Where It’s At! – April 14, 2011

Published April 27, 2011 in Where It's At

In this issue…
Sharon Jones Ticket Giveaway for Members
Gladstone Hotel First Thursday: Rick Fines – Free Admission
Congrats to Saturday Night Blues!
TBS 26th Anniversary
Blues Talent Search Announcement
Orangeville Blues & Jazz Festival
ArtsCan Circle Aeroplan Campaign
Become a TBS Member Today!
Call for Volunteer Drivers
Concert Notes
Live Blues Listings
 

Sharon Jones Ticket Giveaway for Members

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings (pictured) along with Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears will be performing at Sound Academy on Thurs May 12 and TBS in association with Collective Concerts wants you to be there! Simply be the first Charter Member to send an email to info@torontobluessociety.com before Friday at 5pm with the subject “Sharon Jones Learned the Hard Way/TBS membership ID #”!

Gladstone Hotel First Thursday: Rick Fines – Free Admission

The Toronto Blues Society presents the best in local blues talent the first Thursday of each month at The Melody Bar in The Gladstone Hotel. There is no cover charge and each performance begins at 8:30pm. The next performance is on Thurs May 5 and features Rick Fines (pictured). Upcoming performances by Jimmy Bowskill (June 2) and more! http://www.gladstonehotel.com/

Congrats to Saturday Night Blues!

Congratulations to CBC Saturday Night Blues on their 25th Anniversary! Keep up the great work!

TBS 26th Anniversary

Mark your calendars! Monarchs Pub (Delta Chelsea Hotel – 33 Gerrard St W) will host the TBS 26th Anniversary celebration on Thursday May 19. There will be no cover charge, and the featured performers will be Shrimp Daddy and Jerome Godboo (pictured)! Join us for cake, door prizes and more exciting member benefits! Show at 9pm.

Blues Talent Search Announcement

The date for the Toronto Blues Society Talent Search is set for August 18 at Nathan Phillips Square! If you are a local blues musician/band submit to become one of six performing finalists through either Sonicbids or by mailing a bio, photo, CD and cheque for $10 to the TBS office. Submissions will be accepted beginning on April 26 and run until June 17.

Orangeville Blues & Jazz Festival

On June 2-5, the Orangeville Blues & Jazz Festival is back with a fantastic line-up including: Downchild (pictured), JW Jones, Alfie Smith, Paul James, The Kat Kings, Chris Antonik, catl, David Gogo and Trouble & Strife, Johnny Max, Lily Frost, Shakura S’Aida, Swamp Cabbage, Al Lerman, Anthony Gomes, Kollage, Rick Taylor, Jerome Godboo, Michael Pickett, Danny Marks, SAB & The Family Band, Fraser/Daley, Julian Taylor, James Anthony and more! www.objf.org

ArtsCan Circle Aeroplan Campaign

For the month of May, you can donate your Aeroplan Miles points to help ArtsCan Circle send instruments and artists to northern indigenous communities! Past participants have included blues artists such as Suzie Vinnick (pictured) and ArtsCan Circle founder Mike Stevens. Please consider visiting www.artscancircle.ca to find out more information.

Become a TBS Member Today!

Enjoy the benefits of discounted tickets to TBS events. Have the Maple Blues Magazine delivered right to your door each month. Meet like-minded blues lovers and help keep the blues alive in Toronto. The Toronto Blues Society offers several different membership options: 

CHARTER MEMBERSHIP – $45/year – Monthly Maple Blues Newsletter, membership card, discounts to TBS Events, exclusive access to special TBS events, other discounts, and voting rights./ FAMILY MEMBERSHIP – $65/year – Same privileges as Charter membership for a maximum of two adults and two children under 19./INSTITUTIONAL or BENEFACTOR MEMBERSHIP – $125/year – Same privileges as Charter membership, plus more – Please inquire./GENERAL MEMBERSHIP – $30/year – Monthly Maple Blues Newsletter/STUDENT MEMBERSHIP – $20/year – Same benefits as CHARTER membership (please include student card number)

 

Contact the TBS office today!

Call for Volunteer Drivers

Do you have a vehicle? Do you want to volunteer with the Toronto Blues Society? The TBS is currently looking for a driver to distribute newsletters to clubs once per month. Please contact info@torontobluessociety.com if you are interested in this opportunity.

Concert Notes

Jackie Richardson – Trinity St. Paul – April 14  |  Suzie Vinnick CD Release – April 23 – Hugh’s Room  |  John Mays 70th Birthday Bash & CD Release – April 23 – The Silver Dollar Room  |  Benefit for Tina & Mose Scarlett – Hugh’s Room – April 28  |  Smokin’ Joe Kubek & B’nois King – Regent Theatre Picton – May 7  |  Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings w/Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears – Sound Academy – May 12  |  Little Walter Tribute – Hugh’s Room – May 15  |  Tracy K (pictured) – Hugh’s Room – May 16  |  Maria Muldaur – Hugh’s Room – May 25  |  Waterfront Blues Festival – June 3-5  |  Carlos Del Junco CD Release – Hugh’s Room – June 11  |  TD Toronto Jazz Festival – Robert Cray and more  |  The Black Keys – Molson Amphitheatre – July 7  |  McKenna Gibson Band – Hugh’s Room – July 15  |  Chris Smither – Hugh’s Room – July 31  |  Kitchener Blues Festival – August 4-7  |  CNE Blues Festival – August 28

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