Press Release announcing 2022/23 Season of Blues On The Rideau at The Cove Inn, Westport ON

Exciting news!

The BLUES ON THE RIDEAU Dinner & Show Fundraiser Series at THE COVE INN Westport Ontario proudly announces its Line-Up for the 2022/23 SEASON and what a Line-Up it is – arguably our best ever. Blues, Rock, Soul, Funk and R&B as good as it gets by Canada’s best artists.

October 28 *     SAMANTHA MARTIN



January 20 & 21  JACK DE KEYZER


March 24 *   DAVID GOGO




* indicates that a second night may be added if there are enough advance reservations and the artists are still available at the time.

More details including Artists’ Bios, websites and YouTubes at

Proceeds from all shows go to support local charities/good causes.

DINNER & SHOW $100 (plus HST)

Includes a delicious full course dinner, the show, dancing, Door Prizes and donation to charity

7-11 pm for all nights

And yes the ticket price has gone up. It had to. EVERYTHING has gone up in price over the past two years especially food costs. We have also increased the amount we are paying the artists – and they’re worth every penny – to help offset the past two years of hardship they have suffered due to COVID. When you consider the fact that a delicious full course dinner is included, some of the proceeds are going to help out local charities/good causes and  the quality of the artists – truly Canada’s best – and being able to see them in the small, friendly, intimate setting of The Cove BOTR is still one of the best entertainment values in the country!


Call The Cove 613-273-3636 or email

BOOK NOW – The Cove has a limited capacity and most BOTR shows sell out in advance.

If life changes cancellations or changes to reservations will be accepted up to one week prior to show date without penalty.

ACCOMMODATION is available at The Cove, nearby B&B’s and the Westport Station Motel for those who what to stay over but again – BOOK EARLY  – there are a limited number of beds in town and they usually all sell out on BOTR nights.

Note: If COVID returns causing shutdowns or reduced capacity then the shows will have to be cancelled and rescheduled. Check with The Cove closer to show dates to confirm.

Blues On The Rideau is produced by Choose The Blues Productions in cooperation with The Cove Inn and is sponsored by Jacob’s Creek Wineries, Perth Brewery, DAWG, Lake 88 radio Perth, The Black Dog Inn Westport and the Ottawa Blues Society whom we gratefully thank for their support.

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