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Nolan Hubbard at the Cove Inn!

 

Nolan Hubbard boldly emerges as vocalist, guitarist and composer of evocative acoustic-pop masterpieces with the forthcoming release of his debut album and his moving and memorable lead-off single Today.

The album was recorded in Nashville alongside top session players, and was produced by Canadian industry veteran Douglas Romanow. The time spent in Music City USA proved to be edifying and encouraging for Hubbard, as he felt both in awe of the surroundings but also emboldened by the experience – awed by the significance of being one of the mecca’s of the music business, but also emboldened because he came to realize that he had what it took as a songwriter and player to hang with some of the world’s best.

Born and raised in the small eastern Ontario community of Gananoque, just east of Kingston, Hubbard grew up in a home immersed in music, particularly what might be called the modern Great Canadian Songbook.

Hubbard got his first guitar at age 11, taking to the instrument with a dedication and obvious ability and quickly becoming a self-taught prodigy. By 17, his tastes had begun to change as he became more artistically confident and adventurous, expanding his repertoire into a more acoustic style. At the same time, he started to experiment with singing along to his playing, revealing a voice that was surprisingly soulful, impactful and one that made people listen intently. He knew immediately he wanted to be able to move people with just a guitar, his voice and his songs.

The song Sandbanks is an affectionate ode to a popular beach area in Prince Edward County in Ontario, but Hubbard said it could apply to any place that evokes warm, wonderful affectionate memories.

This album is a game changer for Hubbard, as he’s stepped out with a confident and strong debut – a collection of songs that are accessible, compelling and which wind their way into people’s souls. It’s a record that will undoubtedly make music lovers, cultural tastemakers and the music industry feel good about the future of popular music in Canada.

 

Date : Friday, July 27, 2018 from 6pm to 9pm
Event location : 2, Bedford St, Westport, ON
Contact : www.nolanhubbard.com

Head Over Heels at the Cove

HEAD OVER HEELS (Gananoque, (Vocal/Guitar Duo) Bask in the sunshine with amazing entertainment! 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 Denny Doherty, and over the years has had lovely musical contributions on his recordings from Ken Pearson (Janis Joplin, Bruce Cockburn), Willie P Bennett, and Kate McGarrigle.

Kevin’s most recent appearances include a mainstage appearance at the 2012 Blue Skies Festival in Clarendon, hosting the 2012 edition of Liner Notes Live Songwriter Circle, 2012 Limestone City Blues Festival, opening for Alex Cuba with the Bob Robertson Trio as part of the Limewire music series in 2011, and numerous solo appearances and performances with his duo “Head over Heels” in the Kingston, Gananoque and Westport areas.

His most recent release is an album of Live material recorded October 2013 with his band and life/musical partner MISS V with whom he performs regularly her at The Cove!

 

 

Date :
Sunday, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2018 from 12:30pm to 3:30pm

Event location :
The Cove, 2 Bedford St.
Westport, Ontario K0G 1X0 Canada

Contact :
Website: http://www.headoverheelsmusic.blogspot.ca

RACK ‘n TUNES + OPEN MIC with Shawn McCULLOUGH

 

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 his name “This is Me” and is currently performing with rising Country star Brea Lawrenson.

Have a Night out on the town with Music and a Rack of Ribs with Fries $15

Thanks to Nate and everyone at Long and McQuade Music in Kingston, you can win an acoustic electric guitar if you get up and perform a song! Sign a ballot and you are good to go!

 

Date :
Wednesdays, July 4,11,18,25, 2018 from 7 to 10pm

Event location :
The Cove
2 Bedford St.
Westport, Ontario K0G 1X0 Canada

Contact :
Seamus Cowan – Website: http://www.reverbnation.com/shawnmccullough

 

What’s cooking in Westport

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Cook together in the community kitchen on the first Tuesday of every month! Learn new skills, take home food. Childcare is available.

Join us for What’s Cooking in Westport. If you’re interested in donating to our Westport Food Sharing Shelf, check out the list of ideas coming from this month’s recipes!

Last month, in addition to making chili and cornbread from scratch, we’ve learn how to turn the chili into a salad, with lettuce, tomato, onion, guacamole, and chipotle ranch dressing. For dessert, we’ve worked on how to do an apple taste test, with a banana nut dip!

Date :
July 17, 2018, from 1 to 3pm

Event location :
Free Methodist Church, 65 Bedford Street
Westport ON, Ontario Canada

Contact :
Kate
Contact number: 613-272-2799 X237

188th Annual DELTA FAIR

 

 

The Delta Fair is one of the summer’s hottest attractions in Eastern Ontario.

