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Blues Summit 9


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Blues Summit is Canada’s not-to-be-missed biennial forum for all members of the blues music community including artists, presenters, agents, festival bookers, event organizers, radio hosts 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 Nine will take place February 1-4, 2019 in Toronto, ON, Canada at the Marriott Courtyard Toronto Downtown (475 Yonge Street, Toronto). Guests who would like to benefit from the special TBS room rates starting at $139 for their stay during the Summit, can contact the TBS Office at info@torontobluessociety.com until January 18, 2019.

Blues Summit 9 will close with the 22nd Annual Maple Blues Awards on the night of Monday, February 4 at Koerner Hall. Tickets are on sale now!

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Schedule At a Glance

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1st

10am-8pm Registration desk open (Bay A) 

6pm-7:30pm • Alexander Hall • Opening Reception

SHOWCASES – COURTYARD HALL
8pm • Brian Blain
8:30pm • Earle & Coffin
9pm • Sugar Brown
9:30pm • Judy Brown
10pm • Suzie Vinnick
10:30pm • Miss Emily
11pm • Dan McKinnon
11:30pm • Bywater Blues
Midnight • Wes Mackey
12:30pm • Myles Goodwyn

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2nd

10am-8pm Registration desk open (Bay A)

11am-Noon • Courtyard A • Panel
11am-Noon • Courtyard B • Panel
12:30pm-1:30pm • Courtyard A • Panel
12:30pm-1:30pm • Courtyard B • Panel
3pm-5:30pm • Spadina Room • Speed Pitch
6pm-7:30pm • Alexander Hall • Reception

SHOWCASES – COURTYARD HALL
8pm • Kat Danser & The Tall Tales
8:30pm • Skyliners
9pm • Jenie Thai
9:30pm • Tri-Continental
10pm • Angelique Francis
10:30pm • Michael Jerome Browne
11pm • Lindsay Beaver
11:30pm • Raoul & The Big Time
Midnight • Dawn Tyler Watson
12:30pm • Soulstack

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3rd

10am-8pm Registration desk open (Bay A)

10:30am-12:30pm • Courtyard Hall • Keynote Brunch with Richard Flohil
1pm-2pm • Alexander B • Panel
1pm-2pm • Alexander C • Panel
3pm-5:30pm • Spadina Room • Speed Pitch
6pm-7:30pm • Alexander Hall • Reception

SHOWCASES – COURTYARD HALL
8pm • Cootes Paradise
8:30pm • Al Lerman
9pm • Steve Marriner
9:30pm • Gavin McLeod
10pm • Bad Luck Woman and her Misfortunes
10:30pm • Miche Love & Blues Dynamite
11pm • Glenn Marais
11:30pm • Terry Blersh
Midnight • Sue Foley
12:30pm • Matchedash Parish

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4th

10am-2pm Registration desk open (Bay A)

10am-11am • Courtyard A • Panel
11am-noon • Courtyard C • Interview
11:30am-12:30pm • Courtyard B • Panel
12:30pm-1:30pm • Courtyard A • Panel
2:30pm-4pm • Courtyard [BC] • Mentorship One-on-One’s
7pm-10pm • Koerner Hall (273 Bloor St W) • The 22nd Annual Maple Blues Awards


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DROP BOXES

Key delegates (artistic directors, media representatives, radio hosts, journalists, etc) can request a dedicated “drop box” that will be used to collect CD submissions from musicians, managers and agents throughout Blues Summit 8. Drop boxes can be accessed through the Registration Office for the duration of the conference. Musicians and showcasing artists are invited to place a CD in the boxes of any key delegates who they would like to share their music with.

If you are an artistic director, radio host, journalist, etc and would like a dedicated drop box, please contact the office by Thursday, January 18, 2019 at 5:00pm with the following information and we will prepare one for you:

      • First & Last Name
      • Description (ex. Who are you? What does your organization do? What is your radio show’s mandate?)
      • Organization/Festival/Radio Station
      • Location (City, Province/State, Country)
      • Email Address
      • Website

For more information on drop boxes, check out our Blues Summit FAQ


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