Toronto Blues Society is a not-for-profit charity dedicated to the
promotion and preservation of blues music in Canada. 

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Upcoming TBS Events


Guitar Workshop , Dakota Tavern, Sat, March 3, 3pm-6pm

Women's Blues Revue , Roy Thomson Hall, Fri, Nov 16
This Saturday:
Dan McKinnon Hosts
Mike Daley, Brooke Blackburn & Kevin Breit
Toronto Blues Society returns with a "Guitar Workshop" this Saturday. Hosted by Dan McKinnon , the guitar workshop will be at the Dakota Tavern on Saturday, March 3 between 3:00pm - 6:00pm .

Guest musicians are Torontonian guitarist and musicologist Mike Daley , Blackburn Brother Brooke Blackburn and Guelph-based international guitarslinger and sideman (Hugh Laurie, Norah Jones, Cassandra Wilson, etc.) Kevin Breit .

Capacity is limited and tickets will be sold at the door on a first come first served basis:
$8 for TBS Charter Members / $10 for Non Members.
Stay Tuned for A Unique Collaboration
Between Toronto Blues Society
and Sofar Sounds Toronto!
As we are closer to the sunny days in Toronto, please stay tuned for a special experience that is going to be offered by TBS and Sofar Sounds Toronto. A surprise bluesy lineup awaits our followers...

Sofar transforms everyday spaces - like a living room or retail shop - and turns it into a captivating venue for secret, live shows, creating an immersive experience that brings guests and artists closer together.

For more info about Sofar please visit: sofarsounds.com/about/how-it-works

For Sofar Sounds Toronto: sofarsounds.com/toronto
• Women's Blues Revue •
WBR moves to Roy Thomson Hall

Tickets On Sale!
Women's Blues Revue  returns with its 32nd edition, featuring some of Canada's finest musicians backed by the all-star Women's Blues Revue Band. Toronto Blues Society will celebrate its annual show this year at Toronto's  Roy Thomson Hall , as Massey Hall temporarily closes its red doors for a 2-year  revitalization .

Women's Blues Revue will take place on  Friday ,  November 16  at  8pm . Stay tuned for full lineup and host announcements and hurry up to catch the best available seats! Tickets are on sale now at  Roy Thomson Hall's website.


TBS Charter Members  can contact  the TBS Office at 416-538-3885 or via info@torontobluessociety.com to retrieve their promo code and access to 20% discount .


Roy Thomson Hall : 60 Simcoe St, Toronto, ON M5J 2H5
Box Office : 416-872-4255 
The Ice Queen Invites You
to Her CD Launch Party
" Foley's new album explores her quest for one perfect note. " Lynn Saxberg, Ottawa Citizen

After a sold-out show at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, Sue Foley will stop in Toronto to share her new music with fans. She will be playing the Cadillac Lounge two days, March 9-10 , with special guests including young talents Jenie Thai Nolan (March 9) and Amanda Rheaume (March 10).

Where: Cadillac Lounge (1296 Queen St W)
When: Friday, March 9 & Saturday, March 10
Doors: 6pm / Show: 8pm
Tickets: $25
Blues At Hugh's Room Live
Jane Bunnett and Maqueque will be playing with Sacred Steel sensation Nikki D Brown
on March 10 at 8:30pm.
Jane Bunnett with special guest “Nikki” D. Brown - March 10
Ray Bonneville + Sugar Brown - March 21
Jack de Keyzer - March 24
Ken Whiteley’s Gospel Brunch: Season Finale w/ The Marigolds (Suzie Vinnick, Gwen Swick, Caitlin Hanford), Andrew Craig - March 25
Suzie Vinnick CD Launch - April 4
Little Miss Higgins CD release - April 19
Levon Helm Tribute - April 22
Soulsville - The Music of STAX. George Oliver, John Finley, Jay Douglas
and Cheryl Lescom - May 5
Harry Manx - May 11 & May 12
Chris Smither CD Launch - May 19
David Rotundo - May 24 / 25
Albert Lee - June 8
Special Offer from Dead Dog Records
to TBS Charter Members!
Did you know that Dead Dog Records is giving away 10% off to TBS Charter Members (or equivalent) of their every purchase made from either of their two locations?

1209 Bloor St. West - Toronto
1696 Queen St. West - Toronto

Dead Dog Records is a full-service record store offering  current and classic albums , hand-picked movies,  killer merch  and  all the audio equipment  you need for a crystal clear listening experience.

