A Musical Trip to Ottawa …

The Blues Babes Guest House has a few more shows coming up this summer – all of them are at THE BEAN THERE CAFE – at the traffic lights in South River.

Lopez - chair (Crombie)We are always excited to bring great folks to town, but numbers are down for our shows and this is a concern when it comes to launching a new festival.  Summer time is busy and we all have things going on that take us away from the area, but if you are around next Saturday (July 27th), we’ve got THE MIGHTY LOPEZ (Mike Lopez Phillips) back by popular demand and he’s gearing up to record his first solo album….this promises to be a fun night of sampling songs that may be included, featuring his own original songs as yet performed in concert, but also covers by STOMPIN’ TOM CONNORS, JOHNNY CASH, HANK WILLIAMS, DYLAN and even some cool acoustic ROLLING STONES… Show details below.

Following Lopez, we have Folk Superstar GARNET ROGERS coming in on WED AUG. 7th.  He’s on his way to play the Red Rocks Festival in Thunder Bay and we get to have him with us en route.  If you’ve seen Garnet Rogers before, you KNOW of his brilliance and, I’m hoping that he will read more of the book that he is writing about his time on the road with his (in)famous brother STAN.  It is always a highlight for me and I cannot wait until this book is finally finished.  Show details below.

Garnet Rogers

Two upstart singer/songwriters that we love are coming on SAT. SEPT. 14th – JAMES GRAY and SCOTT GILSON.  You’ve seen them open shows for us, now it is their turn to shine.  Show details below.

Finally, WENDELL FERGUSON is back on FRI. SEPT. 27th.  This show was to launch a new music festival (Music In Colour) for Tom Thomson Park in South River, but we may put the festival launch over to next autumn pending turn-out to our concerts and if numbers of audience members come up.  Could be that instead of a festival we present SONGS FROM THE LAST WALTZ on Saturday Sept. 28th with some solo performances by some of the cast throughout the afternoon and evening.  Again, it will depend on getting concert attendance numbers up.


We thank everyone for their support of Live music and for helping to keep South River on the touring schedule for many great artists that we have the pleasure to present.  You are important and any feedback that you wish to offer or comments that you wish to make are always welcome.

Here is the show info – all concerts are at

THE BEAN THERE CAFE – 106 OTTAWA STREET (at the traffic lights) – SOUTH RIVER (705) 386-BEAN (2326):

An Evening with LOPEZ
In Concert
An Early show:  7:30 pm  Tickets:  $15.00 – on sale now at The Bean There Cafe – call to reserve your concert ticket and make dinner reservations

WED. AUG. 7th
An Intimate Concert with
Another early show (no special guests) – Showtime:  7:30
Tickets:  $25.00 and going fast.  Call to reserve your ticket and make dinner reservations before the show.SAT. SEPT. 14th

Two Future Singin’/Songwritin’ Stars of the Future
Showtime:  7:30
Tickets:  $15.00.  Call to make pre-show dinner reservations or to reserve your ticket.

FRI. SEPT. 27th
Country funny man and amazing guitar player
Tickets:  $20.00
Call to make pre-show dinner reservations or to reserve your ticket.

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