Franco Center Announces Entertainment Program for 2022-23 Season

The new 2022-23 season of performances and entertainment includes music, magic, illusion, dance and comedy at The Franco Center in Lewiston.

“The diversity of entertainment and events this season includes exceptional artistry to provide customers with unforgettable moments while enjoying live performances with family, friends and colleagues,” said Elaine Roop, CEO. “We are excited to enrich the lives of the people in our community with many types of entertainment. We couldn’t be more excited to bring national and international touring artists to the region.”

Musical shows include the tribute bands Echoes of Floyd (October 8); Runnin’ Down a Dream – Tom Petty Tribute (November 19); and Studio Two – A Beatles Tribute (March 31). December holiday events include the Don Campbell Christmas Concert (December 16); and Sights & Sounds of Christmas (December 17 and 18). Classical concert favorites include Schooner Fare (February 3); and Josee Vachon (March 4).

Franco Center cashier Susan Spellman said, “Personally, I’m thrilled that Schooner Fare is coming to Franco! They’re one of my favorites! Great Maine folk music!”

Other events include “The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron?” Comedy (October 6); magic and illusion with Magic of the Steelgraves (November 12); and Silver Circus (April 8). Fright Night (October 25, 26, and 27) features a walking tour of the Franco Center’s crypt, complete with costumed actors and other creepy props.

Cultural programs include the free Parlez Vous? French conversation club held every other Thursday, and La Rencontre, a Franco heritage event held four times a year with socializing, entertainment and lunch (December 8, March 9 and June 22).

The Franco Center Box Office can be reached at 207-689-2000 and [email protected] Franco Center staff will be on site at 46 Cedar St., Lewiston, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays to assist with ticket purchases during the renovation. The Franco Center has ADA compliant parking and building accessibility. For more information, visit

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