1. Uniting the blues community in the Canada South area and giving it a central voice.
2. Expanding the overall awareness of the blues in the general population.
3. Exposing our youth to the art form via Blues programs in our schools.
4. Helping to support Blues artists in Canada and abroad.
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For $35.00 a year you receive:
1. Discount on show tickets.
2. First notice and availability for CSBS shows.
3. A weekend pass to Bluesfest.
There is also a $50.00 family membership.
CSBS membership applications are available at all Canada South Blues Society events, the Oasis Bar or by emailing email@example.com.
The only blues museum in Canada is a partnership between the Canada South Blues Society and the Francophone community’s Place Concorde. The CSBS transformed the Oasis Pub, located inside Place Concorde, into a live performance blues museum. The walls are adorned with over 120 world-renowned artists, all of whom have played for us in Canada South.
The museum features a 170 seat intimate concert hall with great acoustics, where every seat feels like front row. What makes the museum and live shows so special is that the artist is inducted into the museum, and then proceeds to the stage for the live show. Each induction is more than just an evening of great blues. Blues fans are witnessing a piece of Canadian blues history as we unveil the artist’s star and memorabilia in their permanent place in the museum.
The first inductee into the museum was the legendary Johnnie Johnson, inducted on his 80th birthday. Other inductees include Eric Burdon, Jeff Healey, David Honeyboy Edwards, Bobby Rush, Kim Wilson, Sir Mac Rice, Sherman Robertson, Powder Blues Band, Matt Minglewood, to name a few.
The Canada South Blues Society presents 8 – 10 shows per year, September through June, primarily on Friday or Saturday nights. Show times are 7:30-11:30pm. Ticket prices for induction shows are generally $20 for CSBS members, $25 for non-members. Shows sell out quickly, so keep an eye on our website, or become a member for monthly email newsletters.
The Canada South Blues Museum is funded through generous donations from Place Concorde, Ontario Trillium Foundation and Martin Scorsese’s Blues Music Foundation and many local sponsors.