Twelfth Annual Maple Blues Awards Gala And Blues Summit IV, January 17-19, 2009, Toronto

The Toronto Blues Society is proud to announce the Twelfth Annual Maple Blues Awards Gala and Blues Summit IV, which will take place from January 17-19, 2009. The Blues Summit returns for its fourth edition and will take place at the Delta Chelsea Inn (33 Gerrard St. West) in downtown Toronto.

The Blues Summit is a music industry conference bringing together festivals, labels, media, musicians, fans and blues societies. With representatives from across Canada, the United States, and Europe in attendance, there are many lively panel discussions that take place over the course of the three days. Industry experts discuss topics such as blues in the schools, professional development opportunities for artists, and blues in the digital world. Also present will be a keynote speaker reflecting on current blues industry trends and insights.

The Maple Blues Awards is a national awards program which focuses on promoting and recognizing outstanding achievement in blues music. The awards ceremony takes place on the last day of the conference and is a Canadian blues must attend event.

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The Toronto Blues Society gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the Department of Canadian Heritage Arts Presentation Canada Program and Trade Routes Program, the Ontario Arts Council, and the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council.