UXBRIDGE: A local artist was recently named as one of seven finalists in a contest to share the stage with some of the biggest names in country music this summer.
Uxbridge's Robyn Ottolini is one of seven finalists in the running for the Emerging Artist Showcase presented by Sirius XM Canada at this summer's Boots and Hearts Music Festival.
According to a press release from the Festival, the seven finalists will be competing for a chance to perform on the Main Stage at Boots and Hearts prior to Chase Rice on Sunday, Aug. 7, in addition to a release with Universal Music Canada and a spot on the 2017 festival line up.
"The emerging artist showcase is something we are very proud to have as a pillar of our festival. It not only creates a platform for artists to showcase their talent to a country music fan base but can also jumpstart their careers," Stan Dunford, CEO of Republic Live, promoters of the Festival said in a press release.
Fans are encouraged to cast their vote for Ms. Ottolini at www.bootsandhearts.com/showcase. Fan votes will determine the artists' placement in the performance line up on the Front Porch Stage in front of a panel of judges at Boots and Hearts on Saturday, Aug. 6.
"I'm so excited and grateful that I get to be included in the Top 7 for the Boots and Hearts Emerging Artist Showcase presented by Sirius XM! Every vote counts and you can vote once a day! Thank you so much in advance, so stoked for this summer," Ms. Ottolini said in a post on her web-site, at www.robynottolini.com.