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Welcome back to Fall! Lots to be thankful for and excited about in this cooler, more colourful season…Hope to see you soon! All of us at The Cove!



Every Wednesday WINGS ‘n TUNES + THE OPEN MIC with SHAWN McCULLOUGH (Country, Westport) Sing a tune and you could win a guitar! 6:30-9:30pm





Thu.Oct.4 LAST JAZZ NIGHT of the SEASON with SPENCER EVANS (Solo) 8-10pm


Fri.Oct.5 OKTOBERFEST with THE FIDDLEHEADS (Celtic/Rock, Belleville) $10 7-10pm

Sat.Oct.6 CHRIS MURPHY of TURPIN’S TRAIL (Celtic/East Coast, Perth Road Village) 6-9pm

Sun.Oct.7 HEAD OVER HEELS A Summer Tradition! (Folk/Rock, Gananoque) 12:30-3:30pm + THANKSGIVING BUFFET (All-You-Can-Eat Ham, Turkey + Trimmings!) 5-8pm $26.99

Fri.Oct.12 NOLAN HUBBARD (Acoustic Folk/Pop, Gananoque) 6-9pm

Fri.Oct.19 BLUES on the RIDEAU with SAMANTHA MARTIN & DELTA SUGAR (Soulful Vocal Blues from Toronto)  7-11pm Buffet & Show $65 + HST

Fri.Oct.26 TOM SAVAGE (Folk/Blues, Kingston) 6-9pm

Sat.Oct.27 HALLOWEEN with YOUNG PETTY STONES: A Nod to Neil Young, Tom Petty & The Stones (Westport/Montreal) 7-11pm Buffet & Show $50 + HST

Wed.Oct.31 WINGS ‘n TUNES HALLOWEEN PARTY 6:30-9:30pm




Fri.Nov.2 GEORGETTE FRY BAND (Kingston’s Queen of the Blues, JUNO Nominee) 7-11pm $50 + HST

Sat.Nov.3 PAT MALONEY (Acoustic Folk/Pop, Hamilton) 6-9pm

Fri.Nov.9 BREA LAWRENSON with SHAWN McCULLOUGH “Roulette + Change Single Release Party”

Fri.Nov.30 BEN VANDERGAAST (Miss Emily’s Keyboard Player!, Belleville) 6-9pm


HOURS Sun, Mon, Tue + Thu 11:30am-8pm Wed, Fri + Sat 11:30-9pm


All Events Subject To Change. Please Call For Reservations

For Event Info, go to Entertainment at

The Cove Country Inn 1.888.COVE.INN @thecoveinn @thecovekitchenchronicles

Blues on the Rideau : Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar

Ever since this band’s debut release “Send The Nightingale” came out in 2015 garnering 4 Maple Blues Award nominations and major national and international attention we’ve wanted to have them come to play BOTR. Samantha’s dynamic Blues/Soul/Gospel voice has been further enhanced in Delta Sugar by two great femaie co-singers – Sherie Marshall and Mwansa Mwansa with a full rhythm section behind them lead by guitarist Michael McCallum.

The band consists of 6 to 11 players depending on the venue. Their latest record “”Run To Me” released in April 2018 took an even larger leap forward involving a number of Canada’s best Roots/Blues/Soul artists including special guests Steve Marriner of MonkeyJunk fame and Suzie Vinnick.


Date :
Friday, October 19, 2018 | 7-11pm

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

Contact :

Head Over Heels at the Cove

HEAD OVER HEELS (Gananoque, (Vocal/Guitar Duo) Bask in the sunshine with amazing entertainment! Kingston’s Kevin Head is an accomplished singer, songwriter, musical director and actor. Formerly from Nova Scotia, where he still has close ties, and once called “The Original Salt Cod Cowboy”, Kevin toured extensively throughout the Maritimes with bands, theatre troupes and as a solo performer/singer, songwriter.

He has performed in shows with Valdy, Charlie Major, The Rankins, Gowan, opened a cross-Canada tour for Chris DeBurgh, acted on stage with the late Denny Doherty, and over the years has had lovely musical contributions on his recordings from Ken Pearson (Janis Joplin, Bruce Cockburn), Willie P Bennett, and Kate McGarrigle.

Kevin’s most recent appearances include a mainstage appearance at the 2012 Blue Skies Festival in Clarendon, hosting the 2012 edition of Liner Notes Live Songwriter Circle, 2012 Limestone City Blues Festival, opening for Alex Cuba with the Bob Robertson Trio as part of the Limewire music series in 2011, and numerous solo appearances and performances with his duo “Head over Heels” in the Kingston, Gananoque and Westport areas.



