PHOTOS & COMMENTS from the 1st BOTR Show of the season at THE COVE INN!

PHOTOS & COMMENTS from attendees at first BOTR Show of the season

last night at THE COVE INN, Westport ON with





Robin Banks – vocals
Papa John King – guitar
Dennis Pinhorn – bass
Bucky Berger – drums

“Beautiful venue to listen and enjoy. Robin Banks is a superb performer!
Loretta Fleming

“The Memphis Brothers are fabulous and Robin Banks was awesome but I do miss Danny Brooks :-( 10 out of 10 for everything”
Connie Garvey, Peterborough
<We’ll try and get Danny Brooks back next year Connie once he gets his U.S. Immigration papers sorted out>

“Our Staycation venue once a month. We’ve been coming to BOTR now for 10 years. 10 out of 10 for everything – as usual”
Heather Britton, Nepean

“We were booked for the show but had a medical emergency at the last minute. Called to cancel then found that we would be able to come. We were too late for the buffet when we arrived but the kind staff at The Cove put a wonderful plate together for us. Thank you to everyone at The Cove. 10 out of 10 for everything!”
Elaine Bill, Kanata

$440 was raised for Westport In Bloom from this show

We hope to see you all at the NEXT BOTR SHOW October 23 with 2X Maple Blues Award winner for Best Keyboardist – Alabama born boogie-woogie piano man
coming in from Victoria BC along with his band THE WILLING VICTIMS (includes 2 members from the legendary Downchild Blues Band). They blew the doors off the place on his last visit. I’m sure they will again!


Dinner & Show only $65. Advance reservations required.
Call 1-888-COVEINN or 613-273-3636
Proceeds to the Rideau District Museum.



* Visit for more details on the bands including photos, LINKS to their websites, Facebook pages and You Tube videos

BLUES ON THE RIDEAU is produced by Choose The Blues Productions in cooperation with
The Cove Inn, Westport

Sponsored by
Dan Aykroyd Wines
Perth Brewery
101.9 DAWG FM Ottawa and
LAKE 88.1 Perth/Rideau Lakes

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Explore Westport Ontario ONTARIO

Westport Ontario is one of the most beautiful towns in Ontario. This heart warming village has kept its charm and quaint feel for the past 50 years! There is so much to do as well as natural beauty. The fishing is great. Westport is surrounded by lakes and is linked to the Rideau Canal so your options for fishing, boating and water sports are limitless.

If you enjoy shopping, Westport has always been known as a shopping destination. The downtown area of Westport is filled with unique shops and fun boutiques. There are several great restaurants in Westport that have delicious menus. Westport constantly has festivals and events taking place so any time you visit you are sure to be entertained.

Westport is a landmark between Kingston and Ottawa, so it's the perfect escape. With several accommodations and bed and breakfasts, you can make Westport a weekend vacation or enjoy an expended stay. There are several Cottage rentals as well.

Of course while you are in Westport you must go up to Foley Mountain and catch the famous view from Spy Rock. There are also several trails and sights to see at the Foley Mountain Conservation Area.

Some common attractions are the Rideau Valley Art Festival, Westport Music Festival, Antique Show, Fall Studio Tours, Blues on the Rideau, July 1st Celebration and the Westport Heritage Festival.

There are so many local artisans and you can view a lot of their work at the local Art Gallery - Artemisia. We could go on and on about how wonderful Westport Ontario is, but you will have to come visit it yourself!

If you have never been to Westport or you are a returning visitor and would like to find out about places to stay, stores to shop at and things to do, visit our Business Directory.

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