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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.

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.

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The Cove

2 Bedford St.
Westport, Ontario K0G 1X0 Canada
1.888.COVE.INN www.coveinn.com

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October 2019

CLAUDIO VALENTINI (Classical Guitar, Ardoch)

October 18 @ 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
The Cove, 2 Bedford St.
Westport, Ontario K0G 1X0 Canada
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Claudio has been playing classical guitar for over 40 years and has degrees from York University and the University of Toronto. He was a high school music teacher for 30 years, but is now focusing on performing.  In the past, his ongoing engagements included Des Copains, The Vineyard, L'Entrecotte, Pirendello's, and the Townhouse Cafe; he is currently performing at the Best Western in Perth and Spill the Beanz.  He has performed at venues such as C.B.C. Television and Radio, TV Ontario, York University, University of Toronto,…

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MAYOR’S BREAKFAST

October 23 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
The Cove, 2 Bedford St.
Westport, Ontario K0G 1X0 Canada
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$10

ALL WELCOME! PLEASE RSVP TO pmueller@villageofwestport.ca

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RACK ‘n TUNES + OPEN MIC with SHAWN McCULLOUGH

October 23 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 30, 2019

The Cove, 2 Bedford St.
Westport, Ontario K0G 1X0 Canada
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$15

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAT6IWggmkg   Guitar player/singer/alternative lyricist Shawn McCullough helps you break up your week and give you a little social fix. Shawn 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…

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YOUNG PETTY STONES Halloween Party: Music of TOM PETTY, NEIL YOUNG & THE STONES

October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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One event on January 1, 1970 at 7:00pm

The Cove, 2 Bedford St.
Westport, Ontario K0G 1X0 Canada
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$50

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9BaipmovFo Because of last year...Halloween was too much fun! 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. This year's theme is "Ghosts of Woodstock". Dress up in your favourite Woodstock 1969 rock star! 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…

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Canada’s Small Business Saturday

October 26 @ 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
The Cove, 2 Bedford St.
Westport, Ontario K0G 1X0 Canada
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Get 10% Off with Debit or Cash Payment!

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RACK ‘n TUNES + OPEN MIC with SHAWN McCULLOUGH

October 30 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 30, 2019

The Cove, 2 Bedford St.
Westport, Ontario K0G 1X0 Canada
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$15

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAT6IWggmkg   Guitar player/singer/alternative lyricist Shawn McCullough helps you break up your week and give you a little social fix. Shawn 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…

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November 2019

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

November 1 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on January 1, 1970 at 6:00pm

The Cove, 2 Bedford St.
Westport, Ontario K0G 1X0 Canada
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HEAD OVER HEELS on the PATIO (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…

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JESSICA RHAYE & THE RAMSHACKLE PARADE – JUST LIKE A WOMAN: SONGS OF BOB DYLAN (New Brunswick)

November 2 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Cove, 2 Bedford St.
Westport, Ontario K0G 1X0 Canada
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$20

https://youtu.be/pZzQ1Rm3njE Just like a Woman - Songs of Bob Dylan is Jessica Rhaye’s sixth full-length album, and first with backing band The Ramshackle Parade. This rollicking folk-rock interpretation of Dylan's classics and hidden gems transcends the concept of a simple tribute album. The result is a fun folk-rock album with psychedelic undertones, with folkie ballads, a conversation between rockabilly and swing, and engaging new interpretations of the Master’s works. “There is something about Bob Dylan’s songs that we connect with...the melodies…

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ZACHARY LUCKY (Old Time Country, Saskatoon)

November 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Cove, 2 Bedford St.
Westport, Ontario K0G 1X0 Canada
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94gAt5-RQxo The road is no stranger to Canadian country singer Zachary Lucky. He’s used to rolling through hundreds of tour dates a year, sleeping in the back of his car, and playing his heart out in every town he moves through. He’s learned to trust the road, and to trust the gifts it brings. It’s a lesson he learned first from his grandfather, famed Canadian western singer Smilin’ Johnnie Lucky, who was known for relentlessly touring the Arctic regions of…

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Blues on the Rideau with SAMANTHA MARTIN & DELTA SUGAR (Toronto)

November 16 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Cove, 2 Bedford St.
Westport, Ontario K0G 1X0 Canada
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$70

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VJ5Uv2svWU        Born in Edmonton, now a resident of Toronto Samantha Martin and her band Delta Sugar played BOTR at The Cove for the first time last October and blew the doors off the place. That’s why they’ve been invited back this season! Their debut CD “Send The Nightingale” received major international airplay when it came out in 2015 and earned her 4 Maple Blues Award nominations (she was nominated for another 4 this past year – and…

