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Republic Live, producer of Boots and Hearts Music Festival, hires in-house talent buyer

Republic Live, producer of Boots and Hearts Music Festival, hires in-house talent buyer

TORONTO (January 23, 2018) – Republic Live Inc., the producer of Boots and Hearts Music Festival and operator of Burl’s Creek Event Grounds, has hired an in-house talent buyer to complement the company’s team headquartered in Toronto, Ontario.

Lisa Zechmeister will serve as the primary talent buyer for Burl’s Creek Event Grounds and the Boots and Hearts Music Festival, which hosts 40,000 festival-goers and campers annually at the 600 acre site located north of Toronto in Oro-Medonte, Ontario.

“We are excited to have Lisa join the Republic Live team and contribute to the evolution of the Burl’s Creek property,” said Eva Dunford, Founding Partner, Republic Live. “Lisa’s experience within the live entertainment industry will complement our dynamic team in the Toronto office and will be truly impactful to our business.”

Zechmeister has a wealth of experience in the live entertainment industry, from venue management and talent buying to marketing and event production. She is a graduate of the International Association of Venue Manager’s (IAVM) Venue Management School and previously held a principal position with Invictus Entertainment Group as Director of Arena Touring. She has also held multiple roles with Spectra Venue Management at Budweiser Gardens, the company’s flagship Canadian arena, and opened the South Okanagan Events Centre in British Columbia.

“Boots and Hearts is one of North America’s quintessential music festivals to experience if you’re a music fan, there is nothing quite like the camping and camaraderie seen over those four days,” Zechmeister said. “Not only that, but the festival site is a promoter’s dream with the perfect combination of infrastructure, wide open space, and Republic Live’s mission to make the beautiful region of Oro-Medonte a world-class entertainment destination. I’m looking forward to working with the Republic Live team to continue to develop the venue property that artists and fans alike know as a must-see, must-play location.”

About Republic Live
Republic Live is a Canadian-owned live entertainment company founded in 2011, with its headquarters in Toronto, Ontario.  Republic Live takes pride in creating world-class, fan-centric, time of your life experiences. The company works with a multitude of partners on a variety of platforms to create unique experiences for fans, artists, industry partners and sponsors.  The goal is to create a movement and brand that fans champion and feel ownership in. Republic Live’s flagship event is Boots and Hearts Music Festival, Canada’s largest camping and country music festival held annually at Burl’s Creek Event Grounds in Oro-Medonte, Ontario.

About Boots and Hearts
Boots and Hearts is an annual country music festival event produced by Republic Live. It will take place at the custom designed camping and festival grounds at Burl’s Creek this summer from August 9th – 12th 2018. This year’s festival features headliners Florida Georgia Line, Alan Jackson, and Thomas Rhett, followed by Billy Currington, Dallas Smith and Brett Young. Boots and Hearts has won the CCMA (Canadian Country Music Association) Festival of the Year Award in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 and Canadian Music Week 2015 Festival of the Year. All tickets and camping offerings are currently on sale at www.bootsandhearts.com.

SOURCE Republic Live Inc.

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