Date :
Sunday, October 7,2018 from 12:30 to 3:30pm

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

Contact :

Oktoberfest Party with THE FIDLLEHEADS


PLUS! Delicious, Authentic Oktoberfest Food Specials Available!

The Fiddleheads

Derek Morris was raised backing old time fiddlers of Canada’s great Ottawa Valley from the time he was 5 years old. He is well versed in guitar, violin, mandolin, trumpet and vocals! 

East Coaster Andrew Kyte is well versed in Cape Breton fiddling, Bodhran, Concertina and Vocals!

Belleville native Greg Turcotte spent a lifetime flying with Canada’s prestigious Snow Birds. He is well versed on bass guitar and vocals and can also squeeze the life out of an accordion or a piano!

Tyler Stacey, the newest member of The Fiddleheads, is a ferociously energetic drummer who has played everything from jazz to AC/DC but can also play anything that is described as a musical instrument!

Cost: $10.


Date :
Friday, October 5, 2018 from 7 to 10pm

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

Contact :

Nolan Hubbard at the Cove Inn!


Nolan Hubbard boldly emerges as vocalist, guitarist and composer of evocative acoustic-pop masterpieces with the forthcoming release of his debut album and his moving and memorable lead-off single Today.

The album was recorded in Nashville alongside top session players, and was produced by Canadian industry veteran Douglas Romanow. The time spent in Music City USA proved to be edifying and encouraging for Hubbard, as he felt both in awe of the surroundings but also emboldened by the experience – awed by the significance of being one of the mecca’s of the music business, but also emboldened because he came to realize that he had what it took as a songwriter and player to hang with some of the world’s best.

Born and raised in the small eastern Ontario community of Gananoque, just east of Kingston, Hubbard grew up in a home immersed in music, particularly what might be called the modern Great Canadian Songbook.

Hubbard got his first guitar at age 11, taking to the instrument with a dedication and obvious ability and quickly becoming a self-taught prodigy. By 17, his tastes had begun to change as he became more artistically confident and adventurous, expanding his repertoire into a more acoustic style. At the same time, he started to experiment with singing along to his playing, revealing a voice that was surprisingly soulful, impactful and one that made people listen intently. He knew immediately he wanted to be able to move people with just a guitar, his voice and his songs.

The song Sandbanks is an affectionate ode to a popular beach area in Prince Edward County in Ontario, but Hubbard said it could apply to any place that evokes warm, wonderful affectionate memories.

This album is a game changer for Hubbard, as he’s stepped out with a confident and strong debut – a collection of songs that are accessible, compelling and which wind their way into people’s souls. It’s a record that will undoubtedly make music lovers, cultural tastemakers and the music industry feel good about the future of popular music in Canada.


Date : Friday, July 27, 2018 from 6pm to 9pm
Event location : 2, Bedford St, Westport, ON
Contact :

Thai Dinner and Wedding Awards


Thai Food + Wine Dinner was a super success! Thanks to everyone who came to take it all in! And huge thanks to Judy and Jojo and the team for their masterful flavor creations!


 Thai Apps


Thai Coconut Curry

We’ve been nominated for another SEO Wedding Award! Last year we won Best Accommodation. If you’d like to vote, please go to and help us out!


Thanks and see you soon,

Seamus and all of us at The Cove


Thanks to everyone for your support!

March events @ the Cove!

2- BOTR 2016-17 Main Poster Updated ANGELIQUE



Out like a Lamb? A Lion? It’s confused whatever it is. That said, there is lots to keep you warm and cozy with inside The Cove!

Oh, and the SAINTS will be MARCHING IN this Friday with Spencer Evans Trio with Bunny Stewart on Sax! Look for an evening of uplifting grooves and colourful tunes! 7-10pm.

Rooms are still only $69 for a Standard Room and $89 for a Jacuzzi Suite all month long! Get out and enjoy Westport and the outdoors!

Thanks to everyone for their support over the winter so far. It’s been a blast!

Seamus and all of us at The Cove

PS A note that some of the following shows are almost sold out. Please call ahead for reservations.







