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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To discuss a gig, please email firstname.lastname@example.org 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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THE GOODNIGHT IRENES (Folk, Kingston)
September 7 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pmPlease Generously Tip Our Musicians
The Goodnight Irenes are a longtime musical collaboration between friends and songwriters Jon McLurg and Chris Morris, now with a new name.
Chris Morris is a folk singer based in Kingston, Ontario. His music and high-energy performances encompass folk and other traditional genres from the Delta to Dylan, the plantations to the Appalachians, the Mississippi to beyond the Great Lakes. Folk, blues, roots, alt-country, singer-songwriter, bluegrass, spirituals – it’s all blended together and performed with a captivating intensity that will take you along the same versatile ride – feeling great, feeling bad, feeling hopeful, feeling lost, but glad to be a part of the creation of amazing music.
Chris began performing live at the age of 14. He recorded two albums of original material in the mid-90s as school projects, and several copies (of each!) were sold, and they have sadly fallen out of circulation, largely due to disinterest from both Chris and the general public. Chris was a member several rock bands throughout high school and college, but always maintained a strong repertoire of solo material rooted in folk and other acoustic-based styles. Always a champion of local and unknown artists, Chris started a concert promotion business in 2002: Rock Crew Productions. Rock Crew Productions produced over 250 concerts in 4 years, including Arcade Fire, Tegan & Sara, The Weakerthans, Serena Ryder, k-os and many more. Much of his focus throughout this time was on the business and his family, and it wasn’t until 2008 when the opportunity came to host an open stage, the Kingston Folk Club, that Chris returned to regular performing and writing.
Loving and performing the music of Woody Guthrie, The Carter Family, Bob Dylan, Mississippi John Hurt, Grateful Dead, Hank Williams, Neil Young, Elizabeth Cotten, Robert Johnson, Son House, Blind Willie Johnson, John Prine, Townes Van Zandt.
Jon Mclurg released his first solo project, “All These Things”, a collection of highly personal and insightful ballads. Drawing on a rich folk tradition and a diverse background of musical experiences, Jon has created an album of striking honesty and vision.
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
MASKS REQUIRED TO ENTER * 50 PERSON CAPACITY
2 METERS BETWEEN TABLES * NO DANCING
$70 (plus HST)
Includes full course meal, show, door prizes and donation to charity
ADVANCE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED * CALL THE COVE 613-273-3636
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