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Maclean's Ales Boots & Brews 4.0 Tickets

Country Music Festival

Saturday Jun 11 at 2:00PM
Boots & Brews


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 :















Bill McConnel & Steel Horse Gypsies

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

Feature Group Sponsored by :

Juanita & The Big Deal

We hail from various towns in and around Owen Sound.


Pictured from Left to Right:


Jeff Mayne - drums and vocals

Kevin Dandeno - bass and vocals

Juanita Wilkins - lead vocals and guitar

Tom Walter - keyboards 

Fred Ruegg - guitar


 On Stage - 6pm - 7:30

Boots & Brews "Showstopper Artists" Sponsored by :

The Griffin Brothers

They were pretty much born with guitars in their hands, a song to sing and sunglasses glued to their faces. Alex and Ricky Griffin were born and raised in Kitchener, Ontario to a family of country musicians. They began performing as children, hitting the stage at the young age of two. The brothers continued to expand their musical interests in high school by starting their own pop punk projects. However, in 2018, inspired by the new direction country music seemed to be taking, going back to that more traditional 90’s sound they grew up on, they went back to their roots. The Brothers have taken inspiration from Luke Combs, Zac Brown Band and Chris Stapleton in their songwriting and sound.

Put the Pit Vipers on, have the sunscreen slathered, grab your lady or your dude and get ready for their next summer song. It’s gonna be a hot one! The Brothers next single, ‘Full Stop,’ will be coming out to streaming services and radio in very soon! A song inspired by a tale as old as time, love at first sight - you see her and immediately you’re stopped in your tracks, you’re in love. Written by Doug Folkins, T.J. Simpson, Adam Sickler and Dan Harrison. Produced by 2021 Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAO), “Producer of the Year,” award nominee Shawn Moore, the song also featured Stu Weinberg (Guitar), Junior Riggan (Bass),  Matt Koebel (Keys) and Shawn on also Drums. ‘Full Stop.’ is driven by stellar guitar, bouncy keys and rockin’ harmonies.  

The Brothers both want to make music where you can kick back, chillax, and/or have a good time. Alex says, “we were immersed in a very 90’s country household our whole lives, like Kieth Whitley, Travis Tritt, Joe Diffy...they were all cranked in our house. We couldn’t really connect with the modern country of the early 2010’s, so we stepped back from country. After a few years of doing pop punk and cutting our teeth with a few projects, we actually started noticing more and more artists going back to that 90’s sound.”  That’s when they formed their modern country band Griffin Brothers. Ricky mentions, “that classic sound was what we were always connected with, so we decided to bring it back into our sound. However, we also wanted to capture everything we experienced and our wide variety of new influences from over the last few years and incorporate that into OUR country.”
Having both studied performing and classic arts at a magnet school, Eastwood Collegiate Institute (ECI), the Brothers are both multi-instrumentalists. Alex plays brass, drums, guitar and piano, while Ricky plays timpani, xylophone, snare drum, drum kit and guitar. In Summer 2021, they released a true sip of summer to streaming services and Canadian radio, called ‘Beer Happy.” Accompanied by a fun, Lake Country inspired music video, ‘Beer Happy’ garnered attention in Ontario, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia and Quebec. ‘Rust On It,’ (2019) was the edgy debut single that elevated the Brothers' career. Getting over 20,000+ spins on streaming services. It hit radio in 2020, and quickly got picked up across Canada, making its way into the Top 40 on SiriusXM peaking at #32 and landing at #24 on Trax Reports. The momentum didn’t stop there, in Spring 2020 they were honoured to be a part of the first round of voting for a Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAO) in the “Group or Duo of the Year” Category so early on in their careers. Griffin Brothers are currently in the studio working on their debut EP, expected to be released in the Fall 2021.


The Owen Riegling Band

 Headliner Sponsored by :

On Stage - 8pm
















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.





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