Slowcoaster at The HeartStop Lounge

Sunday night of opening weekend of the Scotties Tournament of Hearts promises to be a scorcher and it’s fitting that the band Slowcoaster is slated to hit the stage at the HeartStop Lounge. It will be the first of two performances for the group during the competition.

Slowcoaster – which is also set to perform Fri., Feb. 22 – first takes the stage on Feb. 17, the same evening that Team Nova Scotia will cap the second day of play at the national women’s curling championship in Sydney, N.S.

With Monday being a holiday, fans would be well advised to double their pleasure and double their fun on Sunday night by taking the free shuttle from Centre 200 following the 8 p.m. draw – featuring Nova Scotia – to the HeartStop Lounge, located at the Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion.

There, Slowcoaster – a popular band locally – will perform its refreshing and versatile sounds. The Cape Breton trio, which includes guitarist/vocalist Steven MacDougall, bassist Mike LeLievre and drummer Jordan Bruleigh, will hammer out its brand of high energy, guitar-based rock that incorporates touches of hip-hop, jazz, reggae and Afro-Cuban grooves.

The lounge is open to all at noon each day, free of charge and not only provides live bands and dancing, but drinks and foods, and offers the opportunity to meet face-to-face with the competing athletes. Free shuttles are available from Centre 200 to the HeartStop venue all day.

All tickets, including single draw seats and championship weekend, for the 2019 Scotties Tournament of Hearts are available online at: and this is the first time the Scotties will be held in Nova Scotia since 1992.