Professor Louie & The Crowmatix will have the honor of being inducted into the Canada South Blues Museum on May 14, 2011. The only Blues Museum in Canada is a partnership between the Canada South Blues Society and the Francophone Community Place Concorde. The CSBS transformed the Oasis Pub, located inside Place Concorde, into a live performance blues museum. The walls are adorned with over 120 world-renowned artists, all of whom have played for us in Canada South.
The Museum features a 160 seat intimate concert hall with great acoustics, where every seat feels like front row. What makes the museum and live shows so special is that the artist is inducted into the museum, and then proceeds 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 as we unveil the Artists Star and Memorabilia in their permanent place in the museum.
In the five years the Museum has been open as of this February 2011 writing, there have been 32 inductions. The first inductee into the museum was the legendary Johnnie Johnson, inducted on his 80th birthday. Other inductees include Eric Burdon, Jeff Healey, David Honeyboy Edwards, Bobby Rush, Kim Wilson, Sir Mac Rice, Sherman Robertson, Powder Blues Band, Matt Minglewood, to name a few.
The Museum is free and open to the public Monday through Saturday. The Canada South Blues Society presents 8 to 10 inductions shows per year, September through June, primarily on Friday or Saturday nights. Ticket prices for induction shows are generally $15 for CSBS members, $25 for non-members. Induction shows sell out quickly, so keep an eye on our website, or become a member for monthly email newsletters.
The Canada South Blues Museum is funded through generous donations from Bluesfest International , Place Concorde, Ontario Trillium Foundation and Martin Scorsese Blues Music Foundation.
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