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! 613.273.3636
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! Click on the MONTH to view monthly listings.
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MUSICwestport KICK OFF PARTY with THE STEADIES
August 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm$60
The MUSICwestport Kick Off Party on the Friday night before the MUSICwestport Festival day has become a heck of a party/gathering/celebration! It’s a wild one. And with the announcement that THE STEADIES coming back, it will be as good as it gets! Biggest dance party ever at the 2018 festival! Don’t miss it, book early. $60 + HST Buffet + Show. Call The Cove for reservations 1.888.COVE.INN.
The Steadies take the explosively popular Top 40 sound and mix it with rocksteady and reggae influences, creating what they’ve dubbed, “Island Rock.” No matter your mood, The Steadies pick you up and carry you to the beach in your mind, the club in your dreams, the place you go to clear your head and dance. The Steadies ARE the party.
Their latest release, Starcity Shakedown , is an ode to the band’s rocksteady roots and continues to build on the band’s signature style. It marks their first release since their EP which garnered a top-50 hit in Canada and was nominated for a Western Canadian Music Award.
Ever the road warriors, The Steadies play upwards of 100 shows each year, making them one of the busiest bands in Saskatchewan. They have headlined numerous festivals, showcased at industry events and have shared the stage with Ziggy Marley, The Roots, Blue Rodeo, The Wailers and more. The band suffered a major emotional blow when they lost their inspired guitarist Justin ‘Juice’ Lee on Vocals + Guitar. Since then, they have been through a few lineups and currently have Kurtis Shultz on drums andLane Argue on guitar!
The Steadies’ frontman is Earl Pereira who got his rock n’ roll pedigree as a founding member and bass player of the popular Canadian band Wide Mouth Mason, who had two gold records, three JUNO nominations, and a host of other accolades and awards. Pereira has toured the world, playing over 3000 shows and opening for iconic artists like the Rolling Stones, AC/DC and Nelly Furtado. He was named one of Canada’s top bass players by Canadian Music Magazine and has been featured on MTV, Muchmusic, and the Ryan Seacrest Show, as well as in publications like Rolling Stone Magazine and The National Post. Pereira co-produced and co-wrote Wide Mouth Mason’s entire award-winning catalogue. He has worked with a roster of legendary producers including David Leonard who produced Paul McCartney + Prince, Joel Van Dyke who produced Aerosmith + Bryan Adams and Todd Burke who produced Red Hot Chili Peppers, No Doubt + Johnny Cash. In 2010, with demand for his side project on the rise, Pereira left Wide Mouth Mason behind to play in The Steadies full-time.
Kick Off Party with THE STEADIES @ The Cove
Sponsored by TBA
@ The Cove Country Inn, 2 Bedford St.
7:00-8:00pm Buffet & Served Dessert
8:30-11:00pm The Steadies
$60 + HST Buffet & Show (priority seating)
The Steadies (feat. Earl Pereira of Wide Mouth Mason). Reggae/Pop/Funk from Saskatoon www.facebook.com/thesteadies
***SHOW TIMES ALL SUBJECT TO CHANGE***
***NO RESERVATIONS ALL DAY…FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED!***
***BAND BIOS BELOW!***
MUSICwestport, the annual free open air music festival is our flagship and most popular event attracting locals and visitors from far and wide—and that includes the musicians too! We continue to grow the festival but strive to maintain our roots and mission to bring music to our village and all those that join us over the third weekend in August of every year.
FREE Admission. Donations Appreciated.
Thanks to all of the local businesses and sponsors!
13th Annual MUSICwestport Open Air Festival
Lockwood Park Stage
Sponsored by Westport Village IDA Pharmacy
@ Lockwood Memorial Park on George St. between Spring and Concession
12:00-1:00pm Bob Burtch Bluegrass Band. Traditional Bluegrass from Seeley’s Bay/Cornwall/Kingston. https://www.youtube.com/watch?
1:30-2:40pm Nick Maclean Quartet. Modern Jazz from Toronto. http://nicholasmaclean.com/
3:00-4:10pm A Fellow Ship. Folk/Pop/Jazz/Funk/Soul from Toronto. www.afellowship.net
4:30-6:00pm Scotty James https://scottyjamesmusic.com
The Cove Stage
Sponsored by The Cove Country Inn
@ The Cove, 2 Bedford St.
12:30-1:40pm Emily Bashall. New Country from Kingston. http://emilybashall.com
2:00-3:10pm Slack Bridges. Neo Soul/Funk/R&B with Horns from Ottawa. www.slackbridges.com
3:30-4:30pm The High Dials. Psychedelic Folk Rock Pop from Montreal. www.thehighdials.net
5:00-6:30pm Miss Emily. Soul/R&B/Rock from Kingston. https://themissemily.com/
in Downtown Westport
1:00-5:00pm The Goat Steppers Parade Band. Oldtime/Dixieland from Kingston. https://www.facebook.com/watch
Food, kidzone, Vendors Market, Horse Wagon Rides, Street Minstrels
This all happens throughout the day! Living statue, face painting, clowns, activities, games, horse wagon rides & more.
< NIGHTLY LIVE MUSIC + EVENTS CALENDAR >
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