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 thecoveinnwestport@gmail.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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September 2020

HEAD OVER HEELS (Acoustic Folk/Blues/Jazz Duo, Gananoque)

September 27 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Sunday, repeating until October 11, 2020

The Cove, 2. Bedford St.
Westport, Ontario K0G 1X0 Canada
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HEAD OVER HEELS (Gananaoque, (Vocal/Guitar Duo) Kingston's Kevin Head is an accomplished singer, songwriter, musical director and actor. Formerly from Nova Scotia, where he still has close ties, and once called "The Original Salt Cod Cowboy", Kevin toured extensively throughout the Maritimes with bands, theatre troupes and as a solo performer/singer, songwriter. He has performed in shows with Valdy, Charlie Major, The Rankins, Gowan, opened a cross-Canada tour for Chris DeBurgh, acted on stage with the late Denny Doherty, and…

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ERIC UREN (Acoustic Folk/Roots, Westport)

September 27 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Cove, 2 Bedford St.
Westport, Ontario K0G1X0 Canada
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  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HNZLpJ2tIQ&feature=youtu.be Eric Uren has been performing in clubs and pubs across Canada and Europe for over 25 years. His straightforward, honest delivery of well-known songs by artists like Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Neil Young, Johnny Cash and Steve Earle connect with audiences of all ages. He is a warm and personable performer who excels at creating a friendly, social atmosphere wherever he takes the stage. He was in London, ON for a few years and now he is back…

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SPENCER SCHARF (Folk Roots/Blues Flatpicking, Ottawa)

September 28 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on October 5, 2020 at 5:00pm

One event on October 19, 2020 at 5:00pm

The Cove, 2. Bedford St.
Westport, Ontario K0G 1X0 Canada
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https://youtu.be/1jROwsEJhdM “You know the Blues; it makes me feel alright,” sing the rich and smooth tenor vocals of Ottawa-based Spencer Scharf. His versatile Folk and Blues sound can be heard on a variety of musical instruments: 6-string, 8-string and 12-string guitars, a resonator, cigar box, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, piano/keyboards and hard driving harmonica. Spencer’s ability to read the crowd gets him invited back to many venues and private events, as he chooses melodic and intricate instrumentals, belting Blues, or anything…

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October 2020

NOLAN HUBBARD (Original Acoustic Folk/Pop, Gananoque)

October 2 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on September 19, 2020 at 5:00pm

One event on October 2, 2020 at 5:00pm

The Cove, 2. Bedford St.
Westport, Ontario K0G 1X0 Canada
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  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOpMR8vNoPY The story of Nolan Hubbard is a story of travel and motion. It’s about a years-long, continent-spanning adventure of self-discovery and self-improvement that he continues on to this day in pursuit of his dreams. It’s about the unstoppable compulsion he has to learn and experiment artistically. Above all, it’s about taking souvenirs from the people and places he has visited and integrating them into the stylistic core he developed back home. Home is the small Ontario town of…

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SCOTT & KATE LIVE! (Rock ‘n Roll, Kingston)

October 3 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Cove, 2 Bedford St.
Westport, Ontario K0G1X0 Canada
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Scott Burns and Kate Rombough are a dynamic musical duo best known for fronting The Stares, a high-energy classic and modern rock cover band hailing from Kingston, ON. They have laid down roots in Gananoque and have brought to life acoustic stages in and around the 1000 islands with their passionate and memorable performances of classic, popular and modern rock hits. Come check them out and be wowed by their eclectic song selection, enchanting harmonies and the ability to transport…

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HEAD OVER HEELS (Acoustic Folk/Blues/Jazz Duo, Gananoque)

October 4 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Sunday, repeating until October 11, 2020

