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 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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HEAD OVER HEELS + BLUE MONDAY BAND (Blues/RnB, Kingston)

September 27 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

$20 - $50

Posted by Jane Sorensen on Monday, August 26, 2019

$20 Show and Charity

$50 Buffet, Show and Charity

Head over Heels

Kevin Head – Guitar, Vocals

Kevin Head has been performing in Kingston for over 30 years. He’s hosted songwriter circles, sat in as a guitar player and has performed with The Bob Robertson Trio, The Fabulous Jaguars, Heads Up, Georgette Fry, and most recently in a duo called “Head over Heels” with his wife Vanessa Head. Head over Heels joined forces with the Blue Monday band in 2018 and 2019 for the Limestone City Blues Festival.

Vanessa Head – Vocals

Vanessa Head is the “late bloomer” in this lineup. For the past 8 years she has performed with Head over Heels. She’s been a guest vocalist with the Big Phat Horn Band.

This is their 5th anniversary playing great funky interpretations of blues, RnB, folk and jazz classics and originals! Proceeds from each ticket goes towards the St. Edwards School music program so they can continue to provide music education, band programs and instruments for budding young musicians. #MusicMatters

The Blue Monday Band

Blue Monday, was a hard-driving blues quintet who had long-term appointments at The Wellington (now the Iron Duke), The Shot and, lastly, The Toucan. The band was founded by saxophonist Rick Flanagan, and fronted by Grant “Honeyboy” Heckman. Bass player Zak Colbert, drummer/vocalist Mike Sakell and keyboardist Ken Hall soundly round out the band.

Rick Flanagan – Saxophone, Vocals

He has also performed with the Fabulous Jaguars, Swing Cats, Soul Survivors and Up Jumped Da Blues. After five years in Memphis, playing with some of the best in the business, he returned to Kingston and formed The Big Phat Horn Band, a 10-piece group that recently celebrated their 6th Anniversary performing at the RCHA Club. A Blue Monday founder.

Zak Colbert – Bass

One of the most in-demand bass players in Kingston. The bacon of bass players…if you will. He toured with show bands in the 70s and 80s and has recorded and performed with Blue Monday, Georgette Fry, Ghetto Xpress, Up Jumped Da Blues, Ila Vann, Emily Fennell, Funkyard.

Ken Hall – Keyboards

Keyboard-playing staple of the Kingston music scene since the 1970s. Member of Blue Monday, Georgette Fry, Steve Cheesman & the Heeters, The Fabulous Jaguars, Emily Fennell (“You’ve Got a Friend”), Dan Aykroyd and more.

Mike Sakell – Drums, Vocals

King of the Shuffle, playing in no fewer than 6 different bands at any given time, Mike has been the backbeat/vocalist for Wild Blues Yonder, Blue Monday, Ghetto Xpress, Soul Survivor, Ila Vann, Up Jumped Da Blues, Funkyard and the Big Phat Horn Band and Blue Monday.

Details

Date:
September 27
Time:
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cost:
$20 - $50
Website:
http://www.kevinheadmusic.com

Organizer

Seamus Cowan
Phone:
1.888.COVE.INN
Website:
www.coveinn.com

Venue

The Cove
2 Bedford St.
Westport, Ontario K0G 1X0 Canada
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Phone:
1.888.COVE.INN
Website:
www.coveinn.com

BLUES ON THE RIDEAU @ THE COVE INN, WESTPORT ANNOUNCES 2019/20 LINE-UP

Choose The Blues Productions in co-operation with The Cove Inn, Westport is pleased to announce the 2019/20 LINE-UP for Blues On The Rideau @ The Cove – our 15th year!

BOTR @ The Cove is now recognized as one of the premier Blues Series in the country featuring some of Canada’s best Blues, Soul and R&B artists (all Juno, Maple Blues Award, Western Canadian Music Award and/or Quebec Lys Blues Award winners/nominees). The Cove venue is friendly and intimate located in a beautiful 140 year old country inn in one of the most scenic villages in eastern Ontario – Westport – located on the shores of Upper Rideau Lake on the historic Rideau Waterway (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) – only a 1.5 hour drive from Ottawa, 45 minutes from Kingston, 2.5 hours from Syracuse, 3 hours from Toronto and Montreal.

There are 12 shows this season including three 2 Night Stand – Hogtown Allstars in October, Samantha Martin in November and Jack de Keyzer in January and a December show with MonkeyJunk as well! All shows take place from 7-11 pm. The ticket price increases – the first price increase in 5 years – $70 + HST. That includes a delicious full course buffet dinner, dancing, door prizes and a chance to win 2 Grand Prizes at the end of the season. A portion of proceeds from each show go to support different local charities. To date $74K has been raised for the Westport community and the goal is to raise over $5K this season.

