Posts tagged ‘Westport Arts Council’

MUSIC Westport – 2016


MUSICwestport just 3 weeks away! Sky’s the Limit! MUSICwestport is back and the 2016 edition will rock your socks! With  new bands and returning favourites, a fresh new venue, a street festival, kids zone, and a special kick-off event, the sky’s the limit for our 10th year of music.


You’ve all been waiting…
19 August: Kick-Off Party featuring MonkeyJunk
Limited tickets $20  –  The Cove
20 August: MUSICwestport Open Air Music Festival
FREE!  – Two Outdoor Stages in Westport – Street Festival


WAC is the proud home of MUSICwestport. The annual free outdoor music festival is our flagship and most popular event attracting locals and visitors from far and wide—and that includes the musicians too! We continue to grow the festival but strive to maintain our roots and mission to bring music to our village and all those that join us over the weekend.


Date :
August 19 to 20, 2016 at 6 pm

Event location :
Westport, ON

Contact :


Fiddlin’on the Rideau



WAC is proud to announce Fiddlin’ on the Rideau, a new amateur fiddling contest. Open to all age groups, musicians will audition and compete for cash prizes and the overall title that will be decided after the final round of competition during our popular MUSICwestport music festival.

Fiddlers must complete the registration form and read the competition rules to participate. Completed forms can be emailed, mailed or dropped off in person (see form for more details). Registration payments can be made online via PayPal or in the form a cheque. Same day auditions only if space allows.


Audition: 23 July 2016 at 10:00 a.m.  Westport United Church
Finals: 20 August 2016
$10 online Registration/$15 at auditions
Cash prize for top 3 per age group: <12, 13-17, 18-59, 60+


Please click on the registration form or rules to know more about this event.


Date :
Saturday, July 23, 2016 | all day


Event location :
Westport United Church, Spring Street, Westport, ON, Canada


Contact :

Songs, registration, rules & more info at

Stories and Songs | Westport Arts Council



After heart-warming success, Stories & Songs is back for a second year. Join us at the Westport Spring throughout the summer for delightful local music and storytelling.

Greg Tregaskis & Eddie Ashton will entertain for an hour at the Spring in Westport with stories and songs. Free! Bring your coffee and chair (limited seating).


Date :

Sunday, July 10th, 2016 at 7 p.m


Event location :

Westport, ON, Canada


Contact :

Westport Arts Council
P.O. Box 2
Westport, ON
K0G 1X0




Stories & Songs at the Spring | Westport Arts Council



Join us at the Westport Spring for Stories and Songs. June 12 7pm FREE hour with Jeff Friesen and Stephanie Doornekamp. Sponsored by The Centre for Creative Learning.

Date :
Sunday, June 12, 2016 @ 10 :40 am

Location event:
Westport, ON

Hoe Down in the Park | Westport Arts Council

How Down in the Park


Come help us celebrate 10 years, volunteers, sponsors and support. Teagan McLaren Band, pony rides, petting zoo, family games, food to purchase or bring your own! Loads of hoe down fun! June 18th 5-8pm.

Your Free Family Day in Westport!

Date :
Saturday, June 18, 2016 @ 5 to 8 p.m

Location event:
Westport, On

Stories and Songs | Westport Arts Council



Come join us for Stories & Songs at the Spring June 12 at 7pm. Free hour of storytelling by Jeff Friesen and music by Stephanie Doornekamp. Sponsored by Centre for Creative Learning.

Date :
June 12th, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

Location event:
Westport, ON

Some kind of Choir concert



Some Kind of Choir Concert at Westport United Church.

Special guests The Rideau District High School Jazz Band. Donation at the Door with all proceeds going to RDHS Instrument Repair Fund. Light Refreshments.

Sponsored by The Centre for Creative Learning.

Event Date:
Saturday April 30th, 2016 at 7 p.m

Where :
At Westport United Church

Contact :
Westport Arts Council

Fiddle Fest | Westport Arts Council


23 April 2016   –   1-4pm   –   The Cove
$10 at the door
Special invitation to all fiddlers: “Jam with the Band” 3-4pm
Line Dancers all welcome! Prize for best dressed “Country Gal” and “Country Boy”.
Featuring Turpin’s Trail


Fiddle Fest Fundraiser for MusicWestport! April 23rd at 1pm at the Cove join us and Turpin’s Trail for an afternoon of fiddlin’ fun! Fiddlers welcome to join in and jam with the band at 3pm. Prizes for best costume, raffle and great family fun! $10 donation at the door. Reservations recommended.

Fiddle Fest is a friendly contest of local fiddle based groups to increase the awareness of the wonderful instrument and strike joy into the hearts of all those in attendance! This year, Chris Murphy’s Quartet with fiddler Brian Flynn (most of Turpin’s Trail will play a couple of sets with a final set featuring amateur fiddlers and their chance to strut their stuff! Should be an afternoon of monumentally string teasing proportions!
Fundraiser for the Westport Arts Council.


Event date :
April 23rd, 2016 @ 1 p.m – 4 p.m


Location event :
Westport, ON


Organizer : Seamus Cowan
Contact Phone : 1.888.COVE.INN
Website :




Join us for FREE Movie Night! April 22nd at The Free Methodist Church the Westport Film Society will be screening the first film George Clooney directed. Based on a true story of a nation terrorized by its own government. One man dared to tell the truth!

This movie, written by George Clooney and Grant Heslov, portrays the conflict between veteran radio and television journalist Edward R. Murrow and U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy.

Light refreshments. Discussion led by film lover Paul Millar.

Event date :
April 22nd, 2016 @ 6:30 p.m

Event place :
at The Free Methodist Church
Westport, ON

Contact :
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Some Kind of Choir Concert | Westport Arts Council


WAC Some Kind of Choir will be in concert at the North Crosby Hall at 7pm, on April 30th. Special guests will be the Rideau District High School Jazz Band! Donation at the door. All proceeds go to RDHS instrument repair program! A great night of song and music! All welcomed!

Premier SOME KIND OF CHOIR Concert
30 April 2016  –  7pm  – North Crosby Hall
Donations at the door. All proceeds to RDHS instrument repair.


Event Date:
April 30th, 2016 @ 7:00 p.m


Event place :
North Crosby Hall
Westport, ON

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