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Where It’s At – September 9, 2010

Published September 9, 2010 in Where It's At

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Bob Vespaziani

Bob Vespaziani

Blues in the Garden

On Sunday September 19, the garden at the TBS office will host a barbeque during the Queen Street West Art Crawl. Stop by between 3pm and 6pm for food, beverages, and raw blues music provided by The Unknown Bluesmen (pictured). The garden is located on the north-west corner of Queen/Crawford.

Jack de Keyzer=

Jack de Keyzer

TBS Melody Bar Blues Series

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

Alejandra Ribera

Alejandra Ribera

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, Robin Banks, Rita Chiarelli and just confirmed…Alejandra Ribera (pictured)! Tickets are available by calling 416-872-4255 and visiting

Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix

Experience Hendrix!

For the first time ever, The Experience Hendrix tour will be coming to Toronto, taking place Thurs Oct 28 at The Sony Centre. The A-list talent paying tribute to Jimi Hendrix includes Billy Cox, The Campbell Brothers, Robert Randolph, Johnny Lang, Kenny Wayne Sheppard, Steve Vai, Eric Johnson, Living Colour, Ernie Isley, Chris Layton, Mato, David Hidalgo and Cesar Rosas!

=Cheryl Lescom

Cheryl Lescom

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, Mark Hummel, and Mark Stafford. Additional performances by TBS Talent Search winners The 24th Street Wailers, Cheryl Lescom (pictured), 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!

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

Summer Blues Festivals

Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival featuring Grace Potter & The Nocturnals (pictured) Sept 14-19

Ken Whiteley

Ken Whiteley

Concert Notes

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  |  TBS Blues in the Garden – September 19 – Garden at Queen/Crawford | Eric Sardinas & Big Motor – September 19 – Captain Matthew Flinders |  John Primer & his Chicago Blues Band – October 1 – Regent Picton  |   Ken Whiteley (pictured) CD Release – October 1 – Hugh’s Room  |  John Primer & his Chicago Blues Band – October 2 – Cobourg  |  Jack de Keyzer – October 7 – The Gladstone Hotel  |  Diana Braithwaite & Chris Whiteley – 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 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 or the International Blues Challenge in Memphis.

Blues Summit

Blues Summit

Call for Artist Submissions to Blues Summit Five

To submit to The Blues Summit Five happening at The Delta Chelsea Hotel Jan 15-17, please go to

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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