Nominees for the Maple Blues Awards are selected by a distinguished panel of some 62 blues experts. Co-Chaired by the steering committee consisting of Yanick Theriault, Terry Parsons, and Brant Zwicker, the panel includes radio hosts, journalists, and festival organizers regionally distributed across Canada. Members of the Nominating Panel are not eligible for any of the awards.
Winners in instrumental categories — guitar, harmonica, piano/keyboards, horn, drum, and bass — will be determined by the Nominating Panel. Winners in all other categories will be selected by blues fans across the country!
The 24th Annual Maple Blues Awards will be virtual in 2021, streaming from 4 different cities! A bundle of awards will be announced next to some exciting performances from Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, and Vancouver each Monday of February!
We are launching with a stream from Toronto on Monday, February 1st. Mark your calendar now for Monday, February 8, 15, and 22 as well.
Online voting is open from November 2nd, 2020 at 12:01 am Eastern Time, through December 1st, 2020 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time.