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MUSICwestport 2016 Line Up

From Swing to psychedelic rock, from bluegrass to world percussion, we’ve got a line-up with something for everyone!


20 August

FREE!  – Two Outdoor Stages in Westport – Market Festival – Kidzone

Little Rideau Farm Maple Syrup Stage LRFlogo

Located on the lovely shade treed SoHo’s on 43 Bedford St.


12-1 pm Turpin’s Trail ( East Coast/Folk, Kingston)

1:30-2:40 pm Bob Burtch Bluegrass Band (Bluegrass/Seely’s Bay)

3-4:10pm Drumhand (World/Percussion/Folk-Jazz, Toronto)

4:30 – 6pm Russell DeCarle Trio (Western Swing/Blues/Country Peterborough)

Westport Village IDA Pharmacy Stage

village pharmacy

Located on the beside the water on the beautiful grounds behind The Cove 2 Bedford St

12:30 – 1:40 The Soots (Old time/ Bluegrass Montreal)

2-3:10 pm Tavis E. Triance & The Natural Way (Psychedelic Rock, Vancouver/Montreal)

3:30 – 4:30 pm Kreif (Indie Rock, Montreal)

5-6:30 pm Oh Susanna (Folk/Pop Toronto)

MUSICwestport 2016

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You’ve all been waiting…

MUSICwestport is back and the 2016 edition will rock your socks! With  new bands and returning favourites, a fresh new venue, a street festival, kids zone, and a special kick-off event, the sky’s the limit for our 10th year of music.

19 August: Kick-Off Party featuring MonkeyJunk

Limited tickets $20  –  The Cove

20 August: MUSICwestport Open Air Music Festival

FREE!  – Two Outdoor Stages in Westport – Street Festival


April 23: Fiddle Fest

WAC FiddleOff2016

23 April 2016   –   1-4pm   –   The Cove

$10 at the door

Special invitation to all fiddlers: “Jam with the Band” 3-4pm

Line Dancers all welcome! Prize for best dressed “Country Gal” and “Country Boy”.

Featuring Turpin’s Trail


Fiddle Fun: FIDDLE OFF Recap

Deep in the heart of wild, wild, Westport…

…cowboy boot wearing men and plaid-clad ladies danced, cheered, and sang along to the musical battle between the Foley Mountain Playboys, Turpin’s Trail, and Al Duquette & The Wild West. The three fiddle bands even riled up the WAC council members enough to perform a line dance! In the end, it came down to fiddler vs. fiddler in a head-to-head battle of the bow. The town wasn’t big enough for the three bands and Turpin’s Trail won the honours and took home the glory. Thanks to all who came out to support WAC and enjoy the live music!

Fiddle Off!

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Wild, Wild West-port!

This town ain’t big enough for three fiddle bands. Join WAC at The Cove for a live stand off between:

Turpin’s Trail

Foley Mountain Playboys

Al Duquette & The Wild West

25 April 2015 ∙ 1-4pm ∙ $10/person ∙ The Cove Country Inn

Wild West Costume Theme ∙ Prizes for Best Dressed