The Cove, 2. Bedford St.
Westport, Ontario K0G 1X0 Canada
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HEAD OVER HEELS (Gananaoque, (Vocal/Guitar Duo) Kingston's Kevin Head is an accomplished singer, songwriter, musical director and actor. Formerly from Nova Scotia, where he still has close ties, and once called "The Original Salt Cod Cowboy", Kevin toured extensively throughout the Maritimes with bands, theatre troupes and as a solo performer/singer, songwriter. He has performed in shows with Valdy, Charlie Major, The Rankins, Gowan, opened a cross-Canada tour for Chris DeBurgh, acted on stage with the late Denny Doherty, and…

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SPENCER SCHARF (Folk Roots/Blues Flatpicking, Ottawa)

October 5 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on October 5, 2020 at 5:00pm

One event on October 19, 2020 at 5:00pm

The Cove, 2. Bedford St.
Westport, Ontario K0G 1X0 Canada
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https://youtu.be/1jROwsEJhdM “You know the Blues; it makes me feel alright,” sing the rich and smooth tenor vocals of Ottawa-based Spencer Scharf. His versatile Folk and Blues sound can be heard on a variety of musical instruments: 6-string, 8-string and 12-string guitars, a resonator, cigar box, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, piano/keyboards and hard driving harmonica. Spencer’s ability to read the crowd gets him invited back to many venues and private events, as he chooses melodic and intricate instrumentals, belting Blues, or anything…

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NO PRINCIPALS feat. DAVE BALFOUR + JAMIE CAMPBELL (Acoustic Folk/Rock, Westport/Rideau Ferry)

October 8 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Cove, 2 Bedford St.
Westport, Ontario K0G1X0 Canada
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  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nAS6uwEdhQ Dave Balfour is a real talent and vivacious musical personality! He reels you in! He has been the MC of Stewart Park Festival in Perth for 18 years and hosted the Wednesday night jam at O’Reillys in Perth for over 10 years, bringing in a mix of young and old local talent each week. Each week Dave and guests would play a for a few hours of acoustic magic and mayhem with weekly new material keeping musicians on…

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BORGIN & BENNI (Acoustic Pop/Rock, Picton)

October 9 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Cove, 2 Bedford St.
Westport, Ontario K0G 1X0 Canada
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Borgin and Benni have been performing together and in their own right for the past 8 years. With influences ranging from modern pop to classic rock, motown and jazz, and a wide variety of songs in their repertoire, surprises are abundant and a fun, off-the-cuff night of entertainment is guaranteed! Follow them on social media, @generalburkie and @benni.vander to follow their adventures!  

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HEAD OVER HEELS (Acoustic Folk/Blues/Jazz Duo, Gananoque)

October 11 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Sunday, repeating until October 11, 2020

The Cove, 2. Bedford St.
Westport, Ontario K0G 1X0 Canada
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Please Generously Tip Our Musicians

HEAD OVER HEELS (Gananaoque, (Vocal/Guitar Duo) Kingston's Kevin Head is an accomplished singer, songwriter, musical director and actor. Formerly from Nova Scotia, where he still has close ties, and once called "The Original Salt Cod Cowboy", Kevin toured extensively throughout the Maritimes with bands, theatre troupes and as a solo performer/singer, songwriter. He has performed in shows with Valdy, Charlie Major, The Rankins, Gowan, opened a cross-Canada tour for Chris DeBurgh, acted on stage with the late Denny Doherty, and…

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CHRIS MURPHY (Celtic/East Coast Folk, Perth Road Village)

October 16 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on April 21, 2018 at 5:00pm

The Cove, 2 Bedford St.
Westport, Ontario K0G 1X0 Canada
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  https://youtu.be/ytcA94arfUo Chris has been the frontman of local favs, Turpin's Trail which is a Kingston-based Celtic/Folk quintet consisting of Brian Flynn, Jon McLurg, Chris Murphy and Noah St. Amand. With a closet-full of over a dozen instruments and a wealth of great original & traditional songs and tunes, Chris and Turpin's Trail bring together five of Kingston's most accomplished musicians. Individually, the members of Turpin's Trail have shared the stage with the likes of David Francey, Sarah Harmer, Ron Hynes, J.P. Cormier, Fred Eaglesmith,…

