May 02, 2020
By Jeremy Logan
Plans for two major Ontario country music festivals are being sidelined this summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Republic Live, organizer of the Boots and Hearts and Big Sky music festivals, says the 2020 editions have been scrapped as the virus “remains a risk for all large-scale events.”
The concerts were scheduled to unfold in July and August at the Burl’s Creek Event Grounds in Oro-Medonte, Ontario, about 30 kilometres north of Barrie.
Boots and Hearts is one of the province’s biggest music festivals, and the lineup this year included Eric Church, Dan + Shay and pop singer Alessia Cara.
Organizers say Church has already committed to headlining next year’s edition of the festival, which will run from August 5th to 8th, 2021.
Passes for this year’s Boots and Hearts will be honoured next year, and full refunds are “available upon request for all ticket types.”