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.

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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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December 2020

NO PRINCIPALS feat. DAVE BALFOUR & JAMIE CAMPBELL (Acoustic Folk)

December 3 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Cove, 2 Bedford St.
Westport, Ontario K0G1X0 Canada
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Dave Balfour is a real 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 their toes. This larger…

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THE PLAID BASTARDS feat. SHAWN McCULLOUGH + JEFF CALLERY

December 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Cove, 2 Bedford St.
Westport, Ontario K0G 1X0 Canada
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Shawn McCullough is a Master guitar player/singer/alternative lyricist/showman/songwriter. He has played and toured with Canadian Country star Jason McCoy (The Roadhammers) and has been a part of Telecaster supergroup The Telebastards featuring Steve Piticco, as well as a member of DoubleBack with Wade Foster and John Wilberforce. He is highly in demand as a session musician and sideman for his incredible skill, wit and stage presence. He has a solo record to his name "This is Me" and is currently performing with rising CMAO and CCMA…

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SUBPRIME (Classic Rock ‘n Roll)

December 6 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Cove, 2 Bedford St.
Westport, Ontario K0G1X0 Canada
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Catch an evening of impromptu classic rock and roll with a band of friends who just love to jam!

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JIMMY BOWSKILL vs. STEVE MARRINER (members of The Sheepdogs + MonkeyJunk)

December 10 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on December 11, 2020 at 6:00pm

The Cove, 2 Bedford St.
Westport, Ontario K0G 1X0 Canada
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$70

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1L_ID5eU3BE&fbclid=IwAR1Pl_B40E3o29o-jgOypJ13EfXXYCp__WGkdqJzkN9LcHYNuFfRic20L8g STEVE MARRINER Working with Jimmy Bowskill in all forms of management and bookings. TV and radio interviews/appearances. Session work, soundtracks and sideman work. Jimmy is quite possibly the most talented and diversified players on the Roots and Blues scene, mastering a number of instruments from electric to acoustic guitars, mandolin, fiddle, pedal steel and stand up bass and he has perfect pitch powerful vocals. Canada’s Youngest Juno Nominee ever. Jim has won a number of  Blues Awards, Music Awards…

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JIMMY BOWSKILL vs. STEVE MARRINER (members of The Sheepdogs + MonkeyJunk)

December 11 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on December 11, 2020 at 6:00pm

The Cove, 2 Bedford St.
Westport, Ontario K0G 1X0 Canada
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$70

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1L_ID5eU3BE&fbclid=IwAR1Pl_B40E3o29o-jgOypJ13EfXXYCp__WGkdqJzkN9LcHYNuFfRic20L8g STEVE MARRINER Working with Jimmy Bowskill in all forms of management and bookings. TV and radio interviews/appearances. Session work, soundtracks and sideman work. Jimmy is quite possibly the most talented and diversified players on the Roots and Blues scene, mastering a number of instruments from electric to acoustic guitars, mandolin, fiddle, pedal steel and stand up bass and he has perfect pitch powerful vocals. Canada’s Youngest Juno Nominee ever. Jim has won a number of  Blues Awards, Music Awards…

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ERIC UREN (Acoustic Folk/Roots)

December 12 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on December 22, 2020 at 5:00pm

One event on December 29, 2020 at 5:00pm

The Cove, 2 Bedford St.
Westport, Ontario K0G 1X0 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 in…

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JON McLURG + ANTHEA FEAVER play the Music of ‘O Brother, Where Art Thou?’ + more

December 13 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Cove, 2 Bedford St.
Westport, Ontario K0G1X0 Canada
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  Jon McLurg and Anthea Feaver are Kingston musicians who perform a mixture of folk styles from Celtic to old time. Both are accomplished songwriters and solo artists. Jon is a member of Turpin’s Trail and Anthea leads the Feaver Dreams. For this afternoon matinee they channel the spirit of the famous Coen Brothers film, “Oh Brother Where Art Thou?” and present a selection of great songs for hard times. They will share the infectiously uplifting tunes and words of the…

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MIKE TREMBLE (Acoustic Rock, Toronto)

December 13 @ 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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MISS EMILY (Soul, Kingston) feat. Guest Opener: FRANK RYAN

December 18 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on December 19, 2020 at 6:00pm

The Cove, 2. Bedford St.
Westport, Ontario K0G 1X0 Canada
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$70

  https://youtu.be/7zgW9rhpBz4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcb1FpKqaBk https://youtu.be/S9MAPOSeGZQ The Return of MISS EMILY indoors! In the 1990’s a 12 year-old Emily Fennell was making her way around Southern Ontario, singing at county fairs and winning competition after competition. She was literally finding her voice. While the other young vocalists were dazzling crowds with standards like “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” or “I Will Always Love You,” Emily was stunning judges and audiences into silent amazement with K.D. Lang’s version of the Patsy Cline song “3 Cigarettes…

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MISS EMILY (Soul, Kingston) feat. Guest Opener: FRANK RYAN

December 19 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on December 19, 2020 at 6:00pm

The Cove, 2. Bedford St.
Westport, Ontario K0G 1X0 Canada
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$70

  https://youtu.be/7zgW9rhpBz4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcb1FpKqaBk https://youtu.be/S9MAPOSeGZQ The Return of MISS EMILY indoors! In the 1990’s a 12 year-old Emily Fennell was making her way around Southern Ontario, singing at county fairs and winning competition after competition. She was literally finding her voice. While the other young vocalists were dazzling crowds with standards like “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” or “I Will Always Love You,” Emily was stunning judges and audiences into silent amazement with K.D. Lang’s version of the Patsy Cline song “3 Cigarettes…

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ERIC UREN (Acoustic Folk/Roots)

December 22 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on December 22, 2020 at 5:00pm

One event on December 29, 2020 at 5:00pm

The Cove, 2 Bedford St.
Westport, Ontario K0G 1X0 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 in…

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XMAS or “Let’s Put 2020 Behind Us” JAZZ NIGHT with SPENCER EVANS TRIO

December 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Cove, 2 Bedford St
Westport, Ontario K0G1X0 Canada
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceU59xXBG_s JAZZ NIGHT with SPENCER EVANS TRIO The Cove Inn hosts one of the most original and memorable Live Music Experiences you'll have! The Popular Spencer Evans Trio with Andy Love on drums, Seamus Cowan on bass and Spencer Evans on piano, clarinet and vocals has proven a formidable three performing all styles of music to huge crowds of all ages. The party has been going for over 21 years now! Join us for dinner too... The Trio plays select…

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NOLAN HUBBARD (Original Acoustic Folk/Pop, Gananoque)

December 28 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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…

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ERIC UREN (Acoustic Folk/Roots)

December 29 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on December 22, 2020 at 5:00pm

One event on December 29, 2020 at 5:00pm

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

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 in…

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NEW YEAR’S EVE with TURPIN’S TRAIL!

December 31, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - January 1, 2021 @ 11:00 pm
The Cove, 2 Bedford St.
Westport, Ontario K0G 1X0 Canada
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$70

Ring in 2021 with all of us at The Cove! Let's put 2020 behind us and have a safe and happy NYE party...AND, we're having Chinese Food! Back by popular demand, TURPIN'S TRAIL (Kingston/Perth Road Village, East Coast/Folk/Celtic) will perform for New Year's Eve! Turpin's Trail is the Kingston-based quintet of Chris Murphy, 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.…

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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 

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