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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YUK YUK’S COMEDY NIGHT!

March 30 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

$55
Back by unpopular demand and because of an absolutely dismal turnout we welcome more of Canada’s Finest Comedians featuring DOM PARE, JARRETT CAMPBELL + ROB ROSS!!! (Rob Bebenek had to cancel…Rob Ross is amazing!)
Come back and laugh your face off with us!

DOM PARE

“Described as “one of the best new stand-ups around” by NOW Magazine, Dom Paré blends magnetic onstage charisma, hilarious observation, and clever writing to deliver memorable side splitting comedy. Originally from Ottawa, Dom has taken the Canadian comedy scene By storm. With his quick wit and unconventional charm, he delights audiences and collects fans whenever he performs. Dom’s memorable approach has landed him in the finals of both the Just For Laughs Homegrown Competition and the SiriusXM Canada’s Next Top Comic competition. Recently Dom reached the Semi-Finals of the San Francisco International Comedy Competition, and Runner Up for Toronto’s Best Male Stand Up. Dom has also branched out into the comedy world and has written for The Debaters, is featured regularly on SiriusXM Radio, and has been a panelist on the George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight show.”

JARRETT CAMPBELL

“Jarrett Campbell stormed onto the Toronto comedy circuit, quickly becoming one of the fastest rising talents in Canadian comedy. With early appearances on MTV and NXNE, he became a staple on the Dark Comedy Tour. From New York to Vancouver, Jarrett has been on stages all across North America and continues to tour regularly with Yuk Yuk’s. He recently performed at the Just For Laughs festival and can be seen on the Comedy Network and CraveTV. His unique storytelling ability, mixed with hilarious social commentary, has Campbell making his mark with comedy fans everywhere.”

ROB ROSS

Rob Ross is a sought after Canadian headlining stand-up comic and accomplished award winning television writer based in Toronto.

Performing credits include: A one hour Comedy Now special on The Comedy Network and CTV, CBC’s Halifax Comedy Festival, CBC’s Winnipeg Comedy Festival,  Just For Laughs, JFL42, CTV’s Open Mike and CBC’s 9 O’Clock Show. He was just 24 years old when he did his first nationally televised special COMICS! on CBC.

Ross has played comedy clubs across North America and performed on such prestige stages as Toronto’s Massey Hall and Royal Alexandra Theatre, plus The Burton Cummings Theatre for the Performing Arts in Winnipeg.

He also once opened for legendary rock band Heart in front of 30,000 angry concertgoers who didn’t expect to see a comedian.

Ross was head writer and creative producer for the popular MTV Canada show MTV Live and was a producer for CBC’s award winning hit series Canada’s Smartest PersonOther credits include CBC’s Still Standing, Rick Mercer Report, Andrew Lloyd Weber’s, Over The RainbowRoyal Canadian Air FarceStreet CentsThe NHL AwardsThe Canadian Country Music Awards, Gemini Awards and The Junos on CTV.

Another credit is writing for Prime Minister Stephen Harper for two Parliamentary Press Gallery Dinners.  But if you don’t like Harper he didn’t.

Original, energetic, fast paced and engaging, Ross involves his audiences in laugh packed performances from start to finish.

He is also way friendlier than he looks.

7-11pm

$55 + HST Buffet and Show

Venue

The Cove
2 Bedford St.
Westport, Ontario K0G1X0 Canada
+ Google Map
Phone:
1.888.COVE.INN
Website:
www.coveinn.com

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 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

Seamus Cowan, Manager, The Cove Inn, Westport ON 613-273-3636  info@coveinn.com