Blues Summit 7

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Blues Summit 7: At A Glance

Blues Summit is a not-to-be-missed, biennial forum for all members of the blues music community including artists, presenters, agents, festival bookers, event organizers, and industry representatives of all kinds. The conference provides an opportunity for members of the community to connect as well as for artists to showcase in front of blues industry professionals.

Blues Summit 7 took place January 16-19, 2015.


Maple Blues Awards Logo18th Annual Maple Blues Awards

The Maple Blues Awards were the final evening of Blues Summit 7 on Monday, January 19, 2015 at Koerner Hall. All Blues Summit delegates can take advantage of the special Delegate Discount which includes best available tickets for $28! To take advantage of this offer, please contact the TBS Office to retrieve the special discount code. This discount is available to all TBS Charter Members, as well as all Blues Summit Delegates.

The Maple Blues Awards is Canada’s national blues awards program. Its goal is to promote blues music across Canada, and to recognize outstanding achievement in the field. Click here for more info.

To purchase tickets, click here.


EATON_Chelsea_Toronto_colourSummit Hotel

The Blues Summit will return to The Eaton Chelsea, Toronto (33 Gerrard Street West) located in the heart of Downtown Toronto. Conference attendees can take advantage of the special Blues Summit Delegate Discount of $99/night. 

For more information on the Eaton Chelsea, click here.



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Blues Summit 7 includes opportunities for artists to showcase their music for industry professionals as well as network and develop their careers. Blues Summit showcasing provides artists an opportunity to perform for national and international festival and venue bookers, promoters, event organizers, agents, industry representatives, members of the media and other musicians. 

To view the list of showcasing artists, click here.


Press Releases

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 – Blues Summit 7: End Of Year Update

Friday, December 12, 2014 – Blues Summit 7: Festivals, Alligators, Americans, Norbert

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 – Blues Summit 7: The Swiss Are Coming, The Swiss Are Coming

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 – Blues Summit 7 Registration Opens! “Complete Experience” Checklist 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 – Save the Date! Blues Summit 7 launches January 16-19, 2015


Blues Summit 7 Partners

Blues Summit is proud to announce its 2015 partners: Dan Aykroyd WinesDAWG FM,  Music Ontario, Musicians’ Rights Organization Canada (MROC), Music Managers Forum (MMF), Ticketpro, and Visit Mississippi. 

Interested in partnering with the Toronto Blues Society and these great organizations? Contact Dougal Bichan at

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Archive: Summits of the Past

For more information on previous Blues Summits, click the links below.

Blues Summit 6, 2013

Blues Summit 5, 2011

Blues Summit 4, 2009

Blues Summit 3, 2007

Blues Summit 2, 2005

Blues Summit 1, 2003 – Special Feature by Tim Holek

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