Dance and wear your costumes and beads! 7-10pm $10

7-mardi gras 2017

Sat.Mar.4 Westport Arts Council Fundraiser: DOWN EAST KITCHEN PARTY with

KINGSTON CEILI BAND (East Coast/Folk, Kingston) 1-4pm $10

5-East Coast Ceilidh 2017

HEAD OVER HEELS (Folk/Jazz/Blues, Gananoque) 6-9pm

Thu.Mar.9 THAI FOOD AND WINE DINNER with Chef  Joanne Edwards and Judy Dempsey. 5 Course Meal with Beer and Wine Pairings. 6-9pm $80

8-Thai food and wine 2017

Mar.10 JEFF CALLERY (Rock/Folk, Brockville) 6-9pm

Sat.Mar.11 HEAD OVER HEELS (Folk/Jazz/Blues, Gananoque) 6-9pm

6-Kevin and Vanessa - Head over heels

Fri.Mar.17 ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARTY with TURPIN’S TRAIL (East Coast/Folk, Kingston) 6-10pm $10


Fri.Mar.24 Blues on the Rideau Series with DANNY BROOKS with LIL’ MISS DEBI & THE MEMPHIS BROTHERS (Texas/Toronto) 7-11pm Buffet & Show $65

4-Danny Brooks w Lil' Miss Debi & The Memphis Brothers 2017

Sat.Mar.25 CAMPFIRE LIARS CLUB featuring PAUL LANGLOIS (The Tragically Hip, GREG BALL, JIM TIDMAN and JOE CARSCALLEN(Folk/Rock, Kingston) 7-11pm Buffet & Show $60

3-Campfire Liars Club 2017

Fri.Mar.31 JOHN WILBERFORCE (Folk/Rock, Kemptville) 6-9pm






Sat.Apr.1 CHRIS MURPHY of Turpin’s Trail (Celtic/East Coast Folk) 6-9pm

Fri.Apr.7  JEFF CALLERY (Rock/Folk, Brockville) 6-9pm

Sat.Apr.8 HENRY NORWOOD (Country, Perth) 1-5pm

Fri.Apr.14  JOHN WILBERFORCE (Folk/Rock, Kemptville) 6-9pm

Sat.Apr.15 HEAD OVER HEELS (Folk/Jazz/Blues, Gananoque) 6-9pm

Fri.Apr.21 Blues on the Rideau Series with  JEROME GODBOO BAND (Toronto) 7-11pm $65 Buffet, Show & Charity

Sat.Apr.22 ERIC UREN (Folk/Rock, Kingston) 6-9pm

Sun.Apr.23 Country Matinee with SHAWN McCULLOUGH & HENRY NORWOOD 1-4pm

Fri.Apr.28 LOGAN BROWN & TAYLOR ANGUS (Acoustic Soul) 6-9pm

Sat.Apr.29 HEAD OVER HEELS (Folk/Jazz/Blues, Gananoque) 6-9pm






Conquer the cold by warming up in Westport! Check out our lineup of daily food specials, reduced room rates and top-notch entertainment…Lots of new things happening at The Cove this winter so read below!




Monday – SENIORS DAY! It’s back…25% off food items or anyone 55 and older. Tell all your friends!

Tuesday – FAJITA TUESDAYS! Drink Specials!

Wednesday – WINGS ‘n TUNES! All day $12 Wings and Fries! Wings ‘n Tunes with Shawn McCullough 6-9pm

(IMG 9)

Friday – STEAK FRIDAYS! Cut into a new steak creation every week!

Saturday – Famous All-You-Can-Eat ROAST BEEF DINNER $25!

*Some Item Prices will vary *Prices don’t include HST



Cozy up in a suite in our charming Century Old Inn!

ALL WEEK NIGHTLY ROOM SPECIALS until March 31! $69 for a Standard Suite and $89 for a Hot Tub Suite including a full hot breakfast. (Excluding Mar.24)



You can find best in entertainment weekly at The Cove all year long!

Wednesday WINGS ‘n TUNES/Open Mic with Shawn McCullough!

LIVE ACTS most Friday and Saturday Nights featuring local favourites and top notch groups passing through!

Sunday MATINEES from time to time!

Monthly BLUES ON THE RIDEAU SERIES in it’s 12th Season from Sept-May!



***Reservations Suggested from All Events


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East Coast Ceilidh – Rideau Lakes


An annual WAC fundraiser. Prizes and surprises featuring live foot-stomping sing-along music from: the Kingston Ceili Band.
Mummers and Ugly Sticks welcome!

Fee: $10 at the door and free for kids under 12! – Reservations recommended.

Date :
Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 1 to 4 pm

Event location :
The Cove Inn
Contact :
The Cove: 613-273-3636



Sawadee kaaa!!!

Come one, come all! We have room for 50 and it’s filling up! We are SOOOOO Excited for this night! Thanks!


