BLUES ON THE RIDEAU @ THE COVE INN

Westport, Ontario, Canada


BOTR SPRING 2022 SERIES LINE-UP


All nights 7 to 11 PM.

ALL SHOWS $80 pp (+HST and Gratuity)
Includes full course meal, show & Door Prizes.
PROCEEDS GO TO SUPPORT LOCAL CHARITIES

ADVANCE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED – CALL THE COVE 613-273-3636
or email thecoveinnwestport@gmail.com


Don’t be disappointed. BOOK AHEAD! Due to COVID restrictions The Cove has fewer seats to offer, and demand is high for BOTR nights - they usually sell out in advance.

The COVID situation in Ontario (and everywhere) changes frequently and The Cove’s Safety Protocol adjusts accordingly. Please contact them directly to confirm what the policy is at the time regarding vaccinations, masking, social distancing, etc. And please DON’T COME to The Cove if you aren’t feeling well and are experiencing flu-like systems. Thank you for your cooperation.

The Cove staff will continue to wear masks and until further notice The Cove will be serving plated meals to the tables rather than having a buffet. There are 3 choices of entrees to select from on BOTR nights, including a gluten free vegetarian option. If you have more specific needs because of food allergies, etc. please let The Cove staff know and they will do their best to meet your needs. Letting them know in advance about this – i.e. when making the reservation – really helps.

Any questions? Call The Cove 613-273-3636

Thank you for your consideration and cooperation!



NEW THIS YEAR - for those who can’t make it in person we are doing LIVE STREAMING BROADCASTS of all shows in high quality HD video/audio on the Blues On The Rideau YOUTUBE channel.

https://www.youtube.com/c/BluesOnTheRideau

Broadcast times for all shows: 8:30 to 11 pm ET.

There is NO CHARGE to view these shows but DONATIONS to help out the artists are gratefully appreciated. There's a PayPal button on the channel page. Comments are also welcome during the show and some will be read out by the MC during the show.


March 25 & 26 * Postponed

From Detroit & Kitchener

ZOOM w. SHAWN KELLERMAN BAND


Due to unforeseen circumstances BOTH of these shows have been CANCELLED and will be RESCHEDULED for the 2022/23 Season. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Born in Michigan ZOOM started belting out her real deal Chicago Blues in the ‘90’s touring around the world with the likes of Bobby Rush, Sherman Robertson and Lucky Peterson. She took a 2 decade hiatus to raise her family but snow he’s back with a vengeance – backed by Shawn Kellerman’s ferocious Funk Blues guitar (Mel Brown, Lucky Peterson) and dynamite band. If you’ve never heard of this Big Boss Woman, check out the YouTube below. Can’t wait for these two shows!


Proceeds to St. Edwards & Rideau Vista Elementary Schools

 

 

April 15 & 16

From Toronto

JACK DE KEYZER BAND



Canada’s King of the Blues guitar. Dynamite Blues, Soul, Funk & R&B. A 2X Juno Award, 7X Maple Blues Award and International Songwriting Award winner. Arguably the most popular band to have ever played BOTR over the past 17 years – Jack ALWAYS delivers a great show.

Proceeds to Westport Food Bank & Westport In Bloom

 

 

May 13

From Kelowna, BC

KENNY “BLUES BOSS” WAYNE

* Due to a change in Kenny’s touring schedule he will now be appearing for ONE NIGHT ONLY - Friday, May 13 *

A monster piano player, imaginative songwriter and soulful singer in the style of Fats Domino, Johnnie Johnson & Ray Charles backed by a very tight band. Kenny is a Member of the Boogie-Woogie Piano Hall of Fame, a Living Blues Magazine Award, Juno Award & multiple Maple Blues Award winner - and the best dressed Bluesman in Canada! Kenny is long overdue to return to play BOTR - his last visit was in 2008 – and we’re delighted to have him back.

Proceeds to Rideau Waterway Land Trust & Friends of Foley Mountain


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1vnG2La9pM&list=PLRWfRwf_cF7v9eeH-EDLHN03LErT0hV4l


 


*Bands and dates may change due to changes in the COVID situation and other unforeseen circumstances so check with The Cove closer to show dates to confirm.

For those who have never attended a BOTR show at The Cove – the venue offers a friendly and intimate setting in a beautiful 140 year-old country Inn in one of the most scenic small towns in Ontario. Located on the world famous UNESCO World Heritage Rideau Canal Waterway. Only a 1.5 hour drive from Ottawa, 1 hour from Kingston, 3.5 hours from Toronto and 3 from Montreal. Located at 2 Bedford St downtown overlooking the lake.

DIRECTIONS - GOOGLE MAP


For more information visit www.BluesOnTheRideau.ca and www.coveinn.com

ACCOMMODATION


Why not make your visit to Blues On The Rideau a great little overnight Staycation? Comfortable, well-priced accommodation is available at The Cove Inn, nearby B&B’s and the Westport Station Motel – but BOOK EARLY. All the rooms in town usually sell out on BOTR nights. The Cove will help you make your reservation choice.

For more information visit
www.BluesOnTheRideau.ca
www.facebook.com/ChooseTheBluesProductions
https://www.youtube.com/c/BluesOnTheRideau

and
www.coveinn.com
www.facebook.com/TheCoveCountryInn

 
 



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

THANK YOU SPONSORS!
JACOB’S CREEK WINES www.jacobscreek.com
PERTH BREWERY www.perthbrewery.ca
DAWG FM Internet Blues radio Ottawa www.dawgfm.com
LAKE 88.1 FM Perth/Rideau Lakes www.lake88.ca
THE BLACK DOG INN B&B, Westport https://www.facebook.com/The-Black-Dog-Inn-112240870562734/
OTTAWA BLUES SOCIETY www.ottawabluessociety.ca