© Thunder Bay Blues Society 2016

Promoting “The Blues”
in Northwestern Ontario, Canada since 1998
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Congratulations to

2015 IBC Solo/Duo Competition Winner


(Camden Tiura)

Runners Up

2nd Place -  Big Bad Bobby Blues

(Bobby Hill)

3rd Place -  Brother John

(Ted Hamill)

4th Place – Smedley B

(Brad Rusnak)

Camden Blues went to Memphis in January to compete in the

2016 International Blues Challenge sponsored by the TBBS!


Every Saturday morning join

John Booth

On his Blues radio show

“How Blue L.U.”

John shares some great blues music and explores the history of Blues

Every Saturday from 10 til noon

LU Radio - 102.7 FM


2015 IBC Solo/Duo Third Place

Brother JOHN
Linda Fogolin-Urry with Brother JOHN

(Photo courtesy of Tom Hamilton)

2015 IBC Solo/Duo Second Place
 Big Bad Bobby Blues with Joan Stevens

(Photo courtesy of Tom Hamilton)

2015 IBC Solo/Duo Competition Winner

Rick Gale presenting certificate to Camden Blues

(Photo courtesy of Paul Jokelainen)


On behalf of the Thunder Bay Blues Society, I would like to express our thanks to you for your continued support and commitment  as a member/ corporate sponsor of the TBBS. Member/corporate sponsor contributions are extremely important to us, and are the backbone of our funding for our initiatives such as the IBC Competition, our spring and fall events, and our continuing support of Lakehead University and Confederation College Music scholarships.

The TBBS was founded in 1998 as a “not for profit” corporation, with a mandate to “support local musicians and expose the community to the broad range of entertainment this style of music can provide, and we continue to work towards these goals and objectives.

Our TBBS Blues Festival tent was a huge success, as we discovered how really important blues music is to the local community. We received support in the form of donations and new member applications not only from Thunder Bay residents, but from all over Canada and the USA.

Although the recent decline in our dollar has presented some challenges, we are currently in the process of planning our fall event and are extremely excited by some of the possibilities that have been presented to us.

Once again, thank you for your generosity and wonderful support, we look forward to seeing you soon.


Ray Bukovy

President, Thunder Bay Blues Society