Boots and Hearts Music Festival

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Boots and Hearts Music Festival
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Boots & Hearts Music Festival Summer 2016
GenreMusic festival
DatesAugust 6th - 9th, 2020
Location(s)Burl's Creek Event Grounds, Oro-Medonte, Ontario, Canada
Years active2012–Present
Founded byStan and Eva Dunford
WebsiteOfficial website

The Boots and Hearts Music Festival is a multi-day country music and camping festival produced by Republic Live Inc. and owned by Stan and Eva Dunford. The 2020 festival is scheduled for August 6–9. The festival is held annually at the custom-designed festival grounds, Burl's Creek Event Grounds in Oro-Medonte, Ontario, Canada. Since its inception in 2012, Boots and Hearts has quickly grown to become Canada's largest country music festival and is considered the second largest music festival in North America behind only the CMA Music Festival. The festival offers an Emerging Artist Showcase, multiple stages, VIP offerings, with as many as 45,000+ festival-goers each day for the 4 days. Boots and Hearts was awarded the CCMA (Canadian Country Music Association) "Festival of the Year" Award in 2014, 2015, and 2016, as well as the Canadian Music Week "Festival of the Year" in 2015, with repeat nominations in 2016, 2017 and 2018. In 2019, they were nominated for "Festival of the Year" by the ACMA's (Academy of Country Music Awards).

Boots and Hearts has hosted world-renowned artists such as Alan Jackson, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Toby Keith, Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts, Brad Paisley, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line and many other country music stars.


Owned by Stan and Eva Dunford, under Republic Live Inc, Boots and Hearts took place for the first time in 2012 at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario. After reaching capacity at Motorsport Park they then purchased land to host large scale festivals and the festival moved to Burl's Creek Event Grounds in Oro-Medonte, Ontario.


Boots and Hearts Music Festival is held at the custom-designed festival grounds, Burl's Creek Event Grounds in Oro-Medonte, Ontario. The grounds provide a one-of-a-kind on-site camping experience for fans. The festival offers a range of different camping offerings from tent camping, RV and hydro RV. The campgrounds come equipped with toilets, showers and feature a general store.


August 10–12, 2012[edit]

Alabama, Big & Rich, Carrie Underwood, Kid Rock, Lionel Richie, Sheryl Crow, Tim McGraw

Canaan Smith, Charlie Major, Crystal Shawanda, Dallas Smith, Dance Y'all, Danny Michel, Derek Miller, Gord Downie & The Sadies, Hannah Chapplain, High Valley, Jason Jones, Jason McCoy, Jaydee Bixby, JT Hodges, Kevin Costner, Kira Isabella, Larry Berrio, Lauren Alaina, Leah Daniels, Lindsay Broughton, MacKenzie Porter, Makayla Lynn, Martha Meredith, Melissa Payne, Paul Brandt, Phil Vassar, Riot In The Valley, Shane Yellowbird, Stone Sparrows, Tebey, Terri Clark, The Hollowbodies, The Roughnotes, Tim Chaisson, Tim Hicks, Trish Stratus.

August 1–4, 2013[edit]

Jason Aldean, The Band Perry, Rascal Flatts, Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert

MacKenzie Porter, Lindsay Broughton, Rob Carnegie, The Stone Sparrows, Tim Hicks, Emerson Drive, Catfish Willie & The Buckle Busters, Washboard Hank, Keith & Renee, The Heartbroken, Autumn Hill, MacKenzie Porter, David Nail, Whitney Rose, The Abrams Brothers, Melissa Payne, Devin Cuddy, Aaron Lewis, Parmalee, Cassadee Pope, Colt Ford, Dean Brody, The Stellas, Kira Isabella, Chad Brownlee, Joe Diffie, Duck Dynasty, Tebey, High Valley, Jason Blaine, Tate Stevens.

July 31 - August 3, 2014[edit]

Toby Keith, Lee Brice, Luke Bryan, Hunter Hayes, Blake Shelton

Natalie Stovall and the Drive, Brett Kissel, Dallas Smith, The Stables, Alyssa Morrissey, Genevieve Fisher, Marshall Dane, Jordan McIntosh, Jess Moskaluke, Chris Stapleton, Sam Hunt, One More Girl, Deric Ruttan, The Road Hammers, Paul Brandt, Sawyer Brown, David Lee Murphy, Clare Dunn, Tim Hicks, Open Sky, Northern Road, Jordan McIntosh, Abrams Brothers, Dan + Shay, Tyler Farr, The Reklaws, Danielle Bradbery, Home Free, Neal McCoy, Gord Bamford.

