On March 22 the Canadian blues community has learned the sad news about the passing of Vancouver Island guitarist Jason Buie, he was only 47.
Jason was the co-founder of the White Rock Blues Society, he did may fundraising events in his community, he was close with the legendary Jeff Healey. Jason had taken time away from music to raise his kids: Sophie, Jackson and Etta and was just making his return.
In memoriam of Jason Buie, a fundraiser concert will be held on Friday, April 6 at Hugh's Room Live. The night will feature the likes of Suzie Vinnick, Jenie Thai, Gary Kendall, Mark Stafford, Terry Wilkins (Sinners Choir), Bucky Berger, Raha Javanfar (from Bad Luck Woman & Her Misfortunes), Dan McKinnon, Lance Anderson, and Ken Whiteley. Doors will open at 6pm, concert will start at 8:30pm.
Advance tickets are $25 and can be purchased in person by cash, debit or credit card at Hugh's Room Live box office. The box office will be open between 12pm-6pm this week until Sunday, including Good Friday. Box office will re-open again on Wednesday and operate between 12pm-5pm throughout the week, excluding Thursday April 5 where it will be open until 6pm.
Reservations can be placed in advance through box office phone number as well: (416) 533-LIVE (5483). Please note that only payments with credit card will be accepted over the phone.
All tickets at the door are $30 and can be purchased by cash, debit or credit.
For those who can't make it to the concert, you can still contribute by online donating until the end of April.
All money collected, including online donations and the fundraiser concert, will be forwarded to Chris Buie for the Trust Fund being created for Jason’s 3 children and their future education needs. Please click below to donate online.