Posts tagged ‘Rideau Lakes ON’

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

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! What’s Cooking in Westport is on the 1st Tuesday each month (10am-1pm) at the Free Methodist Church! Learn new skills, take home food. Childcare is available.

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, Sept 3, 2018 from 10am to 1pm

 

Event location :
Free Methodist Church
Westport, ON, Canada

 

Contact :
Kate
Phone contact: 613-272-2799 X237
E-mail: kearl@crchc.on.ca
Website: https://www.crchc.on.ca/nutrition/

The Broken Hearts Songwriter Circle

 

An intimate evening with some local troubadours of poignant songwriting. Seamus Cowan, Tom Savage, Luther Wright and Brock Zeman, members and former members of Bullmoose, Spoon River, The High Dials, Miss Emily, Foley Mountain Playboys, Dead Root Revival, Weeping Tile, Luther Wright & The Wrongs, Blair Hogan and Brock Zeman.

$15.

 

Date :
Sunday, August 4, 2019, 7-10pm

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

Contact :
Website:

https://spoonriverband.bandcamp.com/
www.tomsavage.ca
www.lutherwright.com
www.brockzeman.com

Popup Play – EarlyON

 

Supported by EarlyON and hosted by Rideau Lakes Public Library at the Elgin Branch, this is a free, drop-in program for children age 0 to 6 and their families. Please contact the branch (613-359-5315) lauralee@rlpl.ca for more information.

Date :
Friday, August 2, 9:30am – 11:30am

Event location :
Elgin Branch,Elgin, ON

Contact :
Website: https://rideaulakeslibrary.ca

Morgan Davis at the Cove Inn

 

Master of Traditional Country Blues with a humorous angle. Former David Wilcox band member. International Electro-fi Recording Artist, JUNO and Maple Blues Award Winner. Don’t miss this incredible solo one-night stand!

For 45 years Morgan Davis has been on the road travelling across Canada, the United States and Europe. His performances draw from a rich tradition of country blues, as well as his own contemporary songs infused with wit and a large dose of humour.

Originally from Detroit, Davis grew up listening to a prolific mix of rhythm and blues. The music of Jimmy Reed, Ike and Tina Turner, Chuck Berry and Fats Domino was in the air. He later moved to California with his family, and then in 1968 left for Canada.

While living in Rochdale College, Toronto’s mecca for the subculture of the late 1960’s, he immersed himself in the study of Delta Blues, especially the music of Robert Johnson. Toronto’s music scene in the early 1970’s was the perfect place for Davis to cut his teeth as a journeyman, having the opportunity to see and play with many legendary performers. Bukka White, Johnny Shines, Sunnyland Slim, Snooky Pryor, Hubert Sumlin, and John Hammond were encouraging supporters.

Date :
Friday, July 26, 2019 from 7 to 10pm

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

Contact :
http://www.morgandavis.com/

Campfire Liars Club

 

Catch Paul and his friends in an evening of impromptu jam and revelry. Buffet and Show $60 + HST…

Paul Langlois (guitarist for The Tragically Hip) is set to release his 2nd solo album, Not Guilty, on Langlois’ own independent record label, Ching Music, on November 5th, 2013.

Not Guilty was recorded in early June 2013, over a six-day period, at The Hip’s Bathouse Studio in Bath, Ontario. Bathouse engineers Aaron Holmberg and Nyles Spencer recorded and mixed the album, which was produced by Langlois. According to Langlois it was a far different experience for The Tragically Hip guitarist to record than was his first solo effort Fix This Head.

 

Date :
Saturday, June 29, 2019 from 7 to 11pm

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

Contact :
Website: http://www.facebook.com/The-Campfire-Liars-Club-135987849806611

21st Annual RIDEAU LAKES STUDIO TOUR

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21st Annual RIDEAU LAKES STUDIO TOUR – Studios open 10am to 5pm Concentrated around the villages of Portland, Newboro and Chaffey’s Lock, the Studio Tour features paintings, pottery, quilts, weaving, woodworking, sculpture and jewelry for your home and garden. Free brochures guiding you through the tour are available at most area stores, restaurants and welcome centres. The artists have the welcome mats out and are ready with a few surprises for you. For more information visit our website, call 613-272-3630 or email.

 

Date :
June 29-30, 2019 from 10am to 5pm

Event location :
Rideau Lakes, ON

Contact :
Website: https://www.rideaulakesstudioandgardentour.com/

Grant Fullerton at the Cove Inn

 

The 4th Annual RETURN of the GREAT “GRANT FULLERTON” formerly of Canadian Classic Rock Band “Lighthouse”!

To watch Grant Fullerton perform is to experience a one man powerhouse. His unique style and unparalleled guitar playing has to be heard to be believed. He performs a variety of songs from the sixties to the nineties with passion and conviction.

In December 1969 Grant Fullerton and Pinky Dauvin joined Skip Prokop and Paul Hoffert in Lighthouse, a 13-piece rock group combining horns, violins, cellos and vibes with the traditional rock and roll instruments of guitar, bass and drums. The band debuted at the Rockpile in Toronto on May 14, 1969.
They signed a contract with RCA Victor shortly thereafter, released three albums on Victor before moving onto GRT. Fullerton left amidst their biggest hit period.

Grant would also go on to play in such low-key acts as Mudflat and Friends before putting together Fullerton Dam with drummer Steve Negus (who would to on to gave fame with Saga) and who released one album on Condor Records called ‘Breaks’ before disbanding.

He also tried his hand with The Madcats who released several records in the late ’70’s before going solo as Grant Fullerton. The solo stint led to the release of the single “Lenny” and Grant put a backing band behind him to tour. The Grant Fullerton band would later get signed to Freedom Records and release several singles from the EP ‘My Mind And My Music’.

 

Date :
Friday, June 28, 2019 from 7pm to 11pm

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

Contact :
Website: http://grantfullerton.weebly.com/