August 9th Through 12th Officially Declared “Boots And Hearts Weekend” In The County Of Simcoe

Doug Downey, MPP for Barrie Springwater Oro-Medonte Made the Official Proclamation at Boots and Hearts Music Festival Opening Night.


August 9, 2018, Oro-Medonte, Ontario – Tonight, Doug Downey, MPP for Bruce Springwater Oro-Medonte proclaimed the weekend of August 9 – 12, 2018 as “Boots & Hearts Weekend”, in the County of Simcoe.


Burl’s Creek Event Grounds, venue for Boots and Hearts Music Festival, is renowned for hosting and producing safe, responsible and experiential events. Over the last four years, the development of the grounds has led to the property becoming the largest outdoor music venue in Canada and the single largest privately-funded entertainment project completed in Ontario in 30 years. The annual festival, and ongoing activations on the grounds, provide economic and tourism stimulus, job creation, community and charitable support and music industry recognition for the County.


With the opening of Boots and Hearts Music Festival, the official proclamation is the perfect kick-off to the four-day festival welcoming over 40 established and rising country artists and over 40,000 fans to the County of Simcoe.


“We are grateful and honoured to receive this proclamation from MPP Doug Downey,” said Eva Dunford, Boots and Hearts Co-Founder. “As we enter our seventh year tonight, we look forward to welcoming our neighbours, County of Simcoe community and country music fans from across North America to our beautiful Burl’s Creek Event Grounds for another exceptional year of music and entertainment. We would also like to thank our community and attendees for helping to make Boots and Hearts Music Festival Canada’s largest camping and country music festival.”


Tickets for the 2018 festival are on-sale now online or for purchase onsite at ticketing gates; visit for more information about artists, tickets, camping, and accommodations.


The full Boots and Hearts 2018 line-up includes:


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, 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, Cole Malone, Kelsi Mayne, and Emma Wright.


About Boots and Hearts:
Boots and Hearts is an annual country and camping music festival event. Held at the custom designed camping and festival grounds at Burl’s Creek, the festival will take place August 9-12, 2018. This year’s festival headliners include Florida Georgia Line, Alan Jackson, and Thomas Rhett, followed by Billy Currington, Dallas Smith and Brett Young. Boots and Hearts is the recipient of the CCMA (Canadian Country Music Association) Festival of the Year Award in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 and Canadian Music Week 2015 Festival of the Year.


About Burl’s Creek Event Grounds:
Burl’s Creek is Canada’s largest outdoor event venue, with the capacity for more than 100,000 people and 45,000 campers. With over 600 acres of pristine grounds, VIP areas and a farmer’s market, Burl’s Creek is the perfect destination for everything from a major music festival to a wedding, fundraiser or sporting event. Located at 180 8th Line S in Oro-Medonte, ON, the grounds are 1 hour from Toronto and a 15-minute drive north of Barrie. Burl’s Creek annually plays host to Boots and Hearts, Canada’s largest country and camping music festival, Barrie Automotive Flea Market, as well as many other unique events each year. For more information, please visit


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