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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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Songwriting Workshop

Saturday, March 9

Drom Taberna

Toronto Blues Society returns with a “Songwriting Workshop” this year! Suzie Vinnick will host the Songwriting Workshop at Drom Taberna on Saturday, March 9th between 2pm-5pm. Guest musicians who will be accompanying Vinnick are Sugar Brown, Miss Emily, and Brian Blain.

TBS at Folk Alliance International

February 14, 2019

Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal

Toronto Blues Society goes to Montreal for a private showcase at the Folk Alliance International!

The showcase will take place on Thursday, February 14th between 10:30pm-2:20am and be open to all registered conference delegates. Jenie Thai, Suzie Vinnick, Digging Roots, Dione Taylor, Shakura S’Aida, Chloe Watkinson will be performing on our stage at the Toronto Blues Society Room (Room Anne Murray: #202).

Make sure to stop by if you are attending the conference!

TBS Christmas Party – Sat, Dec 15th at 9pm

Saturday, December 15

Cadillac Lounge

The days are getting shorter but there is still reason to stay motivated and get excited: The TBS Christmas Party! This year we team up with Cadillac Lounge where we’ll bring in the party with our local favourites, Bywater Blues on Saturday, December 15 at 9pm.

International Blues Challenge (IBC) | Toronto Contest

Join us on Tuesday, October 9 at the Dakota Tavern between 10pm-1am to experience the International Blues Challenge “Road to Memphis” contest blaze. Cheer for your favourite artist as they battle on stage to represent Toronto at the IBC. This year, musicians to compete are: Bywater Blues Band, Jack de Keyzer. Gavin McLeod will open the night with his acoustic solo performance.

Tickets: $7/TBS Members and $10/Non-Members. Admission at door. Cash Only.  Support the winning band by buying tickets!

Blues In the Garden with Gavin McLeod

Saturday, September 22

Toronto Blues Society HQ

Blues In the Garden | Sat, Sept 22 | 1-6pm | FREE

Blues on Roy Thomson Hall Patio

August 22 & 23, 2018

Roy Thomson Hall Patio

Blues Summit 9 Will Take Place at the Marriott Courtyard Toronto Downtown

Blues Summit 9 Will Take Place at the Marriott Courtyard Between February 1-4, 2019.

Exclusive Pre-Sale for 22nd Maple Blues Awards

Monday, February 4, 2019

Koerner Hall

TBS Charter Members and Equivalents are eligible to benefit from the exclusive pre-sale for the upcoming MBAs in 2019!

TBS Birthday Party

Friday, June 15, 2018

Island Cafe

Mark your calendar for TBS 33rd Birthday Party on Ward’s Island on Friday, June 15. Come celebrate with us!

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.

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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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