Canadians will be 'Blown Away' at Inaugural Boots and Hearts Music Festival this Summer

Tim McGraw headlines first annual Boots and Hearts Music Festival happening at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park from August 10-12, 2012. Three-day passes are available starting April 4th for $199.99. (CNW Group/Boots and Hearts Music Festival)

Tim McGraw, Kid Rock, Carrie Underwood, and Alabama headline three-day music event

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TORONTO, March 29, 2012 /CNW/ - From August 10-12, 2012, thousands will rock out to the world's top country acts at the first annual Boots and Hearts Music Festival. Taking place at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, this will be the largest international country music festival ever hosted on Canadian soil. Headlining the festival's stunning list of artists are Tim McGraw, Kid Rock, Carrie Underwood, and Alabama, and some of the best names in country music will also perform including Paul Brandt, Big and Rich, Lauren Alaina, Jason McCoy, Dallas Smith, High Valley, Canaan Smith, and many more.

"Canadians deserve a festival where they can enjoy the very best country music has to offer and camp with their friends and family without having to travel to the United States," said Shannon McNevan, partner and executive director, Republic Live, the promoter and producer of the festival. "We have three full days of country music on two stages, tailgates, barbeques, and all kinds of activities throughout the day to keep fans entertained. And just when other music festivals call it a night, Boots and Hearts will ramp things up with nightly after-parties. It's definitely shaping up to be the party of the summer."

The Boots and Hearts Music Festival boasts an astonishing line-up of superstars, including more than 20 international and Canadian artists on two stages. Festival-goers will be able to camp under the stars with thousands of others at one of the best festival grounds in North America.

The newly refurbished park offers 750 acres of manicured grass land and rolling hills - the perfect venue to set up camp and enjoy the music stylings from top country artists. During the day people can take a stroll through Boom Town, let their kids play in the kids zone and petting zoo, sample authentic country fare, shop the local Farmer's Market, purchase handmade local crafts, test their skills on a mechanical bull, and enjoy the Country Fair & Midway.

Ticket Availability

Three-day passes are available April 4th for $199.99 and camping permits start at $62.99 - both can be purchased at http://www.bootsandhearts.com/.  A presale for selected artists' fan club members will kick off today.  Check the artists' websites to find out more.  VIP packages will also be sold giving ticket holders exclusive access to VIP areas located right beside to the main stage, and other perks such as premium reserved seating, shaded areas, picnic tables, couches, private restrooms, food and beverage vendors and a full cash bar.

About Boots and Hearts Music Festival

Boots and Hearts is the largest country music festival of its kind ever to be hosted on Canadian soil. It is a three-day celebration of music and art where music lovers of all genres can escape from the rigors of daily life, band together with thousands of other country music fans and experience a once-in-a-lifetime event that they will never forget. With more than 20 bands, ranging from global superstars to emerging artists, Boots and Hearts will offer an eclectic mix of country music styles. And just when other music festivals call it a night, we ramp the party up with nightly after-parties. To find out more information, visit www.bootsandhearts.com.  Work Hard. Play Harder - That's Boots & Hearts!

About Republic Live

With offices in Nashville, TN and Peterborough, ON, Republic Live is a live event promotions company that specializes in music festivals and live events.  For more information, visit www.republic-live.com

About Canadian Tire Motor Sport Park

Canadian Tire Motorsport Park is home to some of the biggest races in Canada, hosting the only Canadian stop for North America's premiere sports car championship - the American Le Mans Series. The facility hosts two races in the 2012 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series. More information can be found at www.mosport.com

Image with caption: "Tim McGraw headlines first annual Boots and Hearts Music Festival happening at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park from August 10-12, 2012. Three-day passes are available starting April 4th for $199.99. (CNW Group/Boots and Hearts Music Festival)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120329_C9121_PHOTO_EN_11760.jpg

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For more information or to book an interview with Republic Live, please contact:

Stephanie Nardilli
High Road Communications
416-644-2258
stephanie.nardilli@highroad.com