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TORONTO – Country singer Brett Kissel and alternative rockers Our Lady Peace are among Canadian artists slated to headline a five-week summer concert series in Ontario that includes strict COVID-safety guidelines 19.

The organizers of the Boots and Hearts outdoor music festival have unveiled the first round of line-ups for its Endless Summer Series, a series of ‘mid-scale’ mini-festivals throughout August that will only sell out. only concert passes in groups of four.

The shows, billed as a step towards the return of live music to the province, will begin with a series of “classic rock tribute groups” from July 30 to August 1.

Then the shows kick into high gear with a lineup of famous country stars on August 6 and 7, starting this Friday with Kissel, Jess Moskaluke and Cory Marks. On Saturday, artists Tebey, David Boyd Janes and Vanessa Marie Carter completed the names on the poster.

Rock groups the Trews, Blue Stones and Ferraro will perform on August 13 while Our Lady Peace, I Mother Earth and Monowhales take the stage on August 14.

All concerts are scheduled for Burl’s Creek Event Grounds in Oro-Medonte, Ontario, approximately 30 kilometers north of Barrie, a space that also hosts overnight camping.

Weekend concert tickets will only be sold in packs of four, starting at $ 44.99 for the cover band weekend and $ 69.99 for other events, with an option to add camping pass at an additional cost.

Todd Jenereaux, executive vice president of Republic Live, said the launch of the concert series with a cover band roster is in part an attempt to address “an absolute shortage of camping spots” in the province.

“Campgrounds in Ontario have been booked for months,” he said.

“We believe there is a great opportunity to… appeal to both spectators and those without a place to camp this summer.”

Concert tickets will be sold in four different areas at different distances from the stage. Each zone will be marked at a different price, while the plans must have each group of four designated in their own space in that zone.

The dates for the mini-festival come after Boots and Hearts were forced to cancel this year’s weekend celebration due to uncertainty over capacity limits. It typically hosts an audience of 40,000 over the August long weekend.

Each of the Endless Summer shows will be much smaller with only 5,000 spectators allowed on site.

COVID-19 restrictions will include physical distancing and improved cleaning and disinfection. Masks will be mandatory in public areas but can be removed in areas designated for each group of ticket holders, organizers said.

Republic Live will announce the performers for the last weekends of August at a later date.

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This report by The Canadian Press was first published on July 6, 2021.

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