Blues on the Rideau Events @ the Cove

Blues on The Rideau

Blues on the Rideau is a concert series that takes place at The Cove Inn (2 Bedford Street, Westport). This concert series supports great LIVE Blues and the charities who benefit from it. Blues on the Rideau is produced by Choose The Blues Productions.

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April 20 & 21 – David Rotundo Band w. Julian Fauth & Enrico CrivellaroDAVID ROTUNDO is back! A dynamic performer/singer/songwriter and harp player David is a multiple Maple Blues Award winner/nominee (Harmonica Player, Electric Act and New Artist Of The Year) and one of the most popular acts to ever play BOTR @ The Cove. This is a record 4th appearance for him at the Series.

Proceeds to Westport In Bloom and The Westport Library.

Blues on the Rideau
Friday May 18, 2012 – Chris Antonik BandGuitarist/singer/songwriter Chris Antonik burst on the scene last year with his debut album which hit #35 on the International Roots Music Chart and had great reviews in UK, American and Canadian magazines.. Nominated for the 2011 Maple Blues Award for Best New Artist Chris plays blues, rock, funk & soul guitar masterfully and will be accompanied by an excellent vocalist – Josh Williams.

Proceeds to Rideau District Museum.

Blues on the Rideau

The Cove Inn is located in the beautiful town of Westport on the historic Rideau Waterway – a 45 minute drive northeast of Kingston, 1.5 hours from Ottawa, 3.5 from Montreal and 4 from Toronto. Well-priced accommodation available at The Cove and nearby B&B’s.

DINNER & SHOW $60 (plus HST)
All Shows 7 to 11 pm
Book early – most shows sell out in advance
CALL THE COVE (613) 273-3636 or 1-888-COVE-INN


Jazz Nights & Music

April 5 & 7, 2012 – Spencer Evans TrioThis night (April 5) is a special fundraiser for Brooke Colford and the local Girl Guides group as they are heading to Nunavut in June. Admission is $5 donation to their cause!

The Spencer Evans Trio Featuring Seamus and Jeff Cowan – Launch Party for Jake by the Lake announcing their new tshirt “Life is Good Westport Ontario”. (April 7)

Come to the Cove after the Westport Arts Council Annual Fundraiser Kitchen Party at the Legion!

The Popular Spencer Evans Trio with Jeff Cowan on drums, Seamus Cowan on bass and Spencer Evans on piano, clarinet and vocals has proven a formidable three performing all styles of music to huge crowds of all ages.

9-11pm FREE
Join us before for the Dinner Special of the Night from 5:30-8:30pm

The Cove Westport
Saturday April 14, 2012 – Angler ManagementClassic Roots/Folk/Rock featuring Jeff and Seamus Cowan from the Cove and Mike Cochrane of The Salmon House with Gerald Van Halteren. With songs from Johnny Cash to Tom Petty to Neil Young and The Band, it’s always a good time to sing along and a chance to let out your inner hippie out.

Former Bullmoose member Eric Lawrance will be in the house and in the band as well. Expect some surprises…

Reservations suggested

Saturday April 28, 2012 – Shawn McCullough & Doubleback CD ReleaseLocal Guitar Hero/Country Singer and Sideman, Shawn McCullough returns with a new CD of original music and guess what, he’s having his release here at The Cove! With the likes of John Wilberforce, Roch Lafleur and Mark Lemieux and Wade Foster, it will surely be a night of quality tunesmithing and entertainment. This night will also be a Outdoors Association Fundraiser.
His shows always sell out so don’t forget to book ahead!

Reservations suggested

The Cove Westport


Other Events

Friday May 4, 2012 – 2nd Annual Songwriters CircleFeaturing Seamus Cowan (Spoon River/Angler Management/Bullmoose), Brock Zeman (Brock Zeman), Eric Lawrance (Ladies of the Canyon/Bullmoose) and Mike Cochrane (Angler Management/Fish ‘n Licks)
A initimate night of acoustic music featuring original music and other choice gems from all members. Expect some interesting support, introspective stories, collaborations, laughs, old instruments, screams, etc…

Reservations Suggested – Join us before for DINNER!

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