We’re at the Post …
Notes from our Artistic Director

June 1, 2022`

I’ve never been to a horse race but I’ve always loved that phrase, “They’re at the post!”, because it seems to combine the energy and the readiness of an experience…which is precisely where Huron Waves sits at this very moment.

At 7pm tonight the music festival we’ve been wanting to bring to southwest Ontario for two and a half years breaks out the gate.  We’re off!

First out is our video, A Huron Waves Spring, 2022, with six featured portions with six different styles of music, six locations throughout Huron County and, most importantly, six artists/ensembles who I think are worthy of launching a spirited new Ontario cultural event.

Throughout June I’ll be in touch in advance of the other live concerts we’ve planned.  But for today, this mostly visual newsletter with photos of the six units being filmed by FauxPop.

A Huron Waves Spring, 2022 is free for everyone to enjoy.  Hosted by former CBC Radio News broadcaster, Judy Maddren, it airs tonight, Wednesday, at 7pm on our festival website, at FauxPop Media, on YouTube, Facebook and Instagram, and on the local channels of Hay Communication, Quadro and Wightman.  HuronTel and Tuckersmith customers can see the program on their cable systems in two days, on Friday, June 3.

Clockwise from top left:  Judy Maddren reads the script in FauxPop studio; Home Cookin’ Dixieland Band on Ball’s Bridge;  Six-year old violin prodigy, Sam Wong.                                                                                                                                                                     Photos by Bonnie Sitter
Clockwise from top left::  Harpist Sharlene Wallace in Alice Munro Literary Garden, Wingham;  Celtic trio, Gimlet’s Fine, catch a Lake Huron sunset;   Country singer Basil Bauer at Cowbell Distillery, Blyth; Percussionist Sheryl Prashker and banjoist Mike Reynolds on the tugboat
Link here with our website for information and advance tickets for upcoming programs:

Thursday, June 9
Port Albert   Sunrise Sound Walk*
7am.  Beach location on website

Friday, June 10
Port Blake   Sunrise Sound Walk*
7am.  Pavilion location on website

Saturday, June 11
Blyth   Sunrise Sound Walk*
7am.  G2G Trail.  Water Tower, on website

Sunday, June 12
Bayfield   Sunrise Sound Walk*
7am.  Howard St. location on website

     *tickets available in advance or at each starting point each day


Sunday, June 12
Whiskey Jack Salutes Canadian Country Legends.
Wingham.  3pm

Thursday, June 16
Queer Songbook Orchestra.
St. Joseph.  7:30pm

Sunday, June 19
We Stand with Ukraine
Grand Bend.  3pm

Thursday, June 23
An Evening with William Prince & Guests.
South Huron.  7:30pm

Sunday,  June 26
Classical Violin Recital featuring Bora Kim.
Exeter.  3pm

Let us entertain you throughout June, because now it’s true:  Huron Waves does connect us!

John A. Miller, Artistic Director