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MUSIC – Festival of Small Halls

 

featuring THE REDHILL VALLEYS. 

The Redhill Valleys is a dynamic four-piece Alt-Country and Roots Rock band from Hamilton, ON, which skillfully combines grit-infused harmonies, commanding musicianship, and an energetic, captivating live show. 7:30 pm in the Old Town Hall, Delta. For more information and tickets see: thefestivalofsmallhalls.com/the-redhill-valleys
buffet dinner, with vegetarian options, will be held at the Delta Old Town Hall at 6 p.m. $15/per person.

There will also be a cash bar available. Reservations for the dinner are required, please email dodeltaontario@gmail.com.

 

Date :
Saturday, September 21, 2019

Event location :
Delta Old Town Hall,
Delta, ON

Contact :
Website: http://theredhillvalleys.com/

Makers Rendezvous

 

Bear Mountain Boats is hosting a gathering to promote and recognize the role of craftspeople and makers in our world. Tinkerers, metalworkers, woodturners, paddlers, builders, designers, 3D printers, suppliers, artists, writers, schools, woodshop cooperatives, filmmakers, historians, musicians, programmers, hackers, conservationists, educators, publishers — everyone is welcome. Join the 2019 Makers Rendezvous in downtown Westport on September 14 and 15th, 2019.

Featured guests include YouTuber and craftsperson Jimmy DiResta, canoe expert Becky Mason, and author Kevin Callan. Visitors can take part in structured workshops or drop in on open-ended displays.

Most events are free. The dinner on Saturday night will be hosted at Scheuermann Vineyard + Winery and requires tickets, as do a few of the workshops. For full details visit Makers Rendezvous 2019.

 

Date :
Saturday, September 14 to September 15, 2019

Event location :
43 Bedford Street,
Westport, ON

Contact :
Organizer: Bear Mountain Boats Phone contact: 1.877.392.8880 E-mail: info@bearmountainboats.com

Website: http://www.bearmountainboats.ca/

Blues on the Rideau with HARRISON KENNEDY & BAND

 

To kick off this year’s Series – from The Hammer – arguably Canada’s best Soul/Blues/Roots male vocalist (and a damn fine songwriter too) – Harrison returns to The Cove for a fourth visit. Growing up in Hamilton the Kennedy house was always full of music thanks to his famous uncle – Jazzman Jackie Washington who would bring artists home like Lonnie Johnson, Duke Ellington and Billie Holiday when they were passing through.  Harrison began his career in the late ‘60’s when his dynamic vocal talent earned him a spot on the world famous Motown band “Chairmen Of The Board” who shared the stage with artists like B.B. King, James Brown, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder and many more.

When the band broke up in the ‘70’s Harrison returned to Hamilton and took a “real job” as a factory foreman only playing music on the side for the next couple of decades. But his love of the Blues was too powerful and in 2000 he returned to music full time with his first album “Sweet Taste”. 7 more have followed including his most recent “Who U Tellin’?” 4 of them were nominated for Juno Awards and he won in 2015 for “This Is From Here”.

He’s also won 9 Hamilton Music Awards and received an astounding 38 Maple Blues Award nominations since 2005 in the categories of Male Vocalist, Acoustic Artist, Songwriter and Album Of The Year. Internationally he’s been nominated 8X for American Blues Music Awards and won the prestigious French Academie Charles Cros Award in the Blues category (other winners include Buddy Guy, Doctor John and Otis Taylor).

The past few years Harrison has hooked up with the great Eric Bibb and toured with him, Ruthie Foster and another Canadian talented Michael Jerome Browne wowing audiences everywhere especially in Europe where he has a huge following.

Fee: $70.

Date :
Friday, September 13, 2019 from 7-11pm

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

Contact :
James Doran

Phone number: 613-273-3636

E-mail: thecoveinnwestport@gmail.com – Website: www.BluesOnTheRideau.ca

Build Your Own Scale Model Canoe

 

This course at the Bear Mountain Boats workshop covers the building process of a 4′ scale model canoe, from selecting material through to finishing details. Not only do students leave the course with all the knowledge and “tricks of the trade” to build a full-size boat, but also get to take their mini canoe to proudly display at home or the cottage.

