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CHILL ON THE HILL MUSICFEST WITH CMA AWARD-WINNING EMERSON DRIVE AT FORT HENRY JUNE 22


With Special Guests Lion Bear Fox and Brandon Scott

Kingston, Ontario
 -  Fort Henry will host Chill on the Hill MusicFest on Friday, June 22.  Chill on the Hill is an evening celebration of country music where music lovers come together in the perfect venue to kick off summer.  Set on the back hill of Fort Henry overlooking Lake Ontario and the City of Kingston, this waterfront hill party should be on everyone’s summer list.  

Fort Henry will host headliner Emerson Drive this June at Chill on the Hill. Emerson Drive has been a part of the country music scene since they signed their first record deal in Nashville in 2001.  The band’s first two singles “I Should Be Sleeping” and “Fall Into Me” peaked in the Top 5 on the Billboard charts and have quickly become fan favourites.  Their career-changing song “Moments” gave the band their first #1 single in the USA.  Recent hits include ‘Just Got Paid’ and ‘The Road’.  Emerson Drive has been honoured with nominations and awards from the Academy of Country Music, Country Music Association, Canadian Country Music Association, CMT, Grammy Awards, Juno Awards and many more.

Opening for Emerson Drive will be Vancouver Island’s Lion Bear Fox. The band of Christopher Arruda, Cory Woodward and Ryan McMahon craft compelling, honest stories they convey with passionate commitment.  Described as “a musical force of nature” that’s sure to “be around for a lifetime” (Nanaimo Daily News/Terry David Mulligan), the three men, initially know for solo careers joined forces in 2012 and soon after were selected as one of the top 20 unsigned bands in British Columbia by the Peak Performance Project.  

Pre-Show entertainment will be Ontario’s Brandon Scott, (former lead singer of Cold Creek County) an up and coming solo country artist from Southern Ontario. Brandon recently released the song “Noise”, his first as a solo artist.

The event will include food vendors, two beer gardens, and a retail area.  Concert-goers should bring a blanket or a lawn chair to sit on the hill overlooking beautiful Lake Ontario and Wolfe Island and enjoy some great entertainment.  Accessible zone available.  Parking is available at Fort Henry or downtown Kingston.

Limited tickets are available at www.forthenry.com.  Advance general admission tickets $40 (plus HST and fee), purchase general admission tickets week of the event for $45 (plus HST and fee).  Gates open at 5:00 pm, with entertainment, starting at 5:30 p.m.  Event runs rain or shine.

QUICK FACTS
The St. Lawrence Parks Commission operates facilities in 16 municipalities stretching from Kingston to the Quebec border, including Upper Canada Village, Fort Henry National Historic Site of Canada (part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site), Kingston Penitentiary Tours, Skywood Eco Adventure, Crysler Park Marina, Upper Canada Golf Course, Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary and 12 campgrounds and day-use areas including the Long Sault and 1000 Islands Parkways.

CONTACT
Susan Le Clair, Manager, Customer Service & Corporate Communications
St. Lawrence Parks Commission
TEL: 613-543-3704 ext. 2496
CELL: 613-362-4243
EMAIL:  susan.leclair@parks.on.ca

St. Lawrence Parks Commission

13740 County Road 2
Morrisburg, ON, K0C 1X0
Tel: 1-800-437-2233 or 613-543-4328
getaway@parks.on.ca

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