Capital Hoedown Country Music Festival.

Capital Hoedown Country Music Festival.

March 02, 2011 13:36 ET

Star-Studded Capital Hoedown Lineup: Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts, Miranda Lambert

North America's Largest Country Music Festival Invades Ottawa's LeBreton Flats Park

OTTAWA, CANADA--(Marketwire - March 2, 2011) -

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Concert International, Inc. together with The Empire Sports & Entertainment, Inc. today proudly announced the outstanding entertainment lineup for the 2nd Annual Capital Hoedown, making it the largest country music festival in North America. Riding on the heels of the successful Capital Hoedown festival debut last summer, the newly minted business partnership has staked a claim to present the best and biggest country music event with a star-studded lineup sure to draw music fans far and wide.

The A-list of artists who will be performing at LeBreton Flats Park on August 11, 12 and 13 include Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood, recent Grammy-award winner Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts, Doc Walker, Sara Evans, Billy Currington, Tara Oram, Easton Corbin, Justin Moore and The Keats. Additional artists will be added to the program leading up to the festival.

"I am thrilled to have Empire on side," says Denis Benoit, President and CEO of Concert International. "With one of the top entertainment companies in the world now partnered with Concert International, this year's festival will have everything country fans want: great music in great surroundings – you simply can't beat this star-studded lineup of the biggest names in country music. The entertainment value for this event is incredible."

With new location LeBreton Flats Park, and 45,000 people anticipated per day, VIP tickets are expected to be a hot commodity. With only 2,500 available, and each costing only $250 for the entire three days, the VIP tickets are expected to sell out immediately. VIP perks include: access to one of the two VIP Hoedown lounges located on each side of the stage, free preferred parking (a savings of $30.00), private bar, private restroom facilities, and perhaps most important, on-site non-reserved seating - the only seats provided on the grounds.

3-day general admission passports are $175, and a limited number of single day tickets will be made available for $75 for each individual day.

Tickets for Capital Hoedown 2011 are available starting March 5th at 10:00am 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.

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The entertainment lineup for Capital Hoedown 2011 (as of March 2) includes:

Thursday, August 11 - 4:00 pm to 10:30 pm (Gates open at 2:00 pm)
Kenny Chesney, Doc Walker, Tara Oram, and others TBA
Friday, August 12 – 4:00 pm to 10:30 pm (Gates open at 2:00 pm)
Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Billy Currington and others TBA
Saturday, August 13 – 2:00 pm to 10:30 pm (Gates open at 12:00 pm)
Rascal Flatts, Sara Evans, Easton Corbin, Justin Moore, The Keats and others TBA

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 Empire:

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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Contact Information

  • Knock on Wood Communications + Events
    Kita Szpak
    613-236-8452 ext. 512