Wings ‘n Tunes + Open Mic with Shawn McCullough


Master guitar player/singer/alternative lyricist/showman/songwriter Shawn McCullough helps you break up your work week and give you a little social fix. Shawn has played and toured with Canadian Country star Jason McCoy (The Roadhammers) and has been a part of Telecaster supergroup The Telebastards featuring Steve Piticco, as well as a member of DoubleBack with Wade Foster and John Wilberforce. He is highly in demand as a session musician and sideman for his incredible skill, wit and stage presence. He has a solo record to his name “This is Me” and is currently performing with rising CMAO and CCMA nominated Country star Brea Lawrenson!

Hear the next best thing in the local music scene at the Open Mic! You can win a Gift Certificate to The Cove nightly with crowd response AND/OR get your name in the draw for a guitar at the end of each season of Wings ‘n Tunes and Rack ‘n Tunes.

Have a NIGHT out on the town with MUSIC and a pound of The Cove’s classic breaded WINGS with Fries or your choice of side for $17 + HST.


Date :
March 29, 2020 from 1 to 4pm

Event location :
2 Bedford St
Westport, Ontario K0G 1X0 Canada

Contact :
Phone contact: (613) 273-3636


Live Music with Brock Zeman


When it comes to storytelling, Brock Zeman is a master craftsman. The Canada-based singer-songwriter has spent the past 12 years carving and chiseling Americana soundscapes, drawing from roots-rock and alternative country. But what separates Zeman from his contemporaries isn’t a willingness to speak truth – it’s his unwillingness to conform to the rules of Nashville and the traditional framework of genre. What gives Zeman’s stories force isn’t that he’s just singing a narrative – he’s living it…

Brock plays the Cove on Friday March 13th from 6-9pm. Join us for a great night!


Date :
March 13, 2020 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Event location :
2 Bedford St
Westport, Ontario K0G 1X0 Canada

Contact :
Phone contact: (613) 273-3636


Live Music with John Wilberforce


John Wilberforce is a singer/songwriter/entertainer from the Kemptville, Ontario area. He has been playing and writing music for the last 25 years and can play a number of different instruments. John is known around the area as a bass guitarist and, as well as performing his solo acoustic show, is currently playing with the band Buckledown and a duet called The Standby Brothers.

John has played with bands such as The Campfire Boys, URBAN – a tribute to Keith Urban, The Andi G. Band, Jeff Callery & Runaway Train and has opened up for artists such as Blue Rodeo, Alannah Myles, Trooper, Colin James, Michelle Wright and many more!

John produces music in his home recording studio and does studio session work. He plays bass guitar, acoustic and electric guitar, drums, keyboards, ukulele and sings lead and harmony vocals.

John will perform at The Cove on Friday March 6th from 6-9pm.


Date :
March 6, 2020 – 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Event location :
2 Bedford St.

Contact :

Guthrie House’s Knit and Crochet!


Knit and crochet with friends at Guthrie house in Elgin. Drop in!

For more information contact or call 613-359-5315 during desk hours.


Date :
March, 5, 2020 – 12:15pm – 2:00pm

Event location :
Guthrie House, Elgin Ontario

Contact :
Phone contact: 613-359-5315

Township of Rideau Lakes – March events 2020

1BINGO Doors open at 6:00pm:  Elgin Lions Hall Thursdays ; Westport Legion-Upper Rideau Branch 542 – Mondays



BRIDGE every Tuesday at 1:00pm at the Elgin Municipal Complex.  Info 613-359-6192.



Delta Legion every Friday at 7pm (Pat Philips 613-928-2712).
Elgin Municipal Complex Community Room on Mondays at noon (Doug Summers 613-359-5744)
Westport Upper Rideau Branch 542 – Thursday evenings (Joan Thompson 613-273-5613)



CHAFFEYS LOCK COMMUNITY HALL MARKET SQUARE every Sunday from late May to October.  Local craftspersons and artists.


