We had the most Epic Week EVER and helped prove that Country Fans Can PARTY!!!!
This whole weekend was just a giant excuse to Celebrate!! (Not that we ever really NEED an excuse!) Canada Day was our chance to show just how patriotic we can be and then of course, we were off to the Very FIRST (Of Many, Hopefully!!) Canaan Country Music Fest in Kentville, NS!
Thursday started out with Jenny B heading to our sponsor, Subway, at 100 Ilsley Road in Dartmouth. It was the first of our “Subway Pit Stops” over the Summer! So many Hot Country Fans came in to say Hi! It was exciting! We gave away lots of prizes including Station Swag and Subway goodies. Four of our amazing listeners even had their Subway lunch paid for when they walked away with $20 Gift Cards!! Make sure to check our Facebook page lots to find out when we’ll be at other Subways. YOU could be one of the next lucky winners!!
Mark was one of the Lucky Winners of a $20 Subway Gift Card!
Next, Jenny B and Lauro were off to the first Village Green Concert Series show of the Summer in Waverley, NS. The event is put on by The Waverley Community Association and features a different local performer every week! This week, it was Halifax’s Own, TJ King, doing a pre-show to his performance at Canaan Country Music Fest!! TJ Rocked out to an audience of about 200 people along with his incredible band. He sang a mix of Cover tunes and a few of his original hits, such as Feels Right and All About The Minute. The #OneHotSummer Tour was there all evening handing out tshirts, hats, Subway Sub Cards, and lots and lots of Chips!! Can’t wait to see who’s performing next time!!
Lauro, TJ King, and Jenny B take a quick snap before the show!
TJ King singin’ his lil Heart out!
TJ took time after the show to sign autographs for some of his littler fans! They were SO Excited!
Later that night, we were off to the Halifax Waterfront to give out tickets for the July 1st Hot Country Loft – Canada Day Edition, which takes place on the 3rd Floor of the Lower Deck! Our fellow street teamer, Elle, even joined in the fun! People were SO excited about the event and tickets were all gone in no time!! You guys rock!!
What a fun and busy day we had!!
Lauro, Jenny B, and Elle on the Waterfront promoting the Hot Country Loft Party!
Friday was….. CANADA DAY!!!!! We got decked out in Red and White, Slapped on the Temp Tattoos….
… and headed down to the Halifax Waterfront, with our CRV packed full of goodies and adorned with a couple Canadian Flags!!
We were blown away by the amount of people celebrating! Thousands of fans, from near and far, stopped by to say Hi and grab some Swag and Chips! Our friends from East Coast Lifestyle even came by to say Heyyyy and snap a pic!
The weather on July 1st was HOT HOT HOT!
Friday Night was our Huge PARTY!!!! The ‘Hot Country Loft — Canada Day Edition‘ took place on the Third Floor of the Lower Deck starting at 9pm! DJ Cruise got the tunes pumping, while hundreds of country fans danced (and Drank!) the night away! Thanks to everyone that came out to party with us!!!! We had a blast and we can’t wait to see ya’ll at the next Hot Country Loft!
THIS guy showed what it means to be a Proud Canadian!! Love it!!
These girls couldn’t wait to get the party going!
Some of our Party People in the Hot Country Loft!
FINALLY SATURDAY!!!! We’d been counting down for MONTHS!!!! (Just like Cash! heehee)
Time for us to head to………… CANAAN COUNTRY MUSIC FEST!!!!!!! This was the very First CCMF Ever and it took place in the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia. The Hot Country Team was there in full force for a full day of Music, Fans, Games, and Summer Sunshine!
Cruise, Lauro, Jenny B, and Dana! (Thanks to @the_daily_musician for the pic)
We could be found hangin’ out at our Hot Country CHILL ZONE complete with Giant Jenga, Corn Hole, Tent with Adirondack chairs and a Giant Fan to escape the heat. We also had our Cell Phone Charging station (THAT was popular throughout the day! Gotta take those pics!!) and our Sun Safety Station so people wouldn’t end up looking too Lobster-y from the sun!
