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Where It’s At! – June 18, 2014

Published June 18, 2014 in Where It's At
In this issue:
• Tomorrow: FREE Harrison Kennedy @ 8:30pm*
• TBS Summer Blues Festival Guide
• Lazer Lloyd: FREE Entry and CD Discount for TBS Charter Members!
• Digging Roots CD Release at The Gladstone Hotel
• TBS Talent Search 
• TURF Ticket Giveaway and TBS Discount!
• 18th Annual Maple Blues Awards Tix On Sale Now!
• TBS Membership Benefits
• Concert Notes
Where It’s At! (WIA) is a free weekly e-news broadcast that brings blues fans recent news from the Toronto Blues Society and community.

Tomorrow: FREE Harrison Kennedy @ 8:30pm*

The Toronto Blues Society continues its monthly blues series showcasing the best in blues talent. Hosted by Dominion On Queen (500 Queen Street East), performances are FREE to the public and feature a wide spectrum of talented blues artists. Tomorrow’s will be held in the Back Room.* Please enter via the side door (off Sumach St).

Harrison Kennedy (pictured) takes the stage Thursday, June 19 at 8:30pm!* Check out our event page on Facebook and let us know you’re coming!

*Please note time change and room change for this event!

Third Thursday Series: Thursday, July 17 – The Sinners Choir  |  Thursday, August 21 – Carlos del Junco and Jimmy Bowskill

TBS Summer Blues Festival Guide

Blues festival season is almost here! Check out the TBS Summer Blues Festival Guide for a list of not-to-be-missed blues festivals and dates, as well as links to each festival’s website where you can find further details on venues and performers!  |  Blues Festival Guide  |


Lazer Lloyd: FREE Entry and CD Discount for TBS Charter Members!

Lazer Lloyd (pictured) will be performing in Toronto on June 19at the Cadillac Lounge, 8pm, and TBS Charter Members can enjoy the show for FREE! Just show your active TBS Charter, Benefactor, Family, or Student Membership Card at the door to receive FREE entry for you and a guest!

TBS Members will also receive 25% off all Lazer Lloyd CD purchases!


Digging Roots CD Release at The Gladstone Hotel

Join award winning indie/roots and blues innovators, Digging Roots, for the release of their new CD, “For The Light,” onTuesday, June 24 at The Gladstone Hotel. Featuring 12 original tracks that reflect a maturing sense of storytelling, husband and wife team Raven Kanatakta and ShoShona Kish trade lead vocals, fluidly complimenting each others strengths.

Event Details: Digging Roots CD Release | Tuesday, June 24 | The Gladstone Hotel | 7:30pm


TBS Talent Search

We are pleased to announce the finalists for the TBS Talent Search taking place at Monarchs Pub on Saturday, July 5 starting at 9pm! This year’s finalists include: Angelique Francis (Ottawa, ON), The Conor Gains Band (Cambridge, ON), The Oh Chays (Port Alma, ON), The Ria Reece Band(Pictured, Montreal, QC), Tobin Spring (Huntsville, ON) and Wicked Grin (Ottawa, ON). For more information on the artists, eligibility and prizing, go to at

Thank you to everyone who applied! Every application we received this year was of excellent quality and we encourage those who were not selected this year to reapply next year!


TURF Ticket Giveaway and TBS Discount!

The Toronto Urban Roots Festival (TURF) launches July 4-6 at the Fort York Garrison Commons (100 Garrison Rd) and Toronto Blues Society & Collective Concerts are giving away two sets of tickets to the TURF Kick-Off with Black Joe Lewis on July 3, as well as two TURF Friday Passes to see Gary Clark Jr (pictured), Black Joe Lewis, The Weeks and many more!

TBS Charter Members can also take advantage of exclusive discounted TURF tickets and all-day passes! To access the TBS TURF discount, email the TBS office or call us at 416-538-3885 to retrieve the promo code.

Ticket Giveaways:

TURF Friday Pass including Gary Clark Jr (6:30, pictured), Black Joe Lewis (10pm) and The Weeks (3pm) – July 4 – Garrison Commons

Black Joe Lewis Concert – July 3 – Horseshoe Tavern

To enter, email the TBS at with “TURF!” in the subject line. Please include your contact information. Winners will be announced in next week’s Where It’s At!


18th Annual Maple Blues Awards Tix On Sale Now!

Tickets for the 18th Annual Maple Blues Awards, which will be held January 19, 2015, are now being sold through the Koerner Hall Box OfficeTBS Charter members can purchase the best available tickets for only $28! To take advantage of this discount, please contact the TBS Office at 416-538-3885 or to retrieve the special discount code.

The Maple Blues Awards is Canada’s national blues awards program. Its goal is to promote blues music across Canada, and to recognize outstanding achievement in the field.  |  More Info  |  Purchase Tickets


TBS Membership Benefits

The Toronto Blues Society is a member based not-for-profit charity. The purchase of every membership helps us fund our events throughout the community, but the rewards of membership will also be felt by your wallet! Check out our benefits list below to see the incredible savings a TBS membership gets you!
Every Charter, Family, Benefactor and Student Membership includes the following benefits:

·1st Class home delivery of our monthly Maple Blues Newsletter
·Best available tickets to the Maple Blues Awards for only $28/ticket
·20% discount on Women’s Blues Revue tickets and exclusive access to early bird member seating
·10% off every blues CD purchase from the HMV Superstore (333 Yonge St, 3rd Floor)
·TBS voting rights
·Discount tickets to all TBS events (including TBS Workshops)
·Discounts on all TBS merch purchases (including our online store)
·Exclusive access to industry discounts and giveaways

Become a TBS Member Today! Have the Maple Blues Magazine delivered right to your door each month and take advantage of all the benefits membership has to offer. Meet like-minded blues lovers and help keep the blues alive in Toronto.

Contact the TBS office today!

Concert Notes

Lazer Lloyd – The Cadillac Lounge – June 19  |  Shemekia Copeland (Pictured, opening for Chaka Khan) – Kool Haus* – June 19  |  Robert Randolph & The Family Band / Kenny Wayne Shepherd – Nathan Phillips Square – June 22  |  Suzie Vinnick Quartet – Nathan Phillips Square – June 26  |  Blues & Roots Radio and WeeDan Music Present: Raintown – Hugh’s Room – July 3  |  Dave & Phil Alvin – Hugh’s Room – July 4  |  Gary Clark Jr. – Turf Festival – July 4  |  Eric Sardinas – Hugh’s Room – July 6  |  Morgan Davis – Hugh’s Room – Jul 16  |  Johnny Winter – Picton Regent Theatre – July 23  |  Fathead CD Release – Hugh’s Room – July 26  |  Matt Andersen – Echo Beach – July 31  |  Texassippi Soul Man Danny Brooks – Hugh’s Room – August 27  |  Pharis and Jason Romero – Hugh’s Room – September 30th  |  The MacKenzie Blues Band CD Release – Hugh’s Room– Sept 19  |  Rita Chiarelli – Hugh’s Room – Sept 20  |  Chris Smither – Hugh’s Room – Sept 26  |  Guy Davis – Hugh’s Room – October 2  |  Naughty Women In Blues Feat: Sabrina Weeks, Cheryl Lescom, Carolyn Fe, Lori Yates, Heather Katz – Hugh’s Room – October 4  |   The Silver Hearts – Hugh’s Room – Oct 25  |  Women’s Blues Revue – Massey Hall – Nov 22  |  18th Annual Maple Blues Awards – Koerner Hall – Jan 19, 2015  |

*Please note venue change for Shemekia Copeland & Chaka Khan

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