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YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND: A Musical Tribute to CAROLE KING and JAMES TAYLOR feat. MISS EMILY

November 22 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Cove, 2 Bedford St.
Westport, Ontario K0G 1X0 Canada
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$55

Miss Emily plays "So Far Away" by Carole King Such as successful band, we just have to have them back, again! It's hard to find the time now that Miss Emily is so busy! “You’ve Got a Friend” is a classic James Taylor/Carole King show made up of a collection of Kingston area musicians, all with an incredible depth of musical talent and experience, as well as a great love of James Taylor’s and Carole King’s music. Miss Emily came…

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SANTA CLAUS PARADE COUNTRY MATINEE with Henry Norwood & Shawn McCullough

November 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Cove, 2 Bedford St.
Westport, Ontario K0G 1X0 Canada
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Come on down for the annual cozy classic country music matinee with Henry Norwood and Shawn McCullough on Santa Claus Parade Day...the theme is "Fairtale Characters"! The parade is run by the Westport Lions Club which starts and ends at St. Edward's Catholic School parking lot near the corner of Bedford and Concession Street. Starts at 2pm. It’s route is down Bedford right on Church left on Rideau, along Main Street and left on Bedford back to the school. For…

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JOHN WILBERFORCE (Folk/Rock, Kemptville) + HOLIDAY SHOP & HOP

November 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Cove, 2 Bedford St.
Westport, Ontario K0G 1X0 Canada
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  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bMg-Pgik8s John is a singer/songwriter/entertainer from the Kemptville, Ontario area.  He has been playing and writing music for the last 25 years and can play a number of different instruments.  John is known around the area as a bass guitarist and, as well as performing his solo acoustic show, is currently playing with the band Buckledown and a duet called The Standby Brothers. John has played with bands such as The Campfire Boys, URBAN - a tribute to Keith…

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TONY SILVESTRI BAND (Classic Rock, Belleville/Kingston)

November 30 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Cove, 2 Bedford St.
Westport, Ontario K0G 1X0 Canada
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$50

It's time to celebrate Rock and Roll and Christmas all over again! Let's Rock to the Best in Classic Rock - The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Supertramp, Elton John, Steely Dan, Stevie Wonder, Chicago, Boston, Jethro Tull, Cream, Jimi Hendrix and so much more! They play those tunes you know but you haven't heard many bands play before! These guys have the pedigree and the stamina. They are a hell of a show and they keep getting better! Soon, we won't…

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December 2019

A TURPIN’S TRAIL NEW YEAR’S EVE!

December 31, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - January 1, 2020 @ 1:00 am
The Cove, 2 Bedford St.
Westport, Ontario K0G 1X0 Canada
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$60

Ring in 2020 with all of us at The Cove! By huge popular demand, TURPIN'S TRAIL (Kingston/Perth Road Village, East Coast/Folk/Celtic) is back to 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. Cormier, and Leahy. Tight harmonies and acoustic instrumental accompaniment (guitar, mandolin, banjo, Irish Bouzouki, ukulele,…

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March 2020

Blues on the Rideau with DAVID GOGO (Nanaimo, BC)

March 20, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Cove, 2 Bedford St.
Westport, Ontario K0G 1X0 Canada
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$70

Here’s another famous Canadian Blues Rock guitarist/singer/songwriter who is long overdue to play BOTR. Born and raised in Nanaimo, BC at age 15 David got to meet Stevie Ray Vaughan backstage at a concert in Victoria and after hearing him play SVR encouraged him to pursue a career in the Blues. He did, formed a band, and very soon was opening for artists like Johnny Winter, Buddy Guy, Albert Collins, Bo Diddley, Otis Rush, George Thorogood and many other Blues…

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May 2020

Blues on the Rideau with DAVID VEST (Victoria, BC)

May 8, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Cove, 2 Bedford St.
Westport, Ontario K0G 1X0 Canada
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$70

Although David has been a resident of Victoria, BC for many years he’s an authentic, Southern-bred dynamite boogie-woogie piano player, old style Blues shouter vocalist and a consummate entertainer. Born in Huntsville, Alabama in 1943 David played his first gig in 1957 and was good enough by 1962 to open for the late, great Roy Orbison. He then went on to play the lively Florida panhandle club circuit teaming up with artists like James Harman. Then on to Kansas City…

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BLUES ON THE RIDEAU @ THE COVE INN, WESTPORT ANNOUNCES 2019/20 LINE-UP

Choose The Blues Productions in co-operation with The Cove Inn, Westport is pleased to announce the 2019/20 LINE-UP for Blues On The Rideau @ The Cove – our 15th year!

