Capital Hoedown Country Music Festival

Capital Hoedown Country Music Festival

July 28, 2011 13:48 ET

MacKenzie Porter Added to the Capital Hoedown's Star-Studded Line-Up

OTTAWA, CANADA--(Marketwire - July 28, 2011) - Concert International Inc. and The Empire Sports & Entertainment are pleased to announce the addition of country music artist MacKenzie Porter to the Capital Hoedown schedule. MacKenzie opens the three-day festival on August 11th and joins a stellar line-up that includes Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert and Rascal Flatts. Also added to the roster, Capital Hoedown Showdown winners WYATT from Saskatoon perform on August 13th.

MacKenzie Porter was raised on a cattle and bison ranch in Southern Alberta. At the young age of four, she began studying piano, violin, and voice. MacKenzie toured for a number of years with a family band including her brother Kalan Porter (2004 winner of Canadian Idol). She is currently writing and recording her upcoming debut album. This summer, MacKenzie won the Nashville North Star competition and has recently opened for Kenny Chesney, Doc Walker, Trooper and the Canadian Tenors.

The complete entertainment schedule for Capital Hoedown 2011 includes:

Thursday Friday Saturday
Kenny Chesney 9:00pm Carrie Underwood 9:00pm Rascal Flatts 9:00pm
Doc Walker 7:30pm Miranda Lambert 7:30pm Sara Evans 7:15pm
Tara Oram 6:15pm Billy Currington 6:15pm Easton Corbin 5:45pm
MacKenzie Porter 5:00pm Jason Blaine 5:00pm Justin Moore 4:30pm
The Keats 3:15pm
Wyatt 2:00pm

Tickets for Capital Hoedown 2011 are available online through, by phone (613) 599-3267 / Toll free (877) 788-3267, or in person at Scotiabank Place Box Office, The Sens Store locations, and Ottawa Sports Experts locations. For updates on the artist line-up and festival information, visit

About Capital Hoedown 2011

Concert International Inc. in partnership with The Empire Sports & Entertainment, Inc. brings you a star-studded lineup to Ottawa's 2nd Annual Capital Hoedown, making it the largest country music festival in North America. Performing at LeBreton Flats Park on August 11, 12 and 13 are Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts, Doc Walker, Sara Evans, Billy Currington, Justin Moore, Tara Oram, Jason Blaine, The Keats, MacKenzie Porter and the Capital Hoedown Showdown winner, Wyatt.

About Concert International

Concert International is fast gaining a global reputation for promoting and presenting world- class concert events and festivals throughout North America. Having produced shows for some of the biggest names in music industry, such as The Tragically Hip, Jessica Simpson, Randy Travis, Alan Jackson, Dwight Yoakam, Vince Gill, and more, Concert International continues to provide artists and fans all genres of music with incredible live music experiences.

About The Empire Sports & Entertainment

The Empire Sports & Entertainment, Inc. is a promoter of sports-driven spectacles and entertainment events such as concerts, music festivals, pay-per-view programming, as well as other exciting presentations. Led by CEO Shelly Finkel, a legendary promoter, and member of The Boxing Hall of Fame, the company is also globally recognized for its internationally acclaimed tours and artists.

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