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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 30 top draw blues festivals and blues societies across Canada and the U.S., and Europe.

The Summit features 30 showcase performances, seminars, networking events, and a welcome reception keynote address by Ontario Arts Council CEO Michael Murray. Delegates include musicians, DJs, record label reps, festival artistic directors, journalists, promoters, and blues societies.

Blues Summit 11

February 9 – February 12, 2024 

All Blues Summit 11 events and panels will be at The Chelsea Hotel 33 Gerrard Street West Toronto, ON, M5G 1Z4. The Summit will close with the 27th Annual Maple Blues Awards February 12th 2024

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.


Deep Dish (until Aug. 31): $145.00 + HST/fees = $169.85
Early Bird (Nov. 30): $155.00 + HST/fees = $181.15
Regular (as of Dec. 1): $175.00 + HST/fees = $203.75

Musician and TBS Members Rates*
Deep Dish (until Aug. 31): $100.00 + HST/fees = $119.00
Early Bird (Nov. 30): $110.00 + HST/fees = $130.30
Regular (as of Dec. 1): $130.00 + HST/fees = $152.90

* Valid only by promo code available to musicians. The code can be obtained by contacting Please put “MUSICIAN” in your subject line.

TBS Charter Members have been contacted via e-mail with their promo code on tickets for this event. If you haven’t received an e-mail with your code please contact us at

Purchases Passes


PLEASE NOTE: Conference Delegate Pass DOES NOT INCLUDE The Maple Blues Awards 2024. Tickets for this event must be purchased separately.


Blues Summit Chelsea Hotel Booking Discount

Blues Summit attendees who would like to benefit from

Special TBS room rates, starting at $179.00 per night,

can book their discounted rooms online by clicking here

or by calling the hotel directly, toll free at

1-800-CHELSEA (243-5732) or 416-595-1975.

If calling, you must identify yourself as part of Blues Summit

to take advantage of the discounted rate.


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

Making The Most Out Of The Blues Summit!

Here is a great article written by Erin McCallum who is 1 of the 30 Showcasing acts at this years Blues Summit. It helps explain what bands can expect and do at our conference.

For Chelsea Hotel Covid Protocols and Guidelines

Click here

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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.