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.
Always best to call ahead for reservations so you have a seat too! 1.888.COVE.INN
To discuss a gig, please email email@example.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.
Check out our CALENDAR of EVENTS below for the next show!
HEAD OVER HEELS (Acoustic Folk, Gananoque)
April 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
One event on May 5, 2017 at 6:00pm
One event on June 24, 2017 at 6:00pm
One event on July 1, 2017 at 6:00pm
One event on July 22, 2017 at 6:00pm
One event on April 29, 2017 at 6:00pm
HEAD OVER HEELS (Gananoque, (Vocal/Guitar Duo) Bask in the sunshine with amazing entertainment! Kingston’s Kevin Head is an accomplished singer, songwriter, musical director and actor. Formerly from Nova Scotia, where he still has close ties, and once called “The Original Salt Cod Cowboy”, Kevin toured extensively throughout the Maritimes with bands, theatre troupes and as a solo performer/singer, songwriter. He has performed in shows with Valdy, Charlie Major, The Rankins, Gowan, opened a cross-Canada tour for Chris DeBurgh, acted on stage with the late Denny Doherty, and over the years has had lovely musical contributions on his recordings from Ken Pearson (Janis Joplin, Bruce Cockburn), Willie P Bennett, and Kate McGarrigle. Kevin’s most recent appearances include a mainstage appearance at the 2012 Blue Skies Festival in Clarendon, hosting the 2012 edition of Liner Notes Live Songwriter Circle, 2012 Limestone City Blues Festival, opening for Alex Cuba with the Bob Robertson Trio as part of the Limewire music series in 2011, and numerous solo appearances and performances with his duo “Head over Heels” in the Kingston, Gananoque and Westport areas. He recently releases a new CD of LIVE material recorded October 2013 with his band and life/musical partner MISS V with whom he performs regularly her at The Cove!
Choose the Blues Presents…
BLUES ON THE RIDEAU @ THE COVE INN
Blues On The Rideau is a Dinner & Show Fundraiser Series featuring some of Canada’s best Blues bands (and a few American ones too). It has been running once a month from September through May (December excluded) since 2005 and is now recognized as one of the premier Blues Series in the country. Thanks to all attendees for an incredible 11th season!
BOTR offers a winning combination: good food & drink featuring The Cove’s famous full course dinner buffet, friendly staff, good service, a relaxed, intimate atmosphere and the chance to see and dance to world class Blues bands up close and personal – the way Blues is best enjoyed…All for a very reasonable price – only $65 pp.
People of all ages from all over come to these shows – not just from the Rideau region but all across eastern Ontario plus Ottawa, Kingston, Toronto, Quebec, upstate New York, Pennsylvania and beyond. According to the Comment Cards, everyone who comes to BOTR loves the experience! Every show is a fundraiser. To date the Series has raised over $55,000 for local Westport charities!
All BOTR Shows run from 7 -11pm. Advance reservations are required and it is wise to book ahead, especially if you want to stay overnight. Rooms at The Cove, nearby B&B’s and motels usually sell out in advance on BOTR nights. Reservations can be made in person at The Cove Inn, by phone 1.888.COVE.INN or 613.273.3636 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org A credit card number is required upon reservation but the card is not charged until the night of the show. Cancellations or changes can be made up to a week prior to the event without penalty.
For full information on the Series, including dates, band Bios, song clips and You Tube videos visit www.bluesontherideau.ca.
BOTR is produced by Choose The Blues Productions www.choosetheblues.ca in cooperation with The Cove Inn www.coveinn.com.
Sponsored by 101.9 DAWG FM Ottawa www.dawgfm.com, Lake 88.1 Perth/Rideau Lakes www.lake88.ca, Corby Spirit and Wine www.corby.ca, Perth Brewery www.perthbrewery.ca and Ottawa Blues Society www.ottawabluessociety.com.Check out all of the bands by clicking on the links below the CALENDAR of EVENTS.