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.

Check out our CALENDAR of EVENTS below for the next show!

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MUSICwestport KICK OFF PARTY with THE STEADIES

August 16 @ 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

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.

Fri.Aug.16.2019

Kick Off Party with THE STEADIES @ The Cove

Sponsored by TBA

@ The Cove Country Inn, 2 Bedford St.

www.coveinn.com

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!

Sat.Aug.17.2019

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

Free/By Donation

12:00-1:00pm Bob Burtch Bluegrass Band. Traditional Bluegrass from Seeley’s Bay/Cornwall/Kingston. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aT4BawohH9E

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.

www.coveinn.com

Free/By Donation

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/

Wandering Minstrels

in Downtown Westport

1:00-5:00pm The Goat Steppers Parade Band. Oldtime/Dixieland from Kingston. https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1409434065793400

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.

www.westportartscouncil.com

Details

Date:
August 16
Time:
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cost:
$60
Website:
http://www.westportartscouncil.com/about-us/musicwestport/ www.thepeptides.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.