Annual Talent Search 2010

Call For New Blues Talent

The Toronto Blues Society announces 2010 edition of Blues Talent Search

The Toronto Blues Society will be hosting its annual Talent Search competition at Nathan Phillips Square on Thursday, August 12 during City of Toronto’s “Tasty Thursdays” series.

Submissions are open from May 1 until June 18 to new blues artists who have not made a nationally distributed or major label recording. Six finalists will be selected to perform before a panel of judges at Nathan Phillips Square where one artist will win a professional development package that includes a showcase opportunity at the Blues Summit Five in January 2011, a showcase opportunity at this year’s South Side Shuffle Festival, a recording session at Phase One Studios, a mentoring session with industry professionals, and more.

To Apply, please send a recording and a one sheet to the office along with a cheque for $15, or apply through Sonicbids at www.sonicbids.com/tbstalentsearch.

WHO: Up and Coming Blues Artists
WHAT: Toronto Blues Society Talent Search
WHERE: Nathan Phillips Square – Toronto City Hall
WHEN: Thurs Aug 12, 2010, 7pm – Submission deadline is June 18, 2010

ENTRY FEE: $15 at Sonicbids OR send a recording, a one sheet and a $15 cheque to the TBS office

WEB: www.torontobluessociety.com, www.sonicbids.com/tbstalentsearch


The TBS Talent Search is part of the Toronto Blues Society’s ongoing programme. It is made possible by the generous support of the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Ontario Arts Council, The Ontario Trillium Foundation, and the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council.

For more information, photos, interviews, please contact:

Jordan Safer, Toronto Blues Society (416) 538-3885 info@torontobluesociety.com


The Toronto Blues Society gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Ontario Arts Council, the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council, and Long & McQuade.

For more information, photos, interviews, please contact:

Tim Des Islets, Toronto Blues Society

(416) 538-3885, info@torontobluessociety.com