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2nd Tom Green Show Added! Westporch Fest Saturday September 23rd! Come to The Cove and Westport!

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2nd Tom Green Show Added!


The first Tom Green show sold out so quickly,

we’ve added a 2nd show!


Join us on Wednesday September 27th, 2023 from 7-10:30pm for Hollywood Actor/Comedian Tom Green. $90 + HST gets you dinner and the show.

After living in the USA for decades, Tom Green recently relocated to Canada, where he starred in Amazon Prime’s “LOL: Last One Laughing Canada.” He cracked up many of Canada’s funniest comedians, including K. Trevor Wilson, Dave Foley, Colin Mochrie and special guest P.K. Subban.

Tom’s program “The Tom Green Show,” which began on Ottawa cable TV and moved to MTV, influenced the rise of shock comedy shows like “Jackass.”

Tom’s appeared in several films, including “Charlie’s Angels,” “Road Trip,” “Stealing Harvard,” “Shred” and “Freddy Got Fingered,” which he wrote and directed.

Tom’s TV appearances include hosting “Saturday Night Live.” He is among the few comedians to guest-host for David Letterman on “Late Show with David Letterman.”

The eccentric, funny man was also a contestant on “Celebrity Big Brother,” in which, despite being Canadian, he was voted America’s favourite house guest. He competed on “The Celebrity Apprentice” with former U.S. president Donald Trump.

In 2006 Green, a pioneer in independent web-casting, was producing a talk show from his Los Angeles home. Fellow comedian Joe Rogan named Green’s show as an influence on his podcast, “The Joe Rogan Experience.” Numerous podcasters and other online content creators have cited Green as a pioneer in the medium.

Tom’s battle with testicular cancer was chronicled in the short film “The “Tom Green Cancer Special.” The topic was also covered in his 2004 autobiography “Hollywood Causes Cancer: The Tom Green Story.”

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see Tom Green live on stage! You might hear some live music too!

Uncensored show. Discretion advised.

Reservations required to save your spot! Call 613.273.3636 or Email: to book now.
Thank you for supporting live music at The Cove!


Westporch Fest is back!



Join us in Westport starting at noon on Saturday September 23rd, 2023 for this exclusive event as residents and businesses meet up on front porches around the village for fun, food, and fabulous entertainment! Westporch is a FREE outdoor walking tour of Westport where front porches become a showcase for regional artists, musicians, activities, and treats.
Eric Uren will be playing our porch from 12-3pm so stop by, say hello, and enjoy all the music in Westport that day.
For more information on the event, all the performance schedules and a porch location map, please visit:

Valentine’s Sweetheart Table d’Hôte Dinner

$65 starting price + HST & gratuity.

Bring your loved one to The Cove Inn on Saturday February 11th, 2023 and celebrate with dinner and live music during our “Valentine’s Sweetheart Table d’Hôte Dinner.” From 5-8pm, we’ll have a fixed special menu and music from our “romantic acoustic duo” Head over Heels!

Our menu for the evening will be:

Starters (Choose one)

Winter Heart Beet Salad – Arugula, goat cheese, spiced walnuts, pomegranate seeds + apple with a maple vinaigrette.

Vegetable + Shrimp Rice Wraps – Julienned vegetables, shrimp, rice noodles + lettuce with a sweet tamari sauce.

Sicilian Arancini with Marinara – Crispy deep fried risotto balls stuffed with mozzarella cheese, mushrooms + peas.

Mains (Choose one)

Prime Rib – Herb & garlic mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables, au jus + Yorkshire pudding. $75

Grilled Shrimp Linguini Alfredo – Creamy Alfredo sauce in Linguini served with garlic toast. $65

Caprese Stuffed Portobello – Grilled portobello mushroom with bocconcini, roasted cherry tomatoes, basil + balsamic reduction. Served with sweet potato polenta. $65

Dessert (Choose one)

Crème Brûlée + Chocolate covered strawberry.

Decadent Chocolate Torte with raspberries.

Your live entertainment for the evening will be provided by none other than Head Over Heels.

HEAD OVER HEELS (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 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.

