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When addressing the title for this article, it’s easy to begin and end simply with the incredible lineup that Boots and Hearts has curated for country music fans from August 8-11, 2019. Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Cole Swindell, Kane Brown and Kip Moore are just the headliners – need I say more? Then throw in Chase Rice, Dylan Scott, Michael Ray, Tim Hicks, Carly Pearce, Ashley McBryde, Mitchell Tenpenny, and LANCO along with over 20 other artists, and my inner country music fan begins to swoon!
But the Boots and Hearts Music Festival isn’t just about the country artists on the multiple stages spread out across Burl's Creek Event Grounds in Oro-Medonte, Ontario – just north of Barrie. The festival has also cultivated a country music experience like no other! From sleeping under the stars – or in an RV if you’re fancy like that – to playing beach volleyball and carnival games, to riding the ferris wheel and of course taking thousands of pictures for the ‘gram – there’s something for everyone! Boots and Hearts has also partnered with some of the hottest brands offering the most unique on-site activations for fans to enjoy all day long.
Going into its 8th year, Boots and Hearts has proven itself to be Canada’s largest and one of the most accomplished country music festivals – the awards speak for themselves. Boots and Hearts has won the CCMA Festival of the Year Award in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, PLUS they were the only Canadian festival nominated for the 2019 Academy of Country Music’s Festival of the Year Award.
Eva Dunford - Co-Founder of Republic Live - the organization behind Boots and Hearts, says, "We are incredibly honoured to be nominated for this year's Academy of Country Music Festival of the Year award. Being the only Canadian festival nominated is the ultimate testament to how incredible our team is. Together, we strive to bring the very best in country music to fans and we are humbled by the industry’s recognition. We couldn't be more excited for another great festival this year and are confident our fans will feel the same."
The Boots and Hearts Music Festival is THE place to be this August, and we can’t wait to see you there! For the full festival lineup, along with ticketing and camping details, click here!
- PATRICE WHIFFEN