Music in Muskoka: Johnny Reid, Chantal Kreviazuk headline weekend breaks at Deerhurst

    HUNTSVILLE, ON, Aug. 13 /CNW/ - Muskoka's Deerhurst Resort may be better
known for family vacations and golf trips. But starting this fall, the
landmark lakeside retreat is showcasing its entertainment value with a string
of concert weekend getaways.
    First-up is Scotland-born, Ontario-raised and Nashville-based Johnny
Reid, who plays Deerhurst September 18.
    Right now, the musically unclassifiable singer-songwriter is about as hot
as Canadian music gets.
    Reid, the 34-year-old father of three and self-proclaimed son of a blue
collar immigrant, leads this year's Canadian Country Music award nominees with
six nods.
    His newest album, Dance With Me, was released March 10, reaching gold
status in less than 48 hours and matching his two previous platinum
recordings, 2005's Born to Roll and 2007's Kickin' Stones in achieving the
100,000 sales mark - just eight weeks later.
    Reid has already won two CCMA awards, including top male artist, in 2008,
and garnered a Juno nomination.
    But, more than growing fame, it's Reid's wide-ranging appeal and
showmanship that will draw a crowd to Deerhurst, or any other venue he plays,
from major festivals to small town halls.
    "Maybe he's labelled a country musician, but Johnny and his fan base are
much bigger," confirms Deerhurst Director of Sales Clee Varon.
    "His songs about family, friends and living mix perfectly with a Muskoka
escape. And they can speak to anyone, anywhere."
    When Reid takes the stage at Deerhurst next month, expect notes of soul,
blues, rock and funk underscored by his trademark Scottish brogue. The
eclectic concert will feature new hits as well as cheerful mandolin and fiddle
propelled Out of the Blue, and simple, heartfelt ballads like Thank You.
    Whether it's plaid scarf wearing members of his fan club, the Tartan
Army, or someone looking for some R&R away, Johnny Reid in Muskoka will be
"one of his real, 110 percent shows," promises Varon.
    Deerhurst's Johnny Reid concert package wraps up admission, overnight
accommodation and breakfast from $149 per person based on double occupancy.
For bookings call 1-800-461-4393 or visit
    On November 14, Deerhurst welcomes Juno-winning songstress Chantal
Kreviazuk for a show featuring selections from her new recording, Plain Jane,
as well as favourite hits. The concert is a highlight of the downtown
Huntsville Girlfriends' Getaway weekend featuring pre-holiday shopping,
workshops and a fashion show with W Network Style by Jury hosts Bruce Turner
and David Klemmer. To book Deerhurst's complete two-night Girlfriends' Getaway
package call 1-800-461-4393.


    Two hours and two turns north of Toronto, Deerhurst Resort is a
year-round leisure and conference destination featuring two 18-hole golf
courses including the acclaimed Deerhurst Highlands, teambuilding, a spa, live
show, and the most on-site activities of any resort in Eastern Canada. A
founding member of the Savour Muskoka culinary trail, Deerhurst is the only
resort in North America producing its own maple syrup and honey on-site. From
June 25-27, 2010, Deerhurst will host the G8 Summit of world leaders.

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For further information: Anne White, Deerhurst Resort, (416) 566-9297 or

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