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The Toronto Blues Society’s yearly programming includes the annual Women’s Blues Revue, Maple Blues Awards, Hump Day Blues Series, TBS Talent Search, the biennial Blues Summit blues conference, and many other workshops and collaborative events.

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Jason Buie Fundraiser Concert

Friday, April 6 | 8:30pm

Hugh's Room Live

On March 22 the Canadian blues community has learned the sad news about the passing of Vancouver Island guitarist Jason Buie when he was only 47. In memoriam of Jason Buie, a fundraiser concert will be held on Friday, April 6 at Hugh’s Room Live including names like Suzie Vinnick, Jenie Thai, Gary Kendall, Mark Stafford, Terry Wilkins (Sinners Choir), Bucky Berger, Raha Javanfar (from Bad Luck Woman & Her Misfortunes), Dan McKinnon, Lance Anderson, Andrew Scott, and Brian Blain. Doors are at 6pm, concert will start at 8:30pm. Advance tickets are $25, tickets at the door are $30.

TBS Talent Search 2018

Dates to be announced

Toronto venue to be announced

To submit your application to the 2018 Toronto Blues Society Talent Search, complete the form below and click “Submit.” Each artist/band is may only submit ONE application.

Submitting to the TBS Talent Search is FREE for current TBS Charter/Student/Family/Benefactor Members. A $10 submission fee is required for all Non-Member applications. Payment can be processed by cheque (payable to “Toronto Blues Society”), over the phone via credit card (please call the TBS Office at 416-538-3885 to pay via phone) or online via PayPal (no account required).

TBS Guitar Workshop w/ Dan McKinnon

Saturday March 3rd 2018

Dakota Tavern

The Toronto Blues Society’s popular Guitar Workshop is back and hits The Dakota Tavern (249 Ossington Ave) on Saturday, March 3 from 3:00-6:00pm. This year’s workshop will be hosted by Dan McKinnon. Featured guests include Kevin Breit, Brooke Blackburn and Mike Daley.

32nd Women’s Blues Revue

November 16, 2018, 8:00pm

Roy Thomson Hall

Celebrating thirty two years, the Women’s Blues Revue will once again feature the finest musicians in the business. Roy Thomson Hall and the Toronto Blues Society will join forces to showcase a star-studded cast of featured artists. Stay tuned for artist and host announcements!

Blues Summit 9

February 1-4, 2019

Toronto, ON, Canada (Venue TBA)

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.

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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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