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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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TBS Talent Search 2018

Sunday, July 1

OLG Stage on Cumberland 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! 2018 Talent Search winner is the Bywater Blues Band!

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.

31st Women’s Blues Revue

The 31st Women’s Blues Revue took place on November 18, 2017 at Massey Hall in Toronto.

33rd Women’s Blues Revue

November 16, 2018, 8:00pm

Roy Thomson Hall

Celebrating thirty three years, the Women’s Blues Revue once again featured the finest musicians in the business. Roy Thomson Hall and the Toronto Blues Society joined forces to showcase a star-studded cast.

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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