Welcome to the Canada South Blues Museum

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.

Sir Mac Rice

England’s blues legends Roy Young
and Long John Baldry

Rita Chiarelli

The museum features a 160 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.

Jeremy Spencer

Tom Lavin from Powder Blues

Jack deKeyser, Jeff Martin and Jeff Burroughs

To date the Museum has inducted 37 artists. 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.

Anthony Gomes

David Gogo

Motor City’s Queen Alberta Adams

The museum is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 2pm – 9pm. The Canada South Blues Society presents 8 – 10 inductions 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 $15 for CSBS members, $25 for non-members. Induction shows sell out quickly, so keep an eye on our website, or become a member for monthly email newsletters.

Johnnie Johnson asking for our blues mascot Yoda’s autograph

Johnnie inducted into the Canadian
Blues Hall of Fame on his birthday

Bob Steele and Holger Petersen

The Canada South Blues Museum is funded through generous donations from Bluesfest International, Place Concorde, Ontario Trillium Foundation and Martin Scorsese’s Blues Music Foundation.

Bruce, Bill Durst and Gandalph Murphy

Mark Pasman

Juno Winner Garrett Mason

Click the video below to view the award ceremony in Memphis where we received the prestigious 2011 Keeping the Blues Alive (KBA) Award!



Detroit’s legendary Alto Reed


Larry McCray


Smokin Joe Kubec rocks Bluesfest 17


The Canada South Blues Society is supported by the generosity of these sponsors and blues lovers just like you!