He released a new CD of LIVE material recorded October 2013 with his band and life/musical partner MISS V with whom he performs regularly here at The Cove!


Date : February, 11, 2023 from 5 to 8pm

Event location : 2 Bedford Street
Westport, Ontario K0G 1X0

Contact : Please call 613.273.3636 or e-mail

Wings ‘n Tunes with Shawn McCullough


Visit The Cove Inn every Wednesday starting October 5th, 2022 to hear Shawn McCullough play live as part of the “Wings ‘n Tunes + Open Mic” night. Show starts at 5:30pm.

Shawn McCullough is a Master guitar player/singer/alternative lyricist/showman/songwriter. He 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, Country Pickin’ Mayhem Band with 2 x 7 time CCMA Guitarists of the Year, Wendell Ferguson and 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 CMAO and CCMA nominated Country star Brea Lawrenson!  His latest accomplishments are a series of singles released on Apple Music and Spotify getting lots of airplay on Country Music Radio. Check out “Change”, “Canadian Soldier”, “Sidewalk”, “Never Drinking Again”…more to come.

Hear the next best thing in the local music scene at the Open Mic! You can win a Gift Certificate to The Cove nightly with crowd response AND/OR get your name in the draw for a guitar at the end of each season of Wings ‘n Tunes and Rack ‘n Tunes.

Have a NIGHT out on the town with MUSIC and some mouth watering wings!

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!

Please tip your musicians generously.


Date : February, 8, 2023 from 5:30 to 8:30pm

Event location : 2 Bedford Street
Westport, Ontario K0G 1X0

Contact : Please call 613.273.3636 or Email

Spencer Evans « Mr Jazz.Night »


SPENCER EVANS was born in Picton, grew up around the Quinte area, and graduated from B.C.I. Spencer plays piano, clarinet, accordion, sings, dances, prances and has been a professional musician for the past 15 years. He has played Bermuda to Bosnia, New Orleans to the North Pole, and has recorded and toured with The Cowboy Junkies, Sarah Harmer and Pat Temple, and has performed with Jeff Healey, Dan Aykroyd, Willie P. Bennett, Jack Mahieu, Alex Pangman, Maria Muldaur, and Toronto’s Swing Gang, among countless others. Spencer has appeared on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, CBC Radio’s The Vinyl Café with Stuart McLean, MUCHmusic and CMT. A resident of Kingston for several years, Spencer keeps busy playing with numerous local bands such as Bloom, Pico de Gallo, Ghetto Xpress, The River Cats and various jazzy combos.

SPENCER EVANS is famous in these parts for his TRIO and JAZZ NIGHT at The Cove Inn which has had a stint for about 23 years! It’s one of the most original and memorable Live Music Experiences you’ll have! The Popular Spencer Evans Trio with Andy Love 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. We hope to have them back soon after this pandemic…

Cost: Please Generously Tip Our Musicians


Date :
August 20, 2020 from 5 to 8pm

Event location :
2 Bedford St.
Westport, Ontario K0G1X0 Canada

Contact :
Phone contact:  1.888.COVE.INN


Country Rocks at the Cove!


This is our first venture into one of Eastern Ontario’s best live music rooms. Hoping our regulars come on out for some dinner and dancing. Its going to be a great night!

While this group of musicians have been friends a long time it was only the summer of 2017 that the idea to play together was born. After a total of two rehearsals we hit the stage for our first gig and it was obvious that we were onto something. Four distinct voices all capable of singing the lead, blended together for some sweet sounds. The set list came together quickly and is evolving constantly.


Date :
Saturday, May 30, 2020 from 3 to 6am

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

Contact :

Brea Lawrenson & Shawn McCullough at the Cove!