Instructor Brent Kirkham has extensive experience as a canoe builder and woodworker, from mastering the finer details of decorative inlay to helping build 30′ war canoes.

Run over five consecutive days, all tools, materials, and lunches are supplied.

Fee: $1100.00

 

Date :
Sept 9-13, 2019

Event location :
362 County Rd 10
Westport, ON

Contact :
Website: https://www.bearmountainboats.ca

Westport Market

 

This year marks the inaugural Westport Market. Opening for the first time Saturday May 18th from 9am to 3pm, the market will run every Saturday through until September 28th. Come out and support local artists, makers and farmers. For more information, please visit the Westport Market Facebook Page.

We have treats and sweets, flowers, stained glass, jewelry and wood galore! The Opinicon is coming with samples from their menu and we’ll have locally grown vegetables and Little Rideau Farms Maple Syrup. Come early before the music starts or any time during MusicWestport.

 

Date :
Sep 7, 14,21,28, 2019 from 9am to 3pm

Event location :
38 Concession St.
Westport, ON

Contact :
Website: whatsonwestport.ca

What’s cooking in Westport!

 

Cook together in the community kitchen on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month! Learn new skills, take home food. Childcare is available.  The 1st Tuesday is at the Free Methodist Church in Westport and the 3rd Tuesday is at Country Roads in Portland. For more information check out Facebook!

Join us to try new foods and recipes, share a meal, bring extras home, have a good time, and meet new people in your community. We pick the recipes together, focusing on local, seasonal, budget-friendly ingredients. Some months we have a specific cultural theme, a guest speaker from the community, or a special event.

The group is facilitated by Registered Dietitian, Kate Earl, from Country Roads Community Health Centre. We discuss different nutrition and food safety topics each month and members share healthy eating tips with each other.

The program is FREE. There is no cost to participate. We also offer free childcare. Please ask us if you need help with travel costs. All we ask from you is that you participate in the cooking (and clean up!), come ready to have fun, and be open to trying new foods.

 

Date :
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 from 10am to 1pm

Event location :
Free Methodist Church, Westport, ON

Contact :
Kate at 613-272-2799 X237

E-mail: kearl@crchc.on.ca
Website: https://www.crchc.on.ca/nutrition/

Summer Pot Luck Block Party

 

On Sunday September 1st at 5:30pm, the Village of Westport will be hosting a “Summer Pot Luck Block Party.” Join the party anywhere on Church St. between Bedford & Spring Streets. Bring your own table, chairs, friends and food. Put your table next to your neighbour’s and have a visit. There will be corn on the cob, music, and lots of friends!

This event will be a FOTA (Friends Of The Arena) fundraiser.

 

Date :
Sunday, September 1, 2019 from 5:30pm to 8pm

Event location :
Church St. Between Bedford & Spring Streets

Contact :
Website: https://robinthemayor.com/2019/08/04/save-the-date-september-1-pot-luck-block-party/ and villageofwestport.ca

Head Over Heels on the Patio

 

HEAD OVER HEELS (Gananaoque, 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. He recently releases a new CD of LIVE material recorded October 2013 with his band and life/musical partner MISS V with whom he performs regularly here at The Cove!

 

Date :
Sunday, September 1, 2019 from 12:30pm to 3:30pm

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

Contact :
Website: http://www.kevinheadmusic.com/ or http://coveinn.com/index.php/event/head-heels-patio/2019-09-01/

Canoe Building Classes with Ted Moores

 

Learn strip-plank/epoxy construction while building an elegant, enduring canoe with Ted Moores. Ted is an innovative boat builder, author, teacher and small craft historian. His books, CanoeCraft and KayakCraft, have led thousands of builders through the process of building their own craft and are considered definitive resources on canoe and kayak construction.

