MacKenzie Porter Added to Capital Hoedown’s Star-Studded Line-Up

Newly added to the sizzling line-up for Capital Hoedown in Ottawa, Canada is MacKenzie Porter. She will open the three-day festival on August 11th. Also in the line-up for the festival are Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts, Doc Walker, Sara Evans, Billy Currington, Justin Moore, Tara Oram, Easton Corbin, Jason Blaine, and The Keats. Also just added is the Capital Shoedown winners WYATT from Saskatoon. They will perform on August 13th.

MacKenzie Porter was raised on a cattle and bison ranch in Southern Alberta. At the young age of four, she began studying piano, violin, and voice. MacKenzie toured for a number of years with a family band including her brother Kalan Porter (2004 winner of Canadian Idol). She is currently writing and recording her upcoming debut album. This summer, MacKenzie won the Nashville North Star competition and has recently opened for Kenny Chesney, Doc Walker, Trooper and the Canadian Tenors.

The complete lineup for the Hoedown is as follows:


MacKenzie Porter 5pm, Tara Oram 6:15pm, Doc Walker 7:30pm, Kenny Chesney 9pm


Jason Blaine 5pm, Billy Currington 6:15pm, Miranda Lambert 7:30pm, Carrie Underwood 9pm


Wyatt 2pm, The Keats 3:15pm, Justin Moore 4:30pm, Easton Corbin 5:45pm, Sara Evans 7:15pm, Rascal Flatts 9pm

Tickets for Capital Hoedown 2011 are available online through, by phone (613) 599-3267 / Toll free (877) 788-3267, or in person at Scotiabank Place Box Office, The Sens Store locations, and Ottawa Sports Experts locations. For updates on the artist line-up and festival information, visit

We will be at the Hoedown, and we hope to see you there!

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