Thursday March 9 2017


Thai Food and Wine Dinner


Taste the intoxicating flavours of Thailand as Joanne “Jojo” Edwards (resident Chef at The Cove) and Judy Dempsey (resident Chef at The Table in Perth) are teaming up for a Five Course Dinner with some incredible flavours of Thai Cuisine to fire up your taste buds in the bleak mid-winter of Westport! Wine and Beer talk by Andrew Rastapkevicius from Lifford Wines!




$80 5 Course Dinner – Wine and Beer Pairings


Stay overnight too! Great Dinner and Overnight Packages available. $225 Standard Room and $250 Jacuzzi Suite.




First Course

  1. Miang Kham – Savoury flavours in a betel leaf
  2. Nam Prik Ong – Ground pork, chilli paste, fresh vegetables
  3. Son-in-Law Eggs – Deep fried eggs with Tamarind sauce

Paired with

County Road 18 Witbier – Sumac (Prince Edward County, Ontario)


Second Course

Tom Yum Goong – Spicy shrimp soup. A Thai classic!

Paired with –

Benjamin Bridge Nova 7 Sparkling Muscat (Gaspereau Valley, Nova Scotia)


Third Course

Hor Mok Pla – Steamed red curry fish in banana leaves.

Paired with –

Scheuermann Pinot Noir (Westport, Ontario)


Fourth Course

Kao Soi – Red curry and coconut milk noodle dish with tofu and chicken

Paired with –

Zinck Pinot Gris (Alsace, France)


Fifth Course

Kaffir Lime Brûlée

Paired with –

Castelnau du Suduiraut Sauternes (Bordeaux, France)



***Menu will include Gluten, Nuts, Shellfish and Spice. No Substitutions. Thank you.***

Call 1.888.COVE.INN for Reservations. #thainight #chefjojo #chefjudyboss #rastawine #covefood #areyoustillreadingtheseridiculoushashtags

HOGTOWN ALLSTARS blew the doors off The Cove – again!

THE HOGTOWN ALLSTARS returned to play BLUES ON THE RIDEAU at THE COVE INN in Westport ON last Friday and blew the doors off the place – again! This was their 4th visit since the Series began and each time they have sold the place out. Friday was no exception. The dance floor was packed all night – in fact dancers spilled out into other parts of the room just to have space. It’s no wonder “The Hoggies” have become such a crowd favourite at BOTR. With 5 members from the legendary DOWNCHILD Blues Band – Chuck Jackson on vocals and harp, Michael Fonfara on keyboards, Pat Carey on sax, Gary Kendall on bass and Mike Fitzpatrick on drums PLUS Teddy Leonard on guitar (formerly Fathead, The Maple Blues Band) these guys represent almost 300 years of Blues playing experience – and it shows. Big band, big time Blues as good as it gets. They will definitely be invited back!

The sumptuouos Cove buffet featured BBQ beef brisket, pan seared Pickerel, Louisiana Gumbo (chicken, shrimp, sausage) plus rice, roast potatoes, veggies, and salads. Lemon squares w. blueberry sauce for dessert.

$620 was raised for The Friends Of Foley Mountain

Some of the comments from the COMMENT CARDS that night:

“Oh wow! Best band ever. Could hardly find a spot on the dance floor! Our first time hearing The Hogtown Allstars and it sure won’t be the last. And the brisket was delicious”
Lita Edwards & Ron Whitehorne (regulars for the past 10 years) Almonte, ON

“The food was superior! I did not expect this quality for a buffet. And the band was FABULOUS!”
Janice Gautreau, Perth (2nd time attending BOTR)

“Great environment, great food, great music. A place where people from around the world meet. Amazing people!”
Velonah Weke, Kingston (2nd visit)

“Great to have super music shows like this here in God’s country!”
Ross Henniger, Chaffeys Lock (2nd visit)

“10 out of 10 for everything. We are moving to Westport because of the wonderful music venue that is The Cove!”
Elaine Bill, Ottawa (6+ times to BOTR)

March 24
All the way from Austin, Texas – DANNY BROOKS w. LIL’ MISS DEBI & THE MEMPHIS BROTHERS
Fabulous Texassippi Soul Blues delivered with power and grace. Danny is a Juno and multiple Maple Blues Award nominee. This is their 4th visit to BOTR over the years and they always deliver a dynamite show.

7-11 pm
Proceeds to the Kick In For Kids Program at Rideau District High School
Advance Reservations required
Don’t wait to the last minute to book – this night will sell out.
CALL THE COVE 613-272-3636 or 1-888-COVEINN and book now!
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