Upcoming Events

Blues Shakedown

The Thunder Bay Blues Society (TBBS) board of directors is proud to announce the two headlining bands for the Blues Shakedown Saturday October 19, 2024 at the DaVinci Centre (340 Waterloo St South).  The 2024 edition of Blues Shakedown will feature an all-Canadian blues line-up!


Headlining the evening at 9:30 pm will be multiple 2024 Blues Music Award and 2024 Maple Blues Award nominees the Blackburn Brothers.  This dynamic six-piece band have performed at many of the largest blues festivals across North and Central America.  Their latest album release SoulFunkin’Blues received a 2024 Juno nomination as well as three American 2024 Blues Music Award Nominations for Album of the YearSoul Album of the Year and Song of the Year (a new precedent for a Canadian band). The Blackburn Brothers also collectively received a record setting 9 nominations at the 2024 Canadian Maple Blues Awards, including Electric Act of the Year and Entertainer of the Year.  Thunder Bay blues fans may remember Blackburn Brothers from their appearance at the 2018 Thunder Bay Blues Festival, and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to bring them back to Thunder Bay.  For more information on this band visit blackburnbrothersmusic.com.


7:30 pm will feature 2024 Maple Blues Award winners for New Artist/Group of the Year the Little Magic Sam Band for their debut Thunder Bay performance!  This 5-piece band has a sound deeply rooted in Memphis and Chicago blues and in 2023 released a six song EP of original Chicago blues titled Step Back, which is available on both CD and 180g blue vinyl. A multi-talented singer/songwriter with an enormous stage presence, Little Magic Sam is sure to garner many new blues fans here in Thunder Bay!  More information on this band can be found at littlemagicsam.com.

There will be one more band added to this fantastic line-up…stay tuned for that announcement as we get closer to our ticket presale date September 7.

Exclusive for TBBS Members:  Thunder Bay Blues Society members will have first access to tickets for Blues Shakedown during a one-week presale September 7-14.  TBBS members have the opportunity to purchase reserved group seating at $60 per ticket for groups of 2/4/6/8 only.  YOU SAVE $15 PER TICKET OVER THE $75 ADVANCE TICKET PRICE BY BEING A TBBS MEMBER.

As ticket demand is expected to be very high for Blues Shakedown, each TBBS member will be limited to a maximum purchase of 4 tickets.  Once the TBBS member presale is over, advance tickets will be available at ticket outlets (subject to availability) starting September 30 at $75 per ticket.

Not a Thunder Bay Blues Society member?  A 2024 membership is very reasonable…$15 for a single membership or $20 for a joint membership (joint membership is two people living at the same address). Click this link to the home page and then click “Join” for all the information on how to secure and pay for your membership. We highly encourage the e-transfer payment option.  TBBS shows generally sell out during the presale.  If attending this event is of interest to you, we highly encourage you become a TBBS member in order to purchase your reserved group seating tickets during the presale!

More information on the presale and how to secure your seats to this show will be communicated by September 5, so be sure to get your blues crew organized now!


Thank you to all our blues fans for making 2023 a fantastic 25th Anniversary year!


Our exciting blues events in 2024


Blues Society Saturdays



Blues House Party 5
(March 23)


Blues Blast 2024
(May 25)


“Highway 61 to Memphis” Blues Challenge
(June 22)


Blues Shakedown
(October 19)