MacLean's Ales & Back Porch Events of Hanover are partnering up again and are proud to announce "Boots & Brews Country Music Festival" 4.0, to be held behind the MacLean's Ales Brewery in the Hanover Industrial Park!
Great Country Music is coming back to Hanover!
Boots & Brews Country Music Festival is all about celebrating Friends, Boots, Craft Beer and Great Country Music! Grab your best dancing boots and get ready for an amazing Country lineup!
Delicious food provided by Harleys Pub & Perk - ice cold beer and coolers will all be available for purchase!
What to bring - a change of clothes in the event of rain or cooler evening temperatures, a lawn chair, cowboy hats, boots and smiles!
What you can bring in - unopened water, snacks (chips, cheesies, etc.) please know that you bags will be looked at to ensure alcholic beverages are not brought on site.
On Stage at 2pm - 3:30pm
Show Opener Sponsored by
Born in Montreal, Quebec, Bill McConnell followed in his family’s musical footsteps where his grandparents earned their living on the Quebec country music circuit during the ‘50s and‘60s working with legends like Kitty Wells, George Jones, Hank Snow, Ronnie Prophet and many more.
As a teenager Bill started playing school dances and winning talent contests throughout Southern Ontario eventually relocating to Nashville, Tennessee like his younger cousin Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee Terri Clark.There he started his career as a demo singer.
Bill also travelled North America as a performer as well as the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans entertaining on cruise ships while perfecting his craft as a singer/songwriter.
In 2010 Bill released his debut CD “THE STEEL HORSE GYPSIES” with their first single WE’RE ALL ABOUT THAT hitting 67 on the top 100 Canadian Country music charts.Bill penned 5 of the ten songs on the album which also include songs by elite songwriters such as Mark Petersen and Jim Foster famous for writing hits for Tim McGraw, Sammy Kershaw and many others.
Ten years later Bill started his own record label Silver Mic Records on which The Steel Horse Gypsies released a second CD VOLUME TWO. Bill co-produced both of The Steel Horse Gypsies’ CDs with Canadian producer and musician Brian Gagnon of Harlow Sound Recording Studio.
From VOLUME TWO Bill wrote the soon to be released single HEART AND SOUL.
The Steelhorse Gypsies are currently performing across the country in-support of Wounded Warriors Canada to raise awareness for retired veterans and first responders.
On Stage - 4pm - 5:30pm
On Stage - 6pm - 7:30
The Owen Riegling Band
Headliner Sponsored by -
On Stage - 8pm
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND
MILDMAYS OWEN RIEGLING TO HEADLINE MACLEANS ALES BOOTS & BREWS 4.0 COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL IN HANOVER
Growing up in the small town of Mildmay ON, Owen spent most of his time playing hockey, and riding dirt bikes. He picked up a guitar for the first time when he was 11 years old, but didn't re-visit it until the age of 17. After discovering his passion for music, Owen began spending most weekends in local pubs playing country cover songs, and during the week writing songs.
At 21, Owen graduated from the Ontario Institute of Audio Recording Technology (OIART) for music production, and was finally able to produce and release his own music with his first release being in July of 2019.
Owen has since released 3 songs and does not plan on stopping. He recently formed a band in his home town where they are starting to pick up traction locally. He also plays with the BBR, a band from Hamilton ON, as vocalist and guitar player, you can see them play at the Stampede Ranch in Guelph. Owen is driven and more excited than ever to create new music in 2020. This is just the beginning.