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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!


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Bands, photos, LINKS and comments

 


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 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


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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.

 

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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