  • September 13 From Hamilton HARRISON KENNEDY & BAND (Soul/Blues/Roots male vocalist) www.harrisonkennedy.ca

  • October 11 & 12* From Toronto THE HOGTOWN ALLSTARS (Big time Blues, Soul & R&B from 6 members from 2 of Canada’s most famous Blues bands, *2-night stand) http://www.garykendall.com/Bluestime/THAS.htm

  • November 15 & 16* From Toronto SAMANTHA MARTIN & DELTA SUGAR (Fabulous Soul Blues with beautiful harmonies, *2-night stand) www.samanthamartinmusic.com

  • December 13 From Ottawa MONKEYJUNK (High powered Blues/Funk/Roots/Rock) www.monkeyjunkband.com

  • January 17 & 18* From Toronto JACK DE KEYZER BAND (Canada’s King of the Blues guitar. One of BOTR’s favourites. *2 Night stand)

  • February 21 From Stratford BILL DURST BAND (Blues hard & heavy in the style of ZZ Top) www.billdurst.com

  • March 20 From Nanaimo, BC DAVID GOGO BAND (Here’s another famous Canadian Blues Rock guitarist/singer/songwriter) www.davidgogo.com

  • April 17 From Kingston MISS EMILY w. BAND (Soul/Blues/Jazz/Rock Queen of Kingston) www.themissemily.com

  • May 8 From Victoria, BC DAVID VEST w. BAND (Authentic, Southern-bred dynamite boogie-woogie piano player, old style Blues shouter vocalist and consummate entertainer) www.davidvest.ca

 

Full details on the Series including the artists’ Bios, links to their websites and YOU TUBE videos – plus the charities that are being supported this year – can be found at www.BluesOnTheRideau.ca  More info on The Cove at www.coveinn.com

Advance reservations are required for all shows and can be made at The Cove, by phone 1-888-COVEINN 613-273-3636 or email info@coveinn.com  Well priced accommodation is available at The Cove and nearby B&B’s and a motel but book well ahead. All the beds in Westport usually sell out on BOTR nights.  

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

For more information contact:

James Doran, Choose The Blues Productions, 613-574-0086  james@choosetheblues.ca

Maureen Price or Seamus Cowan, Managers, The Cove Inn, Westport ON 613-273-3636 thecoveinnwestport@gmail.com

POLICY FOR 2019/20

FOR CANCELLATIONS, REDUCTIONS OR NO SHOWS TO RESERVATIONS FOR

BLUES ON THE RIDEAU SHOWS

 

You will be required to give your credit card number plus phone number and/or email address when you make your reservations.

 

Your card will not be charged at the time of reservation. You pay the night of the show.

 

You have until one week (7 DAYS) prior to the show to cancel or change the number of spots you have reserved for and/or your rooms – at no charge.

 

The Cove will also continue its policy of calling or emailing everyone who has reserved in advance one week prior to the upcoming show as a reminder.

 

If you do not notify The Cove that have to CANCEL or REDUCE the number of reserved spaces on your reservation AT LEAST ONE WEEK PRIOR TO THE SHOW – or if you are a NO SHOW the night of the Show – then YOUR CREDIT CARD WILL BE CHARGED THE FULL AMOUNT for the number of spots you have reserved.

 

However – understanding that sometimes unforeseen things come up at the last minute which can cause a cancellation – and in the spirit of good will – if this happens we will CREDIT you the full amount that your card has been charged FOR A FUTURE SHOW in 2019/20 (on a space available basis – Advance Reservation still required). We will  do this on a ONE TIME BASIS ONLY..After that, if it happens again, your card will be charged and there will be no credit for a future show.

 

We are introducing this Policy due to the large number of last minute cancellations and No-Shows we have experienced on BOTR nights over the years. It is simply not fair to the people who would like to attend the Show but have been turned down because we have a full house reserved only to find on the night of the show that there are extra spaces because of late cancellations and No-Shows. And the loss of revenue from this is not fair to Choose The Blues Productions or The Cove Inn who have to cover all the fixed expenses regardless.

 

Bottom line: If you aren’t SURE you can make the show – or if you aren’t sure some of your party can make the show – then CALL AND CANCEL AT THE LATEST ONE WEEK PRIOR TO THE SHOW  – or your credit card will be charged.

Fair? More than fair we think. Thank you for your understanding.