The Best in Local Country Songwriting! Introducing their two new singles, “Roulette” by Brea and “Change” by Shawn AND more recently their two new brand new singles, “Hell Down Here” by Brea and “Sidewalk” by Shawn!”!
BREA LAWRENSON – CMAO Nominee for Female Artist of the Year and Rising Star! One of the 5 Most Played Canadian Female Country Artists! Her record #Brealieve had 6 Charting Songs!
“Brea Lawrenson is really the next big thing in Canadian Country music. “With You Whiskey” is going to connect with our audience immediately. Brea has captured the essence in this self-penned song with her honest and heartfelt performance. That’s what country music is about.” Joel Lamoureux (Country 101.1 Ottawa)

SHAWN McCULLOUGH – Former Guitarist to Jason McCoy and Plays with Brea! Country Guitar Picking Master and Passionate Singer! Mr. Wings/Rack ‘n Tunes! Solo record This Is Me! Just released “Change” on Sirius XM Radio.
“Shawn McCullough is a jaw dropping guitarist. His musical ideas are executed with fluidity and passion!” Wendell Ferguson (7xCCMA Guitarist of the Year)


Date :
Feb.22, 2020 from 7pm to 10pm

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

Contact :

Story and Playtime in Delta


Parents and caregivers with children birth to 6 are invited for play, literacy activities and storytime, first and third Tuesday morning at the Delta Branch. Drop-in and always free! An early years nurse from Country Roads Community Health Centre will be available for baby or child check-ups and breast feeding support at some sessions.


Date :
Feb.18, 2020 from 9:30am to 11:30am

Event location :
Rideau Lakes Public Library, 18 King St, Delta, ON K0E 1G0, Canada

Contact :
Laura Lee ( or call (613) 359-5315


Halfcocked & Lonesome


After a massively popular night in August, we knew we had to have them back but things have been tricky in doing so! Here are in 2020, the return of the Honky Tonk!

Halfcocked and Lonesome…We started in 2015 when Andrew bought a pedal steel guitar and found that a local Ottawa bar wanted a honky tonk house band. So we pulled together some country loving friends and started a band. A few friends have come and gone from the band but we’ve kept the tunes rolling. We’ll always play some golden classics and a few new country tunes, but focus on what XM Satellite Radio calls “Prime Country”. The epic era from the late 80’s to early 2000’s of George Strait, Brooks & Dunn, Alan Jackson, Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw, John Michael Montgomery, etc. These artists put honky tonk back into country music in a way not heard since the Bakersfield days of the 60’s or the Outlaws of the 70’s. It’s when cowboy hats, pedal steel guitars, and swinging shuffles became cool again. So expect raw, twangy honky tonk that you can dance to or just tap your feet and drink to. Your call. Check out our website to see our upcoming shows, meet the band, and dig through our instagram feed for pictures and video clips of what to expect. PS Steel player Andrew Rasta is our resident Sommelier for our seasonal wine dinners and wine rep for Lifford!



Date :
Feb.15, 2020 from 8 to 11pm

Event location :
2 Bedford St., Westport, Ontario K0G1X0 Canada

Contact :
Website: or

Valentine’s Dinner with Head Over Heels


Enjoy a delicious meal with your love with great entertainment and a stay in a cozy suite overnight…or for the weekend! What better way to enjoy Valentine’s Day!


Glass of Bubbly

Choice of Appetizer

Mixed Greens Winter Salad with maple roasted beets, warm goat cheese + citrus dressing


Firecracker Shrimp in a crispy wonton wrapper with mango dipping sauce


Creamy Sweet Potato, Pear + Leek Soup

Choice of Main

Prime Rib au jus with Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Yorkshire Pudding + Roasted Vegetables


Butter Poached Lobster with Linguine Alfredo


Beet + Squash Wellington with Romesco sauce


Valentine’s Trio of Chocolate dipped Strawberry, French macaron + Coconut cream truffle


$60 + HST + Gratuity per person


Includes 3-Course Dinner for Two, Entertainment, Cozy Suite with Breakfast!

$225 + HST + Gratuity

***Add another night with breakfast for $100 + HST***

*Menu Subject to Change*

*Rooms Based on Availability*



Date :
Feb.14, 2020 from 6 to 9pm

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

Contact :
Phone contact: (613) 273-3636


Walking Country Roads Westport – February 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


For questions about participating or volunteering,

Date :
Feb 5,12,19,26, 2020 from 9am to 5pm

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

Contact :
Emily Beelen (613-272-2799 Ext.256)

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