The show, which was hosted by Canadian Superstar George Canyon, started out with an East Coast Artist Showcase featuring 10 different amazing local performers! Kevin Davison kicked off the day, followed by Mark Cameron, Samantha Power, Jason Price, Amanda Riley, Makayla Lynn, Robert Bouchard, Casey May, JD Clarke, and last but not least, TJ King! If you have never seen these artists perform or heard their music before, you are DEFINITELY missing out!! We were blown away by their immense talent and SO proud that they are East Coasters!!
Cowboy CASH got his own Hot Country Name Tag! He was SO excited and said he’s gonna wear it to Cavendish Beach Music Festival too!!
Throughout the day, we was up on stage between sets, tossing t-shirts out to the crowd!! SUCH an exciting moment to see everyone from that view!! Definitely something we’ll never get tired of doing and people are so happy to score some Hot Country Swag!!
Kaylz, Cruise, and Jenny B Backstage waiting to do the T-shirt toss!
Once 5:20pm came, it was time for JASON BENOIT to perform!! He sang a bunch of incredible cover tunes along with many of his big hits including Gone Long Gone, Cold Day Comin’, and Crazy Kinda Love, along with his newest Hit single, Waves! The crowd went wild!!
Next up was WES MACK! He rocked the crowd with many of his hits as well as a few covers too! Some songs he sang were The Way You Let Me Down, Before You Drive Me Crazy, and Fairground Friday Night! We were blown away by his energy while on stage!!
A shot of some of the crowd during Wes’ set!!
George Canyon then decided to not only MC before the next artist took the stage, but he actually performed a few of his songs!! We were SO pumped!!
Following George was the Incredibly Stunning and Talented JESS MOSKALUKE!! She rocked the crowd with all of her huge hits along with a few Country and Top 40 covers! Some of the crowd favs were Cheap Wine and Cigarettes, Kiss Me Quiet, Night We Won’t Forget, and Take Me Home. No matter how many times we hear her sing, it still blows our mind how huge her voice is!!
Last up, the guy everyone had been waiting to see all day: BRETT KISSEL! (Hottieee!) He played all of his hits (Started With A Song, Airwaves, Cool With That, Tough People Do, Pick Me Up, and sooo many more) along with a few covers — some bringing us back to the mid-90’s (Callin’ Baton Rouge, Thank God I’m A Country Boy, and Check Yes Or No)
Halfway through his set he brought 5 year old ‘Cowboy Cash’ up on stage to talk to him as well as present him with a brand new Gibson Guitar, which Brett autographed for him right on stage! SO Cute!!
Cash had actually met Brett just before his set. He didn’t even know he was going to meet his idol that day!! His excitement was priceless and we actually think Brett was just as excited to finally meet Cash!
Cowboy Cash and his Big Brother meeting Brett Kissel before his performance!
We actually ended up in FRONT of the barrier/the crowd (Which was the COOLEST THING EVER!!!!) so we could take pictures and video for Hot Country Fans that couldn’t make it to the show. Brett Kissel grabbed the cell phone from Lauro, while she was filming on ‘Facebook Live’ and filmed the Crowd singing 3,2,1 with him a capella!!!! We LOST it!!!!! EEEEE!!!! SUCH an amazing guy!!
He closed the show by bringing out Jess Moskaluke and Wes Mack again along with some good ol’ East Coast Whiskey and Red Solo Cups…. and then giving a shot to everyone on stage! This, of course, brought on the song Raise Your Glass!
What an INCREDIBLE time we had and we CANNOT WAIT to do it again!!!! Next weekend we’ll be hitting up #CBMF as well as MUD HERO!
Make sure to follow us on all of our Social Media accounts for updates all summer long on the #OneHotSummer Tour!!!! Till Next Time!!
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