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Boots & Hearts 2017 Preview: Day-to-Day Schedule and Stage Lineup

Boots & Hearts 2017 is coming, and we’re getting ready for all of the live music action that we can handle. And now we know which day, stage, and time we’ll be catching our favourite country music artists from August 10 to 13th in Oro-Medonte, ON. Now, we know that there are going to be … Continue reading Boots & Hearts 2017 Preview: Day-to-Day Schedule and Stage Lineup

Boots & Hearts Preview: JJ Shiplett Q&A

If you haven’t seen JJ Shiplett on stage, we highly recommend that you change that as soon as possible. And if you’re going to Boots & Hearts 2017, your chance is coming soon! We caught up with the Something To Believe In singer for a little pre-festival Q&A action, and as usual, JJ was awesome. … Continue reading Boots & Hearts Preview: JJ Shiplett Q&A

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Giddy Up: Budweiser County Fair Toronto!

In the heart of the city, country took over. The Budweiser County Fair brought country music, BBQ, beer and more to King Street West, and country fans were there to soak it all in while they soaked up the sun. The two day festival featured a list of rising stars on stage, and paired with … Continue reading Giddy Up: Budweiser County Fair Toronto!

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WayHome 2017 Preview: Vance Joy Top 10

WayHome 2017 is inching closer every day, in fact, wristbands are on their way to ticket holders right now! To help us prepare, we’re listening to lots of artists from the 2017 lineup including one of our all-time favourites, Vance Joy. James Keogh, aka Vance Joy, is on the bill for Saturday, July 29th and … Continue reading WayHome 2017 Preview: Vance Joy Top 10

Boots & Hearts Preview: Andrew Hyatt & Alee Q&A

Boots & Hearts is coming, and it’s easy to tell you it’s one of our favourite weekends of the summer. It’s also easy to tell you that we’re excited to see Alee and Andrew Hyatt hit the stage to sing their songs. These two Wax Records artists are coming to B&H to show the country … Continue reading Boots & Hearts Preview: Andrew Hyatt & Alee Q&A

105 Years Strong: 2017 Calgary Stampede Preview

Words cannot explain how excited I am to be a part of the Calgary Stampede again this year! And if you’ve been following the weather forecast, like myself, you already know it’s going to be a lot better than last year! But don’t worry about the 30+ temperatures the next two weeks, there’s tons of … Continue reading 105 Years Strong: 2017 Calgary Stampede Preview

Cowboy Up: Budweiser County Fair is Coming to Toronto

For the last few years we’ve been talking about Toronto’s emergence as a country music hot spot. And now, the city is getting their own country music festival when the Budweiser County Fair comes to 525 King Street West, July 14 and 15, 2017. The County Fair is offering a full experience, including: ★ Carnival … Continue reading Cowboy Up: Budweiser County Fair is Coming to Toronto

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NXNE 2017 Port Lands: Caveboy Q&A

I first met Caveboy during CMW 2015 and I have to say I immediately took to them. They’re warm and genuine, open and funny. Fast forward to Saturday’s NXNE Port Lands in 2017 and Caveboy is up on the Canal Stage winning over new fans with their music and their energy. Caveboy is Michelle Bensimon (Lead … Continue reading NXNE 2017 Port Lands: Caveboy Q&A

2017 Canadian National Exhibition Northern Comfort Saloon Lineup and Schedule

If you like cold drink and hot country music, the Northern Comfort Saloon at the Canadian National Exhibition should be on your to do list this summer! We’ve been checking out the Northern Comfort Saloon since year one in 2014, and every year there’s a pretty fantastic selection of country music to sing, drink, and … Continue reading 2017 Canadian National Exhibition Northern Comfort Saloon Lineup and Schedule

2017 Canadian National Exhibition Bandshell Stage Lineup and Schedule

Every Toronto summer ends the same way, with the Canadian National Exhibition and its rides, food, and entertainment. And now, still a month and a half away from opening day, we have a schedule and lineup for the legendary CNE Bandshell stage. As always, all concerts are included with the price of CNE admission, making … Continue reading 2017 Canadian National Exhibition Bandshell Stage Lineup and Schedule

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NXNE 2017 Club Lands: Crown Lands, The Anti-Queens and Sweatshop Kids – NXNE Curator Series – Ian D’Sa (Billy Talent)

Sweatshop Kids started off the showcase. The trio of Walsh, Turvey and Hover were loud, they were sweaty and they weren’t kids. Listing hardcore-dance-punk-nu-metal-knuckle-funk as their genre on their Facebook page, we going to go with that. The music was great, the singer super interesting and that haircut just kept making me smile. It’s weird but … Continue reading NXNE 2017 Club Lands: Crown Lands, The Anti-Queens and Sweatshop Kids – NXNE Curator Series – Ian D’Sa (Billy Talent)

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NXNE 2017 Club Lands: The Lazys – NXNE Curator Series – Ian D’Sa (Billy Talent)

The Lazys are not a band for the faint-hearted and on June 22nd at the Ian D’Sa (Billy Talent) Curator Series at The Horseshoe Tavern, The Lazys brought everything they had and left it on the stage. Not to be outdone, their fans took it up a notch and matched the band with their energy and … Continue reading NXNE 2017 Club Lands: The Lazys – NXNE Curator Series – Ian D’Sa (Billy Talent)

Recording “Rise Over Run”: Crown Lands Episode 4 Premiere

It was almost a year ago when we stumbled upon Crown Lands (Kevin Comeau and Cody Bowles) when they were opening a show we were covering at The Rivoli on Queen West in Toronto. And truth be told, we’ve been fans ever since. It’s been a very busy, productive year for Crown Lands. They’ve been … Continue reading Recording “Rise Over Run”: Crown Lands Episode 4 Premiere

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Kira Isabella and JoJo Mason at Mohawk Racetrack

On Saturday, June 17th I had the pleasure of attending 34th running of the North America Cup at Mohawk Racetrack. It wasn’t the horses and drivers that brought me there but the live entertainment. Woodbine Entertainment put on an amazing event with prizes including the best seats in the house, a $1000 prize, fun NA … Continue reading Kira Isabella and JoJo Mason at Mohawk Racetrack