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MIKE TREMBLE (Acoustic Rock, Toronto)

October 18 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Cove, 2. Bedford St.
Westport, Ontario K0G 1X0 Canada
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https://www.facebook.com/miketremblemusic/videos/292088258823258/ Mike Tremble is a blues/country rock solo artist from Toronto. Covering hit songs from the 50s, 60s, 70s+ from such artists as Eagles, Otis Redding, Van Morrison, James Taylor, John Denver, Neil Young and more!

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SPENCER SCHARF (Folk Roots/Blues Flatpicking, Ottawa)

October 19 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on October 5, 2020 at 5:00pm

One event on October 19, 2020 at 5:00pm

The Cove, 2. Bedford St.
Westport, Ontario K0G 1X0 Canada
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Please Generously Tip Our Musicians

https://youtu.be/1jROwsEJhdM “You know the Blues; it makes me feel alright,” sing the rich and smooth tenor vocals of Ottawa-based Spencer Scharf. His versatile Folk and Blues sound can be heard on a variety of musical instruments: 6-string, 8-string and 12-string guitars, a resonator, cigar box, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, piano/keyboards and hard driving harmonica. Spencer’s ability to read the crowd gets him invited back to many venues and private events, as he chooses melodic and intricate instrumentals, belting Blues, or anything…

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ROB LUTES & ROB MacDONALD (Acoustic Folk/Blues Duo, Montreal)

October 29 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Cove, 2 Bedford St.
Westport, Ontario K0G 1X0 Canada
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$20

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wi5wCCHougw   ‟Lutes is a fine roots/blues writer, one of those gems you find by chance as you're going through a town and he's going through a town and you just want a beer and he gives you the show of the year.” - Bob Mersereau, CBC.ca A writer whose work has included ghostwriting for a former U.S. president, speechwriting for a former Canadian Prime Minister and writing books on subjects from DIY to sports to travel, Rob Lutes has…

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BLUES ON THE RIDEAU

THE COVE INN * WESTPORT ONTARIO

 

2020 FALL SERIES 

COVID-fighter edition * Our 16th season

 

DINNER & SHOW FUNDRAISERS IN SUPPORT OF LOCAL CHARITIES

GREAT “SIT & LISTEN” BLUES, SOUL & R&B

CANADA’S BEST ARTISTS * 2 SHOWS PER ENGAGEMENT

 

September 18 – RICK FINES & SUZIE VINNICK     (photo)

Matinee Lunch & Show 1-4 pm (On the Patio if weather is nice – inside if not)

Dinner & Show 7-10 pm

PROCEEDS TO WESTPORT LIBRARY

 

October 23 & 24 – SAMANTHA MARTIN TRIO     (photo)

Dinner & Show both nights 7-10 pm

PDIROCEEDS TO THE RUBY GLAND FOUNDATION

 

November 13 & 14 – HOROJO TRIO     (photo)

Dinner & Show both nights 7-10 pm

PROCEEDS TO WESTPORT FOOD BANK

 

Shows subject to change due to COVID restrictions or other unforeseen circumstances.

Check with The Cove closer to the date to confirm

 

FULL COVID SAFETY PROTOCOIN EFFECT AT ALL SHOWS 

MASKS REQUIRED TO ENTER * 50 PERSON CAPACITY 

2 METERS BETWEEN TABLES * NO DANCING

 

$70 (plus HST)

Includes full course mealshow, door prizes and donation to charity

 

ADVANCE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED * CALL THE COVE 613-273-3636

 

AND IF YOU CAN’T BE THERE IN PERSON – TUNE IN TO THE 

LIVE BROADCASTS ON THE BLUES ON THE RIDEAU YouTube CHANNEL  

DONATIONS GRATEFULLY APPRECIATED

 

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