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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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Blues Revival #6 Featuring Suzie Vinnick

Thursday, November 21

Antikka Cafe & Records

This month Suzie Vinnick is taking over the “Blues Revival” series on November 21st! Come and enjoy a blues evening in an intimate space surrounded by vinyl, Armenian coffee, booze, and some good yums that Antikka – Cafe & Records has to offer!

International Blues Challenge (IBC) | Toronto Contest

Monday, October 28, 2019

Dakota Tavern

Join us on Monday, October 28 at the Dakota Tavern to experience the International Blues Challenge “Road to Memphis” competition. Cheer for your favourite artist as they battle on stage to represent Toronto at the IBC. This year Sean Pinchin and Brian Blain will compete for the Solo/Duo Category while Sandra Bouza and Jim Dan Dee will reveal their chops for the Band category at the IBC.

Tickets: $7/TBS Members, $10/Non-Members | Admission at door. Cash Only.

Blues Revival #5 Featuring Kalyna Rakel

Thursday, October 17

Antikka Cafe & Records

The monthly Blues series, “Blues Revival” continues with the 2019 TBS Talent Search runner-up Kalyna Rakel on October 17! Come and enjoy a blues evening in an intimate space surrounded by vinyl, Armenian coffee, booze, and some good yums that Antikka – Cafe & Records has to offer!

Blues In the Garden with Sandra Bouza

Sunday, September 22

Toronto Blues Society HQ

The Toronto Blues Society is back once again with Blues In The Garden and this year, we will be hosting our latest Talent Search winner Sandra Bouza on Sunday, September 22 between 1-5pm at TBS HQ (910 Queen Street West garden). Free Admission!

Blues Revival #4 Featuring Brian Blain

Thursday, September 19

Antikka Cafe & Records

Second leg of his birthday celebrations, Brian Blain will continue this month’s “Blues Revival” series with tunes from his upcoming CD  at Antikka Cafe & Records (960 Queen St W, Toronto) on Thursday, September 22 at 8pm.

32nd Women’s Blues Revue

The 32nd Women’s Blues Revue took place on November 16, 2018 at Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto.

Blues Revival #3 Featuring Sandra Bouza

Thursday, August 22

Antikka Cafe & Records

The monthly Blues series, “Blues Revival” continues with the recent TBS Talent Search winner Sandra Bouza on August 22!

Blues Revival #2 Featuring Sean Pinchin

Thursday, July 25

Antikka Cafe & Records

The monthly Blues series, “Blues Revival”, is back with Juno nominee slide-guitar-hero Sean Pinchin on July 25!

TBS Talent Search 2019

Saturday, June 29

OLG Stage on Hazelton Avenue

Each year, the Toronto Blues Society searches for its undiscovered blues talent. Six finalists are selected to perform for a professional development package including festival gigs, mentorship meetings, studio time, graphic design and much more! 2019 Talent Search will take place on Sat, June 29th on Hazelton Ave. at Hazelton Stage of TD Toronto Jazz Festival!

The Big Blues Bash!

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Cadillac Lounge

Enjoy a night of “Big Blues Bash” and support your favourite Blues society!


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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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