For more info about Dead Dog Records please visit: http://www.deaddogrecords.ca/

For info on becoming a TBS member please visit:
Concert Notes
The Sheepdogs will be at Massey Hall on March 2.
  • The Sheepdogs - Massey Hall - March 2
  • SATE w/ CATL, Solhounds, The Celebration Army - Horseshoe Tavern - March 29
  • Buddy Guy - Massey Hall - April 14
  • George Thorogood and the Destroyers - Massey Hall - April 26
Live Blues Listings
The Daye Trippers will be on stage at the London Pub in Richmond Hill this Saturday, March 3 at 8pm.
Wednesday, February 28
· Blues Night with the Gatekeepers  at  Gate 403 , Every Wed, 9:00 PM, 403 Roncesvalles, Toronto, 416-588-2930
· Dione Taylor & The Backsliderz, Digging Roots  at  Georgian Theatre , 7:30 PM, 1 Georgian Dr., Barrie, 705-739-4228
· Fraser/Daley  at Inter Steer Tavern, Every Wed, 8:00 PM, 361 Roncesvalles, Toronto, 416-604-3333
· Matt Weidinger  at  Lancaster Smokehouse , Every Wed, 6:00 PM, 574 Lancaster St W, Kitchener, 519-743-4331
· Midtown Blues Jam hosted by Voodoo Walters  at  Alleycatz Restaurant Lounge , PWYC every Wed, 7:00 PM, 2409 Yonge St, Toronto, 416-481-6865
· Nicola Vaughan  at Black Swan Tavern, Open Jam Every Wed, 9:30 PM, 154 Danforth, Toronto, 416-469-0537

Thursday, March 1
· James Anthony Band  at  5 West Brewpub , Every Thu 7-11pm, 7:00 PM, 3600 Dundas St, Burlington, 905-315-8782
· Lou Moore plus guest  at Col. Mustard's Pub & Deli, Every Thu, 9:00 PM, 16925 Yonge St, Newmarket, 905-895-6663
· Nothin' But The Blues  at N'Awlins Bar, Dynamic blues trio led by drummer Joe Bowden, 8:00 PM, 299 King St. W, Toronto, 416-595-1958

Friday, March 2
· John McKinley Band  at  Lancaster Smokehouse , Every Friday, 8:00 PM, 574 Lancaster St W, Kitchener, 519-743-4331
· Ken Yoshioka Trio  at Hole In The Wall, 10:00 PM, 2867 Dundas W, Toronto, 647-350-3564
· Tim Bastmeyer  at Earnie's Roadhouse, 7:00 PM, Cambridge, 519-658-9562

Saturday, March 3
· Bill Heffernan and guests  at  Gate 403 , Every Sat, 5:00 PM, 403 Roncesvalles , Toronto, 416-588-2930
· Danny Marks  at  Cadillac Lounge , Every Sat, 12:00 PM, 1296 Queen St W, Toronto, 416-536-7717
· FOG Blues and Brass Band  at  Churchill Arms , 9:00 PM, 355 Erb St W., Waterloo, 519-746-2530
· James Anthony Band  at  5 West Brewpub , Every Sat aft., 2:00 PM, 3600 Dundas St, Burlington, 905-315-8782
· Johnny Cox  at Pattie House, 9:00 PM, 6673 Ontario HWY 35, Coboconk, 705-454-8100
· Johnny Wright & Michael Fonfara  at Outrigger Tap & Table, Every Sat, 3:00 PM, 2232 Queen St E, Toronto, 416-748-2232
· Lance Anderson's Blues & Gospel Night w/ Michael Dunston, Quisha Wint, Spencer MacKenzie, Ben Riley, Collin Barret  at Newmarket Legion, 8:00 PM, 707 Srigley St, Newmarket, 905-473-3175
· Niagara Rhythm Section with guests  at  Old Winery , Every Sat, 9:00 PM, 2288 Niagara Stone Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake, 905-468-8900
· Sinners Choir  at  Rex Hotel , Every Sat, 12:00 PM, 194 Queen St W, Toronto, 416-598-2475
· The Daye Trippers  at  London Pub , Uptown Funk, 8:00 PM, 9724 Yonge St, Richmond Hill, 905-508-2770
· The Mighty Duck Blues Band w/ special guest Michael Schatte  at Bar Upstairs, Saturday Blues Matinee, 2:30 PM, 16 Melbourne St. (Ball Hockey Complex), St. Catharines, 905-684-7688 x 4
· The Sil Simone Band with guest  at  Carrigan Arms , Every Sat, 2:00 PM, 2025 Upper Middle Rd, Burlington, 905-332-6131
· Toronto Blues Society Guitar Workshop w/Dan McKinnon  at Dakota Tavern, 3:00 PM, 249 Ossington, Toronto, 416-850-4579
· Tyler Yarema and His Rhythm  at  Reservoir Lounge , Every Sat, 9:45 PM, 52 Wellington St E, Toronto, 416-955-0887
· Whitey and the Roulettes  at  Blue Goose Tavern , Every Sat, 3:00 PM, 1 Blue Goose St., Toronto(Mimico), 416-255-2442

