Our Hearts are Heavy

With a heavy heart we want to communicate the passing of our Artistic Director, Wayne Buttery, the Gentleman of Blues.

His legacy, his kindness and his passion for the Blues will never be forgotten. We will treasure the laughs, the great music from his guitar and his voice, and the true drive to make our festival grow. We will smile when we think of Wayne because he had a heart of gold and was always a gentleman.

Our Stonebridge Wasaga Beach Blues Festival Crew and volunteers will miss him tremendously and send the deepest condolences to his family and friends.

Wayne was a respected and beloved part of the Blues community in the region and in Ontario. His music and talent will be forever in the memory of those how knew him.