Local Talent to Perform for Canada’s Curling Crowd

Kingston is preparing to host the top teams in women’s curling from across the country for the 2013 Scotties Tournament of Hearts, February 16-24 in the K-Rock Centre.

Rob Carnegie (Photo courtesy Scotties Host Committee)

The city will also be welcoming some of the top acts in Canadian music to light up the party in the HeartStop, located at the Kingston Memorial Centre.  But one of the main attractions of the weeklong celebration that brings together curling fans and competitors alike hails from right here in Kingston. Rob Carnegie represents the best on today’s new country music scene.  Backed by the tight sounds of his four-piece band, the talented musician has performed at a wide array of festivals, theatres and concert venues – with an extensive play list including cover tunes from the industry’s best artists as well as a number of original songs. Born and raised in Kingston, Carnegie spent years in Nashville honing his talents as a singer/songwriter.  After forming his own band, he has moved on to open for some of the biggest stars in Canadian country music including George Canyon, Gord Bamford and Dean Brody. Over the past year he has released three singles – Moonlight, Country Born and My Time – and has a new recording scheduled for release in January.  Carnegie and his band will take centre-stage in the HeartStop Friday, February 15 and Sunday, February 17. Admission to the HeartStop is included in the price of every same-day ticket to the Scotties.  A complimentary shuttle service will be provided between the K-Rock Centre and Kingston Memorial Centre.  Click here for complete details on all the entertainment and activities at curling’s party central. “You Gotta Be There” for the excitement of live championship curling and the biggest party of the year.  You’ll find it all at the 2013 Scotties Tournament of Hearts. Tickets are available now by clicking here.