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BLUES ON THE RIDEAU @ THE COVE INN

Westport, Ontario, Canada

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2019/20 SEASON LINE-UP

- our 15th Anniversary year!

*** PLEASE NOTE ***

AS OF MARCH 2020 DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC QUARANTINE ALL REMAINING
BLUES ON THE RIDEAU SHOWS AT THE COVE INN, WESTPORT FOR THE 2019/20 SEASON HAVE BEEN CANCELLED.
- March 20 - DAVID GOGO
- April 17 - MISS EMILY
- May 8 - DAVID VEST

HOWEVER - VIRTUAL CONCERTS BY THESE ARTISTS ARE TAKING PLACE ON THE DATES
THAT THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN PLAYING BOTR @ THE COVE AND WE ENCOURAGE
YOU TO TUNE IN AND ENJOY THESE SHOWS FROM THE SAFETY OF YOUR HOME. THEY
CAN ALSO BE VIEWED AFTER THE FACT THROUGH THE LINKS BELOW:

Please consider making a DONATION TO THE ARTISTS if you are able. No amount is too
small and the artists will be most grateful. These are very difficult times for musicians. Performing is the only way they can make their living. Thank you in advance for your help.

VIRTUAL CONCERTS

March 20 - 8 to 9 pm ET/5 to 6 pm PT - DAVID GOGO solo LIVE from The Duncan Showroom, Vancouver Island BC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlmFMrT6hx8

Donations to www.showroomproductions.ca/buy-tickets (mention David’s name) or eTransfer
direct to davidgogo69@gmail.com

April 17 - 8 to 9 pm ET - MISS EMILY - solo LIVE from her Living Room in Kingston, Ontario https://www.facebook.com/themissemilymusic/

Donations through her Facebook page or eTransfer direct to emily@emilyfennell.com

May 8 - 8 to 9 pm ET/5-6 pm PT - DAVID VEST - solo LIVE from Hermann’s Jazz Club in
Victoria, BC https://www.facebook.com/hermannsjazz/live_videos/

Donations to David can me made through PayPal on his website www.davidvest.ca or by
eTransfer direct to streetcar@davidvest.ca

WE HOPE THAT WE WILL BE ABLE TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THE 2020/21 BOTR SEASON STARTING IN SEPTEMBER 2020 AND RUNNING ONCE A MONTH THROUGH TO JUNE 2021

BUT THAT WILL DEPEND ON THE COVID SITUATION. WATCH THIS PAGE FOR UPDATES

Click here to Download 2019/20 poster


BLUES ON THE RIDEAU is a DINNER & SHOW FUNDRAISER SERIES running once a month from September through May at the classic Cove Country Inn
www.coveinn.com in Westport - one of the most beautiful small towns in eastern Ontario -
on the shores of Upper Rideau Lake (part of the Rideau Waterway, a UNESCO World Heritage
Site) www.explorewestport.com BOTR features some of Canada’s best Blues bands (and
a few great American ones too). Established in 2005 it is now recognized as one of the premier Blues Series in the country. To date it has raised over $74,000 for local charities.

All Dinner & Shows run from 7-11 pm

RESERVATIONS
ADVANCE RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED and it is wise to book well ahead, especially if you
want to stay overnight. Rooms at The Cove, nearby B&B’s and the local motel usually sell out
in advance on BOTR nights. Reservations can be made
at The Cove Inn, by phone 613-273-3636 or 1-888-COVEINN or email thecoveinnwestport@gmail.com
A credit card number, phone number and/or email address is required when the reservation is
made but the card is not charged until the night of the show.

BOOKING POLICY - CANCELLATIONS OR REDUCTION OF SEATS
Cancellations or reduction of number of seats booked can be made UP TO A WEEK PRIOR
to the Show without penalty. If made 6 DAYS OR LESS prior to the show - or if you are a
NO-SHOW then your CREDIT CARD WILL BE CHARGED THE FULL AMOUNT ON THE NIGHT
OF THE SHOW (i.e. $70 plus HST per person booked) but a CREDIT WILL BE APPLIED FOR A FUTURE BOTR Dinner & Show (space available).

 


The Cove Inn

Fall Colors in Westport
Friendly Cove Staff

Famous Cove Buffet

Great food and drink!

With thanks to our Sponsors!

The Cove audience loves to dance and the floor is always packed. Here groovin’ to the STEVE STRONGMAN BAND
January 2016

Sound Engineer Rob Bailey always gets it just right!

The bands always have a great time too - the ANGEL FORREST BAND at end of their show - March 2015

Regular standing ovations for the artists who play here - this
one for HARRISON KENNEDY May 2016

Cove Manager/bass player Seamus Cowan
often joins the bands for a song or two -
here with JACK DE KEYZER February 2016


Every BOTR show support a different local charity -
here Pat Grundy (centre) receives a cheque for the Westport Food Bank from Mary Cowan, The Cove & James Doran,
Choose The Blues

 

CHECK OUT SOME OF THESE YOU TUBE VIDEOS FROM PREVIOUS SHOWS


Go to YOU TUBE for more videos

HOW TO GET TO THE COVE INN
The Cove Inn is located on the shores of Upper Rideau Lake in the beautiful town of Westport – a 90 minute drive from Ottawa,
45 minutes from Kingston, 2.5 hours from Syracuse NY, 3 hours from Montreal, 3 hours from Toronto.

 

Click here for GOOGLE MAP diections

BLUES ON THE RIDEAU is dedicated to the memory of DIANE LEDUC DORAN who was such an integral part of the Series from
its beginnings in 2005 until her death in November 2017. She is greatly missed but her spirit lives on.

BLUES ON THE RIDEAU is produced by
CHOOSE THE BLUES PRODUCTIONS, Kenmore Ontario www.choosetheblues.ca www.facebook.com/ChooseTheBluesProductions
in co-operation with THE COVE INN, Westport Ontario www.coveinn.com www.facebook.com/TheCoveCountryInn

Sponsored by
BLACK DOG INN www.coveinn.com
JACOB’S CREEK WINES www.jacobscreek.com
PERTH BREWERY www.perthbrewery.ca
OTTAWA BLUES SOCIETY www.ottawabluessociety.ca
DAWG FM Ottawa Blues Internet Radio www.dawgfm.com
LAKE 88.1 Perth/Rideau Lakes www.lake88.ca

 



A big THANK YOU to all the people who make this series possible:
Owners Terry & Mary & Seamus Cowan, Bar Manager Maureen Price and all the great staff at The Cove
Sound Engineer Rob Bailey of Kingston Sound Works www.ksound.ca

Our Sponsors!
All the regional media including The Westport Review Mirror, Metroland Smiths Falls & Perth, The Humm, Explore Westport
& CBC All In A Day Ottawa
The Ottawa, Kingston & Toronto Blues Societies
All the great MUSICIANS who have played here over the years
And of course – the wonderful AUDIENCES who buy tickets and come out to support the shows!

Thank you for supporting great LIVE Blues!

James Doran, Producer & Host
Choose The Blues Productions
3306 Yorks Corners Rd., Kenmore, Ontario, Canada K2A 2G0
613-574-0086 / moreinfo@choosetheblues.ca