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 12 shows this season including three 2 Night Stand – Hogtown Allstars in October, Samantha Martin in November and Jack de Keyzer in January and a December show with MonkeyJunk as well! All shows take place from 7-11 pm. The ticket price increases – the first price increase in 5 years – $70 + 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. A portion of proceeds from each show go to support different local charities. To date $74K has been raised for the Westport community and the goal is to raise over $5K this season.

  • September 13 From Hamilton HARRISON KENNEDY & BAND (Soul/Blues/Roots male vocalist) www.harrisonkennedy.ca

  • October 11 & 12* From Toronto THE HOGTOWN ALLSTARS (Big time Blues, Soul & R&B from 6 members from 2 of Canada’s most famous Blues bands, *2-night stand) http://www.garykendall.com/Bluestime/THAS.htm

  • November 16 From Toronto SAMANTHA MARTIN & DELTA SUGAR (Fabulous Soul Blues with beautiful harmonies) www.samanthamartinmusic.com

  • December 13 From Ottawa MONKEYJUNK (High powered Blues/Funk/Roots/Rock) www.monkeyjunkband.com

  • January 17 & 18* From Toronto JACK DE KEYZER BAND (Canada’s King of the Blues guitar. One of BOTR’s favourites. *2 Night stand)

  • February 21 From Stratford BILL DURST BAND (Blues hard & heavy in the style of ZZ Top) www.billdurst.com

  • March 20 From Nanaimo, BC DAVID GOGO BAND (Here’s another famous Canadian Blues Rock guitarist/singer/songwriter) www.davidgogo.com

  • April 17 From Kingston MISS EMILY w. BAND (Soul/Blues/Jazz/Rock Queen of Kingston) www.themissemily.com

  • May 8 From Victoria, BC DAVID VEST w. BAND (Authentic, Southern-bred dynamite boogie-woogie piano player, old style Blues shouter vocalist and consummate entertainer) www.davidvest.ca

 

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 thecoveinnwestport@gmail.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

Maureen Price or Seamus Cowan, Managers, The Cove Inn, Westport ON 613-273-3636 thecoveinnwestport@gmail.com

 

POLICY FOR 2019/20

FOR CANCELLATIONS, REDUCTIONS OR NO SHOWS TO RESERVATIONS FOR

BLUES ON THE RIDEAU SHOWS

 

You will be required to give your credit card number plus phone number and/or email address when you make your reservations.

 

Your card will not be charged at the time of reservation. You pay the night of the show.

 

You have until one week (7 DAYS) prior to the show to cancel or change the number of spots you have reserved for and/or your rooms – at no charge.

 

The Cove will also continue its policy of calling or emailing everyone who has reserved in advance one week prior to the upcoming show as a reminder.

 

If you do not notify The Cove that have to CANCEL or REDUCE the number of reserved spaces on your reservation AT LEAST ONE WEEK PRIOR TO THE SHOW – or if you are a NO SHOW the night of the Show – then YOUR CREDIT CARD WILL BE CHARGED THE FULL AMOUNT for the number of spots you have reserved.

 

However – understanding that sometimes unforeseen things come up at the last minute which can cause a cancellation – and in the spirit of good will – if this happens we will CREDIT you the full amount that your card has been charged FOR A FUTURE SHOW in 2019/20 (on a space available basis – Advance Reservation still required). We will  do this on a ONE TIME BASIS ONLY..After that, if it happens again, your card will be charged and there will be no credit for a future show.

 

We are introducing this Policy due to the large number of last minute cancellations and No-Shows we have experienced on BOTR nights over the years. It is simply not fair to the people who would like to attend the Show but have been turned down because we have a full house reserved only to find on the night of the show that there are extra spaces because of late cancellations and No-Shows. And the loss of revenue from this is not fair to Choose The Blues Productions or The Cove Inn who have to cover all the fixed expenses regardless.

 

Bottom line: If you aren’t SURE you can make the show – or if you aren’t sure some of your party can make the show – then CALL AND CANCEL AT THE LATEST ONE WEEK PRIOR TO THE SHOW  – or your credit card will be charged.

Fair? More than fair we think. Thank you for your understanding.