Where It’s At! – October 24, 2013

Published October 24, 2013 in Where It's At

In this issue…
• 27th Annual Women’s Blues Revue
• Maple Blues Awards Charter Member Discount
• World Blues at Koerner Hall
• TBS Mississippi Trip in April!
• TBS AGM & XMAS Party
• Donate to TBS
• Concert Notes
• Dan Aykroyd Wines
• Join the TBS

27th Annual Women’s Blues Revue

The featured vocalists for the 27th annual Toronto Blues Society Women’s Blues Revue at Massey Hall on Saturday November 30 are Rachelle Van Zanten, Layla Zoe, Kim Richardson, Betty RichardsonRoxanne PotvinSelena Evangeline and Dawn Tyler Watson.

These featured vocalists will be backed by Morgan Doctor (drums) and Christine Bougie (guitar) who join new bandleader Rebecca Hennessy (trumpet), Brandi Disterheft (bass), Suzie Vinnick (guitar), Lily Sazz (keys), Colleen Allen (sax), and Carrie Chesnutt (sax).

To get the Charter Member 20% discount code, send an email to info@torontobluessociety.com. Purchase your tickets ASAP to get the best available seats! It pays to be a member!

Tickets are on sale now! Get your tickets through the Massey Hall box office: masseyhall.com / 416-872-4255

Maple Blues Awards Charter Member Discount

A limited number of discount tickets for the annual Maple Blues Awards at Koerner Hall on Monday January 20 are on sale now. 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

World BluesWorld Blues at Koerner Hall

Check out Koerner Hall’s World Blues, a celebration of American blues music’s global influence. The show features performances by the Taj Mahal TrioVisu Mahlasela, and Fredericks Brown with Deva MahalWednesday October 30 at Koerner Hall.Tickets from $45.

TBS Mississippi Trip in April!

The Toronto Blues Society is planning a blues trip to Mississippi in April 2014! Do you want to go? Insight Travel (TICO insured!) is helping produce an irresistible package for those who always wanted to get to the Deep South. The trip will be hosted by Mark “Bird” Stafford and will feature total immersion in Mississippi culture. The more we hear from you now, the better the price. Please get in touch with the office if this is of interest. Thank you to everyone who’s expressed interest! More details to follow soon!

 

TBS AGM & XMAS Party

Mark your calendar! The FREE TBS Christmas Party will take place at the Eaton Chelsea Monarchs Pub on Saturday December 7 starting at 9pm. Cake will be served! Check back here to find out who will be performing.

The Annual General Meeting is open to current Charter Members and will take place at 7pmin the Gerrard Room next to Monarchs Pub.

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

Harry Manx – Peter’s Players – Oct 24  |  Carlos del Junco – Hugh’s Room – Oct 25  |  Stevie T and Kingtone – The Church Restaurant – Oct 25  |  David Broza & Yemen Blues – Koerner Hall – Oct 26  |  Ken Whiteley (pictured) Gospel Matinee – Hugh’s Room – Oct 27  |  Taj Mahal – Koerner Hall – Oct 30  |  Anthony Gomes – Hugh’s Room – Nov 8  | Big Silver Blues Band – The Silver Dollar – Nov 9  |  Steve Strongman – Milton Center for the Arts – Nov 9  |  Peter Karp and Sue Foley – Annandale Country Club – Nov 15  |  Gary Clark Jr. – Danforth Music Hall – Nov 18  |  Little Miss Higgins CD Release – Hugh’s Room – Nov 21  |  Ken Whiteley Gospel Matinee – Hugh’s Room – Nov 24  |  TBS Women’s Blues Revue – Massey Hall – Nov 30  |  Jack de Keyzer – Hugh’s Room – Nov 30  |  Leon Redbone – Hugh’s Room – Dec 6/7  |  TBS Christmas Party – Eaton Chelsea Monarchs Pub – Dec 7  |  Charles Bradley – Kool Haus – Dec 12  |  Have a Bluesy XMas w/Etta James featuring Shakura S’Aida, Jesse Whiteley, Danny Marks, Sabrina Weeks, Carolyn Fe, Cheryl Lescom – Hugh’s Room – Dec 16/17  |  Suzie Vinnick – Hugh’s Room – Dec 28  |  TBS Maple Blues Awards – Koerner Hall – Jan 20  |  Blackie & The Rodeo Kings– Annandale Country Club – Jan 22  |  Mavis Staples – Koerner Hall – Feb 7  |  Matt Andersen – Massey Hall – March 1  |  David Wilcox – Hugh’s Room – March 22  |  Buddy Guy – Massey Hall – April 4  |  George Thorogood & The Destroyers – Massey Hall – May 15

Dan Aykroyd Wines

The TBS would like to welcome Dan Aykroyd Wines as the newest year round sponsor. You may be seeing their logo more often and there may even be some wine tastings at TBS events like the one that occurred at the Maple Blues Awards. http://www.diamondestates.ca/canadian-wines/alphabetical-listing/dan-aykroyd

Join the TBS

TBS Members save money to TBS events and have access to discounts and giveaways! Give the gift of membership to the Toronto Blues Society and you will be giving all year long!

Become a TBS Member Today! 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 – $50/year – Monthly Maple Blues Newsletter, membership card, DISCOUNTS to TBS Events, exclusive access to special TBS events, other discounts, and voting rights.

FAMILY MEMBERSHIP – $70/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 – $35/year – Monthly Maple Blues Newsletter sent in fourth class mail

STUDENT MEMBERSHIP – $20/year – Same benefits as CHARTER membership (please include student card number)

 

Contact the TBS office today!

Are you already a TBS charter member? Interested in brainstorming on ideas to help the community come together? Send an email to info@torontobluessociety.com to let us know you are interested in joining the membership committee. You must be available to attend monthly meetings.

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