Manitoba Live Music Event

Heart of the Nation Music Festival

Saturday, Jul 31, 2021 at 3:15pm
Ex Ømerta
The Bloodshots
Brandon Post
Paige Drobot
Quinton Donn + Phina
Henry Zacharias
Liz Andrea
Andy Taylor
Dani Rae
Gareth Mcnichol-Briggs
Dan Scramstad
Dustin Harder's Prairie Soul
Hill Top Resort
Junction Highway 59 and Road 102N, Grand Beach, MB
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Alternative Americana Rock


Heart of the Nation Music Festival at Hill Top Resort - Canada's Largest Private Campground & Outdoor Event Center - introduces the return of live music festivals.

When - August long weekend with main stage programming from 3pm - midnight both July 31st and August 1st 2021 

Where - Come join us in the re-opening and celebration of live music in the Heart of the Nation at Hill Top Resort, Grand Beach, Manitoba Canada 

This year’s HOTNMF 2021 programming features a wide variety of performing artists from the Heart of our Nation.

Highlights include 

Don Amero, is an engaging storyteller, singer-songwriter and performer, three-time JUNO Award nominee Don Amero has been tirelessly touring, performing and speaking across Canada for the last decade, earning the respect and attention of the Canadian Music industry and fans alike. 
His recent national TV appearances include The Marilyn Denis Show, ET Canada, the 2020 CCMA Awards and more. Fans can continue to cheer for Amero as he competes as a semi-finalist in the 2020/2021 SiriusXM Top of the Country competition.

2021 Juno Award winner Jocelyn Gould has been called “a leader in the next generation of great mainstream jazz guitarists” by Howard Paul, CEO of Benedetto Guitars. Her joyful energy has captivated audiences around the world and her passion for music is infectious. She has absorbed the influences of the jazz guitar greats and has woven them into an exciting personal sound. Her unique ability to connect with audiences always leaves them wanting more. 
Jocelyn is a professor and Head of Guitar Department at Humber College in Toronto.

Raine Hamilton - 2018 Canadian Folk Music Award for Emerging Artist of the Year! 
Raine is part prairie songstress, part story weaver; Each song has a story, delivered between songs with humor and grace. Raine invites her love of the violin into the singer-songwriter genre, writing for violin and voice, as well as for guitar and voice. Joined by cello and upright bass, expect string arrangements that push and pull, that move as they console.

Bullrider - Indie Rock band with a wonderful mix of high energy guitars, tight bass lines, captivating rhythm sections that make you wanna get up and dance. Strong emphasis on songwriting that makes this band a stand out creature on its own.
“If you are interested in alt rock music, Bullrider is a rising band that you need to check out. They can write some of the most infectious hooks we’ve heard in recent memory.”- Eartothegroundmusic

Juno-nominated country artist Desiree Dorion is riding high on the success of her new single
“Sometimes I Drink”, which has recently landed at number 12 on Canada’s Top Country Downloads chart. The song serves as an anthem for women who want to let loose and shake off the day.

The full line-up for the Heart of the Nation Music Festival 2021 includes:
Don Amero, Desiree Dorion, Jocelyn Gould Quartet, Raine Hamilton Trio, Bullrider, Dustin Harder's Prairie Soul, Ex Omerta, Jerry Sereda, The Bloodshots, Brandon Post Band, Gator Beaulieu, LOAD, Slow Train Home, Mitchel Mozden, Paige Drobot, Quinton Donn + Phina, Lennon, Henry Zacharias, Liz Madden, Kristen McKay, Lucien Spence, Andy Taylor, Raelene Lucier, Dani Rae, Gareth Mcnichol-Briggs, Dan Scramstad, Quinton Bart, Natalie Dawe , JC Campbell, Gatorr Beaulieu 
A total of 90 amazing musicians finally back on stage! 

Day pass Saturday July 31 2021 $59 + tax
Day pass Sunday August 1st 2021 $59 + tax 
Weekend pass $99 + tax
Weekend pass with Camping $119 + tax 
Children 12 and under free 
Tix available at
Limited capacity 1000 

Current Manitoba Health QR code and government issued photo id required for entry.


Hidden Gems and the Love of Another



"Live My Life" by BULLRIDER



"Breaking Down" by The Bloodshots



"Distance" by Brandon Post

Woman / Everything



"Woman" by Paige Drobot


Typical Lover by BULLRIDER

No Way Out by The Bloodshots

Distance (Live Performance- Brandon Post by Brandon Post

Woman - Paige Drobot by Paige Drobot


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