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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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Sugar Brown in Conversation with Adam Gussow on “Whose Blues?”

Saturday, November 14

Online (TBS Facebook Page)

Gussow and Kawashima will virtually get together on Saturday, November 14th at 5pm EST to discuss the blues for the new millennium around the newly published book.

TBS Pioneer Profile Series: Elaine Bomberry

Friday, October 23

Online (TBS Facebook Page)

Toronto Blues Society continues to celebrate 25 years of Rez Blues, highlighting the best Indigenous Blues talent Canada has to offer. The Pioneer Profile Series returns with longtime Rez Blues producer Elaine Bomberry, in conversation with TBS co-founder Derek Andrews.

Corona Blues: A Mental Health and Wellness Workshop

Monday, October 19

Online (TBS Facebook Page)

Toronto Blues Society presents Corona Blues: A Mental Health and Wellness Workshop on Monday, October 19 between 7pm-8:30pm! The free online event will cover a variety of strategies to help musicians, industry professionals, and music supporters to help manage their mental health during the time of COVID-19.

Toronto Blues Society Celebrates 25 Years of Rez Bluez

September 25 - November 20

Online (TBS Facebook Page)

Toronto Blues Society is celebrating 25 years of Rez Bluez with a new pre-recorded live stream series taking place Friday nights at 8pm ET from September 25th throughout the fall. The events will air for free from Vancouver, Saskatchewan, Six Nations and Toronto on the TBS Facebook page.

TBS Harmonica Workshop with Sugar Brown

Saturday, August 29, 2020


The Toronto Blues Society’s virtual workshop series is back with a Harmonica Workshop this month! The workshop is hosted by guitarist & harmonica player Sugar Brown aka Ken Kawashima. Harmonica masters joining Sugar Brown at the workshop are Bharath Rajakumar, Dave Mowat, and Ken Yoshioka!

TBS Pioneer Profile Series: Bobby Dean Blackburn

Thursday, August 27, 2020


The Toronto Blues Society is proud to launch a new series which will include special live interviews with some Blues pioneers. The Blackburn father & son is interviewed by music journalist Nicholas (Nick) Jennings on August 27th.

TBS Guitar Workshop with Jack de Keyzer

Saturday, June 27, 2020


The Toronto Blues Society’s popular Guitar Workshop is back…virtually! The workshop is hosted by guitarist Jack de Keyzer.
This year’s guitar masters are: Suzie Vinnick Music, Madagascar Slim, and Fraser Melvin.

TBS Presents: Cootes Paradise Video Premier

Thursday, June 18, 2020


TBS Presents Cootes Paradise Video Premier streamed on June 18th at 5pm on The Toronto Blues Society Facebook Page. Shot at Hugh’s Room Live and drawn from their soon to be released album “Downstream”, the live version of “The First Time”, the video premier was followed by a virtual interview of the band by DJ Ken Wallis.

Toronto Blues Society Celebrates 35 with National Arts Centre!

Monday, June 15, 2020


TBS celebrates its 35th Anniversary as part of the National Arts Centre / Centre national des Arts #CanadaPerforms, Road to Canada Day on Monday, June 15, 7pm. Concert presented in association with Music by the Bay Live.

Toronto Blues Society presents: Bywater Call

Monday, June 15, 2020


TBS continues its partnership with the City with a second show for their “City Hall Live” live stream series on Facebook. This time, we are welcoming our 2018 Talent Search winners Meghan Parnell & Dave Barnes (of Bywater Call) on a virtual stage!
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