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Boots and Hearts Music Festival
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Boots & Hearts Music Festival Summer 2016
Genre Music festival
Dates August 4-7, 2022
Location(s) Burl's Creek Event Grounds, Oro-Medonte, Ontario, Canada
Years active 2012–Present *(The 2020 and 2021 editions of the event were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic)
Founded by Stan and Eva Dunford
Official 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 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 and 2020, they were nominated for "Festival of the Year" by the ACMA's (Academy of Country Music Awards).

The 2020 and 2021 editions of the event were cancelled due to the global COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

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

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

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

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

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

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, Lindsay Broughton, The Reklaws, The Dungarees, Cory Marquardt, Kaitlin Kozell, Brea Lawrenson, Johnson Crook, MacArthur Clark, James Barker Band.

August 10–13, 2017

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

August 9–12, 2018

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

Midland, Locash, James Barker Band, The Washboard Union, Lindsay Ell, Russell Dickerson, Blackjack Billy, Meghan Patrick, 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

August 8–11, 2019

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

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

*Event cancelled due to COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic

Eric Church, Dan + Shay, Jon Pardi, Dustin Lynch, Brothers Osborne, Alessia Cara,

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

August 5–8, 2021

Celebrating Boots and Hearts 10 Year Anniversary

*Event cancelled again due to COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic

Eric Church, Sam Hunt, Dan + Shay, Jon Pardi, Brothers Osborne, Dustin Lynch

Chris Lane, Raelynn, The Cadillac Three, Hardy, Cam, Tebey, Meghan Patrick, Travis Denning, Morgan Evans, Jason Blaine, Aaron Goodvin, Jon Langston, Abby Anderson, Jojo Mason, Jillian Jaqueline, Steven Lee Olsen, Niko Moon, Sean Stemaly, Teddy Robb, Ashland Craft, David Boyd Janes, Hailey Whitters, Madison Kozak, Kristin Carter, Kalsey Kulyk, Sykamore, Jess & Tay

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