TBShows has been in existence since about April 1st, 2004 quite the april fools joke. It's grown from a tiny little blue website that had a few show listings into what it is today; a fairly decent database of upcoming & past shows (aka gigs, concerts, etc) in Thunder Bay, Ontario. We've also got a fair archive of posters & pictures from past events.
We once had a server crash, in which we lost about a year and a half worth of data. So while the site has been in existence since 2004, all the data starts around August of 2005. Woops.
All of this is put in place for one reason, which is the reason the site exists: To promote and support the Thunder Bay Music Scene. We'd like to think it's helped a bit thus far.
The site gets a good amount of traffic - we're no Facebook, but whatevs. As the archived pictures, posters, and shows continue to accumulate (and, well, bands keep existing & playing shows), this traffic will continue to grow, attracting new faces to shows and inspiring them to visit this website, tell their friends about it, and generally alter their life to make music central (or something similar).. and keep attending shows.
As you can see, this is a slightly circular process. Ongoing debate continues about its spherical nature - claims range from a perfect geometric shape with nary a straight line to a contraption with ONLY acute angles. Officially, we're undecided - though a pleasing egg shape is easier to imagine and produce. Draw your own conclusions.
TBShows is maintained by a few lovely folks. There's a team (with no I) who do all the administrative work, while the coding is generally taken care of by a smaller cadre.
We're fairly close with / possibly affiliated with Wiggins Productions, though we feature events from all promoters; monogamy isn't the name of the game.
TBShows couldn't exist without open source software. Honestly.
Some acknowledgement to be made - and in no particular order..