Students will work in small teams building one or two boats during this intensive seven-day course. By week’s end, the boats will be up to the final sanding and varnishing stage, ready for the details that will personalize them for their new owners. The canoes and kayaks constructed during a course are raffled on the last day to interested builders for the cost of the materials.

The pace allows students time to confidently develop new skills and enjoy the comfortable satisfaction of doing good work. Ted will set attainable, yet high standards of craftsmanship that will have you feeling tired but satisfied at the end of each day.

Workshops are kept small to allow for individual attention to specific needs. Subjects covered include sharpening and maintaining hand tools, steam bending, laminating and a variety of basic woodworking/boatbuilding tricks and techniques that will be valuable in many different applications.

 

Date :
Sept 1-7, 22, 2019

Event location :
362 County Rd 10

Contact :
Website: https://www.bearmountainboats.ca/pages/workshops

Summer and beyond @ The Cove

Enjoy the rest of the summer at The Cove and in Westport! 

Civic Long Weekend has already passed and we are just about into MUSICwestport festival weekend…see schedule and more info below!

 

 

 

Music and the Party.

The weekly summer programming has been a hit again! Music weekly from Wednesday to Sunday! Some great new artists from abroad like Fanaid from Belfast, Ivor Simpson Kennedy from Australia and Morgan Davis from Nova Scotia gave some memorable performances at The Cove as did some returns from regulars like Benni Vander, Henry Norwood and Tony Silvestri. Check out our Events Calendar for August and September below OR online http://coveinn.com/index.php/events/

 

Food and Drink.

Enjoy our all day menu! People have been loving this…no more munchie menu! We have been swamped with orders for the Lobster Roll, the Ginger Peanut Spinach Salad with an unreal Miso Maple Dressing! We have been enjoying serving tasty new bottles of wine, local beer in can and on tap and weekly signature cocktails to serve at The Cove!

Just a reminder, buy 10 lunches, get one free! Ask your server to get your card! Gift Certificates to The Cove available all the time too!

 

Check out the Festival Schedule Weekend below!

Fri.Aug.16.2019

Kick Off Party with THE STEADIES @ The Cove

Sponsored by Westport Arts Council

@ The Cove Country Inn, 2 Bedford St.

www.coveinn.com

7:00-8:00pm Buffet & Served Dessert

8:30-11:00pm The Steadies

$60 + HST Buffet & Show (priority seating)

The Steadies (feat. Earl Pereira of Wide Mouth Mason). Reggae/Pop/Funk from Saskatoon. www.facebook.com/thesteadies

 

Sat.Aug.17.2019

Lockwood Park Stage

Sponsored by Westport Village IDA Pharmacy

@ Lockwood Memorial Park on George St. between Spring and Concession

Free

12:00-1:00pm Bob Burtch Bluegrass Band. Traditional Bluegrass from Seeley’s Bay/Cornwall/Kingston. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aT4BawohH9E

1:30-2:40pm  Nick MacLean Quartet. Modern Jazz from Toronto.http://nicholasmaclean.com/

3:00-4:10pm A Fellow Ship. Folk/Pop/Jazz/Funk/Soul from Toronto. www.afellowship.net

4:30-6:00pm Scotty James. https://scottyjamesmusic.com

 

The Cove Stage

Sponsored by The Cove Country Inn

@ The Cove, 2 Bedford St.

www.coveinn.com

Free

12:30-1:40pm Emily Bashall. New Country from Kingston. http://emilybashall.com

2:00-3:10pm Slack Bridges. Neo Soul/Funk/R&B with Horns from Ottawa. www.slackbridges.com

3:30-4:40pm The High Dials. Psychedelic Folk Rock Pop from Montreal. www.thehighdials.net

5: 00-6:30pm Miss Emily. Soul/R&B/Rock from Kingston. https://themissemily.com/

 

Wandering Minstrels

Downtown Westport

1:00-5:00pm The Goat Steppers Parade Band. Oldtime/Dixieland from Kingston. https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1409434065793400

 

Food, Kidzone, Vendors Market, Horse Wagon Rides, Street Minstrels, living statue, face painting, clowns, activities, games, balloon twister & more.

