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2022 Talent Search

Published October 5, 2021 in News

TBS Talent Search:       Submit Now



Every year, The Toronto Blues Society searches for Canada’s undiscovered blues talent. Six finalists are selected to perform for a professional development package including festival gigs, mentorship meetings, studio time, graphic design and much more!

After delays caused by COVID-19, we are once again collecting submissions for the Search through May 15, 2022. The performance part of the Search will be held in front a live audience and the Talent Search judging panel as part of the TD Toronto Downtown Jazz Festival, taking place on July 2, 2022




1. Feature in Maple Blues Newsletter

2. Showcase at Blues Summit 11 in 2023

3. Photo Shoot with Bill King

4. Performance at several Ontario regional Blues Festivals, including the Kingston Limestone City Blues Festival 2022 *

*NOTE: festivals are reorganizing for 2022 and will be confirming MORE festival Performance participation for the Grand Prize winner in in early 2022

5. Mentorship meetings with Derek Andrews, Sarah French and Richard Flohil

6. Allegra Toronto North Flyer Package (1000 Full Colour, Double-Sided, 4X6 Flyers)

7. 1 Year Standard Bandzoogle Website

8. Consideration to showcase at TBS’s Blues Showcase at Folk Music Ontario 2022

9. Consideration to represent TBS at the International Blues Challenge (IBC) 2022


Deadline: Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 11:59 pm

Each artist/band may only submit ONE application.


To submit your application to the 2022 Toronto Blues Society Talent Search, complete the form below and click “Submit.” Each artist/band is may only submit ONE application.

If you submitted an application to the Talent Search in fall 2021, we will contact you directly to see if you want us to consider that application for our new Search dates

Submitting to the TBS Talent Search is FREE for current TBS Charter/Student/Family/Benefactor Members. A $10 submission fee is required for all Non-Member applications. Payment can be processed by cheque (payable to “Toronto Blues Society”), over the phone via credit card (please call the TBS Office at 416-538-3885 to pay via phone) or online via PayPal (no account required).

To pay the $10 submission fee for Non-Members online, click “Buy Now” to pay via PayPal:




PLEASE NOTE: Your application will not be considered if you have not paid the $10 submission fee OR you are not a valid TBS Charter/Student/Family/Benefactor Member. To become a member now please click here.

If you have any questions or require assistance, please contact TBS Office Manager Glenn Smith at

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The Toronto Blues Society acknowledges the annual support of the Ontario Arts Council, the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council and the Department of Canadian Heritage, and project support from FACTOR< and the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and of Canada’s Private Broadcasters, The Canada Council for the Arts, the SOCAN Foundation, SOCAN, the Ontario Media Development Corporation, and the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.