Sunday, September 27, 2020

GOOD LUCK! Fergus' Madison Galloway a Finalist in the 2020 Toronto Blues Society Talent Search

Fergus' own Madison Galloway has been chosen as a finalist for the 2020 Toronto Blues Society Talent Search. The talented songstress will be competing against five other performers for the top prize.

Links: Madison GallowayMore Madison Galloway Stories, Video above courtesy of Madison Galloway



From the news release: 

September 21, 2020 - The Toronto Blues Society is extremely excited to announce the six finalists in this year’s edition of the annual Talent Search.

The finalists are:

Finalists will appear in a showcase on Sunday, October 4th between 3-6pm at Bar Twelve 16 (1603 Queensway) in Etobicoke. The event is free and open to public. Seating is required due to COVID-19 and health & safety measures will be in place.

JUDGES: TBS is happy to announce that this year Sarah Kim Turnbull (Artistic Director of Markham Jazz Festival), Diana Webley (Harbourfront Centre Senior Producer), Josh Grossman (Toronto Jazz Festival Artistic Director), and Kris Kane (Southside Shuffle Festival Chair) will be judging the Finals on October 4th to determine the winner!

Now in its 25th year, the TBS Talent Search seeks, celebrates, showcases and incubates talented bluesmakers from across the region. The artists vie for a jam-packed professional-development package including festival gigs, mentorship meetings, studio time, graphic design and much more!

“We are very happy, against formidable odds, to be offering a live music experience continuing the legacy of the Toronto Blues Society Talent Search. We hope we can continue to be a springboard for these emerging artists!", says Derek Andrews, President of the Toronto Blues Society.

Toronto Blues Society's annual partner for the Talent Search, the TD Toronto Jazz Festival's Artistic Director Josh Grossman notes, "For the past several years, Toronto Downtown Jazz has been pleased to host the Toronto Blues Society Talent Search Finals at the annual TD Toronto Jazz Festival. Although that wasn’t possible this year, we are pleased to continue to support the Finals by offering the winning a band a performance spot at the 2021 TD Toronto Jazz Festival. We look forward to hosting the Finals at the Festival again next year!"

The winning artist will take home a massive professional development package including:

Please Note: The event will take place outdoors. Stage and some parts of the guest seating area is covered. Max seating capacity of the venue is 100 and subject to change regarding the shifting nature of Ontario's social gathering restrictions. Bands will perform on stage, behind a plexiglass. RSVP in advance by phoning  416-251-1216 is highly encouraged. Parking is available and the kitchen of the venue is not yet licensed, but there will be BBQ food on the patio for patrons to purchase.


Blast from the Past: Last Year's Winner

Links: More TBS Talent Search Stories

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