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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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ST. PADDY’S with TURPIN’S TRAIL! ***SEATING SOLD OUT***
March 17 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm$10
DUE TO HIGH DEMAND, SEATING IS SOLD OUT!
Get into the spirit and ride the wave of green with the Annual St. Patrick’s Day Party with Kingston’s TURPIN’S TRAIL! This Celtic/Folk quintet of Chris Murphy, Steve Kennedy, Jon McLurg, Brian Flynn and Noal St.Amand. Having played concerts and festivals across Ontario, Turpin’s Trail has shared the stage with artists such as Murray McLauchlan, J.P. Cormier, and Leahy. Chris has been touring as Sean McCann’s sideman (ex- Co-Frontman of Great Big Sea) for the last two years now! Tight harmonies and acoustic instrumental accompaniment (guitar, mandolin, banjo, Irish Bouzouki, ukulele, Bodhran) bring out the beauty and energy in their original songs and their creative interpretations of songs drawn from Celtic, folk, bluegrass, and popular music genres. Amalgamating gorgeous folklore and traditional celtic with east coast song, naturally, they are HUGE fan favourites in the Westport area and a great fit for St. Patrick’s Day! It’s always a full house for St.Paddy’s!
***Book soon as it always sells out!***
ST. PADDY’S DAY MENU
THE COVE FISH ‘n CHIPS Crispy Battered + Deep Fried Haddock. Served with Slaw + Tartar Sauce. $14.99
BANGERS ‘n MASH An Irish Favourite! Sausage and Mashed Potatoes. $13.99
MAC ‘n CHEESE with BACON Creamy Mac ‘n Cheese with Bacon and Crispy Top. Served with Salad. $13.99
GROWLY BASKET The Westport Original. Share it or go it alone. Chicken Fingers, Mozzarella Sticks, Onion Rings and Fries. Served with Plum Sauce + Dill Dip. $13.99
THE COVE WINTER SALAD Mixed Greens, Frosted Cranberries, Slivered Red Onion, Feta Cheese, Honey Roasted Sweet Potato + Spiced Walnuts. Served with Lemon Poppyseed Vinaigrette. Main $13.99. Side $9.99 (GF + V) Add Grilled or Crispy Chicken of Falafel $4.99
POUTINE Quebecois Comfort Food! Fresh Cut Fries, Cheese Curd + Gravy. $8.99
DEEP FRIED DILL PICKLES Served with Dill Dip. $8.99 (V)
Happy St. Paddy’s Day Everyone! Please Drink Responsibly. Enjoy the Music of TURPIN’S TRAIL!
TOWN-WIDE ST. PADDY’S CELEBRATIONS
St. Patrick’s Day Catholic Mass is at 11am with the choir. Boomer and Howie did repairs to the Church Bells so they will be ringing. The Irish sounds of the fiddle will be heard at the church entrance, courtesy of Catherine Walsh. The St. Paddy’s Parade led by Terry Bryan and Kim Kelly and crew is at 5pm from The Beer Store. The Lions Club Beach House party will not be happening this year.
BLUES ON THE RIDEAU @ THE COVE INN, WESTPORT ANNOUNCES 2018/19 LINE-UP
Choose The Blues Productions in co-operation with The Cove Inn, Westport is pleased to announce the 2018/19 LINE-UP for Blues On The Rideau @ The Cove – our 14th year! In memory of Diane Leduc Doran this year’s Series is being dedicated to her.
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 9 shows this season including one 2 Night Stand – Jack de Keyzer in January. All shows take place from 7-11 pm. The ticket price remains the same – for the fifth year in a row – $65 (plus 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. Proceeds from each show go to support different local charities. To date $68K has been raised for the Westport community and the goal is to raise at least another $5K this season.
September 28 – From Hamilton: STEVE STRONGMAN BAND (Raw, powerful Blues Rock)
October 19 – From Toronto: SAMANTHA MARTIN & DELTA SUGAR (Fabulous Soul Blues with beautiful harmonies)
November 16 – From Toronto: THE HOGTOWN ALLSTARS (Big time Blues, Soul & R&B from 6 members from 2 of Canada’s most famous Blues bands)
January 18 & 19* – From Toronto: JACK DE KEYZER BAND (Canada’s King of the Blues guitar. One of BOTR’s favourites. *2 Night stand)
February 15 – From Montreal: DAWN TYLER WATSON & THE BEN RACINE BAND (Winners of the 2017 International Blues Challenge – great Blues, Soul & R&B)
March 22 – From Montreal – RIA REECE BAND (More great Blues, Soul & R&B)
April 19 – From Peterborough & Niagara: RICK FINES & SUZIE VINNICK w. BAND (2 of Canada’s best Roots/Blues artists together on one stage)
May 10 – From Ottawa: WICKED GRIN (High energy get-up-and-dance rockin’ Blues!)
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Seamus Cowan, Manager, The Cove Inn, Westport ON 613-273-3636 email@example.com