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 thecoveinnwestport@gmail.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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Celebration of the life of Diane Leduc-Doran

December 12, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In recognition of our good friends, the Leduc-Dorans, James and Diane who run the Blues on the Rideau Series for 13 years, we are having a Celebration of the life of Diane Leduc-Doran.

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.

As per her wishes she is being cremated. 


The 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.




December 12, 2017
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


James Doran


The Cove
2 Bedford St.
Westport, Ontario K0G1X0 Canada
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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

< JUNE >

Thu.Jun.30 Pre-Canada Day Party with 80s ENUFF feat. PAT MURPHY (Kingston’s Premier 80s Tribute Act) 7-11pm $80 + HST Dinner + Show.

< JULY >

Fri.Jul.1 CHRIS MURPHY (Member of Turpin’s TrailEast Coast/Folk, Perth Road Village) 7-9pm
Sat.Jul.2 ERIC UREN on the Patio (Acoustic Folk/Rock, Westport) 5-8pm Weather Depending.
Mon.Jul.4 JASON KENT (Folk/Rock, Montreal…Member of Young Petty Stones + Sunfields) 5-8pm
Tue.Jul.5 WITHOUT WILLOW (Traditional Folk from Donegal, Ireland) 5-8pm
Thu.Jul.7 JAY SMITH (Formerly SMITTY, Country/Rock, Kingston) 6-9pm
Fri.Jul.8 SEAN PINCHIN (JUNO Award Nominated Acoustic Blues Slide Guitar Master!!!, Toronto) 5-8pm
Sat.Jul.9 ERIC UREN on the Patio (Acoustic Folk/Rock, Westport) 5-8pm Weather Depending.
Mon.Jul.11 JACK STEELE (Country, Westport) 5-8pm
Thu.Jul.14 JAZZ NIGHT with SPENCER EVANS TRIO (All Styles of Music, Westport/Kingston) 8-10pm $10 Cover
Fri.Jul.15 CHRIS MURPHY (East Coast/Folk, Member of Turpin’s Trail, Kingston) 5-8pm
Mon.Jul.18 STEVE STACEY + PAT ROBILLARD (Classic Country, Carleton Place) 5-8pm
Thu.Jul.21 YOUNG PETTY STONES (The Music of Neil Young, Tom Petty + The Rolling Stones) 7-11pm $80 + HST Dinner + Show.
Fri.Jul.22 YOUNG PETTY STONES (The Music of Neil Young, Tom Petty + The Rolling Stones) 7-11pm $80 + HST Dinner + Show.
Sat.Jul.23 DOUG VANDERHORDEN (Folk/Rock, Kingston) 5-8pm
Mon.Jul.25 JON JONES (Folk/Rock, Kingston) 5-8pm
Thu.Jul.28 JAZZ NIGHT with SPENCER EVANS TRIO (All Styles of Music, Westport/Kingston) 8-10pm $10 Cover
Fri.Jul.29 JEFF CALLERY (Folk/Rock, Brockville) 5-8pm
Sat.Jul.30 JOHN WILBERFORCE (Folk/Rock, Kemptville) 5-8pm
Reservations preferred. Call 613.273.3636 or email thecoveinnwestport@gmail.com for Dining, Show + Hotel Reservations.