Established in 1830, Delta Fair is one of Ontario’s oldest operating Agricultural Fairs. The first president was the Honourable Charles Jones, Member of the Upper Canada Legislative Council. Until 1866, the Fair rotated locations between Delta, Farmersville (Athens) and Gananoque before settling in Delta, on land owned by the Thomas Morris family. The grounds were leased until 1911, when the Fair Board purchased the land at a cost of $1600.00

Originally incorporated as the “South Leeds Agricultural Society”, the members opted to change the name to the present, “Delta Agricultural Society”, following the 100th Anniversary in 1930. Now held annually in July, the Fair, also known as the “People’s Holiday” has taken place in August and September.
We will of course be open during the fair with tours of the mill from 10 am to 5 pm each day. We’ll have a milling demonstration starting at 1 pm on Saturday. Admission is free (donations appreciated).
The Delta Fair offers the opportunity to celebrate and reward agricultural pursuits. We offer a wide variety of prizes, ribbons, monies and trophies for all ages. The public is invited to enter competitions in areas such as:

Agricultural Display
Ambassador Pageant
Antique Tractor Pull
Art & Photography
Canned & Bottled Goods
Children’s Events, Games and Races
Eggs
Talent Shows & Entertainment
Horse Draw
Family Horse Show
Flowers & Plants
Goats
Grains & Grasses
Home Baking
Home Craft
Honey
Lawn Mower Pull
Leeds County 4-H
Leeds County 4-H Livestock
Maple Syrup & Sugar
Parade floats, bands, bikes, etc.
School Exhibitions
Seniors Competition
Vegetables, Herbs & Fruit
Western Games Show

Ticket type: Delta Fair Mega Pass – 2018 at $30.

 

Date :
July 26 – 29, 2018

Event location :
110 Mill Creek Drive, Delta, Ontario

Contact :
Phone / Fax: 613-928-2800
Email: deltafair@ripnet.com

Website: www.deltafair.com

Rideau Lakes Horticultural Society

 

Wednesday, July 18 at 11am – RIDEAU LAKES HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY presents a Tour of Dan Savage’s Garden at 48 Tower Road , Lombardy, followed by a Flower Arranging Demonstration. Free for members. $5 for visitors.

Please contact Virginia for more info on vbourget@hotmail.com.

 

Date :
Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Event location :
Portland Community Hall, 24 Water St, Portland, ON K0G 1E0, Canada

Contact :
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/rideaulakeshorticultural/

Milling & Blacksmithing Demonstrations

 

The Blacksmith’s Shop (adjacent to the Old Stone Mill) will be open from 10 am to 4 pm with blacksmiths plying their trade. This once common activity is now almost a lost art. Delta, from its very beginning had a blacksmith and all the original iron in the mill was fashioned by a blacksmith. Come on out and see how metal is fashioned by hand. Items made by Blacksmith John Cain are available for sale in our gift shop.

The 200-year-old millstones in the Old Stone Mill in Delta will start turning at 1 pm, grinding heritage wheat into flour. Come on out and see how top quality flour is made. Admission is free (donations appreciated).

Admission: free.

 

Date :
Blacksmithing: Saturday, July 14, 2018 from 10am to 4pm

Milling demonstration: Saturday, July 14, 2018 from 1pm to 2pm

Event location :
Old Stone Mill National Historic Site, 46 King St, Delta, ON K0E 1G0, Canada

Contact :

The Delta Mill Society
Box 172, Delta, Ontario K0E 1G0
Tel: 613-928-2584 (office)
Email: info@deltamill.org

Walking Country Roads in Westport – July Sessions

 

Stay active during the spring/summer months. Join us for a free outdoor walking program!

  • Meet at Lockwood Park – 31 Spring Street
  • Please wear appropriate footwear and bring a water bottle
  • Rain or Shine – excluding extreme weather conditions

OPEN TO EVERYONE

For questions about participating or volunteering,

 
Date :
July 4,6,11,13,18 2018 from 9am to 5pm

Event location :
Lockwood Park – 31 Spring Street; Westport, ON

Contact :
Emily Beelen (613-272-2799 Ext.256)
Website: https://www.crchc.on.ca

2nd Annual Westport Green Street Challenge

 

Fetch Murphy Way in Westport turns into temporary park on Saturday, June 30, 2018!

The Westport Firefighter’s Association has partnered with MAVEN Marketing & Communications to host the second annual Westport Green Street Challenge on Saturday, June 30, 2018.   This event is run in collaboration with Come Alive Outside to celebrate the importance of outdoor, unstructured play by laying sod and transforming Fetch Murphy Way (at Main and Spring Street) into a temporary park for the day.

The event will run from 10:00am – 4:00pm on Saturday, June 30th with a FREE BBQ lunch served by the Westport Firefighter’s Association from 11:00am – 1:00pm.  An Opening Ceremony is scheduled for 11:30am in The Spring Gazebo.

