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Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw, Alabama Headline Boots and Hearts Festival

Organizers announced recently that Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood and Alabama will headline the new Boots and Hearts Music Festival near Toronto later this year.

The event is being billed as the “largest international country music festival ever hosted on Canadian soil,” and will feature more than 20 international and Canadian artists on two stages throughout a 750-acre space in Bowmanville, Ontario, a suburb of Toronto.

The lineup also will feature Kid Rock, Big and Rich, Paul Brandt, Lauren Alaina, Jason McCoy, Dallas Smith, High Valley, Canaan Smith and many more, including many local Canadian country artists. The event will be held August 10-12 at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

Shannon McNevan, executive director of Republic Live, which produces the festival, said in a statement about why the festival is great for Canadians.

“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,” she said. “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 large Canadian Tire Motorsport Park has been recently refurbished, and will be set up for the festival and camping during the event. Additionally, the area will feature a kids zone and petting zoo, local Farmer’s Market and a mechanical bull. The grounds also will feature many local food and craft vendors.

There is an additional fee for camping passes. The fees vary by camping type – RV camping and tent camping are permitted. VIP packages are also available, which include access to VIP areas, premium reserved seating and private restrooms.

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