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Where It’s At – August 26, 2010

Published August 26, 2010 in Where It's At

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Suzie Vinnick

Suzie Vinnick

TBS Melody Bar Blues Series

The Toronto Blues Society will be presenting the best in local blues talent the first Thursday of each month, beginning in September at The Melody Bar in The Gladstone Hotel. There will be no cover charge and each performance will begin at 8pm. The series will include performances by Suzie Vinnick (Sept 2, pictured), Jack de Keyzer (Oct 7), Diana Braithwaite & Chris Whiteley (Nov 4), and Harrison Kennedy (Dec 2).

Robin Banks

Robin Banks

Women’s Blues Revue

The 24th annual Women’s Blues Revue member discount details are available by contacting the office.  Confirmed singers this year include Kellylee Evans, Alana Bridgewater, Little Miss Higgins and Robin Banks (pictured).  Tickets are available by calling 416-872-4255 and visiting

Shakura S'Aida

Shakura S'Aida

Blues on the Rideau @ The Cove

Blues On The Rideau at The Cove Inn, Westport Ontario  returns for its 6th season in October.

2010/11 lineup: October 22 Shakura S’Aida (pictured), November 19 David Rotundo, January 21/22, Jack De Keyzer, February 18 Clio & The Blues Highway, March 18 & 19 Monkey Junk, April 15 Paul Reddick, May 20 Treasa Levasseur, June 10 Raoul & The Big Time.  Check for updates

Monkey Junk

Monkey Junk

Southside Shuffle Festival

The Southside Shuffle Festival will take place Sept 10-12 in Port Credit. The main stage will feature performances by Johnny Winter, Ronnie Hawkins, Downchild, Raoul & The Big Time, Watermelon Slim, Dr. Hook, Elvin Bishop, MonkeyJunk(pictured), Mark Hummel, and Mark Stafford. Additional performances by TBS Talent Search winners The 24th Street Wailers, Cheryl Lescom, Loco Zydeco, Danny Brooks, Harrison Kennedy, The Gary Kendall Band, Danny Marks, David Rotundo, Johnny Max, FATHEAD, Paul Reddick, Jerome Godboo, Robin Banks, The Meteors, The Homeless Band, Julian Fauth & Bob Vespaziani, Sean Pinchin, James Anthony, Jack de Keyzer, and more!

Bryan Lee

Bryan Lee

Summer Blues Festivals

Limestone City Blues Festival featuring Bryan Lee (pictured) Aug 26-29

West Coast Bluesfest Sept 3-4

Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival Sept 14-19

The Sojourners cancel Hugh’s Room concert

No details available at the moment, but the Sept. 1 appearance of The Sojourners at Hugh’s Room has just been cancelled. They are still in the area though, and will be appearing at the Shelter Valley Folk Festival in Grafton ON Sept 3 – 5.

Diana & Chris Hat

Diana & Chris Hat

Concert Notes

Paul James – August 26-29 & September 2-6 – CNE Bandshell  |  Digging Roots – August 27 – Yonge-Dundas Square  |  Treasa Levasseur – August 28 – The Silver Dollar Room  |  Suzie Vinnick – September 2 – The Gladstone Hotel  |  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  |  Jack de Keyzer – October 7 – The Gladstone Hotel  |  Diana Braithwaite & Chris Whiteley (pictured) – November 4 – The Gladstone Hotel  |  Leon Redbone – November 7 – Hugh’s Room  |  BB King – November 20 & 21 – Casino Rama  |  Women’s Blues Revue – November 27 – Massey Hall  |  Harrison Kennedy – November 2 – The Gladstone Hotel  |  James Cotton & his Chicago Blues Band – December 10 – Regent Picton  |  Blues Summit Five – January 15-17 – Delta Chelsea Hotel  |  Maple Blues Awards – January 17 – Koerner Hall

Call for Artist Submissions to OCFF, Blues Summit Five, 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. or 416-538-3885

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

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