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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 #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!


TBS Birthday Party 2019

Friday, June 7, 2019

Island Cafe

Mark your calendar for TBS 34th Birthday Party on Ward’s Island on Friday, June 7. Come celebrate with us!

Digital Bootcamp

Monday, April 8

Small World Music Centre

Presented by Toronto Blues Society, Digital Bootcamp will take place on Monday, April 8th. Bootcamp will include 4 free panels on digital and social media topics specifically chosen for musicians. Small World Music Centre from 5pm to 9pm. Sandwiches and light refreshments will be available.

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

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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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