Where It’s At! – January 2, 2014

Published January 2, 2014 in Where It's At

In this issue…
• TBS Harmonica Workshop with Carlos del Junco
• TBS Launches Thursday Night Series at Dominion On Queen
• Maple Blues Awards Charter Member Discount
• TBS Mississippi Trip April 6-13, 2014!
• New Blues Festival for Durham Region Launches June 2014
• Donate to TBS
• Concert Notes
• Join the TBS

TBS Harmonica Workshop with Carlos del Junco

Carlos del Junco will host the TBS Harmonica Workshop atDominion On Queen1-5pm on Saturday, February 15th.Featuring Jerome GodbooRoly Platt and Mike Stevens, this event is a great opportunity to ask some of Toronto’s greatest harmonica players about their craft. Come with a harp or just to enjoy the music! $10 TBS Charter Members / $12 Public.

TBS Launches Thursday Night Series at Dominion On Queen

The Toronto Blues Society presents its new monthly blues series showcasing the best in blues talent. Hosted by Dominion On Queen, performances will be free to the public and feature a wide spectrum of talented blues artists. Don’t miss the fantastic Chris Antonik (pictured) who launches the series Thursday, January 162014!

Maple Blues Awards Charter Member Discount

Tickets are selling fast for the 17th Annual Maple Blues Awards which will be held at Koerner Hall on Monday January 20. A limited number of Member Discount tickets are still available. If you are a Charter Member and would like to purchase the best available tickets at the lowest discount ($28), email info@torontobluessociety.com to retrieve the password to give to the RCM box office.  performance.rcmusic.ca/royal-conservatory-ticket-packages / 416-408-0208

TBS Mississippi Trip April 6-13, 2014!

After months of careful planning, the Mississippi Blues Trail itinerary has been finalized! Participants will spend 8 days (April 6-13, 2014) in the heart of the deep south with special guest host Mark “Bird” Stafford (pictured). Highlights of the trip will include Juke Joint Festival, the Civil Rights Museum, theDelta Museum, an hour and a half river trip on the Tunica Queen, and a visit to the Blues Foundation headquarters in Memphis, TN!

To process your deposit of $200 and guarantee your seat, please contact Insight Vacations at 416-849-7159 or contact TBS headquarters for more information including the complete itinerary.

Don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime experience!

Departs: April 6-13, 2014

Price: $1895 per person (Air travel not included)

New Blues Festival for Durham Region Launches June 2014

Durham West Blues Fest is making its debut this coming June. The festival is going to be a family event over 3 days with the amalgamation of music inspired art and live blues. The festivities start off with a double bill show on Friday, June 13, workshops for guitar and harmonica on Saturday, June 14, as well as a quadruple bill show in the arena and on Sunday, June 15 and a wrap up blues jam. The whole event is under one roof at the Annandale Country Club. Check out their Facebook  for upcoming details. The event is co-produced by the good folks at Music By the Bay Live.

Donate to TBS

Make a donation to the Toronto Blues Society! The TBS is now a registered charitable organization and is able to issue tax receipts to donations made beyond membership and merchandise. Your generousity will assist the ongoing operations of the Toronto Blues Society such as the Blues in the Schools program, workshops, the Women’s Blues Revue, the Maple Blues Awards, the Maple Blues Newsletter and more. Donate here: http://torontobluessociety.com/store/#donate

Charitable #: 87487 7509 RR0001

Concert Notes

Ana Popovic – Peter’s Players – Jan 4 |  Hamilton Blues Society Jam – Knights of Columbus Hall – Jan 5  |  Chris Antonik Dominion On Queen  Jan 16  |  Suzie Vinnick and more – Hugh’s Room – Jan 17  |  Treasa Levasseur (pictured) – Bryan Jones Theatre – Jan 19  |  TBS Maple Blues Awards – Koerner Hall – Jan 20  |  Blackie & the Rodeo Kings – Annandale Golf & Curling Club – Jan 22  |   Ken Whiteley – Hugh’s Room – Jan 26   |  Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt – Centre in the Square – Jan 31|  Roger Dorey  Engineers Hall – Jan 31  |  Fathead – Hugh’s Room – Feb 1  |  Mavis Staples – Koerner Hall – Feb 7  |  Jack de Keyzer – Lebovic Centre – Feb 8  |  Fathead – Marsh Street Centre – Feb 8  |  Jackie Richardson & Micah Barnes – Hugh’s Room – Feb 8  |  Elliott Brood – Peter’s Players – Feb 8  |  Jack de Keyzer – Annandale Country Club – Feb 14  |  Treasa Levasseur & Ken Whiteley – River Run Centre – Feb 15  |  Jully Black – Peter’s Players – Feb 15  |  Jack de Keyzer Dominion On Queen  Feb 20  |  Mattt Andersen  Rose Theatre – Feb 26  |  John Hammond – Hugh’s Room – Feb 27 & 28  |  Matt Andersen – Massey Hall – Mar 1  |  The Blues Bros  Aurora Cultural Centre – Mar 6  |  The Chuck Jackson Band – Wilson Hall – Mar 8  |  Keb’ Mo’ – Massey Hall – Mar 14  |  Lance Anderson – Peter’s Players – Mar 15  | Johnny Winter & Jimmy Bowskill – Uxbridge Music Hall – Mar 21  |  David Wilcox – Hugh’s Room – Mar 22  |  Johnny Winter & Jimmy Bowskill   Lindsay Academy Theatre – Mar 22  |  Juno Awards  Winnipeg – March 24th-30th  |  Rik Emmett – Annandale Golf & Curling Club – Mar 28  |  Buddy Guy – Massey Hall – Apr 4  |  Amy Helm – Rose Theatre – Apr 4  |  Suzie Vinnick  Dominion On Queen  April 17  |  David Gogo – Annandale Golf & Curling Club – Apr 25  |  Blues Music Awards  Cook Convention Center in Memphis  May 8  |  George Thorogood & The Destroyers – Massey Hall – May 15  |  Cindy Cashdollar – Peter’s Players – May 17  |  Tim Hortons Southside Shuffle – Memorial Park Port Credit  Sept 5-7  |  Women’s Blues Revue  Massey Hall  November 22  |

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