The only Blues Museum in Canada was a partnership between the Canada South Blues Society and the Francophone Communities in Windsor at Place Concord.
The CSBS transformed the Oasis Pub, which was located inside Place Concord, into a live performance blues museum. The walls were adorned with 120 world renowned artists, all of whom have played for us at Canada South in Windsor and Chatham. Recently, the Oasis Pub changed hands and the CSBS is currently in limbo as we search for a new venue to host our shows. Until then we will be taking our upcoming shows on the road, to various venues, until a permanent place is landed by the CSBS.
What makes the museum and live shows so special is that the artists are inducted into the museum before proceeding 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 first hand, as the artist is inducted into our hall of fame!
The first inductee into the Blues Museum was the legendary Johnnie Johnson, inducted on his 80th birthday! Other inductees include Eric Burden, Jeff Healey, David Honeyboy Edwards, Bobby Rush, Kim Wilson, Sir Mac Rice, Sherman Robertson, Powder Blues Band, Matt Minglewood, just to name a few.
The CSBS presents 8-10 shows per year, Sept. through June, primarily on friday and saturday nights. Showtimes are typically 8:00- 11:30 pm. Ticket prices for induction shows are generally $25.00 for members, and $30.00 for non members. Show sell out quickly, so keep an eye on this website, or become a CSBS member for first hand emails and newsletters with discount prices!
CSBS Windsor is currently looking for a place to call home where we can display our wall of fame.
If you are willing to accommodate us please call Mike at 226-757-0748