8CLOGGING – at the Newboro Community Hall every Wednesday evening at 7pm and at the South Elmsley Municipal Complex (OPP Offices on Hwy 15) Thursday afternoons from 2-4pm. This is a fun way to exercise and expand your dance talents! Classes are $2 a class. Sponsored by the Newboro Recreation Committee. Cal Dorothy for details 613-272-8053.



5COMMUNITY SHOPPING BUS sponsored through the Portland Seniors Club leaves for the local shopping mall in Kingston every 2nd Tuesday of the month.  Call Vicki at 613-272-2676 to reserve your seat.  Cost $15.00 return trip.  Not just for seniors!  All ages welcome.


3COFFEE DROP-IN: Throughout the Township come and enjoy a bit of social fun! Bring your latest craft project, a deck of cards or just yourself.  Children are welcome.  Donations appreciated.

Delta United Church:  Monday mornings from 8am to 10:30am  (Pat Philips 613-928-2712)
Elgin Municipal Complex Community Hall:  Friday mornings from 9:30am (Linda Carr 613-272-2227)
Morton – Morton Mug:  Tuesday mornings (Linda Gamble 613-876-3884)
Newboro Community Hall:  Wednesday mornings from 10am to Noon (Joan 613-272-2393)
Portland Community Hall: Thursday mornings (Betty James 613-272-2461)


COMMUNITY FARMERS BREAKFAST every 4th Tuesday at the Harmony Lodge in Philipsville starting at 8:00am. Sponsored by the Philipsville Masons, everyone is welcome. Contact Ross Hawkins for information 613-359-5833.


DELTA McMUFFIN LIGHT BREAKFAST every Saturday morning from 7:30am to 10am at Delta United Church. $5 will get you coffee with an egg & English muffin and a chance to meet your neighbours. Everyone is welcome. Call Arvin Riskie for info 613-928-2091.




Elgin Municipal Complex1st Friday of the month – 11:30am to 12:30pm soup and sandwiches. Pay-What-You-Can ( Linda Carr 613-272-2227)
Portland United Church:  4th Tuesday of every month – noon to 1pm (613-272-2002).




Elgin Lions Hall:   2nd Friday of the month combines their very popular Quiz Night with the spaghetti dinner (teams of 6 start the game at 7pm)
Portland Legion: 1st Friday of every month
Westport Upper Rideau Branch 542:  3rd Friday of the month



PARKINSON SUPPORT GROUP meets the last Thursday of every month at 1:30pm at Rideau Community Health Services, 2 Gould Street, Unit 118, Smiths Falls.  Contact




Mardi Gras Parade Band


Let’s go to the Mardi Gras with the funky soul sounds of the second line and the Bayou! Get festive and wear your beads and costumes!
Some Spencer Evans links…

Funky Frienz
Ghetto Xpress

Spencer Evans Trio
And with Seamus Cowan at The Cove with the legendary Ila Van

JAZZ NIGHT with SPENCER EVANS TRIO The Cove Inn hosts one of the most original and memorable Live Music Experiences you’ll have! The Popular Spencer Evans Trio with Andy Love on drums, Seamus Cowan on bass and Spencer Evans on piano, clarinet and vocals has proven a formidable three performing all styles of music to huge crowds of all ages. The party has been going for over 19 years now! Join us for dinner too…



Date :
Feb.29, 2020 from 7pm to 11pm

Event location :
2 Bedford St, Westport, Ontario K0G1X0 Canada

Contact :

Brea Lawrenson & Shawn McCullough at the Cove!


