The Amy Louie Grossmans Music Scholarship (ALGMS)


ALGMS is an artist development bursary created in memory of the late Amy Louie, a member of the family that has owned Grossman’s Tavern in Toronto since 1975.


An annual fundraiser is hosted to present the musician $2000 from the Greater Toronto Area to help advance their career.


This year’s fundraiser is on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 starting at 7pm.


The band line up includes: The Happy Pals, Frankie Foo, Donnie “Mr. Downchild” Walsh, Danny Marks, Uncle Bass w/ Terry Wilkins, Dan McKinnon, The Action Sound Band, Chloe Watkinson, Bad Luck Woman & Her Misfortunes, Bill Hedefine & the Sunday Night All Stars, The Swingin Blackjacks, and the announcement and performance from the 2019 ALGMS recipient!!!!


2019 submissions are closed.


All submissions will be considered. A full explanation of the project and the need for funding must be included.


The proposal criteria should include the following:

- applicants name, band name, email address, phone number and mailing address

- links to the applicants website, Facebook and other social media

- links for listening to the applicants music

- proposal should be 200 words or less

- proposal should be documented in PDF format

- must be submitted by email to c/o The Amy Louie Grossmans Music Scholarship


The submission period is June 10, 2019 to September 13, 2019.


The successful applicant will receive half the scholarship funds at the beginning of the project and the remainder on its completion. An expense budget will need to be presented prior to receipts of the funds.


The successful applicant will be required to participate in the 8th annual fundraiser to support ALGMS, at Grossman’s, Tuesday, September 24, 2019. The scholarship presentation will be made at the fund raising event. They will also be required to help organize the 9th annual fundraiser as well as host the event in 2020.


The successful applicant will be chosen by a panel consisting of members of the Louie family, music industry professionals and individuals with long standing connections to Grossman’s Tavern.


Questions regarding the submission process can be sent to


Past recipients include:

2018- The Swingin’ Blackjacks
2017- Dan McKinnon
2016- Bad Luck Woman & Her Misfortunes
2015- Chloe Watkinson & Park Eddy
2014- Jerome Godboo
2013- The Responsables

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