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Where It’s At – August 12, 2010

Published August 12, 2010 in Where It's At

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24th Street Wailers

24th Street Wailers

The 24th Street Wailers Win the TBS Talent Search!

The winner of this year’s talent search is: The 24th Street Wailers

First Runner-up: Jordan John & The Blues Angels

Second Runner-up: Shrimp Daddy

Thank you to the other finalists who put on killer shows: The Dozens, The Unknown Bluesmen, and BF Soul.

The 2010 edition of the Toronto Blues Society Talent Search took place during the “Tasty Thursdays” series, hosted by the City of Toronto at Nathan Phillips Square earlier this afternoon. The six finalists competed for an industry development package that includes showcase opportunities at the Blues Summit in January and the Southside Shuffle Festival as well as recording time at Phase One Studios, a photo shoot with Bill King, a mentoring session with industry professionals including Richard Flohil, Sarah French, Derek Andrews and more career development opportunities.

Danny Brooks

Danny Brooks

Benefit for Danny Brooks

A second benefit for Danny Brooks will take place at The Silver Dollar Room on Tuesday August 24 at 8pm to help support him during the time he needs to take off for surgery. The night will feature performances by Jack de Keyzer, Danny Marks, Steve Strongman, and The Rockin’ Revelators featuring John Mays, Amoy Levy, Ciceal Levy, Steve Ambrose, Ken Whiteley, and Hiram Joseph and more. Minimum $20 donation.

John Mays

John Mays

CNE Bandshell Blues Festival

The CNE Bandshell Blues Festival will take place on Sat Aug 21 and will run from 11am-5:30pm. The performance running order is The Johnny Max Big Band, The Rick Fines & Suzie Vinnick Big Band, Paul Reddick, Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne, and wraps up with The Maple Blues Revue with guests Chuck Jackson, John Mays (pictured), Chris Whiteley & Diana Braithwaite, and Duke Robillard.

Prakash John

Prakash John

Summer Blues Festivals

Limestone City Blues Festival featuring Prakash John & The Lincolns (pictured) Aug 26-29
West Coast Bluesfest Sept 3-4
Southside Shuffle Festival Sept 10-12

Madagascar Slim

Madagascar Slim

Concert Notes

Madagascar Slim (pictured) – August 14 – Harbourfront Centre | Jack de Keyzer Blues Revue w/Robin Banks and Steve Strongman – August 15 – Harbourfront Centre | Buckwheat Zydeco – August 18 – Horseshoe Tavern | The Funk Brothers – August 22 – CNE Bandshell | Sojourners – September 1 – Hugh’s Room | Concert for Peace – September 5 – Crystal Beach | Johnny Winter w/Jimmy Bowskill – September 11 – Brockville Arts Centre | Treasa Levasseur, Charlie A’Court and Chris Kirby – September 13 – Hugh’s Room | Rita Chiarelli – September 18 – Hugh’s Room | John Primer & his Chicago Blues Band – October 1 – Regent Picton | John Primer & his Chicago Blues Band – October 2 – Cobourg | Leon Redbone – November 7 – Hugh’s Room | BB King – November 20 & 21 – Casino Rama | Women’s Blues Revue – November 27 – Massey Hall | James Cotton & his Chicago Blues Band – December 10 – Regent Picton | Maple Blues Awards – January 17 – Koerner Hall

Call for Artist Submissions to OCFF, Blues Summit V, and IBC

Attention Blues Performers! Are you interested in showcase opportunities at upcoming music industry events? Please contact the office if you would like to invest time into a showcase at the OCFF Conference in Ottawa, the Blues Summit Five showcase program in Toronto, or the International Blues Challenge in Memphis.

Call for Volunteers – The TBS is looking for help!

Can you legally pour drinks? TBS needs a Smartserve qualified bartender for the Blues in the Garden event on Sept 19, as well as someone to lend a BBQ!

The TBS is often needing volunteers beyond our public events. Have you previously been in touch about volunteering and not heard back from us? We’d still like to stay in touch so please contact the office with your availability. We currently need assistance with newsletter distribution and data entry (thanks to those who recently stepped up!). Do you like to write? Organize sponsorships? Organize fund raising events?

Please email for more information.

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See you at the shows!
Jordan Safer
Toronto Blues Society
Office Manager / Event Coordinator

The Toronto Blues Society is supported by FACTOR and the Government, of Canada through the Canada Music Fund, Ontario Arts Council, Ontario Trillium Foundation, SOCAN, SOCAN Foundation, and the Toronto Arts Council

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