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NOTICE

After a 17 year run Choose The Blues Productions ended the BLUES ON THE RIDEAU Dinner & Show Fundraiser Series at THE COVE INN, Westport Ontario Canada in June 2023. The Series brought in some of Canada’s best Blues, Soul & R&B artists (along with a few great American acts) to play this friendly, intimate venue. $86K+ was raised for local charities/good causes over that time.

I want to thank, the management and staff of The Cove, all the great artists who played the Series, the Sponsors and most of all - everyone who bought tickets and came out for the shows.

Producer and Host James Doran

Note: THE COVE continues to feature great LIVE music throughout the year. For move information on upcoming events at The Cove visit www.coveinn.com





BLUES ON THE RIDEAU

AT THE COVE INN

WESTPORT ONTARIO

176 Shows from 2006 to 2023

$86K Raised for Local Charities

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A monthly Dinner & Show Fundraiser Series
featuring some of North America's best Blues bands
with proceeds going to support local charities
October to May






1000 ISLAND BLUES CRUISE

ON THE ISLAND QUEEN

KINGSTON ONTARIO

June 20, 2023

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This was a 3-hour sunset cruise through the magnificent 1000 Islands with a chicken & rib buffet dinner, a Fabulous Show by KENNY "BLUES BOSS" WAYNE, Door Prizes and dancing. $1K was raised that night for the Kingston Food Bank.

 



INSIDE THE BLUES

A weekly radio show which ran on DAWG FM
Ottawa Ontario Canada from 2011 to 2017


Click here to listen to ARCHIVED SHOWS

Featuring the best in Blues, both classic and contemporary,
with interesting background information on the artists
and a strong focus on Canadian talent.

 

Hosted by James Doran

Recorded and engineeed by Diane Leduc-Doran





CANADIAN BLUES SPOTLIGHT


Canadian Blues Spotlight, produced and hosted by James Doran (engineered by Diane Leduc-Doran), was a 15 minute Feature that focused on a different Canadian Blues artist which ran on Mark Stenzler’s BLUES ZEPPELIN radio show in Switzerland from 2013 to 2017 - there were 87 in total.

Click here for ARCHIVED SPOTLIGHTS


CANADIAN BLUES SPOTLIGHT showcases a different Canadian Blues artist
on Mark Stenzler's BLUES ZEPPELIN show broadcast every second Sunday on

BLUES ZEPPELIN is one of the longest running and Blues radio shows in the world. It continues to broadcast and stream bi-weekly on Radio Rabe, Bern Switzerland www.rabe.ch Sundays from 13:00 to 15:00 CET (9-11 am ET) and is rebroadcast and streamed on these other stations in Switzerland, Canada and the USA.

Radio Bern (RaBe) in Bern (CH)
Radio LoRa in Zurich (CH)
Diis Radio in Canton Valais (CH)
CJRO Community Radio in Ottawa ON (CA)
WRFI Community Radio in Ithaca NY / Odessa NY (USA)

Visit www.facebook.com/BluesZeppelin for more info




OTHER CONCERTS AND FESTIVALS
PRODUCED BY CHOOSE THE BLUES PRODUCTIONS


BLUES AT THE FARM

Series at The Winchelsea, Winchester Ontario Spring 2017

BOBBY RUSH

Concert at The Station Music Hall, Sarnia Ontario August 2017

ACOUSTIC BLUE MONDAYS

Series at The Cove Inn, Westport Ontario Summer of 2013

ACOUSTIC BLUE SUNDAYS

Series at The Cove Inn, Westport Ontario Summer of 2012 & 2011

ACOUSTIC BLUE SUNDAYS

Series at The The Mill Tavern, Manotick Ontario Summer 2011

BLUES DOWN AT THE FARM

Series at Stanley’s Olde Maple Lane Farm, Edwards Ontario June 2010

SUMMER BLUES ON THE RIDEAU

Show at Angelo’s Restaurant, Smiths Falls Ontario August 2009

BLUES AT THE BREWPUB

Series at O’Meara’s, Navan Ontario November 2008

SMITHS FALLS BLUES FESTIVAL

Smiths Falls, Ontario July 2005

CANADIAN BLUES SUMMIT FESTIVAL

Mont Tremblant, Quebec July 1994

BLUES AT THE GLEN FESTIVAL

Knowlton, Quebec July 1993




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