August 6–9, 2015[edit]

Brad Paisley, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Thomas Rhett, Dallas Smith, Justin Moore

Emerson Drive, High Valley, Chad Brownlee, Frankie Ballard, The Road Hammers, David Nail, Maddie & Tae, Canaan Smith, Kira Isabella, The Stellas, Jess Moskaluke, Lennon and Maisy, Austin Webb, Blackjack Billy, Dylan Scott, Old Dominion, Small Town Pistols, MacKenzie Porter, The Reklaws, Wes Mack, Trinity Bradshaw, The Lovelocks Leah Daniels, MacArthur Clark, Ty Baynton, Kaitlin Kozell, Tham Dang Rattlers, Genevieve Fisher, Melissa Payne, Jesse LaBelle, Open Sky, Kate Suhr, Abby Stewart.

August 4–7, 2016[edit]

Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw, Dierks Bentley, Jake Owen, Sam Hunt, Chase Rice

Dean Brody, Tim Hicks, Diamond Rio, Emerson Drive, Chase Bryant, Dylan Scott, Jason Blaine, Cam, Alan Doyle and the Beautiful Gypsies, Tebey, Raquel Cole, River Town Saints, Autumn Hill, Meghan Patrick, Madeline Merlo, Lindsay Ell, JoJo Mason, Jason Benoit, Jordan McIntosh, David James, Aaron Pritchett, The Reklaws, Lindsay Broughton, The Dungarees, Cory Marquardt, Kaitlin Kozell, Johnson Crook, Brea Lawrenson, MacArthur Clark, James Barker Band.

August 10–13, 2017[edit]

Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Brantley Gilbert

Brett Eldredge, Eli Young Band, Dan + Shay, Frankie Ballard, Chad Brownlee, Jess Moskaluke, Kiefer Sutherland, Tucker Beathard, Drake White and The Big Fire, Aubrie Sellers, Cold Creek County, Endless Summer, Lindi Ortega, Brooke Eden, Midland, JJ Shiplett, The Abrams, Jessica Mitchell, Dani Strong, Kelly Prescot, Andrew Hyatt, Jesse Gold[1]

August 9–12, 2018[edit]

Florida Georgia Line, Alan Jackson, Thomas Rhett, Billy Currington, Dallas Smith, Brett Young

Meghan Patrick, Midland, Locash, James Barker Band, The Washboard Union, Lindsay Ell, Russell Dickerson, Blackjack Billy, Walker Hayes, Madeline Merlo, Jason Blaine, Aaron Goodvin, River Town Saints, Kira Isabella, Andrew Hyatt, Bobby Wills, Maggie Rose, Runaway June, Chris Buck Band, Petric, Jimmie Allen, Sons of Daughters, Ryan Robinette, Devin Dawson, Natasha Zimbaro, Genevieve Fisher, Sacha, The Wheat Kings, Jade Eagleson, The Redhill Valleys, Kelsi Mayne, Emma Wright[2]

August 8–11, 2019

Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Cole Swindell, Kane Brown, Kip Moore

Chase Rice, Michael Ray, Tim Hicks, Carly Pearce, Mitchell Tenpenny, Lanco, The Cadillac Three, Morgan Wallen, Dylan Scott, Ashley McBryde, Ryan Hurd, RaeLynn, Runaway June, Smithfield, Tyler Rich, Danielle Bradbery, Brandon Lay, The Wild Feathers, Jameson Rodgers, HARDY, Shawn Austin, Levi Hummon, Filmore, Drew Baldridge, MacKenzie Porter, Jake Rose, Eric Ethridge, The Abrams, Tenille Arts, Kris Barclay, Owen Barney

August 6-9, 2020[edit]

Eric Church, Brothers Osborne, Dan + Shay, Jon Pardi, Dustin Lynch, Mike Hawk

Alessia Cara, Granger Smith, Riley Green, Andy Grammer, Morgan Evans, Cam, Seaforth, Jon Langston, Meghan Patrick, Jason Blaine, David Boyd Janes, Aaron Goodvin, Jillian Jacqueline, Jessie James Decker, Earl Dibbles Jr, Abby Anderson, Steven Lee Olsen, Adam Doleac, Niko Moon, Hugh Mungus, Caylee Hammack, King Calaway, Sykamore, Madison Kozak, Teddy Robb, Jojo Mason, Hailey Whitters, Kristin Carter, Dwayne Gretzky, Kalsey Kulyk, Jess & Tay [3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Boots and Hearts (March 13, 2017). "Boots and Hearts Lineup". Archived from the original on March 17, 2017. Retrieved March 17, 2017.
  2. ^ "Lineup". Boots & Hearts. Retrieved June 22, 2018.
  3. ^ Boots and Hearts (February 1, 2020). "Boots and Hearts Lineup". Archived from the original on February 1, 202p. Retrieved February 1, 2020. External link in |website= (help)

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Coordinates: 44°28′45″N 79°31′09″W / 44.479240°N 79.519172°W / 44.479240; -79.519172