Children (those young and young at heart) are welcome to enjoy a day of games, face painting and unstructured play on the shores of Upper Rideau.  Saturday, June 30th is a day when children will be encouraged to play in the street!

This event was highly successful despite the inclement weather last year and we are expecting another tremendous event this year.  Start your Canada Day Weekend celebrations with us in Westport as we celebrate the importance of green spaces and outdoor play!  

 

Date :
Saturday, June 30, 2018

Event location :
The Spring Gazebo – Westport, ON

JUNE Life @ The Cove

Hello friends of The Cove!

We are feeling the buzz of summer kicking in quite strongly already! Come and enjoy the patio, the outdoors, the entertainment, the food and/or a delicious drink!

Each weekend this month, we have an artist who is connected to some of the greatest Canada has ever produced! Steve Strongman (B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Johnny Winter)…Jamie Campbell (Roch Voisine)…Jason Kent (The Dears)…Terry Tufts (Wayne Ronstad, Susan Aglukark, Ian Tamblyn, George Fox)…Grant Fullerton (Lighthouse)…Paul Langlois (The Tragically Hip)…Chris Murphy (Sean McCann of Great Big Sea)…! Not only are they all great, but the artists the play with are as well! And, the other artists on other day are too! Enjoy!

Enjoy the summer menu too! Lamb Burger, Blackened Arctic Char and Watermelon Salad are all off to a great head start for the season…Follow the food @thecovekitchenchronicles

See you soon and be sure to check www.coveinn.com for event details, menus, room info and everything else. It’s all there!

Seamus and all of us at The Cove in Westport, ON

SUMMER EVENTS @ THE COVE!

Every Wednesday RACK ‘n TUNES + THE OPEN MIC with SHAWN McCULLOUGH (Country, Westport) 7-10pm www.reverbnation.com/shawnmccullough

Every Thursday JAZZ NIGHT with SPENCER EVANS Starts May.17 Every Thursday until Thanksgiving Weekend! DATES + HOURS: SPENCER SOLO May.17-Jun.14, Sept.13-Oct.4 8-10pm Free

SPENCER EVANS TRIO Jun.21-Sept.6 9-11pm $5

Every Sunday HEAD OVER HEELS on the PATIO A Summer Tradition! (Folk/Rock, Gananoque) 12:30-3:30pm www.kevinheadmusic.com

JUNE

Fri.Jun.1 TAYLOR ANGUS & LOGAN BROWN (Acoustic Soul, Perth) 6-pm www.taylorangusmusic.com

Sat.Jun.2 STEVE STRONGMAN Solo (JUNO Award Winning Blues, Hamilton) $45 + HST Buffet + Show www.stevestrongman.com

Fri.Jun.8 DAVE BALFOUR & JAMIE CAMPBELL (Folk/Rock, Westport/Lombardy) 6-9pm

Sat.Jun.9 YOUNG & PETTY: A Musical Tribute to TOM PETTY & NEIL YOUNG 7-11pm Buffet + Show $50 + HST

Tue.Jun.12 NORTH MEETS SOUTH WAC Fundraiser with Music by CHRIS MURPHY & BRIAN FLYNN of Turpin’s Trail 6-9pm $50 + HST www.westportartscouncil.com

Fri.Jun.15 NHL/FOTA FUNDRAISER GALA feat. Music by 80s ENUFF! (80s Hits Tribute Band) $60 + HST Buffet, Show, Meet and Greet www.80senuff.net

Sat.Jun.16 TERRY TUFTS (Acoustic Folk Guitar Master, Lanark) 6-9pm www.terrytufts.com

Fri.Jun.22 GRANT FULLERTON Formerly of Lighthouse 7-10pm $10 https://grantfullerton.weebly.com/

Sat.Jun.23 JOHN WILBERFORCE (Folk/Rock, Kemptville) 6-9pm www.johnwmusician.com

Fri.Jun.29 CAMPFIRE LIARS CLUB feat. PAUL LANGLOIS of The Tragically Hip (Original Folk/Rock, Kingston) 7-11pm $60 Buffet + Show www.facebook.com/PaulLangloisMusic www.gregball.ca

Sat.Jun.30 CANADA DAY PRE- PARTY with TURPIN’S TRAIL (Celtic/East Coast Folk, Kingston) 6-11pm $45 Buffet + Show http://www.turpinstrail.com

Sun.Jul.1 HEAD OVER HEELS with ZAK COLBERT on BASS! (Acoustic Folk/Blues/Jazz) 12:30-3:30pm + 6-9pm

 

HOURS – DAILY 11:30am-9pm

NEW SUMMER MENU OUT NOW + AVAILABLE FOR TAKE OUT!

 

All Events Subject To Change. Please Call For Reservations

For Event Info, go to Entertainment at www.coveinn.com

The Cove Country Inn 1.888.COVE.INN @thecoveinn @thecovekitchenchronicles

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