Children’s cancer benefit concert in Portland on March 22


PORTLAND — Country music star Ronnie McDowell and friends are slated to perform a benefit concert on Saturday, March 22, at Portland’s East End Community Center for Ronnie McDowell’s Cancer Foundation for Children. The concert will feature Ronnie McDowell who has numerous hit songs to his credit including “New York Minute,” “Wanderin’ Eyes” and “Older Women.” The concert will include performances by Matt Hoggatt, Max Ater, The Veayo Twins, Allen Higgins and Carter Isaac.

“I am so proud to be a part of this fundraiser event. Cancer doesn’t care who it strikes; old folks, middle-aged folks; but when it strikes children, it really hits home. That’s why I’ve had a cancer foundation for children for over 10 years now,” said McDowell.

McDowell and Ann Thompson started the foundation in 2003 to help families whose children have been stricken with cancer. Since then, the foundation has been able to provide monetary and moral support with the help of benefit concerts such as this one.

For the show’s youngest performer, 16-year-old Carter Isaac, the show has special meaning because of his age. “The profit that comes from this charity will be benefiting one of the most important causes of today. I am honored to perform,” said Isaac.

Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door and can be purchased online at