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Westport Ontario

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Blues at The Cove with River City Junction
February 16 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
$75 + HST & Gratuity (Dinner, Show + Charity)

NEW PRICE! $75 + HST for Dinner, Show + Charity or $35 + HST for Show Only + Charity.

Blues at The Cove Series 2023/24 (SEE FULL ROSTER AT BOTTOM!!!)

Did you say Blues at…The Cove? Yes! Well, you knew that! For 17 incredible years of music, laughter, community and overall great times, Blues on the Rideau has been one of the longest running Blues music series in Canada!

Thanks to the team of James Doran and his wife Diane Leduc-Doran and their Choose the Blues Productions, thousands of ecstatic Blues and live music fans have flocked to The Cove Inn to enjoy evenings of all-out dancing to Canada’s greatest JUNO and Maple Blues Award winning Blues acts. We thank them for all of those years of partnership and honour them by dedicating the 2023/24 Series to them as we transition to Blues at The Cove, highlighting some of the best of the series of the years!

Imagine a warm, intimate venue setting in a historic waterside inn on the Rideau Canal featuring a tasty buffet dinner and a donation to a local charity and you have Blues at The Cove! Join us for the new season!

Call us 613.273.3636 or email thecoveinnwestport@gmail.com for reservations!

 

18th Season of Live Blues at The Cove Inn!

 Dinner, Show + Charity $100 +HST

Includes delicious full course buffet style dinner with served dessert, door prizes, dancing and donation to local charity.

Doors 6pm

Dinner 7pm

Show Sets 8:30-9:30pm + 10-11pm

ADVANCE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
Call 613-273-3636 or email thecoveinnwestport@gmail.com 

BOOK EARLY! – ESPECIALLY IF YOU WANT TO STAY OVERNIGHT
(Well priced accommodation at The Cove, nearby B&B, AirBnb and Westport Station Motel)
MOST SHOWS SELL OUT WELL AHEAD OF SHOW DATES. The earlier you reserve the better the choice of seating location.

We look forward to seeing everyone again soon for another GREAT season Blues at The Cove

Co-Sponsored by: 

Black Dog Inn, Westport www.whatsonwestport.ca/profile/the-black-dog-inn/

Gristmill Place, Westport www.thegristmillplace.com

Upper Rideau B&B, Westport www.urbb.ca

Lake 88.1, Perth www.lake88.ca

Perth Brewery, Perth www.perthbrewery.ca

Rosehall Run Vineyards, Wellington www.rosehallrun.com

Village Green, www.facebook.com/villagegreenltd/

Kingston Sound Works www.kingstonsoundworks.com

 

To keep up to date on everything at the Cove, including Blues at The Cove, please join our Mailing List www.coveinn.com/mailinglist. Thanks and we look forward to seeing you again soon and keeping in touch!

 

Friday, February 16

River City Junction (Brockville)

www.rivercityjunction.ca

River City Junction – Steam Train (Video)

Proceeds from this show go to support Kids Shinny Hockey Westport

 

RIVER CITY JUNCTION (From www.rivercityjunction.ca)

River City Junction is a Canadian Blues/Retro-Rock Power Trio whose music is a rich blend of old school Chicago Blues, Motown, R&B/Funk and Classic Rock. Leaning heavily on their roots, their music is deeply infused with elements of yesteryear, forming a driving, very potent sonic cocktail that is raw, organic, uplifting & very distinctly their own.

Jason & Caroline have been together for over 27 years now & have been making & playing music with one another that entire time.

Seasoned veterans of the Canadian Music Scene with well over a thousand shows to their name, River City Junction is one of Canada’s hardest working independent bands & is no stranger to the stage. They regularly frequent many of the larger summer festivals including RBC Ottawa Bluesfest, Kingston’s Limestone City Bluesfest, Montreal’s FestiBlues, Brockville’s Tall Ships Festival, 1000 Islands Jazz & Blues Fest, Frankford Bluesfest, Porquis Bluesfest, Calabogie Bluesfest & they also perform regularly at legendary Canadian Blues Clubs such as The Rainbow Bistro, Irene’s Pub & the Atomic Rooster in Ottawa & Bistro a Jojo in Montreal.  

