7th Annual Amy Louie Grossman’s Music Scholarship Fundraiser Announces Line-Up

7th Annual Amy Louie / Grossman’s Music Scholarship Fundraiser Announces Line-Up

Indie Artists Interested In Scholarship Opportunities : Submission Details

The Amy Louie / Grossman’s Music Scholarship continues to accept submissions ahead of its annual ALGMS Fundraiser at Grossman’s Tavern this September 25th. The submission window closes September 14th.

The ALGMS is an artist development bursary created in honour of the late Amy Louie, whose family has been a mainstay in the local music community and owned Grossman’s Tavern since 1975.

Since the scholarship’s inception in 2013, it has grown to a disbursement of $2,000. The prize is awarded annually to a group or individual artist from the Greater Toronto Area whose winning project proposal demonstrates how the bursary would advance their music career.

Early line-up details for what will be the organization’s seventh annual event have been announced, and include performances by The Happy Pals, Frankie Foo, The Swinging Blackjacks, Bill Hedefine, Terry Wilkins, Robbie Antone, Russell Williams, Gary Kendall, Donnie Walsh, Paul Reddick, Steve Marriner, Danny Marks, Alec Fraser, Eric Schenkman, Leonardo Valvassori, Vince Maccarone — plus previous ALGMS winners Dan McKinnon (2017), Chloe Watkinson (2015), and Jerome Godboo (2014).

One of the longest-running live music venues and a stalwart within Toronto’s vibrant and dynamic music scene, Grossman’s has long been considered an incubator for an impressive cast of local artists who got their start inside the Tavern — including but not limited to the late Jeff Healey, the Downchild Blues Band, and Rough Trade.

Submissions for the 2018 Amy Louie / Grossman’s Music Scholarship will be considered until September 14, 2018. Full details can be found here, and entrants can forward their proposals to algms@grossmantavern.com. The recipient will be chosen by a panel of music industry professionals, and receive half of the bursary at the beginning of their project and the second half upon completion.