Carroll to perform at Watts Hall

By Dagney C. Ernest | Jul 13, 2017
Jason Michael Carroll

Thomaston — Country music hit-maker Jason Michael Carroll will cap the day of the inaugural Nathan Robertson Memorial 5K, a fundraiser set for Sunday, Aug. 13, with an early evening concert at the downtown Watts Hall.

Carroll got his start via a talent contest, but his strong songwriting has carried him forward, churning out hits for a decade-plus including “Alyssa Lies,” “Livin’ Our Love Song” and “I Can Sleep When I’m Dead.” Carroll continues to dig deep creatively, solidifying his place in country music.

Concert tickets are $25, and participation in the race is a suggested donation of $20. All money raised, including a big raffle, will go to Boston Children's Hospital for childhood cancer research.

The full-day fundraiser is being organized by Jared and Jacky Porter in memory of Jared’s childhood friend. Robertson grew up and attended school in Thomaston. He died in 2008 after a three-year battle with a rare type of cancer.

“Nathan was one of my best friends growing up. Sophomore year he was diagnosed with cancer and unfortunately passed shortly after graduation,” he said.

In race day, there will be bounce houses, face painting, race cars and more. The raffle is huge, Porter said, and includes 50 pounds of lobster, $150 towards a stay at the Hampton Inn, $100 towards the YMCA , four tickets to a Portland Seadogs game and more.

For information about the benefit, and tickets to the concert, which are limited, call Porter at 790-0114.

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