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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 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.
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Halloween is upon us...join together in your ghoulish best as we celebrate the creepiest night of the year! The Cove will be completely decked out as a haunted Victorian house. There will be prizes for best costume and more...Do the monster mash! Bringing together four musicians who share a deep respect for the most sacred rock 'n roll. From the boys who gave you The Night is Young: The Music of Neil Young, Four Petty: The Music of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Rolling Stones Rock & Roll Revue…Find out more »
BLUES ON THE RIDEAU @ THE COVE INN 2018/19 SEASON - our 14th year! MONTHLY DINNER & SHOW FUNDRAISERS IN SUPPORT OF LOCAL CHARITIES FEATURING SOME OF CANADA’S BEST BLUES BANDS From Toronto THE HOGTOWN ALLSTARS When we say this band is full of Allstars we ain’t kiddin’! 5 members from Canada’s legendary Downchild Blues Band - Chuck Jackson (vocals), Michael Fonfara (keyboards), Pat Carey (sax), Gary Kendall (bass) & Mike Fitzpatrick (drums) plus Teddy Leonard on guitar (formerly with Fathead).…Find out more »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbIGw9_QJV8 Joey Wright with Brownstone Joey Wright - guitar and vocals Jenny Whiteley - vocals Julian Brown - bass Mike Eckert - pedal steel Dean Stone - drums Joey was one of the leading lights in the explosive bluegrass, old time and traditional country scene in Toronto in the late 90’s. Joey joined Jenny Whiteley’s band in 1999, and their first two albums (Jenny Whiteley & Hopetown) both won Juno awards for Best Roots Traditional Album. In 2005 Joey joined…Find out more »
Come on down for the annual cozy classic country music matinee with Henry Norwood and Shawn McCullough on Santa Claus Parade Day! The parade is run by the Westport Lions Club and starts at the Esso Gas Station on Concession at 1pm. For information, please contact www.westportlions.ca. HENRY NORWOOD The return of the classic country stylings of young Perth native Henry Norwood! Having his song reach the top 4 in the country on the CBC Searchlight Contest, Henry's mature singing and songwriting has him in high…Find out more »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYd1QIwozoA&feature=youtu.be In their relatively short 7 year existence, Ottawa, Canada-based MonkeyJunk has cultivated a unique blend of SWAMP ROOTS ROCK. Their extensive touring has helped to develop a notable fan base across Canada, the US and Europe. Tony D plays guitar; Steve Marriner sings, plays baritone guitar and harmonica; Matt Sobb plays drums. They have been rewarded for their hard work with many awards including: 2014 Canadian Independent Music Award – Blues Artist/Group of the Year 2014 Juno Award…Find out more »
Ring is 2019 with all of us at The Cove! New Year's Eve with TURPIN'S TRAIL, (Kingston/Perth Road Village, East Coast/Folk/Celtic) Turpin's Trail is the Kingston-based 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. Tight harmonies and acoustic instrumental accompaniment (guitar, mandolin, banjo, Irish Bouzouki, ukulele, Bodhran) bring out the beauty and energy…Find out more »
BLUES ON THE RIDEAU @ THE COVE INN 2018/19 SEASON - our 14th year! MONTHLY DINNER & SHOW FUNDRAISERS IN SUPPORT OF LOCAL CHARITIES FEATURING SOME OF CANADA’S BEST BLUES BANDS From Toronto JACK DE KEYZER BAND Canada’s King Of The Blues guitar – and a great singer/songwriter as well. Born in England and raised in Hamilton where he apprenticed under the late, great King Biscuit Boy Jack plays classic Blues-Rock with scorching guitar work in the style of Hendrix, Page…Find out more »
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