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President’s message: Welcome to Spring Blues Fever

Fellow Thunder Bay Blues Society Members, 

Welcome to Spring Blues Fever in Thunder Bay. 

First of all, a thank you to all of our corporate sponsors and members that have currently renewed for 2017. Your support is what helps us keep the blues alive and supports our educational bursaries, spring and fall Blues shows, International Blues Challenge and support of local musicians. For those of you yet to renew, please do so as soon as possible so that we can budget and plan out our activities for 2017. 

On your blues society membership forms we asked two questions: 

1. What artist(s) would you like us to recommend to the Festival committee for future Festivals?

2. Do you have any suggestions for the TBBS or for our membership in relation to Blues,

Blues music, and our spring and fall show? 

I am happy to report we have received many positive comments on the above two items that we are taking into consideration.

Some of these suggestions included:  Having an acoustic bluesfest stage setup in Waverly Park; having at least one day of the Blues Festival dedicated to Blues and having the TBBS work more closely with the Thunder Bay musicians’ union. 

Band artists that were suggested included Toronzo Cannon, Eric Gales, Glamour Puss, Jackson

Browne, Garrett Mason, Tony Joe White, Delbert McClinton, Eric Steckel and Debra Lyn Neufeld. 

We appreciate you taking your time to provide us with your suggestions and insight. We look forward to another year of growth in our membership and are currently looking at several ways to further promote and enhance blues music and musicians in Thunder Bay. We are currently looking at the benefits of running an International Blues Challenge later this year. 

Please take note: One of our corporate sponsors, Branch #5 Legion on Van Norman St., is increasingly providing live music to the patrons in Thunder Bay.

I look forward to seeing you all at this years Blues Festival.


Yours in the Blues

Ray Bukovy

President, Thunder Bay Blues Society