Sunday, March 4
· Big Groove w/ Mike Branton & Jesse Whiteley  at  Blue Goose Tavern , 4:00 AM, 1 Blue Goose St. (Royal York & Cavell), Toronto (Mimico), 416-255-2442
· Chris Murphy Band  at  Wortley Roadhouse , Sunday set is 4-8:00pm, 4:00 PM, 190 Wortley Rd, London, 519-438-5141
· Chuck Jackson & The All Stars  at  Roc 'N Doc's , Every Sun, 4:30 PM, 105 Lakeshore Rd E, Mississauga, 905-891-1754
· James Anthony Band  at  Abbey Arms Restaurant , Every Sun 3:30-7pm, 3:30 PM, 481 North Service Rd W, Oakville, 905-825-1109
· Russell deCarle  at  Miller Lash House , Dinner and a Song, 1:30 PM, 130 Old Kingston Rd, Scarborough, 416-287-7000
· Sunday Night Jam with Bill Hedefine  at  Grossman's Tavern , Every Sun, drums and amp provided, 10:00 PM, 379 Spadina Ave., Toronto, 416-977-7000

Monday, March 5
· Jordan John  at  Orbit Room , Every Mon, 10:00 PM, 580A College St, Toronto, 416-535-0613
· Sebastian Agnello  at Black Swan Tavern, Acoustic, every Mon, 9:30 PM, 154 Danforth, Toronto, 416-469-0537
· Steve Strongman Band  at Ancaster Mill, Jazz up the Winter Blues, 7:00 PM, 548 Old Dundas Rd, Ancaster, 905-648-1828
· The Skyliners  at Skyline Restaurant, 10:00 PM, 1426 Queen St., Toronto, 416-536-3682

Tuesday, March 6
· Julian Fauth  at Sauce on Danforth, Every Tue, 6:00 PM, 1376 Danforth, Toronto, 647-748-1376
· Open Jam with Chris Brown and Trevor Cobb  at Brando's on Market, Every Tue, 10:00 PM, 135 Market St, Brantford, 519-720-6758
· Sheepdogs  at  Showplace Lounge , 8:00 PM, 290 George St N, Peterborough, 705-742-7469
· Tyler Yarema and His Rhythm  at  Reservoir Lounge , Every Tue, 8:45 PM, 52 Wellington St E, Toronto, 416-955-0887

Wednesday, March 7
· Rob Davis and Fraser Melvin  at  Gate 403 , 5:00 PM, 403 Roncesvalles, Toronto, 416-588-2930
· Blues Night with the Gatekeepers  at  Gate 403 , Every Wed, 9:00 PM, 403 Roncesvalles, Toronto, 416-588-2930
· Fraser/Daley  at Inter Steer Tavern, Every Wed, 8:00 PM, 361 Roncesvalles, Toronto, 416-604-3333
· Matt Weidinger  at  Lancaster Smokehouse , Every Wed, 6:00 PM, 574 Lancaster St W, Kitchener, 519-743-4331
· Midtown Blues Jam hosted by Voodoo Walters  at  Alleycatz Restaurant Lounge , PWYC every Wed, 7:00 PM, 2409 Yonge St, Toronto, 416-481-6865
· Nicola Vaughan  at Black Swan Tavern, Open Jam Every Wed, 9:30 PM, 154 Danforth, Toronto, 416-469-0537

Thursday, March 8
· Lisa Hutchinson Band  at Harbour Street Fish Bar, 8:00 PM, 10 Keith Ave., Collingwood, 705-293-3474
· James Anthony Band  at  5 West Brewpub , Every Thu 7-11pm, 7:00 PM, 3600 Dundas St, Burlington, 905-315-8782
· Lou Moore plus guest  at Col. Mustard's Pub & Deli, Every Thu, 9:00 PM, 16925 Yonge St, Newmarket, 905-895-6663
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