This all happens throughout the day!

 

www.westportartscouncil.com

Facebook Westport Arts Council Twitter @WestportAC

 

Stay Social.

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Facebook @thecoveinn

Instagram @thecoveinn

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WE HAVE A NEW EMAIL thecoveinnwestport@gmail.com

Thanks.

As always, we thank you for your interest and support and interest in our place!

 

AUG/SEPT 2019 Events at The Cove

 

Sat.Aug.10 BREA LAWRENSON with SHAWN McCULLOUGH (New Country featuring their 2 New Singles! Carleton Place/Westport) 7-10pm $10 www.brealawrenson.com www.reverbnation.com/shawnmccullough

 

 

 

Fri.Aug.16 MUSICwestport KICK OFF PARTY with THE STEADIES feat. EARL PEREIRA, bass player from WIDE MOUTH MASON (Reggae/Funk/Pop/Rock, Saskatoon) 7-11pm $60 Buffet + Show www.facebook.com/thesteadies/www.westportartscouncil.com

 

 

Sat.Aug.17 13th Annual MUSICwestport FREE OPEN AIR FESTIVAL feat. 8 Bands on 2 Stages (The Cove + Lockwood Park), Wandering Minstrels, KidZone and more! www.westportartscouncil.com

Fri.Aug.23 HALFCOCKED & LONESOME (90s + 00s Country Hits & Honky Tonk, Ottawa) 8-11pm www.halfcockedandlonesome.com

 

 

 

Sat. Aug.24 TIM MOXAM (Incredible Indie/Alt-Country, Toronto) 5-8pm www.timmoxam.com

 

 

 

Fri.Aug.30 THE GOODNIGHT IRENES (Folk, Kingston) 5:30-8:30pm www.facebook.com/TheGoodnightIrenes/ & HENRY NORWOOD (Classic Country, Westport) 8-11pm www.facebook.com/henrynorwoodartist/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sat.Aug.31 DEAD ROOT REVIVAL feat. TOM SAVAGE + TONY SILVESTRI (Original Jam Rock/Classic Rock, Kingston/Belleville) 8-11pm $15 www.facebook.com/DeadRootRevival/

 

 

 

Sun.Sept.1 JOHN WILBERFORCE (Folk/Rock, Kemptville) 5:30-8:30pm www.johnwmusician.com

Fri.Sept.6 KRIEF (Indie Rock, Montreal) 5:30-8:30pm www.krief.ca

Sat.Sept.7 DAVID ALLEN JAMES (Folk/Rock, Picton) 5:30-8:30pm www.davidjamesallen.ca

Fri.Sept.13 Blues on the Rideau with HARRISON KENNEDY BAND (Soul/Blues, Hamilton) 7-11pm Buffet, Show + Charity $70 + HST www.bluesontherideau.ca www.harrisonkennedy.ca

Sat.Sept.14 TERRY TUFTS (Acoustic Folk/Fingerstyle Guitar Master) 5:30-8:30pm www.terrytufts.com 

WEEKLY ENTERTAINMENT!!!

Every Wednesday RACK ‘n TUNES + OPEN MIC with SHAWN McCULLOUGH 7-10pm

 

 

 

(Country/Rock, Westport) Sing & Win a guitar!  www.reverbnation.com/shawnmccullough

Every Thursday JAZZ NIGHT with SPENCER EVANS TRIO (All Styles of Music!) 8-10pm $5

 

 

 

Every Sunday until Oct.13 HEAD OVER HEELS on the PATIO (Acoustic

Blues/Folk/Roots, Gananoque) 12:30-3:30pm www.kevinheadmusic.com

 

HOURS

Every Day 11:30am-9pm

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***All Events Subject To Change. Please Call For Reservations

For event info, go to Entertainment at www.coveinn.com 613.273.3636 thecoveinnwestport@gmail.com

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

Seamus Cowan
Manager
The Cove Country Inn
2 Bedford Street
Box 490
Westport,ON
K0G 1X0
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