing Tas’ Cru’ and sometimes as a duo but wherever they play they attract a whole bunch of new fans. If you love good old “roll up your sleeves, get-up off your ass and dance” rockin’ Blues then this is a show you don’t want to miss! A great way to close out the 2018/19 BOTR season.
PROCEEDS TO WESTPORT IN BLOOM
DINNER & SHOW $65 (plus HST)
ADVANCE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
Call 613-273-3636 or 1-888-COVEINN or email email@example.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.
< 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