Where It’s At! – May 12, 2011

Published May 12, 2011 in Where It's At

In this issue…
TBS 26th Anniversary
Gladstone Hotel First Thursday: Morgan Davis CD Release – Free Admission
TBS Talent Search Submissions
25th Women’s Blues Revue
Summer Blues Festivals
Call for Volunteers
Become a TBS Member Today!
Concert Notes

TBS 26th Anniversary

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 including CD packs from Electro-Fi Records and Borealis Records, tickets to see Maria Muldaur, and more exciting member benefits! Johnny Max will Emcee, show at 9pm.

Gladstone Hotel First Thursday: Morgan Davis CD Release – Free Admission

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 features a solo performance by blues veteran Morgan Davis (pictured)! This will be the CD release for his first blues album in seven years titled “Drive My Blues Away”. http://www.gladstonehotel.com/food

TBS Talent Search Submissions

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 (www.sonicbids.com/tbstalentsearch) OR by mailing a one sheet bio, photo, CD and cheque for $15 to the TBS office. Submissions will be accepted now until June 17. Prizes include showcase opportunities, industry consultation and more!

25th Women’s Blues Revue

The 25th Women’s Blues Revue will take place at the historic Massey Hall on Saturday November 26. Watch this space each week for exciting announcements! http://torontobluessociety.com/2011/05/25th-womens-blues-revue/

Summer Blues Festivals

Orangeville Blues & Jazz Festival – June 2-5 http://objf.org/  
Waterfront Blues Festival featuring Scott McCord & The Bonafide Truth (pictured) – June 3-5 http://www.waterfrontblues.ca/  
Barrie Jazz & Blues Festival – June 9-20 http://www.barriejazzbluesfest.com/  
Orillia Spring Blues Festival – June 10-12 http://www.orilliaspringblues.com/  
TD Toronto Jazz Festival – 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/  
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, 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/  

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

Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings w/Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears – Sound Academy – May 12  |  Blue Midnight III: Tribute to Little Walter – Hugh’s Room – May 15  |  Tracy K (pictured) – Hugh’s Room – May 16  |  Maria Muldaur – Hugh’s Room – May 25  |  Douglas Watson – Hugh’s Room – June 2  |  Sisters Euclid CD Release – Hugh’s Room – June 10  |  Carlos Del Junco CD Release – Hugh’s Room – June 11  |  The Black Keys – Molson Amphitheatre – July 7  |  McKenna Gibson Band – Hugh’s Room – July 15  |  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  |  FATHEAD – Hugh’s Room – Aug 12

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