Toronto Blues Society has changed the dates of the upcoming Blues Summit Ten and the 25th annual Maple Blues Awards to June 17 – 20, 2022 due to current provincial restrictions, travel limitations and rising COVID-19 cases.
The Maple Blues Award winners will be announced on June 20, 2022, at Koerner Hall in Toronto.
COVID protocols are strictly in place, with proof of vaccination and valid ID required, with mandatory masks everywhere in the building, including during concerts.
Detailed information will be provided to ticket purchasers prior to the concert dates.
Hosted by Ottawa’s Angelique Francis, Canada’s biggest night in blues music will feature performances from five Maple Blues Award nominees including Bobby Dean Blackburn, who is nominated for the Blues With A Feeling (Lifetime Achievement) Award, multiple nominee Sue Foley, who is up for Entertainer of the Year, Electric Act of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Recording/Producer of the Year, and Guitarist of the Year. Also set to grace the stage are Female Vocalist of the Year nominee Crystal Shawanda, Songwriter of the Year nominee Kat Danser, and Colin Linden, who is nominated for Recording/Producer of the Year and Songwriter of the Year.