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Published September 22, 2014 in Past Events

Blues Boot Camp

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The Toronto Blues Society hosts its first ever Blues Boot Camp on Saturday, September 27 from 2:00-5:00pm at the Small World Music Centre in the Artscape Youngplace building at 180 Shaw Street (Between Queen St W and Dundas St W, Toronto, ON), Studio 101.

This information session will help prepare Ontario musicians for Blues Summit 7 and other industry events with a focus on career development.

The afternoon will be broken down into three principal components. Significant time will be allocated for Question & Answer activity. The event will include discussions around the topics of Booking and Touring, Publicity and Social Media, and Strategy and Career Planning.


What: Blues Boot Camp – Information Session – Free Admission
Who: Christy Difelice (Toronto Arts Council), Allison Saretsky (Social Media Consultant), Sarah French (Publicist), Richard Flohil (Promoter | Publicist), Derek Andrews (Promoter | Manager); additional speakers to be announced.
When: Saturday, September 27 from 2:00-5:00pm
Where: Small World Music Centre, Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw Street (Between Queen St W and Dundas St W), Studio 101


Speaking will be Christy Difelice (Toronto Arts Council), Allison Saretsky (Social Media Consultant), Sarah French (Publicist), Richard Flohil (Promoter | Publicist), Derek Andrews (Promoter | Manager).


Drinks will be served at the event and there are two great coffee/food establishments in the vicinity.
In the building: Youngplace Coffee Pub
Across the street: The Lucky Penny Cafe


Walk-ins are welcome. To RSVP, please send an email with your first and last name to


Artscape Youngplace (180 Shaw St) is located in the West Queen West neighbourhood near the intersection of Queen and Ossington and is readily accessible by bike, transit or car. Please note there is street parking available on the streets around the building as well as “Green P” lots nearby (see below for locations). | More Info


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This program is being produced through the generous support of the Ontario Music Fund.


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The Toronto Blues Society acknowledges the annual support of the Ontario Arts Council, the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council and the Department of Canadian Heritage, and project support from FACTOR< and the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and of Canada’s Private Broadcasters, The Canada Council for the Arts, the SOCAN Foundation, SOCAN, the Ontario Media Development Corporation, and the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.

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