TBS Events


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.


UPCOMING EVENTS


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Hump Day Blues Series with Downchild’s Chuck Jackson and Tyler Yarema @ Jazz Bistro | Wednesday, April 27, 8pm

Downchild’s Chuck Jackson (pictured) and pianist Tyler Yarema present an intimate show at Toronto’s Jazz Bistro. Perfect for date night or drinks after work. more >>

 

 

TBS Hump Day Blues with Carlos del Junco Trio @ Jazz Bistro | Wednesday, May 25, 8pm

Carlos del Junco returns to Jazz Bistro for a great night of music. more >>

 

 

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LulaWorld 2016 Opening Night | Wednesday, June 1, 7pm

The Toronto Blues Society and Lula Lounge join together to present the opening night of LulaWorld 2016 with performances from Cecile Doo-Kingue, Laura Cole and Yoser Rodriguez! more >>

 

 

 

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TBS 31st Birthday Party with Harrison Kennedy | Saturday, June 25, 6-9pm

Juno award winning bluesman Harrison Kennedy helps TBS celebrate our 31st Birthday at the Ward’s Island Cafe on Saturday, June 25.

 

 

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TBS Talent Search Finals 2016 | Sunday, July 24, 2-5pm

Each year, the Toronto Blues Society searches for Canada’s undiscovered blues talent. Watch six of Southern Ontario’s hottest rising blues bands compete for a grand prize of $1000! more >>

 

 

 

 

TBS Hump Day Blues with Sue Foley @ Jazz Bistro | Wednesday, July 27, 8pm

Sue Foley is back and bluesier than ever! Don’t miss the amazing Sue Foley at Jazz Bistro on July 27. more >>

 

 

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Blues in the Garden | Sunday, Oct 2, 1-4pm

The Toronto Blues Society’s annual garden party returns! Join us for live music, cash bar, burgers and refreshments in the TBS Garden at 910 Queen St West.

Held in conjunction with the Queen West Art Crawl.

 

 

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30th Annual Women’s Blues Revue | Saturday, November 19, 8pm

The Toronto Blues Society’s Women’s Blues Revue returns to the historic site of Massey Hall for our 30th Anniversary edition! Tickets on sale soon. more>>

 

 

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Blues Summit returns for its 8th edition January 20-23, 2017! more >>

 

 

 

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Maple Blues Awards

The Maple Blues Awards is Canada’s national blues awards program. Its goal is to promote blues music across Canada, and to recognize outstanding achievement in the field. more >>

 

 


PAST EVENTS


2016


Hump Day Blues: The 24th Street Wailers @ Jazz Bistro – Jan 13
The 19th Annual Maple Blues Awards
– Jan 18
Hump Day Blues: Sugar Brown @ Jazz Bistro – Jan 20
Hump Day Blues: Paul Reddick @ Jazz Bistro – Jan 27
Hump Day Blues: Conor Gains @ Jazz Bistro – Feb 3
Hump Day Blues: Danny Marks @ Jazz Bistro – Feb 10
Hump Day Blues: Samantha Marin & Delta Sugar @ Jazz Bistro – Feb 17
Hump Day Blues: Andria Simone @ Jazz Bistro – Feb 24
Hump Day Blues: Al Lerman with special guest John Mays @ Jazz Bistro – Mar 2
Hump Day Blues: Kevin Breit @ Jazz Bistro – Mar 9
Hump Day Blues: TBS “Fresh Baked Blues” CD Release Party with Irene Torres & The Sugar Devils @ Jazz Bistro – Mar 16
Hump Day Blues: Jake Chisholm CD Release Party @ Jazz Bistro – Mar 23
Hump Day Blues: Michael Jerome Browne @ Jazz Bistro – Mar 30


2015 (30th Anniversary Year)


