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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DAVE BALFOUR & JAMIE CAMPBELL (Folk/Rock, Westport/Rideau Ferry)
June 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dave Balfour is a real talent and vivacious musical personality! He reels you in! He has been the MC of Stewart Park Festival in Perth for 18 years and hosted the Wednesday night jam at O’Reillys in Perth for over 10 years, bringing in a mix of young and old local talent each week. Each week Dave and guests would play a for a few hours of acoustic magic and mayhem with weekly new material keeping musicians on their toes. This larger than life man, with a sweet soft voice will have you tapping and humming along to your favorite tunes from the likes of Dave Matthews Band, Little Feat, U2 and The Beatles. He has played with Dog Day Afternoon (with Jamie), Guthrie House, Bald Like Dad and more.
Jamie Campbell has quite a prolific past in the music business as well. He is a member of Fireweed with Gary William Rasberry & Rob Unger. Voiceplay, guitarwork and a mutual love of all things acoustic fire the songs that we write and perform. Fireweed’s reputation for heartfelt, intimate live shows is wide-spread and well-known. They’ve performed at Blues Skies Music Festival, Summerfolk, Stewart Park Music Festival, the Ottawa Folk Festival, Mariposa, Hillside Music Festival, Skeleton Park Music Festival and the Amherst Island Folk Festival. He was also a member of acclaimed Quebecois performer Roch Voisine’s touring band! A high accomplishment for sure. Most recently, he has been playing the co-lead with Miss Emily Fennell and Doug Reansbury is a sensational tribute to the music of Carole King and James Taylor called You’ve Got a Friend featuring the best in Kingston’s musical veterans in Zak Colbert on bass, Ken Hall on keyboards, Duncan Holt on drums and James Wannamaker on sax. Always a packed house, this band will play The Cove again on Fri.Sept.7.2018!
Together, Dave and Jamie share a love of a well crafted song and strong harmonies. Together they play with the band Dog Day afternoon. June 8th they will be performing a duo acoustic show on the patio featuring . Both are elementary Principals in our area but fear not, no detentions will be given.
A set list:
If I Had a Boat -Lyle Lovett
America -Simon and Garfunkel
Mona Lisa’s and Mad Hatters – Elton John
The Weight -The Band
Grey and White Blues – Original
Modern Love – Bowie
Carpet Crawlers -Genesis
50 Ways to Leave you Lover – Paul Simon
Like a Wheel -The Tallest Man on Earth
Turn to Straw -Original
Save it for Later – English Beat
What’s so Funny – Elvis Costello
Thick as a Brick /Skating Away – Jethro Tull
Homeward Bound – Simon and Garfunkel
Sweet Baby James – JT
Drumlin – Original
Running On Empty – Jackson Browne
A Day in the Life – The Beatles
The Scientist – Cold Play
Turn to Straw – Original
5 Days in May – Blue Rodeo
Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
Bargain -The Who
Things We Said – The Beatles
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.