Capital Hoedown Country Music Festival

Capital Hoedown Country Music Festival

May 12, 2011 10:21 ET

Want Your Big Break this Summer? Want to Perform with Rascal Flatts, Sara Evans and Easton Corbin? Enter CAPITAL HOEDOWN SHOWDOWN Today!

OTTAWA, CANADA--(Marketwire - May 12, 2011) -

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Performing on the same main stage as Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert and Rascal Flatts is every country band's dream gig. Now one lucky Canadian band can make this dream a reality by entering Capital Hoedown Showdown!

Beginning today, Capital Hoedown invites artists and bands from all around the country to submit original Country music at CapitalHoedown.net for a chance to perform live main stage August 13th at Capital Hoedown Country Music Festival. Country music fans from coast to coast will be voting online to select the best country act in Canada.

Artists/bands are also encouraged to use Facebook, MySpace and Twitter to get their name out and their fans pumped to vote them number one on the Hoedown site. Online voting begins today as well, and is available to anyone who sets up an account on OurStage at CapitalHoedown.net. Once a person sets up an individual account, they automatically become an OurStage Member with voting rights to rank the submitted acts from highest to lowest preference.

At the end of round 1 voting on June 24, 2011, the top 40 entries will move forward to Round 2 - the semi-finals. OurStage Members can still continue judging until July 11, 2011 when the top 10 ranked entries get to Round 3. A pre-selected judging panel will select the top three finalists to perform at the "Capital Hoedown Showdown Finale" in front of a live audience at the Lone Star East in Ottawa on July 28, 2011.

At the Hoedown Showdown Finale, a final judging panel will select the country act with the highest score (based on the following criteria: (i) presentation; (ii) originality and creativity; (iii) melody, vocal ability and music; (iv) lyrics; and (v) entertainment value) as the grand prize winner. The Showdown winner will perform on the mainstage Aug 13 with Rascal Flatts, Sara Evans, Easton Corbin, Justin Moore, and The Keats.

Enter today and be part of Capital Hoedown 2011, the largest country music festival in North America taking place at LeBreton Flats Park in Ottawa this August 11, 12 and 13. Be sure to visit CapitalHoedown.netto register as a Showdown artist. And get your friends and fans to vote you as the best country act in Canada!

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, Tara Oram, Jason Blaine, The Keats and others.

Tickets for Capital Hoedown 2011 are available online through www.capitaltickets.ca, 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 lineup and festival information, visit capitalhoedown.net

About OurStage.com

OurStage.com is an online music destination unlike any other. It's a meeting space for music lovers, and the place where tomorrow's stars get discovered. Artists, fans and the entire industry come together here to celebrate and influence new music. Undiscovered artists submit their tracks to monthly music channels, fans rank their material, and industry professionals keep tabs on who's rising through the charts, rewarding the best of the best with priceless opportunities. Founded in 2007, OurStage.com delivers music and editorial coverage to over 4 million monthly visitors from more than 170 countries, as well as development tools to more than 140,000 artists. For more information on the world's most authentic online music community, visit www.ourstage.com.

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

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