The Best in Local Country Songwriting! Introducing their two new singles, “Roulette” by Brea and “Change” by Shawn AND more recently their two new brand new singles, “Hell Down Here” by Brea and “Sidewalk” by Shawn!”!
BREA LAWRENSON – CMAO Nominee for Female Artist of the Year and Rising Star! One of the 5 Most Played Canadian Female Country Artists! Her record #Brealieve had 6 Charting Songs!
“Brea Lawrenson is really the next big thing in Canadian Country music. “With You Whiskey” is going to connect with our audience immediately. Brea has captured the essence in this self-penned song with her honest and heartfelt performance. That’s what country music is about.” Joel Lamoureux (Country 101.1 Ottawa)

SHAWN McCULLOUGH – Former Guitarist to Jason McCoy and Plays with Brea! Country Guitar Picking Master and Passionate Singer! Mr. Wings/Rack ‘n Tunes! Solo record This Is Me! Just released “Change” on Sirius XM Radio.
“Shawn McCullough is a jaw dropping guitarist. His musical ideas are executed with fluidity and passion!” Wendell Ferguson (7xCCMA Guitarist of the Year)


Date :
Feb.22, 2020 from 7pm to 10pm

Event location :
2 Bedford St.,Westport, Ontario K0G 1X0 Canada

Contact :

Story and Playtime in Delta


Parents and caregivers with children birth to 6 are invited for play, literacy activities and storytime, first and third Tuesday morning at the Delta Branch. Drop-in and always free! An early years nurse from Country Roads Community Health Centre will be available for baby or child check-ups and breast feeding support at some sessions.


Date :
Feb.18, 2020 from 9:30am to 11:30am

Event location :
Rideau Lakes Public Library, 18 King St, Delta, ON K0E 1G0, Canada

Contact :
Laura Lee ( or call (613) 359-5315


Halfcocked & Lonesome


After a massively popular night in August, we knew we had to have them back but things have been tricky in doing so! Here are in 2020, the return of the Honky Tonk!

Halfcocked and Lonesome…We started in 2015 when Andrew bought a pedal steel guitar and found that a local Ottawa bar wanted a honky tonk house band. So we pulled together some country loving friends and started a band. A few friends have come and gone from the band but we’ve kept the tunes rolling. We’ll always play some golden classics and a few new country tunes, but focus on what XM Satellite Radio calls “Prime Country”. The epic era from the late 80’s to early 2000’s of George Strait, Brooks & Dunn, Alan Jackson, Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw, John Michael Montgomery, etc. These artists put honky tonk back into country music in a way not heard since the Bakersfield days of the 60’s or the Outlaws of the 70’s. It’s when cowboy hats, pedal steel guitars, and swinging shuffles became cool again. So expect raw, twangy honky tonk that you can dance to or just tap your feet and drink to. Your call. Check out our website to see our upcoming shows, meet the band, and dig through our instagram feed for pictures and video clips of what to expect. PS Steel player Andrew Rasta is our resident Sommelier for our seasonal wine dinners and wine rep for Lifford!



Date :
Feb.15, 2020 from 8 to 11pm

Event location :
2 Bedford St., Westport, Ontario K0G1X0 Canada

Contact :
Website: or

Valentine’s Dinner with Head Over Heels


Enjoy a delicious meal with your love with great entertainment and a stay in a cozy suite overnight…or for the weekend! What better way to enjoy Valentine’s Day!


Glass of Bubbly

Choice of Appetizer

Mixed Greens Winter Salad with maple roasted beets, warm goat cheese + citrus dressing


Firecracker Shrimp in a crispy wonton wrapper with mango dipping sauce


Creamy Sweet Potato, Pear + Leek Soup

Choice of Main

Prime Rib au jus with Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Yorkshire Pudding + Roasted Vegetables


Butter Poached Lobster with Linguine Alfredo


Beet + Squash Wellington with Romesco sauce


Valentine’s Trio of Chocolate dipped Strawberry, French macaron + Coconut cream truffle


$60 + HST + Gratuity per person


Includes 3-Course Dinner for Two, Entertainment, Cozy Suite with Breakfast!

$225 + HST + Gratuity

***Add another night with breakfast for $100 + HST***

*Menu Subject to Change*

*Rooms Based on Availability*



Date :
Feb.14, 2020 from 6 to 9pm

Event location :
2 Bedford St, Westport, Ontario K0G 1X0 Canada

Contact :
Phone contact: (613) 273-3636