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Where It’s At! – December 26, 2013

Published December 26, 2013 in Where It's At

In this issue…
• Maple Blues Awards Charter Member Discount
• TBS Mississippi Trip April 6-13, 2014!
• New Blues Festival for Durham Region Launches June 2014
• JPEC Jazz Series
• Donate to TBS
• Concert Notes

Maple Blues Awards Charter Member Discount

Tickets are selling fast for the 17th Annual Maple Blues Awards which will be held at Koerner Hall on Monday January 20. A limited number of Member Discount tickets are still available. If you are a Charter Member and would like to purchase the best available tickets at the lowest discount ($28), email to retrieve the password to give to the RCM box office. / 416-408-0208

TBS Mississippi Trip April 6-13, 2014!

The Toronto Blues Society is planning a blues trip to MississippiApril 6-13, 2014! Insight Travel (TICO insured) is helping produce an irresistible package for those who always wanted to visit the Deep South. The trip will be hosted by Mark “Bird” Stafford(pictured) and will feature total immersion in Mississippi culture. Highlights of the trip will include the Juke Joint Festival, the Civil Rights Museum and a visit to the Blues Foundationheadquarters in Memphis, TN!

$200 deposits are now being accepted for the Mississippi Blues Trip 2014! To process your deposit and guarantee your seat, please contact TBS head office and they will be able to assist you further.

Thank you to everyone who has expressed interest. The itinerary is now complete and will be mailed out with your January newsletters!

Departs: April 6-13, 2014

Price: $1895 per person (Air travel not included)

New Blues Festival for Durham Region Launches June 2014

Durham West Blues Fest is making its debut this coming June. The festival is going to be a family event over 3 days with the amalgamation of music inspired art and live blues. The festivities start off with a double bill show on Friday June 13, workshops for guitar and harmonica on June 14, as well as a quadruple bill show in the arena and on June 16, a wrap up blues jam. The whole event is under one roof at the Annandale Country Club. Check out their Facebook  for upcoming details. The event is co-produced by the good folks at Music By the Bay Live.

JPEC Jazz Series

Coming this January, Jazz Performance Education Centre (JPEC) will offer a Series of six unique performances at Paint Box Bistro feat. both international and local Jazz artists.

January 11 – Randy Weston “African Rhythms” (pictured), 8-10pm

January 18 – Kelly Jefferson and Kelsley Grant Sextet, 8-10:45pm
January 25 – Diana Panton, 8-10:45pm
February 1 – Maria Farinha, 8-10:45pm
February 8 – Brubeck Braid, 8-10:45pm
February 15 – Luis Mario Ochoa Quintet, 8-10:45pm

Donate to TBS

Make a donation to the Toronto Blues Society! The TBS is now a registered charitable organization and is able to issue tax receipts to donations made beyond membership and merchandise. Your generousity will assist the ongoing operations of the Toronto Blues Society such as the Blues in the Schools program, workshops, the Women’s Blues Revue, the Maple Blues Awards, the Maple Blues Newsletter and more. Donate here:

Charitable #: 87487 7509 RR0001

Concert Notes

Jerome Godboo, Pat Rush & Rocket 88’s – Market Hall – Dec 28  |  Suzie Vinnick (pictured) – Hugh’s Room – Dec 28  |  Andria Simone & Band – Hugh’s Room – Dec 30  | James Anthony Band– Knights of Columbus Hall – Dec 31 | Ana Popovic – Peter’s Players – Jan 4 |  Hamilton Blues Society Jam – Knights of Columbus Hall – Jan 5  |Suzie Vinnick and more – Hugh’s Room – Jan 17  |  TBS Maple Blues Awards – Koerner Hall – Jan 20  | Blackie & the Rodeo Kings – Annandale Golf & Curling Club – Jan 22  |   Ken Whiteley – Hugh’s Room – Jan 26   |  Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt – Centre in the Square – Jan 31|  Fathead – Hugh’s Room – Feb 1  |  Mavis Staples – Koerner Hall – Feb 7  |  Jack de Keyzer – Lebovic Centre – Feb 8  |  Fathead – Marsh Street Centre – Feb 8  |  Jackie Richardson & Micah Barnes – Hugh’s Room – Feb 8  |  Elliott Brood – Peter’s Players – Feb 8  |  Jack de Keyzer – Annandale Country Club – Feb 14  |  Treasa Levasseur & Ken Whiteley – River Run Centre – Feb 15  |  Jully Black – Peter’s Players – Feb 15  |  John Hammond – Hugh’s Room – Feb 27 & 28  |  Matt Andersen – Massey Hall – Mar 1  |  Keb’ Mo’ – Massey Hall – Mar 14  |  Johnny Winter & Jimmy Bowskill – Uxbridge Music Hall – Mar 21  |  David Wilcox – Hugh’s Room – Mar 22  |  Johnny Winter & Jimmy Bowskill —  – Lindsay Academy Theatre – Mar 22  |  Rik Emmett – Annandale Golf & Curling Club – Mar 28  |  Buddy Guy – Massey Hall – Apr 4  |  David Gogo – Annandale Golf & Curling Club – Apr 25  |  George Thorogood & The Destroyers – Massey Hall – May 15  |  Cindy Cashdollar – Peter’s Players – May 17

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