Where It’s At! – June 16, 2011

Published June 24, 2011 in Where It's At

In this issue…
Gladstone Hotel First Thursday
Talent Search Deadline June 17, 5pm!
Toronto Blues Society Women’s Blues Revue
Summer Blues Festivals
Calling for Emerging Artist CD Tracks!
Call For OCFF Artist Showcase Submissions
Call For International Blues Challenge Artist Submissions
Call for Volunteers
Become a TBS Member Today
Concert Notes

Gladstone Hotel First Thursday

 

The Toronto Blues Society presents the best in 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. Arrive early to get a good table, and don’t forget to try the hotel’s tasty local food menu. The next performance is July 7, check in next week to hear the exciting announcement of who will be performing! http://www.gladstonehotel.com/food

Talent Search Deadline June 17, 5pm!

If you are a local blues musician/band submit to become one of six performing finalists for the Toronto Blues Society Talent Search through either Sonicbids (www.sonicbids.com/tbstalentsearch) OR by mailing a one sheet bio, photo, CD and cheque for $15 to the TBS office. Submissions close tomorrow, so submit today! Prizes include showcase opportunities, industry consultation and more! The date for the finals is set for noon on August 18 at Nathan Phillips Square!

“Winning the TBS talent search gave us the ability to get our music recorded and heard by a warm and welcoming musical community,  it was a fantastic first step in our career.” Lindsay Beaver, drummer for 2010 Talent Search Winner The 24th Street Wailers (pictured)

Toronto Blues Society Women’s Blues Revue

The 25th annual Toronto Blues Society Women’s Blues Revue will take place at the historic Massey Hall on Saturday November 26. Watch this space each week for exciting announcements!

Summer Blues Festivals

TD Toronto Jazz Festival featuring Robert Cray (pictured) – June 24-July 3 http://torontojazz.com/  
Ottawa Bluesfest – July 5-17 http://www.ottawabluesfest.ca/  
Porquis Blues Festival – July 8-10 http://www.porquis.ca/  
Thunder Bay Blues Festival – July 8-10 http://www.tbayblues.ca  
Blues Mountain Ribfest – July 8-10 http://www.bluemountainschiliribfest.ca/  
London International Bluesfest – July 15-17 http://www.thebluesfest.com/  
Windsor International Bluesfest – July 15-17 http://www.thebluesfest.com/  
Frankford Island Blues Festival – July 15-17 http://www.loyalblues.ca  
Beaches International Jazz Festival – July 15-24 – http://www.beachesjazz.com/  
Burlington Jazz & Blues Festival – July 22-24 http://www.burlingtonjazzbluesfestival.ca/  
Kitchener Blues Festival – August 4-7 http://www.kitchenerbluesfestival.com  
CNE Blues Festival – August 28 http://www.theex.com/  
Southside Shuffle – September 9-11 http://www.southsideshuffle.com/  

Blues Festival Season has arrived! For more information on blues, roots, and jazz festivals, check out http://torontobluessociety.com/2011/05/summer-blues-festivals/, as well as http://bluesfestivalguide.com/, http://www.ocff.ca/, and http://www.jazzfestivalscanada.ca/  

Calling for Emerging Artist CD Tracks!

The Toronto Blues Society is putting together an emerging Toronto artist compilation recording. If you consider yourself an emerging blues artist, please send a link to info@torontobluessociety.com. Please note that you must have original material already recorded.

Call For OCFF Artist Showcase Submissions

The Toronto Blues Society will once again put on a showcase at the Ontario Council of Folk Festivals Conference taking place in Niagara Falls, Oct 13-16. This annual conference provides an opportunity for artists to network with festivals, publications, promoters, publicists, agents and other artists. For more information on the conference, go to http://www.ocff.ca

Call For International Blues Challenge Artist Submissions

The International Blues Challenge takes place in Memphis Jan 31-Feb 4. If you are a tour-ready artist interested in representing the TBS, please contact the office to learn more. There are three categories that can be represented: youth (under 21), solo/duo, or band (3 or more members). To find out more about IBC, go to http://www.blues.org/ibc/#ref=ibc_index

Call for Volunteers

Do you have a vehicle? Do you want to volunteer with the Toronto Blues Society? The TBS is currently looking for a volunteer to distribute newsletters to clubs once per month.

The TBS is always looking for volunteers to help with data entry, events, and much more. If you are interested in volunteering with the Toronto Blues Society, please contact Jordan at the office: 416-538-3885/info@torontobluessociety.com  

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!

Concert Notes

 

NXNE Blues Showcase – The Silver Dollar Room – June 18  |  Fete De La Musique w/Madagascar Slim – Revival – June 21  |  Madeleine Peyroux (pictured) – Queen Elizabeth Theatre – June 22  |  Robert Cray w/Digging Roots – Metro Square – June 28  |  Julian Fauth Benefit – Hugh’s Room – June 28  |  The Black Keys – Molson Amphitheatre – July 7  |  Eric Bibb – Peter’s Players – July 8  |  Oli Brown – Lee’s Palace – July 12  |  McKenna Gibson Band – Hugh’s Room – July 15 |  John Primer – Wilno Tavern – July 15  |  Matt Schofield Trio – Peter’s Players – July 15  |  Kal David – Peter’s Players – July 16  |  Urban Preacher CD Release – The Mod Club Theatre – July 16  |  The Distillery CD Release – Gladstone Hotel – July 28  |  Chris Smither – Hugh’s Room – July 31 | Jimmie Vaughan – Peter’s Players – Aug 4 & 5  |  Johnny Winter w/David Gogo – Picton Regent Theatre – Aug 5  |  Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne – Monarchs Pub – Aug 6  |  John Mayall – Peter’s Players – Aug 8 | Willie “Big Eyes” Smith – Peter’s Players – Aug 11 | FATHEAD – Hugh’s Room – Aug 12  |  John Finley & The Checkmates – Peter’s Players – Aug 17  |  Rita Chiarelli – Hugh’s Room – Sept 17  |  Boubacar Traore – Hugh’s Room – Oct 3

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