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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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POSTPONED: Blues Revival #10 Featuring Raha Javanfar & Fraser Melvin

Wednesday, March 25

Antikka Cafe & Records

We are sad to postpone our March events due to recent developments about #COVID19. We are monitoring the news & hoping to reschedule once further info is available. Follow TBS social media for future announcements. Stay safe & healthy! #SocialDistancing #StayHomeCanada

TBS Talent Search 2020

Saturday, June 27

TD Mainstage in Village of Yorkville Park

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! 2020 Talent Search will take place on Sat, June 27th on TD Mainstage in Village of Yorkville Park as part of the TD Toronto Jazz Festival!

Postponed: TBS Guitar Workshop With Fraser Melvin

Sunday, March 29

The Dakota Tavern

We are sad to postpone our March events due to recent developments about #COVID19. We are monitoring the news & hoping to reschedule once further info is available. Follow TBS social media for future announcements. Stay safe & healthy! #SocialDistancing #StayHomeCanada

Blues Revival #9 Featuring Jesse Whiteley

Sunday, March 1

Antikka Cafe & Records

Jesse Whiteley is coming to heat up the night of “Blues Revival” on March 1st!

Blues Revival #8 Featuring Emily Burgess

Friday, January 24

Antikka Cafe & Records

For the first month of 2020, Emily Burgess is taking over the “Blues Revival” series on January 24th!

Blues Revival #7 Featuring Sugar Brown

Wednesday, December 18

Antikka Cafe & Records

For the last month of 2019, Sugar Brown aka Ken Kawashima is taking over the “Blues Revival” series on December 18th! 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!

TBS Xmas Party!

Sunday, December 8

Alleycatz | 2409 Yonge St

This year we team up with Alleycatz for the TBS Christmas Party, featuring local heavy-weights, Gary Kendall & Michael Fitzpatrick (aka The Big Groove) at their weekly residency with special guests Rhaoul Bhaneja & Darren Gallen! A night full of classic blues awaits the guests, including raffle tickets and so much more!

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!

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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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