Kid Rock, McGraw headline new Ontario country music festival

A big, new country music festival will be held near Bowmanville, ON this summer.  Bowmanville is located about an hour east of Toronto. The 3-day festival is called Boots and Hearts (no, really, Boots and Hearts) and will take place Aug. 10 -12 at the 750-acre Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (Mosport Raceway). The line up includes Tim McGraw, Kid Rock, Carrie Underwood, Alabama, Paul Brandt, Big & Rich, Lauren Alaina, Jason McCoy, High Valley, and Dallas Smith.

Tickets go on sale this Wednesday, April 4th.Three day passes are $199.00 with camping permits starting at $62.99. Both can be purchased starting Wednesday at the Boots and Hearts website.

Interesting to note that this new festival with the bad handle is going head-to-head with Ottawa’s Capital Hoedown. The very same weekend the Hoedown Festival will be featuring Taylor Swift, Reba, Brad Paisley, The Band Perry, Dean Brody, Ronnie Dunn, Terri Clark, and Gord Bamford.  Not sure what happened to the CMT Music Festival that was held at Burls Creek, just north of Barrie, ON last summer.  Word on the street is that it may not happen this summer.