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2022 SPRING SEASON LINE-UP


We bring in some of Canada’s best Blues, Soul & R&B artists for you to enjoy in the friendly, intimate setting of The Cove. All Shows include a delicious full course dinner, an evening of great LIVE Blues and Door Prizes (plus a chance to win a Grand Prize at the end of the Series). Proceeds from all shows go to help support local charities.

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Bands, photos, LINKS and comments

 


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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Diane Leduc Doran (RIP) and James Doran, Choose The Blues Productions Founders of Blues On The Rideau at The Cove

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.com
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.kingstonsoundworks.com

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