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! 1.888.COVE.INN

To discuss a gig, please email info@coveinn.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.

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January 6 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Diane Marie Francoise Leduc-Doran died on November 20, 2017 in the ICU at Ottawa General Hospital after fighting a valiant battle against chronic End Stage Liver Disease and Lyme Disease over the past four years. She was on the List for a liver transplant at the UHN Transplant Clinic at the Toronto General Hospital but sadly a donor organ did not come through in time. She was also the wife of James Doran of Choose the Blues Productions and Blues on the Rideau.

As per her wishes she is being cremated. There will be two Celebration Of Her Life events.   


The second Celebration will be on January 6, 2018 at The Cove Inn in Westport Ontario – a place close to the heart of Diane & James over the past 13 years of doing Blues On The Rideau there. www.coveinn.com

1-5 pm

Light food, drink and music. There will be an Open Mic for those who wish to say a few words about what Diane meant to them.

“Diane” – origins of the name come from an old Indo-European root meaning “heavenly, divine” “Someone who is amazingly beautiful, smart, funny, great to be around, and just overall perfect. They tend to be extremely pretty, irresistible and easy to fall in love with” – The Urban Dictionary

In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to the UHN Transplant Clinic at Toronto General or the Ottawa General Hospital Foundation with thanks to the many doctors, nurses and assistants who provided care to her especially over the past couple of months.



More importantly if you have not already done so be sure to register as an Organ/Tissue Donor and/or consider becoming a Living Donor. Even though Diane didn’t make it there is still time to save others.




January 6
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


James Doran


The Cove
2 Bedford St.
Westport, Ontario K0G1X0 Canada
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The BLUES ON THE RIDEAU Dinner & Show Fundraiser Series – featuring some of Canada’s best Blues bands and recognized as one of the best Series of its kind in the country – returns in September for another great season – our 13th year! Buffet starts 7pm, show goes from 8:30-11pm. You can arrive anytime after 6pm. Room check in time is anytime after 3pm. Check the fabulous Line-Up and dates for 2017/18 soon! Shows are generally once a month from September through May (December excluded) with two shows in January and May. Visit www.BluesOnTheRideau.ca for a look at all the great shows from previous seasons.

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