Lionel Richie Boots and Hearts

Yes, the Boots and Hearts Country Music Festival was the place I discovered that I had a little country in me after all!  This fun-filled event is set to go for 2013 and we’re going to be packed up and ready to roll once again!

I hope that my blogger friends, party friends, and even non-party friends will be there as well.    I would LOVE to see Lionel Richie perform again as he was my fave.

Who would you love to see at the 2013 Boots and Hearts Country Music Festival??

Official Boots and Hearts 2013 Press Release

Boots and Hearts organizers, Republic Live 2013 Inc., are pleased to announce that country music’s hottest festival will be returning August 1 – 4th 2013 at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario.   More than 65,000 people attended the three-day festival last summer and organizers expect the 2013 event to draw an even larger crowd.  Exit polls had festival-goers weigh in on their thoughts about how the event could become even stronger in 2013 and Republic Live 2013 Inc. have already taken action promising free tent camping with purchase of full event ticket, more showers, additional bathrooms and larger campsites.  Fans also voted for the artists they would most like to see at  Boots & Hearts 2013 with the top ten acts being Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Rascal Flatts, Zac Brown Band, Taylor Swift, Brad Paisley, and The Band Perry.  Festival organizers are striving to secure the most desirable mix of artists possible in response to fan requests. 

Not hard on the eyes at all in person!

“We weren’t joking when we said we wanted your help to make Boots and Hearts the best country festival out there, and we’re committed to doing everything we can to make that happen,” said Shannon McNevan, Managing Director, Partner, Republic Live 2013 Inc.  “Thankfully we received a boatload of input from our attendees this past summer and our audience has really helped drive the improvements to our 2013 event.  As a result, we’ve incorporated free parking and tent camping for anyone who purchases a full-event General Admission ticket, free access for children 12 and under and more toilets, showers, and on-site experiences for people to enjoy, and we’re just getting started.”  

The festival dates have also been moved to coincide with the bank holiday weekend in August 2013, something else fans suggested for future events.  Some of the 2012 favorites will return with the Main Stage, Family Zone, BOOMTOWN Entertainment, the Front Porch Stage, with more market stalls and food vending options.  The event promises to continue to be a family friendly one and the age limit for free passes for children was increased to 12 years old from 10 years of age in 2012. 

Feedback from 2012 Boots and Hearts festival-goers was very positive about their overall experience and comments included:

“Thank you so much, Boots & Hearts was amazing!”
“Great time and great line-up.” 
“What a great first event, good job!” 
“Love B&H!”
“I’m pumped for 2013!”
“Love this event.  Will definitely see you next year.” 
“Thanks for the awesome time.” 
 “It was fun, rain and all!”

Boots and Hearts Music Festival is an annual event run by Republic Live 2013 Inc. taking place at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville from August 1- 4th 2013.   The 2012 line up included country acts Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw, Alabama, Paul Brandt, Terri Clark, as well as headliners Sheryl Crow, Kid Rock and Lionel Richie, with 40 other musical guests and the 2013 Festival will feature a similar line up of international talent.  Stay tuned for artist and ticketing announcements at


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