TBS Christmas Party, AGM and Volunteer Appreciation – Dec 5, 2015
Michael Schatte @ Jazz Bistro – Dec 2, 2015
The 29th Annual Women’s Blues Revue
– Nov 28, 2015
The 24th Street Wailers @ Jazz Bistro – Nov 25
Shakura S’Aida @ Jazz Bistro – Nov 18
Scott “Professor Piano” Cushnie @ Jazz Bistro – Nov 11, 2015
Michael Pickett @ Jazz Bistro – Nov 4, 2015
Andria Simone @ Jazz Bistro – Oct 28, 2015
Ken Whiteley @ Jazz Bistro – Oct 21, 2015
Folk Music Ontario TBS Blues Showcase – October 16, 2015
David Owen & Jenie Thai @ Jazz Bistro – Oct 14, 2015
Morgan Davis @ Jazz Bistro – Oct 7, 2015
Sugar Brown @ Jazz Bistro – Sept 30, 2015
Harrison Kennedy @ Jazz Bistro – Sept 23, 2015
Jack de Keyzer @ Jazz Bistro – Sept 16, 2015
Blues In The Garden
 – September 13, 2015
Hump Day Blues with Brooke & Duane Blackburn – September 9, 2015
Hump Day Blues with Diana Braithwaite & Chris Whiteley
 – September 2, 2015
Hump Day Blues with Carlos del Junco & Jimmy Bowskill – August 26, 2015
Hump Day Blues with Anderson / Sloski – August 19, 2015
Hump Day Blues with David Vest – August 12, 2015
Hump Day Blues with David Gogo – August 5, 2015
Hump Day Blues with Suzie Vinnick
– July 29, 2015
Hump Day Blues with Danny Marks – July 22, 2015
Toronto Blues Society 30th Anniversary Gala at The Palais Royale – July 16, 2015
Hump Day Blues with Paul James – July 15, 2015
Hump Day Blues with Tyler Yarema – July 8, 2015
TBS 2015 Talent Search – June 20, 2015
Special TBS 30th Anniversary Women’s Blues Revue in Ottawa
 – May 8, 2015
TBS Guitar Workshop
 – March 1, 2015
The 18th Annual Maple Blues Awards
 – January 19, 2015 (Performers)
Blues Summit 7 – Jan 16-19, 2015


2014


TBS Christmas Party, AGM & Volunteer Appreciation – Dec 13, 2014 – Paul James
28th Women’s Blues Revue
 – November 22, 2014
Blues Boot Camp
, September 27 – 2014
Dominion on Queen Blues Series
 – August 21, 2014 – Carlos del Junco & Jimmy Bowskill
Dominion on Queen Blues Series –  July 17, 2014 – The Sinners Choir
2014 TBS Talent Search – July 5, 2014
Dominion on Queen Blues Series, June 19, 2014 – Harrison Kennedy
Amy Louie Grossman’s Music Scholarship Fundraiser with Grossman’s Tavern (ALGMS) – June 10, 2014
Toronto Blues Society 29th Birthday Party
 – May 24, 2014
Dominion on Queen Blues Series, May 15, 2014 – Morgan Davis
DawgFM & TBS Showcase at Canadian Music Week – May 8, 2014
Dominion on Queen Blues Series, April 17, 2014 – Suzie Vinnick
Dominion on Queen Blues Series, March 20, 2014 – Curley Bridges
Dominion on Queen Blues Series, Feb 20, 2014 – Jack de Keyzer
Harmonica Workshop 2014 – February 15, 2014
17th Annual Maple Blues Awards – January 20, 2014
Dominion on Queen Blues Series – Jan 16, 2014 w/ Chris Antonik


2013


27th Women’s Blues Revue – November 30, 2013
Gladstone Hotel Melody Bar Blues Series – First Thursday of the Month, Spring through Fall 2014
Blues in the Garden featuring Sugar Brown – Sunday September 22, 2013
2013 Talent Search – Friday June 7 and Saturday June 8, 2013
Canadian Music Week Blues Showcase – Friday March 22, 2013
Maple Blues Awards – January 21st, 2013
Blues Summit 6 – January 18-21, 2013


2012


26th Women’s Blues Revue – November 22, 2012
Toronto Blues Now CD Release featuring Jack de Keyzer – October 25, 2012
Diana Braithwaite & Chris Whiteley’s Blues Suite at Glenn Gould Studio – October 9, 2012
Blues in the Garden featuring Al Lerman – September 16, 2012
Summer Blues Festivals 2012
Toronto Blues Society Talent Search – August 16, 2012
Digital Dollars – Let’s Get Music Fans – May 26, 2012
TBS 27th Birthday Party – Thursday, May 24, 2012
Digital Dollars – Let’s Get Video – April 21, 2012
Juno Blues – March 25, 2012 – March 26, 2012
Digital Dollars – Let’s Blog Music – March 10, 2012
Guitar Workshop 2012 – March 3, 2012
Digital Dollars – Let’s Get Social – February 11, 2012
Digital Dollars – Let’s Get Physical – January 14, 2012


2011


25th Women’s Blues Revue – November 26, 2011
Blues in the Garden – September 18, 2011
Christmas Party – December 10, 2011
TBS 26th Anniversary – May 19th, 2011
Harmonica Workshop – April 9, 2011
Canadian Music Festival Blues Showcase – March 12, 2011


2010 (25th Anniversary Year)


24th Women’s Blues Revue – November 27, 2010
TBS Talent Search – August 12, 2010
TBS 25th Anniversary – May 28, 2010