2018 has been a busy year so far! Thanks to all who have supported Carrigan in her musical endeavors!

Very cool interview in Spot Light On Music with Newport This Week’s Mark Gorman. Mark thanks for sharing Carrigan’s story!

Carrigan recently recorded on RI Musician Timmy May’s original song, “I Dreamed a Dream of America” at Steve Rizzo’s famed Stable Sound in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. Check it out on YouTube! What an amazing opportunity to sing on original music. Thanks Timmy May!

Carrigan is super excited to be one of a handful chosen out of 500 applicants as a contestant in Ethan Bortnick’s Talent Search on the PBS special “Celebration of Music!” To vote for Carrigan as your favorite contestant go to her voting page. Scroll to the bottom and vote for Carrigan – Thanks!! Hear Carrigan’s initial contestant video submission that won her a place on the show! Watch the live show on RI PBS Sunday evening on April 28th, 2018! Please support PBS quality programming! Thank you!

One of the highlights of 2018 was Carrigan’s invitation to perform at the Dr. Martin Luther King Birthday Celebration for Newport’s NAACP! Thank you Newport NAACP!

Carrigan once again is competing for Miss America’s Outstanding Teen at the Casino Theater in Newport, RI on May 5th and 6th! Her platform is very near and dear to her heart: Youth Mentoring: Let’s Shine Together! Wish her luck!

Carrigan feels very fortunate to be working with several talented local musicians and song writers to perform their original music. She appreciates these opportunities and community support! She is looking forward to recording at Portsmouth’s Stable Sound recording studio with multi talented singer/song writers Pat Cottrell and Timmy May in the coming year. She is also working Jimmy Winters on his original music as well as her own.

Watch for the re-release this holiday season of the Carrigan & Friends Holiday CD dedicated “In Loving Memory” of the late legendary singer Bobby Pollit, who performed in the show and is featured on the CD recorded live in DECEMBER 2016 at the Edward King House Senior Center in Newport, RI. Proceeds benefit the Housing Hotline. Special thanks to all who worked on this special community project: Thanks to performers Yvette Thompson, the late Bobby Pollitt, Jimmy Winters, Nick “Taska Donnelly” and & Tender Care Kids Choir.  Thanks to Carmella Geer and the EKH, Sound Engineer Matt Rugerri and Production Engineer Nick “Toska”Donnelly.

Follow the link Carrigan’s interview Newport Mercury Magazine holiday addition which covers the Housing Hotline CD.

http://www.newportri.com/newportmercury/off_the_lip/all-carrigan-nelson-wants-for-christmas/article_70749ede-e7b5-51e8-9ea2-d93a649f7c9c.html

2017 has been a year of exciting performances: Carrigan opened for Boston’s New Age Soul Band “Zili Misik” at the North End Community Picnic. Thanks to Tom Perrotti of Connecting the Beats for this amazing opportunity!

Other 2017 Performances included:

  • Easton’s Beach Idol
  • Cross Point Church Community Events
  • Aquidneck Island Farmer’s Markets
  • Saturday Club and North End Leadership Events
  • Boys & Girls Club Day for Kids Event
  • Park Holm Village Project
  • National Aquidneck Island Police Parade Float and performed the National Anthem at the Parade Opening Dedication
  • Performed the National Anthem and God Bless America for the Cape Cod League Games including the Nationally Televised All Star’s Game
  • Performed the National Anthem for the Portsmouth Little League and Softball League Games
  • Performed God Bless America for the Newport Beach Club Summer Soiree
  • Broadway Street Fair on behalf of Newport Police
  • Carrigan the Singing Witch on the Haunted Train – For NPD
  • Sound track w/Pippa Hanos for Housing Hotline’ s documentaries “Section 8 is Great” and “The Tenant Landlord Relationship”
  • Hey Superstar Hannah Wertens’ Fundraiser – Elks Lodge Newport
  • Boys & Girls Club Teen Center Grand Re-opening – Florence Gray Center
  • Broadway Holiday Walk About 2017
  • Newport Elk’s Lodge Kids’ Holiday Party

Booking For:

  • Weddings
  • Private Parties
  • Memorial Services
  • Special Events and Fund Raisers
  • Local Entertainment and Performance Venues