By MO CRANKER on December 2, 2019.
Musician Tom Jackson is making a trip to the Hat this year to perform a showing of the 32nd annual Huron Carole.
Jackson, a longtime musician and activist, will be performing at the Esplanade Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m. and he is asking Hatters to bring food and monetary donations to the Medicine Hat and District Food Bank.
“People can expect Christmas stories and songs – and tomfoolery,” said Jackson.
A number of classic Christmas songs will be on display as well as some of Jackson’s stories he has crafted.
“We have a total of 19 stops on this tour,” he said. “It’s taking us pretty much across the country and our last show is actually on Dec. 24 – it’s worked out really well.”
Jackson says he has enjoyed his years as an entertainer, but his primary focus is on helping people.
“Entertaining is a means to an end for me,” he said. “I love to perform, but for me, helping people is so important.
“Having this platform has allowed me to travel across the country and do my best to help people.”
Jackson’s show in the Hat will help the food bank – each of his shows benefits a local organization in the area he preforms in at that time.
“What we try and do is help social service organizations in communities across our country,” he said. “The need for these organizations is always greater around Christmas, which makes the timing of these shows important.”
Jackson says the show has evolved in the 30-plus years of performing.
“Each year we write a different show,” he said. “Every time we go on the road it’s something different – the cast is ever-changing.”
More information can be found on tomjackson.ca