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Blues Summit: About

Blues Summit is a conference creating opportunities for the blues community to personally connect with key leaders in the industry, and attend professional development seminars, working meetings, and showcase concerts. The bi-annual Blues Summit is the largest meeting of blues artistic directors in Canada with representatives from over 25 top draw blues festivals and blues societies across Canada and the U.S., and Europe.

The Summit features showcase performances, seminars, networking events, and a keynote brunch and speech. Delegates include musicians, DJs, record label reps, festival artistic directors, journalists, promoters, and blues societies.

Blues Summit 10

June 17 – June 20, 2022 

All Blues Summit 10 events and panels will be at The Chelsea Hotel in downtown Toronto. The Summit will close with the 25th Annual Maple Blues Awards June 20th 2022 at Koerner Hall.

To register now and reserve your spot at Canada’s Blues Summit 10 conference,

              Click HERE

The Blues Summit is a not-to-be-missed, biennial forum for all members of the blues music community including artists, presenters, agents, festival bookers, event organizers, and industry representatives of all kinds. The conference provides an opportunity for members of the community to connect as well as for artists to showcase in front of blues industry professionals.

Early Bird (until Feb. 28): $140.00 + HST/fees = $164.20
Regular (as of March 1): $160.00 + HST/fees = $186.80

Musician Rates*
Early Bird (until Feb 28): $120.00 + HST/fees = $141.60
Regular (as of March 1): $140.00 + HST/fees = $164.20

PLEASE NOTE: Conference Delegate Pass

DOES NOT INCLUDE The Maple Blues Awards 2022.  

Tickets for this event must be purchased separately

If you are buying tickets for the Maple Blues Awards,  the discount code is ‘22MBA22‘.The ticket seller (Koerner Hall/RCM) recommends logging into their website before trying to enter the code.Start here:, once logged in, choose your MBA tickets and enter the promo code.
Blues Summit Discounted Hotel Rate
Discounted Hotel rates at the Chelsea Toronto Hotel wll become available for our new Summit dates in early January.
We will update booking information once the Chelsea has set up the new block of rooms for the June summit dates.
TBS Member/Musician Discount Toronto Blues Society Charter Members (and equivalents) in good standing receive discount registration to Blues Summit 10. To access special member pricing, Join TBS Today. Musicians may also take advantage of the TBS Member discount. To retrieve the required promo code to unlock the rates below, please contact the TBS office.


Learn more about this unique blues community event from musicians, community members and the organizers who bring everything together.

Chelsea Hotel Covid Protocols and Guidelines

•  The hotel can setup the space to full capacity for any kind of event without any physical distancing.•  All guests must be fully vaccinated to attend an event.•  The hotel is responsible for verifying vaccine passports as guests arrive and access the room, a Chelsea hotel wrist band will be provided to each guest to show they have been checked. • Guests must wear masks for the duration of the event, both in & out of the room, except when seated at a table for a meal.  • When seated for a meeting and within 6’ of another guest, they are required to wear masks.• During a stand-up reception, where food and beverage is being served, guest may remove their masks to  eat/drink and put it back on when done.

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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.