They have had the honour of performing with some of Canada’s finest musicians. Juno & Maple Blues award winning artists such as Jerry Mercer, Harpdog Brown, Jerome Godboo, Eric Shenkman, Steve Marriner & Matt Sobb, Al Wood, Murray Kinsley, Leigh-Ann Stanton, Rod Williams, Thomas Starwalker Clair, David Maracle, Greg Morency, Scott Price & Simon Meilleur are but a few of the many talented people RCJ has had the good fortune to share the stage with. 

They’ve also had the rare & esteemed pleasure of working with & studying  under legendary producer/engineer & former V.P. of Island Records: Rob Fraboni. (Bob Dylan, The Band, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, The Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys, Joe Cocker, Bonnie Raitt) In the time they have spent together, Rob has always been more than overly generous well above & beyond the call of duty with his insights, recording advice & techniques, tips & tricks. He has taught both Jason & Caroline a lot about how to get beautiful sounds from the microphone to the recording medium. 

Having recently re-recorded their first three albums, they are now in the process of mixing & mastering & have started to post their songs as they become ready. Expected release dates are May, June & July of this year. The writing stage of the fourth record is now also complete & recording for that will commence in the fall. Also active on the studio side of things, they have recorded, mixed & mastered several albums for fellow musicians such as Josef Mieto’s “Bad Eyes”, Blues & Company’s second album: “Straight up, no Chaser” & Lyle Odjick’s debut album: Through the Rain” 

 

Blues at The Cove Series 2023/24

FULL ROSTER

 

Friday, October 27, 2023

Tony D Band feat. Members of MonkeyJunk (Ottawa)

“Basically, I’m like Lightnin’ Hopkins with an electric guitar” – Tony D

www.tonyguitarro.com

Tony D – 70s Big Muff (Video)

Proceeds from this show go to support Westport Food Bank

 

Friday, November 17, 2023

Rick Fines and Suzie Vinnick Band (Niagara/Peterborough)

Rick Fines and Suzie Vinnick Band at Blues on the Rideau 2019 (Video)

www.rickfines.ca

Rick Fines – Ridin’ the Rails (Video)

www.suzievinnick.com

Suzie Vinnick – Happy as Hell (Video)

Proceeds from this show go to support Dick Ready Memorial Christmas Tree

at Spy Rock on Foley Mountain overlooking Westport.  

 

Friday, December 8, 2023

Steve Marriner Band (from MonkeyJunk) feat. Jimmy Bowskill (Blue Rodeo, Brooks & Bowskill, The Sheepdogs, Toront0)

www.stevemarriner.com

Steve Marriner Band – Take me to the City (Official Video)

Proceeds from this show go to support Friends of Westport Library

 

Friday, January 19  &  Saturday, January 20, 2024 ***TWO NIGHTS!***

Jack de Keyzer Band (Toronto)

www.jackdekeyzer.com

Jack de Keyzer Band – Howlin’ for You with special guest Spencer MacKenzie (Video)

Proceeds from this show go to support Westport Blooms & Friends of Foley Mountain

 

Friday, February 16, 2024

River City Junction (Brockville)

www.rivercityjunction.ca

River City Junction – Steam Train (Video)

Proceeds from this show go to support Kids Shinny Hockey Westport

 

Friday, March 15, 2024

Miss Emily (Kingston)

www.themissemily.com

Miss Emily – Glory (Official Video)

Proceeds from this show go to support Rideau Waterway Land Trust

 

Friday, April 19, 2024

Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar (Toronto)

www.samanthamartinmusic.com

I’ve Got a Feeling – Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar (Official Video)

Proceeds from this show go to support Kick in for Kids of Rideau District High School

 

POSTPONED. Sorry for the inconvenience!!!

Friday, May 10   &  Friday, May 11, 2024 ***TWO NIGHTS, TBC!!!***

David Rotundo Band (Mexico/Toronto)

www.davidrotundo.com

David Rotundo Band – So Much Trouble (Official Video)

Proceeds from this show go to support St. Edward Catholic School & Rideau Vista Public School of Westport